I receive hundreds of emails a year about photography, a lot of them asking questions about this and that. So I started to collect them and thought I would post some of the most recurring questions here. Enjoy the post and would love any feedback at the end.
Our style is a fresh and unique and spin on wedding photography, blending traditional portraiture with contemporary photojournalism and candid fine art. It’s what we call “organic photography” and the result is vivid, candid and emotional images that look natural and genuine, rather than fake or forced. You'll be relaxed, look fantastic and have more fun than you ever imagined you could in front of a camera. We don't over edit the images either. We prefer for photography to be timeless and classic, something you might show your kids 20 years from now and be transported back to the day they were taken. That doesn't mean we don't edit the images. Each image is carefully retouched to remove any imperfections that flaw the photo perilously, skin and tones are made consistent, certain images are converted to black and white and all images receive the "Fusion Look and Feel".
While we'd like to think our artistic photography makes us different, it's really about so much more than our work. Past clients consistently tell us that the Fusion experience is what sets us apart. It's the returned phone calls, the impeccable service and the personal attention that stand out in their minds.
We believe that every client deserves to be treated with exceptional customer service, amazing photography, and the highest quality prints and albums available. We believe in creating an overall experience for each client that is second to none.
It starts with taking the time to get to know you more deeply than you'd expect from a photographer. We want to understand what makes you tick so that we can serve you at the highest level and capture images that genuinely reflect your unique story.
And it's not just about building a relationship with you. We want to help you fill your home with gorgeous images from one of the happiest days of your life. The day may fly by, but the memory of it will be relived for a lifetime through enviable prints and storybooks we help you create.
But it doesn't end there. Our goal is to make you so happy with your photography and experience with us that you'll continue to trust us with your family photography for a lifetime too.
Then it comes to the actual photography and the experience itself. You have to see it to believe it, don't take our word for it. Read our reviews, what you will walk away with is that each client gets something different out of their experience. We are people photographers. We see your souls and we create images that are a reflection of you.
Actual Client Review:
I couldn't have asked for a better experience for our engagement session. When we first met Deevo my fiance and I warned him that we were one of the least photogenic couples out there. My fiance and I tend to become very uncomfortable and "awkward" when it comes to photoshoots or taking photos in general. Deevo made our experience exactly the opposite. It is hard for my fiance and I to feel comfortable and be able to open up in certain settings, specifically when it comes to things like this but the moment we met Deevo we felt instantly relaxed and we knew right then he was our perfect fit. Instead of talking business during our initial meeting we ended up talking for over an hour just about life and ourselves. Knowing we were working with Deevo made our engagement session that much more fun. For our engagement pictures my fiance and I knew we wanted the North Carolina mountains in the fall. Deevo jumped on board right away and drove 3 hours up north to capture the perfect setting for our photos. In preparation for the engagement pictures, since I am a very indecisive person when it comes to picking out outfits, I sent Deevo about 30 outfit choices via text. He not only responded to every text but also helped me narrow my options down to 2-3 outfits!! He even set up hair and makeup for me the morning of the session so I wouldn't have to stress about that either!! During the session we hardly noticed the cameras because we were enjoying and hiking many different areas of the blue ridge mountains. It felt like a small vacation to us and Deevo's easy going and fun personality made it that much better. I cannot wait for our wedding day because I know it is going to be only that much more special!!! I would highly recommend Deevo and his team to anyone in the Carolina region, he truly has a creative eye and he knows how to capture the perfect picture without you having to worry about a thing!
Fusion Photography has a team of professional photographers. All of whom have worked with Fusion for years and personally photographed hundreds of weddings, engagements, and family portrait sessions. During the consult, typically conducted by Deevo, he will assign himself or another photographer based on availability and personalities. Don’t stress…the artist assigned to your wedding will feel like an old friend before the big day even arrives!
All complete wedding collections include at least 400 fully retouched images. They are loaded to an online gallery for your convenience and so you can share all the gorgeous details with your guests and for digital download and archiving directly to YOUR computer.
Images are available for purchase directly in the gallery and we offer a variety of print options and albums.
