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Chris Paulis Photography
Chris Paulis Photography

Chris Paulis Photography

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Introduction: Master Photographer, Master Artist, Photographic Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer MDPPA Commercial Photographer of the Year, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 PA Commercial Photographer of the Year, 2019 & 2020 1st Place, PPA Grand Imaging Awards, Restoration, 2021 1st Place, PPA Southeast District Photographic Competition, Artist & Restoration, 2019 Triple Finalist, International Photographic Competition Grand Imaging Awards, 2020. Thumbtack "Best of 2015" and "Best of 2016"; Thumbtack Top Pro, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 My photography is anchored in an ongoing commitment to growth -- through education, certification, active leadership in professional organizations, and participation in photographic competitions six times per year. I have earned the Master of Photography, Master Artist, and Photographic Craftsman degrees from Professional Photographers of America and the Photographic Fellow degree from Maryland Professional Photographers Association. In the August 2017 and 2019 International Photographic Competitions, I was awarded as a Bronze Medalist, an extremely prestigious honor. For every job I work hard learn my clients' goals and needs so that I deliver more than they expect. Further, because I am a Certified Master Photographer and know what I'm doing with light and color, my photos are vibrant, my lighting precise and controlled, and portraits show depth and character, whether I'm shooting with natural light or using studio lights. My portraits reveal the character of their subjects, and my commercial work accurately portrays the subject, be it a building, product, or executive. Furthermore, I have accumulated more than 80 glowing client reviews, and Thumbtack named me #1 Baltimore Photographer in its Best of 2015 rankings, "Best of 2016" and Top Pro in 2017, 2018, 2019, & 2020 (replacing their "Best of" awards). Effective photography tells the story of the person, product, property, or business it portrays. That begins with building strong client relationships and learning that client's goals. Every job brings its own set of challenges, but getting the job done well requires technical excellence and the perseverance to create a lighting and staging solution that makes the subject draw the viewer's attention for the right reasons! I am committed to continuous growth through regular participation in photographic competition at the state, regional, and international levels; learning from other professionals through state and national meetings and conventions; and mentoring other photographers who are seeking to earn their certification credential. I delight to serve as a CPP Certification Liaison for Professional Photographers of America. If you are visiting this site for portrait or professional head shots, please visit my chrisPphoto.com web site; if you are looking for excellent, reasonably-priced product photography, visit mdproductphotography.com.

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13 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

87 reviews


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Sherrie J.

Photo Editing, Scanning and Restoration

I was looking for a professional photographer and editor to restore a picture to give my boyfriend as a gift for Christmas in 2020. The photo was a childhood photo of my boyfriend and his Mother who passed away years ago. The original picture was blurry and needed to be restored badly. I found Chris Paulis on Thumbtack and he responded quickly and provided me with information on what to expect for the restoration process along with fair pricing. Throughout the process of getting the photo restored, Chris gave me frequent updates on the progress he made on restoring the photo along with progress pictures. The finished product turned out great and it resembled closely to a painted portrait. When my boyfriend received the gift of the finished photo he even shed a few tears because the picture that was once blurry was clear again and restored thanks to Chris and his talent.
Apr 13, 2021
Robin H.

Photo Editing, Scanning and Restoration

Chris Did a great job On what I need it to show in the picture. He was very prompt in completing the work. I would recommend them for any photography work.
Jul 23, 2020
Margaret Z.

Photo Editing, Scanning and Restoration

Working with Chris was a heart warming experience. The picture of my dad was in very bad shape and 90 years old. Restoring it brought my sisters to tears.
Dec 8, 2020
Lauren R.

Commercial Photography

We needed someone to come out and take executive head shots for our commercial business and a couple group shots of our office staff. Chris was very polite and professional and had a great attitude throughout the shoot. I would definitely recommend him for any photos you need taken. He knows what he is doing and is very accommodating to everyone's needs! He gets 5 stars in our book!
Jun 29, 2016
John D.

Commercial Photography

Chris was well prepared for my photo shoot which he had to travel to. One he understood the parameters of the project, he pitched right in and assisted in in the tedious task of mounting my drawing to a wall while preparing for the next shot ...perhaps he is super efficient also. Chris supported me through a very difficult shoot with a high degree of post-digital work, he told me the price upfront for the extended effort and his time and I agreed. I am more than thoroughly satisfied with our joint venture. John
Jan 16, 2019
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    For product photography pricing, visit mdproductphotography.com. I can also send you pricing sheets for commercial photography and professional head shots.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I get to know my clients and their photography needs and goals through a phone or face-to-face conference. To understand clients' needs in product photography, I ask them to begin by jotting some responses in a questionnaire so that I advise them effectively and give them an accurate estimate of what their project should cost. For some jobs a face-to-face meeting is important to help me understand the requirements of the project. We require a 50% deposit to book services, with the balance of the contract due on the date of the photography.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    This is a high priority with me! As a member of Professional Photographers of America and the Maryland Professional Photographers of America, I participate as a learner and a teacher on a monthly basis, attend seminars at yearly state and national conventions, and participate in photographic competition at the state, district, and international levels six times per year. In competitions, trained panels of judges score prints against 12 standards of excellence and provide critiques. In January 2017 I received the degrees, Photographic Craftsman and Master of Photography from Professional Photographers of America. Both of these are the result of continuing education, juried competition, and service to the profession. Currently I am more than halfway to earning my Master Artist degree, which reflects expertise in post-processing work in Photoshop and other tools. Continuing education is required, also, to maintain my Certified Professional Photographer credential. I must provide evidence of a certain number of CEUs every three years in order to renew. Additionally, I serve as CPP Liaison for Maryland, mentoring and teaching other photographers who are seeking to earn certification. Finally, I am working toward earning the Master Artist degree. This degree awarded by Professional Photographers of America is granted to photographers who amass 13 merits from Master Artist competition in the yearly International Photographic Competition (IPC). Participants may enter up to 4 images yearly, which are then judged by at least 1 panel of 5 expert judges on a 100-point scale. Those determined to be at least "of exhibition quality" receive a score of 80-84 and earn 1 merit. Entries deemed to be excellent or superior receive a score from 85-94 and are judged a second time for potential placement in the prestigious Loan Collection (called "the best of the best" and published in a yearly volume). Finally, entries receiving a score of 95 or higher are automatically placed in the Loan Collection. As of August 2018, I have earned 8 merits toward the Master Artist degree. To merit in Master Artist, entries must do well on all 12 of criteria defining excellent photography, but they must also reflect a high level of difficulty in post-processing. Master Artist entries include digital painting, photographic compositing, and photographic restoration.

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