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The Big Day


Large or small, we dig them all

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The Big Day


Large or small, we dig them all

 
 

You are the reason we do this.

We are so excited to meet you both and find out more about your wedding day. Whether it's been planned out for years, or you're just getting started – we're all ears and would love to provide our expert input/feedback wherever you want it.

Currently, full wedding coverage averages $5,500. You deserve stunning wedding photography, and we'll do whatever we can to make that happen for you. We want to hear your unique story, what is (and isn't) important to you.

If you are seriously interested in a GoodEye wedding, please make the effort to communicate with us. We'll respond right away, just you see! 

Because we actually, genuinely enjoy photographing the most important day in your life, we have zero interest in shooting 100+ weddings every year. That's not good for us, and it's not good for you. We intentionally limit our availability to roughly 25 to 35 weddings per year, and book up around February or March. After that 25th wedding is booked, we get very picky about taking on any additional weddings, and the price is likely to go up as well.

Bottom line: just tell us as much as you can about your big day, and if Chris (the owner) or another GoodEye Associate is not the best fit for you, we'll do our best to hook you up with some appropriate referrals with no strings attached.

Hundreds of brides from years past certainly have no regrets, we'd love to be your next savvy wedding investment.

 
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We're Eloping!


(Monday-Friday) Elopement Packages

We're Eloping!


(Monday-Friday) Elopement Packages

 

Elopement Packages

Since the Bay Area is often a destination for our couples – many opt to skip the fanfare and let's-be-honest-quite-insane-prices associated with more traditional weddings – and decide to elope on the beach, park or other cool place that's special to them. Often it's just me as photographer / witness, the couple and the officiant! Very cool. These are basically engagement sessions + a short, intimate ceremony. 

The gallery above is a quick snapshot from a recent elopement in Moss Beach (north of Half Moon Bay) – we started with a first look at the hotel, then I took them around Fitzgerald Marine reserve for some formal bride and groom portraits. Then, the officiant arrived and we walked down to the beach for a short ceremony. Afterwards, I convinced the couple to change into some regular clothing so we could finish up the session with some more casual portraits, ending at sunset. All this in about 3 hours! I never get this much exclusive time with a couple on any full wedding day... See more of Tiffany and Mike's elopement photos.

If you haven't already, feel free to review elopements we've shot recently at various locations, mostly in the Santa Cruz area.

The following pricing is all-inclusive, covering travel, photographic coverage and creative direction, professional editing/retouching, online galleries for sharing and electronic delivery of specific #s of hi-res files for safekeeping:

 
 
Bride and groom trashing the dress at Panther Beach in Santa Cruz, California

Bride and groom trashing the dress at Panther Beach in Santa Cruz, California

Premium Elopement: $2,199

  • 3 hours coverage (SF to Carmel)

  • Includes ALL (300+) fully retouched hi-res files from the session

Bride and groom having fun at Lafayette Reservoir in Lafayette, California

Bride and groom having fun at Lafayette Reservoir in Lafayette, California

Standard Elopement: $1,699

  • 3 hours coverage (SF to Carmel)

  • Includes your favorite (100) fully retouched hi-res files of choice (additional files $25/ea or ALL for $600)

Bride and groom on a windy day after eloping at Cathedral Rock in Carmel, California

Bride and groom on a windy day after eloping at Cathedral Rock in Carmel, California

Basic Elopement: $1,199

  • 2 hours coverage (SF to Carmel)

  • Includes your favorite (75) fully retouched hi-res files of choice (additional files $25/ea or ALL for $500)

Bride and groom on the beach at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Bride and groom on the beach at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California

Mini Elopement: $849

  • 1 hour coverage (within 15 miles of Santa Cruz)

  • Includes your favorite (50) fully retouched hi-res files of choice (additional files $25/ea or ALL for $400)

 

 

 

More Elopement Info:

>>>Elopement availability is limited to weekdays only (and I discourage friday evening as beaches / public spaces can be busy then). Check availability here.

>>>Yes, there are many cheaper photographers out there, but we feel (as do our clients) that the best experience and stunning results are worth every penny. Browse through 100+ 5-star Yelp reviews.

>>>Payment in full is required to reserve the date. We accept all major forms of payment (credit cards, Paypal, check or cash). Above pricing is final, no sales tax applied when delivering files online.

>>>Clients are free to make their own albums/guest books and prints with the files I provide, but some couples prefer I handle the design / creation / printing process to ensure the absolute highest quality. Inquire about pricing.

Feel free to call (831) 216-6210 to discuss scheduling or any other questions you may have.

Let's Connect!

 
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Let's Practice


Engagement Session Packages

Let's Practice


Engagement Session Packages

 

Engagement Packages

She said yes – awesome! Now the real stuff begins. Ideally you have your engagement session with your wedding photographer, as this is the perfect chance to figure out how you work together and fully prepare you (and get you excited about) your wedding day; however, we often work with couples who are having destination engagement shoots, and getting married out of the area / country. We're happy to help either way.

We're used to working with couples who are a) not professional models, and b) may not feel completely comfortable in front of the camera. Our goal is to make it a fun, low-stress and easy process – discovering what poses do (and don't) work for you as a unique couple. We often bring lighting equipment during the shoot to ensure that magazine/editorial look that we're known for; but even if it's a windy day and we use natural light only, we're confident you'll really like what we can do for you :)

If you haven't already, feel free to review hundreds full engagement sessions we've shot recently at various locations from San Francisco to Big Sur. Don't worry, they're organized by location type so it's easy to get location inspiration for the type of spot you're into.

