Why You Should Invest in a Wedding Photographer

A general rule of thumb is to allocate around 15%–20% of your wedding budget to photography, as in the end, the images are all that remain. Make sure the experienced person you hire to create your images embodies the three essential skills of a top wedding photographer:

  • creativity and an artistic eye
  • technical mastery under pressure
  • warmth and humour that helps people feel comfortable in front of the lens

Top benefits to a wedding with Fusionriver Photography:

  • An entire day with professional photographer Myke Healy, i.e. the owner of Fusionriver Photography always leads the shoot.
  • No time restrictions. Myke commits to being part of your day from pre-ceremony preparation through to late-night dancing. Why watch the clock?
  • No need to hire a videographer. As a trained photographer and cinematographer, Myke shoots photographs and video clips throughout the day, blending the two into compelling and memorable slideshows of the event (sample). This includes video recording the ceremony and all the wedding speeches.
  • A photo booth at the reception. A full backdrop and lighting kit is used to take studio-quality reception portraits.
  • Gear. It makes a difference. Myke is a certified Canon Professional with double redundancy gear and wet weather ability.
  • Professional video recording of the wedding speeches. It is a gift to see the speeches from your wedding years later.
  • No extra fee for the image files. You always receive full resolution, non-watermarked jpeg files with a written release to print and post your images in perpetuity.
  • A $200 album credit. Having a professionally designed and printed album that you will cherish for decades to come is essential. Myke will design that album and give you a $200 credit to get the ball rolling.
  • Your own custom web portal. A page will be designed and posted for you to highlight your wedding images and slideshow video (sample). Great to share with your guests.
  • Your own custom smartphone app. Share your wedding pictures on the go with your own custom smartphone app. Download Fusionriver Photography's sample mobile app (click on the link from your iPhone or Android device).
  • Friendly, approachable, and flexible. Read verified client reviews about how past couples feel about Fusionriver Photography.

You want great images of your wedding from an experienced photographer you can get along with. Myke shoots great images and gets along famously with his couples and their guests. Contact Myke for a free consultation. He travels as needed.

The Full-Service Wedding Package: $3200

On the wedding day (photography and video):

  • A full day of photography with professional photographer Myke Healy (10–12 hours: no need to watch the clock)
  • Video clips shot throughout the day (no need to hire an additional videographer)
  • Coverage of the bride prior to the ceremony (with parents, bridesmaids, latter stage of getting ready, etc)
  • Time permitting, coverage of the groom and groomsmen prior to the ceremony
  • Photos of the arrival at the ceremony location (church, hall, house, dock, etc.)
  • Full coverage of the wedding service (with or without studio flash, at the discretion of officiant)
  • Professional video and audio recording of the ceremony
  • Candid shots following the ceremony
  • Formal portraits of the wedding party
  • Full reception coverage including toasts, meal, speeches, cake cutting, first dance, and reception candids
  • Professional video recording of the wedding speeches
  • Full photo booth at reception: this includes a full lighting setup and backdrop. All guests can have individual and family portraits taken and then order prints themselves online.

Following the wedding (the post-production):

  • All wedding images will be carefully sharpened and retouched using Adobe Photoshop
  • A photo gallery hosted online after the wedding. You and your guests will be able to view and purchase custom prints right from the website
  • A custom-made slideshow of still images and videos from your wedding, complete with titles, transitions, and music, will be created and posted online for friends and family to enjoy. View samples here.
  • A custom-made smartphone app will be created for you to add to your mobile device and share with guests. Download Fusionriver Photography's custom mobile app.
  • A custom-made web page will be posted on this site with your slideshow and links to all your images.
  • Custom USB Flash Drives containing full resolution, retouched images, the wedding video slideshow, and the wedding speech videos mailed via Xpresspost to you after the wedding
  • A $200 credit towards the purchase of a wedding album

Wedding albums your way: As part of the commission, the photographer will create an online version of a magazine-style wedding album. You may view and make changes to the design until you are happy with the result. You may, then, custom order the book and receive it within weeks. The style of printing and binding may be matched to any budget.

A note about additional prints:

While the photographer asserts his copyright to the images, YOU as the client have full rights to print and post online whatever photos you like, as many times as you like, in perpetuity.