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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.

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

Capitola Beach Engagement Photos - Alexandra and Adam - photography by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Alexandra and Adam (Engagement Photography) @ Capitola, California

About This Post Every time I shoot in Capitola I tend to follow a familiar route from the upper neighborhoods down toView full post »

Business Headshots for Lawyers – San Jose, California – photos by Bay Area portrait photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

VIB Law (Business Portrait Photography) @ San Jose, California

The fearless and highly skilled triad of leadership at VIB are revamping their website, and need some quality contentView full post »

Capitola Beach Engagement Photography - Laurel and Brian - photos by Bay Area engagement photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Laurel and Brian (Engagement Photography) @ Capitola, California

About This Post It can be really hard picking a specific location for an engagement – I mean, what one spotView full post »

Santa Catalina High School (Monterey) Wedding Photography / Reception @ Anton & Michel restaurant (Carmel) - Michelle and Stefan - photos by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Michelle and Stefan (Wedding Photography) @ Santa Catalina High School (Monterey) / Anton & Michel, Carmel,California

About This Post Whenever I shoot a wedding at Santa Catalina High School in Monterey, the couple almost always has anView full post »

Gardener Ranch wedding photos - Carmel Valley, California - by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Laura and Kevin (Wedding Photography) @ Gardener Ranch, Carmel Valley, California

About This Post I shot Laura and Kevin’s engagement / bridal portraits a couple days before their wedding inView full post »

The Perry House, Monterey Wedding Photos - Amanda and TJ - by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Amanda + TJ (Wedding Photography) @ The Perry House, Monterey,California

About This Post After an amazing first look/engagement session at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve / Moss Beach, I wasView full post »

San Francisco Wedding Photos – Swedenborgian Church / Italian Athletic Club – by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Shannon + Sean (Wedding Photography) @ Swedenborgian Church, San Francisco,California

About This Post Shannon and Sean decided to tie the knot in the Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco – a buildingView full post »

Newborn photos in Aromas, CA – by Bay Area family photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Sid (Newborn Photography) @ Aromas, California

About This Post I’m always so honored when a previous wedding client comes back to me time and time again forView full post »

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

Vivan and Patrick (Bridal / Engagement Photography) @ Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, California

About This Post Usually engagement sessions are casual – comfy clothes for a relaxed first shoot with yourView full post »

Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery Wedding Photography – Pleasanton, California – Photos by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Rachel and Jonathan (Wedding Photography) @ Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery, Pleasanton,California

About This Post Wow, well after their romantic San Francisco engagement session, I was really pumped for my firstView full post »

Pfeiffer Beach Big Sur Engagement Photos - Bethany and Eric - photos by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Bethany + Eric (Engagement Photography) @ Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur, California

About This Post If lil’ pup Sophie had her way, she’d have stolen the show at Bethany and Eric’sView full post »

Windy Oaks winery wedding photos – Corralitos, California – photos by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Patti and Jodi (Wedding Photography) @ Windy Oaks Winery, Corralitos,California

About This Post Patti and Jodi are long-time friends with the owners of Windy Oaks winery in Corralitos, CA – so evenView full post »

Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery wedding photos – Pleasanton, California – photos by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Lynda and John (Wedding Photography) @ Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery, Pleasanton ,California

About This Post Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery is an excellent venue, especially for larger weddings that still wantView full post »

Byington Winery wedding photos – Los Gatos – photos by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Agnieszka and Peter (Wedding Photography) @ Byington Winery, Los Gatos,California

About This Post Byington Winery Los Gatos is an excellent venue for couples that want to have an intimate hilltopView full post »

Capitola Engagement Photos – Alicia and Chris – by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Alicia and Chris (Engagement Photography) @ Capitola, California

About This Post Alicia and Chris are planning on getting married at The Bridges Golf Course in July, but first we hadView full post »

Panther Beach Family Photos – Santa Cruz – by Bay Area family photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Monica, Harley and Kids (Family Photography) @ Panther Beach, Santa Cruz, California

About This Post Usually Panther Beach is where I shoot romantic engagement sessions – mostly because it’s hardView full post »

Menlo Park family photos – Carey and Jaime – by Bay Area family portrait photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Carey, Jaime and kids (Family Photography) @ Menlo Park, California

About This Post I know family portrait sessions can be stressful – especially when you’ve got three kids under 6View full post »

San Francisco family photos – Palace of Fine Arts – by Bay Area family photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Simon, Mike and Kids (Family Photography) @ Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, California

About This Post It’s been great to see this family grow over the years, these two sisters are SO adorable andView full post »

The Westin San Francisco – MASO food photos – hotel and restaurant photography by Bay Area commercial photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

The Westin / MASO Restaurant (Food Photography) @ San Francisco, California

The Westin San Francisco is a regular commercial photography client of mine. For this shoot, they needed to show offView full post »

Santa Cruz Proposal / Engagement Photos – Panther Beach – Lacie and Joe – by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

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

About This Post It’s not too often I get the chance to photograph a man getting down on bended knee andView full post »

Fogo de Chao – Santana Row, San Jose – Architectural exterior photography – photos by Bay Area commercial photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Fogo de Chao (Architecture Photography) @ Santana Row, San Jose, California

I was hired to shoot architectural interior and exterior photos of Fogo de Chao’s newest location at Santana RowView full post »

Sundance the Steakhouse – food, portrait and architecture photography – by Bay Area commercial photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Sundance the Steakhouse (Commercial Photography – food & drink, architecture, portraits) @ Palo Alto, California

The photos below are from a multi-day shoot with Sundance the Steakhouse – the goal being to create a revamped websiteView full post »

Same-Sex Elopement / Engagement Photography – Los Gatos – Photos by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Mary and Jackie (Elopement / Engagement Photography) @ Los Gatos, California

About This Post I was honored to be asked by Mary and Jackie to not only photograph their elegant wedding, but toView full post »

Santa Cruz food and portrait photography – Gabriella Cafe – by Bay Area restaurant photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Gabriella Cafe (Food and Portrait Photography) @ Santa Cruz, California

Gabriella Cafe is a romantic little cafe off the main thoroughfare of downtown Santa Cruz, perfect for intimate dinnersView full post »