Frequently Asked Questions
When should I have a newborn session done?
Between 1-3 weeks after birth is ideal to get those beautiful sleepy shots, however I can do sessions after this and will work with your baby's flow as to the kinds of poses your baby tolerates.
When should I book for my newborn session?
Anytime from 12 weeks on wards. I make a tentative booking around a week after your due date and you will contact me once you've had your baby to confirm a time and date.
When should I have a sitter session done?
Between 6-12 months old, once your baby is able to sit independently and before they can walk. A sitter session is great for those parents who missed out on a newborn session as your baby is sitting, smiling and easy to attract their attention.
When should I have a maternity session done?
Between 32-36 weeks
Do you require a deposit?
A $100 deposit is required to secure your booking.
What is the booking process?
Once i receive your inquiry, I will send via email a photography session agreement with an invoice with payment details to pay your deposit of $100. Once I receive the deposit, your session is confirmed. Please note, a date will only be set until you have paid your deposit. About a week or two prior to your session, I will send through a guide that will help your prepare for your session.
When do I pay the balance?
The remaining balance of the session fee is due on the day of Client’s photography session and is payable before shooting begins in cash or electronic funds transfer. Electronic funds transfer can be completed earlier so there is less for you to worry about on the day.
Where does the session take place?
Photography sessions take place in my home studio in Clyde North, unless you are having an on location session.
How long does my session take?
Newborn/Sitter sessions take between 1-3 hours depending on your baby's needs and allows time for feeding and nappy changes. Maternity sessions are 1-2 hours.
What is included in your price?
The fee covers the time and talent of the photographer, professional retouching and editing of images as deemed required by the photographer and a viewing gallery of your images from which clients select their images.
Do you have insurance?
Yes, I am fully insured with RACV Business insurance.
How long before I can see my photos?
You will be able to view a "sneak peek" on the WendyAstrid Photography facebook page within 3 days of your shoot of a favourite shot(s) from the session. Your viewing gallery of unedited photos will be ready within 2 weeks of the session and you will have 2 weeks to choose your photos. I will then have your final edited images ready within 3 weeks, You receive an email to view and download your digital photos online. If you would like your images on a personalised USB stick an additional fee of $20 applies. This can be posted via mail or picked up from the studio.
Will my purchased images be watermarked?
The images in your viewing gallery will be watermarked, but the images you purchase will not be watermarked.
Can I buy additional images?
Yes, they are $35 each or 10 for $300
Do you offer printing of images?
I currently do not offer this service, however I advise you print your images at a professional printing laboratory such as Ted's Cameras as the quality is worth the extra money.
What if I need to reschedule/cancel?
If an illness or situation prevents a photo session from taking place, client may reschedule their session at least 24 hours prior to their shoot without penalty. Should client fail to give 24 hours notice or decide to completely cancel the shoot, this session fee is forfeited and will not be refunded.
Can I bring other children or family members/friends to the session?
Only bring other children if they are participating in the shoot and please bring dad or another adult which is able to take them home/to the park once their photos are finished as this can cause distraction and affect the session making your baby unsettled. My studio is small and therefore, only those having photos taken are to attend.