Blythe Crady Photography Wedding Keepsake Boxes

The Heirloom Box

All of my collections come with a gorgeous 4×6 Heirloom Box that contains a Custom Wood USB with all of your edited Full Resolution images & up to 20 high quality 4×6 Prints. My clients also have the option to upgrade! These boxes are all handmade from quality woods and come in a variety of finishes, sizes, and styles! The Custom Wood USB will be engraved with your names. The lid on the box will also have either your names or a custom quote engraved that can be inlayed with gold or silver paint. The bedding for the USB will be Spanish Moss which is so fitting for a Carolina Wedding!


Complimentary Box

This beautiful handmade box will fit 140 standard 4×6 prints or 20 mounted prints. 20 standard prints or 7 mounted prints come complimentary.


$75 Upgrade

This beautiful handmade box will fit 280 standard 4×6 prints or 42 mounted prints. 20 standard prints or 7 mounted prints come complimentary.


$150 Upgrade

This beautiful handmade box will fit 140 standard 8×10 prints or 15 mounted prints. It also comes with a custom wooden print holder for you to display an image of choice. This works best with mounted prints. It also comes in the same finishes as the previous boxes. 6 standard prints or 2 mounted prints come complimentary.


$225 Upgrade

This beautiful handmade box will fit 120 standard 8×10 prints or 12 mounted prints. This also works best with mounted prints because such large prints hold up better with some added rigidity.  It comes in the same finishes as the previous boxes. 2 standard prints or 1 mounted print comes complimentary.


Prints

Extra Prints can also be purchased to fill you family heirloom! You get to choose the images!

Standard Prints

4×6 —$10

8×10 — $15

11×14 — $35

Mounted Prints

4×6 — $15

8×10 — $25

11×14 — $50

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Blythe Crady Photography Weddings

Every package I offer comes with:

–  One Photographer (Additional can be added to any package)

–  A Modern Keepsake Box that contains a Custom Wood USB will all of your edited images & up to 20 high quality 4×6 Prints. (this box can be upgraded with different materials/styles/and sizes, and number of images) This is the perfect keepsake to store the memories of your special day!

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–   My undivided attention and unique skill to beautifully capture one of the most important days of your life!


Deluxe Plus $1695

This package offers you the comfort of knowing that every moment of you special day will be documented in detail. This package will follow you from getting ready to you grand exit and Husband and Wife.

–    Up to 9 hours of Wedding Day Coverage

–    $200 Print Credit

–    Engagement or Bridal Photo Session

–    Custom Mobile App you can share with friends/family

–   Personal Website to view and order prints (will stay active for 60 days)


Deluxe  $1295

This package is more in depth and allows you extra time to document those precious details of getting ready. It also allows for a more flexible schedule to include additional locations.

–    Up to 7 hours of Wedding Day Coverage

–    $100 Print Credit

–    Custom Mobile App you can share with friends/family

–    Personal Website to view and order prints (will stay active for 45 days)


Essentials Plus $895

This package will provide enough time to capture the most important parts of your special day in more detail.

This package includes:

–    Up to 5 hours of Wedding Day Coverage

–   $50 print credit (can be applied to wall art, canvases, albums, or prints)

–    Personal Website to view and order prints (will stay active for 45 days)


Essentials $695

This package is our most affordable option. It ensures that the most important parts of your big day are beautifully documented. We will provide one photographer for your ceremony & formal portraits immediately following. This package does not include any reception coverage. If you wish include coverage of additional locations or reception, we suggest the five hour package.