You have the right to reprint images whenever you want, wherever you want. However you may not sell your images for a profit or publish your images without the written consent of Fusion Photography. We highly encourage you to print directly through our professional print studio due to the high quality/high resolution imagery we create. Our professional photography printers are specifically designed to handle large resolution images unlike a typical consumer print location. The quality is not only immediately visible, but the archive capability of professionally printed images is light years beyond a typical consumer print location.
You'll never know how overwhelming it is to sift through hundreds of photographs to find the best ones because we'll never ask you to do it. We handle all the dirty work for you. We examine every single image captured from your wedding day and remove duplicate images, shots that are out of focus and photos with bad expressions so that you're left with the best of the best. All the photos that make the cut are then individually edited by our team for the highest quality final product, giving you album-worthy, print-ready images you'll love.
A sneak peek of the wedding with one image is typically posted through our social media outlets the day after the wedding. Roughly six weeks after the wedding, we will publish your wedding day photographs. During peak seasons, this time frame may vary, we average around 6-10 weeks for weddings.
That same day, the online gallery goes live and you will receive a link via email to share with your family and friends.
You can start selecting your photos from your interactive gallery the day you receive the access link. Once you have selected the images, we provide two complimentary rounds of album changes. Once you approve the final draft, it takes roughly 3-6 weeks to receive the completed album.
However, if we haven’t photographed at your venue yet, don’t worry! We will add it to our schedule to scout the venue prior to your wedding, so there will be no surprises for you or us.
It should be noted, quality professional photographers need not have photographed at your location prior. IN fact, we photograph destination weddings all over the world, some of which we've never seen until we set foot on ground days before the weddings. We are artists, and the location is our canvas as well as each and every nuance and subtlety that makes up your day. Our expertise comes from being able to visualize all of this and create heirloom photography unique to you and your experience.
- Please allow for a buffer before the ceremony of at least 30-45 minutes for travel delays, guests to arrive, and any unplanned emergencies
- The flowers NEED to be present before any photography starts. Ask your florist to make accommodations to deliver these by the time you start getting
- Make sure you are aware of any special arrangements, rules or guidelines your venue has in regards to photography and be sure to share these with the Fusion team.
Yes! We think this is essential for your wedding day. Even if you are working with a wedding consultant, it's a good idea to plan out when and where the various aspects of your photography will occur, as it will help make your day less stressful. We will present you with a pre-wedding snapshot during our initial consult, that way you can see what the day "might look like" - then again around two weeks before the wedding, we will meet again and finalize the details - the who, what, when, where, why, etc. The more prepared we are the happier you are - and that's a win-win for everyone.
A typical wedding photography timeline looks something like this (the amount of time suggested to set aside for photos depends on the time of day):
- Preparation Shots – Duration: 1.5 hours. Ideally we would have 45 minutes for the girls and 45 minutes with the guys.
- Bride and Groom – Duration: minimum 30 minutes to one hour photography time. We highly suggest doing this before the ceremony in conjunction with a “first look.” That way you can enjoy the rest of your day without having to worry about taking too much time out for photos. Also this is when the makeup and hair are fresh. We’ll set up a first look moment so it’ll still be a surprise when you see each other. Be sure to give us at least a full hour so we can capture the amazing shots you see in our portfolio.
- Family Formals – 25 minutes to one hour. Have a list of pictures that you want with your family/friends right after the ceremony. Typically this is done at the altar but we can do it any location you’d like. Also, have one person from each side of the family that is really organized (and loud) to move people in and out of photo’s.
- Bridal Party – Duration: 0.5 hour to 1 hour. This is where we take the bridal party out for some fun shots. This is also nice to handle before the ceremony so that you can rest and enjoy your day afterwards.
If you are getting married in the greater Charlotte area or within two hours of our studio there is no fee. If you live beyond this, we charge $0.50 per mile driven from our studio. For destination weddings, additional fees may apply. Contact us for details.
Yes! Fusion Photography is based out of Charlotte, North Carolina but we photograph weddings all over the world. Basically, wherever you want to say “I do,” we are in! We have separate pricing for destination photography so contact us for a consultation and pricing.
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