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  • I am a wedding & family photographer based in Greenville NC. I love shooting and enjoy traveling throughout the United States for different photography events.

    To me, photography is a personal experience that allows a moment to be captured in time. My clients know that our time together usually involves lots of interaction and tons of laughter. The experience is designed to be fun and non stressful!

    I hope each of you visiting my page have had a chance to connect in some fashion to my images and I hope you return again soon!

    Thanks to each of my clients that allow me to be a part of their are what makes my business what it is! Until we meet again..Laurie

    and a big thanks to Shannon B. Atkins Photography for my fabulous bio picture!!

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I know my clients love to save, so this year I’ve come up with a few specials for my clients that I love so much!!! Make sure you read all the details so you don’t miss out and happy shopping!!


#1 – You must EMAIL me that you want a particular deal (don’t FB message me OR call/text me, it must be in EMAIL form – the address is

#2 – I MUST get your email no later than midnight on Sunday November 29th for this to count, for those wanting the “Black Friday” digital files I must receive your email by tonight (November 27th) at midnight. (please know I may not respond until Monday)

So now the rules are out of the way, who’s ready to save some money!!!


Deal 125% off all Print Orders, One on One Mentoring Sessions, Canvases, Gallery Wraps & Upcoming Classes

EXCLUDES: albums, sessions, & wedding packages.

Dates & more details for classes will be announced before Christmas but here is a list of classes I will be offering:

Pricing for Profit

Photographing Kids: How to get that great shot

Wedding Extravaganza: From Beginning to End

Intro to Photography (learning how to shoot, use your camera, and overall good business advice)

Deal 2BOGO Special!!! Purchase a normal standard session for $130 and get one FREE!!! This is awesome for those that want to have a least 2 sessions throughout the year OR you can keep a session and gift a session (Sessions include  up to 4 people and excludes Newborn, Senior, or Bridal sessions). These sessions need to be used by December 1, 2016.

And because every post deserves some pictures, here are a few from recent sessions!!!



Help Portrait 2015


For anyone that has followed me for any length of time you know Help Portrait is one of my favorite charities!!! We started doing Help Portrait here in Greenville in 2010 and each year it has evolved and changed just a little bit. Well this year the format is changing pretty dramatically! For a few years Help Portrait grew and developed but the “idea” of Help Portrait kinda got lost in the extra stuff we were offering. So last year we scaled it back to bring focus and direction to what Help Portrait was created for in the beginning. The idea was always simple…. find a person/family in need, take their portrait, and gift it to them. So this year we are bringing it back to what we feel Help Portrait is all about and we need our local community to jump on board to help us! This year instead of setting up back drops and giving away one picture per person/family, we have asked local photographers to join with us and do something a little bit different. This year instead of the family/individual getting one picture they will be getting a complete mini session that lasts 20-30 minutes with a local professional photographer. As photographers, we are passionate about what we do and we know the value of images. We believe we are gifted with the ability to capture people in normal settings but give them extra ordinary images. And this year we have designed these sessions to allow us to give individuals/families the absolute best we possibly can. We are giving them not just one picture but a sequence of pictures that they can display and be reminded daily of how beautiful they are and how much value they have.  And to make it even better, they will get a digital copy with unlimited personal printing rights to all of their finals images from the their session but our amazing friends at ASAP Photo & Camera have also agreed to print 1 4×6 copy of all their final images for them to keep for FREE!!!! Have I mentioned how much I love our photography community!!!

And this is where we need the community to help us. Currently with the help of the local photographers we are able to gift 37 (YES, THAT IS RIGHT…37) free mini sessions to 37 different families/individuals in need but we need you guys to help us find them. We are asking the community to nominate families/individuals that you feel would benefit from one of these sessions.  There is not one circumstance that is right or wrong… we have met families that have lost their homes, parents that have fallen ill or have passed leaving families emotionally/financially burdened, jobs have suddenly been lost, individuals have relocated with nothing to escape abuse, addicts that have overcome their addiction and are looking for a fresh start, families have just reunited after years of separation , individuals that literally live check to check and its never been an option, and we have even met grown adults that have never had a portrait taken. So if you know of a family/individual that you feel would benefit one of these sessions we are asking you to send (in any format you want) an entry on their behalf and nominate them for one of these mini sessions. Now there are a few things you need to know so PLEASE keep reading!!!

#1 – The mini sessions that are being offered are on Sunday November 29th between the hours 2:00 – 4:30 at a local park. Each individual/family that is selected will be assigned a photographer and a time, they will not be able to select these on their own. Please make sure the individual/family you are nominating can make it on that day during those times. There will be no reshoots/reschedules for the individuals/families if they can not attend.

