email me

Use the form on the right or shoot me an email at chaz@chazcruz.com.

For wedding inquiries, please provide me with full names of you and yours, your wedding location and the wedding date.

For portrait inquiries please provide me with the size of your family as well as your preferred timeframe for photographs.

Underhill Ave
Brooklyn, NY

347.708.2010

photo blog

The photo blog of Chaz Cruz.

Filtering by Tag: williamsburg

laura & danny / houston hall manhattan wedding

Chaz Cruz

I love hanging with Laura and Danny, all we do is crack jokes and drink beers. So their wedding day was the same, except we were all dressed up a little more than usual. Their wedding was designed by the fabulous Tinsel & Twine and they added the extra vibes to Houston Hall. Pop on over to Grey Likes Weddings to see their feature with more details. Also, a big thanks to Sheena of Unique Lapin for shooting this along side me.

kat & allan / four by four

Chaz Cruz

Allan was one of the first friends I made in New York back in 2010 and we've been tight ever since. We've done a lot together in the last 6 years and him and Kat were actually instrumental in introducing me to Natalie, who is now my fiancée. So to say I love these two and owe them a lot is an understatement. With Kat and Allan being together for over 10+ years, when he told me he was ready to marry Kat, I knew my gift for them would be to photograph their wedding and portraits.

Natalie and I headed over to Kat and Allan's place in Clinton Hill where I photographed them getting ready and Natalie started with Kat's hair and makeup. With Kat working as a designer at Steve Madden, her shoes were specially designed just for the wedding.  After their first look, we headed out on a rainy day in April to head to the marriage bureau in Manhattan. Joined by his awesome bosses and friends from the showroom he works at, Nutty Rice, we celebrated their love. A few days later, we went over to Black Bear Bar in Williamsburg to party even more, it was the perfect wedding for a perfect pair.

brienne & tim / welcome to happy / dumbo loft brooklyn wedding

Chaz Cruz

Its been a few months since I've written a post, with weddings every weekend, engagements during the weekdays and editing when I'm not shooting, its been hard to sit down just to think and write. But I wanted to write a post not only for this amazing couple, Brienne and Tim (and who's photos you'll be seeing shortly) but also to call attention to one of my dear friends, Lydia of Ever Ours, who's wedding blog is in its final days. 
Many years ago when I first started sending weddings into publications, I was like every other photographer, trying to put our best details forward to showcase the latest trends and fashions of the season. It wasn't until I saw Lydia's blog that I found an outlet that showed the creativity, emotion and spontaneity that actually encompasses a wedding. She accepted my submission and I was stoked to realize that we could actually become friends, as opposed to the photographer/blogger line that you don't cross, just in case you don't get along and realize that they might not want to feature you anymore. 
Through the years, Lydia and I would hang out in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York, forging a family bond where we now annoy each other like brother and sister. I can't thank her enough as she's introduced me to photographers and friends who I now count as some of my best. She even indirectly and directly led to my success in New York City by introducing me to people who took me under their wings and showed me how to navigate the wedding industry here (hi Katie Osgood!) and by also just getting me amazing weddings with her friends (see Cynthia and Eli).
So with her posting her final blog posts, I sent her in one of my favorite weddings of all time. From the love, the photos, the food to the music. Brienne and Tim's wedding was one where when I put down the camera, I just said "wow." Brienne and Tim are both from New Zealand but now reside in Brooklyn, with Tim from the band Steriogram (you might remember this song) and Brienne a graphic designer. So their wedding was full of gorgeous modernism as well as a big crazy ass concert/party. Even Brienne's dad did a rap, it was just that kind of night. So please enjoy the photos from Brienne and Tim and also head over to Lydia's blog where she featured more of my favorite images from the day and send her some love.

esti & patrick / a match made

Chaz Cruz

I had met Esti and Patrick when I officially moved to New York back in 2011 via my old roommate (miss you Ha Na!) and I instantly knew they were an amazing couple and even better friends. Esti is the sweetest gal I've ever met and Patrick is one of the funniest dudes, you can't not hang out with them without dying laughing. So they'll be getting married next month and sadly I won't be able to attend (as I have a wedding in Los Angeles) but I thought what better present then to do an engagement shoot? So we did what we normally do, walk around Brooklyn and go to the bar but this time with camera in hand.
14091911.jpg