Headshots for Bridge Commercial

It was a dreary day outside…steady rain for hours. But I had a fun time inside with some very cheerful clients!

Setting up a white high-key backdrop, a Nikon Z9, and several speedlights, I had a great time photographing several new members to the Bridge Commercial Real Estate team! Photos were transmitted instantly to my laptop, where they got to pick out their favorites.

Many thanks to Kennedy for always being so organized, and for getting everyone’s schedules lined up!

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.

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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Leadership Luncheon at Hotel Bennett

I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors over the years! They are such a great group of people…always professional, kind, and fun to work with!!!

Once again, I had the pleasure of photographing their annual Leadership Luncheon. This year was held at a new location…the beautiful Hotel Bennett in downtown Charleston! I’ve photographed other events at this new hotel at the corner of Marion Square. So I knew what a picturesque venue it was. But I was blown away by the gorgeous Christmas decorations!!!

The Leadership Luncheon went perfectly. With great food, a wonderful keynote speaker, and all kind of honors and accolades bestowed on various members, it was a truly a memorable event!

The Scott Family at Christ Our King

Last evening was some of the prettiest fall weather we’ve had all year. It was absolutely perfect for the Scott Family’s portrait session at Christ Our King Catholic Church!

I met up with The Scott’s at their church, just as the sun was starting to turn that perfect warm golden color. Taking advantage of the picturesque gardens behind the church, we found tons of great backdrops, and photographed a wonderful variety of fun portraits for them. Their three girls were absolutely ADORABLE!!! And the addition of their grandparents, who were down here visiting from Connecticut, made it even more special.

Many thanks to Beth for all her hard work in coordinating everyone’s busy schedules! 🙂

Headshots for Atlas Executive Consulting

Last week I had the honor and privilege of photographing new headshots for the Atlas Executive Consulting location in Charleston. They had a very specific high-key lighting style, which they wanted me to match from what they were doing at the corporate office in San Diego. Everything came out perfect. We all had great fun working together. And corporate was very pleased with the results!

Cocktails for Community

Every fall, the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors hosts “Cocktails for Cummunity”, a fabulous fund raiser to help support the Realtors Housing Opportunities Fund.

The RHOF is an endowed fund created by the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors supporting non-profit organizations to make a positive difference in the local community. RHOF’s giving mission is three-pronged: the repair or rehabilitation of low-to-moderate income housing, creation of new affordable housing, and education to encourage responsible homeownership. To date, RHOF has provided OVER $1 million in funding to Lowcountry nonprofits!

It was my pleasure to photograph this wonderful event again this year!