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Chris Sollart Photography

Sammamish , WA

LOCATION

Las Cruces, NM 88003 US (map)

PHONE

425-898-0111

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ABOUT US

What's Your Dream Wedding? Chris; “I’ve been a fully committed, full-time pro photographer since 1986. I’ve survived multiple recessions; seen hundreds of other photographers start up... Read more
What's Your Dream Wedding? Chris; “I’ve been a fully committed, full-time pro photographer since 1986. I’ve survived multiple recessions; seen hundreds of other photographers start up and fail while I’ve remained very successful! Doesn’t it make sense to choose a professional with the most experience and best track record?”

Experience and passion matter!

After over 25 years of photographing weddings, I’m still loving it! I honestly can’t think of any other way I’d rather be earning my living than to have the pleasure of artistically capturing the most joyous day in your life!

I’ve been a full time professional photographer since 1986 and have won over 30 awards including 5 Best Wedding Albums of the Year.

Artistic talent matters!

As I’m sure you are aware, there are many hundreds of professional photographers in this area, but when you view their portfolios, I’m sure you will agree that the majority of them (despite their best intensions) are doing nothing more than taking snapshots that any amateur could do, along with the same old cheesy set up shots that you’ve seen over and over and over.

Then there are a few true professional artists who really understand creative lighting, composition and masterful post-production techniques and then follow through with excellent customer service. My wish is that you will find me to be one of those few and that I will be your choice to document the most important day in your life!

Customer service matters!

I understand the value of thorough communication. I’m very diligent about finding out which photographs are most important to you. I also help you plan the photography timeline for the day and I contact your other vendors, as needed, to be sure that we are all on the same page.

Within a week after your wedding, your website will be ready for viewing with all the choice, edited images of your day.

Dedication matters!

Aside from smaller events, I always have a second, experienced photographer with me whom I have personally chosen and trained to compliment my style. I use nothing but the best professional gear and software and have more than 100% backup.

We also capture video clips to add to the excitement and motion of your slide show. Please visit my YouTube channel to see lots of examples. Click HERE

Photography isn’t just a hobby or part time job for me, it’s my life-long passion.

Please contact me soon to discuss how I may bring my enthusiasm and award-winning artistic skills to your wedding day! Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
I started working with digital imaging in 1998. Since then, I've accumulated a tremendous wealth of artistic skills. Hopefully, my images speak for themselves!
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
I have extensive experience with every type of lighting situation you can imagine; from bright, sunny, outdoor ceremonies to dimly lit candle light ceremonies. I use only the best professional cameras and I know how to get the most out of them.
Is your media preference film or digital?
After decades of shooting with film, I switched to 100% digital and never looked back! These days, the versatility of digital imaging makes film completely obsolete. The only reason some photographers choose to continue to shoot film is so they 'appear' to be “different”. (that is, it’s just a gimmick)
How many photographers do you work with?
Except for very small events, I always have a second, experienced photographer working with me. For very large events, I may have 2.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yup! I photograph every wedding myself.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I never book more than one event in a day or two in a weekend.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I've never missed a wedding but I do know lots of other professional photographers; we all help each other out.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I bring a ridiculous amount of equipment to every wedding! Several camera bodies, lots of lenses, all sorts of professional lighting and audio gear, etc. That’s what it takes to create images that are far above what amateurs and most other pros get.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
I always have at least 2 of everything I need.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
My packages are based on the number of hours we are with you. I know some photographers offer 'unlimited' time but I don't think it's fair to charge a client who only needs 5 hours of coverage the same as someone who needs 12 hours. Do you?
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Most of my packages are based on 7 hours which seems to be the 'magic’ number, the amount of coverage that 90% of wedding couples need. I charge $100 per additional half hours.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Most clients do offer us a meal but I do not require it.
Do you charge for travel?
I only charge for travel beyond one hour from the Seattle area.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
I promise to have your website up within 2 weeks after your wedding but in most cases, the website is up within a few days!
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Proofs are available on a private website. Anyone you give the password to can view and purchase prints.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Your website will typically be up for 90 days but can be extended for up to a year for no additional fee.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
I do retain copyright; however, you also receive a disc with all of the high resolution choice images and you are free to make your own prints.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
I respect your privacy and will not publish any image that you ask me not to.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes; you will receive all of the high resolution choice images on a disc.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes.
What kind of albums do you offer?
I can provide my clients with ANY products available. My primary choices for album manufacturers are GraphiStudio, and Classic Albums.
When will the client get the final album?
I custom create all the albums myself, so, like great food, it does take a little time! I typically have albums completed in 3 - 6 months after I receive the order. You will also get to see the album design before it goes to print.

