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    GoodEye Photography + Design Here you'll find the latest and greatest professional photography work by Chris Schmauch, plus tons of pricing info and other helpful resources.

    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!

    I've got a 2016-17 Availability / Schedule posted so you can see if I'm already booked for your date (always ask, just in case), and definitely check out my Services & Pricing page to see if I'm in your ballpark budget range.

    Visit often, feel free to contact me anytime for more info – call (831) 216-6210

Forest House Lodge Foresthill Wedding Photos - Paige and Dwayne

Paige and Dwayne (Wedding Photography) @ Forest House Lodge, Foresthill, California

This was my first wedding up at Forest House Lodge in Foresthill, CA – it’s about 45 minutes away from Auburn,View full post »

Saratoga Food Photos - Sent Sovi

Sent Sovi – Fall 2013 – New Menu Items (Food Photography) @ Saratoga, California

I’ve have perhaps two dozen shoots at Sent Sovi over the past five or six years, and Josiah never fails to amazeView full post »

Seacliff Beach Family Photos at Sunset - Aptos, CA

Seb + Rocio = Aiden > Evan (Family Photography) @ Seacliff Beach, Aptos, California

This was my third family shoot with these guys in about as many years, and it’s so awesome to witness familiesView full post »

Santa Cruz Engagement Photos - UCSC Arboretum - Ellen and John

Ellen + John (Engagement Photography) @ UCSC Arboretum, Santa Cruz, California

I love exploring new locations for any shoot, and today’s engagement session with Ellen and John was practicallyView full post »

Roaring Camp Felton Wedding Photos - Jennifer and Stefan

Jennifer and Stefan (Wedding Photography) @ Roaring Camp, Felton, California

I love the natural beauty and rustic nature of Roaring Camp Railroad in Felton, California. Jennifer and Stefan thewView full post »

Capitola Family Photos - Simone and Mike

Simone + Mike = Zoe > Romy (Family Photography) @ Capitola Beach

I love taking photos at Capitola Beach, and when I have a fun family to work with it’s always a blast. The kidsView full post »

Seascape Golf Club Aptos Wedding Photos - Thea and Harry

Thea and Harry (Wedding Photography) @ Seascape Golf Club, Aptos, California

I was seriously humbled by this awesome couple – when they found out I was already booked on their wedding day,View full post »

MaSo - Fall 2013 Menu Additions - San Francisco Food Photography

MaSo – Fall 2013 – New Menu Items (Food Photography) @ Westin SF

It was great making the trip up to The Westin San Francisco again to see my contacts there, and work with ExecutiveView full post »

Monterey Plaza Hotel Wedding Photos - Mike and Marianne

Mike and Marianne (Wedding Photography) @ Monterey Plaza Hotel, Monterey, California

The Monterey Plaza Hotel is truly a gem in downtown Monterey, and the ideal venue for your classy wedding. It’s aView full post »

Carmel family photos at the beach

Krista, Dan and Kids (Family Photography) @ Carmel River State Beach

I’ve been doing some commercial work for this couple, so it was a no-brainer for them to hire me for their familyView full post »

Ondine Sausalito Wedding Photos - Alexis and Adam

Alexis and Adam (Wedding Photography) @ Ondine, Sausalito, California

I adore Alexis and Adam, they’ve got an amazing energy that’s infectious – everyone was smiling and dancingView full post »

Pfeiffer Beach Engagement Photos - Big Sur - Liz and Scott

Sneak Peek: Liz + Scott (Engagement Photography) @ Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur, California

Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur is almost always windy when I go there, and today was no exception. And when I say windy, IView full post »

Capitola Beach Senior Portrait Photos - Brandon - Sneak Peek

Sneak Peek: Brandon (Senior Portrait Photography) @ Capitola, California

Brandon and his family drove up from Salinas to get some senior portrait photos taken around Capitola and of course,View full post »

Capitola Senior Portrait Photos - Senior Portraits at the Beach - Jillian

Jillian (Senior Portrait Photography) @ Capitola, California

Jillian drove all the way from Modesto to get some great senior portrait photos taken at the beach here in Capitola. WeView full post »

Wagner's Grove Santa Cruz Wedding Photos - Pamela and William

Pamela + William (Wedding Photography) @ Wagner’s Grove, Santa Cruz, California

Until I met Pam and Bill, I didn’t even know that you could get married at Wagner’s Grove, which is a shortView full post »

Wagner's Grove Wedding Photos - Harvey West Park, Santa Cruz - Pam and Bill

Sneak Peek: Pamela + William (Wedding Photography) @ Wagner’s Grove, Harvey West Park, Santa Cruz, California

Pam and Bill tied the knot in Wagner’s Grove – a beautiful little redwood nook in Harvey West Park, Santa Cruz,View full post »

Shakespeare Garden and Half Moon Bay Colony Club Wedding Photos - Nicole and Jesse

Nicole + Jesse (Wedding Photography) @ Shakespeare Garden, San Francisco, California

Most engaged couples planning their wedding in September here in the Bay Area do so with the relative assurance theView full post »

Shakespeare Garden Wedding Photos - Golden Gate Park - San Francisco - Nicole and Jesse

Sneak Peek: Nicole + Jesse (Wedding Photography) @ Shakespeare Garden, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

In some cultures it’s good luck to have rain on your wedding day… although here in ‘merica we tend toView full post »

The Perry House Wedding Photos - Monterey - Lisa + Tony

Sneak Peek: Lisa + Tony (Wedding Photography) @ The Perry House, Monterey, California

Wow, we really lucked out with beautiful weather for Lisa and Tony’s wedding at The Perry House in Monterey. SheView full post »

The Perry House Monterey Wedding Photos - Lisa and Tony

Lisa + Tony (Wedding Photography) @ The Perry House, Monterey, California

The Perry House is one of my favorite wedding venues to shoot at. It’s intimate, has lots of nooks and cranniesView full post »

Santa Cruz Real Estate Photos - 211 Harrison Ave

211 Harrison Ave. (Real Estate Photography) @ Santa Cruz, California

A beautiful property up for sale in Santa Cruz. Really nicely done interior with a deceptively large sectional backView full post »

Los Altos Jewelry - Product Photos - Estatements

Estatements – Luxury Consignment Jewelry (Product Photography) @ Los Altos, California

Estatements carries the most fascinating, rare luxury consignment goods from the heart of Silicon Valley. There’sView full post »

Aptos Maternity Photos - Nisene Marks - Stephanie and Owen

Stephanie + Owen (Maternity Photography) @ Nisene Marks Forest, Aptos, California

Stephanie and Owen wanted their maternity photos taken in the forest, so I suggested the beautiful redwoods in NiseneView full post »

Old Whaling Station Adobe Wedding Photos - Ly and Scott

Sneak Peek: Ly + Scott (Wedding Photography) @ Old Whaling Station Adobe, Monterey, California

Saturday was a lovely day in Monterey, some clouds, some sun, and all smiles for the Gisse and Le families. This isView full post »