This package includes:

–    Coverage of your ceremony and formal portraits

–    Personal Website to view and order prints (will stay active for 30 days)


A La Carte Prices and Add-ons

(Just a few of our most requested items)

Engagement or Bridal Photo Session: $250

–   Up to 2 hours at location of choice (Also great for Invitations, Thank you Cards, or Wedding Guest Books)

Save the Date/Thank You Cards: $175

–   100 Cards, size 4×8 or 5.5×4, custom designed with your Engagement or Wedding Photos

Additional Wedding Day Photography Time:

–   $100/hour if booked in advance

–   $175/hour if added the day of the wedding

Photo Albums:

12×12 Signature Album: starting at $600

–    10 Pages, 20 Sides

8×10 Lay Flat Album: $300

–    20 Pages, 40 Sides

7×7 Parents’ Photo Book: $200

–    20 Pages, 40 Sides

 

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Fitness Photographer | Jacksonville Wilmington NC | Blythe Crady Photography

This was such an awesome fitness photography session!! This is quickly becoming my favorite genre to shoot! I really enjoy being in full control of the light and using it to sculpt the client. But as a photographer I can only do so much, the rest is up to the client and she definitely rocked it! I can’t say enough positive things about this young lady! Not only is she an inspiration for all things healthy, she’s super nice, and has a passion to share her knowledge with others. (even though she did bring me birthday cake the day of our session! haha).

Blythe Crady Photography serves Jacksonville, Swansboro, Wilmington, Emerald Isle, and surrounding coastal NC areas. Blythe Crady Photography specializes in family, engagement, fitness, wedding, and headshot photography. For more information about booking please visit Blythe Crady Photography Website

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Young Love | Couple’s Photographer | Jacksonville, NC and surrounding coastal areas

This young couple booked with my in January, and we have waited the long wait for the weather to cooperate! We finally decided that it was time and found this lovely field to shoot their portraits in. I normally try to shoot around the golden hour (about an hour before sunset), but she had a bright sunny vision of her images. I stepped out of my comfort zone, . . and let me tell you I’m so glad I did! 🙂 These two made my job sooo easy! I literally felt like I was just there to document the story they were playing out. I just followed and shot! haha These two were so wrapped up in each other’s love that at times I don’t think they even knew I was there! This was a couple’s photographer dream session! I’m so glad they chose me to document this part of their journey together!

I am a couple’s, wedding, fitness, and senior photographer based out of Jacksonville, NC. My studio is in Swansboro, NC and I serve the greater coastal areas.

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Jacksonville NC Engagement Photographer | Blythe Crady Photography

JACKSONVILLE NC ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER Emerald Isle Swansboro
JACKSONVILLE NC ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER Emerald Isle Swansboro

This couple was an absolute joy to photograph!! This young man approached me about doing a couple’s session for him and his wife. Little did I know that it would turn into an engagement session as well. haha Yes, they are married, but they only had an official (paper signing) ceremony. This can be fairly common in the military. There isn’t always ample amount of time to plan for and have a traditional and formal gathering. But this was something that was important to this couple. So mid shoot (unknown to her) he dropped down on one knee and proposed with a new ring and the continued promise of eternal love. Her reaction was priceless and I’m so stoked I was able to document this for them! Young men take note! haha As an engagement photographer one can become a bit numb to the smoooshy emotion, lol. Things like lighting, posing, and angles may take over the brain but there are some sessions where you feel like you are just another character in a Nicholas Sparks book, watching a love story unfold! 🙂

I am a portrait, wedding, fitness, and engagement photographer that serves Jacksonville, Swansboro, Emerald Isle, and surrounding coastal NC areas.

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Fitness Photographer | Pricing | Blythe Crady Photography

Fitness Photographer Jacksonville NC
Fitness Photographer Jacksonville NC

Blythe Crady Photography Fitness Sessions

There are many reasons to book a fitness photoshoot! Some people simply want to document their progress! Others come to me to help kickstart their fitness modeling careers. Some come to me just before fitness and weightlifting competitions to document their physique before the big day. Some are nutrition or personal training experts and need portraits to accompany websites and books. Some want to surprise their significant others with great photos or an album. Some want to be their own motivational posters and inspire others. Whatever your reason always remember, there is a difference between vanity and being proud of accomplishing your goals!! It’s completely ok to be proud of your accomplishments! You have put in countless hours of hard work, and made life changing decisions to be the best you possible. Why not artistically document this period of your life with a truly custom and professional fitness session?

