Author archives: Chris Smith

  • Cigars in the Sunset

  • When Jessica told me they were handing out cigars at the reception, she said "there's nothing sexier than a handsome man with a cigar." Well, Jessica...here's FIVE handsome men saluting you with their cigars silhouetted in the sunset! (Never mind that their all wearing skirts!) ;-)
  • Forty Under Forty

  • I had a HUGE project this week photographing all 40 winners of the esteemed "Forty Under Forty" for the Charleston Regional Business Journal. This program identifies and recognizes the most promising young up-and-coming leaders of the business community. Each member was asked to bring props for the [...]
  • Waterfront Park

  • Waterfront Park is such a classic "Charlestonian" location. I absolutely LOVE photographing here! The view of the bay, the palmetto trees, the cobble stone streets, and the pineapple fountain are all such perfect icons of our beautiful city. So when one of my FAVORITE clients, Liz Oates with Dixo[...]
  • Stacia & Brandon

  • This weekend's wedding was simply AWESOME! Since Stacia & Brandon live around the corner from us (LITERALLY!), I've gotten to know them pretty well. We had a fantastic Engagement Session together at Folly Beach and a beautiful Bridal Session at Lowndes Grove. So I knew WAY before this past Saturd[...]
  • A Moment of Anticipation

  • While Stacia was getting ready earlier in the day, I captured this moment with her sister, Whitney, lacing up her gown. The soft light coming in from the window, the excited expression on Whitney's face, and the diagonal reflection in the mirror all come together to create a moment of anticipation!
  • Gone Paddlin'

  • Last week was my BIRTHDAY! :-) So to celebrate, Cami had planned a canoe trip with our old friends, Byron & Kathleen White. We love planning trips with these two! Kathleen is so organized, Byron is the quintessential "outdoors man", and they both have a fantastic sense of humor and enjoy the great o[...]
  • Tender Kiss

  • I had the priviledge of photographing Kimberly & Kevin's wedding this past weekend. What an AWESOME time with a WONDERFUL couple! The wedding and reception were held at Taylor's Plantation in Lexington. It was a gorgeous property on a glassy lake surrounded by trees that were literally dripping w[...]
  • Do it Different

  • I've always enjoyed working with Amy Reed at the Charleston Digital Corridor. When she asked me to photograph this assignment covering NanoScreen, she wanted to "do it different". So we had CEO Daniel Dechert sit very still in the foreground, flashed some blue gels in the background, and used a s[...]
  • A Compelling Image

  • For the past couple of months I've been working on a project for the Charleston Regional Business Journal. It's an assignment I enjoy shooting every year because of the variety of challenges involved. I basically photograph a whole bunch of businesses that will be featured in a special Profiles In[...]
  • Having a "Grand" Time

  • I truly LOVE bumping into old friends and former clients at weddings and events that I photograph! It's always a nice surprise to suddenly turn the corner and say "Heyyyy...what are YOU doing here?!?" Anyway, one of my favorite clients is named Grandee. And she owns a business called Grand Ideas,[...]
  • Friends That Make You Smile

  • Since I'm always BEHIND the camera, I hardly EVER get my photo taken! Actually, I sort of prefer it that way. :-) But my family has been complaining that they never see any photos of me on the website. Plus, I needed an up-dated head shot for an up-coming article. So I turned to my good friend, Gary[...]