chazthoughts.com / the photo blog of chaz cruz

my name is chaz cruz and I am a photographer splitting time between san diego and NYC. my specialties include weddings, fashion and lifestyle portraits. this blog is named after my obsession with "the office" and of a lovable character named creed bratton. he writes about his random musings under a blog titled "creed thoughts," so I thought I'd do the same and name it "chaz thoughts." so please, browse around and don't forget to leave me a comment or two.

archive for 'orange county'

August 30, 2011

Did a maternity session with my cousin Geraldine, her boyfriend Chris, his daughter Kayla and the dude in the belly Jordan. Since she’s my cousin, I had to enforce the “no nudity allowed” clause. Special thanks to Wilma of Lovely Jubilee for styling the shoot and Eugenia of Petit Plume for the hair accessories.

Yup, this is him, cute ain’t he?

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July 11, 2011

I traveled up to Dana Point for a family session with amazing wedding photographer Ashley Rose, her husband Jeff and their little dude named Crew (oh what, J + Crew! Ashley doesn’t work in this joke). We headed down to Salt Creek Beach and proceeded to get attacked by the sun, I think I did more crying than Crew did. But we had a blast and I am now witness to Crew’s famous blank camera stare which I so happily captured. Enjoy some of my favorites from the day.

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June 9, 2011

A few weeks ago I traveled up to Orange County for the wedding of Jomie and Ricky at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. Jomie and Ricky rocked the modern and minimalistic venue with the help of Christina of Simply Modern Weddings, who I might add is one of the funnest and raddest coordinators I have had the pleasure to work with! She’s so rad she got us a feature on Green Wedding Shoes, which showcases so many of the great details that were on display. Another person who I want to give a big thanks to is my second photographer Marissa Rodriguez, who rocked the third camera as usual. On to the photos!

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  • Killer job Chaz! Cute ceremony and really personal. Love seeing your work, super motivating. I really like the Star Wars detail too.

  • Whahoooooo! You blogged! hehe! sorry, you know I have to bug you ;) LOVE this wedding! It’s kind’ of annoying how good you are! But really, you killed it. As per usual! Thank you so much for having me along! I can’t wait to blog yaaaaaaayyyyy! :)

  • Your work is amazing Chaz!!
    Not only are the pictures beautiful but you yourself are awesome to work with. You and your staff were so professional and down to earth.

May 2, 2011

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January 5, 2011

I headed up to Orange County to meet up with Jomie and Ricky. We ran around the OC, heading to The Camp and The Lab trying to catch the light. Then hit up the Lido Theater in Newport Beach for some good ole popcorn.

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