The following pricing is all-inclusive, covering travel, photographic coverage and creative direction by Chris Schmauch (owner of GoodEye), professional editing/retouching, online galleries for sharing and electronic delivery of specific #s of hi-res files for safekeeping:

 
 
Engagement session at Natural Bridges in Santa Cruz, California

Engagement session at Natural Bridges in Santa Cruz, California

Premium Engagement Session: $1,599

  • 2-3 hours @ 2-3 locations (SF to Carmel)

  • Includes ALL (150+) fully retouched hi-res files from the session

Engagement session at Baker Beach in San Francisco, California

Engagement session at Baker Beach in San Francisco, California

Standard Engagement Session: $799

  • 1-2 hours @ 1-2 locations (SF to Carmel)

  • Includes your favorite (25) fully retouched hi-res files of choice (additional files $25/ea)

Engagement session at Land's End / Sutro Baths in San Francisco, California

Engagement session at Land's End / Sutro Baths in San Francisco, California

Basic Engagement Session: $449

  • 45-60 minutes @ one location (Mountain View to Monterey)

  • Includes your favorite (15) fully retouched hi-res files of choice (additional files $25/ea)

Engagement session at Stewart's Cove in Carmel, California

Engagement session at Stewart's Cove in Carmel, California

Mini Engagement Session: $349

  • 30 minutes @ one location (within 15 miles of Santa Cruz)

  • Includes your favorite (5) fully retouched hi-res files of choice (additional files $25/ea)

 

 

 

More Engagement Info:

>>>Due to high demand, session availability is limited to weekdays only (and I discourage friday evening as beaches / public spaces can be busy then). Check availability here.

>>>Yes, there are many cheaper photographers out there, but we feel (as do our clients) that the best experience and stunning results are worth every penny. Browse through 100+ 5-star Yelp reviews.

>>>Payment in full is required to reserve the date. We accept all major forms of payment (credit cards, Paypal, check or cash). Above pricing is final, no sales tax applied when delivering files online.

>>>Clients are free to make their own albums/guest books and prints with the files I provide, but some couples prefer I handle the design / creation / printing process to ensure the absolute highest quality. Inquire about pricing.

Feel free to call (831) 216-6210 to discuss scheduling or any other questions you may have.

Let's Connect!

 
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Get down on it


Surprise Proposal Packages

Get down on it


Surprise Proposal Packages

 

Proposal Packages

If you decide to book us for this awesomely special moment in your lives, we'll fully prep you with everything we both need to pull this off flawlessly. It's best to figure out the date/time over the phone, but once that's settled we can get into the nitty gritty of the where & how.

If you haven't already, feel free to review full proposal sessions we've shot recently at various locations, mostly in the Santa Cruz area.

The following pricing is all-inclusive, covering travel, photographic coverage and creative direction by Chris Schmauch (owner of GoodEye), professional editing/retouching, online galleries for sharing and electronic delivery of specific #s of hi-res files for safekeeping:

 
 
Wedding proposal at Point Lobos in Carmel, California

Wedding proposal at Point Lobos in Carmel, California

Premium Proposal Session: $999

  • The Proposal + one hour couple's session @ same location (within 50 miles of Santa Cruz)
  • Includes ALL (150+) fully retouched hi-res files from the session
Wedding proposal at Panther Beach in Santa Cruz, California

Wedding proposal at Panther Beach in Santa Cruz, California

Standard Proposal Session: $699

  • The Proposal + 45-60 minute couple's session @ same location (within 25 miles of Santa Cruz)
  • Includes your favorite (30) fully retouched hi-res files of choice (additional files $25/ea)
Wedding proposal at Davenport Beach in Davenport, California

Wedding proposal at Davenport Beach in Davenport, California

Basic Proposal Session: $449

  • The Proposal + 30 minute couple's session @ same location (within 25 miles of Santa Cruz)
  • Includes your favorite (15) fully retouched hi-res files of choice (additional files $25/ea)
Wedding proposal at UCSC campus in Santa Cruz, California

Wedding proposal at UCSC campus in Santa Cruz, California

Mini Proposal Session: $299

  • The Proposal + 15-20 minute couple's session @ same location (within 25 miles of Santa Cruz)
  • Includes your favorite (5) fully retouched hi-res files of choice (additional files $25/ea)
 

 

 

More Proposal Info:

>>>Due to high demand, session availability is limited to weekdays only (and I discourage friday evening as beaches / public spaces can be busy then). Check availability here.

>>>Yes, there are many cheaper photographers out there, but we feel (as do our clients) that the best experience and stunning results are worth every penny. Browse through 100+ 5-star Yelp reviews.

>>>Payment in full is required to reserve the date. We accept all major forms of payment (credit cards, Paypal, check or cash). Above pricing is final, no sales tax applied when delivering files online.

>>>Clients are free to make their own albums/guest books and prints with the files I provide, but some couples prefer I handle the design / creation / printing process to ensure the absolute highest quality. Inquire about pricing.

Feel free to call (831) 216-6210 to discuss scheduling or any other questions you may have.

Let's Connect!