Author archives: Chris Smith

  • To Be In Love

  • Engagement Sessions are a wonderful opportunity for me to get to know a couple before their wedding day. It's always fun to pick a casual setting like the beach or a local park and just go have fun! Brandon & Stacia didn't need ANY of my usual coaxing to get them to relax. We hit it off right from t[...]
  • The Grand Scheme of Things

  • Grand Ideas is another one of my favorite clients. They market promotional products, including a special line of SUPER COOL Palmetto Ideas for the true South-Carolinian in you. The owner, Grandee (how fitting), has more energy than a four year old! She's always got a smile on her face and her bubbly[...]
  • Happy Tails

  • Many of you know that Cami & I adopted our beloved Golden Retriever, Henry, from a wonderful organization called Pet Helpers. He's truly become a special part of our lives. To this day we still feel grateful towards, and keep in touch with the wonderful folks we got him from! So when the opportunity[...]
  • Friends in Strategic Places

  • I used to HATE going to the dentist. Now I don't mind it so much! :-) Since switching to Hilton Dental, I've been treated with the utmost respect by Dr. Hilton, given top notch care by his staff, and experienced a quality of service that far exceeds any other health care I've ever received. As we've[...]
  • Ambassadors of Their Craft

  • Last night Christopher Teves (respected local guitarist) & Tacy Edwards (acclaimed local flutist) invited me to attend the Release Party of their new CD! Last year they had seen the cover I photographed for country music star Paul Parr's "Family Tree" album, and had hired me to photograph some image[...]
  • Celebrities are People Too

  • You would not BELIEVE the background checks and security clearance I had to go through to get this job. But I had the privilege of covering the National Governor's Association this week. It was very interesting and I got to meet a lot of powerful people. (I was secretly hoping Arnold Schwarzenegg[...]
  • The Fisheye

  • I had a GREAT TIME at Anna & Jared's wedding this weekend. They both have so much enthusiasm and charisma! I remember sitting down with them last year and talking about all their plans for the "big day". Anna mentioned that she really liked the unique perspective of a special lens she had seen anot[...]
  • If I Had a Million Dollars...

  • I know it seems like I've been shooting a lot of editorial work recently. It's a challenge I thoroughly enjoy. This was another Charleston Magazine shoot about remodeled carriage houses. This particular shot is from the historic Edmonston-Alston House at 21 East Battery. Mindy Crawford, the caretake[...]
  • Sectional Championships

  • After winning our State Championships last month, the local tennis team I play on competed against the best teams from all the other states in our section. The prize included bragging rights...and a chance to compete in the National Championships being held in Hawaii later this year! That's me on [...]
  • Serendipity

  • Elizabeth & Andy's wedding this weekend was SUCH A BLAST! They are such a fun couple and just wonderful to be around. Several weeks before the wedding, Elizabeth & I went down to Waterfront Park to photograph her Bridal Portrait. I always encourage brides to make these portraits unique and meaningfu[...]
  • Carolina Lanterns

  • Jan Clouse, owner of Carolina Lanterns, has been one of my favorite clients over the years. I get to photograph their company Christmas Card each year, periodic shots of Jan for press releases, and of course images of their unique products. Although they offer a wide range of items for the home, t[...]
  • Delicate Beauty

  • While on a recent shoot for Charleston Magazine covering a story about a Seabrook Garden and it's Gardner, I happened upon this dragonfly. I barely had time to squeeze off a couple frames before it flew away. So I didn't really appreciate it at the time. But later, while editing the images, I was BL[...]