MIKE CRUPI PHOTOGRAPHY | Your Wedding Story

Your Wedding Story

The photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson used the term "decisive moment" to describe that fleeting instant when one small image can tell a much larger story. I spent more than 15 years as a newspaper photographer trying to capture those moments, day after day. And one thing I learned is that you cannot script that decisive moment. You cannot know when it will happen, you cannot hope it into existence and you certainly cannot force it. All you can do is work hard, pay attention and be patient.

That's how I approach each assignment and that's how I will approach documenting your wedding day. I will be by your side to capture each small, genuine, decisive moment, creating not just a photo album but a photo story, a visual document of the day that will stand the test of time. I will learn as much about you as I can before the wedding, pay attention to every detail during your wedding day and work hard throughout that day to find real moments. I will make candid, unplanned, unscripted photos. I believe these documentary-style images show the truest, most timeless glimpses into the personalities of the people I photograph. My only exception to this is posed photos of the couple at two locations. 

My job is to work hard, pay attention and be patient so that I can help you fondly remember the whirlwind that is your wedding day. Your job is to ignore me and have the time of your life. If you have a really big wedding party or you need a photo of every family member or you have your heart set on a large set of posed photos, I may not be a good fit. If you want a uniquely beautiful telling of your wedding story, I can help.

My rates are listed below, please email me at mikecrupi@gmail.com if you have questions or want to book a session.

Option 1 - $2,000

  • Pre-wedding consultation meeting

  • Travel up to 50 miles from Cleveland

  • (1) hour engagement photo session

  • (8) hours of shooting on your wedding day

  • 175-200 cropped, toned & downloadable JPEGs in password protected online gallery

  • Easy print ordering for friends & family via online gallery

Option 2 - $1,600

  • Pre-wedding consultation meeting

  • Travel up to 50 miles from Cleveland

  • (1) hour engagement photo session

  • (6) hours of shooting on your wedding day

  • 150-175 cropped, toned & downloadable JPEGs in password protected online gallery

  • Easy print ordering for friends & family via online gallery

Option 3 - $1,200

  • Pre-wedding consultation meeting

  • Travel up to 50 miles from Cleveland

  • (6) hours of shooting on your wedding day

  • 125-150 cropped, toned & downloadable JPEGs in password protected online gallery

  • Easy print ordering for friends & family via online gallery

*Packages do not include posed group photos. Coverage consists of documentary photography and posed pictures of the couple.