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bill
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8/31/2013
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We used Chris for 2 weddings adn cannot say enouhg about him. Preofessional, talented and just the right personality. fantastic!
We used Chris for 2 weddings adn cannot say enouhg about him. Preofessional, talented and just the right personality. Read more...
We used Chris for 2 weddings adn cannot say enouhg about him. Preofessional, talented and just the right personality. fantastic! Read less
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Peter
Wedding:
8/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Chris Sollart did an amazing job at our daughter's wedding. Not only are the pictures beautiful, but he worked very well with everyone involved. He offers a variety of album choices and will work with clients to provide what they'd like. Overall outstanding service.
Chris Sollart did an amazing job at our daughter's wedding. Not only are the pictures beautiful, but he worked very well Read more...
Chris Sollart did an amazing job at our daughter's wedding. Not only are the pictures beautiful, but he worked very well with everyone involved. He offers a variety of album choices and will work with clients to provide what they'd like. Overall outstanding service. Read less
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shari
Wedding:
8/24/2013
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Chris is a remarkable photographer and a terrific person as well. Incredigble photos, very helpful in every way. I cannot imagine any photographer better than Chris.
Chris is a remarkable photographer and a terrific person as well. Incredigble photos, very helpful in every way. I cannot Read more...
Chris is a remarkable photographer and a terrific person as well. Incredigble photos, very helpful in every way. I cannot imagine any photographer better than Chris. Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved working with Chris! (And his assistant Alison). He communicated well with us before the big days (two weddings one week apart), which could have been a very complicated situation. He kept everyone at ease during portraits, and kept other camera-happy guests at bay as well. He took some incredible shots during the receptions that completely captured the feel of the events, and look like pieces of art. He also showed up early to both venues and everything ran very smoothly. We highly recommend Chris!!!
We absolutely loved working with Chris! (And his assistant Alison). He communicated well with us before the big days (two Read more...
We absolutely loved working with Chris! (And his assistant Alison). He communicated well with us before the big days (two weddings one week apart), which could have been a very complicated situation. He kept everyone at ease during portraits, and kept other camera-happy guests at bay as well. He took some incredible shots during the receptions that completely captured the feel of the events, and look like pieces of art. He also showed up early to both venues and everything ran very smoothly. We highly recommend Chris!!! Read less
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Shomir
Wedding:
8/24/2013
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I had Chris for two weddings in 2 weeks. Chris excelled at both weddings showing up early, helping us set up and taking excellent pictures. His presence was calming and while he was never pushy he definitely got the job done. I would highly recommend him for any weddings. Chris knows what hes doing.
I had Chris for two weddings in 2 weeks. Chris excelled at both weddings showing up early, helping us set up and taking Read more...
I had Chris for two weddings in 2 weeks. Chris excelled at both weddings showing up early, helping us set up and taking excellent pictures. His presence was calming and while he was never pushy he definitely got the job done. I would highly recommend him for any weddings. Chris knows what hes doing. Read less
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Uttam
Wedding:
8/17/2013
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Chris was incredibly helpful to my son and daughter in law on their wedding day. He handled our large family well and the pictures came out beautifully. I would highly recommend Chris Sollart to be the photographer in any wedding.
Chris was incredibly helpful to my son and daughter in law on their wedding day. He handled our large family well and the Read more...
Chris was incredibly helpful to my son and daughter in law on their wedding day. He handled our large family well and the pictures came out beautifully. I would highly recommend Chris Sollart to be the photographer in any wedding. Read less
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Rita
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8/17/2013
