I have been shooting as a commercial and corporate photographer for 10 years now. I have advanced experience and knowledge regarding corporate portraiture, corporate event photography, exterior and indoor architectural photography, studio photography, lifestyle photography, and photo retouching. Over my years as a photographer I have learned all that goes into running photo shoots on a high level and know I can be an asset as photographer who truly understands not only the technical aspects of the medium but also how to properly communicate with clients and exceed expectations. I am also a photography instructor and am very passionate about mentoring upcoming photographers and excelling in my knowledge of upcoming trends and techniques in the field. I strongly believe my experience and skill set make me a strong candidate to consider. Please feel free to review my portfolio at chrisbellezzaphotography.com, and I would be happy to send more relevant examples of work if necessary. Thank you for your time and consideration and I look forward to hearing from you.
The ability to take science, math and creativity and put it in to one medium. When you truly understand lighting and how the technical aspects work your eyes become open to all the possibilities of how to create a mood and scene given who your client is and what they want to say. It is that process along with working with great people and bringing creative visions to life that I love.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have shot lots of different things in my years as a photographer everything from weddings, portraits, families, studio tabletop, corporate events, corporate portraiture, food, architectural, and life style photography. I try to make every shoot special by staying true to what each client wants, getting to know them and understanding the scene we are shooting in and how to bring the clients vision truly to life.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
“Faces of Life” Life Framers International Photography Competition 2nd Place winner for “Grams Faces of Life” image (2018)
“Shoot The Land” International Photography Competition Finalist for Montana National Glacier Park Image (2016).
“Shoot The Face” International Photography Competition Finalist for “The Snow Queen” Image (2015).
“True Star Magazine” Cover image and page spread for Jahlil Okafor (2014 – Spring Edition).
Photographer Forum “Best of Photography” Published honorable mention and finalist in competition (2014).
“Exposure” Best of Photography Competition Published finalist (2013).
Photographer Forum “Best of Photography” Published finalist in competition (2013).
National Geographic “Best of Photography” Competition Week 7 Editor’s Pick for photo entitled “Papa” (2012).
Photographer Forum “Best of Photography” Published finalist in competition (2012).
Photographer Forum “Best of Photography” Published finalist in competition (2011).
CBS “Capture My Chicago” Contest Published finalist in contest (2011).
A fun fact about this photographer
I own a motorcycle and love riding on the weekends. I also love hiking and being outdoors.