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.
We provide 80 full-size JPG files per hour for weddings and events and 50 full-size JPG files per hour for portrait sessions. You will also receive a black and white copy. Those files are suitable for printing.
We guarantee your images will be ready within 30 days, however, we are usually faster, typically around 14 days. If you need your images in a rush we have a 3 or 5 business day rush service option.
As much as we would love to do this for you, quality work takes time. We cull and edit the files in order of dates when photographed. The only exception is clients who choose our rush service options. In this case, we prioritise our diary and work odd hours to ensure the rush order is ready in time.
Yes, standard retouching is included in all our packages however advanced retouching is quoted separately based on time. Not everybody requires advanced retouching as our standard edit looks great. After you receive your colour corrected files with our standard retouching you can choose to elevate any images further. Everybody has a different expectation when it comes to retouching. This difference also means a different amount of time required for retouching based on personal requests. Therefore we prefer to deliver the same standard and quality images to each client and work with advanced retouching requests separately quoted based on time.
No, raw files are not available for viewing or purchase.
No, absolutely not.
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 unlimited 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.
Yes, we love getting to know new places - anywhere! (Travel/Accommodation fees apply)
No. We are not good at doing videos. We are putting 100% effort and passion in one service (photography) rather than split our focus in half. We can direct you to our recommended videographer.
No, a discount to one client would be unfair to the others. We want to be fair.
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 secure us for your preferred 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.
Yes, we have a 14-day cooling-off period.
We can have a phone call, Skype or Zoom chat before you book - either way, we never accept a booking without speaking first. 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.
We used to be active on social media however we realized that we prefer to spend our time elsewhere. Don't worry we are there for you and our response rate to emails and phone calls is high.
English is the standard however if you need Czech speaking photographer in Sydney, Jan will be the person to talk to.