Cruise is a portrait/wedding/event photographer from Santa Barbara, California. He has been practicing photography since early 2018, shortly after graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Economy from University of California Santa Barbara. He specializes in warm, natural light photography and capturing genuine human connection. He interacts with his clients and embraces the inspiration, experimentation, and expertise that blend together to create his amazing photographs.
The goal of being a photographer is to inspire people. Making people happy makes me happy. I love surrounding myself with people who appreciate my work.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done 5 wedding shoots this year. It was very stressful, especially during the reception, since there were so many things going on at the same time and people usually got little bit drunk and it was hard to tell them to pose for me. I always tell myself to calm down, capture one moment at a time, and just go with the flow. I interacted with guests and danced with them on the dance floor in order to make them feel comfortable around me, and get the shot down.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Featured as one of the best Santa Barbara and Los Angeles photographers on Snappr