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Photography in Seattle, Washington,
(206) 250-6380
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 56 Reviews


    K

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  • Booking Chris as our wedding photographer was one of the best decisions we made. From our first meeting, Chris's down to earth and professional energy put us at ease, and we loved that we would have full rights to all of our photos. We also really appreciated that he was willing to travel to Whidbey Island for our wedding with only the ferry cost as an additional fee (other photographers we'd considered wanted to charge us a large travel fee). We had been advised early in our wedding planning to select a photographer carefully, because having great photos of the best day of your life is invaluable. We want to reiterate that advice for other couples, because it's so true! Your wedding day will fly by so fast, and when you're so "in the moment," it's hard to fully take in everything that's happening around you. Thanks to Chris, every special moment was captured perfectly, and now we have literally thousands of amazing photos to help us remember and celebrate our big day. We are s... Read more

    Morgan

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    5 out of 5
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  • Chris was an amazing photographer. We knew right away after our first meeting that he was the photographer for us, it helped that he used to be an engineer and my husband is an engineer as well. We felt so relaxed when he took our engagement photos. He made sure we acted like ourselves and it showed in the photos. We ended up with so many engagement photos we were able to use a bunch of them in an album as our guest book. We got Chris and his assistant the entire wedding day. They both fit in so well with our friends everyone was laughing and being silly. He got the photos back to us so quickly and they look amazing. I can't believe two people were able to so perfectly capture our day. I high recommend Chris as a photographer.

    Yashira

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  • We were so lucky to have found Chris! he was super chill, made us feel comfortable. He was very professional and got to know us as he took the pictures and started bringing out our little habits and used them in the pictures. That was just for the engament photos the wedding ones were out of this world amazing! He captured the most amazing moments of that day. As most people who have been in a wedding it's hard to see all those moments because you're so busy talking and greeting guests, so it was nice to be able to look back at them and laugh and even get emotional. We will defiantly want him to capture other moments to come like kids! Thank you so much Chris!

    User5522875

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    5 out of 5
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  • My personal & professional background is in the arts & design, so a photographer was my second most important decision of the wedding after the venue, and yes, before the dress. (A good photographer makes you look good!) Chris was recommended to me by my friend who used his services at her wedding. Chris & I met in person about 10 months before my wedding to talk shop and I got a good vibe from him. I always go with that. And his policies and price point matched what I wanted. He was easy to get along with and contact, and professional in his communication throughout the whole process. On the day of, he guided us through all our poses/shots at our first look. Him & his assistant then got to the venue before us and covered literally everything. One of the most impressive thing that I and my guests noticed was that they were practically invisible. Super ninja like! My husband & I got back SO MANY photos 2 weeks post wedding and we didn't even know most of them were taken. The photos are... Read more

    PG

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    5 out of 5
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  • We're extremely satisfied with our decision to have Chris photograph our wedding. We liked how the engagement shoot was included with unlimited time the day of, and how he captured the happiness of each wedding while some photographers showcased more dramatic "edgy" moments. Chris was easy to work with, responsive to our emails, flexible, and reasonably priced. At the engagement shoot and the wedding, he made us comfortable and captured our natural poses. Two weeks after the wedding, we could download our photos, and six weeks afterwards, we received the photos on a DVD and a photobook with all of the photos. We thought it was quite nifty that we could hide photos we didn't want to share with out friends. Overall, Chris was great to work with, and we loved the photos he captured.

    Alexx

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  • We are so happy we went with Chris and his assistant Hannah for our wedding day! Photography was in the top 3 of important things for us for our wedding day on June 4th and Chris and Hannah went above our expectations. He was funny, personable yet professional and extremely knowledgable in his craft. We weren't able to do an engagement shoot which was included in the package due to us living in Chicago. I admit this made me nervous but after 5 minutes with him it didn't even matter. He is amazing at what he does and the proof is in his photographs. His artistry speaks for itself through his photos and we will definitely use him and his team again in the future for any family events!!

