About this Vendor
Inspired, Artistic, & Stunning Wedding Photography
Weddings are incredibly personal and no two couples or weddings are ever alike. Each wedding is as unique as the couple; their uniqueness is reflected in the end result: inspired, artistic, and stunning wedding photographs that will be cherished for a lifetime.
Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle, Modern, Vintage
Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress
Getting Engaged, After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding
Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Digital Files, Online Proofing, Photo, Printed Enlargements, Printed Proofs, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Wedding Albums
I truly don't even know where to begin! First, I should say that I don't typically take out time to do reviews, but this is without a doubt the best review I will ever give! My husband and I were married on February 17, 2017. We chose Christophe and his team to document our wedding. It was absolutely first class! From our engagement photos (which were a fantastic added bonus he gives!), to the professionalism of him and his team, to the gorgeous professional shots we just received of our wedding… They are hands down the best in the business! All of my shots of my husband and I and all of our guests are exquisite. We unfortunately had rain on our wedding day, but you never would have known with Christophe and his team! Each portrait depicted a special moment and memory in every single one. My only regret is that I can't work with him on a daily basis, but would recommend him above any other vendor I came across. I truly am so impressed by their work, support, and attention to detail. Trust me, do the right and bright thing...have Christophe capture YOUR day!
LOOK NO FURTHER!!! We first came across Christophe Genty's obvious eye-catching work while searching Napa wedding venue/bride/decor pics on the internet. We then came to find he was the highly- coveted and chosen photographer of our Napa wedding planner. We knew at that point we would be in safe hands! Christophe Genty gave nothing but 5-star service from day one of inquiry, every second during our event, and even through many months after our special day has passed. He was an integral pillar of fun, laughter, excitement, comfort, style, and fluidity during the day we worked so hard for. We are forever grateful for his professionalism and true ownership of the art and beauty that made our wedding day so unique and breath-taking. We are still in awe as we look over memories. THANK YOU Christophe Genty!!!!
Single Best Choice We Made for the WeddingReviewed on 6/28/2014
Christophe was unquestionable the best decision we made for the wedding (flowers, location, etc.). He was very responsive, took the most amazing pictures we've ever seen (both for engagement photos as well as the day of the wedding), provided all the best input to get us to take better pictures, yet still found a way to emphasize the attributes that made us "us". It was a great value for what we received. We found Christophe through his website and not a prior referral, but I promised him to openly and frequently refer him to anyone having a wedding in the Sonoma/Napa/San Francisco area. If he has ever received negative feedback, I would be dumbfounded. Best, Jeff
We had the pleasure of using Christophe and his team for our October wedding. After meeting with a few other photographers, we knew Christophe was the perfect person to capture our special day. Christophe was easy to communicate with, responded to emails almost immediately and answered all of our questions. We loved being able to work with Christophe during our engagement session and get an understanding of how to pose and how we worked together. When we saw how amazing our engagement pictures were, we were so excited for our wedding pictures and knew we selected the right photographer! The day of the wedding, Christophe, his assistant, and the second photographer arrived early and listened and understood what we envisioned. There was not one pictured missed throughout the day. They followed the schedule and made sure every picture we wanted was captured. During our church ceremony, Christophe and team took pictures from different angles, but stayed back and let us enjoy the moment. We had expressed we wanted the reception to be photographed but also wanted to enjoy the time with our guests and not be pulled away for pictures of us. Christophe worked out a schedule to get the pictures of us done during the cocktail hour, and during the reception, he took pictures of us and our guests. At times we forgot Christophe was there, but once again he captured every moment and moments we even missed. Our pictures were edited promptly and we can’t express how happy we are. It was so hard to narrow it down to 100 pictures for our album, as all the pictures were album quality. I can’t say enough about Christophe and recommend him to anyone that needs a wedding photographer!
We just got married in May last year and Christophe was fantastic!!! I would have a big smile on my face, every single time I looked at our wedding pictures. So here is my experience working with Christophe: he is thorough, thoughtful, and goes the extra mile to ensure he captures every special moment of the big day (because he knows us brides and grooms will be overwhelmed with emotions and he wants us to have all those beautiful pictures to look back). For example, he visited the venue before we even had to ask to observe the location and made notes the direction of the sun so he could recommend where we should stand to avoid squinting in pictures. He was not shy about 'arranging' us (and our guests) in the nicest way so we could have the best photos. When we worked with him, we felt like we were the only couples he was working with. He was attentive, detailed-oriented, and was always one step ahead of us. For a type-person like me, it was a huge relief working with someone who stayed on top of everything. In addition, Christophe was fun to work with so it was really enjoyable and stress-free during our engagement session as well as on our wedding day, knowing that we were in good hands.
