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Engagement Photographers

Are you engaged - looking for a photographer to document your love commitment? We are Sydney engagement photographers, ready to capture your first official steps leading to your wedding day.

Engagement Photography

Getting engaged is an official announcement of the intention to marry. I climbed on top of the Harbour Bridge to make our relationship with Rochelle official back in the day.

Your engagement is a big deal - for that reason, it deserves to be documented by a photographer and shared with family and friends.

Chat before you book

Choosing an engagement 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.

Who are we?

We are Rochelle & Jan - two photographers who will photograph your engagement session. We never delegate our responsibility of taking photos to anybody else. We are a family business and we love to document how others are becoming one entity.

Benefits of hiring a photographer for engagement

Using a professional photographer for your engagement has benefits.

  • photography is taken care of - you can focus on enjoying the special moments between you and your partner without the stress of documenting the occasion for your family & friends
  • you can experience as a couple how you feel together in front of the camera before your wedding.
  • if you enjoy your photography experience with us as your engagement photographers and you like your engagement photos, you have just saved yourself the headache of looking for your wedding photographer.

How much does engagement photography cost?

Everybody has different needs. Our engagement pricing is structured in a way that allows you to find the right solution for you.

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 to print them.

Not everybody wants to print their engagement photos - we understand - but if you do, we can promise you the best printing solution we have been able to find

Engagement 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

  • Albums
  • Wall Art
  • High-quality prints
  • Retouching

  • *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.

    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 engagement session.
    The final selection of the images from your engagement is our responsibility. We aim to show you the best out of your engagement 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 engagement session you have 14 days where you can change your mind and ask for your money back with no strings attached.

    Looking for an engagement photographer?

    How to book

    Zoom chat

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

    Secure your date

    To secure your engagement 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 engagement 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 engagement session to confirm the booking.

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