Author archives: Chris Smith

  • Lifestyle Series

  • Britt Gilbert has been steering his company, Commonwealth Financial Group, in the right direction. He's a great guy and a long-time client. He asked me to shoot a whole series of lifestyle images for use in their new ad campaign. He and his daughter enjoy playing soccer together. This was one of my [...]
  • Change of Pace

  • As much as I enjoy working with people, every now and then the quiet solitude and more meticulous pace of a large architectural assignment can be a welcome change. Having built a reputation for the diversity of subjects we cover, I frequently get calls for architectural and interior photography. I c[...]
  • The Family Circle Cup

  • What can I say...10 hours a day...10 days straight...10,000 images! I just get such an adrenaline rush out of covering the Family Circle Cup each year. I don't know if it would be as exciting if I wasn't a tennis player. But I relish the opportunity to challenge myself and stretch my photographic ca[...]
  • Spring Color

  • I got a call early this month from my friends at Charleston Magazine (http://www.charlestonmag.com/), asking me to photograph the spring color at Middleton Place for an up-coming article about Sidney Frazier, the head gardner. Well, as you know, peak season is almost over by then! And with a full sp[...]
  • The Charleston Miracle League

  • I recently had the privaledge of photographing Channing Proctor, champion of The Charleston Miracle League (www.charlestonmiracleleague.org) for a supplemental issue of the Charleston Regional Business Journal. The Charleston Miracle League is an organization whose mission is to offer accessible re[...]
  • When a Plan Comes Together

  • Corporate Events are always a lot of fun! These are usually Awards Presentations or Banquets to honor employees for a job well done. So, naturally everybody's in a good mood! And as long as their photographer is fast, friendly, and professional...they STAY in that good mood. This event was no diffe[...]
  • 40x47 Foot Banner

  • I've been photographing the Family Circle Cup woman's professional tennis tournament for the last five years in a row for various publications. In 2005 I was asked to be on that esteemed crew of "Official Photographers" for the tournament. That was an honor in itself! So imagine how elated I was whe[...]
  • A Gaggle of Cheerleaders

  • The Southern Conference (www.SoConSports.com) has been providing academic and athletic excellence since 1921. This year, the SoCon Basketball Championships were held at the Charleston Coliseum! One of the sponsors for the event was the Charleston Metro Sports Council. I've known and worked with thei[...]
  • A Steve Harvey Surprise

  • Over the years I've had the good fortune of being able to photograph a few celebrities. But NONE as funny as Steve Harvey! In addition to being a movie star, having his own clothing line, and appearing in his sit-com, Steve still does stand up comedy. Early this month I was asked to photography the [...]
  • Forty Weddings in One Day

  • "Forty Weddings in One Day...are you Crazy?!?" That was my initial response when I was asked to photograph the seventh annual "Day Of Love". Touted as the largest mass wedding and vow-renewal ceremony in the lowcountry, this event, which is sponsored by Z-93Jamz, took place...you guessed it...on Va[...]
  • Environmental Portrait

  • Another publication I work a great deal with is the Charleston Regional Business Journal. One of their most heralded supplements each year is the Profiles In Business. This advertorial piece highlights a number of the most prestigious businesses and organizations in the Charleston area. I've worked [...]
  • The $10,000 Butcher's Table

  • Although we've been freelancing for the Charleston Magazine group for some time now, we were pleased to have our first feature article and cover photo published in the winter issue of Charleston Home. Mel and the rest of the team at the magazine have always been wonderful to work with! And when they[...]