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The simple answer is: If you like our photography, then you should hire us. We love to work with people, who love the type of photography we are doing. We believe that this is the only right reason, why you should hire your photographer. Other reasons for hiring a photographer can lead to misunderstandings, tension or disappointment from the results of the shoot.
Yes, we do. All the files which have been selected through the culling process are corrected by hand and include colour correction, white balance, exposure, clarity, contrast and fill light adjustments before uploading to your online gallery.
Retouching is an additional service.

Standard retouching includes: Removal of facial shine, softening of wrinkles, Simple stray hairs, Skin blemishes, Whitening of teeth and Brightening of eyes, Dodge and burn for light balance

Advanced retouching includes standing retouching plus: Braces removal, Glass glare removal, Face, Hair or Eye swaps, Extended solid background, Solid background replacement or colour change, Basic Liquifying (changing body shape) as requested.
Typically 14 days. If you want to order a 5 business day rush service, it is $275.
The maximum turnaround time is 30 days.
Yes, if you order a sneak peek gallery. Place an order for sneak peek and receive 1-20 colour-corrected images within 5 business days. The minimum order for a sneak peek is $165.
1-20 fully retouched images in 14 days: $275
1-20 fully retouched images in 5 business days: $550
No. We do not offer a same-day or next-day editing service.
The online print store is a way how our work cycle becomes complete without you having to find a solution to how to print digital files on your own.

Ordering prints through your online gallery is a convenient way how to handle all of your printing needs from your home computer chair.

The products in our print store are Australian made and high-quality.

In addition, we offer a premium range of print products - made in Italy - not available in the store. Contact us for more information.
Yes, by default your gallery will show your photographs as mock-up examples of the products available.

For our premium range, we can arrange a face-to-face Zoom consultation or meet in person if you are in Sydney, Australia.
No, raw, unedited files are not available for viewing or purchase.
No. The files which have not been selected are duplicates or near-duplicates, eyes-closed, flash did not fire, a person walked in front of the camera, unflattering images, or out-of-focus images. We will not edit and deliver every exposure taken, only the files that meet our minimum and above standard. Files which are not selected are not archived, therefore aren't available.
Salava Photography is the copyright owner of the images from your event. Subject to the payment of the total price, we will grant you a royalty-free perpetual non-exclusive licence for limited reproduction rights to the images for non-commercial use. You may not retouch or otherwise alter the photographs. Unless specifically agreed between you and us, we may use any images for competitions, advertising, marketing or promotion.
Put your request in writing at the same time as returning our booking form and we will respect your request and revoke our right to use any images from your event in our marketing.
Yes, we love getting to know new places - anywhere! (Travel/Accommodation fees apply)
We both have Full Frame Mirrorless Canon EOS R5 & Canon EOS 5D Mark IV camera bodies and variety of lenses available for every shoot.
No. We are putting 100% effort and passion into one service (photography) rather than splitting our focus in half. We can direct you to our recommended videographer.
Yes. For bookings of 6 hours + we require at least one main meal and a non-alcoholic beverage per photographer.
Yes, our business has Public Liability Insurance. We can provide a copy to your venue on request.
There are many places where a photography permit is required. Without the permit, we can be asked to leave the location or even face a penalty. We will happily organise the permit for you on request however it is your obligation to pay any shooting fees, permits or penalties for your shoot location.
We have been together as a couple since 2012. We have been photographing together since 2017. Business name Salava Photography was registered in July 2018. Rochelle, however, has been connected with photography since her childhood, which you can read here.
To hold your date we need a 30% non-refundable booking fee and a signed copy of our booking form at the same time. A date without a booking fee and signed form are unsecured and open to all client enquiries. The balance payment is due no later than four weeks before the event date to confirm the booking.

We accept the following payment methods:
  • Online Bank Transfer
  • Direct Debit
  • Paypal
  • Credit Card
Yes, we have a 14-day cooling-off period.
We can have Skype or Zoom chat or phone call before you book. We believe that both sides should have a good chance to find out if we are a good fit for each other.
No, we can not replicate another photographer's work. If you like another photographer's style more, that's a great reason to give him a call. We can take inspiration for some shots, however, each photographer is different and two photographs of the same subject taken by two different people will never match.
English is the standard however if you need a Czech speaking photographer in Sydney, Jan will be the person to talk to.

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