We've all heard the expression "a picture is worth a thousand words". And photos really are a special way to help tell the story of our lives - who we are and what's important to us.
And, of course, some images speak to us more strongly than others. More often than not we love a photo not so much because it shows us how we look but because it captures a very human element that is hard to express in words an authentic connection with those we love or with ourselves and how we show up or want to be seen in the world.
Whether you're looking to capture someone's attention with a professional headshot or want to commemorate the beautiful connection with your partner or family, I can help.
My name is Adam Chandler, and as a professional photographer in Bluffton, SC. I truly find joy and fulfillment in the work I do. I love the adventure of photography and I continually immerse myself in learning and exploring how to improve my craft which includes learning new ways to connect with and capture my subjects. I truly understand that, for many people (if not most), even the idea of having your picture taken can cause a good bit of discomfort and anxiety. That's why I place so much importance on putting my subjects at ease while also really listening to any concerns or wants they have for their session.
I draw upon my technical knowledge of photography, my ability to connect with people, and my creativity to produce beautifully memorable photos for my clients. I believe that my unique creative vision and many years of experience combined with the way I strive to give my clients the most enjoyable experience possible sets me apart from some of the other great photographers in Bluffton.
The importance of family is hard to overstate. From children to grandparents to nieces and nephews, families and the family dynamic can grow and change before you know it, with many beautiful milestones taking place along the way.
I think that one of the best ways to remember some of these important moments of togetherness is with a fun family photo session.
I absolutely love photographing families and, while no two families are the same, I always strive to give each session my all in order to best connect with and capture the uniqueness of each family. Even though each session is somewhat different, I approach each one with the same goal: to capture the distinct personality, affection, and energy of each family in order to provide authentic, engaging pictures and a joyful experience.
Whether you have a toddler that you want to celebrate or have grandparents in town for a visit, Bluffton is an amazing city for family photography. There are so many locations in the Lowcountry that make for great family photography backdrops:
Whatever location you choose for family photography in Bluffton, the Holy City is a wonderful place to explore and enjoy with friends and family.
As a family photographer in Bluffton, one of the reasons why I love working with families so much (in addition to getting to meet some really awesome people) is the opportunity to combine my creativity with my ever-evolving technical skill. I also gladly accommodate the style preferences my clients are looking for - be it more traditional, posed images, or candid, playful pictures.
I use a clear yet relaxed style of direction to get you and your family engaged in our photography session, to help get authentic expressions that really show the unique dynamic and relationships of each family.
Here are just a few reasons why families choose Adam Chandler Photography for their family portraits:
A great headshot shows you at your best - whether you want to impress a prospective employer or need professional photography for your website. In today's digitally-intensive society, having a professional headshot or portrait of you or your team that stands out for all the right reasons is becoming a necessity. It's no surprise, then, that headshots and portraits are among the most popular genres of photography.
Headshots can be tricky, mostly because many (if not most) people don't like being in front of the camera (trust me, I totally get that). I know that for some clients, it can be hard to know what to do, what to wear or how to relax enough to let their authentic selves come through so that they can end up with a professional photo or headshot that inspires authenticity and confidence.
Fortunately, I have years of experience taking professional headshots of all types of people. No matter what your comfort level is with having your picture taken, I pride myself on being able to create the conditions necessary to help capture my clients as you want to be seen. Through lighting, posing and direct yet relaxed interaction I'll help guide you to great photos that youâll be proud to showcase and share with others.
A professional headshot or portrait is an investment into your personal brand, and here is why:
Being a great photographer means more than owning fancy equipment. While having expensive gear can be quite helpful, the real test of a professional, for me, has a lot more to do with being able to draw upon my deep understanding of the craft of photography so that I can focus more on connecting with and beautifully capturing my subjects without getting bogged down in figuring out the technical side of things. It's taken me many years to get where I am and I'm always striving to improve in order to continue to deliver the best pictures and most enjoyable experience possible for my clients.
Clients choose Adam Chandler Photography because my experience shows and they trust me to always give them the results and experience that they're looking for. Here are just a few qualities that my clients appreciate:
"As I hope you can tell by looking at my work, I really love my job. And most of all I love the people I get to meet and work with. I'd be honored and delighted to be chosen for your photography needs."Adam Chandler
One of my favorite things to do is to talk to clients about what they're looking for and how I can serve them. If you are in need of professional photography, let's talk today about what you have in mind. Whether you're looking for family or couples' photography in Bluffton or want great new headshots for you or your team, I'm here to help every step of the way!
Bluffton, SC – Holliday Home Improvements, a Bluffton-based windows and door replacement company, has made it easy for South Carolina homeowners to access Sunrise Windows.Sunrise Windows & Doors is a trustworthy brand solely distributed by Holliday Home Improvements in SC. They are best known in the industry for their energy-efficient windows, ranging from casement windows, hopper windows, bay windows, and sliding windows. In addition, their windows are EN...
Bluffton, SC – Holliday Home Improvements, a Bluffton-based windows and door replacement company, has made it easy for South Carolina homeowners to access Sunrise Windows.
