If due to unforeseen circumstances, you can’t get married on the contracted date, you have up to 6 months to reschedule and all retainers can be applied to that new date. The only caveat is that you need to check with us to be sure we are available before rescheduling.
Our payment plan is industry standard. We require 50% down to hold the date and 50% one month prior to your event.
Yes, there is a consultation fee. We are busy covering a lot of weddings and only want to meet with couples who are serious about working with us, especially since our website can answer any questions you have. The cost is $100 for a 30 minute meeting. If you book with us, the fee will be discounted from your purchased package.
The reason we require full payment prior to the event is that if you cancel, then it is a loss of income for us. Believe it or not, weddings are cancelled on occasion =(
Down payment is non-refundable, but if your event is re-scheduled, you can apply retainer to new date, as long as it is scheduled within a 6 month period.
Sales tax is only paid if there is an exchange of a physical product. For this reason, all our photo and video packages have digital delivery to avoid sales tax.
We do not charge mileage within a 35mi radius of San Francisco. Outside of 35mi radius, we charge $1.00/mi. Depending on wedding day start time, we may also ask for lodging to be provided for our team.
This rarely happens, but one of the benefits of working with a larger studio is that we have many talented resources, and we will be able to cover if someone falls ill or encounters an emergency.
Yes, you can just book photo coverage or just video coverage. However, we strongly suggest having our photography and videography teams cover everything. The benefits being you're dealing with only one vendor and one contract for photo and video coverage. Also, the shooters will all be familiar with each other and it will take less coordinating on your end.
There are two levels of post production editing. The first level is called “Basic Edits” which includes color and exposure correcting, as well as ensuring overall consistency in the look of the photos throughout the shoot. The second level is called “Retouching / Advanced Edits” which include smoothing out of blemishes and skin, reduction of stray hair and brightening of eyes and teeth. Retouching / Advanced Edits is an additional cost and is not required but you may request the service. Please check with us for current market rates.
All images are provided with basic, industry-standard, editing which ensures color, temperature, saturation, and brightness are consistent across your shoot.
We do our best to ensure that the images selected match the feel and emotion of your day. We also ensure that we capture the best in you, through proper posing and lighting. It is important to communicate any concerns you may have to your photographer in advance of your event.
We use PASS gallery to share your photos with you and it has many options to design your own album and purchase prints. We do not offer this service ourselves.
Our primary photographers have at minimum 3 years of wedding photography experience. We ensure that they capture our events in a consistent manner, in order to meet the expectations of Fusion Moments Media.
We constantly upgrade our gear to the industry standard and shoot digitally and delivery digitally.
You will have two photographers at your wedding. The primary photographer is your lead photographer for the event and will be your single point of contact for all photography related activities leading up to your event. They will ensure that all the coverage is completed as per the schedule for the event. Your secondary photographer serves to provide additional coverage and capture all the details of the event from a different angle. Pre-wedding events are one photographer, but you may request more photographers if you wish.
Your photographer will be assigned approximately 30 days before your wedding. If you decide to book an engagement shoot with us, your photographer will likely be the same for both the engagement and wedding.
In most cases, you will receive your proofs within 4-6 weeks following your engagement shoot and within 12 weeks following your wedding (depending on season volume).
We highly recommend you book an Engagement Session! Not only is it a fun opportunity to capture your great couple chemistry with 2 wardrobe changes and 2 locations, but you'll also get to meet your photographer ahead of your wedding date. After about 4-6 weeks you'll receive your edited photos which you can use for sign-in tables, displays, etc. at your wedding events(s).
One of our top-notch certified videographers will be shooting your wedding. Typically, they are introduced to you approx. 4-6 weeks prior to your wedding date, and you are able to setup a meeting with them to coordinate and get acquainted. If there is a pre-wedding shoot or engagement session, you may have the opportunity to meet your shooter much earlier!
All of our shooters are trained by Deepa Pathak, owner of Filmtwist Productions, and have shot with us for at least a few years, if not longer.
All of our shooters are trained based on the style that is represented on our website. We are proud to be able to offer a high level of consistency, while still catering to what makes each couple unique. Yes, every shooter has a slightly different personality, but all of our shooters are kind and considerate, and very easy to work with.
We constantly upgrade our gear to the industry standard and shoot digitally and delivery digitally. We are also certified drone pilots!
You will have two shooters at your wedding. The primary shooter is your lead shooter for the event and will be your single point of contact for all videography related activities leading up to your event. They will ensure that all the coverage is completed as per the schedule for the event. Your secondary shooter serves to provide additional coverage and capture all the details of the event from a different angle. Pre-wedding events are one shooter, but you may request more shooters if you wish.
For the ceremony, we typically place a lavalier (lapel) microphone on the groom for recording purposes only (will not amplify). This mic will capture the vows for both the bride and the groom. A second lavalier microphone is placed on the officiant of the ceremony to record the sermon. In addition, if there is a sound system utilized for the ceremony and reception, and we are granted access from the third party (MC/DJ), we will tap into the sound board via an external recorder to record high quality audio for the ceremony and reception program. All cameras record ambient audio as a fail safe.
It can vary depending on our start and finish time, but typically it includes a getting ready montage, your full ceremony, and your full reception program, including speeches, cake cutting, first/parent dances and open dancing montage. For this reason, the length varies, as everyone’s ceremony and reception program is different. For non-church weddings, the average length is about 60-90min. For church based weddings, the average length is about 120min.
The Highlight video ranges from 3-5min and is essentially the "trailer" for your wedding day. It will include the most important moments cut together in an artistic way.
The Teaser video ranges from 30 seconds to 1 minute and is essentially a collection of the best shots of your wedding day. We create this video in order to share our work and your special day on social media and it is no additional cost to you.
We'd love for you to provide input prior to us starting the editing, and the best way to do this is via our online detailed questionnaire. Through the questionnaire you can tell us about any important moments throughout your day. In addition, if you plan to have a video presentation or something else during your wedding, please share that with us before the event so it can be included in your video. After your video has been delivered, if you feel like there is a shot that you want replaced, or a special moment missing, feel free to give us specific comments, and we can make the complimentary change for you. We only provide one round of revisions for clients so please be sure to share with us all the changes you want to make to your videos in one message.
Your documentary video(s) will have the music that played at your events and for montages we pick music to fit the mood. There has been a huge crackdown online with music licensing, so if your package includes a highlight video, we must use licensed music, chosen from www.musicbed.com. Using licensed music also allows the video to be easily shareable and you can pick licensed music from Music Bed prior to your wedding day. The same licensing rules apply to the teaser video.
Your contract will say 6 months after event date, but our editing team can typically turn your video around much sooner. 3 months is our average outside of the busy wedding seasons. That being said, every wedding season volume is different, and we are not held accountable to provide your video(s) before the 6 month deadline. Believe it or not, the industry average is about 1 year to turn around videos and some companies are even 1.5 years.