Sunday, December 3, 2017

Family Portrait Season

It's been my privilege and pleasure for the past few years to photograph this gang.  Last year there was Mum and Dad and five kids, this year we added two, new born twin boys.  To add a little more action to the mix, Mum home-schools them all (not the twins yet!)  They are seriously a great family and they said it was okay to post a couple of the photos, converted to black and white, that I had been working on.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

More Secluded Edisto Byways

I enjoyed my visit so much last weekend, that I decided to spend some more time poking around the more "tucked away" lanes on Edisto Island.  I was disappointed earlier this year when I completely missed the timing of fall color in the Blue Ridge Mountains, so this has been somewhat of an unexpected bonus.  More subtle, but very lovely, as the low country displays its fall splendor.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Edisto Charm

Spent some time with friends on Edisto Island this weekend.  This was one country lane less traveled.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Exploring our County Parks

Our County parks are a wonderful asset to the residents of Charleston, and after many years of visiting the James Island County Park, I am still discovering trails that are new to me.  There's something magical about leaving the paved, more traveled paths and padding through a soft carpet of pine needles and freshly fallen leaves.  I took these with my phone this evening, and it goes to show that beauty needs no fancy equipment.  It just is.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Johns Island Cottage for sale!

Had fun last evening shooting a most beautiful Gift Plantation property that is about to hit the real estate market.  A cottage of course it is not, but someone with means will be the fortunate recipient of these gorgeous sunset views across the marshes and creeks! 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Charleston Twilight from the Air

A few days ago I promised a couple more images from my recent twilight aerial shoot.  These were taken later in the evening as it began to get dark.  Challenging for a photographer and especially if you're not using specialized equipment such as stabilizing gyros!  Next on my list, please Santa!!  No matter, just dancing through the warm air over beautiful Charleston with the sun going down and the full moon rising in the east was an experience that will stay with me for a long time.  Thanks Kyle!  You're the bomb.
Full Moon over the Daniel Ravenel Bridge

Patriot's Point

The Hospital District, Crosstown, and the Ashley River

Kapstone Paper Mill and the Don Holt Bridge

Friday, November 10, 2017

Joe Engel

Back in August, we shot some portraits of Joe at Synagogue Emanu-El, his place of worship.  We needed a couple more for the back of the DVD cover of a production currently being finalized, covering his life including his experiences and escape from an open cattle car transporting him from one German concentration camp to another.  Drayton Hall kindly allowed us the use of their property and here are a couple of those photographs.