LOVE IS FUN!
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.
Chris and 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 600th wedding!
Before photographing weddings, Chris 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 working with the masters inspired him to bring a sense of style, fashion, elegance and fun to his wedding portraits. When asked why they became wedding photographers, the answer was simple... "Because Love is Fun!"
"Andrea and I are often asked what our style of photography is and the short answer is we feel that a great wedding photographer has to have a blend of styles and a bag of tricks to be ready to use on the wedding day. Weddings are so different from commercial work where you are in control of the talent and lighting all day long. On a typical wedding, you not only have every type of lighting condition to contend with, but you have the added element of emotion that needs to be captured in all those various lighting conditions. 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 capture important times like the formal family portraits.
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 16th year anniversary this year! We're so thrilled to have just won the 2020 Couple's Choice Award for the 10th year in a row naming us in the top 5% of all Wedding Photography Studios nationwide!