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Chris is an amazing photographer. He gives you all the information upfront. He arrived on time and was all set up, ready to spring into action. He is incredibly flexible and worked with us even though the wind was blowing fiercely at our venue, he waited for the right light to get some very beautiful angles. Then he took the most amazing photographs ever. Ours was an intricate Indian wedding with multiple steps and he worked around all our requirements managing to take the most awesome pictures. I have no hesitation in recommending Chris Sollart. I will definitely use him for our other celebrations and several of our friends have asked for his number.
Chris is an amazing photographer. He gives you all the information upfront. He arrived on time and was all set up, ready Read more...
Chris is an amazing photographer. He gives you all the information upfront. He arrived on time and was all set up, ready to spring into action. He is incredibly flexible and worked with us even though the wind was blowing fiercely at our venue, he waited for the right light to get some very beautiful angles. Then he took the most amazing photographs ever. Ours was an intricate Indian wedding with multiple steps and he worked around all our requirements managing to take the most awesome pictures. I have no hesitation in recommending Chris Sollart. I will definitely use him for our other celebrations and several of our friends have asked for his number. Read less
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Frank
Wedding:
8/16/2013
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I am not a bride or a groom; I am a Wedding Officiant that has worked with Chris Sollart on more than a dozen occasions. I am a huge fan of Chris' photography. He has an eye for creating and capturing beautiful images of the couples I work with. I am especially happy with the photos of all of the Gay and Lesbian couples I have created wedding ceremonies for. I think it takes a special kind of photographer that can capture the love and affection of two people standing together professing their love for each other, as well as the private photos taken in and around the various venues these wedding have taken place. Chris is the first photographer that I refer to all of my brides and grooms.
I am not a bride or a groom; I am a Wedding Officiant that has worked with Chris Sollart on more than a dozen occasions. I Read more...
I am not a bride or a groom; I am a Wedding Officiant that has worked with Chris Sollart on more than a dozen occasions. I am a huge fan of Chris' photography. He has an eye for creating and capturing beautiful images of the couples I work with. I am especially happy with the photos of all of the Gay and Lesbian couples I have created wedding ceremonies for. I think it takes a special kind of photographer that can capture the love and affection of two people standing together professing their love for each other, as well as the private photos taken in and around the various venues these wedding have taken place. Chris is the first photographer that I refer to all of my brides and grooms. Read less
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Veronica
Wedding:
8/10/2013
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If your looking for a wedding photographer, lucky you, your search is over. Chris is an amazing photographer in every way! Very professional, makes people feel (and look) good, provides excellent customer service, and has extremely high integrity. He captured the event beautifully, and was a complete delight to work with through out. I can't recommend him highly enough!
If your looking for a wedding photographer, lucky you, your search is over. Chris is an amazing photographer in every way! Read more...
If your looking for a wedding photographer, lucky you, your search is over. Chris is an amazing photographer in every way! Very professional, makes people feel (and look) good, provides excellent customer service, and has extremely high integrity. He captured the event beautifully, and was a complete delight to work with through out. I can't recommend him highly enough! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
8/3/2013
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Chris did an excellent job at our wedding, I had high hopes for the photography and Chris met every one of my expectations. The process day of went extremely smoothly and was stress free. One of the best days on our honeymoon was being able to look through the photos which he had posted within a week after the wedding. Overall my experience was excellent and I would recomment Chris to everyone I know.
Chris did an excellent job at our wedding, I had high hopes for the photography and Chris met every one of my Read more...
Chris did an excellent job at our wedding, I had high hopes for the photography and Chris met every one of my expectations. The process day of went extremely smoothly and was stress free. One of the best days on our honeymoon was being able to look through the photos which he had posted within a week after the wedding. Overall my experience was excellent and I would recomment Chris to everyone I know. Read less
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