I f*cking love my job.

There, I said it, and maybe that's a turnoff for you and you're ready to move on in your photographer search. Or maybe the idea of someone that's been shooting professionally for 20+ years still actually being passionate about their day-to-day resonates with you in a good way. Consider that statement a filter of sorts. If you're still reading, then you've passed the first test :)

While I'm based in Santa Cruz, CA, I shoot all over the Bay Area and beyond. I shoot headshots and corporate events in San Francisco. I capture architecture and food in Palo Alto. I photograph elopements in Carmel, engagements in Big Sur, and proposals in Capitola. I photograph maternity and babies in San Jose. I shoot branding and lifestyle portraits in Mountain View and Los Gatos. If it's something I enjoy, and a place I don't mind traveling to, then I will do it! Text/call me about your project now 831-216-6210

People ask me all the time, "Chris, what exactly do you shoot?" I think for a second, then decide to list the things I don't shoot, because it's... shorter. To give my clients a fresh look of what I've been up to, I start out each year with a gallery like you see below, whittling down a whole year's worth of work down to exactly one photo from each shoot in the last year. So, what you see below is a snapshot of last year's 220+ photo sessions, from simple headshots to full wedding days.

If you like what you see and want to discover more about my services, please visit one of the three spokes of my business below. Find out for yourself why people choose GoodEye™

GoodEye™ | Weddings

Proposals, Engagements, Elopements, Full Weddings

Dramatic, engaging, romantic and spontaneous photography. From that first marriage proposal to the fun engagement shoot, and finally to the big day (whether it's a micro-wedding/elopement or an actual BIG day), we cover it all.

GoodEye™ | Portraits

Maternity, Families, Senior Portraits, Life Events

All of life's moments, big or small, are worthy of preservation. Our portrait services include (but are not limited to): families (big and small), high school seniors, casual couples, maternity, newborns / babies, and all kinds of life events (baptisms, bar/bat mitzvahs, birthday parties, sweet 16s, and more).

GoodEye™ | Commercial

Headshots, Lifestyle / Branding Portraits, Corporate Events, Food, Products & Architecture  

Our clients range from the sole individual who needs a professional portrait – to large restaurant or hotel chains that need a consistent style for all their photography needs: architectural interiors/exteriors, branding / lifestyle / environmental portraits of staff & customers, executive headshots, large group photos, food & drink photography, candid event coverage and much more.

About GoodEye Photography:

Chris Schmauch here, owner of GoodEye Photography. I shoot all kinds of subjects throughout the year   – 25 to 35 weddings, lots of family portraits and plenty of commercial / corporate / lifestyle photography for the business community (well over 200 shoots per year). It doesn't matter if I'm shooting food, little kids, or huge weddings – I love it all! And I prefer being busy throughout the year so I stay on top of my game.

Santa Cruz Wedding Photography:

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. Lots of info on our wedding website, but feel free to browse full past sessions: Full Weddings (Organized by Venue), Small Weddings / Elopements, Engagement Sessions, Proposals

Santa Cruz Portrait Photography:

We primarily photograph families in Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos, but do travel around the Bay Area for personal portrait sessions. Lots of info/pricing on our portrait website, but feel free to browse past sessions:  Families (traditional-ish, fun candids, solo kids, siblings/cousins, multiple generations, family reunions), High School Seniors / College Grads, Casual Portraits (friends, children / modeling, couples, pets), Maternity Sessions, Newborns / Babies, Private 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.)

San Francisco Bay Area Commercial Photography:

Please visit our commercial photography website for general pricing and info. View finished galleries of work here: Architecture (restaurants, residential / homes, commercial properties), Business Professionals / Headshots (lifestyle / casual portraits, business headshots, author / bio book portraits, staff / group portraits), Restaurants / Food &  Drink, and of course Corporate Events.


At any time, reach out to Chris (Owner/Lead Photographer) 

chris@goodeyephotography.com (831) 216-6210

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