Masthead header
crutchfieldphotography.com bio picture
  • 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 lives..you 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!!

    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Pinterest

Engagement Photography – Wilmington, NC – Victoria & Ben

All I can say about this couple is… what a journey! They have a real life love story! A story that tells of them falling in love, walking away, only to find each other again!! Although I have known Victoria since she was small, over the years as she grew and chased life I kinda lost touch with her. Then a few years ago she contacted me and let me know she was getting married. After chatting about packages and her needs, we locked in and I started capturing her story.  The wedding approached and I shot her engagement session, just as any other couple, then I released her pictures to her. But the response was like crickets. I immediately reviewed the images and replayed our conversations during the session in my head. Had I said something? Did they not like what I gave them? I was so scared and nervous. And then I got her call… she loved the pictures but she was calling the wedding off. I was so caught off guard, I didn’t knw what to say or do. My business says, a contract has been signed, money has been paid, other clients turned away, and from a business standpoint, the money is lost. But my heart struggled… I ached for the sadness that she was enduring but I also believed in her decision!! I can’t imagine the courage it took to say “I can’t do this!” She didn’t have to be told, she knew the emotional and financial ramifications this would have but she stood unwavering. She didn’t let fear drive her into a lifelong commitment when, in her heart of hearts, she knew this wasn’t the one. So I made a decision, as I have with brides in the past. We worked a new contract that said a portion would be lost but the bigger portion would be applied to a future date. It didn’t put a time limit or even question who it would be, the only stipulation was that she had to make sure I was open on the date before she locked in with other vendors. Time went by, she lived life, and before long her first love (and when I say first, I truly mean first love… the first guy she ever kissed) stumbled back into her life. I saw posts here and there on FB and my inner voice said… she’s falling in love again!! And then “the” post rolled through my feed…. he asked and she said YES!!! We set the date and time and I officially got to meet this new fella that stole her heart. But before our session ended, I realized something pretty profound… she didn’t re fall in love with Ben, she never stopped loving him!! They literally were two peas in a pod. After the session, I typically take my clients out to eat but these guys took me back to their home and made the most amazing meal I have ever eaten. As they cooked, I was reminded of all the different ingrediants. The ingrediants had their own unique flavor but as they were combined together they were incredible!! And that was Victoria and Ben, they were unique on their own but together they were simply incredible!!

BACK TO TOP|CONTACT ME|EMAIL POST TO FRIEND|SHARE ON FACEBOOK|TWEET THIS POST

Bridal Portrait – Kinston, NC – Stephanie

So I’m completely mortified and and ashamed at the lack of attention this poor little blog of mine has seen the past year (or longer) and I want to take steps to correct it, like NOW!!! It’s literally going to be impossible for me to back track the last year (or so) of my life but once again I am going to try to catch up on some!! Although blame can always be casts (and usually it really belongs to us), I secretly believe it is the fault of FB that my blog has been soooo scarce!! I know, I know “let’s blame Mark Z for one more thing!” But really, he made it to darn easy to post and share without making my little ole’ brain think of what to share!! So thank you FB for allowing me to be a wordless person as I document the lives of some AMAZING people!!! Yes, it’s Monday and I’m being dramatic but I’m writing again and that’s what counts!!!

So on to my first fabulous friend!! I call her friend because that is what she is. She allowed me into her life to capture some of her biggest memories but she doesn’t stop there, she continually allows me in. Everytime I see her she greets me with a beautiful smile and huge hug. Her eyes twinkle, her giggle is infectious, and she radiates Jesus like a bride on her wedding day (see what I did there? hehehehe) And no matter how bad the situation, she conquers it with joy! Stephanie, you my dear are a breathe of fresh air and you are as beautiful inside as you are outside!! I have loved becoming your friend and I’m sorry this is way past due!! But I hope this posts bring you joy!!

BACK TO TOP|CONTACT ME|EMAIL POST TO FRIEND|SHARE ON FACEBOOK|TWEET THIS POST

SNOW DAYS….. 2014

So I’m going to break it up and do some recent sessions for just a bit. Now I’m pretty good at planning sessions but I also like spur of the moment, lets make it work sessions. I would say these images completely fit the later category… like can you be here in 30 minute sessions!!! Eastern North Carolina has had some unusual snow this year but this particular snow was insanely good to photograph in… within 2 hours everything was covered (not dusted, covered) it was fluffy and beautiful and totally not the norm for what we usually get!! I knew that as amazing as it was, it would quickly disappear so I went to town (well not literally to town) actually out my door and in a field, but in a winter wonderland you would never know!!! It was soooo fun and prob (from a photographers view) my favorite snow of the year!!!

BACK TO TOP|CONTACT ME|EMAIL POST TO FRIEND|SHARE ON FACEBOOK|TWEET THIS POST

SENIOR – CLASS OF 2013 – REBECCA- GREENVILLE NC

Yep, it’s a year later but I still wanna show off my sweet friend, Rebecca!! Senior pictures can be sooo much fun because seniors are young and care free.  If I stop on the side of the road and tell them to jump in a cluster of flowers they do it and believe it or not, the results are superb!! But this lil chica worked my camera like vanilla ice cream on apple pie…. like coffee on a cold morning… like Frosty on a snowman… I’m not sure if you got any of that but what I’m saying is she was extremly delightful to work with!!! We laughed and carried on and for a small moment I remembered what it was like to be 18 and lighthearted again!! Rebecca, I loved working with you and if you ever find the need of a photographer again I would be more than honored to do a round two!!! xo

BACK TO TOP|CONTACT ME|EMAIL POST TO FRIEND|SHARE ON FACEBOOK|TWEET THIS POST

Bridal Portrait – Oriental, NC – Jenna

Brainstorming for Jenna’s bridal session was easy as pie!! Jenna cherishes her family, adores the community she grew up in, and loves the water!! Oriental met every requirement and then some. As we ventured from spot to spot, I never had to try to hard to get her perfect smile, it really only took one word… Shion! Jenna was without a doubt, deeply and 100% in love with her fiancé and soon to be husband. And even though I knew Shion was a lil camera shy, I knew he would be more than happy about the places his bride chose to do her pictures!! But you don’t have to take my word, just check out the beautiful bride in her charming lil southern town located on the enchanting Neuse River!!

BACK TO TOP|CONTACT ME|EMAIL POST TO FRIEND|SHARE ON FACEBOOK|TWEET THIS POST