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Tania Tauer · Married on 10/12/2019
Incredible! Couldn't ask for better!
Chris was absolutely amazing! From our first meeting he was incredibly friendly and professional; he put us at ease and helped guide us through the whole process. Having the engagement shoot included allowed us to get to know Chris and become more comfortable in front of the camera before our actual wedding day. As a bonus, Chris is a great skier, so we were able to have our engagement shoot at our happy place: on the ski slopes at Crystal Mountain.
The day of the wedding, Chris and his assistant were right on time and jumped into shooting without distracting us from our preparations. They seamlessly blended into the day and provided us with many beautiful candid shots, as well as the planned shots we were hoping to get. As wedding experts, they even helped us with logistics that we had not planned for, like attaching my bridal veil and accurately filling out our marriage certificate (bonus!).
We got our pictures back less than 6 weeks after the wedding and were incredibly happy at how amazing all 2700 pictures were! We definitely have our work cut out for us to narrow down which pictures we want to print. Overall, we were thrilled with Chris's energy, organization, and talented photography skills! Hire him; you won't regret it!Sent on 01/25/2020
Tanya Losey · Married on 08/15/2020
Fun and relaxed
We hired Chris for our August 15th wedding after our first photographer wasn't able to due to the virus. He was absolutely wonderful! He was very responsive to my emails and questions. He was very easy to work with. We enjoyed his fun personality and flexibility. He was willing to go to several locations, including my in laws for a little gathering after since we couldn't have a reception. We had a great time taking pictures, he made us feel relaxed and encouraged us to be ourselves. He is great at taking candid photos. He really gets into his work and you can tell he enjoys it. He climbed on a railing, got a bit wet in a creek, and got into the trees to get beautiful shots. Our pictures are gorgeous. Everyone from the wedding really enjoyed him and still talk about him. I really liked that he is unlimited time so you don't have to feel constrained. He took over 2,000 pictures. He really made our day wonderful in the midst of a lot of challenges with the virus. We would definitely recommend Chris to anyone.Sent on 09/13/2020
Kelsey · Married on 07/26/2019
I'm sure as a nervous bride you have read a bunch of glowing reviews for photographers. But I have to say with Chris, NOTHING is exaggerated. He was hands down my best, and well worth the money, expense. From our engagement session that left us with TONS of stunning pictures to use to our actual wedding day, everything was perfect. He came well prepared, with a plan and several back up plans and made me feel beautiful and my husband comfortable. Worth EVERY PENNY. Stop looking at other photographers and just hire Chris. You will not regret it.Sent on 07/31/2019
Evan · Married on 07/14/2019
Couldn't ask for more
We loved everything about working with Chris, from the moment we had our initial conversation to seeing our wedding pictures returned in about two weeks. In that time, Chris was always calm and communicative, happy to give advice at just the right points. We also found Chris delivers tremendous value for the quality and the sheer amount of photos he delivers. Thank you so much Chris!Sent on 08/11/2019
John Kundzins · Married on 06/21/2019
Thank you Chris!!!
I'm generally not one to leave reviews online, but I wanted to express how happy we were to have Chris as our photographer. He was incredibly professional, flexible, understanding, and had a FANTASTIC sense of humor. We are so grateful for all of his help and for helping to keep us sane during a hectic wedding day!Sent on 06/23/2019
Chris fixed my boutonniere, put in my wife's veil, worked with our families and friends to keep everyone comfortable throughout the day, and was just so supportive throughout the whole wedding.
Having him be a part of our wedding was one of the best decisions we've ever made.
