Chrisman Studios began as Ben Chrisman Photography in 2005 – with a young, former newspaper photographer working out of a tiny office in his house in Santa Fe.
Ben became a wedding photographer to show the world that wedding photos could be edgy, sexy, funny, honest and full of life, and could stand alone as works of art. Between then and now, Ben has grown his modest business into Chrisman Studios, a collective of five photographers and two videographers with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, CA.
Ben and Erin Chrisman, the owners and principal photographers of Chrisman Studios, always shoot together as a team. Dave, Aaron and Mauricio shoot individually, usually with a second photographer or assistant. Vlad and Michael are the videographers.
Whether photographing an elopement in Mexico, a small backyard wedding, or a 500-guest soiree in the city, our team always has three main goals for your images – to blow your mind, make your parents proud and your friends jealous.