Author archives: Chris Smith

Hill Family on Folly Beach
  • Hill Family on Folly Beach

  • I had so much fun photographing the Hill Family yesterday! Coming in from Lancaster, SC, everyone had settled into the "Sea Palm" house on Folly Beach for the week. I met up with them there on a beautiful summer evening. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day...a gentle breeze off the ocea[...]
Allyson & Ron's Surprise Proposal on Kiawah Island
  • Allyson & Ron's Surprise Proposal on Kiawah Island

  • I was struck by the strength and sincerity in Ron's voice when he called a few weeks ago to ask if I could photograph his secret proposal to Allyson. I could tell he was a good guy.  And he clearly wanted to make sure everything was absolutely PERFECT for his beautiful girlfriend! We had a great [...]
Aerial & Architectural Shoot for Seamon Whiteside
The Glahn Family at The Sanctuary
  • The Glahn Family at The Sanctuary

  • With only a few more weeks before school starts back, I've been having so much fun photographing all our repeat family beach sessions this summer. Yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing a brand new family...and they turned out to be such a delight to work with!!!   I met up with t[...]
The Humble Speedlight
  • The Humble Speedlight

  • I'm often asked what kind of studio lights I use for all the beautiful head-shots and creative corporate work I shoot. Although I own plenty of powerful strobes designed by the legendary Paul C. Buff, the honest answer is that 99% of the time I use the humble Speedlight! Yes I carry a plethora of[...]
Riley & Tommy's Surprise Proposal at The Ocean Course
Izzy & Chance's Senior Portrait Sessions
  • Izzy & Chance's Senior Portrait Sessions

  • I love photographing Senior Portrait Sessions. But what's even more fun is when I get to photograph a double-session for an AMAZING couple like Izzy & Chance!!! I was so excited when Tena and Tammy (Izzy & Chance's parents) called to set up a double photo shoot for these two. They are all[...]
Madeleine & McLane's Surprise Proposal at The Belmond
Ben & Kyle's Secret Garden Proposal
  • Ben & Kyle's Secret Garden Proposal

  • Ben was referred to me by my good friend and amazing photographer, Roxy. He was planning a fun get-away to Charleston, and was so excited about proposing to his boyfriend, Kyle! Ben & Kyle love historic Charleston, they love the beach, and they love all the secret gardens and hidden alleys ar[...]
Grace's Senior Portraits on Kiawah Island
  • Grace's Senior Portraits on Kiawah Island

  • When she called, Marianne sounded a bit flustered. She had nothing to wear. Vacationing on Kiawah Island for the week, Marianne and her family hadn't planned for family portraits. They realized what a great opportunity this was to get some beautiful and unique Senior Portraits for their daughter [...]
Nester Family on Seabrook Island
  • Nester Family on Seabrook Island

  • I have been photographing the Nester family so long that I feel like I'm that silly Uncle every family has...you know, the one that's always acting silly and getting the kids riled up right before bedtime!  :-) It's been quite a few years. But I still remember Jeff & Suzanna's 2006 wedding li[...]
Muro Family on Isle of Palms
  • Muro Family on Isle of Palms

  • Every year I look forward with great anticipation to hanging out with and photographing the amazing Muro clan during their vacation to Isle of Palms! We got rained out the night before, but quickly pivoted to this morning. It turned out to be a glorious day! The kids were all excited and full of [...]