With nine years of experience as a professional wedding photographer, Rich is known for his aptitude for working with light and his natural ability to bring ease and authenticity to the moments he captures at locations all over the world.
Before finding photography, Rich honed his eye for aesthetics as a graphic designer in the corporate world—a role that eventually left him searching for a creative outlet that would allow him to feel like an artist again. He picked up his first camera, immediately fell in love with photography, and decided to leave his desk job behind to follow his passion.
Rich founded Chard Photo in 2010 and began shooting weddings and events across the world—always with the goal of bringing a sense of exploration and approachability to every moment he captured. His work has since been featured in publications ranging from People Magazine to Cosmopolitan—and he’s also been the man behind the lens at a number of celebrity weddings.
Whether chasing light at a beautiful Southern California wedding, on-site at an editorial, or documenting moments in destinations across the globe, Rich consistently captures emotion in his photos—creating images that are as gripping as they are stunning.