I love life. Its what feeds my passion for photography, ever since I was 12 when I traded in my lemonade stand earnings for a 35mm camera. For 20 years, that camera was an extension of me, capturing incredible travels around the world, the simple beauty of nature, and the pure joy of my children.
After photographing a relative’s bat mitzvah, I received such praise and encouragement that I realized it was time to share my love of photography with others. Chad David Kraus Photography was born in October of 2008.
Since then, I’ve shot over 500 weddings, bar & bat mitzvahs, and other special events all over the New York tri-state area and beyond. I’ve parlayed my love of the theater and my acting background into photography for numerous Broadway shows – namely, house photographer for the Tony Award winning musical, “Dear Evan Hansen”. I also shot on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and am proud to say that one of my photographs is hanging in the Clinton home in Chappaqua, NY.
My photos have appeared in the New York Times, magazines, Times Square billboards, in marketing materials, and on countless mantelpieces, coffee tables, stairway walls, holiday cards, and office desks. 😉
I will travel anywhere in the world to shoot a special event, but my home is in Pleasantville, New York, with my loving wife, 4 children, and that 35 mm camera sitting on a shelf and always reminding me of my roots.Visit our website
Chad David Kraus Photography & Videography 25 Wheeler Avenue, Suite 201, Pleasantville, NY 10570 917.532.3478