Julie - 8 months pregnant

From Moorea - French Polynesia

Un grand MERCI à Christian pour sa patience et son professionnalisme.
Nous souhaitions des photos belles et originales pour l’arrivée de notre bébé. Le résultat est bien au delà de nos attentes…
Christian est créatifs et plein de bonnes idées, et les photos nous ont été livrées en un temps record.
Merci merci merci… 

The whales whisperer

Julia Wheeler

From Australia Sydney - Photographer and Free diver

Christian is the Indiana Jones of photographers - he can make anything happen with the best attitude you could ask for in a professional photographer. On four different accounts, spanning over 2016 and 2017, I have worked with Christian in both Tahiti and Indonesia both underwater and land. 

Christian is an expert in the underwater photography field and knows how to get the best shots. His attention to detail is emasculate and will never take short cuts to achieve the best shots. I always feel safe and comfortable working with Christian and wouldn't hesitate for a second in recommending him for any professional underwater photo shoot. 

I am always blown away by the outcome of our photo shoots and Christian has a tendency to over-deliver the best selection of images. He is fair and professional and if you are lucky enough to work with him, go for it. 

Julia Wheeler
November 2017 



Sabrina E. Sommer

From Germany - World traveller

All my underwater dreams came true thanks Christian. He is really one of the best in this business, an outstanding photographer (and a wonderful person) with lots of crazy, extraordinary and gorgeous ideas for your shoot. Christian has captured perfectly some of the best moments in my life. He is a delight to work with - from his relaxed and professional attitude on my difficult shoots to the flawless delivery of my images.
I also appreciated his hard work and energy throughout the entire day.

Since I scuba and freedive a lot I'm a big ocean and wildlife lover. Also this I could share 100% with Christian. His knowledge and passion for humpback whales,tiger sharks and other marine life is amazing and beyond basic. I leaned a lot of new stuff about all these magnificent animals.

Thank you Christian for everything you never cease to amaze me and all your other mermaids!



Kristy Jessica,  From USA Seatle- Professional model

Modeling for Christian was very productive and full of positive energy.
He hosted me for 5 nights in his spare room and we went out to he ocean on his boat for underwater shoots each day.
He is super creative and pays close attention to detail. He also delivers the photos promised within a super reasonable amount of time.
I highly recommend coming to Tahiti to shoot with Christian Smartshot, it's a beautiful place and you are guaranteed to get world class one of a kind photos ! 

And better than words is a VIDEO ! Edited by Kristy herself ;)


Jelena & Wolfgang

Jelena and Wolfgang Fitness Professional and Freediver/Photographer from Austria

Already before we came to the island we met Christian online and were overwhelmed by his pictures and his mind blowing ideas. We hoped so much to get the opportunity to work with him and were happy that he immediately liked our ideas. We finally got to meet Christian in person when he picked us up with his boat in Moorea. The following two days turned out to be the highlight of our vacation. Christian is not only a photographer who definitely knows what he is doing, he is also a super nice guy, patiently dedicated to what he is doing. When we then got to see the results the first time at our fare-well dinner, we were completely stunned. We hope very much to meet him again, maybe at some other remote place of the earth and are very thankful for the memories he made possible to have and that we now share with him.



Chrissy Choi

From Korea - Actress

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