Aero Logistics Warehouse for Trident Construction

AERO Logistics just moved into their massive new industrial distribution warehouse in Summerville!

If you’ve never heard of them, AERO Logistics is an asset-based service provider structured to support the cold-chain efforts of the 3PL and Freight Forwarding Community. Their operation is supported by a knowledgeable staff, a fleet of new well-maintained equipment, cutting edge technology, and robust warehouse operations. But it’s their customer-oriented service-driven approach that sets this organization apart from other distribution groups.

I had the pleasure of photographing this giant new warehouse for Trident Construction, the amazing team that designed and built it!

McMillan Pazdan Smith Architects and Trident Construction

McMillan Pazdan Smith is a regional, studio-based architecture, planning, and interior design firm. Their purpose is to create meaningful and lasting impact for the good of all. Their goal is to design a better future through thoughtful, creative, and purpose-driven solutions. Serving with integrity has always been at the heart of what MPS is about. Many projects stem from repeat clients, a testament to their focus on design excellence and customer service.

McMillan Pazden Smith recently moved their offices into the brand new and ultra-modern Morrison Yard building in downtown Charleston. One of my favorite clients, Trident Construction, was tasked with the uplift of the new office space. And I was honored to be selected to photograph it for them!

Retina Consultants for Novus Architects

Novus Architects was founded 25 years ago by Tommy Smith in his living room, working for one client. It didn’t take long for the Novus family to expand, as the demand grew for Tommy’s creative process and commitment to exceptional customer service. That first client, and many others that followed, are still working with Novus Architects today. Many of the team members from those early days are still around as well. What started as a small family firm, has simply grown into a larger extended family.

It was a pleasure photographing the new revovations Novus Architect implimented at Retina Consultants in Mt. Pleasant!

Greer Assisgnment for Seamon Whiteside (Pt 2)

I love working with Seamon Whiteside! They are a wonderful company that truly care about connecting with their clients…a value reflected in our business model as well.

When Landscape Architect Kenny Seamon & Civil Engineer Stuart Whiteside created a business partnership in 1985, the result was SW+, the only company in Charleston offering both services under one roof. This unique mix worked! With the goal of being the best design firm in the region, the SW+ leadership team continues to attract the brightest talent, each with a unique expertise in one of the many facets of land design.

“At SW+ we view ourselves as a partner in site design; working by our Clients’ side, with their goals in mind. This means we strive to fully understand their vision, approach their project with passion, continuously collaborate, produce quality plans, and engage in the construction process to help see the vision through.”

This week I had the pleasure of photographing two new assignments in Greer, SC, and Morganton, NC, for Seamon Whiteside. Here are a few favorites from the day…

Charlotte Projects for Seamon Whiteside

I love working with Seamon Whiteside! They are a wonderful company that truly cares about connecting with their clients…a value that perfectly aligns with our business goals.

When Landscape Architect Kenny Seamon & Civil Engineer Stuart Whiteside created a business partnership in 1985, the result was SW+, the only company in Charleston offering both services under one roof. This unique mix worked! With the goal of being the best design firm in the region, the SW+ leadership team continues to attract the brightest talent, each with a unique expertise in one of the many facets of land design.

“At SW+ we view ourselves as a partner in site design; working by our Clients’ side, with their goals in mind. This means we strive to fully understand their vision, approach their project with passion, continuously collaborate, produce quality plans, and engage in the construction process to help see the vision through.”

Last week I had the pleasure of photographing a number of recently completed Seamon Whiteside projects in and around Charlotte. Here are a few favorites…

Warehouse 13 for Trident Construction

You might think that photographing an empty warehouse would be kind of boring. On the contrary, it’s actually quite fascinating!!! I had the honor of photographing this brand new massive warehouse outside of Summerville for Trident Construction this week. Being the only person in this giant, empty space was quite overwhelming. But quitely capturing the repeating patterns of the steel beams, and all the graphical elements, without the distractions of fork lifts, workers, or piles of product, was kind of cool. Soon this place will be jam packed with goods, and filled with all the incessant noise that comes along with a busy warehouse in motion….constantly moving product in, out, and around the facility. So it was kind of cool to capture the calm before the storm!

