Picket Fence Portraits

Upstate , SC


Upstate, SC US 29301 (map)




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Hello beautiful people!

Official Website: picketfenceportraits.webs.com
Blog: http://www.picketfenceportraits.blogspot.com
Also located on MySpace & FaceBook!
I... Read more
Hello beautiful people!

Official Website: picketfenceportraits.webs.com
Blog: http://www.picketfenceportraits.blogspot.com
Also located on MySpace & FaceBook!
I am an on-location, natural light photographer. My style is natural, fun & expressive portraiture without the formal posing. My sessions are fun & relaxed. My goal is to capture the true character of each individual. I'm not going to lie to you, I enjoy photographing fmailies, children & couples more than I do weddings. Weddings are just stressful! BUT if I am hired to photograph a wedding, I put all I do into your special day.

I have been photographing events for about 10 years now. I took photography in high school, as well as being on the yearbook staff. After I graduated high school, I went to college for a few photography classes, and earned two certificates in Photography and Business of Photography. I also worked at Picture People in Westgate Mall (located in Spartanburg, SC) for about 2 years to get experience working with customers. After leaving Picture People, I started photographing events in my spare time. I photographed my first wedding in August of 2007. I do not have a studio, therefore all sessions are on-location. Sessions can be done in your home, yard, local park, or I have various locations to choose from.

My "style" is modern, fun & fresh without the traditional posing. I'm a photojournalist. I specialize in maternity, children, families, and senior grads, but also photograph weddings. When I photograph an event, I do it with raw emotion. I try to put myself into the person's position I'm photographing. What if that were MY child I was photographing? What if I were the mother of the bride I'm photographing? That makes it more personable for me.
I was born on Valentine's Day & I've been love-bitten ever since! I look for the "fairytale" in every way of life. Daydreaming is my specialty. Sometimes, that's how I come up with my best shots. Actually, that's where the idea for the name "Picket Fence Portraits" comes from. Imagine daydreaming about the perfect little house for a perfect family, with the little white picket fence out front. The "picket fence" way of life. Since I can remember, I have committed myself to preserving that love & emotion. An expecting mother. Mother & child. Husband & wife. Just the thought of the love & bond between those loving icons gives me chills! Love is the universal language! It is known around the world.
When you're in love, at times it's sensual, funny, romantic. It can be stupid, but always meaningful. That's how I shoot. Photographs don't have to be the traditional point, smile, shoot method. Show your true self. Your true feelings. The emotion of life itself.

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What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Digital Files
Do you have liability insurance?
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Special techniques are black & white, sepia toning, color selection (black, white & color), slimming effect, skin smoothing, teeth-whitening, skin tanning, blemish-removing, among other techniques!
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Since I am on-location only, I use natural light. I do use a photo software where I am able to add & remove fill lighting if need be.
Is your media preference film or digital?
How many photographers do you work with?
I am the only photographer, however I do have an assistant.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes. You hired me to photograph your event & I guarantee to be there! In the event that there is an extreme emergency, you will receive a FULL refund.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No. I will never book more than one wedding on the same day. When you book your wedding with me, I devote my entire day to your wedding. I may book more than one wedding in a weekend, however.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
No. At the moment, I am the only photographer. later in the year, I will begin training a second photographer.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
My camera with flash, extra lens, tripod, bounce reflector, filters, extra memory cards, batteries.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes. And later in the year I will have a new partner who will also have a camera & equipment.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
With weddings, it's a full day.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
I normally don't charge by the hour, but if the client would rather be charged hourly, the price would be $50/hour after 4 hours.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I usually don't take a break. Depending on how long the event is & the time of day, I may require one meal break provided by the client.
Do you charge for travel?
Weddings & Photo Sessions held within Spartanburg & Greenville Counties are no additional charge for travel, however, travel 30 miles or more outside of Spartanburg County requires a travel fee of $0.50 each additional mile.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
I ask that you allow 2-3 weeks for images to be posted online & available on CD.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Proofs are uploaded online & you are given a CD.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Client is given all professionally edited images on a CD for them to keep.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes, however you are given a CD (copyrights) with your package.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes, this is included in the wedding package.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes within about 2 weeks, usually less.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Hard or soft cover books with photos printed on the pages. Email me for pricing info at pfportraits@yahoo.com
When will the client get the final album?
I ask that you allow 2-3 weeks once the order has been made.


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She did an exceptional job at my wedding the pictures turned out fantastic!!! She is an excellent choice and will make you more than happy with the job she does!!
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Amanda is a great photographer! She did an awesome job shooting our engagements, bridals, and wedding! I would highly recommend her!
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