Charlottes Most Unique Wedding Photography Experience
Nov 8, 2018 | By: Fusion Photography
Our “what” is in our name - Fusion Photography - but our “why” is the driving force that sets us apart. It makes us more than just someone aiming a camera. Each month we’ll be sitting down with Deevo Tindall, Fusion’s founder, to get a more personal look at Fusion and the guy behind this “not-your-grandfather's-photography” mentality that’s challenging industry standards.
You used to work in the corporate world - how did you go from that to founding Fusion?
“I worked in the corporate world because...I always thought that I was just supposed to get a job and live in a house, have a white picket fence, to have kids and a dog, and go that route. I graduated college and got "hand-picked" from 0ver 5000 candidates to be part of this Management Development Program for this bank in NYC. I grew up poor and had no money and they offered me $50k out of college with a $15k signing bonus. I felt like a professional athlete - they definitely stoked my ego.
My job in the corporate world, while financially lucrative, was a brain sap. For me, it was not challenging and I was doing work that was not fulfilling. It wasn’t until my own wedding that I realized I could do something more with my photography.
Early in my life I had picked up a camera and taken a few photos and was just blown away at the ability to freeze moments in time. So I was a hobbyist with a camera, basically, since I was 12 years old...taking photos of random things - trees, landscapes, sunsets, people here and there. I was fascinated by the fact that I could take a camera and freeze those moments in time. It is a humbling act to be able to do that professionally for people.
In 2010, I was offered an opportunity to relocate...and at the time, I was casually running my photography business on the side. I decided to just jump in the water - I was making headway with my photography. I was finally starting to build up some revenue around it and finally starting to build up a loyal customer base.”
When Deevo was offered a new route in the corporate world, he instead chose to make his own path with Fusion. Deevo brings a lot of passion to his work. He’s high-energy and always willing to tackle the next challenge so while it’s not hard to see him successful in a corporate setting, it’s much more fun to see him in action on a shoot. So we just had to ask him…
“My Why is a few things. I love running a business. I love being my own boss. I did the work for somebody else thing for a bit, and I learned so much, not only about running a business and all that comes with it, but I learned so much about ME.
I’m blessed with a creative gift to connect with people on a level beyond just a simple, generic “hello.” I become lifelong friends with a lot of my clients, and having the opportunity to capture the moments of their lives for them and being blessed with the skill to create something unique for them - seeing their faces and their reactions - walking into their homes and seeing my art hanging up on their walls; that’s what motivates me. I love having an impact on people's lives through my photography and my connections with them.”
Fusion’s driving force is so much bigger than taking a nice picture. Deevo and Fusion work to make your engagement, wedding, boudoir...whatever shoot an experience that leaves you feeling heard and, ultimately, seen. Because our Why is largely client-focused, we go where you need us. Whether that’s Charlotte, Asheville, Raleigh, Mexico...We are available to capture your special moments, wherever they may be.
What's it like to work with Deevo?
Some candid interviews and behind the scenes footage working with Charlotte Wedding Photographer, Deevo from Fusion Photography.