Just booked Breann and Eric’s wedding on July 3, 2010

I’m excited because I just booked another wedding. Breann and Eric’s wedding will be held at the Holiday Inn here in Martinsburg. I always love a close to home wedding. Congrats to both of you and thank you for choosing me as your photographer. I can’t wait for your wedding day!


Pullen Wedding album design

Every time I post an album design I get a whole bunch of hits on my blog. So I’m guessing people like to look at sample album designs. So here’s another one. The wedding was back in April and the couple have hadtheir fiinished album for about 6 months now. They ordered their album pretty quickly and got it just a few months after the wedding. Every couple gets to pick their own images and get to make changes to the layout before it is printed. If you have any questions about my album designs don’t hesitate to ask.

Mandy and Tim my newest clients!

I’m excited to say that Mandy and Tim are my newest couple. I can’t wait to shoot their wedding on April 3. It will be my second wedding for 2010. The first was on Jan. 9th; a wedding that got rescheduled because of the two foot of snow on December 19th. The wedding and reception are in Hagerstown at two locations I’ve never been to before. The ceremony is at Hagerstown Church of Christ and the reception is at Nick’s Airport Inn; which I hear has great food. I can’t wait to try some! Congrats on your engagement Mandy and Tim and I’ll do my best to make your wedding day the best I can.

Images from Bliss-Bridal Gala

I took some images during the show on sunday. I really liked Hager Hall in Hagerstown. It will make a great reception location which you’ll be able to see from the images.


I did free portraits during the show. I may do this again at the Martinsburg show.

Three girls modeling some gorgeous dresses

Here are some more images from the show I hope you enjoy them!

Visit Crouse Photography at the Bridal Gala for a FREE Portrait and posing advice

Bliss – The 2010 Bridal Gala

Sunday, January 17, 2010

We are pleased to announce the Hagerstown magazine 2010 Bridal Gala, presented by Hager Hall Conference & Event Center on the Dual Highway in Hagerstown.

Where: Hager Hall Conference and Event Center, Dual Highway, Hagerstown
Time: 11:30am – 4:00pm

Make sure you dress up for the show!

At the show I will have a studio background set up to do portraits of couples. The images will be hosted online after the show, just go to:


Find your image number and email it to:


I will send your image file to you FREE!

I look forward to seeing you there!

Maria and Zach’s Album Design

Here is another album design I finished over the holidays. It is from the wedding I shot on July 19, 2009. You can still see all the images from this wedding under client proofing on my website. In case you didn’t know, all of my client sites are open to the public so you don’t need a password to look at them. You will need to put in your email address, but don’t worry, I don’t market to those email addresses. They are only used for saving favorites on the client site.

I loved the images from this wedding. Maria was very adventurous and so was her husband Zach. The pictures always come out better when the couple is willing to have fun. They picked wonderful images for the album. Most couples will pick a lot of posed family images. I discourage this. I think the posed family images belong on your wall and not in your wedding album. It’s OK to have a few; maybe a page worth, but the rest should be images that tell the story of your wedding day. You want your children and your grandchildren to be able to look at your album and know what your wedding day was like. You want them to be able to feel what you felt and posed photos don’t convey those emotions. I hope you enjoy the layout!

Mary Kay and Pranas married October 31, 2009

Halloween! My favorite holiday. I thought long and hard whether I wanted to book a wedding on Halloween night. I’m glad I did, I got to know a wonderful couple, Mary Kay and Pranas. They met each other online on E- Harmony and I think E-Harmony did a great job, they’re a well matched couple and so much alike.  Pranas proposed to Mary Kay at the gazebo in Berkeley Springs State Park. We also did they’re engagement session there.

The ceremony was held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic church in Berkeley Springs and the reception was at Cacapon State Park also in Berkeley Springs WV. We wanted to do out-door shots at the park, but like all of my October weddings, it rained. I did manage to squeeze in a few outdoor shots before the ceremony. The couple rode off to the reception in a gorgeous old car (a classic 57 Chevy owned by a family friend) and entered they’re excited reception to mask covered loved ones. I loved all the little Halloween touches they added to the reception. After they entered they did a special Lithuanian custom of bread, salt, and wine that was presented to them by their parents. Mary Kay and Pranas also had a special Lithuanian wedding cake made. I was too busy taking images I never got a chance to try a piece :(. Greg from GS Productions was the DJ for the night and he made sure everyone had a great time.   I’m glad I decided to work on Halloween or I would have missed meeting a wonderful and interesting couple. Thank you Pranas and Mary Kay for letting me be apart of your wedding day!