Giving Thanks

At Chris & Cami Photography, we like to pause this time of year to give thanks to all our amazing clients!

It’s been an honor and a privilege to photograph your weddings, events, headshots, business photos, family portraits, maternity sessions, boudoir shoots, high-school seniors, promotional images, aerial drone photos, sporting events, interior/architecture photos, engagement sessions, corporate conferences, and more.

We value your business, and your friendship. We look forward to working with you again soon!!!

Washington DC Architecture

Last month, Cami and I had a wonderful time photographing Matt & Caroline’s destination wedding in Turf Valley, VA.

Since we flew into Washington D.C. to get there, we decided to take an extra day to “play tourist” in our country’s capital on the way home. Here are a few architectural studies I did while we visited the many sights.

All images shot with Nikon D810 and Nikkor 16-35 f4 VR.

Sandra Ericksen Design

After first falling in love with of interior design while studying at the Rhode Island School of Design, Sandy and her family returned to Charleston. She opened her boutique interior design firm over a decade ago, and has been beautifying people’s homes ever since!

It’s been a distinct pleasure of mine to work with Sandy over much of that time. I get her vision, and we really seem to “click”. With some clients, it seems to take a little time for us to get into the grove. But with Sandy, it’s always off to the races as soon as we start. 🙂

Last week, Sandy & I had an awesome time photographing a couple of her beautiful projects! It’s always fun to see where her creativity goes…

Moody Air Force Base

Monday I had a really neat opportunity to use my Creative Lighting System.  The amazing folks at TranSystems, who I’d done a similar shoot for at Shaw AFB, called to ask if I’d be willing to drive to Moody AFB in Valdosta, GA for this one.  Turns out they are up for an incredible award due to the efficiency and “green” design of this new dorm building.  I was honored and jumped at the opportunity.  I photographed all day, doing lots of Interior/Architectural images in and around the property.  But of course the “money shot” was going to be at dusk.  This was the last frame of the night.  I had a total of 8 – SB800/SB900 flashes blazing.  Each had a ½ CTO filter on it.  Most were triggered by my trusty RadioPoppers (though the closer ones just used regular old line-of-sight CLS).  I shot this about 20 minutes after sunset with a Nikon D3 and 14-24 f2.8 at 14mm.  By the time I’d packed up and headed home, it was a very long but rewarding day! 

Holiday Inn – Charleston Airport & Convention Center

Over the years I’ve done several shoots for the new award-winning Holiday Inn at Charleston Airport & Convention Center.  Dan, the GM there, is a great guy and goes to our church.  Recently they asked me to put together a video montage of some of the images and post it to YouTube so potential guests could see what the interior & architecture of their facility looks like.  Here’s what I create.  Enjoy!

National Kitchen & Bath Association

I just found out the National Kitchen & Bath Association has featured an image I took (top of first page) for one of my favorite kitchen design clients…Signature Kitchens & Baths…in their 2010 Kitchen & Bath Style Report.

According to the NKBA, “The kitchen & bath are the most essential rooms in your home. You want these spaces to be comfortable and welcoming while reflecting the needs of your lifestyle and personality.”  The Mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide. 

CONGRATULATIONS to Jim & Linda McLain (owners), Mary Dodge (designer) and the rest of the gang at Signature Kitchens & Baths for their winning entry!!!

Hyatt Place Grand Opening

Hyatt Place Hotels & Resorts is having the Grand Opening of their 150th company wide location.  And it’s right here in Charleston next week!  I’ve shot for Judy, their new Director of Sales, before when she was with another company.  So it was wonderful of her to remember me and call to ask if I’d continue working with her and photograph their opening ceremony next week!  But before then, they needed a photo of the new hotel to use in promoting the big event.  So I zipped up there last night and got this dramatic image right at dusk.  Sure I got a few funny looks from folks driving by…but standing on the roof of my SUV, parked on the sidewalk, in the drizzly rain, with my tripod and camera, was the only way to get the angle I wanted.  J

Kiawah Island Living

Last month I had an AMAZING shoot for Solaris Inc.  They are the leading builder of custom luxury homes on Kiawah Island!!!  One of the things I love most about being a photographer is the diversity of my day-to-day existence.  One day I might be photographing a famous lawyer, the next I’m photographing a beautiful baby.  One day I might be covering the Family Circle Cup, the next I’m covering a wedding.  Each set of circumstances is unique and interesting in its own way.  And each presents a different set of challenges.  But the best part is, every single problem-solving skill I learn on one assignment can be carried over and applied to another!  I love it!!!