Author archives: Chris Smith

D850 vs D500
  • D850 vs D500

  • When my good friend and AMAZING wildlife photographer, David Archer, invited me to play with his new D850, I jumped at the chance! Thanks again, David!!! I've read all the reviews, and seen all the stats. But what I wanted to know was how well it would stand up in those dim conference rooms and d[...]
Maisha & Danny's Folly Beach Wedding
  • Maisha & Danny's Folly Beach Wedding

  • Maisha and Danny were married last week on a beautiful afternoon, in front of a gorgeous beach house, on the delightful island of Folly Beach! Because Danny is the Executive Chef at a country club in Atlanta, and normally works on weekends, they decided to have their wedding on a Wednesday. Smart[...]
Rogers Family at Hampton Park
  • Rogers Family at Hampton Park

  • It's been 5 years since I last had the honor of photographing the Rogers Family. My oh my have Lucas & Tessa grown!!! We met up for a fun family session at Hampton Park. It was a beautiful afternoon with gorgeous light and perfect temperatures. We had SO MUCH FUN!!! I'm thrilled to be able[...]
Jaime & Brian's Hampton Park Engagement Session
  • Jaime & Brian's Hampton Park Engagement Session

  • Earlier this summer I got this really sweet email from Jaime: "Hey Chris! I recently just got engaged and wanted to talk to you. You did my best friends wedding a few years ago and the pictures were so beautiful..." I've had so much fun getting to know Jaime over the past few months. Finally, [...]
Elizabeth & Jamie's Rock Hill Wedding
  • Elizabeth & Jamie's Rock Hill Wedding

  • Five years ago, I had the priviledge of photographing a beautiful wedding in Rock Hill. Elizabeth was a bridesmaid in that wedding! When Elizabeth got engaged to her boyfriend Jamie last year, she reached out to her friend to get my name. I can't thank Ashley & Brit enough for their kind referra[...]
Ally & Matt's Surprise Proposal at Magnolia Plantation
Summerville Cuties
  • Summerville Cuties

  • Last night I had the pleasure of photographing portraits for my good friend, and amazing photographer, Frank! We created a natureal portrait studio in his back yard with the beautiful woods as the backdrop and an elegant earth-tone chair for posing. I used the Nikon D5 with the Nikkor 70-200 f2.8[...]
Rebekah at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
  • Rebekah at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

  • It was a real pleasure photographing Rebekah at the picturesque Magnolia Plantation & Gardens yesterday! She's a beautiful model with a sweet disposition, a generous heart, and an enthusiastic spirit. We had a BLAST exploring the grounds and creating some wonderful images together! Thanks, Rebek[...]
Portrait Studio on a Motorcycle
  • Portrait Studio on a Motorcycle

  • "How do you fit all your gear on THAT?!?"  This is a question I get a lot. Most of my friends know that I've been riding motorcycles since I was about 15 years old. Aside from being a joy to ride, there are many practical reasons for using a motorcycle as a means of transportation. Not the least [...]
Heather & Andrew at the The River House
  • Heather & Andrew at the The River House

  • Heather and I are inextricably linked! A flight attendant from Texas, Heather happened to be in Charleston a little over a year ago. It truly was fate that drew her into the small art gallery in downtown Charleston where our wildlife photography was on display. She fell in love with one of my ima[...]
Headshots for Lee & Associates
  • Headshots for Lee & Associates

  • It was a pleasure photographing new headshots for Lee & Associates today! I always love photographing assignments at the iconic Cedar Room in the old Cigar Factory. We used one of the original historic walls , with its amazing patina, as the backdrop for the portraits. This image was photo[...]
Hadden Family on Sullivan's Island
  • Hadden Family on Sullivan's Island

  • Yesterday was another WONDERFUL family photo shoot with my favorite clients, Lisa & Clay! I met up with them and their adorable daughter on the picturesque Sullivan's Island for a fun sunset beach portrait session. Emma is almost a year old now. Isn't she adorable?  It's hard to believe how time[...]