Chris is a graduate of Hallmark Institute of Photography, and the former owner of a commercial color lab in New Hampshire.  After eleven years of running the lab and a camera store in Vermont he moved to Maine, picked up some ocean sailing certifications, cruised the coast, and photographed events, reunions, sports, and weddings.

Next came a number of years in Washington DC specializing in corporate and government events. Past clients include SWBC Financial, Illinois Institute of Technology, Epocrates Health, and the US Department of State.

Now based in Newport, RI – the wedding and sailing capital of the Northeast – his community serves as an endless source of inspiration.

Events, history, architecture, surfers, boaters… these wonderful things that he sees and documents daily are shared on his community blog at www.chrisstump.com. In his spare time he also provides pro-bono web site hosting and design to deserving non-profit organizations.