Charleston Charm in Infrared

After shooting a small wedding at White Point Garden yesterday, I decided it was too nice an afternoon not to go for a walk around charming downtown Charleston.
We put away the “heavy stuff” and I grabbed my lightweight Coolpix A that I had converted to see infrared light by Kolari Vision. I did a video about this camera and what I had done to it if anyone is interested in converting an old camera to infrared:

Being the last day of the South Eastern Wildlife Expo, there were a lot of tourists along The Battery. So I threaded my way through Stolls Alley, up to Tradd Street, and down the less-traveled parts of the old historic district.

Magnolia Plantation in Infrared

Work is good. Busy is good. But occasionally when I shoot too many assignments in a row and don’t have enough room to “breathe”, I feel my creativity getting stifled. It’s during those times that taking an afternoon off for a hike around Magnolia Plantation with nothing but my infrared camera can feel like a brilliant breath of fresh air!!!

Chris Explores the Charleston Charm

It’s been an honor to photograph the Attaway family for many years. When I got the chance to work with Chris individually, I jumped at the chance!

Chris is a great guy, with striking good looks, and a deep knowledge of the history and architecture of Charleston. So we decided to do our shoot in some of his favorite alleys, with their unique Charleston Charm!

Following his big sister’s footsteps, Chris is at MUSC studying to go into medicine. He hasn’t declared a specialty yet. But whatever he chooses, I know this young man is going to be AMAZING at what he does!!!

Brittainy & Nate Explore Charleston’s Hidden Alleys

Last August I received this wonderful email from a beautiful young lady named Brittainy:

“I am very interested in using you as a photographer.  I know two people that have referred you to me.  I was at the Whitney and Ryan Kalinsky wedding on Seabrook and I know Amy and Seth Zeigler.  They both say you are great and I was very impressed with you at Whitney’s wedding, working all alone yet you were there for every shot!  I did photography in high school and have done some friends weddings myself so photography is a big deal for me on my wedding day!!!”

There is NOTHING that gets an artist more energized than hearing something like this.  Needless to say, I was truly excited when they hired me and was REALLY looking forward to Brittainy & Nate’s Engagement Shoot last week.  I loved the location they picked for their shoot…loved getting to know them, laugh with them, listen to them…and loved how their images came out.  These two have something very special…a connection with each other that is hard to find these days!  I can’t WAIT to be there for them on their wedding day…