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Amsterdam Family Photographer Emily Fonseca

My name is Emily, I’m from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For 5+ years, I've been into Family and Wedding Photography in The Netherlands.

Until my 18s, I danced for 12 years, spent 6 in acting classes, and learned how to play drums but somehow I ended up graduating in pharmacy. But I have NEVER been a routine person, and there was always something in my head telling me I was doing the wrong choice living a "9-5 career". Guess what? I was right! I love being a photographer!

Photographer, vegetarian, lover of potatoes and irony.

I grew up having lots of memories recorded in VHS and Photography Albums. I remember being the girl with an analog camera on school days and then so curious to develop those images of my friends and activities. That was so cool to me.

In December 2015, I've got my first professional camera. 2 months later I did my first photoshoot, and I was so excited with that! The curiosity on how to direct people and use the correct lighting somehow felt like I should keep doing that. After that, I started working with Family, Events and Boudoir sessions on the weekends.

In 2017, I've graduated in Pharmacy and me and my husband moved to The Netherlands with our 2 cats. Was like a fresh start, where I should make a decision about my future job here, and I chose Photography.

Definitely, it's not easy to grow a business being an expat in a country that is so different than what you're used to. But I embraced the challenge and I can say that I really love what I do. With photography, I'm always meeting new people every week and getting to know different cultures, cities, and stories. All sessions are unique, and this is what motivates me the most.

a little bit of my story

Emily Fonseca - Framed by Emily


By Mamas Amsterdam, 2018

The Amsterdam Mamas Recommend awards shine a spotlight on the best family activities, events, and services in the city for all budgets, ages, and interests. Nominated by parents, voted for by parents.


Couple Portraits in 2022 V02

This portrait of Marina + Ingmar was chosen to be published in the gallery of Couple Portraits.


Photo Vogue Italy

Since 2021, I've had several photos selected for Photo Vogue's Platform. Click here to check my portfolio.

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EMILY @ 2022