Amanda Berry Photography
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the booking process and do you travel?
After filling out my contact form and determining if the date is available still, we chat a little to see if we’d be a good fit. Once we talk details, I send over a contract for you to sign along with an invoice. There is a retainer due at booking to hold your post. This fee covers all communications, planning and taking the date off the calendar so I turn other clients away. Because of this, the retainer is non-refundable. Weddings are a 30% retainer and all other session types 50% retainer amount. The retainer is not a separate fee and comes out of the session cost.
Yes! I service all of Virginia and DC. I do charge a small travel fee for sessions outside of a particular distance from my studio.
Do you have a studio?
I do have a very small (but mighty) studio that is equipped with dresses, props, outfits, backdrops, etc.
I am able to accommodate most session types out of it with no issue and my clients always gush at how cute and cozy it is.
However, it is not a full-blown studio therefore I do not have a kitchen or bathroom yet. I do provide snacks and drinks and have a coffee bar for clients. I also have a couch, blankets, many outlets for entertainment.
Do you work alone?
I work alone for all session types except wedding. I do hire a second shooter for a few hours, for two of the packages, to help me. If a client wants a second shooter for longer or for a different session, there is an additional fee.