Author archives: Chris Smith

  • Helping Hands

  • This morning I had the privilege of photographing something VERY special! A few of the BEST tennis players in the world including (left to right) Patty Schnyder (SUI), Nicole Vaidisova (CZE), and Corinna Morariu (USA) lent a helping hand to cheer up some brave young cancer patients at the Medical Un[...]
  • Happy Easter

  • I had a really FUN day photographing the last round of qualifying matches at the Family Circle Cup today! The main draw begins tomorrow. Aside from some AWESOME tennis, one of today's highlights included meeting the Easter Bunny. :0) Believe it or not, the guy inside the outfit is none other than Mu[...]
  • Family Circle Cup Kicks Off

  • A tour veteran, Nathalie Dechy is one of my favorite players to photograph. She's always in peak physical condition. She plays every match with passion and poise. And her movement around the court has a fluidity and a flare that's fun to watch. Her singles ranking has been slipping as of late. But I[...]
  • The Bausch & Lomb Championships

  • This week I'm here in CHARMING Amelia Island photographing the Bausch & Lomb Championships professional women's tennis tournament. Amelia Island is only about 3.5 hours from Charleston. Yet in all the years I've been photographing professional tennis, this is the first time I've made it down to th[...]
  • A New Flavor

  • I have to say, the "flavor" of this tournament is TOTALLY different from our tournament in Charleston. The venue is much more intimate and the staff is much more laid back. It's a WONDERFUL atmosphere. Sandy Kavanaugh (the Media Manager) and Melinda Phillips (the Tournament Photographer) have bee[...]
  • Tennis Player Turns Bartender

  • If you want some idea on how laid back this tournament is...it's not uncommon to find a famous player wondering around the grounds, practicing on a side court, or just hanging out with her friends. After an earlier win over Iveta Benesova, Jelena Jankovic found her way to the "big tent" where she he[...]
  • Text Book Volley

  • After a rather shaky start, Venus Williams finally found enough punch to put away one of my favorite players - Patty Schnyder. Venus and Patty are two of the stars that will be playing at the Family Circle Cup I'll be photographing in Charleston next week.
  • Jessica & Josh

  • I had a REALLY fun wedding this weekend with Jessica & Josh. Their wedding was at Blessed Sacrament Church and their reception was at the James Island Yacht Club. Through photographing their engagement session and Jessica's bridal session, it's been neat to get to know these two. They are both so[...]
  • Cigars in the Sunset

  • When Jessica told me they were handing out cigars at the reception, she said "there's nothing sexier than a handsome man with a cigar." Well, Jessica...here's FIVE handsome men saluting you with their cigars silhouetted in the sunset! (Never mind that their all wearing skirts!) ;-)
  • Forty Under Forty

  • I had a HUGE project this week photographing all 40 winners of the esteemed "Forty Under Forty" for the Charleston Regional Business Journal. This program identifies and recognizes the most promising young up-and-coming leaders of the business community. Each member was asked to bring props for the [...]
  • Waterfront Park

  • Waterfront Park is such a classic "Charlestonian" location. I absolutely LOVE photographing here! The view of the bay, the palmetto trees, the cobble stone streets, and the pineapple fountain are all such perfect icons of our beautiful city. So when one of my FAVORITE clients, Liz Oates with Dixo[...]