“More than I could have ever asked for! I am SO HAPPY with my photos”

– Heather Sarmiento

“Amazing! My maternity photos came out beyond perfection! Amanda and her team are a joy to work with!”

-Emily Godfrey Ranch

“I absolutely LOVE my pictures and the entire photo shoot experience! Amanda and her team did such a great job!”

-Jennifer Kruzynski

“Amanda is a superb portrait photographer. She knows what she wants, and will retrieve it out of every single client. You will not be disappointed with her tasteful, consistent portraits appropriate for every occasion.”

-Brooke Rey

 “I gave a gift of maternity portraits to my daughter and son-in-law before they had their first baby. Wow! They were so intimate and beautiful. Capturing a moment that will never come again….priceless. Amanda is a true artist.”

-Denise La Barre Godfrey
“I had a fabulous time during my portrait session at Authentic Portrait. Their makeup artist did beautiful makeup and curled my hair, and they lit and posed me wonderfully. Treat yourself to the experience. It is really worth it.”


-Diana Adams

“I highly recommend the Authentic team. Elizabeth is an outstanding talent – patient, creative, and knowledgeable. Her family portrait session produced the best pictures we’ve ever had, which is impressive given the large size of our family and the grumpiness of our youngest on the day of the shoot.”
-Sam Mudrick

“I LOVED working with Amanda and her team! I needed a photograph for the cover of my debut novel, THE TRUTHFUL STORY, and I was so happy with the results. I ended up using two photographs—one for my book and one to use on my website and author pages in social media. Amanda is a true professional with the gift of being able to make you feel relaxed and comfortable throughout the process. What stands out about Amanda is that she genuinely cares about what this experience and the portrait really mean to you, and she totally immerses herself in what works best for you—the light, the setting, the angles, the atmosphere and mood—and it all shows in her work. Special thanks to Amanda for contributing to one of the biggest events of my life! Can’t wait to come back to Authentic Portrait!”


-Helen Swain Stine


“Authentic Portraits is professional and affordable. Their team is friendly and easy to work with. They also have a VERY quick turnaround with the photos. My company needed head shots done and we’re very happy with the results! Thank you!”


-Susanna Wolf


“Authentic Portraits is fabulous! Amanda is a fantastic photographer. She took care of my daughter’s senior prom and produced gorgeous, unique photos. I have since given copies of her photos as gifts and saved several for myself. My family (spread all over the country) loved receiving portraits of Kaitlyn and Sergio for the holidays. I will definitely be retaining Amanda again for my son’s senior prom next year and for weddings down the road as well. Highly recommended.”


-Marianne Horinko


“Amanda is a total professional.  She snapped the prom pictures for my teenage daughter last year, and they were beautiful.  I ended up purchasing a number of portraits to give as Christmas gifts.  When my son graduates high school next year I plan to engage Amanda once again, and in the future I will rely upon her for college graduation, wedding, and baby photos.  I hope she doesn’t plan on leaving Fairfax anytime soon!”


-Marianne M.


“Our team has used Susannah & Authentic Portrait several times for our professional headshots. We always get so many compliments on the end result, but Susannah also makes the photo shoot – which can be stressful or awkward – really fun and light. I highly recommend Authentic Portrait!”


-Allison Goodhart


“If you’re searching for quality photos with a skillful professional photographer, then Authentic Portrait will give you just that. Amanda is calm, cool, and warm. She will make you feel at ease, and will never look at the clock in hopes of hurrying up the session; she will wait patiently for the right shot and capture it, candidly. Whether you’re doing a head shot, advertisement, or a family session, she is able to capture the right moment and elevate it into something beautiful and sincere.”


-Autumn Rich


“Amanda has photographed many homes for me for real estate and has always done a great job. She takes care to get just the right shots and goes above and beyond to get community photos too. She is very flexible in meeting short turnaround requests and gets the photos out super quickly. I highly recommend Authentic Portrait.”

-Tina Rodgers


“I came in for a portrait session with Amanda and Elizabeth last week, as I needed a new headshot for LinkedIn and for our website. I had a fabulous time! The studio is in a cool location, right in downtown Fairfax next to Mobius Records. The photographers were hilarious and put me right at ease–I’ve never really done any “modelling” before, but they had a myriad of tips and tricks to get my best angles, and they were cracking me up the whole time, so my genuine smile came out. The end-product is magazine-worthy! I couldn’t be happier with my experience or with the resultant photos.”


-Brandon Moon


“Authentic Portrait is a gem of a find! Amanda is truly an amazing artist. Our company commissioned her for a branding photoshoot—stellar results. 🙂 She patiently listened to our wants and needs, held our hand through the step-by-step process, and somehow captured images that I hope last a lifetime. Don’t miss out on what Authentic Portrait can create for you!”


-Bobbie Dean Rittenberry


“I have used Authentic Portrait several times in my real estate business. Amanda is the consummate professional. She’s on time (or early!) and takes beautiful photos. I have recommended Authentic Portrait to several other realtors and will continue to do so.”


-Alyssa Blevins


“Working with Amanda was a pleasure. Her team was there and ready to go when I arrived, not wasting any time. Amanda is just a naturally calm person which I think she transfers into a relaxed you when you are being photographed. Being photographed was (before Amanda) a real chore and something I had put off doing for years. I will be sure to update more often now that I know it can actually be fun and the results so great. It is “you” but “you” captured on a great day. Many thanks to Amanda and her team.”


-Marianne Ramey


“I loved being photographed by Amanda. She is very calm and tells you exactly what you need to do to look your absolute best. Her turn around of images was very fast and the quality superb. I have never felt more beautiful and I absolutely, wholeheartedly recommend her!”


-Anna Bruce


“Amazing Pictures!!! Amanda tells you exactly what you need to do to look awesome in pictures!”


-Heather M. Eisenmann


“Our family has now had multiple sessions with Elizabeth and we will be lifetime customers. She has a truly remarkable way of capturing the personality of us and our children but will bringing us together as a cohesive unit in the group photos. She’s done indoor and outdoor sessions for us and both have been wonderful. She also did engagement photos for a dear friend of ours and knocked it out of the park. She also has a way of making everyone feel comfortable which always makes for better photos. Worth every penny and more.”


-Mark S.