Author archives: Chris Smith

  • We're FINALLY Moved In!

  • It's been a looooong process, but Cami and I are FINALLY starting to feel settled in to our new home. We still have plenty of nick-knacks to hang on walls and sample portraits to hang in the studio upstairs. But yesterday we finally completed the last of the major modifications. So I went out this [...]
  • Rebecca & Rafael

  • Rafael and I play on the same USTA Tennis Team. So photographing his wedding was kind of like hangin' out with a friend for a day! In fact, I tried to get him to pose in his tux with a tennis racquet over his shoulder, but of ALL the days that neither of us had our gear in our cars, this was one [...]
  • Studio Photography & Design

  • So what do I do in my spare time? I devour a plethora of photography magazines of course! :-) One of my favorites is Studio Photography & Design. Recently they asked a bunch of us "pros" the question "Is a Pro Photographer Wannabe Cutting Into Your Business?". It's an interesting article. And since[...]
  • i-photo

  • Take a GOOD LOOK...this is where it all starts. This is where I visualize the images I create!Cami and I work hard to stay fit, eat right, and live healthy. Of course part of that means visiting our health care providers to make sure everything looks good. So I paid a visit to Dr. Elizabeth Sharpe [...]
  • Carolyn & Bill

  • I frequently have the privilege of traveling to other cities to photograph weddings. I enjoy the change of scenery and the chance to work in NEW venues that I haven't photographed in before. It keeps my photography "fresh" and helps prevent me from getting complacent or stuck in a creative rut. [...]
  • Anchor Commercial

  • Anchor Commercial has been a favorite client of mine ever since I first photographed them for the Charleston Regional Business Journal years ago. They use an all-white background which I think has a clean, dynamic look to it. I set up the background, studio lights, and laptop in their lobby. That[...]
  • 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[...]