Bridal Show at the Martinsburg Mall October 24th from 11am to 5pm

It’s a Fall Wedding Extravaganza!!!

This spectacular Bridal Fair will be held on
Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010
at the Martinsburg Mall!
Addmission is FREE!

You’ll be able to meet lots of vendors face to face in one place and win lots of free stuff!


Wedding June 5, 2010 at Wesley United Methodist Church

Katie and John’s Wedding turned out wonderful. It was my last wedding before my ten-year wedding anniversary vacation, which I’ll be posting pictures of soon. The weather turned out beautiful and I arrived at the church early to set up. The bride was running behind so I took pictures of everyone scrambling to get ready and church decorations and flowers. We got the images with the bridesmaids, and if I remember correctly, some of the family pictures with the bride. We moved the grooms session to after the ceremony. The ceremony happened perfectly as rehearsed (as far as I could tell). The bride’s father pulled me aside and asked to me get extra images of the bride’s mom because he wanted to make a special album of her as a surprise. I thought that was romantic.

The reception was held at The Hampton Inn in Winchester.  The music was provided by Blue Moon Productions and the lovely cake was made by a family friend. As soon as the introductions were finished, we quickly cut the cake because it was leaning a bit and they were afraid it might not make til after dinner. Next to the cake was a beautiful display of candies and small cakes which tasted wonderful. It seemed like everyone had a wonderful time dancing and partying the night away as you can see from the pictures below. Thanks Katie and John for letting me be apart of your wedding. I enjoyed every minute of your special day.

Monthly Engagement Session Contest

It’s always better when it’s free!

So I am giving away a free 1 hour engagement session.  That’s right!  If you are engaged and looking for a super fun engagement session, you have found it here and possibly free!!!

One lucky couple each month will win a free 1 hour engagement session with Crouse Photography!  All you have to do is enter by liking my page on Facebook at!  One winner will be drawn at random at the end of each month.  Session will take place in Martinsburg and surrounding area.  Along with the session, the winner will receive one image for their newspaper announcement and a  online gallery.

No purchase necessary. Not exchangeable. Session must be booked within 30 days of winning.

Engagement Session at Stone Manor Country Club

I met Heather and David back in March and they booked me for their September 24, 2011 wedding at Stone Manor Country Club. Back in June we decided to do their engagement session at the same location. I’d never been there before and was excited to see it after seeing pictures of the location on Facebook. I arrived early so I could scope out locations before the couple arrived. It was a beautiful location. It would be easy to get beautiful images there.

I knew Heather and David wanted images that were more artistic and fun so I did my best to avoid anything “traditional”. I snuck in a few, I knew mom would appreciate it. My favorite picture was the one with the colorful umbrella. They asked for something wacky and I did my best to deliver.

I had a fun time with them and can’t wait for their wedding day.