We did quite a bit of research and even though we were aiming for a smaller (and lower budget) wedding, we decided not to save money on a photographer.
If you think about it, what’re you gonna have in 20 years? Blurry memories, your rings and... pictures!
Out of a few finalists, Rochelle and Jan just hit it the right way from the very beginning. Our first call was very surprising to me, it felt like talking to very good friends, who just accidentally happen to know a thing or two about photography. All the questions and worries I had just seemed to disappear and the best way to describe my feelings was: don't worry, they know what they’re doing. You can truly appreciate the confidence, especially in the middle of the wedding-planning frenzy. You see, you think you’re buying a photographer... right? Well, with Salava photo guys, not only are you getting two awesome photographers, but also a piece of mind, that everything is going to go smoothly and naturally, and you don't have to worry about anything. Truth is, I barely remember anybody with a camera shooting in my face. I do remember, though, a funny girl dancing around and making people smile. On the other hand, Jan's quiet nature makes him blend in into the crowd and take pictures unnoticed, a pure pro paparazzi.
And do not get mistaken, behind all that is their final work, the pictures. And the pictures are just awesome. I'm sure the first thing you would do is to check their portfolio and see for yourself. You definitely should. My biggest worry was a possible rain during the wedding ceremony, and as you may guess, it eventually really did rain. If you ever tried to take a photo on a rainy cloudy day, you know what I'm talking about. To my total satisfaction, that's where Jan's and Rochelle's professionalism and experience shine. The result is cute and mild, even romantic pictures with a charming atmosphere.
There are plenty of good photographers out there, but with these guys you are getting more: friendly, natural atmosphere, smooth ceremony and photo shoot, and amazing professional pictures to look at on your 20th anniversary.