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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!

    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.

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Roaring Camp Felton Wedding Photos - Lisa and Chris - by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Lisa and Chris (Wedding Photography) @ Roaring Camp, Felton, California

About This Post What’s more romantic than getting married in the center of a redwood grove, shaded by theView full post »

Sunny Cove Beach Family Photos - Santa Cruz - Heather and John - photos by Bay Area family photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Heather + John (Family Photography) @ Sunny Cove, Santa Cruz, California

About This Post It’s been a while since I’ve shot at Sunny Cove beach, and I’d forgotten what aView full post »

Mission Ranch Wedding Photos - Kevin and Monica - photos by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Monica and Kevin (Wedding Photography) @ Mission Ranch, Carmel,California

About This Post This traditional Catholic celebration was such a joy to capture. Monica and Kevin tied the knot inView full post »

Proposal photography - Point Lobos, Carmel - Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur - photos by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

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Legion of Honor engagement photos - San Francisco - Britainy and Marcos - photos by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch

Britainy and Marcos (Engagement Photography) @ Legion of Honor / Baker Beach, San Francisco, California

About This Post Britainy’s tousled, flaming red hair was a perfect match for this evening’s cold and windyView full post »

Mountain View Headshot Photography – Indoors and Outdoors – by Bay Area commercial photographer Chris Schmauch www.bayareacommercialphotographers.com

Business Head Shots in Mountain View

When I take an individual’s portrait for business purposes, I try to find out exactly how they intend to use theView full post »

Engagement photos at Natural Bridges Beach in Santa Cruz – by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.bestbayareaweddingphotographers.com

Natural Bridges Engagement Photography in Santa Cruz

About This Post Diana and Hector decided to have their engagement shoot at Natural Bridges in Santa Cruz, California –View full post »

Creative Business Portraits in Menlo Park, California – by Bay Area photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Visual Branding Studio (Lifestyle Business Portrait Photography) @ Menlo Park, California

This team is a regular client of mine and needed some updated staff photos taken in their comfy little studio space inView full post »

Mother Daughter Portraits in Aptos - by Bay Area commercial photographer Chris Schmauch

Mother Daughter Portraits in Aptos

While this was technically intended to be a business headshot portrait taken at my client’s home in Aptos, herView full post »

Engagement Photos @ Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco - by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Mai and Hai (Engagement Photography) @ Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, California

About This Post Wow wow wow – Hai and Mai, you’re my new favorite rhyming couple. I’ll be honest, itView full post »

Shakespeare Garden / Dogwatch Wineworks Wedding Photography - San Francisco - photos by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Lillian and William (Wedding Photography) @ Shakespeare Garden / Dogpatch Wineworks, San Francisco,California

About This Post I absolutely adore these two – they’re all smiles, fun to hang out with, and have a goofy senseView full post »

Five Wounds Church, Japanese Friendship Garden, Dynasty Restaurant - San Jose Wedding Photos - Patrick and Vivan – by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Vivan and Patrick (Wedding Photography) @ Five Wounds Church / Japanese Friendship Garden / Dynasty Restaurant – San Jose, California

About This Post Vietnamese weddings require a full week’s worth of good sleeping – because the day-of,View full post »

Pajaro Dunes family photography - by Bay Area portrait photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Multiple Generation Family Portraits at Pajaro Dunes

About This Post Whenever I shoot family portraits at Pajaro Dunes in Watsonville, it’s usually a multi-familyView full post »

Engagement Photos @ Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz – by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Lisa and Chris (Engagement Photography) @ Natural Bridges, Santa Cruz, California

About This Post Natural Bridges is one of those rare locations that has it all – grassy fields, oak, pine andView full post »

Restaurant Lifestyle Photos @ Cafe Cruz in Soquel, California – by Bay Area photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Cafe Cruz (Restaurant / Lifestyle Photography) @ Soquel, California

Cafe Cruz in Soquel wanted to show off their awesome romantic ambiance – different areas inside and out on the patioView full post »

Food Photos @ Cafe Cruz, Soquel, California – by Bay Area food photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Cafe Cruz (Food Photography) @ Soquel, California

Here are a few of Cafe Cruz’s latest dishes. If you love a restaurant with great ambience and delicious AmericanView full post »

Soquel Food & Portrait Photography by Bay Area commercial photographer Chris Schmauch www.bayareacommercialphotographers.com

Food and Portrait Photography at Cafe Cruz in Soquel

This was a dual restaurant shoot – with the goals to shoot some of Cafe Cruz’s more popular dishes as well as getView full post »

Concannon Vineyard Wedding Photos - Livermore, California - Joanne and Fred - photos by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

JoAnne and Fred (Wedding Photography) @ Concannon Vineyard, Livermore,California

About This Post JoAnne and Fred were officially married a year ago – but that was more of a civil ceremony with veryView full post »

Senior Portrait Photography at Capitol Beach – Jacob

Jacob Senior Portait Photography at Capitola Beach

Senior portraits are always a lot of fun – only one subject to concentrate on, and it’s pretty unlikelyView full post »

Palo Alto Restaurant Food and Portrait Photography at MacArthur Park

Restaurant Food and Portrait Photography at MacArthur Park in Palo Alto

These are some of the best photos from a multi-day photo shoot at the fine restaurant MacArthur Park in Palo Alto. WeView full post »

Toddler Photos – Family Portrait Photography – Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco – photos by Bay Area family photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

The Addy Show (Family Photography) @ Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, California

About This Post This was originally slated to be a typical family portrait session – you know – mom, dad, kid. AboutView full post »

Los Altos Jewelry - Product Photos - Estatements

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

Appropriately based in Los Altos, Estatements is a fairly regularly client of mine who specializes in the sales ofView full post »

San Jose Attorney / Lawyer photos - by Bay Area portrait photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

VIB Law II – The Courthouse Edition (Business Portrait Photography) @ San Jose, California

So, part II of our first portrait session with VIB Law – this time we met up at the Old Courthouse in downtown SanView full post »

Felton Redwoods & Natural Bridges Santa Cruz Engagement Photos - Monica and Kevin - Photos by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Monica and Kevin (Engagement Photography) @ Felton Redwoods / Natural Bridges Santa Cruz, California

About This Post Monica and Kevin wanted to start their engagement shoot near a special place to them among theView full post »