Author archives: Chris Smith

  • A Moment of Anticipation

  • While Stacia was getting ready earlier in the day, I captured this moment with her sister, Whitney, lacing up her gown. The soft light coming in from the window, the excited expression on Whitney's face, and the diagonal reflection in the mirror all come together to create a moment of anticipation!
  • Gone Paddlin'

  • Last week was my BIRTHDAY! :-) So to celebrate, Cami had planned a canoe trip with our old friends, Byron & Kathleen White. We love planning trips with these two! Kathleen is so organized, Byron is the quintessential "outdoors man", and they both have a fantastic sense of humor and enjoy the great o[...]
  • Tender Kiss

  • I had the priviledge of photographing Kimberly & Kevin's wedding this past weekend. What an AWESOME time with a WONDERFUL couple! The wedding and reception were held at Taylor's Plantation in Lexington. It was a gorgeous property on a glassy lake surrounded by trees that were literally dripping w[...]
  • Do it Different

  • I've always enjoyed working with Amy Reed at the Charleston Digital Corridor. When she asked me to photograph this assignment covering NanoScreen, she wanted to "do it different". So we had CEO Daniel Dechert sit very still in the foreground, flashed some blue gels in the background, and used a s[...]
  • A Compelling Image

  • For the past couple of months I've been working on a project for the Charleston Regional Business Journal. It's an assignment I enjoy shooting every year because of the variety of challenges involved. I basically photograph a whole bunch of businesses that will be featured in a special Profiles In[...]
  • Having a "Grand" Time

  • I truly LOVE bumping into old friends and former clients at weddings and events that I photograph! It's always a nice surprise to suddenly turn the corner and say "Heyyyy...what are YOU doing here?!?" Anyway, one of my favorite clients is named Grandee. And she owns a business called Grand Ideas,[...]
  • Friends That Make You Smile

  • Since I'm always BEHIND the camera, I hardly EVER get my photo taken! Actually, I sort of prefer it that way. :-) But my family has been complaining that they never see any photos of me on the website. Plus, I needed an up-dated head shot for an up-coming article. So I turned to my good friend, Gary[...]
  • Costa Rica

  • Prior to this trip to Costa Rica, had you asked me of all the places we've traveled, which one was my favorite, I would have said Ireland without hesitation. Funny how things change. If you only get to visit one foreign country in your lifetime, I would hate for you to miss Costa Rica! It's such a b[...]
  • Costa Rica

  • We stayed at the Peace Lodge, on the edge of the La Paz Waterfall Gardens. We chose this location because it was centrally located at the base of Poas Volcano, and situated within hiking distance of a section of the rain forest that had no less than five gorgeous waterfalls within hiking distance. T[...]
  • Costa Rica

  • We took several day-trips out from the Peace Lodge to visit other sights and indulge in some fun activities. On the way to Pozo Azul (where we went horse-back riding through the jungle and did a zip-line excursion through the jungle canopy, sometimes hanging 80 feet in the air) we had to stop for r[...]
  • Costa Rica

  • Well, out of over a THOUSAND images, I don't know how in the world I'm supposed to pick a favorite. But I must say, this one would certainly be in contention. I just love how the green on the frog matches the green on the plant, and the red on his eyes matches the red on the plant. :-) As you can im[...]