Featured Photographer: CHARD photographer

Kind of impressed that Rich of CHARD photographer delivered the La Rousse glass box to a special wedding clientsduring the reception.

He's a Southern California wedding photographer with images full vibrant colors, crazy good light, and what seems to always be an ocean backdrop!

Enjoy his words + pictures.

Where's home?

Orange County, CA

What 3-4 main words would you use to describe your photography?

Warm, relaxed, romantic.

What's in your bag? 

  • Shootsac Lens Bag
  • Canon 50mm 1.2
  • Sigma 50mm 1.4
  • Art Canon 24mm 1.4
  • Canon 35mm 1.4
  • Canon 85mm 1.2
  • Canon 100mm 2.8 macro
  • Canon 135mm 2.0
  • Canon 70-200 2.8

  • One lens only, for the rest of your life. GO!

    Canon 50mm 1.2, I use it for 80% of my images. Love that thing!

    Dream wedding gig? 

    100 person wedding in Europe somewhere, with an easygoing couple and some amazing light!

    Last place you traveled? 

    Menorca, Spain for a truly amazing wedding.

    Last time you laughed? 

    This morning watching The League on Netflix.

    What's the best part of your job?

    All of the new people I get to meet. Something that I definitely didn't expect. But it's been so cool to really connect with some of them and become a part of their lives.

    Favorite image you've captured recently? 

    This shot from my recent wedding in Spain. It was so windy, and the cliffs were insanely high! The couple didn't even flinch when I asked them to go stand at the end of it. I love how trusting they are. I was on another cliff shooting but couldn't quite get the whole scene in the frame, so I was having to lean over and reach my hand into a crevice to get the shot. Needless to say my fear of heights had kicked in long ago...but totally worth it!

    How do you use the La Rousse glass box?

    Most recently, I had the privilege of shooting wedding dress designer Hayley Paige's wedding. I knew I wanted to do something a bit special for her, so I decided that I would create a set of 60 prints from her wedding day to deliver during the reception. The La Rousse glass box seemed like the only fitting way to package everything. I'm so impressed by the way it's made and by the overall quality of the design. It looks like a jewelry box but for your prints!

    You can check out more of Rich's work on chardphoto.com and join his Instagram following of over 26,000 @chardphoto.

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