Author archives: Chris Smith

  • Tennis Championships

  • Saturday night we had our Player's Party at the Old State Capitol. Often referred to as "the old gray castle", it's one of the most distinguished examples of Gothic architecture in the United States today. It sits on a high hill overlooking the great Mississippi. I found out the capitol of Louisiana[...]
  • Tennis Championships

  • Jeff Young is on our team. However, he was unable to play because he suffered a stroke many months ago. It was touch-and-go for a while, but he's made INCREDIBLE strides towards recovery. His daughter, Kristen, is on one of the Charleston women's teams that made it to the Championships. And his [...]
  • Tennis Championships

  • Shawn played an INCREDIBLE match against Louisiana on Sunday. My previous doubles partner, Dan, got bumped up to the 4.5 league this year. He and I had a long and successful run together. So I'm sad to see him go. But Shawn and I are going to team up this year. I'm REALLY excited and looking fo[...]
  • Tennis Championships

  • This trip to Baton Rouge was a TON of FUN! I played three of the matches, teaming up with my friend Steve - the nicest, kindest guy you could ever meet! We won two of our three matches together, beating Kentucky and Mississippi. We BARELY lost the match against Tennessee (6-4, 6-4). Unfortunately, o[...]
  • The Alamo at Dusk

  • OK, OK...I got a few requests for a shot of The Alamo. I guess when you tell someone you visited "San Antonio", that's what everyone thinks of. :-) Anyway, here's my interpretation of "The Alamo at Dusk". It's actually pretty cool inside. They have old muskets that Crockett used and some knives[...]
  • Pumped Up

  • Now that I'm back in Charleston, I have to say I had an INCREDIBLE time at the Imaging USA Conference in San Antonio. I got to hang out with this guy - Joe Buissink - probably the most creative American wedding photographer of our time! His list of wedding clients is like the who's who of Hollywoo[...]
  • Friends in Foreign Places

  • This week I've been in San Antonio, TX for the Imaging USA photography convention I attend every year. It's always great to be inspired by all the speakers, share ideas and techniques with other photographers, and learn about new products from all the vendors. I went with my friend and fellow phot[...]
  • My Best Friend

  • Katie & Steven tied the knot yesterday in a BEAUTIFUL evening service at Christ Episcopal Church. While hanging out with Katie and her gorgeous bridesmaids before the service (I know I have SUCH a ROUGH JOB), I was truly taken by a comment she made. "I'm marrying my BEST FRIEND!". Doesn't that just [...]
  • Magic Hour

  • My ABSOLUTE FAVORITE time of day to photograph is during what's known as "Magic Hour". This is the last hour of daylight before sunset. The quality of light at this time is soft and beautiful - which is PERFECT for portraits. But this is also a transition time. The sun is setting, the moon is rising[...]
  • Healthy Living

  • Happy New Year! I actually photographed this cover for the Charleston Regional Business Journal in the fall of 2006. (That's Holly Fisher's husband with one of their beautiful labs. Holly is one of the many wonderful people I have the privilege of working with at the CRBJ.) But 2007 is here and [...]
  • Recharging Batteries

  • After a very exciting and successful year, Cami & I FINALLY took a little break. I lovingly call Cami "my little travel agent" because she always finds these neat trips to take and places for us to visit. This one was no different! We took a cruise that actually left from right here in Charleston! H[...]
  • Holiday Magic

  • Larry Lipov, president of Pearlstine Distributors, was so pleased with the photography we provided at his son's Bar Mitzvah last month, that he asked us to cover another big event for him! He had worked and worked to book the famous Budweiser Clydesdale Horses to come to Charleston this year. While [...]