Author archives: Chris Smith

  • NEW Family Circle Cup Banner

  • I am SO EXCITED! I just talked to Mike Saia, the Communications Manager at the Family Circle Cup. He informed me that this year's NEW BANNER of last year's champion, Nadia Petrova, will feature an image I photographed of her. Here it is!!!If you don't already know, I'm one of the Official Photograph[...]
  • Gone Fishin'

  • Cami & I drove to Hilton Head to spend the weekend with her parents. They were having a Super Bowl party - which was as good an excuse as any to go visit! As most of you know, I hardly go ANYWHERE without my camera...even when I'm "off". :-) So while everyone was taking a nap Sunday afternoon, I[...]
  • Tennis Championships

  • As many of you know, I'm not one of the Official Photographers of the Family Circle Cup professional tennis tournament just because it's a great assignment. I enjoy shooting it because I'm also a tennis player and a fan! One of the local tennis teams I play on actually WON our State Championships a [...]
  • Tennis Championships

  • Here's a shot of our fearless leader! Todd, the team captain, was ALWAYS on the phone in between matches trying to get scores and stats about the teams we would be playing next. Thanks for all your hard work and dedication in getting our team this far, Todd!
  • 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[...]