Author archives: Chris Smith

  • Karch Kiraly is Retiring

  • I'm on assignment at the AVP Charleston Open this week. It's the inaugural year for this professional beach volleyball tournament on the tour. So I'm honored and excited that the AVP contacted me to cover it for them. Of significance is the fact that this year is also the last year for one of the gr[...]
  • Black & White

  • The last few wedding's I've photographed have included the presence of strong colors that caught my attention. At Lindsey & Brannon's wedding, I found myself drawn to some really strong Black & White images! Sure, there were TONS of beautiful colors with flowers everywhere and stained glass windows [...]
  • French Open

  • I've enjoyed watching the French Open this week and following some of the exciting stories. I was sad to see Roger Federer miss another opportunity to win the "Federer Slam". But at the same time I'm always impressed with how tenacious Rafael Nadal is on clay. The Women's Final wasn't all that gr[...]
  • Trash-the-Dress

  • After I recovered from the sugar-overload I got at Leslie & Zac's wedding, we met the following morning for a Trash-the-Dress session. Trashing the dress is ALL THE RAGE with brides and grooms out on the west coast. It hasn't quite caught on in our quietly conservative state. But it's coming. :[...]
  • Pink & Green

  • There was so much "eye-candy" at Zac & Leslie's wedding this weekend, I felt like I was on a sugar-high the whole night! (OK, maybe SOME of that had to do with all the delightful sugary treats on the candy buffet...shhh!) Regardless, these two put together a wedding that was so full of color and [...]
  • Sensory Overload

  • Not too long ago, my buddy Gary had a birthday. (I won't tell you WHICH one - HA!) So to celebrate, he and I and a couple other friends drove to Columbia to see the famous Blue Man Group perform. WOW! Talk about sensory overload! If you ever get the chance, DO NOT pass up an opportunity to see this [...]
  • Ginn Tribute Hosted by Annika

  • Covering the Senior Championships last weekend and then being able to photograph the Ginn Tribute Hosted by Annika (arguably the best player of the decade) this weekend has been a real treat for me. Now don't shoot me for saying so, but these LPGA ladies were a lot easier to look at than those "old [...]
  • Ashley & Seth

  • There were SO MANY cool images from Ashley & Seth's wedding last weekend! I had the hardest time picking a few to put on the blog. :-) When I photographed Ashley's Bridal Session several weeks ago, She was so much fun I just KNEW we were going to have a ball on her wedding day. Sure enough, it was [...]
  • Serenity

  • As most of you know, one of my favorite motto's is "photography is not what I do, it's who I am". A couple days ago I was downtown photographing a portrait for a prominent local business lady. After our session was over and I was walking back to my vehicle, I noticed this tall ship anchored in the h[...]
  • We're Moving

  • After nine years in our current home, Cami & I have decided to move! With the continued growth in Charleston, our neighborhood is seeing more renters and transient occupants than ever before. Our once quiet neighborhood is seeing more traffic and less pride of ownership. Plus, we've found a house wi[...]
  • 68th Senior PGA Championships

  • I had the privilege last week of photographing the 68th Senior PGA Championships for the Charleston Metro Sports Council. Having never photographed professional golf before, starting out by covering one of the BIGGEST events with some of the BEST senior players on the tour was like jumping into the [...]
  • A Gesture of Appreciation

  • I just love Cami for her big heart! She quietly slips out of the house three times a week to go read to a kind older lady in our church who is home-bound, doesn't have much family in the area, and hardly gets any visitors. Over the years, they've developed a friendship that is special to both of t[...]