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Portrait Photography Pricing

How much does portrait photography cost? Find the answer and details below.

Chat before you book

Choosing a portrait photographer is not easy. To boost your confidence and ensure that we are the right photographers for you, we invite you to schedule an obligation-free Zoom meeting. This will give you a chance to meet us face-to-face, discuss your plans in detail and see if our personalities are going to fit in with yours and your family.

Communication is an important aspect of a photographer/client relationship. It is beneficial for you to know that you have a good connection with your photographer from the start.

As the outcome of this Zoom meeting, you will be well informed about what to expect if you choose to move forward with us.

Pay only for what you need

Affordable portrait photography should make you feel certain that you are getting high value for the price you are paying.

What do you value in portrait photography? Every session is unique and each family has different needs. We do not want you to have any regrets.

You choose the number of hours you need us for. You choose if you need your images only in form of digital files or if you want an album or to print them.

We understand how important it is to get an idea of portrait photography prices in the early stages of planning without committing to a meeting or phone call. We are transparent and our prices are always updated on our website.

Hyde Park Sydney Portrait

Portrait Photography Pricing


  • Two photographers (Jan and Rochelle)
  • Approx. 100 full-size digital images per hour
  • A black & white digital copy
  • An online pre-session consultation
  • 12-month online gallery/print store access
  • 1-hour on-road travel from Sydney CBD
  • Typical 30-day turnaround time
  • Delivery via Dropbox

1 hour$500 + GST
1.5 hours
$750 + GST
2 hours$1000 + GST
3 hours$1500 + GST


$500 + GST per hour

Optional Add Ons

*Our portrait pricing applies to all sessions including proposals, engagements, maternity, newborn, family, boudoir, headshots and pet photography.

*Prices and services may change without notice.

NSW Destination Travel

For locations 1 hour + outside of Sydney CBD travel fees apply:

  • $50 + GST per hour for every hour on the road.
  • $250 + GST per night accommodation allowance for locations 2 hours + outside of Sydney CBD.

Last Minute Bookings

Do you need a portrait photographer last minute? It happens, we understand it.

Your date may change due to personal reasons. Photographers can cancel for various reasons such as getting ill, family commitments, personal reasons, duplicate bookings due to poor client management or unfortunately, some photographers may cancel on smaller bookings to accept a larger booking for your portrait session date. We appreciate how stressful it is to be left stranded with nowhere to turn when you thought everything was organized.

You can always try your luck with us and give us a call. We obviously can't guarantee we will be available however if we are, all we need is 24 hours' notice and time to discuss the details of your portrait session so that we do not shoot blindly, payment in full and a signed booking form.

When you choose Salava Photography you choose Jan & Rochelle to be your photographers.

We take pride in the photography we do and for that reason, we never send anybody else to take pictures on our behalf.

There are companies, which will send to you their contract workers to take pictures on behalf of that company, but that's not us. We always work together and we will always be the ones you will see taking pictures at your portrait session.
The final selection of the images from your portrait session is our responsibility. We aim to show you the best out of your portrait session therefore not every image taken can be selected.

No photographer in the world can take a perfect photo every time he presses the camera trigger. We all make mistakes, we all shake, and we all are testing if a certain idea will work or not. People are blinking their eyes and all subjects in our environment can act unpredictably and ruin our photo idea.

For all those reasons we do the final selection to make sure that all selected images are our minimum and above technical and artistic standards. Images that don't meet our standards are not selected. Those are mostly duplicates or near-duplicates, unflattering images, closed eyes images or out-of-focus images.

The judgement of photographs is subjective and therefore each person may have a different opinion on the image selection. The final selection will represent us, therefore it is at our discretion to choose those photographs and show you the best out of our work.
We accept the following payment methods:

  • Online Bank Transfer
  • Direct Debit
  • Paypal
  • Credit Card
After you pay the deposit for your portrait photography you have 14 days where you can change your mind and ask for your money back with no strings attached.

Do you have more questions? Here are the answers.

How to book

Zoom chat

A Zoom call is a great opportunity to decide if we are a good match. We will discuss your portrait session plans in detail and create a personalised quote and coverage guide for you.

Secure your date

To secure your portrait session date in our calendar we need a 30% non-refundable booking fee and a signed copy of our booking form at the same time.

Pre-session online consultation

Closer to the date, we will check in with you again to go through your session day thoroughly to make any amendments, answer any questions and finalise the details for your booking.

Booking confirmation

The balance payment is due 4 weeks before your portrait session to confirm the booking.

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