I truly pride myself on being the most sought after fitness photographer in the area. I thouroughly love shooting these types of sessions and have spent countless hours honing the technical side of my craft to expertly highlight your physique through light sculpting and posing. If you are interested in booking a fitness session with me, this guide will explain how my pricing structure works. I price my fitness sessions a bit differently than my typical photo sessions, because most of my fitness clients are mostly interested in digital images (as opposed to prints or albums). I have taken my most common requests and built my packages around those with added discounts. You may choose from the pre-built packages, but it is my goal to meet your needs 100%. If one of these collections doesn’t fulfill your needs, I will sit with you and build a custom collection that does so!

Fitness Photography tends to take a bit more preperation, both on the part of the photographer and the client. Because of this I typically require a bit more time to complete a session, compared to a general photoshoot. For more information on how to prepare for a fitness session with Blythe Crady Photography please sheck out this blog post! How To Prep For a Fitness Photography Session With Blythe Crady Photography



Collection 1 ($550)

3 hour Session ($275 value)

Up to 4 different outfit changes

2 locations

30 fully edited digital images (with print release )

20×30 Metal Print

Additional images may be purchased for $15/image


Collection 2 ($400)

2 Hour Session

Up to 3 different outfit changes

1 location

20 fully edited digital images (with print release)

16×24 Metal Print

Additional images may be purchased for $20/image


Collection 3 ($300)

1 Hour Session

Up to 2 outfit changes

1 Location

15 fully edited digital images (with print release)

11×14 Metal Print

Additional images may be purchased for $25/image


Collection 4 ($200)

45 Minute Session

Only 1 outfit

1 Location

7 fully edited digital images (with print release)

Additional images may be purchased for $25/image



A La Carte Menu (Build Your Own Package)

Session Fee

1 Hour Session $125

Each subsequent hour $75


Fully Edited Digital Images (with print release)

Individual Digital Image $25

– Set of 5 Full Resolution Digitals $105 – (save $20)

– Set of 10 Full Resolution Digitals $220 – (save $30)

– Set of 15 Full Resolution Digitals $325 – (save $50)

– 25 Full Resolution Digitals -or- Entire Gallery $450 -(save $175)


Metal Prints

Experience your images in a new definition and clarity with Vivid Metal prints. These show-stopping conversation pieces add an artistic edge and contemporary elegance to your photograph. This is a very unique high gloss wall art option that accentuates fitness photography to the highest degree. They are truly stunning in person!

 24×36 $400          20×30 $340

16×24 $170          11×14 $70

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Family Photography | Jacksonville NC | Blythe Crady Photographer

family photographer jacksonville nc
family photographer jacksonville nc

This loving family spent the afternoon with me on Camp Lejeune, in Jacksonville, NC. The wind was whipping, but we made it work! lol It ended up being such a great session! We got there about an hour before sunset and wrapped it up with the sun crested the horizon. Blythe Crady Photography serves Jacksonville, NC and surrounding coastal areas. I specialize in family portraits, senior portraits, weddings, engagement, maternity, and fitness photography. Feel free to visit my website for more examples of my work and information. WEBSITE

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Austin & Taylor | Blythe Crady Photography | Jacksonville & Swansboro, NC

photographer jacksonville nc engagement couples portraits
photographer jacksonville nc engagement couples portraits

This was such a fun couples session! We went back and forth on location, and ultimately settled on these beautiful flowers by Emerald Isle. I’m so glad we did! It was a photographers playground, and it made it even more special knowing they would only be in bloom for a few weeks! This young couple/parents-to-be are as sweet as it gets and this location was a perfect match! I hope they enjoy this young love for the rest of their lives! Thanks for letting me document this awesome stage in your lives!

Blythe Crady Photography serves Jacksonville, Swansboro, NC and surrounding Coastal areas.

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How To Prep For a Fitness Session | Blythe Crady Photography | Jacksonville NC

Fitness Photographer Jacksonville NC
Fitness Photographer Jacksonville NC

Fitness Photography Prep with Blythe Crady Photography

There are many reasons to book a fitness photoshoot! Some people simply want to document their progress! Others come to me to help kickstart their fitness modeling careers. Some come to me just before fitness and weightlifting competitions to document their physique before the big day. Some are nutrition or personal training experts and need portraits to accompany websites and books. Some want to surprise their significant others with great photos or an album. Some want to be their own motivational posters and inspire others. Whatever your reason always remember, there is a difference between vanity and being proud of accomplishing your goals!!  It’s completely ok to be proud of your accomplishments! You have put in countless hours of hard work, and made life changing decisions to be the best you possible. Why not artistically document this period of your life with a truly custom and professional fitness session?

