Author archives: Chris Smith

  • Abby & Daniel

  • Abby & Dan picked Charleston as kind of a Destination Wedding for them and their families. They are from Philadelphia and almost everyone you see in that enthusiastic group photo came from SOMEWHERE out of town! :-) That's GOT to show Abby & Dan how much their friends and family love and support th[...]
  • Jessica's Senior Session

  • Last week I got to photograph Jessica's Senior Session downtown. Jessica is Erika's sister, who's wedding I photographed a few weeks back. We had a great time walking all over and going to different locations to bring out her personality and exuberance. She has such a beautiful smile and a positi[...]
  • Democratic Presidential Debate

  • Last week I had the honor of photographing the many meetings, luncheons, & receptions surrounding the Google/CNN Democratic Presidential Debate. The debate itself was held at The Citadel Field House. But I covered various events at Charleston Place Hotel, Deas Hall (and the high-profile VIP Tent be[...]
  • Amanda & Ben

  • It may have been a misty, foggy, rainy day...but Amanda & Ben's wedding was FILLED with sunshine! From photographing her Bridal Portrait several months ago, I already knew what a gentle, kind-hearted person Amanda was. So I figured Ben would HAVE to be a great guy to have caught HER eye. :-) I [...]
  • Fifty Years of Bliss

  • Last week Cami & I joined her two brothers and their families in celebrating their parents' 50th Wedding Anniversary. We rented a large condo at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC. Since the family is so spread out we all had a great time hanging out together. We hiked, ate, played games like tennis[...]
  • Quintuple Sevens

  • Nicole & Alex planned THEIR big day around Quintuple Sevens. Yup, I'm not kidding. Last weekend they got married on 7/7/07, and the ceremony was at 7:07PM! How cool is THAT?!? But it doesn't stop there! I absolutely LOVED all the interesting, unique ideas these two came up with. But I digre[...]
  • Boeing 787 Dreamliner Premiere

  • The Premiere of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner was broadcast live in 9 different languages. It connected all the major manufacturing plants simultaneously via satellite, including Japan, Hong Kong, Italy, Canada, and...you guessed it...Charleston. My friend, Gary Coleman, and I were THERE to photo[...]
  • Erika & Robbie

  • Erika & Robbie's wedding last weekend was such a DELIGHT to photograph! I also photographed Erika's Bridal Session as well as Erika and Robbie's Engagement Session. So it's been really neat to get to know these two over time...both as the unique individuals they are...and as the combined persona [...]
  • Small Wonder

  • For his poignant article about Chrissie Zartman, Dominic Bonvissuto of Sports Illustrated writes: Among the forest of professional beach volleyball players waiting to check in at the AVP Crocs Tour stop in Huntington Beach, Calif., a freckle-faced girl with sandy blonde hair shuffled through the en[...]
  • Kim & JD

  • There were SO MANY cool images from Kim & JD's wedding that I didn't know HOW TO CHOOSE which ones to post on the blog. That's a GOOD dilemma to be in! :-) Anyway, here are just a few of those favorites. As always, you can see the rest of the images in their Online Gallery.I had been looking for[...]
  • Picture with a Champion

  • After I finished photographing the finals of the AVP Charleston Open this Sunday, I was standing on the court talking to Stein Metzger when Mike Saia (Communications Director of the Family Circle Cup) grabbed this photo. Stein and his partner, Mike Lambert had just won the tournament, their 7th ti[...]
  • Happy Father's Day

  • Stein Metzger just couldn't contain himself any longer. When he and his partner, Mike Lambert won the AVP Charleston Open Sunday afternoon, he absolutely EXPLODED with excitement! As the underdogs going into the finals, this was a strong win for these two."We've been struggling to win at times, and [...]