planning your shoot Archives - Emily Kim Photography

Last weekend, I got my own photos done. As in, I was in front of the camera! How the turn tables. *cue Michael Scott GIF* I documented a little bit of the behind-the-scenes process of putting the outfits together over on Instagram, and now I’ve compiled it all into this handy-dandy blog post, just for […]

planning your shoot

September 29, 2020

How to plan outfits for your brand photoshoot

woman wearing a white shirt smiling, there are pink balloons flying around.

I get it. It’s confusing. You’ll hear people screaming from both ends of the ether: “Hire a photographer!! Outsource it! This isn’t your zone of genius, so why are you spending time on it?!” Or, on the flip side… “DIY ALLLLL the way. Don’t hire ANYONE until you absolutely have to, it’s a waste of […]

branding, business tips, planning your shoot

August 5, 2020

When to DIY a brand photoshoot vs. when to hire a branding photographer

Social media coach personal branding session

Woohoo! Your quarterly photoshoot is DONE and you have a huge library of photos to use for the next few months. But…where should you put them? There are so many photos here, and it’s overwhelming! Instagram and social media always seems to be the default place to share your brand photos. You might be thinking, […]

business tips, planning your shoot

May 31, 2020

5 places on your website where you should be using brand photos

Screenshot of Kim Standal's website on her about page.

If you meander over to this Instagram post, I talk a lot about why I almost always recommend renting a studio space for your headshots. In a nutshell, the benefits are: Consistent lighting at any time of day. This is especially important in winter when we have limited daylight available. When shooting indoors, I have […]

for photographers, planning your shoot

March 8, 2020

5 Dream Bay Area Photo Studio Rental Spaces for Creative Headshots

Women lounging in a bedroom wearing clothes from Reclaim.

In this blog post, I’m diving into the details about the difference between branding photoshoots and traditional headshot or portrait sessions.

branding, planning your shoot

March 3, 2020

What is a branding photoshoot?

A woman wearing a bright pink shirt and leopard Spanx. She's in front of a white wall and pulling her hair behind her ears.