Firefly Distillery

Tucked away off the beaten path from downtown Charleston, a stone’s throw from the beautiful Noisette Creek, sits the newly constructed Firefly Distillery. Many of the materials used to build the elegant, barn-inspired space were taken from their roots on Wadmalaw Island, with elements purchased from local craftsmen or refurbished from rustic barns.

I had the good fortune of being able to photograph the property for the builder several years ago, shortly after construction. It was a pleasure to return to Firefly Distillery this week to photograph some of their recent additions and expansions. Many thanks to Cara for helping make this photo shoot possible!

Capers Hall for DWG Consulting

The Citadel has long been an iconic landmark here in Charleston. I’ve enjoyed photographing many graduations, senior portraits, weddings, events, and political debates at the military college campus.

Yesterday I had the distinct pleasure of photographing one of the largest renovations the college has done in recent years. Plans to renovate Capers Hall, which is at the corner of the main entrance to the campus, have been in the works since 2017. And the construction has taken over two years. But now that it’s complete, the new facility looks AMAZING!!!

Many thanks to Cate with DWG Consulting Engineers for bringing me on board and trusting me to showcase this beautiful building for them.

Park, Fire Department, and Library

It was awesome working with Dorchester County PIO, Michelle, again this week!

We photographed updated photos of Ashley River Park, the new Ladson Fire Station, and the soon-to-open North Charleston Library. Everything was captured with Nikon Z9 camera, Nikkor Z 14-24 f4, 24-120 f4, 70-200 f2.8 lenses, and DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone.

Saint Clare of Assisi Catholic Church for Trident Construction

It was an absolute honor to photograph the new Saint Clare of Assisi Catholic Church on Daniel Island for Trident Construction the other day!

Saint Clare of Assisi Catholic Church is a Roman Catholic parish of the statewide Diocese of Charleston. Established on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, the parish primarily serves Daniel Island and the Cainhoy peninsula, although it’s members come from all over the metro Charleston area. Father West presides over Saint Clare of Assisi. He was born in Charleston during the eye of a hurricane and was raised on Sullivan’s Island, where his family had been members of Stella Maris Parish for five generations.

* Nikon Z9, Nikkor Z 14-30 f4, 24-120 f4, 70-200 f2.8, 400 f4.5, DJI Mavic 2 Pro *

Teddy E. Pryor Social Services Building for DWG

Built for the community, named for a public servant and Council Chairman. The Teddie E. Pryor Social Services building is now open and will house a number of Charleston County’s vital health services. The new 175,000 square foot facility is easily accessible and it houses all the services under one roof, making it easier for community members to get the care and help they need without having to visit multiple sites. Agencies represented in the new building include South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Services, Dept. of Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Services, Tricounty Crisis Stabilization Center, SC Dept. of Social Services, South Carolina Connections Medicaid.

DWG Consulting Engineers had done a fantastic job on this project! And I was excited to be selected to photograph it for them. Many thanks to Cate Smolinsky for all her hard work coordinating everyone’s schedules, and arranging for someone to to get me unfettered access!

Keith Summey Library for DWG

The Keith Summey North Charleston Library was opened in 2023 to replace a smaller facility erected more than seventy years earlier. The original structure was conceived in 1946, and dedicated to the “memory of the men and women of Cooper River District who died in service during World War II.” Use of the building was initially limited to White citizens. This and other branches of the CCPL system were opened to African Americans in 1963.

It took a bit of planning. But finally we were able to arrange a day and time to photograph the new Keith Summey Library outside of opening hours so that we had complete access without interfering with patrons!

DWG Consulting Engineers had done a fantastic job on this project! And I was excited to be selected to photograph it for them. Many thanks to Cate Smolinsky for all her hard work coordinating everyone’s schedules, and arranging for someone to to get me unfettered access!