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, Online Proofing, Digital Files, Printed Enlargements, Printed Proofs, Wedding Albums, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing
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
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!!!!
We were incredibly fortunate to have Christophe photograph our wedding. He is kind and amazing to work with. He takes time getting to know you so that you will feel comfortable with him capturing intimate moments with your partner. His photographs are beautiful and his attention to detail is unparalleled. I could not imagine sharing our special day with anyone else.
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.
Christophe was amazing from start to finish!! He was exactly what we needed! So professional! Just the right amount of direction! Amazing photography and editing!! Great person! So full of life!
Christophe perfectly captured our wedding day and I am so thankful for his amazing photos! He is truly passionate about his work and we felt so comfortable working with him. He also did our engagement photos (which we used for the "save the date") and we received so many phone calls raving about the pictures. At the wedding people would ask us "is that the amazing photographer?" Christophe is so personable and everyone in our wedding party LOVED him (our bridesmaids even took a photo with him in it!). Christophe has a magical way of showcasing love and emotion in his photos which is exactly what we were looking for. If you are deciding on a photographer for your wedding you must go with Christophe. He is an absolute joy to work with and will give you STUNNING photos. We couldn't be happier!!!
Highly Recommended!Reviewed on 1/29/2016
Christophe Genty Photography truly captured our wedding moments & created a work of art! Being from out of the state, my fiancé (now husband!) & I were searching for an incredible photographer to capture our wedding day. With past experience working with amazing photographers from all over the country, having wedding day pictures that surpassed all of the pictures I've ever taken was very important to me. Christophe's work spoke for itself on his website & prior to booking, he asked to have a face to face meeting with us, thanks to technology, we planned out all of the important details we wanted to see captured. The day before the wedding, Christophe, went out of his way to meet us & introduce himself, then the day of the wedding Christophe was nothing but kind & professional arriving early, capturing our moments & delivering impeccable work! Not only do our friends and family rave about our pictures, but our expectations were exceeded & we are so grateful to Christopher & his awesome team!
Fantastic Photographer!Reviewed on 9/15/2015 Christina B
In a word: fantastic! Christophe was exactly what we were looking for in a photographer. We found him through our prefered vendor list from the Meritage, and after reading through his website, and seeing his beautiful photography, we knew we wanted to work with him. We loved the engagement session, as it gave us a relaxed atmosphere to get to know each other. We took our engagement photos at the Meritage-the ceremony & reception location-and it was perfect. Those photos turned out amazing, and we were even more excited to work with him for our wedding. Christophe, along with Lisa, worked and communicated with us while we were living across the state, and their personalities mixed with professionalism, let us know we would be in great hands. The wedding day was exactly what we wanted. As Christophe has done many weddings and engagements at the Meritage, he knew the best locations for all of our photos, from first look to bridal party. After the ceremony, when we went to take photos of just the two of us, Christophe would show us some shots on his camera so we could see glances into the beautiful photos he was capturing. We can't wait to see the final photos in a few weeks; especially since we'll be able to fill our home with his amazing photography of our special day. Thank you Christophe and Lisa!
Best Photographer EverReviewed on 8/12/2015 Mariana W
Hiring Christophe and his team was one of the best decisions we made during the planning of our "Best Day Ever" themed wedding. The moment we saw his website and sample pictures, my wife and I knew that he was the only person that we wanted to capture our special day. Christophe and his team were extremely warm and welcoming throughout the process. He made us feel comfortable and captured all of the memorable moments of our wedding. Our entire wedding party kept telling us how he was very funny and personable. His outgoing personality allowed everyone to relax and take candid and authentic pictures. Nothing was forced with Christophe and you can tell in our pictures that we thoroughly enjoyed each moment. His team is very organized and had a plan that allowed my wife and me to relax the day of the wedding and just allow him to do what he does best. He encouraged our suggestions and the types of pictures we wanted to take such as my superhero pictures with my groomsmen or the "behind the wall" pictures with my bride. He is a natural storyteller with the camera. Looking back on all of our pictures and the way he portrayed every moment gave us a flood of vivid memories and feelings of our amazing day. His excitement and true passion showed through every picture. His bubbly personality made us feel as if we had one of our close friends take the photos. We could not be any happier with how everything turned out and we recommend him to anyone looking for an outstanding experience and breathtaking photographs. We look forward for future memorable events and opportunities to work with him.
Getting engaged was one of the most special days of my life. I keep reliving that day and all of the happiness I had in that moment my fiance asked me to spend our lives together. That moment only happens once, and I am so grateful that my fiance asked Christophe to capture it. My fiance knew he wanted to propose at a place in Napa that has a lot of meaning for us. He reached out to several photographers but Christophe was clearly the best. They worked closely together over several weeks to pick the exact spot, considering time of day, lighting and surroundings. Christophe sent my fiance several options, photos and even did a scouting trip together with him while I was out of town. On the day of the engagement, I thought my fiance was taking me on a beautiful walk through a vineyard. I didn’t realize that Christophe was there, capturing every tear and kiss of our engagement. After the proposal, when my fiance revealed he had hired a photographer, I was in shock and so happy to know this moment was captured forever. Christophe then stayed with us and we did a photoshoot -- a real engagement photo shoot at the moment of engagement! It was so special to have all of the real emotion in those pictures. Christophe was the perfect person to take these photos. Not only are they absolutely stunning (and make us look amazing!), he knew the scenery and what shots would be great and even suggested to my fiance that I wear my hair up so that it wouldn’t block my face, And he offered me touch up powder -- knowing that I would be crying and want to clean up before we took more photos! But even more special, is that the proposal is such an intimate experience for two people. Christophe not only captured it beautifully, but was such a wonderful part of it. He was a pleasure to work with and we now have the most stunning pictures that will last a lifetime. Thank you so much, Christophe!
Breathtaking Engagement Photos! Christophe did an amazing job with our engagement session in Napa last year. He provided excellent recommendations on vineyards to go to and made the day fun and carefree which in turn made the photos turn out absolutely stunning. Thank you again for helping us make such beautiful memories! Lauren & Torri
The Great GentyReviewed on 6/13/2015 Bernadette M
Christophe did a wonderful job with both our engagement session as well as our wedding. In fact, our engagement session was complimentary in our photography package. As an amateur photographer, myself, Christophe took the time to talk to me about what was important to me for the big day. He was very flexible and generous with his time. With a Catholic wedding, there was a significant gap between ceremony and reception and Christophe was willing to split his time. He is very friendly and professional. You barely noticed he was there so he has mastered the art of being unobtrusive! The images came out beautifully and even today, 8 months after the fact, barely a day goes by when I don't look at his lovely images. I would absolutely recommend him to any bride still hunting for a photographer!
Meet The Owner
Born and trained in France, Christophe now lives in Napa with his beautiful wife and son. After his studies in instrumental optics back home, he dedicated himself to photography and was only 17 when he had his first exhibit. His work as a laboratory photographer in the prestigious Albert Kahn Museum in Paris led to opportunities as a free-lance artist allowing him to establish his unique style and develop a diverse portfolio in wedding photography, photojournalism, fashion, live theater, and portrait photography.