Lauren · Married on 03/10/2019
Engagement pics were fabulous! Can’t wait to see wedding pics! Photographer was taking pics during entire ceremony and reception! Great to work with!Sent on 03/18/2019
Paige Dahlberg · Married on 02/16/2019
The best decision we could have made
Chris was the best decision we made on our wedding day. Having someone who is passionate about photography makes a world of difference. He helped us customize our entire day and was flexible, caring, and he made us feel so comfortable and happy. Even when we changed our venue the day before the wedding he was so accommodating. The quality and quantity of service was so impressive. All of our guests could not stop talking about how great Chris was. If we could give Chris 10/5 stars we would.Sent on 02/22/2019
Kori · Married on 10/20/2018
The most important vendor to us on our wedding day was our photographer, as the pictures are the thing we'll keep and look back on time and time again. Of all the photographers we met with, Chris was easily our favorite! He is very professional, responsive, and honest, and we loved that he would stay to capture our whole special day. Chris took both our engagement photos and wedding day photos, and my goodness were all the photos amazing! Our wedding photos were all so beautiful we're still having trouble deciding which to frame, and friends and family say they look like they're from a magazine.Sent on 03/10/2019
Working with Chris was lovely, he had good suggestions for locations for our engagement photos and around the wedding venue grounds, he guided us well to capture the best shots, he captured all the little details of the day I didn't think to ask for, he came early on our wedding day so we could do a special photoshoot at a beautiful spot near the venue, and was SUPER quick delivering the photos to us afterwards. I'll happily recommend Chris to anyone who needs photos. Hire this guy with confidence!
Chelsea · Married on 09/08/2018
Chris is so gifted and a true professional. We loved his online portfolio, and as soon as we met up with him, we knew we'd found the photographer for our wedding. His responses were prompt and clear, his prices are incredible for the value you get (all day, assistant photog, unlimited locations, look book, rights to all photos), and best of all, the final result was simply stunning. It was everything we wanted. Chris skillfully guided us to beautiful locations and poses so that we would have the perfect wedding memories together.
I want to share another personal story that makes Chris so special. In the run up to the wedding, my dad was becoming increasingly ill with cancer. The date was already locked in on the earliest day we could manage it, and we weren't sure if he would make it. My family came up with the idea of doing a portrait session with just me, my fiance, and my parents. I explained the idea to Chris and he not only drove from Seattle to Milton to make it happen for us, he captured 200+ beautiful shots and turned them around for us in just a couple days -- and he only asked for gas money. This meant so much to me because we were able to get photos of dad "walking me down the aisle" at our special photo shoot. On the day of the wedding, dad escorted me down the aisle in a wheelchair, and we're so happy to have both of these gorgeous sets. Chris was on top of every special moment throughout the day, providing us even more beautifully captured photos to cherish. I can never thank him enough for these priceless gifts.
Chris has my strongest recommendations in every regard.Sent on 10/04/2018
Susan · Married on 09/02/2018
Very professional & great eye for the perfect shot
We were very pleased with Chris' work for our engagement and wedding photography. He really helped direct the shots and organize the group shoots. It was also great to do the engagement shoot before and understand how he works. We knew going into the wedding we would be happy with his work! We also never felt pressured for time & that was nice that he doesn't nickel and dime you like other photographers & we got all of the photos he took too.Sent on 02/03/2019
Janie · Married on 09/01/2018
My husband and I loved working with Chris!! We did our engagement photos and our wedding photos with him. He is so easy going, makes you feel good about yourself, and has an eye for unique and beautiful photos! He was great at communicating through out the whole process. He was professional and fun to be around.
He was super flexible! We lived far away from where he was located but he never had an issue meeting us where we wanted. When we scheduled our engagement session the first time it ended up pouring down rain. He said if we were down to do our session in the rain he would be a trooper with us which I thought was awesome he would get rained on for us. Luckily my husband was not wanting to do pictures in the rain, although they probably would have looked awesome. We ended up having to reschedule for another day that wasn't scheduled to rain. He drove over an hour to meet us but had to drive all the way back home and he was so nice about it, even though I felt super bad. :)
He was very quick with getting pictures edited and back to us in a timely manner. I cannot express how amazing this man is! The day of our wedding he came bright and early to my hotel to take pictures of the girls and I getting ready. He then drove to the venue and continued snapping pictures away. He also had a second photographer which I thought was great for capturing all of our special moments. They did an amazing job! I loved every moment of working with him. If I had to choose a photographer again for whatever reason, I would choose Chris every time! Words cannot express how great he was in every single way! THANK YOU CHRIS for everything you did for us. Literally EVERYTHING.Sent on 10/04/2018
