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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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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

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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

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Abby Young is a local Bay Area and Los Altos-based personal stylist and image consultant and CEO of Abby Young Styling. She is a certified fashion stylist from the Fashion Stylist Institute, has her Master’s Degree, and is certified in color analysis. You can find her on Instagram @abbyyoungstyling or on her website abbyyoungstyling.com. As […]

Color Psychology For Photoshoots

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If you’ve ever thought, “how the HECK do I do my makeup for a photoshoot?!” — Don’t fret! You are most certainly not alone. This is one of the very first questions I get asked when I am onboarding new brand photoshoot clients. I mean…where do we begin? Do you book a makeup artist? Do […]

Brand Photoshoot Makeup Guide

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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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Last updated: July 2021 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 […]

5 Dream Bay Area Photo Studio Rental Spaces for Creative Headshots

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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...

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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

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Access My Free Resource Library

Branded Stock Photography at the EK Stock Shop

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