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I’m Emily, and I’m a brand photographer for passionate small business owners who are ready to scale and want to stand out online as local industry leaders.

I, my (dog) daughter, and my fiancé are based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here at Emily Kim Photography, I provide creative, strategic marketing imagery that are in line with your business goals.

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Do you ever get off the phone with a potential new client and think to yourself: “Wow, they are a dream, I hope I get to work with them! 🥺” Well, that’s exactly what happened to me when I got off my first phone call with Naree from Nari Jewelry! I’ve had the honor of […]

Nari Jewelry

a Bahai ring on a white floral stem.

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As the owner of a product brand, you have a plethora of products to show off, and likely a good amount of beautiful imagery to do so. So how on earth are you supposed to choose which photos to use on your website home page?! For your product brand, the issue of choosing the right […]

Website Photo Ideas for Product Brands

detail shot of a gold bahai ring on a piece of dried grass

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If you own a product brand, then I don’t have to tell you the importance of creating holiday-specific content. It’s especially important if you know your customers love that holiday. For La Bella, we know all of her people love Valentine’s Day, so we planned an entire Valentine’s Day product photoshoot! If you have a […]

Valentine’s Day photos for La Bella

flat lay of pastel neoprene headbands. there is a tic tac toe board and the pieces are arranged to say "XOXO"

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It’s always such a joy to work with brands that I love and use, and Earthside Candles is no exception! This is my second photoshoot with Mariana. For this one, we went all-in on photographing her winter and holiday scents. For her Christmas product photoshoot, we designed a couple of Christmas sets at my studio, […]

Earthside Candle Co – Christmas Product Photoshoot

Candles in front of Christmas tree.

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Man oh man, was this the shoot of my dreams, or what? If you know me, you know that I wear headbands. A lot. I wear a lot of headbands, a lot of the time. So, when Laura from La Bella reached out to me to photograph her headbands, I may or may not have screamed in […]

La Bella Shop – Christmas and Holiday Product Photography for Headbands

Woman beside the Christmas tree holding two pink giftboxes with silver ribbon at the top In front of her face. She's wearing white dress and green headband

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SAMMEE was such a fun brand to work with! This was a dual photo + video lifestyle product shoot with my friend and colleague, Dave, from Inspired By Studio. SAMMEE has a few different product lines. For this photoshoot, we worked with their powder-based boba kits. Our goal for this photoshoot was to showcase the […]

SAMMEE – Lifestyle Product Photography

flatlay image of a matcha green milk tea in a clear glass with a block of ice and a straw, The Boba Kit box behind it, a saucer of boba beside the glass in front of the box, and SAMMEE milk tea powders, with one of them open and has a serving spoon in it, on the other side of the glass.

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Yet another #shelterinplacesession hitting the blog today! Although we had originally planned to do a personal branding photoshoot in her in-home studio, I’m so glad we were still able to have this creative painting photoshoot for her spring collection entitled As Above So Below. I mean, come on. How beautiful is her work? 🌊 Christie […]

Swell Anchor Studio Spring Collection: “As Above So Below”

"Let's Tell Healing Stories" cards scattered about. The cover card is elevated above the scattered cards.

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When you walk into The Beauty Resort, all you can say is “wow.” I mean, LOOK at how perfectly styled and on-brand everything is – pink and pineapple everywhere! When Stacey designed The Beauty Resort, her goal was to create a luxurious beauty stay-cation. Folks, she does NOT disappoint. When you take your first step […]

The Beauty Resort – Hair Salon Branding Photos

hanging chair with peach cushions. there's a leaf mural on the wall behind the chair.

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I’m Emily, and I’m a brand photographer for passionate small business owners who are ready to scale and want to stand out online as local industry leaders.

I, my (dog) daughter, and my fiancé are based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here at Emily Kim Photography, I provide creative, strategic marketing imagery that are in line with your business goals.

tell me more...

crowd faves

on the blog

Color Psychology for Photoshoots

5 Dream Bay Area Studio Rentals for Your Next Shoot

5 Tips for Optimizing Images on Your Website

How to Plan Outfits for Your Brand Photoshoot

goodies you'll love

Access My Free Resource Library

Branded Stock Photography at the EK Stock Shop

Free Preset for
Lightroom Mobile

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