I am by no means a fitness expert! I’m currently in top dad bod shape! But I am a well versed photographer and I can definitely help this process flow smoothly and stress free! Prepping for a fitness photoshoot can feel like a daunting task the first time you do it, so I have put together this list of commonly asked questions and tips to help with your prep!

Dieting and Workouts

It is no secret that you want your body to look it’s best for the day of the photoshoot. Again I’m no expert! lol I often hear words thrown around like; water loading & depletion, intermittent fasting, calorie manipulation, density training, macronutrients. . The whole time I smile and nod while I’m thinking about shutter speed, ISO, aperture, inverse square law of light, and posing lol. But I know there are many 3 week and 7 day diet and exercise routines that you can google if this is something you feel the need to do! This mainly applies to my competitors (who typically already know more than they want to about the subject) and my fitness models who need to look a specific way. I’m currently speaking with a couple fitness gurus to get their suggestions on the best pre-shoot routines. I’ll post links or tips regarding this shortly.

Misc. Body Prep

  • Tanning: If you have a fair complexion, tanning is great way to add some dynamic contrast to your photos. I use strobes with my fitness work. While this is a great way to completely control my environment and add drama to a portrait, it can also wash out some of the contrast on a client with fair complexion. It is the contrast between the valleys and ridges (lights and shadows) of your body that really make your hard work evident in a photograph! One of the easiest ways to obtain this contrast is to spray tan. It’s very fast, reasonably priced, and can have great effect. It is typically best to get the spray done a day or two before your shoot. While tanning naturally can also produce great results. It takes numerous sessions to achieve an even coat. Long periods in direct sun or tanning beds is not recommended in the days leading to your session. This may cause excessive redness, and splotchy areas that may take a ton of work in post production to correct.
  • Body Hair: Simply put, shave it! lol This applies to both men and women. You will be hard pressed to find fitness photos that include body hair. This is because the hair can mask muscle definition, and can look a bit untidy at times. So men, bust out that razor and go to work! It is best to shave the day before your shoot, or at the very latest the night before. Razor burn and irritation can occur if you shave just prior to your session. Waxing is a better long term solution but it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, especially for large areas of hair like a chest. Think 40 Year Old Virgin! These tips mostly apply to my modeling and competition clients. If you are coming in for a fitness session just for you and are content with your body hair, by all means, feel free to keep it! As for facial hair, clean shaven is a classic look you can’t go wrong with. If you decide to keep some stubble or facial hair, just make sure it nice and tidy. (unless you are going for that raw caveman look!) The same applies to nose hair, and eyebrows! I know I shouldn’t have to mention it, but it’s the littlest things that tend to get overlooked. All those little things could add up to hours of post production work, and extra cost on the back end of the shoot.
  • Hair & Make-up: For males this is pretty straight forward, just ensure that you are trimmed up nicely. Pay extra attention to the hair on the back of our neck. If your hair is long enough to style, then a quality wax is great to keep a natural look in place. If you need a bit more staying power then a good styling gel can be used. Just ensure that it doesn’t flake, and it does the job of keeping your hair in place. Unfortunately my female clients may have a bit more work to get shoot ready. One of the easiest ways to go about it is to let us do your hair and makeup ourselves! I work with several talented local Hair & Make-up Artists. If you choose this option simply come in as a blank canvas and get the full treatment! Pricing may vary depending on what is required. The other option is to do it yourself! Some planning needs to be in place before you begin creating your look. The way you style yourself will influence the feel of the finished product, so ensure that you are keeping your end goal in mind. If you’re going for a fierce gritty look then perfectly styled hair and glamorous makeup might not be a good fit, and visa versa. All of these details will be worked out in our pre shoot consultation!

