Why Amber Photography?
As a professional photographer I offer you Beautiful Photos of your precious moments at a price that you can afford.
I specialize in Luxury Photography Services, Products and Custom Art in Wedding, Engagement and couples, Family, Kids, Graduations, Maternity and Event Photography in San Antonio Tx, and the surrounding areas. My mission is to help you capture and keep those precious moments of your life that you want to remember forever, alive through your photos.
You deserve to have a beautiful memory of your special moments and time with your family and loved ones. Something beautiful that you can revisit, time and time again that will speak of your life story and will last a lifetime.
What you can expect for your investment?
A Professional Photographer
A Fun and Unique Experience
Luxury, Quality Prints, Wall Art and Albums to keep for a lifetime.
Affordable pricing (Our 1 hour Photography Session Package Pricing starts at just $280)
Where are you located? Do you travel?
At the moment I only service the area of San Antonio Tx and its surroundings. Any locations further than 30 miles from San Antonio TX, 78240 would require me to travel and would be an additional travel fee.
Can I book a mini session?
Themed mini sessions are only available on a seasonal basis and are based on the current theme. Availability is on a first come first serve basis.
How many family members can I have for a family session?
Family sessions typically include anywhere from 5 family members all the way up to 20 for an extended family session. If you would like to add more family members or if you have a large family just let me know and I will adjust accordingly.
Do you do events?
I do. For events like birthday parties, sweet sixteen’s, corporate functions, weddings, etc. contact me for special pricing.
The place I want to take my pictures at charges a fee. Am I required to pay for it?
Some locations require permits to be obtained and paid prior to arriving on location to do any kind of photography. I am more than happy to help obtain any permits required. However any required fees are not included in the package price and must be covered by the client.
Is a deposit Required?
A retainer fee (deposit) of half the total of the package desired is required to reserve the time and book. This will go towards the final cost and is non refundable. The remaining balance will be due at least 5 business days before your session or event date.
When will I see my images?
Turn around time to receive your images is roughly anywhere from 1-3 weeks but may take longer, depending on the size of the session or event and the volume of images.
DO I HAVE TO ORDER PRINTS THROUGH YOU?
I am a full service portrait and event photographer. I specialize in delivering a completed product to you in the form of prints, albums, canvas and wall art for your home. Additionally all photography packages include your edited digital images for viewing delivered via a password protected online gallery from which you can download to your mobil device or computer, share on social media and order prints from. Additionally all packages include a print credit, which you can use to purchase any kind of prints, wall art, albums or products that are available directly from your online image gallery store.
CAN I GET THE DIGITALS?
All photography packages include the digital images that are perfect for viewing and sharing online. If you are interested in purchasing the high resolution digital images you are more than welcome to purchase them separately and directly from your online gallery store. Any high resolution image purchased comes with a print release. Contact me for additional information if you have any questions.
FOR HOW LONG WOULD MY ONLINE GALLERY BE AVAILABLE TO ME?
Your online image gallery access will expire 3 months after your event or session date. For any additional prints or products that you desire to purchase after the expiration date of your online image gallery you may contact me.
How do I pay to book my date?
Feel free to contact me to reserve and book your event date.
I am now taking payments through PayPal or Credit Card.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am continually learning and taking classes and courses in all things photography. From the technical to the materials to customer service and business side of things to posing and lighting techniques. Learning never ends. I learned the basics of photography through the San Antonio College photography classes I took and through Southwest School of Arts and Crafts and Landers Photography School as well as Creative Live. I am also a member of the PPA that is constantly doing seminars to enrich and educate the photography community as well as I am currently enrolled at Palo Alto College to further educated myself in Buisness Management.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a photographer?
Look at the photographers style. Make sure that it fits what you want since every photographer is different. Every photographer has a different shooting personality. Make sure the photographer you choose is a professional and that they offer you a contract and the option to buy products like prints and wall art and albums. I would not recommend getting a cheap photographer based on price because the saying rings true. “You get what you pay for”. Don’t just be happy with the digitals, those end up in a hard drive somewhere rarely if ever to be seen again. Have a full service photographer that knows what they are doing and will give you quality and value for your investment. Get a heirloom that will last a lifetime for your family and your kids to have and hold.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
My clients usually reach out to me and we chat on the phone to see if we are a good fit for each other and to get the details of what they want and are looking for. After determining if I can be of service to this particular client I send them my pricing list. If they feel comfortable with the pricing and want to move forward I will at this point send the contract and invoice for the booking fee. After I have received a contract signed and the invoice balance has been paid we schedule the photography session or event. The full balance is due anytime before their session date. The day of the session we have fun posing at the chosen location, try new ideas and just basically make you look your best. Afterwards I will take the images and edit them. 2-3 weeks later I will send the images via an online gallery from which my clients can view, share their images, order prints, wall art and albums or books directly from. If clients wish we can do a zoom or in person meeting for me to assist with ordering prints and products. At this point if their package includes a photo book or album I will ask the client to choose their favorite photos for their album and this is when I start designing their photo book or album. When the design for their album is completed I then send them their photo book design for approval or if they want to change any details. When the design is approved it is then sent out to print. The album or photo book is then shipped to their homes directly along with any prints that they might have ordered. At this point my photography services are complete.