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Crescendo Photography

Chandler , AZ
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LOCATION

3165 S Alma School, 29-257
Chandler, AZ 85248 US (map)

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480-734-1072

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ABOUT US

Through Crescendo Photography, Marnie McCown photographs local and destination weddings so no matter where you plan to get married, she is happy to come along. When it comes to your... Read more
Through Crescendo Photography, Marnie McCown photographs local and destination weddings so no matter where you plan to get married, she is happy to come along. When it comes to your wedding photography, think about it this way - the flowers will fade, the cake will be eaten and the dress will be packed away - but your wedding album will be pulled out again and again as you look back on the day you began your new life together.

Her approach is low-stress, fun and unobstrusive. She will be there to get the important shots without getting in the way. When it’s time for the formal portraits, Marnie is ready to photograph all the must-haves with your wedding party, relatives and friends AND be sure you get to your reception quickly! She is passionate about her craft and uses location, lighting and technique to deliver creative and romantic images you will cherish.

Marnie McCown is also an inductee of the Wedding Photojournalist Association. The Wedding Photojournalist Association is a highly screened, critical organization. Less than 5% of wedding photographers out there qualify for membership. Membership in the WPJA depends entirely on photographers meeting the high standards for inclusion. One CANNOT simply pay his/her way into the WPJA. For more information please visit WPJA.com or Marnie's page at http://bit.ly/4OBw5j.

She offers local and destination wedding photography as well as engagement portrait sessions and bridal boudoir.! Contact the studio to schedule an appoint or to discuss your wedding photography needs! Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Usually, I prefer to let your beauty and emotion tell the story. We can discuss any special treatments at your consultation.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
All of them! From shooting in dark churches to shooting on cloudy, stormy beaches I am well-versed in lots of techniques to ensure your day is photographed beautifully! It's all in knowing the art and science of photography and how to make your equipment work for you.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital
How many photographers do you work with?
It depends on the collection you choose. I am the sole photographer for many weddings and use another professional should the couple choose a collection that includes a 2nd photographer. Depending on the venue, I may bring an non-photographic assistant.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Usually, I only accept one booking per weekend. In rare instances, I may be open to shooting 2 events in a weekend.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
As a member of several professional photographic associations, I maintain relationships with other pros and would be able to provide a professional replacement in the unlikely event I was unable to photograph your wedding.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I shoot with professional-level Nikon camera bodies, pro level lenses, external light sources and other tools that may prove useful in photographing your wedding.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Of course! I always take back up bodies, lenses, lights, CF cards and batteries.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
My collections are customized based upon the needs of each couple. I offer everything from abbreviated coverage of a few hours to full wedding day coverage of 10 hours. Call the studio or send an e-mail with a wish-list of wedding coverage and optional elements to receive a free quote for services. .
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes. Extra hours are $200/each.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
None! If I need to sneak away to the ladies room it is when the bride is eating or otherwise involved.
Do you charge for travel?
Not for weddings in metro Phoenix. Travel fees outside metro Phoenix may apply.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
I do my best to have a few preview images on my blog within 3 days of the wedding and final images are in your private online gallery within 3 weeks. Of course, during the busy season this may be a bit longer but I communicate with my couples so they know exactly what to expect.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
In an on-line slideshow.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
The slideshow remains online for at least 30 days.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes, I do BUT all clients receive a DVD with personal usage rights for printing and web posting.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes. My couples love seeing themselves on the web and in local publications!
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Every Crescendo Collection comes with a high-resolution DVD of final images and a personal usage license.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes.
What kind of albums do you offer?
I offer modern flushmount and coffee table albums. Both are very high quality and custom ordered. Your choice depends on your personal style.
When will the client get the final album?
Each album is designed by hand and usually takes about 10-14 weeks for printing and binding from the time you approve the layout.

