FAQ

If your question is not listed below, please feel free to email Angela: hello@angelavidal.nz

How much does it cost? 

Collections (which includes session fee) start at $499. Please see the 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 2-3 Hours for newborns (to allow for feeds/changes and settling)

When is payment due?

The booking fee (session fee of $149) is required at the time of booking to secure your date, with the balance due at time of order.

Where are you located?

The studio is based in Tawa, and Angela can 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 it is thoroughly recommend you take advantage of one of the talented hair & makeup artists Angela frequently uses 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.

It is also recommend to go out on the town looking gorgeous afterwards!

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

Angela prides herself on her posing skills and techniques.  You can relax and trust her to guide you into flattering poses to make you look your best, naturally.

How long until the photos are ready?

Your images will be ready one- two weeks after 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 Angela 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.  Angela provides a full photography service from beginning to end product and unfinished work is not handed on to others.

How long are the photos kept on file?

Photos are stored on file for one year 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.

Do we get the digital files?

All Collections are digital and all inclusive.  You will receive all the images as high resolution files which are printable up to 20×30 inches.   Add-on products (canvases, framed prints, mounted prints and boxed sets) are available to purchase if you wish.

Can I buy the just the digital photos?

Yes – 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.  Angela also offers a complimentary pre session styling consultation should you need a little extra help selecting your wardrobe or if you would like to try on something from the studio wardrobe.

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 around 7-21 days old.  They are usually nice and sleepy and therefore easier to pose.  The best time to book is while you are pregnant (using your due date for the session date) as bookings are limited to four newborns a month.

Will my photos be published online?

There may be some photos Angela wishes 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?

Please feel free to tag yourself, and share your photos online… Angela only asks that you don’t alter the images or crop out the 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.