Author archives: Chris Smith

  • 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[...]
  • Ode to A Brother

  • OK, I never kissed the Blarney Stone, and I didn't inherit the gift of eloquence from my mother...so this isn't a true "ode". However, my youngest brother, Eric, and his wife, Martha, left this week for a new job in Uganda. (Yes, this is their Halloween photo - he doesn't really smoke and she isn't[...]
  • Charleston Charm

  • One of the BEST parts about living in Charleston is all it's historic charm! I was hired to photograph a recognition banquet for Verizon Wireless where they were honoring all their top sales people from across the country! It was an all-expense paid trip for them, culminating in this fantastic ban[...]
  • The Beautiful Game

  • Often referred to as "The Beautiful Game", soccer (or football, if you're from anywhere other than the US) is the world's most popular sport. It's no wonder since all you need to strike up a game is a ball and two poles to form a goal. You don't need all the football pads, lacrosse sticks, or leathe[...]
  • Signature Kitchens

  • Jim & Linda McLain are long time clients and owners of Signature Kitchens & Baths. They needed a new photo for an upcoming add. So we decided to do a shot of this corner of their beautiful showroom. They've won all kinds of accolades and awards from Wolfe, Sub-Zero, and other top manufacturers in th[...]
  • Wedding in a Wine Vineyard

  • Recently I've been doing a lot more Destination Weddings. Since Charleston is such a huge destination location, I guess it was only a matter of time. What we see happening is that brides who come to Charleston to get married often have young & single friends, family members, and bridal attendants wh[...]
  • Maybank Monsters

  • WOW! What an adrenaline rush! The local tennis team I play on, the Maybank Monsters, FINALLY won the State Championships in our division. We've made it to the State Playoffs several times before. But never won it. Can you tell we're pretty excited about the accomplishment?!? We all play at the USTA [...]
  • The Treehouse

  • Mel, the editor from Charleston Magazine sent me an email the other day saying: "I do have another house we need to shoot on May 4th. Very Colorful, a little funky. And I'd very much like to shoot it with the bright, open feeling you shot the VanDyke house with. Are you in?????" What a silly questio[...]