    Kim

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  • Chris is amazing!!! We could not be happier with our wedding photos!! He did an incredible job capturing the natural beauty of the day, the love and emotions, and then the fun on the dance floor. We opted not to get video, but we can relive the magic of the day over and over with his artful photos that captured the spirit of the event at every moment of the day. We loved how laid back and relatable Chris was, while also being extremely professional. He showed up for our first meeting early and extremely prepared. He was very honest with his opinions on different options, even when it didn't serve his profits. He was very straightforward about the pros and cons of my desire to not have a "first look" before the wedding, particularly with respect to the sacrifice we would need to make to quantity of pictures together or time at the cocktail hour. In the end, we did decide to forego the first look so that we could have it as I walked down the aisle. But, we also wanted to make sure... Read more

    Tessa

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    5 out of 5
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  • Chris went above and beyond on our expectations for a wedding photographer. He is extremely professional and made us feel very comfortable in front of the cameral. Going into it we were both nervous about being in front of a camera, but Chris helped us feel more at ease with having pictures taken. He is extremely easy to connect with and really captured our personalities well. He has no restraints on time or location and this allowed us to capture every detail our special day from beginning to end. He has an amazing eye for setting up the photos and helped us a TON with organizing our day-which took away a lot of the stress of the wedding day. We couldn’t begin to say how much we LOVE our pictures and how perfectly they tell the story of our wedding. Every photo is truly amazing and he gives you rights to all of the photos he takes and makes it extremely easy to access through a digital album. We can’t stop looking at them and couldn’t be happier! We highly recommend Chris for yo... Read more

    annie

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    5 out of 5
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  • Chris is not only a great photographer but true professional. His work speaks for itself really. He was available to us anytime if we had questions or concerns the months prior to the wedding. He arrived before the time frame we set up on the big day and will stay the whole time until the finish. He does not do photography by the hour! It is one fee and it is worth it! He is also a funny guy and we were immediately comfortable in front of the camera.

    Brittany

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  • We are so incredibly happy with the service Chris provided us! From the minute we met with him, a year before our wedding, he was thorough, friendly, and made us feel like we would be taken care of. 1. As an anxious and often restless bride, I was very relieved to find that he was very quick to respond to any questions I had through email. 2. His pricing is very affordable for the service you are getting. ~1.5 hours for an engagement shoot, unlimited time on the day of the wedding, and rights to all the photos. 3. On the day of the wedding, Chris and the second shooter helped us coordinate the first look and really went above and beyond by transporting my husband and I to the ceremony. He helped us ahead of time by estimating how much time we'd need for the first look/family photos and our pre-wedding activities went smoothly because of that! 4. The photos are absolutely wonderful! He caught so many moments that I didn't know about and all the things that I wanted to remember ... Read more

    andrea

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    5 out of 5
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  • Chris Gendron was the perfect fit for our wedding photography needs--I'm so happy with our experience! I first found his work on Yelp and his artsy style caught my eye. When I reached out, he responded quickly and brainstormed with me some fun places around Seattle to shoot photos (both at a gorgeous park and in downtown). He met with us two days before the wedding to take couple photos (not traditional, but worked better with our schedule) and we had a great time going to beautiful places to shoot. On our wedding day, Chris was efficient with the family/friend photos, and worked extremely hard during the reception to get flattering shots of everyone. He has an exceptional eye for angles, lighting, and for capturing the moment. We couldn't be happier with the final images (over 2,500 digital photos over the two days). We went on a month-long honeymoon right after the wedding, and Chris was fine with getting paid right when we got back. I am the third girl in my family to get married, a... Read more

    Claudia

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  • Working with Chris was beyond wonderful! Our wedding and engagement pictures were amazing. From the very beginning when with met with him we knew he would be a good fit to be our photographer. He is easy going, flexible, patient, talented and his work is amazing! We also got our pictures within 2 weeks from our wedding. I would highly recommend him.

