Headshots for HSB Law

It’s been a while since I’ve worked with Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd PA. This morning I was back at their office photographing new headshots for attorneys that have recently joined the team, as well as updated headshots for several attorneys have have been there a while.

(Nikon D5, Nikkor 70-200 f2.8 VRII, 4 SB-5000 flashes, Westcott umbrellas, Manfrotto stands, and Lenovo Yoga laptop)

Richard Surprises Stephanie with Folly Beach Proposal


It was such an honor capturing Richard’s Surprise Proposal to Stephanie on Folly Beach last evening!

This amazing couple met at Southwest College, where Stephanie played hard to get at first. But before long, her and Richard became inseparable. They’ve been best friends ever since. After 5 years together, Richard FINALLY dropped to his knee at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and asked Stephanie to be his wife. 🙂

While making plans to vacation on Folly Beach together, Stephanie thought it would be fun to schedule a couple’s session. Since Richard had already bought the ring, and was trying to think of the perfect time to pop the question, he thought this could work in his favor. Together, he and I worked out a secret phrase so that half-way through their couple’s session, he would know it was time to do his magic. Richard’s brother had joined us under the ruse of “helping hold your phones and sunglasses”. Unknown to Stephanie, he was also secretly hiding the ring! At our pre-determined time of 8:00 PM, I distracted Stephanie by asking to photograph a couple shots of her by herself…giving Richard time to get the ring from David. Richard then took Stephanie’s hand and led her down the shoreline for a little privacy. Facing her with waves gently lapping at their feet, he opened his heart and asked her to marry him. It was SO AWESOME!!!

CONGRATULATIONS Richard & Stephanie! We wish you all the best as you begin this beautiful new stage in your journey together…

Fulcrum Staffing

“Helping you hire the best talent so you can get the most leverage possible for your business.” – www.fulcrumstaffing.com
Founded in 2008 by Charleston native, and Clemson graduate, Jamiel Kadri, Fulcrum Staffing specializes in accounting and finance recruiting. The firm has built it’s reputation on a foundation of professionalism, honesty, and integrity.
It was a pleasure working with Jamiel and his awesome team to capture some new headshots and marketing photos. Many thanks to Sarah for helping coordinate everyone’s schedules, and to Kim for the kind referral!

High-Key Headshots

I had a great time this morning photographing headshots for some new team members at Bridge Commercial!

I fired an SB-5000 flash onto the white backdrop to create a super-clean high-key look. The main light consisted of 2 SB-5000 flashes firing into a 60″ Westcott umbrella. The fill light was another 60″ Westcott umbrella with 1 SB-5000 in it. I used Manfrotto supports for the camera and speedlights. The camera of choice was a D5 with 70-200 f2.8 VRII, shooting tethered to my Lenovo laptop, set at ISO 400, f5.6,  and 1/200 sec.

USTA South Carolina Hall of Fame Awards Banquet

I love tennis! My dad taught me how to play back in high-school. I was a “walk-on” at college and rose to the #2 doubles position. I photograph the Volvo Car Open (among other) professional tennis tournaments every year. And I played USTA league tennis for many years at the 4.0 and 4.5 levels.

So it was a great honor when I was asked to photograph the USTA South Carolina Awards Banquet this weekend!!!

Palmetto Community Care Headshots

I always love working with the fun, friendly, and beautiful team at Palmetto Community Care!
Like many businesses in America, Covid-19 had a substantial impact on the organization. Many employees had to start working from home. Much of the operation had to be restructured. As has happened a lot these days, some staff have moved on, opening opportunities for new team members to come on board. So we scheduled a fun photo-day to update everyone’s head-shots!
Many thanks to Brad, Kim, and Richard for all their hard work organizing everyone’s schedules. It was great to catch up with old friends…and meet so many new ones!

