A B O U T B L U E R O O M P H O T O G R A P H Y
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- Blue Room Photography offers in-studio and on-location photography. Our studio is at 2102-B Main St. in Daphne, Alabama.
- Cindy McCrory is the primary photographer; three local professional photographers are Blue Room Associate Photographers, joining Cindy for weddings and events needing two or more shooters.
- We offer quick image turnaround: 7-10 days for weddings, 2-3 days for portrait sessions, 24 hr for mini-sessions.
- Our albums are gorgeous. Truly.
- We only use professional level, full format cameras.
- We shoot a lot more than weddings, but weddings mainly.
- Scout is our studio dog. Come meet her!
- Meetings can be scheduled online, by email, or phone.
C I N D Y M C C R O R Y
Hey, how are you? Thanks for your interest in Blue Room!
MY PHOTOGRAPHY STORY
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from New College at the University of Alabama, plus a Certificate of Photography from University of South Alabama. I was a student of film photography for years, and black and white film photography was my hobby! My hobby turned into a career beginning with a Communications Director position in the office of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast. In addition to creating and managing the diocesan website, I took photographs in Episcopal churches across the Gulf Coast, using a Canon Rebel, a Canon "point and shoot" and a couple of my older film cameras.
In 2010 I succumbed to my addiction and purchased my first professional level digital camera, a Canon 5D Mark II, and started my wedding and portrait photography business from my home.
MY STUDIO STORY
I moved into my current studio in 2013. Its a great looking space in a barn studio behind the law firm of Coumanis & York. I rent from my buddies at Ashurst & Neimeyer on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay.
THE NAME "BLUE ROOM"?
The afternoon that the box arrived from Canon with my first PRO LEVEL CAMERA I was so excited that I tore into the box and began walking around the neighborhood taking photos. I returned at dusk and all of the lights in my house were on, including the bedroom I was using as my editing room. The room walls are a Martha Stewart color named named "Milk Paint" from Sherwin Williams. I also had small blueish halogen desk lights turned on. All of the windows in my house were glowing with the GE golden light except for the one window belonging to the office. The light coming from that window was SO BLUE. Quite honestly, it looked terrible from the street because it was so different from the other windows. BUT it ultimately served a purpose! I had been struggling with a name for my business, and although most people use their own name for their photography business, my business class at USA recommended using a third party name in case you want to ever sell the business or have children take it over at some point. So after seeing the blue room window, I lamely named my photography business BLUE ROOM PHOTOGRAPHY. Here's a pic I took of the window that afternoon:
My amazing photography equipment:
Multiple backdrops and studio lights
Important aids: Expresso maker, coffee, wine, beer, iMac, MacAir, Sonos, and Scout.
Old camera collection that includes old Polaroids, Brownies, a couple of old 8mm movie cameras, and a relatively rare Yashica - the first camera to have anything electronic.
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 5D Mark III
Hasselblad Digital Camera
Nikon manual film camera
Minolta early electronic film camera
SPEEDLIGHTS (FLASH UNITS)
Canon 580 EX
Canon 600 EX
Canon 70-200 mm IL
Canon 50 mm
Canon 24-105 mm
Canon 75-300 mm
Gorgeous ONA Camera Bags
STUDIO WISH LIST for 2018
Canon 85 mm lens
Canon 5D Mark IV
Portable lighting with battery for beach shoots
In my current studio there is hardly any blue except for four blue cushions. Everything is white or khaki! But I do have a blue rug on my wish list!
Come visit me, bring your laptop and use my wifi. I love company!
Text me to be sure I am at the studio: 251.509.6635