About Chris Gray
Chris became enamored with photography when he took his first class back at Niagara Falls High School. He continued his studies at the renowned New York Institute of Photography. With his single-lens reflex Minolta camera, which his dad brought home for him from the Vietnam War, Chris continues to pursue his passion for photography.
Since moving to Encinitas, he has worked on highly visible events for the Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF)—(including the How-to-Live Summer Program, the SRF Annual Halloween Soirée, and galas for Ravi Shankar, Bing I. Bush Jr., and Gerry Hazelton’s non-profit organizations). The Self-Realization Fellowship is a “church of all religions” founded by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1924 to teach meditation techniques. His work has also been featured in SRF magazines, calendars, and Voluntary League Newsletters. Chris’s focus on “one-shot stories” captures the split-second moments that define experiences.
While he spends much of his time photographing nature and landscapes, his specialty of photographing children’s hobbies and activities for parents continues to grow. From Easter egg hunts and soccer games to skateboarding competitions and music recitals, the opportunities to document your kids at their best are endless. Chris also sponsors many educational activities for children, encouraging them to use their love for capturing moments through art to depict the world around them. Chris’s photography is exploding onto the Southern California scene.
Please send requests for booking information by email. I look forward to talking with you.