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If you're in Sydney, Australia and you're looking for a proposal photographer, we're a great choice.

We have a plan for your proposal

Your secret is safe with us

Who will do your proposal photography?

When to propose for the best photography result?

Where to propose?

Why choose us?

How much does proposal photography cost?

Your proposal session inclusions


We don't send someone else to photograph your proposal

Image selection

Payment methods

Next steps

We know how to help you plan your surprise and make sure we capture this pivotal moment through our cameras.

"Rochelle and Jan are incredible! They were so fun and made having a photoshoot (which would normally make us so nervous) much more relaxed! They endured freezing cold weather, rain and running water to get our perfect shots! Highly recommended !!!! Thanks so much for our perfect photo shoot!!"


We have a plan for your proposal

Your proposal may be your first and last in your life but not first or last for us. Don't worry we have a plan which was tested many times before your proposal - without fail.

Your secret is safe with us

When you tell us about the surprise you are planning for your partner we keep that only between us. We do communicate carefully about your upcoming session to prevent an unwanted breach of the secret.

Who will do your proposal photography?

You may think for "safety reasons" that proposal photography is a gig for one photographer only. We are always working together.

Our way of doing a proposal photography session allows us to work together without increasing the risk that your surprise proposal will no longer be a surprise. How do we do it? Schedule an obligation-free phone call to find out.

Left knee. That's the proper way how real knights would kneel, and show respect, deference, and surrender. However, if you decide to kneel down on the right knee by choice or just by accident it may be your way of showing that you are less traditional (or just stressed).
Be yourself. There is full internet of example sentences designed to help you when proposing. But the person who you are proposing to knows who you are. It is nothing wrong with finding inspiration but it is also nothing worse than getting lost in a sentence that is too long to remember at the moment when you may be so nervous. Take inspiration if you need to but talk like yourself. Your partner likes you for who you are.

Proposal on a Boat

When to propose the best photography result?

Unless the time of day for your proposal has special meaning to you as a couple, the best light for photography is in general (in the clear sky weather day) in the morning - before is the sun too bright and harsh or late in the afternoon before the sunset.

Where to propose?

The place for your proposal is a personal choice, however, we recommend planning the spot for your proposal with advice from your photographers. Do they have enough space to capture the scene of the proposal without interrupting you? Is the spot easy to access? Will they fall off a cliff?

Why choose us?

The right photographer has to be somebody who you will feel good to have around in such an emotional moment as a proposal. If you find that special connection with us great.

What more do we do to make your experience special? We offer our high-quality print products. You can order an album (an example is here), wall art or framed matted prints. We want you to have the most beautiful tangible gift from your proposal.

But - the main reason to book us is the fact that we care. Nothing else is above that even though it sounds like a cliche. Call us and find out yourself.

Would definitely recommend them for your proposal/engagement or wedding. Rochelle and Jan captured our proposal. They both worked incredibly hard to ensure everyone was on the same page with what the plan was and provided suggestions on how to make it even more special. - Josh Wooldridge

How much does proposal photography cost?

Pay only for what you need

Everybody has different needs. Our proposal photography 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 proposal photos - we understand - but if you do, we can promise you the best printing solution we have been able to find.

Proposal Photography Pricing

Always Includes

  • Delivery via Dropbox within 30 days
Photography Coverage Price (includes GST)
1 hour $750
1.5 hour $1000
2 hours $1250
3 hours $1750

Additional Hours

$550 per hour + 100 images

$275 per 30 minutes + 50 images

Add Ons

  • Albums
  • Wall Art
  • High-quality prints
  • Retouching
  • Sneak peek gallery: receive 20 colour-corrected images within 5 business days: $165

  • Yes, you can - provided that we don't have another booking or commitment after your proposal. Therefore is always best to plan ahead with a time schedule in mind for everything you want to have covered in your session and allow room for any unforeseen circumstances.

    *Prices and services may change without notice.

    NSW Destination Sessions (includes GST)

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

    • $55 per hour for every hour on the road.
    • $275 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 proposal.
    The final selection of the images from your proposal is our responsibility. We aim to show you the best out of your proposal 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, 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 standard. 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 proposal photography you have 14 days where you can change your mind and ask for your money back with no strings attached.

    Is the right time to propose?

    What will happen next?

    Phone chat

    A phone call is a great opportunity to decide if our personalities and ideas are a good match. We will discuss your proposal plans in detail and create a personalised quote for you.

    Secure your date

    If you decide to accept our offer, you can secure your proposal date in our calendar by paying a 30% non-refundable booking fee. Until the booking fee is received your date is open to all inquiries.

    Pre-proposal online consultation

    During this consultation, we go with you through your proposal thoroughly to make sure that we know all foreseeable details.

    Booking confirmation

    Your booking is confirmed after you pay the balance payment of your booking. (No later than 4 weeks before your proposal).

    Everything is ready for your proposal.

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