2013 Best Of: Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait Photography

About This Post

I always try my best on the big wedding day to really put the effort into making timeless, breathtaking portraits of the newly married couple. I focus on lighting, natural (and quick) posing, and creative use of architecture or the environment to get truly memorable bride and groom formal portraits. Sometimes we only have five minutes for this part of the day (so sad…), but no matter how little time I have with the couple, I’m going to make every effort to “crush it.”

This gallery contains my favorite bride and groom portraits from this past year (2013) in chronological order, January to December. Sorry if you didn’t make the cut – I understand if I’m off your Christmas card list… In the caption of each photo is the location – just in case you’re looking for inspiration for where to have your wedding!

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About Chris (GoodEye)
Chris Schmauch loves weddings – from intimate elopements, to grand events with your 1,000 closest friends – it’s truly an honor to participate in, and be responsible for capturing all the fleeting moments throughout the day. Based in Santa Cruz, but traveling all over the Bay Area and beyond, consider taking advantage of Chris’ talent to capture your wedding the way you envision it (i.e. as amazing as possible).
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Bride and Groom Portrait – Wedding Rock / Carmel River State Beach, Carmel, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Wedding Rock / Carmel River State Beach, Carmel, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Wedding Rock / Carmel River State Beach, Carmel, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Wedding Rock / Carmel River State Beach, Carmel, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Monterey Bay Aquarium – Large Fish Tank

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Monterey Bay Aquarium – Moon Jelly Tank

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Monterey Bay Aquarium – Moon Jelly Tank

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Tarpy’s Roadhouse, Monterey, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Mission Ranch, Carmel, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Mission Ranch, Carmel, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Goularte Estate, San Martin, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Goularte Estate, San Martin, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Goularte Estate, San Martin, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Goularte Estate, San Martin, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Goularte Estate, San Martin, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Goularte Estate, San Martin, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Oceano Hotel, Half Moon Bay, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Lake Tahoe Golf Course, South Lake Tahoe, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Seascape Resort / Sesnon House, Aptos, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Monarch Cove Inn, Capitola, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Rancho Soquel, Soquel, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Rancho Soquel, Soquel, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Panther Beach, Santa Cruz, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Panther Beach, Santa Cruz, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Panther Beach, Santa Cruz, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Panther Beach, Santa Cruz, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Hazlwood, Los Gatos, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Old Whaling Station, Monterey, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Old Whaling Station, Monterey, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Perry House, Monterey, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Perry House, Monterey, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Perry House, Monterey, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Cliff House Restaurant, San Francisco, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Cliff House Restaurant, San Francisco, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Harvey West Park redwood grove, Santa Cruz, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Ondine Restaurant, Sausalito, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Monterey Plaza Hotel, Monterey, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Seascape Golf Club, Aptos, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Roaring Camp Railroad, Felton, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Roaring Camp Railroad, Felton, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Forest House Lodge, Foresthill, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Forest House Lodge, Foresthill, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Forest House Lodge, Foresthill, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Lafayette Reservoir, Lafayette, California

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Bride and Groom Portrait – Lafayette Reservoir, Lafayette, California / Brazilian Room, Tilden Park, Berkeley, California

 

 

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  • March 4, 2014 - 9:20 pm

    Mallory Morton - Love love love these pics feeling very inspired.