Chris Schmauch here (yeah, that's me and my adorable blonde family up there), 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 (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.
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Weekends are Generally for Weddings Only:
Weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) are a precious commodity, so if I'm not shooting a wedding I'm spending time with my own family (I hope you understand). All non-wedding shoots are scheduled during the week (Monday through Friday). This includes families, portraits, most events, most commercial and editorial work. Exceptions are typically only considered November through April (off-season) – but it doesn't hurt to ask (like if you absolutely can't do it during the week)! Keep in mind that most outdoor portrait sessions are scheduled about an hour before sunset, which generally means after 6pm during the week (except during the winter of course) – so most families can work around this when scheduling in advance.
For weddings, contact me as soon as you've secured a wedding date (I tend to book up for the year pretty early). I recommend booking weddings a year out, and all other shoots a few weeks out (but you can always make last-minute requests!).
Travel / Coverage Area:
We are based in Santa Cruz, California and for the most part shoot in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, extending to Sonoma/Napa, Lake Tahoe area, and down to Monterey / Carmel / Big Sur. On occasion we'll travel out of state or country for commercial or wedding photography.
For all family or personal portrait-related shoots, lots of info + pricing at www.BayAreaFamily.Photography
For all business/corporate-related shoots, info + pricing is at www.BayAreaCommercial.Photography