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jennysrainbow
Wedding:
9/7/2010
1.4/5.0
I love my pictures, but i got them at a event, so they cost way less.
Now that i want more, her prices are insane and not worth the money she is asking. She is greedy.
I love my pictures, but i got them at a event, so they cost way less.
Now that i want more, her prices are insane and Read more...
I love my pictures, but i got them at a event, so they cost way less.
Now that i want more, her prices are insane and not worth the money she is asking. She is greedy. Read less
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Tammy
Wedding:
8/22/2009
5.0/5.0
Marnie at Crescendo Photography has been amazing to work with.
Marnie at Crescendo Photography has been amazing to work with.
Marnie at Crescendo Photography has been amazing to work with. Read less
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Ali
Wedding:
10/25/2008
5.0/5.0
If you want gorgeous wedding photos that capture the day perfectly, choose Crescendo Photography! Marnie met with my fiance and I and we immediately knew that her enthusiasm and talent was what we wanted. She got all the candid moments of the ceremony and reception which was what we really wanted and when we got our album I was overwhelmed with how artistic the design was and how beautiful the photos looked!
If you want gorgeous wedding photos that capture the day perfectly, choose Crescendo Photography! Marnie met with my Read more...
If you want gorgeous wedding photos that capture the day perfectly, choose Crescendo Photography! Marnie met with my fiance and I and we immediately knew that her enthusiasm and talent was what we wanted. She got all the candid moments of the ceremony and reception which was what we really wanted and when we got our album I was overwhelmed with how artistic the design was and how beautiful the photos looked! Read less
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TsWife
Wedding:
9/13/2008
5.0/5.0
Marnie was the perfect choice for our wedding photography! When I met with Marnie we discussed the wedding plans and she was really great at listening to what I wanted for my photography. Her style is artistic and she sees even the most common things in a really unique way. She was full of energy and enthusiasm for our wedding and her passion for photography is clear in her work. From the time she arrived to photograph me getting my makeup done to our exit at the reception Marnie was shooting all the details and events. Her coverage was amazing and our album was incredible! We have gotten so many compliments on our wedding photos. Marnie was by far the best choice for a photographer I could have made!
Marnie was the perfect choice for our wedding photography! When I met with Marnie we discussed the wedding plans and she Read more...
Marnie was the perfect choice for our wedding photography! When I met with Marnie we discussed the wedding plans and she was really great at listening to what I wanted for my photography. Her style is artistic and she sees even the most common things in a really unique way. She was full of energy and enthusiasm for our wedding and her passion for photography is clear in her work. From the time she arrived to photograph me getting my makeup done to our exit at the reception Marnie was shooting all the details and events. Her coverage was amazing and our album was incredible! We have gotten so many compliments on our wedding photos. Marnie was by far the best choice for a photographer I could have made! Read less
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Bridget
Wedding:
6/9/2007
5.0/5.0
Marnie with Crescendo Photography is absolutely fantastic! From the first time I met her to the follow up after the wedding, she has been professional, full of unique ideas and a bundle of energy. Her style is best described as flexible, creative and fun. She captured the many angles of our families through her obvious passion for photography.
My groom (who is self-proclaimed as the least photographic person) felt very comfortable with Marnie and even “hammed” it up a bit!

Our Sedona wedding will be remembered forever with the amazing photographs that Marnie and her team were able to capture! I would highly suggest calling Marnie for your upcoming special event.
Marnie with Crescendo Photography is absolutely fantastic! From the first time I met her to the follow up after the Read more...
Marnie with Crescendo Photography is absolutely fantastic! From the first time I met her to the follow up after the wedding, she has been professional, full of unique ideas and a bundle of energy. Her style is best described as flexible, creative and fun. She captured the many angles of our families through her obvious passion for photography.
My groom (who is self-proclaimed as the least photographic person) felt very comfortable with Marnie and even “hammed” it up a bit!

Our Sedona wedding will be remembered forever with the amazing photographs that Marnie and her team were able to capture! I would highly suggest calling Marnie for your upcoming special event. Read less
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Cathy
Wedding:
12/22/2006
4.9/5.0
Marnie was great! She made the photography process so easy. From the time we met with her to the end of our reception, she was enthusiastic and helpful. I had no idea what I wanted for photography and was nervous since I couldn't describe my vision. She used her artistic style and gave us more than we could have hoped for. Not only are the photos beautiful, she really got our personalities and gave us memories that reflect the day perfectly!
Marnie was great! She made the photography process so easy. From the time we met with her to the end of our reception, she Read more...
Marnie was great! She made the photography process so easy. From the time we met with her to the end of our reception, she was enthusiastic and helpful. I had no idea what I wanted for photography and was nervous since I couldn't describe my vision. She used her artistic style and gave us more than we could have hoped for. Not only are the photos beautiful, she really got our personalities and gave us memories that reflect the day perfectly! Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
9/8/2005
5.0/5.0
We had a small but very detailed wedding ceremony and knew exactly what we wanted from a photographer. The first time we met Marnie we knew she would be perfect for us. Not only did she listen to all our ideas, but she educated us on what would make the best images. Her style was natural and fun and she was very flexible throughout the day. I liked the fact that she contacted us several times before the wedding day just to check on us. She was extremely professional and managed to photograph our ceremony with us even knowing she was there! Her albums are gorgeous and it was a really smart investment we made. We would recommend Crescendo Photography to anyone!
We had a small but very detailed wedding ceremony and knew exactly what we wanted from a photographer. The first time we Read more...
We had a small but very detailed wedding ceremony and knew exactly what we wanted from a photographer. The first time we met Marnie we knew she would be perfect for us. Not only did she listen to all our ideas, but she educated us on what would make the best images. Her style was natural and fun and she was very flexible throughout the day. I liked the fact that she contacted us several times before the wedding day just to check on us. She was extremely professional and managed to photograph our ceremony with us even knowing she was there! Her albums are gorgeous and it was a really smart investment we made. We would recommend Crescendo Photography to anyone! Read less
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