Christina · Married on 08/25/2018
We had the most incredible experience with Chris as our photographer! He made it easy on us by suggesting poses that were very natural in expertly selected scenic locations. The candid ones are the best. The photos turned out to be so much more than we could have ever anticipated, and we are so thankful! Cannot reccommend him enough!Sent on 09/13/2018
Kristen · Married on 08/18/2018
He was willing to trudge through water, work in all weather and temperatures, travel long distances, and stay as late as we wanted. He was good at wrangling the kids for the pictures, he was easygoing, and he had lots of great suggestions and tips for good photos. He even has experience with night photography. 100/100 would hire again!Sent on 09/11/2018
Samantha · Married on 08/12/2018
I can't say enough great this about Chris! From the moment I contacted him, he responded promptly and was flexible when deciding on a meeting time and place. My husband and I met with a couple photographers before Chris, but we knew right when we met him that we wanted to hire him. He came to the meeting extremely prepared with his pricing, photo examples, photo books, and answered questions honestly and completely. He also had a great energy and we could sense his passion for his work. Chris met with us again to go over a timeline and gave us many pointers on ensuring a smooth wedding day. On the wedding day, Chris arrived to our venue early and efficiently captured all the pre-wedding photos of the dress, rings, etc. His second photographer, Hannah, took pictures with the bride and bridesmaids. She was wonderful and captured all the photos that I envisioned! During the first look and wedding party photos, Chris did such a great job of getting amazing shots while letting my husband and I enjoy each moment. We brought him to our photo locations without any ideas of poses and exact spots that we wanted to take pictures, but he was able to use his creativity to capture so many wonderful photos that I wouldn't have ever imagined. He also went above and beyond and climbed a tree to capture photos! During the whole time, Chris exuded so much passion and joy for his work, which made it so enjoyable and comfortable to be photographed by him. He shared several photos less than two weeks after our wedding day, which are amazingly beautiful. I can't wait to see the rest! I highly recommend Chris! He is WONDERFUL!Sent on 08/25/2018
Kellen · Married on 07/07/2018
Chris (and his partner Robyn) did an amazing job at our wedding this year! Chris showed up right on time and shot photos the entire time. He was extremely responsive to emails and calls, and when we met up in person to discuss what we wanted we found that we were completely aligned with what we wanted from a photographer. He was flexible and very straightforward with our requests and budget and gave us a lot of good tips, even before we hired him. We booked Chris about a year in advance and even with long gaps between meetings everything went smoothly.Sent on 08/01/2018
During the day of the wedding Chris kept us entertained throughout all the photos, helping even the grouchiest groomsman smile in the middle of a scorching hot day. The pictures came out great and he got everything we asked for and more. Chris' work during what was a stressful day for us kept us going and turned out to be the best decision we made during the planning process.
Meagan · Married on 07/06/2018
ALL THE HEART EYES for Christopher Gendron and his rad photography skills! I am absolutely blown away by these pictures... we were attempting to narrow all of the pictures down, but ended up loving pretty much ALL of them!!
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SERIOUSLY: If you are in the market for a wedding or family photographer, I cannot recommend Chris enough. He is incredibly personable, up for ANYTHING, and he has the most creative eye for finding one-of-a-kind shots to help capture those fleeting moments that you wish could last a timetime.... in a photo that CAN. Truly amazing.Sent on 08/18/2018
Tori · Married on 06/30/2018
Wish we could give 6 stars! We were SO happy that we had Chris as our photographer! He was very flexible, was there for the whole day, went with us to an off-site location for our first look, is incredibly creative, and took tons of fantastic photos! We love that we got all the photos that he took, not just a selection of them. Highly recommend!!Sent on 07/14/2018
Andi · Married on 05/26/2018
Words can’t describe how much I love this man. I’m literally getting teary-eyed as I’m thinking about what Chris did for me. I only truly cared about two things for my wedding and one of them was the photos. From the moment I started working with him, I trusted him and everything was so easy. I am not a planner so his years of experience and wisdom helped me get the day of timeline locked down. It was stress-free working with him the day of the wedding. He captured everything we had discussed and more. His creativity shined through with each picture and I couldn’t be happier with the product I received. He is worth every penny and I would refer him to anyone I know. Thank you so much Chris!Sent on 08/17/2018