    Julie

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  • Christopher Gendron Photography was the absolute perfect choice for my husband and I on our wedding day! Chris was recommended to us by a family member and I'm so glad he was! Chris not only takes amazing photos, provides great suggestions and a phenomenal product at a great price, but he is so laid back and easy to work with, which was exactly what we were looking for. My husband had no idea what we were doing and Chris made us feel so comfortable and really observed our interactions with one another when we weren't on camera to provide suggestions so that our photos did not look posed, but truly captured our natural interactions and expressions. It is great that he includes an engagement session in his package too because it allowed him to really get to know us ahead of time so that our wedding day photos could go so easily and perfectly. Chris captured the essence of us as a couple perfectly which is priceless! Another great thing about Chris is that he doesn't put a limit on th... Read more

    Annie

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  • Christopher Gendron was our wedding and engagement photographer and I couldn't be happier with his work. He was a pleasant person to work with, very funny and patient. He took our engagement photos and they turned out magical. He used natural light in such a great way and had an eye for awesome back drops and cool colors. He showed up early to scout the area, which really paid off because he took us to some great parts of Pioneer Square. Our photos were so unique and very "us." As far as the wedding goes, he was with us pretty much all day. But he was like a ninja. I barely noticed he was taking photos of me (the bride) getting ready. His assistant, Abbie, was great as well. Christopher left me to go to my husband's hotel to take picture of him. Abbie stuck around to take photos of me and my bridesmaids as we hung around at my apartment and as we went to the salon. She really fit in with my group of friends. It was like having another friend there to hang out with. I'm really happy... Read more

    Sarah

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  • Our relationship with Chris started out well enough, but he turned out to be one of the most unprofessional, and frankly rude, people I have ever worked with. We got engagement photos done with Chris, and we shared with him from the beginning that we were concerned about finding angles and poses that were flattering for our plus-size bodies. He was very attentive during the engagement shoot and gave lots of feedback about how to stand, etc. We were very happy with the shots. When the wedding came around, all of that went out the window. He gave us barely any feedback throughout the day and hardly said anything to us. He even had the audacity to leave our venue 90 minutes early without telling us! When my husband emailed him and politely said we were disappointed in the photos and felt that they were unflattering (especially compared to our engagement shots), Chris responded by saying none of it was his fault. He blamed my husband's "cheaply tailored rental suit" (it was neither... Read more

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    I am sorry to hear that you feel I was not professional. I take pride in photographing every wedding the way it should be captured. Below I am hoping to address your concerns:I arrived on time to your wedding and exited after your bubble exit at roughly 10 pm. I captured images from every event of your day, over 2400 images. I am disheartened to hear you feel I was not giving you enough direction. I visited your venue the week before the wedding to scout the best locations for photos. Throughout the day there were many occasions where extenuating circumstances, that you didn't mention in your review, forced me to stop taking photos and the mood of the day was interrupted. I apologize if you felt this impacted my ability to do my job. I know how important your wedding is in your life so any email where a client is not happy is difficult to receive. In your email you mentioned many points where you were not happy. In response I stood behind my work 100% and took the care to respond in the most honest way possible to each of your concerns. Unfortunately you didn't respond to my email in an attempt to work through your concerns. Instead you took my words out of context and added falsities and placed them in this review. I can clearly see you did not understand my intent and for this I am sorry. In your review you say "He told us we should have consulted him...". This is not the case as at our initial meeting I told you I was happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your wedding, both the photography and anything else related to it (whether that was dress, caterer, details, etc.) as my 15+ years of experience has provided me with vast information to give. I am sorry you're unhappy with your photos. I stand fully behind my work. I have attached a link to a sample of photos from throughout your day to support that. https://gendronphoto.shootproof.com/gallery/3057579/home Chris

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