Fun Day at The Office

Today was a fun “Day at The Office”. Well, technically, the world is my office…HA! But today I had the privilege of photographing headshots for new team members at Bridge Commercial.  I set everything up in their lobby.  So each person just had to slip away from their desk for about 10 minutes. I always enjoy working with this wonderful company!

Headshots for First Citizens Bank

I’ve enjoyed working with First Citizens Bank for many years. They are such a great group of individuals. And we always have so much fun at our photo sessions!

Last week I photographed their Wealth Management group at the downtown office. And since I get a lot of questions about my “on-location” studio, I did a little behind-the-scenes video of the setup and how it all works.

Of course every client is different…different background, different lighting style, different posing, etc. But this is how I set up at all the First Citizens banks to keep it consistent for their branding: Savage TV Grey background, Manfrotto background stands, Manfrotto light stands, Westcott Apollo 50″ softbox main light, 3 SB-5000 speedlights in main light, Westcott 60″ umbrella as fill light, 1 SB-5000 speedlight in fill light, Manfrotto carbon fiber tripod, Nikon D5 camera, Sony XQD memory cards, Nikkor 70-200 f2.8 VRII lens, Nikon WR-R10 wireless transmitter for lights, and Lenovo Yoga laptop (tethered to camera) for proofing.

If you’re a fellow photographer looking to get ideas for your next shoot, I hope this gives you some inspiration.

If you’re a company representative looking to hire a photographer for your next photo shoot, we’d be delighted to serve you!  More information is available at:  https://chrisandcami.com/gallery/corporate/.

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Headshots during COVID-19

These are strange times we live in! But in order to keep our friends and loved ones safe, it’s important that we change with them.

Here at Chris & Cami Photography, we’ve taken steps to make sure that we are in-line with all CDC safety recommendations while on photography assignments. From cleansing hands with sanitizer before meeting clients, to wearing mouth and nose covers, to maintaining safe social-distancing with the use of telephoto lenses, we are still able to provide the high-level of quality and creativity our customers have come to expect, without being an accessory to spreading the corona virus.

If you have any special needs or requests for your photo shoot, just ask. We are back to business-as-usual and look forward to serving you!!!

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Global Ethanol Summit – Washington DC

A few months ago, I had the honor of photographing the Global Ethanol Summit at the Captial Hilton in Washington, DC.

The Summit was an invitation-only meeting for Minister level officials and senior level industry leaders, ethanol producers, and refiners across global ethanol markets. It was an engaging event with, with approximately 350 attendees, about the benefits of creating or expanding ethanol policies with a role for trade. Expanding on previous regiounal events, this year’s Summit builds on current momentum of increased global ethanol trade.

Orchestrated by the US Grains Council (USGC), the event was held over the course of two days, and packed with informative general sessions, leading keynote speakers, networking opportunities, and dedicated trade time. The Global Ethanol Summit was a great opportunity for attendees to hear from thought-leaders on the future of global ethanol use and to build partnerships with industry professionals.

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High-Key Headshots for Bridge Commercial

A few days ago I had the privilege of meeting Alex. Alex is the newest member of the amazing team of commercial real-estate agents at Bridge Commercial. He moved to Charleston a couple months ago from his home in Florida. He’s excited to be joining one of the most respected firms in Charleston, and start this new chapter in his life!

Setting up in the lobby, I set up a white backdrop and created a high-key look by lighting the fabric with a single Nikon SB-5000 flash. I then created a nice soft main light by firing 2 SB-5000 flashes into a large 60″ Westcott shoot-through umbrella just out of frame on camera left. And I added a little fill light by firing another SB-5000 flash through a second 60″ umbrella just to the right of the camera. All stands and tripods were by Manfrotto. I selected the Nikon D5 and Nikkor 70-200 f2.8 VRII to shoot with. The camera was tethered to a Lenovo Yoga laptop for instant previews so that Alex could pick out his favorite.

It was a pleasure meeting and photographing Alex. I look forward to seeing great things from this young man!