Emily · Married on 04/14/2018
My husband and I are so glad we went with Chris for our wedding photography! He is so creative and talented and we are so incredibly happy with the way our pictures turned out! He captured everything (and more!) that we wanted on our wedding day, and gave us the whole day! We would highly recommend Chris to anyone in need of an awesome photographer!Sent on 04/22/2018
Alex · Married on 03/24/2018
Having Chris as our wedding photographer exceeded all our expectations. We just got our wedding photos back and they are so beautiful! In addition, he was a useful person to have around during the wedding to show us how to pin on a boutonniere and sign a wedding license, etc. He was notably good at keeping large groups of (drinking, if not drunk) people on track for the family photos. He also offered us an engagement photo shoot where he showed exceptional stamina, taking our pictures for hours in the woods until we were completely satisfied (exhausted). This is the guy you are looking for, and his rates are better than several other photographers we shopped in the Seattle area. Just look at the pics!Sent on 04/04/2018
Brian · Married on 01/14/2018
Extremely professional and outgoing, he is the whole package. He's comes in with a plan and is also spontaneous and goes with the flow. Would love to use him again!Sent on 02/26/2018
Elisabeth · Married on 11/04/2017
There are not enough words to describe how amazing Chris is and how grateful We are to have received his recommendation by a former coworker of mine. He and Lacey captured the most beautiful (small and big) moments of every aspect of our big day. In less than 10 days we received our beautiful photos from Chris, and we could not be happier with how they turned out. He is AMAZING, so easy to communicate with and knows exactly how to pose you and prep you if you aren’t great at taking pictures (like us!). Thank you SO much!Sent on 11/13/2017
User7368435 · 2+ years ago
What can we say about Chris other than he is incredible at what he does. I met with a few photographers leading up to the wedding, but he was the only one who came completely prepared and seemed truly excited about his work. We did an engagement shoot with him and it was a really great way to get to know him better, and his style – he is VERY good at making the two of us, who can be awkward in front of a camera, very at ease and got some incredible shots. Throughout the lead-up to the wedding day, he was probably the most responsive vendor we had, always patient with questions that came up or changes in schedules. But, the most important part, the day of – he and his assistant were truly amazing. They were everywhere throughout the entire day, but you would hardly even know they were there! They captured every moment from start to finish in such a beautiful way, and we couldn’t be more grateful. These are pictures we are going to look back on for the rest of our lives, and they perfectly capture our day. Not only was he great on day-of, but he turned around pictures SO quickly! My husband and I have said many times that we think the best decision we made while wedding planning was choosing Chris, so we couldn’t recommend him highly enough.Sent on 11/25/2017
Emily · Married on 09/16/2017
I cannot recommend Chris enough! From our very first meeting I knew we made the right choice. His knowledge and experience was a huge help in planning our wedding day and he had some great suggestions for some absolutely gorgeous locations for our photos. He went above and beyond to get some truly amazing photos. We never felt rushed because he gives you unlimited time (most other photographers have a 5-6 hour time limit) and he was willing to go to other locations to make sure we could get every photo we wanted. Chris and his assistant were constantly taking pictures and were able to beautifully capture every moment. We received our photos very quickly and they are honestly all amazing! We had a fantastic experience and I would absolutely highly recommend him!Sent on 10/17/2017
Stacy · Married on 09/01/2017
My cousin referred us to Chris when we were searching for a wedding photographer. After our first meeting, we didn't even want to meet with anyone else, even though he advised that we should look around before making a decision. Chris is down-to-earth, friendly, professional, and so talented. His communication was thorough and he was always timely in his response.Sent on 10/18/2017
He spent almost 2 hours with us at Discovery Park making the hike down to the beach, and letting us make the decision of when we were ready to be done with the engagement session. He made us feel comfortable when we were incredibly awkward getting used to taking photos like that. On the day of the wedding, Chris arrived at 9:45am at my parents' house for our Chinese Tea Ceremony, making a good amount of conversation as we were getting ready and shooting photos along the way. He also made the best use of time as we arrived at the ceremony/reception venue, getting photos of the dress and rings while we were getting things set up. He and his second photographer made great use of time throughout the night all the way until 11pm closing time, and we were so happy with the outcome of our photos. We were also impressed by such quick turnaround time in getting both our engagement and wedding photos back. We would highly recommend hiring Chris for your photography needs.