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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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A.C. Styles – Personal Stylists As a personal stylist with nearly a decade of experience, A.C. Styles CEO and founder Ashley helps her clients to elevate their style, get ready quickly, and feel confident! After 6 years of building her business, 1,000+ clients (not celebs, by the way), and perpetual disappointment with the retail industry, […]

Brand Photos for Personal Stylists

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Camrose Wine Co. – wine photography Wine photography isn’t necessarily my ultimate passion but capturing product photography for a purpose-driven business totally is!  That’s why I absolutely LOVED working with Camrose Wine Co.’s owner, Annemarie, and all the fantastic ladies that made this photoshoot a success! Of course, Annemarie brought the wine, Kat’s Flower Affair supplied the […]

Wine Photography

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Did you know: teachers need branding photos, too! I absolutely loved working with Lily from Educator Forever! At Educator Forever, Lily helps teachers make a difference in education while gaining the flexibility, income, and freedom that jobs inside the classroom just don’t provide. She provides courses and resources for burnt out classroom teachers, and she […]

Educator Forever – Teacher Branding Photoshoot

Lily Jones Education Forever Laying on Floor with Worksheets and Supplies with Hands Over Eyes

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If you’re a service provider, you likely have hundreds of brand photos to choose from, and also no clue about which should and shouldn’t live on your home page.  Or, maybe you’ve not yet booked your first brand shoot, and you’re wondering what photos to include in your shot list. Either way, I’m here to […]

3 Website Photo Ideas for Service Entrepreneurs

interior designer staging a dining room table with a wine glass

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If you run your own coaching business, you probably know that now more than ever, coaches need personal branding photos. Whether you’re a life coach, business coach, social media coach, or health & wellness coach, everyone in this industry can benefit from branding photography. In this blog post, I’ve compiled galleries of some brand photo […]

Brand Photos for Coaches: Ideas and Inspiration

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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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Lisa Mirza Grotts is The Golden Rules Gal, a 23-year authority on etiquette. She dispenses her pearls of wisdom: compassion, consideration, and civility to help her readers and clients deal with business, social, and political situations. As a “new school” etiquette expert, her legacy is to honor traditional rules and meld them with the changing […]

Lisa Grotts – Etiquette Expert and Author Branding Photos

Woman in dark floral dress is holding an open book up to hide her face. She is standing between two artworks with mirrors in the center, the one on her left has the words "etiquette" and "manners" on it.

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Victory is extremely passionate about what she does because she used to be underpaid at her corporate jobs. Turning to side hustles wasn’t a choice, but a necessity. After being laid off from her job and still being able to afford her dream wedding, move countries, and travel, she knew then and there that she […]

Victory Omotayo – Sales Coach Branding Photos

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Brand photos are the face of your business, and they should absolutely be more than just you holding a cute mug that you bought last week at Target. (Even though those photos are super cute!) Over my time as a brand photographer, I’ve had the opportunity to serve all kinds of businesses – from upholstery […]

Brand Photoshoot Inspiration and Ideas

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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 […]

How to plan outfits for your brand photoshoot

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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

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Lightroom Mobile

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