Sunrise Windows & Doors is a trustworthy brand solely distributed by Holliday Home Improvements in SC. They are best known in the industry for their energy-efficient windows, ranging from casement windows, hopper windows, bay windows, and sliding windows. In addition, their windows are ENERGY STAR certified, which means they are verified and licensed to have met the standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency.
To ensure superior performance and efficiency, all Sunrise Windows are custom-designed professionally by craftsmen using responsibly sourced materials, recycling vinyl and aluminum scrap. Sunrise Windows, likewise, provides up-to-date craftsmanship using the most innovative technology.
Holliday Home Improvements also assures that Sunrise Windows are all made of superior materials. Customers can easily select the best option for their home through Sunrise Window’s collection of pictures, geometric shapes, and types. They also have brochures, videos, and photo galleries where clients can view what suits their needs.
Furthermore, Holliday Home Improvements assures to bring Sunrise Windows and Doors to its clientele in SC. With its direct partnership with Sunrise Windows and Doors, Holliday Home Improvements can offer high-grade replacement windows cost-effectively.
Buying direct provides Holliday Home Improvements an edge over the competition since they don’t have to pay a distributor’s markup and get better support from the manufacturer. Besides Sunrise Windows and Doors, Holliday Home Improvements is also an exclusive dealer for Provia Windows and Doors and Soft-lite Windows and Doors.
The owners of Holliday Home Improvements also place great value on customer service. Holliday Home Improvements strives continually to raise customer satisfaction using innovative approaches and technology. It is their commitment to provide responsive service to SC clients. In addition, they offer a free, no-obligation quotation so clients can choose the best option for their next project.
Holliday Home Improvements is committed to offering affordable replacement windows and doors in Hilton Head and Bluffton. They also offer a warranty on labor and materials by using certified installation techniques and quality materials.
To learn how simple it is to replace windows and doors at home, interested parties may call on the help of Holliday Home Improvements. They may be reached in their Bluffton, SC office at (843) 689-2140 or (912) 547-2484 in Savannah, GA. Holliday Home Improvements is located at 138 Burnt Church Road, Suite I, Bluffton, SC.
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Holliday Home Improvements Jason Holliday (843) 689-2140 firstname.lastname@example.org 138 Burnt Church Road Suite I Bluffton, SC 29910
Serena and Lily, the upscale home decor and furniture brand that is the epitome of the “Coastal Grandmother” trend, has opened a temporary outlet in Bluffton’s Tanger Outlets 1.The store features premium product samples, second-quality and first-quality overstock items.“We are not a factory store, and nothing is specifically made for outlet sale,” Elizabeth Ramirez, senior director of invento...
Serena and Lily, the upscale home decor and furniture brand that is the epitome of the “Coastal Grandmother” trend, has opened a temporary outlet in Bluffton’s Tanger Outlets 1.
The store features premium product samples, second-quality and first-quality overstock items.
“We are not a factory store, and nothing is specifically made for outlet sale,” Elizabeth Ramirez, senior director of inventory control and outlet operations for the California-based Serena and Lily, said in an emailed statement.
She said the Hilton Head area was chosen for the outlet because the community and business share “a casual-yet-sophisticated aesthetic.”
On a recent day, the 5,200-square-foot Bluffton store was lined with racks of stacked sheet sets, duvets and blankets; pillows and shams; towels, and rolls of wallpaper.
The center of the store was dotted with rattan chairs that are a signature of Serena and Lily, lighting fixtures and pendants made from natural materials, and other indoor and outdoor furniture in neutral shades.
Pricing, while always at a discount, Ramirez said, is not a predetermined percentage. The price of an item will vary based on condition.
For example, a king-sized sheet set that sells for $398 on the Serena and Lily website was priced at $125 in the outlet. A teak beach chair that normally sells for $298 was marked $149.
All sales at the outlet store are final; no returns or refunds will be given. Payment is by credit card only, according to the store’s policies.
The outlet is one of only three Serena and Lily outlet locations and the only one on the East Coast. The others are in Berkeley, California, and Vacaville, California. The Serena and Lily Design Shop closest to the Lowcountry is in Atlanta.
The location in Bluffton will be open at least through January.
“There is potential for the pop-up to become a permanent outlet location,” Ramirez said.
What: Serena and Lily Outlet
Where: 1254 Fording Island Road, Suite 210, Bluffton SC 29910 (in Tanger Outlets 1 next to Jockey)
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
BLUFFTON, S.C. (WSAV) — Affordable and workforce housing has been the talk of the Lowcountry for years.Now, one local town isn’t just talking about it, they are acting.The Town of Bluffton and the developer, Workforce State of Mind, LLC, have partnered to build at least a dozen housing units at 1095 May River Road.“It means that no matter what your economic status is, Bluffton can be your home,” said Bluffton Town Councilman Fred Hamilton.The Town bought the 1.78-acre site in 2018 and is jo...
BLUFFTON, S.C. (WSAV) — Affordable and workforce housing has been the talk of the Lowcountry for years.
Now, one local town isn’t just talking about it, they are acting.
The Town of Bluffton and the developer, Workforce State of Mind, LLC, have partnered to build at least a dozen housing units at 1095 May River Road.