Clothing | Accessories | Props

Clothing is another choice that will greatly affect your final product. In a typical 1 hour session we can fit in one wardrobe change. Any more than that and we would be taking away too much time from the shoot itself. I would suggest that if you have numerous looks you may want to add additional time to your shoot. Often times if we are shooting for a magazine, the publication will provide all the wardrobe, down to the smallest detail. If this is the case just let me know ahead of time so we can plan accordingly! For shoots that are not dictated by a publication, the choice is yours! Typically, nice workout gear is the standard, but don’t be afraid to think outside the box! I’m not saying show up in a cheetah print loin cloth. . . well maybe I am. . If that’s your thing we will rock it! haha But we can discuss wardrobe after we dial in our concept a bit!

You are free to bring your own props. My only request is that you let me know what you are bringing before hand! This will help me build a game plan on how best to incorporate them! Many times my fitness clients will bring in a set of dumbells or power bands (I think that’s what they are called?). They may be used as props, but more importantly they can be used to get a quick pump in between shots! This gets the blood flowing and lets your muscles know it’s go time, which looks great for photo purposes.

Location

I typically offer 3 types of fitness sessions.

  • Studio: These are done in my studio obviously 🙂 These types of sessions really focus on you! They are typically done with a plain backdrop for minimal distractions. Some consider these to be more artistic in nature. By simply shaping my light on your body we can create artwork that speaks for itself, and lets your physique be the star of the show! This is also a great location for product and clothing modeling, or catalog type work. The studio also offers more privacy if you need it! (examples coming soon)
  • Gym: I have partnered with a great local gym! It looks great on camera and has a ton of diversity! These are more action styled shots. This gym is so great that I can also pull off some studio type shots while we are there. This offers a wide variety of shots we can obtain from one location! (examples coming soon)
  • On Location: The sky is the limit with these sessions! I essentially bring my studio outside and we shoot at a location of your choice! Some popular choices are the beach, industrial areas (I’m always on the hunt for abandoned factories and similar settings), forest etc. As long as we have permission, I’m willing to shoot anywhere! Locations outside of Jacksonville/Swansboro may incur a travel fee depending on how far they are. These sessions are only limited by our own imaginations! (examples coming soon)

A combination of any of these sessions is also possible, but extra time will be needed for the session. For example we could start out in my studio and then drive up the road to finish off the session in a gym setting!

Many people come into the consultation knowing what type of setting they want, but for those on the fence, I suggest doing a quick google search for fitness photography (Or create a Pintrest board with your favorite shots). While sorting through images, just keep in mind what your end goal is, It could be to drive more people to your website, sell certain products or apparel, attract new customers for personal training, or simply highlighting your physique. Once you have a decent idea of which shots you love the best feel free to send them to me via email, phone, or Facebook. This will help us decide on a location, and help me design lighting and posing scenarios beforehand! The more we prep the better the final results will be!

Final Tip

HAVE FUN!! This doesn’t need to be a high pressure/stress situation. Let me work out all the details! You just need to show up ready to shoot! The more relaxed and at ease you are the better the final products will be! If you have a favorite genre of music let me know we will put it on!

More to come! **under construction**

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Music

The biggest tip I have is to have fun!!

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Blythe Crady Photography | Jacksonville NC | Maternity Photographer

I had the pleasure of capturing this loving couple during one of the biggest milestones in their relationship! We decided to shoot it at their house in Jacksonville, NC. Needless to say it was a photographers dream! Such a beautiful setting for such a loving couple. The mom to be was absolutely radiant even though I had her walking all over her property! haha There is nothing more rewarding as a photographer than taking part in sessions like this!

I service Jacksonville, Swansboro, and surrounding NC areas. Feel free to visit my website for more information. www.blythecradyphotography.com 

Maternity Photographer | Engagement Photographer | Wedding Photographer | Senior Portrait Photographer | Fitness & Modeling Photographer

2 Responses to “Blythe Crady Photography | Jacksonville NC | Maternity Photographer”

  1. Kayla Howard

    Looking for engagement/ family session

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      I am just now seeing this Kayla. Ill send you an email!

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