About Jud McCrehin
My father gave me my first camera, a Canon AE-1, when I was 12. I’ve known exactly what I wanted to do with my life ever since. I graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in photojournalism and have been working as a photojournalist since 1992. I’ve covered everything from local parades to traveling across the world covering the United States military training and fighting in Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq.
When I’m not filling my hard drives full of images I enjoy spending time with my family and watching and photographing my 12-year-old and 16-year-old daughters play sports and grow up.
How long have you been a photographer?
What makes you different from other photographers?
What is wedding photojournalism?
Do you take posed photos?
How far do you travel?
I love your work, now what?
Will you (personally) be the photographer at my wedding?
How long should we set aside for wedding day photos?
- Preparation shots – (2-3 hours) preferably split between the bride/attendants and groom/groomsmen.
- Couples session – (1 hour) I can do this during a “first look” or wait until after you say “I do.” I recommend using a combination of both. I feel after you say “I do” the pressure is off and the images really show it.
- Ceremony – .5 to an hour
- Family portraits – (.5 hour to 1 hour) I usually shoot these right after the ceremony when everybody is easy to roundup.
- Wedding party – (.5 hour to 1 hour) This is where I take the wedding party out for some fun shots.
- Reception – (2 hours +) depending on what you want covered during the party, first dance, cake cutting, grand exit etc.