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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.

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karoll & carlos / romance in the design

Chaz Cruz

You might recognize these two from the photograph that adorns my homepage. I had actually photographed them the day after I started designing this new site and when they came with the "I LOVE YOU" sign, I knew we were meant to photograph together. Karoll and Carlos flew up from Puerto Vallarta and we met in San Diego for their engagement portraits. They came with props, outfits and attitude, a great combination.
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eunice & jared / the color of love

Chaz Cruz

As I was editing Eunice and Jared's wedding, doing my usual color edits and such, there was just something about the whole day that was throwing me off. I would look at each photograph and say, "they look so classic." So I sent them them their photographs and would still look at the slideshow and something still didn't sit well with me, so I went through all their photographs and made them all black and white. I felt that Eunice and Jared had old souls, they come from a different era where love has no shades, you are either madly in love or not. It's black or white.

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nikki + ren / color + culture

Chaz Cruz

Last year, Kim and I had the opportunity to photograph the three day wedding ceremony of Nikki and Ren. The first two days were the traditional Cambodian wedding traditions, with the blessings and special ceremonies. While the last day was the party and man, did they party! But we had so much fun with everyone and it was definitely a wedding to remember or not remember, depending on how much Hennessy you drank, haha.

the parachute factory

Chaz Cruz

While I was in San Diego a few weeks ago, my friend Tyler told me about this art show that he and his art collective, Yeller Studio and Sezio were putting together in a defunct parachute factory in downtown. I thought it sounded cool as one of my best friends Jordan Josafat was going to be collaborating on designing a wall. The importance of the show didn't hit me until I did a preview of Jordan's work, I brought a camera to document some of his work, but upon walking through the Parachute Factory, I knew that I had to come back and photograph the art and the artists. I was able to photograph a handful of the artists and about half of the finished walls, as I came a few days before the one day opening so many of the walls weren't complete just yet. I took about 5-10 minutes with each artist and piece, as there was so much to photograph in the given time I had. The opening of the Parachute Factory looked insane, as I believe they hit maximum capacity only about two hours into the opening. If you are on instagram, check out the hashtag #parachutefactory for some great photos of the opening.

I want to thank Saya, Edwin and Yeller Studio who helped me with the walkthrough.

 

Bradford Lynn.

Celeste Byers with Buster.

Katherine Brannock.

Christopher Konecki & Jordan Josafat.

Sean Dejecacion.

Christina Liu.

Kyle Miller.

Dusty Dirtweed & Elliott Moeller.

Edwin helping me with the walkthrough, had to protect yourself from that dust.

Surge.

Product Etcetera.

 That Kid Peep.

Tocayo.

Exist1981.

Chandu Reading.

Dolan Steams & Ben Albert.

DTM, Neko, Surge, Honkey Kong & DieKuts.

SenzWen.

The Parachute Factory by Yeller Studio. Photo by Chaz Cruz

Yeller Studio & Clarke1981.