Christophe and his team are truly amazing. He captured the magic that was in the air the day of our wedding in all of his pictures. I have been told by several people that our wedding pictures look like they are straight out of a magazine. Not only is his work unbelievable but he is a joy to work with always making us laugh. Thank you Christophe for making our wedding pictures beautiful pieces of art and capturing the joy we were feeling that day!
We were fortunate enough to hire a "dream team" of vendors and Christophe is part of that team. From the moment we met, we knew he was our photographer - his shots were obviously beautiful, but he was extremely professional, he listened, and you could tell he had such a positive energy about him! I loved his passion and approach to photography. And after our engagement shoot, we also realized that he is extremely fun! And when you're planning an event that can be stressful, it's important to surround yourself with someone who can make you laugh. Our engagement photos turned out beautiful. Fast forward to a week before our wedding,. I had just told my future husband that I was not only excited to see our guests, but I couldn't wait to see our vendors - especially Christophe! I was extremely relaxed because I had hit the jackpot with my dream team. Christophe was extremely detailed and organized when planning for our photography timeline and there was nothing left to do but wait. The Sunday before our big day, the Napa fires hit. I absolutely did not think that any of our vendors would stick with us, especially with their families and communities so impacted. Imagine my surprise to hear that Christophe was still committed to taking our photos - it was never a question. We were literally in awe at his selflessness. At the last minute, Christophe had to adjust to multiple iterations of "getting ready" venues, and a brand new ceremony and reception spot. Our initial venues were in Yountville, all within walking distance to each other, and all venues that Christophe was already familiar with. Our new venues required a lot of different logistics, were far away from each other, and new to Christophe. To be able to take SUCH beautiful photos of our wedding - with so many last minute changes and unfamiliar areas - is a true testament to his skill, passion for beautiful photos, and loyalty and support for his clients. There are many photographers out there who take beautiful photos. I believe Christophe takes SPECTACULAR photos and this talent and his passion differentiate him. But in my opinion, the true "difference" is who he is as a person - his character. People like him are so rare and we are so grateful that he was part of our special day.
We decided that of all the elements of our wedding day, that photography would be the most important, since it would leave us with preserved memories to cherish for the rest of our lives. We are so very pleased to have trusted Christophe with this most significant role. The photographs left us in awe and brought smiles to our loved ones. He snapped the most adorable pictures to gift and send to family. Christophe utilized every part of the venue to create a large variety of pictures. He caught the special moments, many of which we were too busy to notice ourselves! The quality of the photographs are beyond words. The man has an artist's eye. Christophe put his heart in his work. He was the best decision of our wedding day next to choosing each other. Thank you Christophe!
Our wedding’s main vendor focus was the photographer. We had a destination wedding in San Francisco, and we wanted a photographer to capture us at many different landmark locations around the city as possible, and Christophe more than pulled it off – he was incredible. Originally, we had gone with a different photographer who ended up needing to cancel a month prior to our wedding, which made us scramble to find a new photographer. Being out of town, this added a lot of extra pressure for us. When we saw Christophe’s portfolio, we knew we wanted to go with him rather than any of the other photographers our previous photographer had recommended. He facilitated many skype calls with us, to get up to speed on our vision, and provided us with a detailed and practical timeline that included all of our photography wishes. Once we met him in person, he was personable, friendly, funny and made everyone feel really comfortable in front of the camera. He’d show us a few photos throughout the day, and just the little preview screen on his camera made us SO excited to see the final results. He was able to control crowds, the wedding guests and guide my husband and I nicely through the day, and was so prepared for everything (this even included hairspray!). Upon returning to our hometown for our larger reception less than a week later, we received 11 photos that we were able to share at our reception. We’ve now received all the photos, and they are so incredible. Absolutely everyone that I have seen since sharing the photos on social media, has said they are the best wedding photos they’ve ever seen. What ended up starting as quite a stressful, timely issue, ended up being the biggest blessing in disguise. Christophe is amazing.
