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    Based in lovely Santa Cruz, California, I'm best known as one of the top Bay Area wedding and family portrait photographers, but I'm also an accomplished commercial photographer with a well-rounded portfolio of architectural interiors, food, lifestyle, homes, hotels, health, business, retail... well you get the point, I love it all!

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Title Image - Davenport Beach Wedding / Engagement Proposal Photography - Julianna and Brian - photos by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Davenport Beach Wedding Proposal with Julianna and Brian

About This Post Alright guys with girlfriends, Brian has officially raised the bar for all you thinking of popping theView full post »

Palace of Fine Arts Engagement Photography - San Francisco - Astha and Chris - by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Astha + Chris (Engagement Photography) @ Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, California

About This Post Today’s shoot with Astha and Chris went mostly as planned – as I was driving up to San FranciscoView full post »

Title Image - Panther Beach Santa Cruz and Quail Hollow Felton engagement photography - Sara and Scott - photos by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch

Panther Beach and Quail Hollow Engagement Photography with Sara and Scott

About This Post Panther Beach in Santa Cruz is an awesome location for engagement photos. Yes, it can be windy. Yes,View full post »

Capitola Beach and Natural Bridges Engagement Photos - Melody and Justin - by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch

Capitola Beach + Natural Bridges Engagement Photography

About This Post Most of my engagement sessions are about 90 minutes – plenty of time to get a lot of great photos ofView full post »

Panther Beach Santa Cruz Proposal Photography - by Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

She Said YES! (Proposal Photography) with Julio and Yasmin @ Panther Beach

About This Post   Julio called me up yesterday, asking me if I could fit in a last-minute beach proposal for himView full post »

Capitola Engagement Photography - Rachel & Kevin

Downtown Capitola Engagement Photos with Rachel and Kevin

About This Post The engagement shoot started out bright and sunny, but by the time Rachel, Kevin and I made it down toView full post »

Natural Bridges Santa Cruz Engagement Photography - Katelyn and Ben - by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.bestbayareaweddingphotographers.com

Engagement Photos at Natural Bridges State Beach in Santa Cruz

About This Post Katelyn and Ben met at UCSC a few years ago, so it was only natural for them to host their engagementView full post »

Maternity Photography by a tree at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco

Maternity Photos at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco

This shot is from a quick maternity portrait at the Palace of Fine arts in San Francisco – this beautiful pregnantView full post »

1920s Themed Casa Blanca Birthday Party at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga - Event Photography by www.GoodEyePhotography.com

1920s Casa Blanca Themed Birthday Party

Scott and Caroline decided to celebrate their 50th birthdays in high fashion – so they decided to have an amazingView full post »

Lifestyle business portrait photography at Wilder Ranch in Santa Cruz, California

Lifestyle Business Portraits at Wilder Ranch in Santa Cruz

Brenda needed some portraits for her new real estate venture, but she wanted more of a natural lifestyle feel to theView full post »

San Jose Interior Architecture Photography - ASML

Commercial Interior Architecture Photography in San Jose – ASML

Semiconductor company ASML has a brand new building in San Jose, and it’s absolutely gorgeous. Clean lines,View full post »

Palo Alto food photography @ Stanford University

Commercial Food Photography at the Stanford Campus in Palo Alto

This was an EPIC all-day photo shoot shooting over 60 staged dishes created by 14 chefs and many other people. By theView full post »

Female Chef Portrait Photography at Stanford Campus in Palo Alto, California

Female Chef Portraits at Stanford University

Group and individual portraits taken at the Stanford Campus  of the female chefs on staff in the DiningView full post »

Hamburgers / Fries - Food Photography at The Counter in Cupertino

Counter Burger (Food Photography) in Cupertino

The Counter is a well known custom burger restaurant that is quickly expanding and growing in popularity in the BayView full post »

Tapas Sampler Plate - Mountain View Food Photography at Cascal Restaurant

Tapas Photos at Cascal Restaurant in Mountain View

Usually a sampler plate of food is not much to be impressed by, but at Cascal in Mountain View, it’s truly a siteView full post »

Zeppoles - Dessert Food Photography at East Coast Alice Restaurant in Saratoga, California

Zeppoles – Dessert Photos at East Coast Alice in Saratoga

Zeppoles are basically fried donut holes, and these particular doughy balls of deliciousness are served with a side ofView full post »

Grand Marnier Souffle dessert photography at Le Papillon in San Jose

Grand Marnier Soufflé at Le Papillon in San Jose

I met up with the talented Executive Chef Scott Cooper at Le Papillon in San Jose to photograph one of their finestView full post »

Orchard Valley Kitchen Food Photography in Campbell, California

Food Photos at Orchard Valley Kitchen in Campbell

Here’s a few dishes I photographed at the hottest new restaurant in Campbell – Orchard Valley Kitchen. The decorView full post »

The Bridges Golf Club Wedding Photography - San Ramon - Crystal and Erin

Crystal and Erin’s Wedding at The Bridges Golf Club in San Ramon

About This Post Usually at the end of the year I get a few months off from weddings before the season starts up againView full post »

Dramatic Sunset / Ocean Wedding Portrait Photography in Monterey, California

2015 Year in Review

I have a really hard time picking my favorites from each shoot, but it’s a great exercise to review your workView full post »

Homemade Cookie Photos - Los Gatos Commercial Food Photography - by Chris Schmauch

Cookies! (Food Photography) @ Los Gatos

Oh, you know – just some cookie photos I took during a commercial food shoot in Los Gatos. The chef behind these photosView full post »

Los Gatos Pilates Fitness Photography - Grace W - by Bay Area commercial photographer Chris Schmauch

Grace (Pilates / Fitness Portrait Photography) @ Los Gatos, California

About This Post Grace, owner of Pilates Studio in Los Gatos had a commercial fitness photo shoot at her studio withView full post »

Business / Lifestyle Portrait Photography at Seabright Beach, Santa Cruz - by Bay Area commercial photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

F.S. (Business + Lifestyle Portrait Photography) @ Seabright Beach, Santa Cruz, California

This professional businesswoman needed some updated photos of her dressed in professional clothing at an outdoor beachView full post »

Seabright Beach Family Photos - Shaina - by Bay Area family photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Shaina, Sam and Kids (Family Photography) @ Seabright Beach, Santa Cruz, California

About This Post I love repeat family portrait clients – it means I am continuing to serve my community well, andView full post »