Alyssa and Billy

Last week I had the chance to photograph these two in the gorgeous Venice Beach Canals. One of the most under appreciated neighborhoods in LA, the canals are a fantastic place to get engagement photos done! The numerous bridges, waterways, and beautiful homes make it a perfect backdrop to take incredible photos. And when you get the chance to do it with such kind, and fun people as Alyssa and Billy, it truly makes for a great afternoon. 

Congrats to these two on their upcoming wedding!! 


Nicole and Justin

Even though it’s been a while since I last blogged, its not because I havent been shooting! It’s been a crazy start to the year, booking weddings and sessions through the spring. And recently I got the opportunity to capture Nicole and Justin’s engagement photos at El Matador Beach in Malibu. I can’t wait for their wedding this summer! And while the weather wasn’t the glowing backlit sunset we were hoping for, these images are definitely some of my favorite so far this year! 



Recent Headshots

If you’ve noticed it’s been quiet on the blog recently, it’s because I have been swamped with shoots. I have been shooting a lot of headshots lately… Some theatrical, some commercial, some looks were for specific projects. Here’s a preview of what I have been working on!  If you’d like to find out more info on my headshots or if you’d like to book a session please reach out through email! 

chris@chrisellisphotography.com 



Dust Dancing

One of my favorite sets of images I’ve ever created. These were done while I attended classes at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.. Thank you to everyone involved in this shoot that helped make it a reality. 


GTR’s in Downtown LA

My love of cars is what initially drew me into photography. Lately I haven’t been shooting much of them, but every once in a while - in between shooting weddings, headshots, and the like - I get the chance to shoot some pretty amazing vehicles. Last weekend I had that chance. 

And this is what we made. 

2017 Nissan GTR - Provided by Nissan North America

2012 Nissan GTR - Provided by Coco Zurita


Jessicah and Tanner

I cannot tell you how thankful I was that it didn’t rain on Jessicah and Tanners big day. Flying into Salt Lake City the weather reports were calling for a 100% chance of rain ALL DAY. When Jessicah and Tanner exited the temple there were cloudy skies but no rain. We scurried to get all of our shots hoping the weather would hold. Luckily it did. We got some incredible shots with all that diffused light, and had the beautiful temple in Provo as the backdrop. 

We then drove to the nearest In-N-Out for a snack with the whole bridal party before finally getting to the absolutely gorgeous reception styled by mother of the bride Cherie Starke from Cherie Starke Photography. She did a phenomenal job with the details and Waffle Love provided the incredible desserts. Thank you Jessicah and Tanner for asking me to be a part of your special day! Here’s a sneak peak at some of the shots we got. 



Christian and Reyna

Congrats to Christian and Reyna on getting engaged. So happy they asked me to be a part of their special day. I can’t wait for these two to get married next year!! 

Location: Eaton Canyon Nature Preserve 

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