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Meet Emily Goldhammer of Emily Goldhammer Photography

Today we’d like to introduce you to Emily Goldhammer.

Emily, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I started shooting when I was young, but really developed a passion for it when I moved to Texas when I was about 21, in 2008. I started shooting weddings, portraits, pretty much anything anyone wanted. I found a great community on Instagram when the app first started, and that launched an entire career in social media management and content curation & creation.

I work for @jjcommunity, helping build the community into the mega-hub it is today, on Instagram. I worked for an ad agency in Dallas, shooting product and social media images, but soon moved into fashion and portrait shoots for bloggers. I have a passion for people and love to shoot portraits, as well as travel photography. I recently went to the UK, England, Scotland & Ireland and fell in love with the people, the scenery, and the culture!

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I definitely struggled to find my personal style, as well as dealing with an incredibly rough few years in my personal life. I actually had to step back from shooting and concentrate on my daughter, after leaving a toxic relationship and learning how to navigate as a single mom. But photography was always there for me, an outlet and a place for me to express myself. When I was ready I jumped right back in and I’m thrilled to see how far I’ve come, against a lot of odds.

Please tell us about Emily Goldhammer Photography.
Emily Goldhammer Photography is photography for everyone and anything. I love people, I love photojournalism, and I love capturing events and people as they are. I specialize in social media marketing, consulting as well as content creation. I really enjoy seeing photography as art, bring people and brands together. I’m also training to become a professional doula, something that I’m very passionate about, and I’m looking forward to marrying the two professions, photography and doula-ing.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My favorite memory from childhood is probably many, many nights sneaking into my big sister’s room to read, and laugh, and play with her after bedtime. She’s amazing and a huge inspiration to me. She’s an artist as well, (@earthenjoy on Instagram) and some of my favorite images are ones I’ve shot of her in her studio.

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