About Me


I'm Jud, an award-winning professional photojournalist who lives and works in Northern Virginia just outside Washington D.C. I started working as a photojournalist in 1992 at a little newspaper in Livingston, Mont. I was the only photographer and was responsible for shooting every single image in the newspaper everyday. Today, I work as a photo/visuals editor for USA TODAY, the nation's newspaper, and am responsible for images in the newspaper and website.

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, coaching my 10-year-old daughter and her soccer team and watching my 13-year-old daughter play sports and grow up.

I started Jud McCrehin Photography LLC in 2007 when a friend asked me to photograph her wedding. I didn't think I would like covering weddings and events, but as it turns out it is really fun and gives me the opportunity to make some truely unique images of people having the time of their lives.

If you have a project you think I would be a good fit for lets talk.