FAQ

If your question is not listed below, please feel free to email me at hello@angelavidal.nz – I’m always happy to help!

How much does it cost? 

Collections (which includes session fee) start at $399. Please see my Pricing page for full details.  Mounted Prints, Framed Prints, and Canvases are also available to add on.

How long is a session?

It depends on the session type, but around 30-45 minutes for younger children, one hour for maternity, and around 2 Hours+ for newborns (to allow for feeds/changes and settling)

When is payment due?

The booking fee (retainer) is required at the time of booking to secure your date, with the balance due at time of order.

Where are you located?

My studio is based in Tawa, but I’m happy to travel for on location photography within the Wellington region – but a travel fee will apply.

What is your availability?

Sessions are currently only available on Saturdays, with bookings usually a month or two in advance so it pays not to leave it to the last minute to avoid disappointment.

Should I get a makeover for the photo shoot?

Yes!  A portrait session is not something you do every day so I thoroughly recommend taking advantage of one of the talented hair & makeup artists I frequently use to make you look your most fabulous for the shoot.  Simply add it on as an option (for either hair, makeup or both) when booking in your session.

I also recommend going out on the town looking gorgeous afterwards!

I am nervous and have no idea how to pose – can you still get good photos?

Fear not – you won’t be a stunned possum in front of the camera!  You can relax and trust me to guide you into poses to make you look your best.

 

How long until the photos are ready to view?

An in-person viewing appointment is usually scheduled within two weeks of your session.

Do you edit the photos?

Absolutely!  No photo leaves the studio unedited.  All photos have basic editing done such as colour correction, eye enhancement and light blemish removal.  For more extensive editing it is best to discuss at your pre or post session consultation.  As a rule I will not alter features that are distinctly ‘you’ unless asked to (birthmarks etc).  Additional charges apply for more extensive editing.

Can I have the RAW files and edit myself?

No.  I provide a full photography service from beginning to end product and I don’t hand over unfinished work to others.

How long are the photos kept on file?

Photos are stored on file for one month so you may order more from your session if you wish – however once you receive your digital files it is your responsibility to back them up.

Can we get the digital files?

All Collections are based on differing high resolution digital image amounts, all of which are printable to 20×30 inches.   Add on products come with the matching digital image (size etc) if not purchased as part of a Collection.

 

Can I buy the just the digital photos?

All Collections are digital and product add on is optional.

What should I wear for my portrait session?

Once you are booked in you will be sent information on how to look your best.  I also offer a complimentary pre session styling consultation should you need a little extra help selecting your wardrobe or if you would like to try on studio gowns etc.

I want to do a maternity session – when is the best time for this?

The best time is when around 30-35 weeks.  But really it comes down to whatever works for you.

I want to have newborn photos – when is the best time for this?

Newborns are best photographed before two weeks of age, and ideally between 5-10 days old.  They still sleep a lot and are easier to pose at this time.  I recommend booking newborn before baby arrives to ensure you don’t miss out.

Will my photos be published online?

There may be some photos I wish to upload to the website or Facebook page, but full names are never disclosed for privacy reasons.  An Agreement for Photography is signed prior to the shoot so you know how the photos may be used, but requests for specific photos not to be published will be honoured.

Can I share the photos online?

Absolutely!  Please feel free to tag yourself, and share your photos online (more people get to see my work that way!)  I only ask that you don’t alter the images or crop out my logo so others can contact me.

Do you do specials or deals?

Yes – follow Angela Vidal Photography on Facebook to keep up to date with special offers and giveaways.

Do you photograph weddings?

No, I’m strictly portrait.