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Meet Heather Golphin of The Major Image in Beverly Hills

Today we’d like to introduce you to Heather Golphin.

Heather, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’ve been a lover of fashion, music and the arts for as long as I can remember. In high school, I had the most insane fashion “library” which was almost ten years worth of every Vogue, Elle, and Harper’s Bizarre issue. In college I discovered I was really good at producing fashion shows and had the opportunity to intern at tons of design houses and CFDA, which meant I got to go to NY Fashion Week. Goals!

When I first moved to LA, my first job was with a high-end jewelry company. I was responsible for all digital marketing, editorial press and product photography. Fast forward a few years, and a few nonphotography jobs, I found out that my then photography mentor, had sadly passed away. The more I thought back on the days we spent playing around with cameras and lighting and props, I realized it never felt like work. It was also a pretty crappy time in my life, and photography was one of the few things I looked forward to. A few days after that, I went to Samy’s and bought a camera and I’ve been loving and working in photography since.

Photography for me has been an adventure of exploring all my passions at once.

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?
Smooth? Ha! Seriously though, since I’ve been freelancing full time, I’ve been so happy and engaged in growing as a photographer, that the obstacles and challenges have barely caught my attention. The way I see it is, there’s always gonna be obstacles in life… so do what you love.

Please tell us about The Major Image.
I am known for my stylish and slightly eclectic photoshoots in places wayyyyy off the beaten path. My imagination definitely sets me apart from others. I can find inspiration and ideas in the most dull things. I also have insane vivid dreams every night, they have been the “thing” I’ve been trying to recreate in a number of my events and pictures. What I am most proud about my company is that it even exists! Stepping away from a consistent paycheck to build your own business from the ground up takes a lot of courage, strength, and self-awareness.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
Flipping my toy ironing board upside and driving it like a race car.

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1 Comment

  1. Janet

    October 14, 2019 at 21:45

    Loved this interview!!

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