Christophe and his team were the best decision we made for our wedding. By far, the GREATEST photography! We have nothing but positive things to say about Christophe and his artistic photography skills! He did our engagement photos at Castello di Amorosa Winery in Calistoga and our wedding photos at V. Sattui Winery in St Helena. We could not have asked for anyone better! Christophe and his team captured all the excitement and love in their creative photos and were a pleasure to interact with on our special day. They were extremely friendly with our guests and professional in every way. They are all phenomenal and I can't thank them enough for how accommodating and perfect they were. The whole process was fun and relaxed. We didn't feel a single bit stressed because they were always there to make us smile and lighten up the mood. Christophe has an eye for beauty, is a true professional, has a genuine spirit and is very easy to work with. We would 110% recommend him to anyone looking for stunning wedding photography. His pictures are exquisite! There are so many epic shots that we are still having a hard time picking out our favorites for print.
Christophe a wonderful addition to our wedding team and provided absolutely amazing and artistic photos that I am still staring at daily. I didn't want my day simply documented, I wanted intensely beautiful shots and candids as well - I certainly got all I was looking for. Being in front of the camera is not my favorite thing (or my husband's) and he made us both feel very comfortable by providing us with great direction. Not only this, but he was very communicative and easy to reach throughout the entire planning process. Any time I had a question, even the smallest little thing, I was met with a very positive attitude and my question was answered right away. This was so amazing throughout my stressful planning! ;) I was very impressed that he worked so closely with my wedding planner and other vendors to make sure that our day was perfect. If I had to do it all over again, Christophe would be the first vendor I would call. He should be the first one you call, too. Thank you, Christophe!
Christophe captured the love and joy of our daughter's wedding day. His thoughtful presence and the result of her photos is quite incredible. I can't stop looking at them! It brings back that beautiful, joyous day. Everyone loved him and the way he work with people to capture these moments was perfect! Thank you, Christophe!
I can't really express how grateful I am to Christophe. He is energetic and you can really feel his enthusiasm when taking the photos. I love every single photo he took. The composition, the lighting and especially the photography style. My husband and I don't normally like to pose for photos but with his enthusiasm we did it so naturally and the photos came out beautifully! I also like that Christophe arranged an engagement session with us several months before the wedding and it really helped us building confidence and trust in him. Meeting him before the wedding in a less stressful environment is great so he could know us more before the wedding. Love love love the photos!!!
I don't even know where to begin. We did a lot of research on the best photographers in the bay area. Of course, my husband found Christophe. He is French, works out of Napa, and does amazing work. Christophe has an eye for beauty. He is open to answer any concerns or questions that arise throughout the whole process. During our initial face-to-face meeting to take engagement pictures, Christophe went above and beyond. He allowed us to choose several different locations, we had different outfits + a dog, and we took way more time than he had allotted for. Regardless of all of this, Christophe took his time to capture some of the most beautiful photographs of us. He made sure that when there was an "audience" around us that he would ask them to disperse because he wanted us in our natural setting. He took pictures that we loved. In fact, I made so many canvas prints, I have no where to put them up in our home! On our wedding day, Christophe came with two other photographers. With an Indian family with such high needs, it is imperative to have a photographer who can get the work done and the pictures taken that you have discussed before hand. Christophe did just that. He took every family picture we requested plus so many more. We have so many candid pictures as well and just looking through them allow us to relive the best day of our lives. We knew that photography was something we would cherish for the rest of our lives, that is exactly why we chose Christophe. His hard work, dedication, focus, and eye for beauty/photography/candids etc. is what sets him apart. His work is absolutely breathtaking. He is not afraid to be honest and offer suggestions of clothing options, make-up choices, etc. I keep looking through our wedding pictures in awe of the moments he was able to capture. Christophe, your work is the best in the wedding industry. We are so lucky we were able to work with you and your wonderful team throughout our engagement and wedding. Thank you so much!!!!
Christophe Genty photography is the best! We could not have asked for a more amazing experience from beginning to end. Christophe has a way of instantly making you feel comfortable and takes time to get to know you so he can capture moments in a unique way that will be important to you. He is truly a skillful photographer but also a wonderful person to work with and be around. Truly the best!
We couldn't ask for a better photographer. Christophe is a photographer with vision. Even if you don't like a camera (like my husband), you will be surprised and pleased what Christophe is able to do. From the beginning he was professional, friendly and helpful. He gives you advices where, how to stand, what to do with your hands, legs, to make sure you look stunning at every and each photo. We (and our families) adore his work! Don't look anywhere else!
Christophe was a joy to work with, very professional yet personal. He really wanted to get to know us and it shows in the photos. I highly recommend him. He is an amazing person and photographer. We had a blast working with him!
