Author archives: Chris Smith

Sarah & Oliver's Pitt Street Pier Secret Proposal
  • Sarah & Oliver's Pitt Street Pier Secret Proposal

  • Sarah lived in Charleston for a while, during which time Pitt Street Pier was one of her favorite spots in town. When her family decided to come down here to celebrate her mom's 60th birthday this weekend, Oliver thought this picturesque pier would be the PERFECT place to propose to Sarah!!! :-) [...]
Earl Klugh Weekend of Jazz on Kiawah Island
  • Earl Klugh Weekend of Jazz on Kiawah Island

  • GRAMMY-winning guitarist Earl Klugh's renowned Weekend of Jazz is returning to Kiawah Island once again this coming fall! Since 2004, Earl Klugh has been bringing the world's greatest artists together with jazz enthusiasts for his one-of-a-kind weekend getaways. You can only enjoy Earl Klugh's ex[...]
Vancouver, WA
  • Vancouver, WA

  • We're in Vancouver, WA, where I'll be photographing a conference this week. Strangely enough, my oldest brother and his wife moved here last year! So we flew in a few days early to spend some time with them and do a little sight-seeing. :-)
Charleston Rugged Maniac
  • Charleston Rugged Maniac

  • I'm always intrigued by the challenge, suffering, and ultimate triumph humans seek out in competitive sports. Being a sports photographer has its own set of challenges! This spring I had the pleasure of covering the Charleston Rugged Maniac Challenge at Boone Hall Plantation with this AMAZING tea[...]
Rhone Family on Seabrook Island
  • Rhone Family on Seabrook Island

  • One of the BEST parts of my job is meeting new, fun, and interesting people! I had a serendipitous opportunity to photograph the Rhone family on a beautiful Seabrook Island beach this morning.  I say "serendipitous" because I originally had another assignment booked for today...which got reschedu[...]
Allie & Andrew's Kiawah Proposal
  • Allie & Andrew's Kiawah Proposal

  • Allie's family has been vacationing on Kiawah Island for almost 30 years! Last year they invited Allie's long-time boyfriend, Andrew, to join them. The beauty and serenity of the island struck him. This year, when they invited him again, he privately called Allie's parents to let them know his inten[...]
Speedlight Sunset
  • Speedlight Sunset

  • I love photographing on overcast days. The light is soft, the colors are saturated, and the subjects don't squint as much. But sometimes the images come out a little flat and lack impact...kinda just blah. Fortunately, I have a great little tip to keep all the benefits of the soft natural light, but[...]
Kelli & Tom at Hampton Park
  • Kelli & Tom at Hampton Park

  • I just about did back-flips in my office when I got this email from Kelli, one of my all-time-favorite brides: "Hey Chris!! Hope all is well! So... from taking family pictures when I was 12 years old... to engagement... to wedding pictures... and now I want to ask if you wouldn't mind doing mater[...]
SCFCU Commercial Shoot
  • SCFCU Commercial Shoot

  • I love to travel. And I love photographing corporate assignments. So when one of my all-time-favorite corporate clients asked me to travel around the state to photograph images of all their financial centers, I jumped at the opportunity! To catch the best light at each location, the planning and [...]
Medina Family on Isle of Palms
  • Medina Family on Isle of Palms

  • Earlier this week I had the honor of photographing Frank's Surprise Proposal to his beautiful, kind, and wonderful girlfriend, Lizzy:  http://chrisandcami.com/lizzie-franks-secret-proposal/. What could top that, right?!? Well, yesterday I got to meet the rest of their AMAZING family for a fabulou[...]
Lizzie & Frank's Secret Proposal
  • Lizzie & Frank's Secret Proposal

  • No matter how many proposals I photograph, my heart races with each and every one! Frank and I worked hard to plan out every detail of his surprise proposal to long-time girlfriend, Lizzie. But when the big day arrived, there were "issues" with the spot we had picked. With my heart pounding, I te[...]
11 Years with the Nester Family
  • 11 Years with the Nester Family

  • WOW!!! I can't believe I've been photographing the Nester Family every summer since Jeff & Suzanna's wedding 11 years ago! They are such an adorable family. And they always make me feel like one of their own. I love these guys!!!  :-) Here are a few favorites from our family beach shoot on Se[...]