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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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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 »

Santa Cruz family photos - private home - by Bay Area family photographer Chris Schmauch

Bill + Nancy = Four Lovely Children (Family Photography) @ Private Residence, Santa Cruz, California

About This Post I had the opportunity to photograph this lovely family of six at their home on the upper-west side ofView full post »

Bay Area Food Photography - Le Papillon - French Restaurant - San Jose

Le Papillon – Spring 2014 Menu Additions (Food Photography) @ San Jose, California

I’ve been shooting at Le Papillon restaurant in San Jose for, gosh, many years. And while my skills haveView full post »

Top Bay Area Engagement Photos - by Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Best Of: Engagement Photography

About This Post I recently (like, last week) wrote a post highlighting my favorite engagement photos from the 2013View full post »

Burlingame Business Portrait (Group and Individual) Photography - by Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

TRG – Group Photos and Headshots (Business Portrait Photography) @ Burlingame, California

About This Post This architecture & design firm needed to get a group photo of the two owners and staff of 8.View full post »

2013 Best Of - Family Portrait Photos - Santa Cruz - Bay Area - By Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Best Of: Family Portrait Photography

About This Post We’ve all been there – you’re at (enter big-box-photo-studio-name), the kid running theView full post »

2013 Best Of - Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait Photos - By Bay Area Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

2013 Best Of: Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait Photography

About This Post I always try my best on the big wedding day to really put the effort into making timeless,View full post »

Santa Cruz Business Portrait / Headshot - Howard

Howard (Business Headshot / Portrait Photography) @ Santa Cruz, California

I know head shots are not something most people look forward to. That’s why I make the process super-quick, easyView full post »

Bay Area Business Portrait Photos

Santa Cruz Business Portraits – Buy Once, Get Multiple Versions!

I shoot a lot of business portraits / head shots around the Bay Area – but mostly around my home town of Santa Cruz. MyView full post »

Kianti's - Santa Cruz Food Photos - by Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

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

When I first moved my business to Santa Cruz four years ago, Kianti’s quickly became one of my family’sView full post »

Fogo de Chão - Santana Row - Friends and Family Night - Photos by Bay Area Food and Restaurant Photographer Chris Schmauch

Restaurant Opening: Fogo de Chão (Food & Commercial Lifestyle Photography) @ Santana Row, San Jose (Day Two)

This is evening two of my two-day Fogo de Chão photo shoot – check out the evening one results here. I’veView full post »

Fogo de Chão - Santana Row - Friends and Family Night - Photos by Bay Area Food and Restaurant Photographer Chris Schmauch

Restaurant Opening: Fogo de Chão (Food & Commercial Lifestyle Photography) @ Santana Row, San Jose (Day One)

I’ve shot quite a few Bay Area Brazilian churrascarias (steakhouses), so I’m no stranger to their gauchoView full post »

Baby Kaitlin at 8 Months Old - Children Photography by Bay Area Photographer Chris Schmauch

Baby Kaitlin at 8 Months (Children Photography) @ Henry Cowell, Felton, California

Last time I photographed Kaitlin, she was a mere 1-month old, now look at her! She’s super adorable, and I had anView full post »

Capitola Business Portrait Photos - Heather

Heather (Business Headshot Photography) @ Capitola, California

Even though the weather dropped 20 degrees and became overcast an hour before our business portrait photography sessionView full post »

Byington Winery Wedding - Erica and Justin

Published: Byington Winery Wedding (Los Gatos)

It’s always an honor to have an industry website notice one of my weddings, and ask to publish it for theirView full post »

UCSC Arboretum - Santa Cruz family photos

UCSC Arboretum Family Photography, Santa Cruz, California

About This Post I’ve only shot at the UCSC arboretum once before, but it’s so expansive and littered withView full post »

Business Portrait Photos - Kaelin - Henry Cowell, Felton

Kaelin (Business Portrait Photography) @ Henry Cowell, Felton, California

I shot Kaelin and Jayson’s wedding last Fall, so she is no stranger to my photographic style and capabilities. IView full post »

Wilder Ranch, Santa Cruz Engagement Photos

2013 Best Of: Engagement Photography

About This Post Engagement sessions are one of my most favorite types of photography to shoot. You’ve got aView full post »

Roaring Camp Wedding Photos

Published: Roaring Camp Wedding (Felton)

I was just notified by Borrowed & Blue, a popular wedding planning website, published Jared and Jasmine’sView full post »

Gray Whale Cove Engagement Photos - Uyen and John

John and Uyen (Engagement Photography) @ Gray Whale Cove State Beach, San Mateo, California

John and Uyen’s San Jose wedding is only six weeks away, so getting their engagement shoot scheduled wasView full post »

Capitola Engagement Photos - Fallon and Joe

Fallon and Joe (Engagement Photography) @ Capitola, California

These two got engaged yesterday, and since they’re both active military (Air Force), they had 48 hours to fit anView full post »

Hillsborough Racquet Club Wedding Photography - Keely and Warren

Keely + Warren (Wedding Photography) @ Hillsborough Racquet Club, Hillsborough, California

About This Post Keely and Warren decided to tie the knot at Hillsborough Racquet Club in – you guessed it –View full post »

Creative Wedding Ring Photos - 2013

2013 Best Of: 70 Creative Wedding Ring Photos

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I’m sure there will be many marriage proposals happening today, and in theView full post »

Santa Cruz Real Estate Home Interior and Exterior Photos - West Cliff Drive

1310 West Cliff Drive (Real Estate Photography) @ Santa Cruz, California

This is a historical log cabin residence built in the 1930s along West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz. It’s not a bigView full post »