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Inside the Image of Chris Beard

Today’s image was taken by Chris Beard of Chris Beard Photography and Pictage member since 2006.  He is also the new Toronto PUG leader!


“We were shooting Joy and Chris’ wedding at a park in Niagara Falls that had these really cool hedges with archways cut into them. I had them stand in one of the archways and let the sun illuminate the leaves in the background. We had told the wedding party to go on ahead to our next location while we got a few shots here, so it was fairly intimate with no one else around.

I told Chris and Joy that I was going to grab a new card from my bag, and that the shot we were going for was simply them enjoying each other – very tender, very soft.

I walked over to grab the card, but glanced over my shoulder just before reaching my bag, and I’m so glad that I did, because I saw them in this pose! I knew this was the one, and hoped I had a few frames left on the card. I forgot about getting the new card and immediately shot off a few frames. I’m so glad I did, because as soon as they heard the camera they looked over at me, and that moment was gone. They laughed and said they didn’t know I had started shooting to which I said “that was amazing! You guys are going to love it!”

Looking at the shot now, it was beyond what I thought it could be! Everything was perfect, her veil, the way her earring was dangling, the placement of her hand on the back of his neck, the lighting…wow! I’m honestly getting goose bumps sitting here thinking about it. There is so much emotion in this image…I love it!

Definitley one of my favourite images of the day!

Image info
Shot with a Nikon D2X 1/90sec 2.8 ISO 100 Converted to custom sepia in Lightroom.”

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