I am all about capturing fun, real, and crazy candid memories for couples who are obsessed with love! Your wedding day will be a combination of insanely small moments that will ultimately make up one of the most important days of your life. From the embarrassing crazy dance moves to the bridal tribe chaos to the intimate heartwarming words of your vows, I will be there for it all, creating priceless images that will make you look back and literally laugh out loud! I want you to be OVER THE MOON with your photos and am ready to hop in and assist in making your day amazing! I have been featured on many popular Wedding Blogs such as The Knot, Wedding Chicks, 100 Layer Cake, Gay Weddings and Marriage Magazine, Equally Wed, The Knot's How They Asked, Tacari Weddings, Strictly Weddings, and many more... I love LOVE... and I am a firm believer in sharing your love with the world!
I am also a HUGE FAN of photographing weddings in Italy ( My Happy Place ) and would love to speak with you and provide you with vendor recommendations if you are looking to book a destination wedding there. I have shot weddings in Trentinara & Santa Maria de Castellabate, and editorials in Venice and Ostuni... And Sorrento is next on my list for 2020!
In 202O I will be in Italia most of August and September for weddings, so if you are looking to get married there during this time period and are interested in booking me, let me know ASAP, as I will be able to offer you "local traditional" pricing rather than destination pricing, due to already being there :)
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32 Reviews for Chrissy Gilmartin Photography
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Alex Hreiz · Getting married on 05/02/2022
Best. Photographer. EVER.
We hired Chrissy to be our photographer for our wedding and honestly, we cannot recommend her enough! If we could give 10+ stars, we would. From day one with our initial phone interview, she was super interested in getting to know us, seeing what our vibe was, and making sure she was a good fit for us. When we told her that we were having a COSTUME PARTY WEDDING, she shrieked with excitement (we hadn’t even officially hired her at that point!) It was clear that she was going to be a great match for us.Sent on 06/14/2020
Chrissy couldn’t wait to shoot the engagement photos for us, and as she said, get to know us a little better. Due to our compressed timeline, the engagement photos were only two weeks before the wedding, and we were tempted to skip them altogether – Chrissy insisted that we should do them, and we acquiesced. She was right – the engagement photos turned out even better than we could have hoped for as we made our way around downtown Long Beach. Chrissy has a great eye for backgrounds, and coached and directed us with ease and confidence.
For our pre-wedding day-of photos, we were planning to just do them at the venue (which was very practical and not very photogenic). Again, Chrissy stepped in – she and her team got to the area early (on their own personal time) to scout out some locations for us ahead of time and we ended up taking some fantastic photos against the very colorful background of Long Beach’s street art and food vendors. This is just another example of Chrissy’s commitment to the people she works with and her very high level of care about the final product.
Adding to all of this, Chrissy and her crew were also in costume!! She really understood our vibe, and leaned in with us. She went above and beyond to make sure that not only did we get great photos, but that we felt comfortable and at ease the entire time. Our venue did not have the best lighting or backdrops, but Chrissy was able to work her editing magic and ensure that we got dozens and dozens of outstanding photos. She was super responsive leading up to the wedding, making sure that we had a timeline, that we knew what photos we HAD to have, and working with us on a day-of schedule. After the ceremony, she and her crew did a fantastic job of wrangling 194 guests into 22 different group photos with maximum efficiency.
After it was all over, Chrissy stayed in touch with us to let us know when we could expect photos, etc. She posted a small collection of photos shortly after the wedding, just so that we and our guests could have a few photos ASAP (it was really great timing, as the COVID-19 lockdown had just started and there was a lot of uncertainty with what was going to happen). When she finished editing the remainder of the photos, she sent them over to us along with a great photo montage video that even featured our songs from the wedding!
Chrissy went above and beyond in every possible way, from her attention to detail and eye for photos to her coordination and effort on the day of to ensure we had the best possible photos with the minimum amount of effort on our part. Seriously, Chrissy is an absolute GEM and you will be thrilled with your decision to hire her.
Marina Grandy · Married on 06/06/2020
Call Chrissy right now!!
