Testimonials

David & Ashley Shirley

HORNSBY NSW

Dear Rochelle and Jan,
We can’t thank you enough for everything that made our special day so memorable.
I was very nervous about photography as I’m not a very photogenic person and rather shy. When Rochelle first made contact I was put straight at ease her passion was obvious and I was sold immediately.
I really loved it when we all met up at the gardens, David and I loved them when we first went and could see the potential. Although watching Rochelle take it all in was a delight I loved showing her and Jan the different places and seeing the creative side got me even more excited.
On the day the groomsmen had the best time saying they felt so at ease and loved every minute of making fun of the groom. There was so much laughter which is evident in the photos. When the team turned up for the brides photos we had a fantastic time with reveals.
There were so many quirky little things like adults as our flower boy and ring girl. My dress having a secret rainbow dress and of course the hidden jokes in our vows. These precious little moments were all caught with great care and attention to detail. Made even more magical by our location as well Jan and Rochelle’s artist eye I felt like a fairy princess.
The album that you both made for us was so beautiful it’s not just an album but a feature piece of our house. Having the choice of everything made it so exciting and it came perfect exactly what we wanted. The styling was excellent and the choices of photos really captured our whole day every emotion from start finish.
We both had so much fun with you guys and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Thank you both so much for everything.


Sasha – Owner & Designer

SASHA BELLE BRIDAL

To Rochelle and Jan,
“To create something exceptional your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the small details” Giorgio Armani.
As a designer of custom wedding gowns for the past 14 years I live and breathe this quote and I seek other artists with a similar perspective to their profession.
It was a true privilege to be able to have the opportunity to not only be involved in your past two photoshoots but to work alongside with such a dedicated and enthusiastic team was a dream! Your photoshoots create an atmosphere of fun, excitement but also dedication to your craft in terms of planning, on site research and learning which far exceeds my expectations and the finished product is nothing short of perfection! I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the hard work you have done and continue to do and I can not wait till our next photoshoot.


Sarah & Nigel

Belmore, NSW

Dear Rochelle & Jan,
your professionalism, direction, style, and charisma was everything we needed for our wedding day to be made even more magical. You took control and provided guidance that made our wedding captured so naturally as it was. Our friends and family have been asking us who did our photos as they are so impressed. I put all my faith and trust in Jan and Rochelle and couldn’t be more happier.
We didn’t know it at the time, but my husband’s father was sick and he passed away a few months after the wedding. Rochelle and Jan captured the very last photos of him that were so heartwarming. The pictures of him from the wedding were used on his memorial card in which hundreds of people took home and remarked how happy and proud he was at the wedding. You also captured a few other photos of him having the time of his life, dancing and covered in cake. We now look back on the wedding photos in total awe of how perfectly the mood and atmosphere was captured. We can’t thank you enough for being there and just knowing instinctively what we needed. We will always remember our special day and are so blessed to have come across such a wonderful couple,
Rochelle and Jan.


Philippa & Karen

WOMBARRA, NSW

To Rochelle and Jan,
thank you for the absolutely amazing job you did for our wedding. You completely understood and fulfilled the “brief” and then went above and beyond to give us really exceptional service for an amazing price. You captured the essence of our celebration – which was all about family, friends and joy. You caught the spirit of the night perfectly. Your photos are all highly professional, natural, candid and beautiful and there are so many of them! You are a very talented, hard-working and lovely pair of professional photographers who put your heart and soul into your work and get fabulous results. We can’t thank you or recommend you highly enough and wish you all the success you so richly deserve.


Steven & Liz – Mr & Mrs Golding

Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Dear Jan and Rochelle,
Organizing a wedding is a minefield. Organizing a secret wedding, somewhere you have never visited, 9,500 miles away – on the other side of the world – where the bride, groom & celebrant are the only attendees increases the difficulty, stress, and worry during the decision making processes.
Whist marrying the way we did, we still wanted to make sure that we and our family & friends – not just in the UK, but all over the world were able to see & remember our happy day. We wanted photos!!! & then we found Jan & Rochelle! Wow!
From our very first email, to booking Salava Photography, followed by a lengthy Skype call with Jan & Rochelle, they allayed any overriding fears that we had about any of the choices we had made.
On our wedding day, Jan & Rochelle went above and beyond what we had anticipated or expected. Their enthusiasm on the day, whilst remaining professional and focused on their work, made for an amazing portfolio of photos.
Given that this was their first photoshoot for a wedding, on a small boat in the middle of Sydney Harbour, with only the bride & groom as subjects, they have given us more photos than we ever expected, accompanied by a video with a soundtrack to our day that evokes all the emotion of the day & the relationship we as a couple have. Taking us into Luna Park afterward was ingenious!
Would we recommend Jan & Rochelle? Most definitely. Friendly, engaging & professional the whole time. Everything we were promised was delivered & more.
Thank you both for everything you did before, during and after our special day.


Hannah & Jamie

We would like to thank Rochelle and Jan from Salava Photography. They are not only outstanding professional photographers but have also become incredible friends of ours. Over the year leading up to our wedding, they took time out of their week and weekends to help us come up with exceptional ideas to capture our love for one another. The photos on our wedding day were so effortless as we felt so comfortable with them. They not only made us laugh and smile but also our guests. We can not thank Rochelle and Jan enough for travelling from Sydney to Airlie Beach without hesitation. Our photos are sensational, we can not believe how fast we got them back and how many photos we received. Thank you again Salava for capturing our love for one another, we honestly couldn’t of found anyone better than you both.


Lucy Sarah Cannon & Aaron Cannon

Berkeley Vale NSW 2261

Rochelle and Jan,
What could we possibly say that hasn’t been said before us!
Id like to start off by saying thank you, Thank you, Rochelle, for calling me that day many months ago, for spending the better part of two hours on the phone to me, talking me through the steps I needed to take to make my wedding easier to handle….
Thank you for listening to my concerns, both with photography, but life….
Thank you for being a sounding board in the months leading up to the big day!!!
I woke at 9 am on the 14th of September 2019, today was it! Today I was finally going to marry the love of my life, the man I had waited a lifetime for!!
I was excited, I was scared, I was all the emotions in the middle of those to polar states!
But, then showed up Rochelle and Jan, they instantly had a plan and direction. They were both professional yet understanding that we were both scatterbrains and trying to wrangle both our young sons…
We did a family photoshoot first, followed by our wedding. Both Rochelle and Jan were a blessing, Jan Is a ninja with the Natural photos, just when you think no one is watching, he pops out of nowhere!!!
And Rochelle, no man, women or child will stop her from achieving her perfect shot!!!
Aaron and I Highly recommend them!
We will happily book them again for the renewal of our vows in a few years to come.
It’s with the most respect and love that we both thank you!