Q and A

Amanda Hamborg Photography

Amanda Hamborg Photography


What products do you use?

I use a variety of products in my kit. In addition to OCC airbrush foundation, I carry RCMA foundations as another option for my brides. Some of my favorite brands include MAC, Le Maquillage Professional, Senna, Laura Mercier, Makeup Forever, OCC, LORAC, Smashbox, Ben Nye, La Femme, NYX, MUD, Aveda, Urban Decay, and Benefit. I also have a few drugstore favorites in my kit. 

Do you offer hair services?

I do offer hair services, in addition to makeup services. Please see the pricing page for package details.

How long does a typical application take?

Most bridal and special event makeup applications take approximately 60 minutes. Bridesmaid makeup applications take approximately 30 minutes. Bridal hair styling takes approximately 60 minutes. Bridesmaid hairstyling takes approximately 45 minutes. I will be happy to help you create a timeline for hair and makeup for your wedding day or to work with your planner on one. 

When should I do my makeup or hair triaL?

I recommend scheduling the trial no sooner than one month before the wedding. 

How long does the trial last?

The bridal run-through makeup application and updo take approximately 1 hour each. That being said, we will take as long as necessary to ensure you are pleased with your look and have peace of mind when you leave. Please note that during certain times of the year, my availability to hold trials on the weekend will be limited due to a high volume of bookings.

What should I bring to my trial run?

I love for brides to bring in inspiration for me. Anything that helps me to understand your vision for your wedding is helpful. It is also a great idea to wear white to your trial so that you can have an idea of how your makeup will translate with your dress. Please also feel free to add me to your Pinterest board via my Pinterest account. Other than that, all that is required is your pretty face! 


Most tattoos and scars can be visibly covered and/or muted for an additional cost. Please contact me for more information.

Do you require a deposit and contract?

I do require a deposit and signed agreement for weddings. The deposit is applied towards your final balance. Please contact me for more information.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Accepted forms of payment are cash, check, Venmo and Paypal.

Do you accept gratuity?

Gratuity is graciously appreciated and accepted. 

How far in advance should I book my services?

I recommend that you reserve your date as far in advance as possible. I am booked out for wedding dates over a year from now, and I book more every day. It's never too soon! Please contact me for my availability.