Seriously, whatever else you are doing can wait. You need this incredible woman not only for your big day, but in your life! After one conversation with her my gut told me she was the one to capture the most intimate and special moment of our lives. No joke, just one conversation and you know that she has this infectiously positive vibe, wonderful personality, and rad-ness to her that you will not find in another photographer. Chrissy truly captures peoples emotions through her lens and her images will leave you speechless! For reals, call her NOW!
Our story... The pandemic hit a few months before our wedding date. Chrissy was SO accommodating of our ever changing plans and she was down for whatever we ultimately chose to do, which every couple NEEDS to hear that when the possibility of their day that they envisioned for a lifetime was slowly slipping out of view. We ultimately went forward with our original date, but changed the venue and cut the guest list, and without Chrissy and her expertise I honestly don’t know what I would have done. She recommended an amazing beach location for our first look and our bridal party pictures. They are to DIE for! At our new venue (aka my parents backyard) she did what she does best, captured all the incredible emotions of our ceremony, all the new details, and everyone celebrating with many many shots of tequila, all completely on the fly as we were coordinating our own wedding at this point.
Another important thing to note is Chrissy typically encourages an engagement shoot for us to all get comfortable together in front of the camera, which we totally were down for but covid forced us to cancelled that...lame. Even without that happening she brought out the best in us, gave clear and fun directions for poses and made us look like damn models!! I have been in 6 weddings, and no one, seriously no one, can do what Chrissy does. She truly is one of a kind and is a big ball of blonde fun wrapped in nothing but smiles and laughter. It’s safe to say she is our girl for all our life events from here on out. Hiring Chrissy is hiring an insanely talented friend for life. So seriously, call her and book her right now!Sent on 10/15/2020
Rebecca Berkley · Married on 05/01/2020
You will not regret booking chrissy!
WOW! What can I say about Chrissy? Thank goodness there's a 3,000 word limit because I could go on and on about how absolutely PERFECT she is! My husband and I got married on January 5th of this year and every time we speak to our guests the first thing out of their mouth is "Oh my gosh, your photographer was amazing! She's the best! We love her!" (and that's before they even congratulate us!). I am so glad I found her after stalking venue instagrams for months. I knew I needed someone fun, creative, and incredibly talented with perfect color grading skills, and I got that in Chrissy. After speaking on the phone with her I knew she would perfectly match our personality and give us the photos we were looking for. Shaun and I hired her for both our engagement photos and wedding and we couldn't be happier. She truly broke Shaun out of his discomfort and made him feel confident in front of the camera. And can I just say, my husband looked absolutely incredible in his getting ready photos! She practically turned him into a GQ model! She has the ability to make everyone feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera which is not an easy thing to do. Another thing I love about Chrissy is her fearlessness and willingness to get the shot. I can't tell you how many times I saw her climbing on top of furniture or hopping over bushes to get a photo, and they all came out AMAZING. With over 1,000 photos from our wedding day alone, my husband and I spent hours looking at each and every one and were truly shocked at how perfect they all were. We genuinely couldn't find a bad picture in the bunch and actually had a hard time narrowing down what pictures we'd put in our photo album. She captured our day perfectly and we are so happy to be able to look back at our wedding day and see how much fun everyone had. We recommend her services to everyone and are excited to book her again in the future. Thank you for capturing all of our memories Chrissy, we couldn't be more thankful!Sent on 02/29/2020
Chrissy was amazing to work with! Her photos are beautiful and all the subtle angles well thought out. Chrissy tries out loads of positions in order to get the most out of a shoot. We were really impressed with her photographs and wish she lived closer so we could work with her more frequently! You will be very happy with choosing Chrissy as your wedding photographer!
Chrissy has this magical ability to bring her shining personality to the table--making you laugh and feel so comfortable in your own skin--while still allowing her clients to shine bright in the spotlight. She is vivacious, kind, and is crazy talented. Her stunning photography speaks for itself.
Chrissy does such a great job! All of her picture are amazing!! She pay great attention to detail by having her clients pose in the most flattering ways, but also capturing all those candid moments between the bride and groom that show the natural love and excitement on your special day. She also makes sure to capture all the little details from flowers, to rings, to place cards so that you can remember your special day forever.