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.

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October 5, 2011

A few months ago I had the opportunity to photograph a wedding in San Juan, Puerto Rico with the awesome Michelle and Armand. They hail from New Jersey and wanted to have a destination wedding in Puerto Rico and I was more than happy to help capture their memories. The sun, the sand and the food are definitely reasons for me to add Puerto Rico to my vacation destinations. We rocked the La Concha Resort and went around Old San Juan for some day after portraits as well. A big thanks to Uyen Vo for 2nd shooting and also check out the feature on Perfect Bound Blog from this wedding. Also, feel free to watch the slideshow of the wedding day at the end of the post.

san juan puerto rico destination wedding

Coordination / Karishna Khelani
Venue / La Concha Resort
Hair & Makeup / Leslie Ayala
DJ / DJ Rockhand
Florist / EOS Events
Videographer / REB6Studios

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April 20, 2011

I flew up to the bay last year to photograph the wedding of Anne Marie and JT in Walnut Creek. The bridal party rolled around town in some sweet classic cars provided by the Bay Bombs Car Club, so you knew this wedding was going to be hot. We started the getting ready shots at the Renaissance Club Sport then went off to St. Anne’s Church. We finished off the evening with the reception held at Shadelands Art Center where we kicked off the party old school. A big thanks to Bay Area photographer Delbarr Moradi for 2nd shooting with me, check out her blog post on the wedding to see some amazing details. View the wedding slideshow at the bottom of the post.

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December 16, 2010

A few weeks ago, I headed down to Mexico to the beautiful Adobe Guadalupe Vineyards for the wedding day of Carolyn and Todd. An intimate wedding nestled in the mountains, great wine with great people, this was definitely a memorable wedding. A big thanks to Marissa Rodriguez and her husband Eddie for shooting along with me. Slideshow of the wedding is at the end of the post.

View the slideshow of Carolyn and Todd’s wedding.

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  • Carolyn Kern says:

    Chaz!!!!

    That’s awesome! I cannot tell you how MUCH we love yours and your team’s work. Every single person we showed the photos to said they were the most beautifully and well done wedding photos they had ever seen. I definitely agree. We will cherish them always and pass them down to our daughter and so on and so on!!!! Thank you!!!!!

  • Chaz!!!!! I love everything about your shots!!!! Best wedding ever! Thank you so much for having us along, we had a blast! *hugs*

June 20, 2010

How about a sneak peek of the first half of a whole wedding? Same day edit done yesterday during Becky and Errol’s amazing “619″ (San Diego area code) wedding.

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  • Becky Barrera says:

    these were stunning chaz… friends and family were all talking about your same day edit for days :) thank u thank u

May 25, 2010

Melissa and Austin had their beautiful wedding at their home in Escondido, they live up on a mountain overlooking the San Diego Wild Animal Park. It was a crazy drive up to their house, but man, once you get up there, its gorgeous. Forewarning, theres a lot of photographs in this post, so enjoy my favorite shots then the slideshow at the end.

I’m classing up the shoot!

Austin’s best man, John, giving a speech, I photographed his and his fiance Amelia’s engagement session last year.

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April 19, 2010

I went up to los angeles to photograph an intimate wedding with Rose and Joe, who I have to say, may be the two cutest people in the entire universe. I don’t normally go for the super cutesy shots, but I just couldn’t help myself with these two. I spent the day photographing the wedding, then the next day we headed out to lucille’s BBQ where they went on their first date. after that, we headed to disneyland where Joe had proposed to Rose, then the cheese factor went way up. haha, enjoy the photographs and watch the slideshow of all the images at the end.

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