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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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Bantam restaurant food photos – Santa Cruz – by Bay Area restaurant photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Bantam (Food Photography) @ Santa Cruz, California

Bantam is a relatively new restaurant on Fair Ave. on the West side of Santa Cruz off Mission. It’s got aView full post »

Portrait Photography – Executive Headshots - by Bay Area photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

“Communications Company” (Headshot Photography) @ Santa Cruz, California

This local communications company in Santa Cruz regularly has executive meetings with employees that fly in from aroundView full post »

Sofia food photos – Santa Cruz – photos by Bay Area restaurant photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Soif (Food / Portrait Photography) @ Santa Cruz, California

Chef Mark at Soif cooked up some amazing-looking dishes for me this afternoon – the colors pop, the presentation isView full post »

Santa Cruz headshot photos – by Bay Area portrait photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

“Tech Startup” (Headshot Photography) @ Santa Cruz, California

A Palo Alto-based startup company needed some good portraits of their executives, so while they were having a retreatView full post »

Assembly – food and portrait photography – by Bay Area photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Assembly (Food / Portrait Photography) @ Santa Cruz, California

Assembly is Kendra and Zachary’s latest restaurant opening, located in downtown Santa Cruz, right next toView full post »

Food Photography - The Picnic Basket - Santa Cruz - Photos by Bay Area food photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

The Picnic Basket (Food Photography) @ Santa Cruz, California

I took a few food photos at The Picnic Basket in Santa Cruz near the Boardwalk – it’s owned by the same peopleView full post »

Santa Cruz Business Portrait Photos - Bob S - by Bay Area Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Bob S (Author Bio Portrait Photography) @ Santa Cruz

Bob wrote a book about solar energy with an emphasis on the far-forward view of the technology; I swear we talked moreView full post »

Sutro Bath Engagement Photos – San Francisco – by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Lill and Will (Engagement Photography) @ Sutro Baths, San Francisco, California

About This Post After having to reschedule their engagement session twice due to rain, we enjoyed fantastic weatherView full post »

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

Katherine and Trevor (Engagement Photography) @ Hidden Villa, Los Altos Hills, California

About This Post These two Los Altos natives took a trip down memory lane for their engagement shoot at Hidden Villa.View full post »

O'mei fod photos - Santa Cruz - by Bay Area food photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

O’mei Restaurant (Food Photography) @ Santa Cruz, California

O’mei is an authentic Sichuan Chinese restaurant in Santa Cruz. It’s a long-time favorite, started by RogerView full post »

Oswald Restaurant food photos - Santa Cruz - by Bay Area food photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Oswald (Food Photography) @ Santa Cruz, California

Oswald has been a downtown Santa Cruz mainstay for a few years now – and they never fail to impress with their fineView full post »

Solaire Restaurant Food Photos - Hotel Paradox - by Bay Area Food Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Solaire Restaurant (Food Photography) @ Hotel Paradox, Santa Cruz, California

Here are a few delicious food dishes from Solaire at Hotel Paradox in Santa Cruz. They taste as great as theyView full post »

Lifestyle Business Portrait Photography in Santa Cruz by Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

J. Morgan – Attorneys (Business / Lifestyle Portrait Photography) @ Santa Cruz, California

This law firm is redesigning their website, so the design team needed some fresh content to work into things. It was aView full post »

Main Street Garden Cafe - food photos - Soquel - by Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Main St. Garden Cafe (Food Photography) @ Soquel, California

Mauro poses for me at the main entrance to his restaurant before I take photos of a few of his favorite dishes. I onlyView full post »

Stonebrae Country Club – Commercial Architecture Photography – San Ramon Hills – by Bay Area commercial photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Stonebrae Country Club (Commercial Photography) @ Hayward, California

These photos are from an ongoing commercial project with Stonebrae TPC – a country club + golf course located in theView full post »

Henry Cowell Engagement Photos - Felton - Alexis and Zach - by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Alexis + Zach (Engagement Photography) @ Henry Cowell State Park, Felton, California

About This Post Alexis and Zach’s engagement shoot was a solid 120 minutes of laughter and fun times getting toView full post »

Fitness / Yoga Photos - Privates Beach, Capitola - Photos by Bay Area portrait photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Danielle (Yoga / Fitness Portrait Photography) @ Private’s Beach, Capitola, California

About This Post Danielle is a good friend of my family, and it’s been awesome to see her transition intoView full post »

Roaring Camp Wedding Photos - Felton, California - Abbie and Joe - Photos by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Abbie and Joe (Wedding Photography) @ Roaring Camp Railroads, Felton,California

About This Post Both Abbie and Joe are teachers (high school and elementary school, respectively), and if I learnedView full post »

Aptos - Seascape Beach Family Photography - Nicole and John - by Bay Area family portrait photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Nicole + John = Gianna > Jackson (Family Photography) @ Seascape Beach, Aptos, California

About This Post I don’t shoot a lot of mini-sessions, especially with new clients who aren’t familiar withView full post »

River House Wedding Photos - Ben Lomond - Joan and Nathan - Photos by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Joan and Nathan (Wedding Photography) @ River House, Ben Lomond,California

About This Post Joan and Nathan had a highly DIY wedding, which is always a risky proposition as it can potentiallyView full post »

Derby Park Santa Cruz family photos - Kristin, Scott and Baby Kaitlin - Photos by Bay Area family photography Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Kristin, Scott and 1yo Kaitlin (Family Photography) @ Derby Park, Santa Cruz, California

About This Post I’ve never been to Derby Park on the West side of Santa Cruz before, no less shot a familyView full post »

Five Mile Beach & Deerhaven - Santa Cruz Wedding Photography - Ellen and John - by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Ellen and John (Wedding Photography) @ Five Mile Beach & Deerhaven Herb and Flower Farm, Santa Cruz, California

About This Post Ellen and John put together a most beautiful DIY wedding at her aunt’s home & business –View full post »

The Perry House Wedding Photography - Monterey - Liz and Scott - by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Liz + Scott (Wedding Photography) @ The Perry House, Monterey, California

About This Post Liz and Scott held their lovely wedding at The Historic Perry House, inviting their closest family andView full post »