FAQ – What you need to know about working with Nikki Astwood Creative

We often get asked about how our process works and what we need from you to create your beautiful images, here we will answer those questions.  We aim to make the process as simple as possible so hopefully the below info will iron out any queries you may have.  If there is something that we have missed by all means get in touch and we will be happy to help.


How do I get started?

The best place to find all the initial information you need is our website, here you can view all our services, gallery, testimonials and loads more.  If you would like us to put together a quote for your project please contact us and we will arrange to have a conversation about your requirements. We will need to get you booked in for a date that suits both, to confirm your booking we require a 50% deposit, you will then you will be asked to complete our client brief.  After that we iron out the finer details, we create a mood board and shot list for your shoot so we can make sur we are on the same page, you send your product and we get started with your images.

Do I need to make a booking?

Yes definitely!  We are often booked up weeks in advance so if you need your images for a specific date or event then it is best to get in early to avoid disappointment and wait times.  It is not often that we have the capacity to be able to complete work at short notice so it is always a good idea to book your spot. Please also be aware that if you need to change your booking date at the last minute, we may not be able to accommodate you with a new date immediately.

We want to leave the concept creation for this shoot up to Nikki Astwood Creative, is that ok?

Yes of course! We love to create concepts but we do need some help from you. Any information you can give us in the brief will be essential to us creating a look that you love. Inspiration images are super helpful and since I am a visual person this gives us a visual idea of your direction. We are happy to help choose colour palettes, props and all the other details that go into creating your images.


I am not based in Wellington; can we still work together?

Yes of course, we can work with products from any location.  If you can send them, we can style them. We do ask that products be delivered at least 2 weeks before the shoot date and if you need them returned that you include either a return freight label or arrange for collection once we confirm we have everything packed up.

Will you travel to my place of work for a shoot?

We are more than happy to travel to your location if that is easier for you.  If this is something that you would like to do please get in touch so we can discuss the details.  We would prefer to visit the location prior to the shoot and have worked with you to create a shot list for the day.  Hourly rates and travel costs apply.

What is the cost of your product styling service?

The pricing for our services is different for every client and very much depends on what level of work you are looking to get done. The cost for our work is based on the time that we spend working on your project from initial contact to final image delivery and also the value that our work brings to your business. We are happy to send you a quote with some pricing for your particular requirements. You can read more about how our services here or contact is for a quote here

Does the pricing in your quote include GST?

Yes, all pricing sent through in your quote is inclusive of GST.

**Food Photography and styling for Dog Town Mustard

Are props included in the price and if not how much extra will I be charged?

I have a petty good collection of props that I update on a regular basis so you will have access to these props for your shoot.  If you require something more specific for your images that I don’t have then I can purchase it and add the cost to your final invoice.  If you have items that you would like included in the images then you are also welcome to send those for us to use.  Extra costs do apply when I need to purchase fresh flowers (which is most of the time) or food items/ingredients, paint custom backdrops or if your images require set building or extensive styling. 

How long before I receive my images?

This depends on how many images you are booked in for but as a general rule I work to the following time frames, this includes final edits, retouching and delivery of your images:

10 images: 2 weeks

15 images: 3 weeks

20 images: 4 weeks

Do I have to tag Revised Edition in the images that I post on social media?

If you would like to share the love and tag us then of course we would appreciate that very much but it is totally up to you.

Can we be there on the day of the shoot?

Yes, if you would like to come to our studio on the day of your shoot you are most welcome. Please keep in mind that we do work in a small space so while you are welcome to check in on progress I would ask that you give me space to be able to complete the work to the best of my ability.

Have we missed anything?  If you have a burning question let us know so we can update this blog.  I hope this info has been helpful.


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