Author archives: Chris Smith

  • 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[...]
  • Stacia & Brandon

  • This weekend's wedding was simply AWESOME! Since Stacia & Brandon live around the corner from us (LITERALLY!), I've gotten to know them pretty well. We had a fantastic Engagement Session together at Folly Beach and a beautiful Bridal Session at Lowndes Grove. So I knew WAY before this past Saturd[...]
  • 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[...]