GoodEye: Santa Cruz Photographers | Wedding Portrait Commercial

One of our strengths as a San Francisco Bay Area photography business is our flexibility to photograph a great variety of subjects: babies to brides, portraits to palatial estates, food to fashion. By avoiding falling into any specific photographic niche, we not only keep busy throughout the year, but the constant challenge of ever-changing subjects makes us better photographers. We don't get stuck doing the same ol' thing every day, so we're forced to see each opportunity with fresh eyes and an open, creative mind. The above "Year in Review" gallery is an annual project we started to showcase a single photo from each assignment throughout the calendar year. This sounds simple, but considering many of these are weddings, choosing just one is really hard. We hope you enjoy the diversity of stunning subject matter captured with... a GoodEye.

Full Weddings, Engagements & Proposal Photography Sessions:

Visit our wedding website for more information about proposals, engagements and full wedding coverage. Full wedding coverage starts around $3,500. All packages are custom-tailored for couples that schedule consultations with us in person or over the phone. Elopements and small weddings Monday through Thursday have special pricing.

We shoot 25-30 weddings per year and are usually completely booked by March. We are currently taking reservations for the 2017 season, but may take on additional 2016 clients if it's a good fit for all.

Because we live here, we shoot weddings in the Santa Cruz / Monterey / Carmel area, but also find ourselves in the greater Bay Area and beyond for our wedding clients – usually San Francisco, along the peninsula (Palo Alto and Mountain View / Silicon Valley, San Jose); and we're always in wine country (Napa / Sonoma) and Lake Tahoe a couple times per year for full wedding assignments.

See if we have your date available before contacting us for a custom quote.

Full Family & Portrait Photography Sessions:

Get a price quote for your specific portrait or event needs. Most people spend between $500 and $2,500. We love making you and your loved ones look your very best.

Although we shoot most of our portraits among the beaches and forests in the Santa Cruz / Monterey area, we frequently travel to the greater Bay Area – as far north as San Francisco and as far south as Carmel/Big Sur.

Our personal portrait photography services generally include (but not limited to): Family Portraits, High School Seniors / College Grads, Casual Portraits (Friends, Children / Modeling, Couples), Maternity Sessions, Newborns and Events (bar and bat mitzvahs, birthday parties & anniversaries, college graduations, dances, engagement parties / rehearsal dinners, fundraisers & charity auctions, high school graduation parties, or just any kind of party, really.)

Full Commercial / Corporate / Editorial Photography Shoots:

Visit our commercial photography website for more information, or contact us to get a custom quote right now. Business Portraits start at $350, most commercial shoots are in the $1500 to $4500 range.

We are based in the Santa Cruz area, but frequently travel to Palo Alto, San Francisco, San Jose, East Bay and as far south as Carmel for commercial photo shoots. On occasion we'll travel to Hawaii, New York or other destinations for our clients – but we mostly stick to the Bay Area.

Commercial photography services include (but are not limited to): Architecture (restaurants, residential / homes, commercial properties), Business Professionals (lifestyle / casual portraits, business headshots, author / bio book portraits, staff / group portraits), Health & Fitness (day spas, education, fitness instructors, massage / rolfing, medispas, performance / active portraits, pilates, salons, yoga instructors / studios), Restaurants / Food (food shoots a-to-z by restaurant, bars / drinks / beverages, customers / staff candids), and Events (corporate events, corporate holiday parties, awards ceremonies, wine and food events, grand openings, fashion showseducation / classes).

Chris Schmauch

Welcome to the world of Chris Schmauch's photography! I'm a full-time professional photographer based in beautiful Santa Cruz, California (Serving Santa Cruz, Monterey Bay and Carmel, San Jose, South Bay, San Francisco, Bay Area, and all destinations international). If you're looking for award-winning Santa Cruz wedding photographers, you came to the right place! My primary focus is wedding photography, but I also specialize in family photography, commercial photography (interiors, food, etc.), professional portraits, engagement photography, hotel photos, and pretty much anything else that comes my way. I *love* what I do, and feel lucky to be able to make a living doing something I'm so passionate about. This site is chock-full of pure-photo-goodness.

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