Christophe did an amazing job on my engagement and wedding photos. We first met when doing my engagement photos and his energy was great. He worked with us going to a few different locations and providing ideas on where to go, as we were not from the area. We got those photos back in great time and then we had our wedding weekend. We had 32 people for a full weekend wedding in Half Moon Bay and he was able to come out two different days for numerous photos. He got some amazing photos at my bridal luncheon, my husbands golf outting, as well as at our rehearsal dinner. The wedding day photos turned out amamzing, and everyone in our family loved him. He made what I thought would be a bunch or boring family photos super fun. I highly reccomend Christophe!
Chris was fabulous! We are so lucky to be able to relive our wedding through all the pictures he took! Definetly the guy anyone is looking for. His vision, his spirit, the energy he brings...He knows how to make everybody feel confortable . His experience, his knowledge are obvious, just trust the man, he knows how you want it!! I highly recommend him. Many many thanks Christophe
It was an absolute pleasure working with Christophe, starting from the time of our engagement photos through reviewing/finalizing the photos from our wedding. At all points along the way, he and his team were flexible, knowledgeable, and warm, and they worked to accommodate each of our (constantly-changing) requests. He is such a talented photographer - my wife and I were stunned with how well he was able to capture the most minute and special details of our day. Even more important than that, he has a unique ability to put people at ease and make taking photos a fun and engaging experience. We cannot recommend Christophe Genty enough - choosing to work with him was far and away the best choice that we made in planning our wedding.
Christophe is the best in the business. Him and his assistant, Chris, captured everything we asked for and so much more! Christophe really is a master photographer and we could not be happier with his photos. He takes the time to get you to know you which helps him to capture the perfect moments. THANK YOU SO MUCH Christophe! We cannot stop looking at the pictures and reliving the best day of our lives!!!
Our experience with Christophe went well beyond our expectations! My fiancee and I wanted to fly in from Singapore to San Francisco and have our photos all over SF. When we first Skyped we told him that we wanted dramatic wedding photos with gorgeous lanscape. He really listened to what we wanted, and he advised us about the style of the photos, the various locations in San Francisco, hair/makeup, etc. Very organized. After months of emails and Skype calls, we flew into San Francisco for the photo shoot. He and his assistant were really great. He even brought an orange umbrella as a prop. The photos shoot was such fun, and we took A LOT of photos. We went to 5 different locations in SF. Once in a while Christophe would show us the photos he took, just to be sure he was on the right track. We really appreciated that he was thinking about what we wanted. He didn't rush the shoot, and the pace was good. We received the photos several weeks later, after flying home. The photos were amazing! Still in awe of how well they turned out. The combination of drama, landscape and uniqueness is exactly what we wanted. We're going to canvas print some of them cos we love them so much. We have no regrets from this entire experience. Wonderful, enjoyable, professional. Thank you, Christophe!!
Christophe was the photographer for our intimate wedding in Napa, CA last October (2015). I loved that he provided complimentary engagement photos ahead of time. He came all the way to San Francisco on a weekday evening so that we could have photos at our favorite places in the city. The engagement photo session really broke the ice so that we had the best possible portraits on the wedding day! Christophe was organized and quick to get all the portrait shots we needed on the wedding day so that we could enjoy cocktail hour and social time with friends. The photos from our wedding are magnificent and capture the experience wonderfully! Another favorite part is that Christophe's package is all inclusive. There are no sneaky hidden fees - within 6 weeks, we had hundreds of touched up electronic photo files from our wedding day that are ours to keep!
Best purchase for the wedding. The photos were surreal and Christophe knew how to capture everyone's photos, the background, etc. Worth every penny. I am so glad that we went with him. The best part is that you often forget that the is there - which makes the experience all the more worthwhile. I would have and will continue to recommend him to others.
Christophe and his entire team , everyone he introduced us to were amazing. We found Christophe on theknot. We knew after our first conversation that he was the photographer we were looking for. He has the same vision we did, capturing the genuine event, story and narrative behind our unique experience. He was excited and genuinely engaged with each of us and it was a joy to have him be a part of our day. He and his colleague were both amazing! Warm, genuine, engaged, vocal which is amazing because we got some great shots we would have missed had they not spoken up. They really captured the moments of the day beautifully! Even more MIRACULOUSLY for me, they accomplished a feat no one has in a long time. They caught my Nana and Great Aunt in a genuine smile and laughing session during the reception. These two are terrible we always get fake smiles and practiced faces. Now, though I have absolutely breath taking pictures of them being themselves to cherish. We couldn't have made a better choice. Christophe and his team are simply the best. I cant rave enough over their work, product, work ethic, professionalism, artistry, personalities and just the best in our opinion.