Welcome

We feel so fortunate to be chosen to document one of the most special days in someone's life. We hope to hear your love story and capture your big day.

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Chris Schmitt Photography is a Boutique Wedding Photography Studio based in Los Angeles CA.  Chris and his wife Andrea opened Chris Schmitt Photography Studio in 2001. Chris Schmitt is an international wedding and portrait photographer based in Moorpark California. His images have been published in media outlets such as the Today Show, OWN Network, Good Morning America, Los Angeles Magazine, Instyle Magazine, Destination Wedding Magazine, The Knot, Brides Magazine, Ceremony Magazine, J-Date, SELF MAGAZINE, Grace Ormonde, California Wedding Day Magazine and dozens of wedding blogs and websites. He has also been featured on the Wedding Reality T.V Show, For Better or for Worse on TLC. Last year, the studio celebrated photographing their 800th wedding!

Before photographing weddings, Chris had the incredible experience of working with legendary celebrity and commercial photographers including Annie Leibowitz, David la Chapelle, Bruce Weber, Matthew Rolston, Peggy Sirota and many others who all encouraged him to pursue his own photography career. Those years of working with the masters inspired him to bring a sense of style, fashion, elegance and fun to his wedding portraits. When asked why he became a wedding photographer, the answer was simple... "It's the most rewarding responsibility and an honor documenting one of the most special days of a couple's life."


Our style is a vibrant blend of Modern Elegance and Cinematic storytelling. Our pictures pack a punch and we know how to use lighting (in any circumstance) to make everyone look their best. On any given wedding day we see it all...from laughter to tears to joy and romance. We strive to both blend into the scene as photojournalists to capture these candid moments and also be able to step in when needed to direct and document important times like family portraits. We also love to create unique portraits of our couples and are always there to help with posing and tips to ensure they look amazing!


Our passion for photographing weddings 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!

 

When Chris and Andrea 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 be celebrating our 19th year anniversary this year! We're so thrilled to have just won the 2021 Couple's Choice Award for the 11th year in a row naming us in the top 5% of all Wedding Photography Studios nationwide!

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Q &A 

  1. How many photographers come to the wedding? We offer both 1 and 2 photographer packages to help fit any budget.

  2. Do we get to keep the Digital Files? Yes we do not believe in holding your pictures hostage and want you to be able to download them, share them and love them!

  3. Do we have to Order Prints with you? No, You have a choice in ordering prints from us or on your own! Our lab does an outstanding job of printing and every order placed with us comes with a 100% lifetime guarantee.

  4. Do you offer Large Prints or Canvas? Yes we offer Fine Art Museum Quality Canvas, Metal Prints, Acrylic Prints and traditional Prints made for framing. All of these options can easily be placed on the website we deliver to you ad come with a lifetime guarantee!

  5. Do you offer Videography? Yes though it's first come first serve. Sometimes our video crew will be booked already on another job, so please check our availability.

  6. Do you travel for weddings? Yes! We not only love to travel, but have had the thrill and pleasure of photographing over 50 destination weddings all over the world! From Australia to Italy to St. Lucia. We often offer Destination Wedding Specials so be sure to ask!

  7. How many hours do you recommend for Photography? Our most common day is 8 hrs and we have a great timeline we've posted to help you plan your day from a photographers POV. Click Here.

  8. How long does it take to get our photos? We offer one of the fastest turn around times around. Our goal is to get you all of your photos enhanced and looking amazing within 3 weeks after your wedding day!

  9. How long have you been a wedding photographer? We started our wedding photography business in 2001!

  10. How would you describe your photography style? Bold, Creative,Timeless. A creative blend of photojournalist, documentarian, and creating amazing portraits. Our editing is vibrant and colorful (kind of like our clients!) In today's wedding photography we have to be great at several styles in order to tell the full story of the wedding day. We specialize in capturing real moments and fun candids of your friends and family  throughout the day as our base. We are also known for our stunning portraits that look like they belong in a wedding magazine. In fact, they often end up in one!

If you'd like to schedule a chat, Zoom, or swing by our studio, please call us at the number below. If you'd like to learn more and hear about our current specials, please fill out the contact form and tell us a little about your big day!