Jud McCrehin Photography specializes in telling stories through images whether it be at a wedding, engagement or portrait session. I want the images to show the essence of who you are. I’m a photojournalist and not a photographer who just shoots in a “photojournalist style.” To me, photojournalism is the art of visual story telling; of quiet observation of people and events, with the goal of finding unguarded moments of emotional honesty and present them in the most beautiful and natural way possible. Because it is the unbridled emotion (joy, surprise, love, sadness, melancholy, longing, and so many more) that truly tell a story. This is the strength that I bring to every event. Each person, moment and venue are different, so you will never see the exact same images from me.
I shoot events throughout Northern Virginia, Washington D.C., Maryland and occasionally farther. Contact me to learn more and discuss your needs.
I’m Jud, an award-winning professional photojournalist who lives and works in Northern Virginia just outside Washington D.C.
Jud McCrehin Photography LLC was started in 2007 when a friend asked me to photograph her wedding. At first, I didn’t think I would like covering weddings and events. As it turns out, it is really fun and gives me the opportunity to make some truly unique images of people having the time of their lives.
My years in photojournalism have taught me how to be in the right place at the right time. View my galleries to see how I tell people’s stories.
Erika and Brian
Jud is fantastic!!! Before our wedding he was open to questions, directions, requests for particular photos and during the wedding he did everything we expected and more. Whenever I thought about wanting a photo of a moment, I would turn around and there he was. We would recommend Jud to anyone. He’s a master at his craft!
Erika and Brian–Raspberry Plain, Leesburg, Va.
Patti and Shaun
Jud was a great wedding photographer! From the very beginning when we first met him, we felt very comfortable with him. His attitude at the wedding was very professional, yet he made everyone he was photographing feel very relaxed. He was also unobtrusive, yet took great pictures of all the important moments! After the wedding, it turned out I had somehow miscalculated and overpaid him, and he contacted me right away and let me know so I could write a new check with the appropriate amount– even though he could have kept the old check, and I never would have realized I’d overpaid! Most importantly, the photos he took are beautiful, and we have a great selection to choose from for our prints and albums.
Patti and Shaun–Signature Theatre, Arlington, Va.
CJ and David
Jud was an amazing photographer. We booked him at the last minute and he performed as though he’d met with us a dozen times. He was extremely flexible with the requirements of the church and our amateur photographer family members getting in the way. We got over 1000 lovely pictures within 2 weeks of our event. Lastly, Jud is just a cool person to have at your wedding. As my husband and I are amateur photographers ourselves we had a real sense of what we wanted from our photographer and Jud was the best choice for us.
CJ and David–Catlett, Va.
I am a Northern Virginia wedding/event photographer who travels throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, occasionally farther, shooting all different types of events and assignments.
“If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.”- Red Adair Let me tell you a story… My brother- and sister-in-law are intelligent, frugal people. They planned and paid for their own wedding. Their attention to...