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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

Point Lobos Engagement / Bridal Portraits – Laura and Kevin – by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Laura and Kevin (Engagement / Bridal Portrait Photography) @ Point Lobos, California

About This Post Most engagement sessions happen months – if not a year – before the actual wedding day. But more andView full post »

Lover's Point Maternity Photos – Tabby and Bryan – Monterey / Pacific Grove – photos by Bay Area photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Tabitha and Bryan (Maternity Photography) @ Lover’s Point, Pacific Grove, California

About This Post With Bryan in Air Force uniform and Tabby in her flowery dress and bright pink shoes, more than aView full post »

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

Chandra, Jason and Kids (Family Photography) @ Blacks Beach, Santa Cruz, California

About This Post It has been a couple years since my last family portrait session with Chandra, Jason, Ahnise andView full post »

Bon Vivant food and drink photos – Palo Alto – by Bay Area restaurant photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Bon Vivant (Food and Drink Photography) @ Palo Alto, California

Looking for an elegant restaurant specializing in fine French cuisine and the wine and cocktails to pair with it? EnterView full post »

Vanessa – Senior Portrait Photos – Capitola Beach – by Bay Area senior portrait photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Vanessa (Senior Portrait Photography) @ Capitola, California

Vanessa wanted to get her senior portrait photos done in Capitola – there’s so many types of locations all withinView full post »

Santa Cruz family photos – Lighthouse Field & Dog Beach – by Bay Area family photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Darcey, Andrew and Kids (Family Photography) @ Lighthouse Field, Santa Cruz, California

About This Post This was my second family portrait session in as many years with Darcey, Drew, and their adorableView full post »

Yoga Photos – Panther Beach, Santa Cruz – by Bay Area portrait photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Danielle (Yoga / Fitness Portrait Photography) @ Panther Beach, Santa Cruz, California

About This Post After our first yoga portrait session at Private’s beach, Danielle had a better idea of whatView full post »

Ichi Sushi – Architectural Interior Photos – by Bay Area architecture photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Ichi Sushi (Architecture Photography) @ San Francisco, California

For this architectural interior photo shoot at ICHI Sushi, I had to arrive well after closing time so the place couldView full post »

The Dream Inn Wedding Photos (Molly and Jay) – Santa Cruz – by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Molly and Jay (Wedding Photography) @ The Dream Inn, Santa Cruz,California

About This Post I first met this midwest couple for their Capitola engagement shoot, we had such a blast for those twoView full post »

Food Photos at La Posta Restaurant – Santa Cruz – by Bay Area food photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

La Posta (Food and Portrait Photography) @ Santa Cruz, California

La Posta has been creating some delicious Italian food in the Seabright neighborhood of Santa Cruz for a few years now.View full post »

Hidden Villa, Los Altos Engagement Photos – Jackie and Preston – by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Jackie and Preston (Engagement Photography) @ Hidden Villa, Los Altos, California

About This Post These two were in town from Dallas, TX getting some wedding stuff done; we originally met up just toView full post »

Natural Bridges Engagement Photos – Santa Cruz – photos by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Courtney and Robert (Engagement Photography) @ Natural Bridges, Santa Cruz, California

About This Post Courtney and Robert are planning on getting married this later in Alabama, but they wanted theirView full post »

Stonebrae Country Club – San Ramon Hills – by Bay Area Commercial Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Stonebrae Country Club (Commercial Photography) @ Hayward, California

These are a few photos from my third commercial photo shoot at Stonebrae Country Club in the East Bay Hills of Hayward.View full post »

Hawthorn Lounge – Architectural Interior Photos – by Bay Area commercial photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Hawthorn Lounge (Architecture Photography) @ San Francisco, California

From the unlabeled, nondescript gray door entrance on Geary, you’d never know there was an epic undergroundView full post »

Multi-Generation Family Photos – Round Valley Regional Preserve – Brentwood, California – by Bay Area family photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

The Oberholtzers (Family Photography) @ Round Valley Regional Preserve, Brentwood, California

About This Post Shooting multiple generation families over the holidays can be a daunting task. The most challengingView full post »

Lillian's Italian Kitchen, Santa Cruz – food photos – by Bay Area food photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Lillian’s Italian Kitchen (Food Photography) @ Santa Cruz, California

Lillian’s Italian Kitchen is one of those rare gems of a restaurant – family-owned, immensely popular, andView full post »

Ristorante Avanti food photos – Santa Cruz – by Bay Area food photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Ristorante Avanti (Food Photography) @ Santa Cruz, California

A few photos of tasty dishes at Ristorante Avanti in Santa Cruz… Looking for an on-location food photographerView full post »

Stevie and Angelo Maternity Photography – Covered Bridge Park, Felton – by Bay Area photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Stevie, Angelo and Anna (Family / Maternity Photography) @ Covered Bridge Park, Felton, California

About This Post I photographed their wedding 7 months ago, and today I had the privilege to shoot Stevie andView full post »

Cockscomb Restaurant – Architectural Interiors – San Francisco – By Bay Area Architecture photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Cockscomb Restaurant (Architecture Photography) @ San Francisco, California

Cockscomb is Chef Chris Cosentino’s new restaurant making waves in the San Francisco culinary community. I wasView full post »

2014 Best of – Business Portraits – Photos by Bay Area photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Best Of: Business Portrait Photography

About This Post I shoot quite a few portraits (both group and individual) for commercial / business-use every year.View full post »

Forest Engagement Photos in Nisene Marks, Aptos – by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Cassandra and Trevor (Engagement Photography) @ Nisene Marks Forest, Aptos, California

About This Post Cassandra and Trevor are tying the knot in 2016, but booked me a couple years in advance to make sureView full post »

Natural Bridges family photos – Santa Cruz – by Bay Area family photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Stacey + John (Family Photography) @ Natural Bridges Beach, Santa Cruz, California

About This Post Stacey and John wanted their family portraits taken at Natural Bridges State Beach this year – anView full post »

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Custom Chandelier Design (Product Photography) @ Santa Cruz, California

Local Santa Cruz artist Rachel C’s latest designs are custom wood and metal chandeliers that offer an artisticView full post »

Capitola Beach Family Photos – by Bay Area portrait photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

The Nunezes (Family Photography) @ Capitola, California

About This Post Eric and Theresa are past wedding and newborn/family portraits of mine, and this shoot was forView full post »