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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

Panther Beach Engagement Photos - Jaime and Jake - By Bay Area Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Jaime and Jake (Engagement Photography) @ Panther Beach – Santa Cruz, California

About This Post Well, it rained on the day we were supposed to shoot, so we went for it the next morning. Was it coldView full post »

Watsonville group and individual business portrait photography - by Bay Area portrait photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

JY Financial Group (Business Portrait Photography) @ Watsonville, California

About This Post This small office wanted to update their website with new photos of the staff – both as a group andView full post »

Private Estate Engagement Photos - Watsonville - by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Antonette and Michael (Engagement Photography) @ Private Estate – Watsonville, California

About This Post Antoinette and Michael’s wedding is mere weeks away, and since they live in Southern CaliforniaView full post »

Santa Cruz Head Shot Photography by Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Lightspeed (Executive Portrait Photography) @ Santa Cruz, California

About This Post These head shots were taken for a Canadian company with a satellite office here in Santa Cruz. SinceView full post »

Laura B - Birthday Portraits with Family - Nisene Marks Forest, Aptos, CA - Photos by Bay Area Portrait Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Laura B (Portrait and Family Photography) @ Nisene Marks Forest, Aptos, California

About This Post When I got an email from Laura at 2:37am saying “It’s my birthday and I’d like toView full post »

Abbie + Joe @ Henry Cowell, Felton - Engagement Photos by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Abbie and Joe (Engagement Photography) @ Henry Cowell State Park – Felton, California

About This Post He teaches 4th graders, she teaches high school – both have a passion for sharing their knowledge. AndView full post »

Fun Business Portrait Collage - Menlo Park, California - By Bay Area Portrait Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Red Couch + Vacant Grassy Lot = Fun Business Portrait Collages (Lifestlye Portrait Photography) @ Menlo Park, California

About This Post This small graphic design and branding studio wanted some fun staff portraits for their new website.View full post »

San Francisco Engagement Photos - Bay Bridge at Night - by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Agnieszka and Peter (Engagement Photography) @ Embarcadero, Ferry Building, Bay Bridge – San Francisco, California

About This Post These guys used to live in this San Francisco neighborhood, so we explored all around – theView full post »

San Francisco Engagement Photos - Bay Bridge at Night from Harrison St.

Sneak Peek: Agnieszka + Peter (Engagement Photography) @ San Francisco, California

Just a quick sneak peek for A+P’s engagement shoot tonight in San Francisco – the first is a wide shot of theView full post »

Japanese Tea Gardens Wedding Photos - San Jose - by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Uyen + John (Wedding Photography) @ Japanese Friendship Garden / Mayflower Seafood Restaurant, San Jose, California

About This Post Uyen and John are an incredibly sweet couple, I really got to know them during their Gray Whale CoveView full post »

Business Portrait Photo - Aptos - By Bay Area Headshot Photographer Chris Schmauch

Christie (Business Portrait Photography) @ Aptos, California

About This Post Christie is a professional personal assistant, and needed some new portraits for her businessView full post »

Aptos Business Portrait Photos - Realtor - by Bay Area Portrait Photographer Chris Schmauch

Tony M (Business Portrait Photography) @ Aptos, California

About This Post For some reason I’ve been shooting a lot of head shots for realtors – maybe it’s my newView full post »

Pizza Dough Slingers - Kianti's Santa Cruz - Photos by Bay Area Restaurant Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

“Dough” Slingers at Kianti’s (Restaurant Lifestyle Photography) @ Santa Cruz, California

OK, so it’s not “real” pizza dough, but it still takes some mad skills and coordination to workView full post »

customer candid photos at Kianti's Santa Cruz - by Bay Area restaurant photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Customer Candids at Kianti’s (Restaurant Lifestyle Photography) @ Santa Cruz, California

Kianti’s knows how to treat and entertain their customers – especially the little ones! Harried parents areView full post »

Drink and Bartending Photos at Kianti's Santa Cruz - By Bay Area Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Bartenders & Drinks at Kianti’s (Restaurant Lifestyle Photography) @ Santa Cruz, California

A few action photos of the bartenders at Kianti’s restaurant in Santa Cruz doing their thing – making cocktails,View full post »

Kianti's Food Photos, Downtown Santa Cruz – Photos by Bay Area Food Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Kianti’s Pizza & Pasta Bar (Food Photography) @ Santa Cruz, California

This is a short food photo shoot at Kianti’s in Santa Cruz, as a follow up to this more extensive food and drinkView full post »

Tracy and Kelly - Kianti's Owners - Photos by Bay Area Portrait Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Kianti’s Owners Tracy and Kelly (Portrait Photography) @ Santa Cruz, California

Tracy and Kelly, owners of Kianti’s Pizza & Pasta Bar restaurant in Santa Cruz, needed some updated portraitsView full post »

Kianti's - Behind the Scenes in the kitchen – Restaurant Photography by Bay Area Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Behind the Scenes Kitchen Action at Kianti’s (Restaurant Lifestyle Photography) @ Santa Cruz, California

Photos of talented individuals doing the “real” pizza dough slinging and food prep at Kianti’s PizzaView full post »

Menlo Park Business Headshots - by Bay Area Portrait Photographer Chris Schmauch

RGB Landscapes (Business Portrait Photography) @ Menlo Park, California

About This Post This Palo Alto landscape company is getting a website makeover from the talented folks at Personify,View full post »

Capitola Business Headshot Photos - by Bay Area Portrait Photographer Chris Schmauch

Mike – Real Estate Agent (Business Portrait Photography) @ Capitola, California

About This Post Mike’s business portrait was getting a little long in the tooth, so he booked a portrait sessionView full post »

Redwood City Newborn Photos - by Bay Area family photographer Chris Schmauch www.goodeyephotography.com

Garrett and Family (Newborn Photography) @ Redwood City, California

About This Post Usually newborn photos happen within the first 10 days after birth – that’s when babies areView full post »

Perry House Wedding Photos - by Monterey Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Stacey + Michael (Wedding Photography) @ Perry House, Monterey, California

About This Post I absolutely love shooting at The Perry House in Monterey – it’s such a unique venue to have anView full post »

San Francisco Engagement Photos - Becky and Sam

Becky and Sam (Engagement Photography) @ Skyline, Embarcadero, Ferry Building, Pier 7 – San Francisco, California

Sam is a close photographer-friend of mine, so I was honored when he asked if I could take engagement photos of him andView full post »

Ethan Bearman - Entertainer and Talk Show Host - Lifestyle Portrait Photos on the Beach - by Bay Area Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Ethan Bearman – Media Personality and Talk Radio Host (Lifestyle Portraits) @ New Brighton Beach, Aptos, California

Ethan Bearman changes his look every couple of years, and a quick google image search proves this is no understatement.View full post »