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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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Executive Business Portrait Photography - San Jose City Hall - by Bay Area commercial portrait photographer Chris Schmauch

City Hall Executives (Business Portrait Photography) @ San Jose, California

Quite a few executives at San Jose City Hall needed some new portraits, so instead of giving them all the sameView full post »

Nisene Marks Family and Maternity Photos - Aptos - Monica, Bob and Kids - photos by Bay Area family photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Monica, Bob and Kids (Family & Maternity Photography) @ Nisene Marks, Aptos, California

About This Post Monica, Bob and kids are regular clients (and friends), we shoot at least once together every year.View full post »

Capitola Beach Family Photos - Dianne and Brian - by Bay Area family photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Dianne, Brian and Twins (Family Photography) @ Capitola Beach, California

About This Post Love, love, love photographing twins – this little girl and her brother are simply adorable.View full post »

Curry Root Indian Food Ingredients - Bay Area Food Photography - by Bay Area commercial photographer Chris Schmauch www.bayareacommercialphotographers.com

Curry Root Indian Food – Ingredients (Food Photography) @ Alameda, California

This is a follow-up to my previous Indian Bowls post; here we are (mostly) showing the ingredients going intoView full post »

Indian Food Photography - Curry Root - by Bay Area commercial food photographer Chris Schmauch www.bayareacommercialphotographers.com

Curry Root Indian Food Bowls (Food Photography) @ Alameda, California

These are photos of Indian food bowls for Curry Root, a new restaurant opening in San Jose. The photos below areView full post »

Engagement Photos at San Francisco City Hall - Jamie and Will - by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch

Jamie + Will (Engagement Photography) @ San Francisco City Hall

About This Post City Hall in San Francisco is a jaw-dropping example of fine architecture, so shooting engagements andView full post »

Ahwahnee Hotel Yosemite Valley Wedding Photos - Erin and Pete - by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch

Erin and Pete (Wedding Photography) @ The Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite Valley, California

About This Post For a couple as adventurous as Pete and Erin, tying the knot in one of the most outdoor-sy, gorgeousView full post »

Bianchi Winery Wedding Photos - Anna and Alan - by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch

Anna and Alan (Wedding Photography) @ Bianchi Winery, Paso Robles, California

About This Post Well, where do I start? First off, this was kind of a family reunion for me – mostly consisting ofView full post »

Santa Cruz Proposal Photography - Caitlin and Dylan - by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch

She Said YES! (Proposal Photography) with Caitlin and Dylan @ UCSC

About This Post Even though I live in the Santa Cruz area, I’m not super familiar with the UCSC campus, whereView full post »

Vasona Park Engagement / Family Photos - Sarah and Steve - by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch

Sarah + Steve (Engagement Photography) @ Vasona Park, Los Gatos, California

About This Post Often, my wedding clients are doing more than binding two people together – sometimes they’reView full post »

Proposal / Engagement Photography at Panther Beach in Santa Cruz, California

She Said YES! (Proposal Photography) @ Panther Beach, Santa Cruz, California

About This Post Panther Beach is turning out to be quite the romantic location for men to propose to their girlfriendsView full post »

Bridal Portrait Photography at Seacliff Beach in Aptos, California

Monica and Bob (Bridal Portrait Photography) @ Seacliff Beach, Aptos, California

About This Post Monica and Bob got married last year, but unfortunately I was already booked for their wedding date.View full post »

Gamble Garden Palo Alto Wedding Photos - Mary + John - by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Mary and John (Wedding Photography) @ Gamble Garden, Palo Alto, California

About This Post Small weddings in an intimate setting are such a joy to capture; you don’t have the crazy stressView full post »

After wedding bridal portrait photography - Henry Cowell, Felton and Natural Bridges, Santa Cruz - by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Qiru and Yu (After Wedding Photography) @ Henry Cowell & Natural Bridges

About This Post Qiru and Yu recently tied the knot at a small courthouse civil ceremony – making their marriageView full post »

Pacific Grove Public Library engagement photos - Lovers Point - Hannah and Graham - by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch

Hannah and Graham (Engagement Photography) @ Pacific Grove Public Library & Lovers Point

About This Post I love when you can really get a sense for a couple’s personality through the photos in theirView full post »

Sunol Valley Golf Club Wedding Photos - Mai + Hai - by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Mai + Hai (Wedding Photography) @ Sunol Valley Golf Club

About This Post Many Vietnamese and Chinese weddings incorporate tea ceremonies in addition to traditionalView full post »

Chaminade Wedding Photos, Santa Cruz – Jennifer and James – by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch

Jennifer and James (Wedding Photography) @ Chaminade Resort & Spa, Santa Cruz, California

About This Post It’s been a while since I’ve shot a wedding at Chaminade, and I got the opportunity toView full post »

GoodEye Photography Yelp Review Milestone – One Hundred 5-Star Reviews

Yelp Milestone for GoodEye – One Hundred (Published) 5-Star Reviews!

Most businesses either love or hate Yelp – and sometimes a little of both. Out of all the review sites, Yelp is theView full post »

Proposal / Engagement Photos - Santa Cruz Wharf - Brian and Kaela - by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

She Said YES! (Proposal Photography) with Brian and Kaela @ the Santa Cruz Wharf

About This Post   I got an email a couple days ago from Kaela’s mom, telling me her soon-t0-be-son-in-lawView full post »

Game of Thrones Themed family photo session - by Bay Area photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Game of Thrones-Themed Family Photos @ Capitola, California

About This Post I got a call from Jeff (Robert Baratheon) a few days ago – he and his kids were visiting Capitola forView full post »

The Chateau Los Altos wedding photos – Katherine and Trevor – photos by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Katherine and Trevor (Wedding Photography) @ The Chateau, Los Altos, California

About This Post It’s been a few years since I shot a wedding at the exclusive Chateau in Los Altos – it’sView full post »

Five Wounds Church & Morgan Hill Community Center Wedding Photos - Diana and Hector - photos by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Diana and Hector (Wedding Photography) @ Five Wounds Church, San Jose / Morgan Hill Community Center

About This Post If you’ve never been to Five Wounds church in San Jose, it’s an architectural marvel thatView full post »

Niklaus Golf Club Wedding Photography - Laurel and Brian - by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Laurel and Brian (Wedding Photography) @ Nicklaus Club, Monterey, California

About This Post Holy smokes, this is one hot couple! I met Brian through some commercial photography I’ve doneView full post »

Mt. Madonna County Park Wedding Photos - Rachel and Mark - photos by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Rachel and Mark (Wedding Photography) @ Mt. Madonna County Park, Watsonville, California

About This Post This was the first wedding I’ve shot at Mount Madonna County Park, and I have to say it’sView full post »