Chris Schmitt is an international wedding and portrait photographer based in Thousand Oaks California. His images have been published in media outlets such as the Today Show, OWN Network, Good Morning America, Los Angeles Magazine, Instyle, Destination Wedding Magazine, The Knot, Brides Magazine, Ceremony Magazine, J-Date, SELF, Grace Ormonde, California Wedding Day Magazine and dozens of wedding blogs and websites. He has also been seen on the Wedding Reality T.V Show, For Better or for Worse on TLC. Last year, his studio celebrated photographing their 400th wedding!
Before photographing weddings, he had the incredible experience of working with legendary celebrity and fashion photographers including Annie Leibowitz, David la Chapelle, Bruce Weber, Matthew Rolston, Peggy Sirota and many others who all inspired him to pursue his own photography career. Those years of watching the masters at work inspired him to bring a sense of style, fashion,elegance and fun to his wedding portraits.
"I feel that a great wedding photographer has to be able to both blend into the scene as photojournalists to capture real moments with fun candids throughout the day and also be able to step in when needed to direct and capture important times like the family portraits. I love a couple who are really into photography and want me to create something special just for them on their wedding day.
Our job has taken us around the world documenting one of the most special days in a couple's life and we feel honored to be chosen for this. We truly love what we do for a living!"
Chris is married to the love of his life, Andrea, who also happens to be his second shooter! When they are not taking pictures, you can often find them hanging out with their two kids Sawyer and Siena. "We are big kids ourselves and we believe in a good balance of working hard to play hard. We are excited to celebrate our 11th year anniversary this year!"
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Chris Schmitt Photography has been published in dozens of magazines and wedding websites including Los Angeles Magazine, Destination I Do Magazine, Destination Weddings Magazine, The Knot Magazine, Ca Wedding Day Magazine, Brides Magazine, Rock n Roll Bride, Grace Ormonde's Platinum List, Maharani Weddings, The Wedding Yentas, Wedding Celebrations, Los Angeles Magazine, Ceremony Magazine's Blog, and many more. They were awarded The Brides Choice Award in 2010, 2011,2012 and 2013 naming them in the top 5% of all Wedding Photography Studios nationwide!