#2 – Submissions in written form must be 500 words or less. We want to know the stories and why this will benefit them but remember we likely will be reading many entries so please keep it within the guidelines if you are sending it in written form. Videos are accpeted as well. All entires MUST be recieved no later than Sunday November 22, 2015 at 11pm, no entries will be recieved after that point.  The recipients will be announced/notified on Tuesday November 24, 2015.  Please include a way to notify the person/family you are nominating, a working telephone number is great but email is also acceptable. All entries can be sent to OR mailed to

Help Portrait

Attn: Laurie Crutchfield

109 Southridge Drive

Greenville NC 27858

**we are not responsible for lost entries**

#3 – And lastly, please include the names, number of people in the family,  and (approx) ages of people you are nominating.

So get on this friends. Share it on your social media, email your friends, talk about it at work and in the community BUT more importantly get those nominations in!!!! We have amazing photographers that want to use their gifts to bless others but we need your help!! And just so you know, here our my fan-tab-u-los photographer friends that are joining with me to donate their time and talent for these sessions. I love these guys and their selfless act of giving to others……

Brittany Smith

Dana & Zane Gray

Elizabeth Cayton

Erica Letchworth

Melia Coffey

Kristen Jones

Amanda & Jared Grantham

Shannon Atkins




Engagement, Bridal, & Wedding – Rock Springs – Greenville, NC – Gretchun & Jimmy

Because I am ridiculously behind in my blogging and I would like to try to catch up sooner rather than later, I’m putting a little twist into this post! In this post you will get to see the whole shebang….. favorites from the Engagement session, the Bridal session, and even the Wedding!!! So hold on to your seats and be prepared for all kinds of pretty!!

I’ve personally known Jimmy’s family for many years. So much so that it isn’t uncommon for me to show up at a family function and pull up a chair. They never quite know when I’m going to pop up and I don’t know that they could get rid of me if they tried. So when Gretchun and Jimmy called and said they were getting married I was glad to be a part of their celebration. As you will see below everything they had was fabulous but I’ve loved even more staying in touch with them since the wedding! Whether I run into them at the store, a restaurant, or even through a quick text I have a tender heart for this couple!!

So Gretchun, I know you have been waiting for a while for this post and I promised that one day I would get to it, well today (or I guess I should say tonight) I finally got around to keeping my promise!! Wishing you and Jimmy many years of happiness and joy!!


Fantastic D.I.Y Wedding – Wilmington, NC – Victoria & Ben

So you have seen the engagement pictures of them playing in the grocery store, strolling through the woods, and snuggling on the beach (if you didn’t click HERE). You have heard their love story and now you get to see their insanely fabulous DIY wedding! I see a lot of weddings and I see a lot of things brides make to make sure their wedding is personal and unique but when I showed up to Victoria’s wedding I was BLOWN away!! For months her and her fiancé collected materials, built an altar to get married under and their own tiki bar, cut down trees to make places for people to sit during their ceremony in the woods, built a huge door to they would have an entrance to their wedding, made center pieces for their table… I mean literally, the list could go on and on. For months she had been telling me everything but seeing it in person was nothing short of spectacular!

Victoria and Ben, I loved being part of your day and capturing your journey for you to remember for years to come! You guys are amazing and when I look at you, I see a team! Continue to work together with each stage life presents you and continue to add to your love story! I know it’s long past due but your images had to be shown for the world to see!!!! xo



Meet Hannah….. Crutchfield Photography – Greenville, NC

Meet Hannah! I’ve only had the chance to photograph Hannah one other time. It was a few years back and it was with her family. After a brief interaction at that session, I soon realized she was in the same grade and school as my son. I knew she had looked familiar but I just hadn’t made the connection. As the years have passed, our paths have crossed here and there and her kindness has always stood out to me.  I know it sounds weird that I have been impressed with kindness but sometimes that is a trait that is lacking in our young people (esp in middle school).  I mean come on, everyone knows middle school in general can be hard.  It’s hard as pre-teens try to figure out who they are. Hard when they test boundaries or new found freedoms. Hard as they face so many changes (emotionally and physically).  Hard when their friends want them to act or dress a certain way. All around it can be hard because they just want to be accepted. But there has always been something about Hannah that has always stood out. She is naturally beautiful but she has a kindness that shines through as well. She has always impressed me with her genuine heart at each encounter, even if the encounter was short.

So when I was looking for a model for an Inspirational shoot I was doing a few weeks ago and she offered to help, I knew she would be a great choice! That day as I was scrambling to decorate and finish the goodie bags she jumped right in to help at every turn. Whether it was carrying tables, filling bags, or grabbing the moss the wind was blowing, she did it all with a smile. She was so happy to help and grateful for the opportunity and might I add a FABULOUS model… just check her out!!

Thanks so much Hannah!! I hope you had a fabulous time and I hope you love the images! A big thanks to Longstraw Farms for letting us use the venue for this shoot (more to come on that soon) and to Rebecca Briley of Salon Blonde for doing an amazing job on the hair and make up!!!