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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

Palo Alto food photography - Fraiche Yogurt - by Bay Area food photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Fraiche Frozen Yogurt – and more! (Food Photography) @ Palo Alto, California

To say that Fraiche in Palo Alto is a frozen yogurt shop is a misnomer. Don’t get me wrong, their froyo isView full post »

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

Angela, Jonathan and Kids (Family Photography) @ Capitola Beach, California

About This Post Jonathan, Angela and kids were visiting from out of town and wanted to get some family photos at theView full post »

The Bridges Golf Club Wedding Photos - Livermore, CA - Sarah + Mark - Photos by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Sarah and Mark (Wedding Photography) @ The Bridges Golf Club, San Ramon, California

About This Post Wow, every once in a while I have a wedding that I simply can’t narrow down to my target of 800View full post »

Vasona Park Los Gatos family photos - Hieu and Cindy - by Bay Area family photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Hieu, Cindy and Kids (Family Photography) @ Private Residence / Vasona Park, Los Gatos, California

About This Post Most of my family portrait sessions happen at one outdoor location, just to keep things simple. ButView full post »

Capitola Beach family photography - Cindy Z - Photos by Bay Area family photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Cindy Z (Family Photography) @ Capitola Beach, California

About This Post It was another typical gloomy June day, but Cindy and her nieces and nephews’ smiles certainlyView full post »

Rio del Mar Beach - Aptos Family Photos - by Bay Area Family Portrait Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Andrina and Family (Family Photography) @ Rio Del Mar Beach, Aptos, California

About This Post The Santa Cruz area is a destination for many families during the summer – a few families will rent aView full post »

Wente Vineyards Golf Club Wedding Photos - Livermore, CA - Di + Eric - Photos by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Di and Eric (Wedding Photography) @ Wente Vineyards Golf Club, Livermore, California

About This Post After a romantic (but chilly!) Lover’s Point engagement, Di and Eric were ready to turn up theView full post »

Los Laureles Lodge Wedding Photos - Carmel Valley - by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Stevie and Angelo (Wedding Photography) @ Los Laureles Lodge, Carmel Valley, California

About This Post This was my first wedding at Los Laureles Lodge, and boy is it a great place to shoot! The best partView full post »

San Francisco Engagement Photos - Coit Tower, Embarcadero, Ferry Building, Bay Bridge, Piers - Nicole and Tommy

Nicole and Tommy (Engagement Photography) @ Coit Tower / Embarcadero / Ferry Building / Bay Bridge, San Francisco, California

About This Post It seems like I’ve been shooting a lot of engagements up in San Francisco lately – of courseView full post »

Vasona Park Los Gatos Family / Maternity Photography - Christina and Jaime

Christina + Jaime (Family / Maternity Photography) @ Vasona Park, Los Gatos, California

About This Post I first met Christina and Jaime for their wedding a few years ago. Then a little later, their firstView full post »

Capitola Beach Family Photos - by Bay Area Family Portrait Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Katie + Tyler = Ellie (Family Photography) @ Capitola Beach, California

About This Post Tyler and Katie are good friends of mine, and while this photo shoot was six months, then 12 monthsView full post »

Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds / Heritage Hall Wedding Photos - Watsonville, CA - Photos by Bay Area wedding photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com (831) 216-6210

Antonette and Michael (Wedding Photography) @ Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, Watsonville, California

About This Post It seems like just a few weeks ago that I was hanging out with Antonette and Michael for theirView full post »

Capitola Beach Family Photos - Christy and Scott - Photos by Bay Area Family Portrait Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Christy, Scott and Kids (Family Photography) @ Capitola Beach, California

About This Post Christy, Scott and their two adorable girls met me at Capitola beach this Friday morning – the fog wasView full post »

Pier 39 San Francisco Engagement Photos - Rachel and Jonathan - Photos by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Rachel and Jonathan (Engagement Photography) @ Pier 39 & 7, San Francisco, California

About This Post Since I booked Rachel and Jonathan’s wedding over the phone, their engagement session was theView full post »

Pier 39 Engagement Photos San Francisco - Jonathan and Rachel - by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Sneak Peek: Rachel + Jonathan (Engagement Photography) @ San Francisco, California

Here’s a couple pics from tonight’s romantic “available light only” engagement session withView full post »

Panther Beach Elopement Photos - Sandi and Andrei - Photos by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Sandi and Andrei (Elopement Photography) @ Panther Beach, Santa Cruz, California

I met Sandi and Andrei in the parking lot of the Westside Santa Cruz Safeway along with the rest of their families.View full post »

Gloria Ferrer Wedding Photos - Jerissa and Kyle - by Sonoma Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Jerissa and Kyle (Wedding Photography) @ Gloria Ferrer Wine Caves & Vineyards, Sonoma, California

About This Post Wow. What an amazing venue Jerissa and Kyle chose for their destination – Gloria Ferrer Wine Caves andView full post »

Gloria Ferrer Wedding Photos - Jerissa and Kyle - by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch

Sneak Peek: Jerissa and Kyle (Wedding Photography) @ Gloria Ferrer Winery, Sonoma, California

I wanted to post a few photos of Jerissa and Kyle’s intimate wedding at Gloria Ferrer winery in Sonoma,View full post »

Restaurant Interior Photos - Roy's Hawaiian Fusion - San Francisco - by Bay Area restaurant photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion (Restaurant Interior Photography) @ San Francisco, California

Roy’s needed some new interiors highlighting the different layout options they have for (semi) private-diningView full post »

Campbell Business Portrait Photos - by Bay Area Portrait Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

ERG (Business / Lifestyle Portrait Photography) @ Campbell, California

This business in Campbell, California needed both group and individual portraits of all 12 employees. We did all photosView full post »

La Selva Beach Elopement / Small Wedding Photography - by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Donna and Buz (Elopement Photography) @ La Selva Beach, California

La Selva Beach is a hidden gem along the Monterey coast, and the locals would prefer to keep it that way. There livesView full post »

High-End Jewelry Product Photography - Los Altos - by Bay Area Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

High-End Estate Jewelry & Purses (Product Photography) @ Los Altos, California

I don’t consider myself a product photographer, but I’m up to the occasional challenge – and shootingView full post »

Santa Cruz Senior Portrait Photos - Davenport Landing Beach - by Bay Area Portrait Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Danny (Senior Portrait Photography) @ Davenport Landing Beach

I don’t usually involve props in my shoots, but I’m definitely not against them! For Danny’s seniorView full post »

Lovers Point Engagement Photos - Pacific Grove - By Bay Area Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Di and Eric (Engagement Photography) @ Lover’s Point, Pacific Grove, California

About This Post Di and Eric had a last minute schedule change to their engagement shoot at Lover’s Point – theView full post »