“It means that no matter what your economic status is, Bluffton can be your home,” said Bluffton Town Councilman Fred Hamilton.
The Town bought the 1.78-acre site in 2018 and is joining forces in a private/public partnership with the builder to keep the units at an affordable price point.
“We are past the tipping point. It is so needed now,” said State Rep. Bill Herbkersman, a managing member of Workforce State of Mind.
The May River Road housing project is the town’s first affordable housing project via a public-private partnership and its second affordable housing development.
Town Manager Stephen Steese said this is just the first step for the town to address its workforce housing crisis.
“The project has been years in the making,” Steese said. “It began in 2018 when the town purchased 1095 May River Road for $263,000 to reserve it for affordable housing,” Steese said. “The request for proposals for a development partner was issued in 2020, and the town signed the partnership in August 2022 and construction will begin once the design phase is complete.”
The town will donate the land and reimburse the developer for the planning, permitting, design and infrastructure costs to reduce the overall cost of the homes.
The new neighborhood will be comprised of at least a dozen attached single-family homes which must be occupied by the owner. They are not available for rent.
The neighborhood will be protected by a 30-year affordability covenant, which means these homes will be affordable and reserved for those who are income-qualified, regardless of current market values, for three decades.
Four units will be available to families whose household income is less than 60% of Beaufort County’s Area Median Income (AMI), four units will be available to households whose income is less than 80% (AMI) and the last third of the units will be available to households whose incomes are less than 100% of AMI. Specific income ranges for each category are listed below.
“Four of the 12 units will be at 60% of area median income, 4 will be at 80%, and 4 at 100% of area median income,” Streese said.
“Town Council has prioritized researching affordable housing initiatives for years,” Mayor Lisa Sulka said. “I am proud town leaders took a strong step forward and signed a partnership to put these decade-long discussions into action. It is a complex issue, and it takes political courage to keep going among the surge of economic pushbacks.”
“The Town is putting decades of conversations and brainstorming into action and backing it up with an initial half-million-dollar investment in the project,” said Town Councilman Fred Hamilton, the Chairman of the Town’s Affordable Housing Committee. “While this project won’t solve the issue in its entirety, it is a definite step forward and will solve this problem for at least a dozen families. The town will pursue additional projects to continually address this issue.”
“To find a local builder, they are using local architects and engineers, and hopefully local builders. Because they care, they understand the need in this community and they understand it is something that is needed and it will make their community better,” said Streese.
Matt Lyle, a managing member of Workforce State of Mind, said he is pleased to use his spectrum of expertise in the building industry to develop a neighborhood that will help families afford a house in Bluffton.
“Throughout my career, I’ve had the opportunity to build everything from charitable housing in developing nations to luxury real estate in our community,” Lyle said. “I am proud to be a part of a project which will bring home ownership to Bluffton residents who may have thought it was out of reach.”
“It’s the American dream to move into a house and then move into a bigger house and bigger house and bigger house and this is exactly what this starts,” said Herbkersman.
With nearly 8,000 affordable homes needed in Beaufort County alone, the time is now to not just study the problem, but start fixing it, according to Herbkersman.
“We must do what we can, where we are, and with what we have to solve a local, statewide and national affordable housing deficit,” Herbkersman said. “I am optimistic this project can be a template for other municipalities and private developers to work together to help residents live in the same town in which they work.
“We’ve been talking about it,” said Hamilton. “We’ve been saying this is important but we haven’t put the effort to make it come to fruition and now is the time.”
The next step is to finish designing the project. Once the design is complete, site work and construction are estimated to take about two years. A more detailed schedule of timelines will evolve as the project progresses.
This article is part of our latest special report on International Golf Homes.When it comes to second homes and golf communities, South Street Partners has more than a dozen years of experience under its belt, riding the industry through economic ups and downs and the increased popularity of drive-to developments in...
This article is part of our latest special report on International Golf Homes.
When it comes to second homes and golf communities, South Street Partners has more than a dozen years of experience under its belt, riding the industry through economic ups and downs and the increased popularity of drive-to developments in the wake of Covid-19.
South Street, a private equity development firm based in Charlotte, N.C., and Charleston, S.C., has scored major acquisitions of the Kiawah Island Club in South Carolina and its two golf courses; Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, S.C.; and the Cliffs development, which is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains and has seven separate communities in South Carolina and North Carolina.
With $1 billion in assets, the company’s strategy has been to primarily focus on the southeastern United States, which has experienced sustained population growth partly because of the migration of families and older adults to warmer climates.
Prices start around $2 million in their suite of developments, and Chris Randolph, a partner, says South Street is seeing no slowdown. In the coming year, South Street is building new homes at Kiawah and the Cliffs developments in South Carolina, particularly around Lake Keowee, and in Palmetto Bluff.
Golf remains, depending on where you live, a popular — and lucrative — attraction, so South Street is planning two new courses at Palmetto Bluff in the coming years: a nine-hole short course by King-Collins (architects of the Sweetens Cove course outside Chattanooga, Tenn., which has attracted investors like Peyton Manning); and another course at a private club.
At Kiawah, where Covid increased golf demand and drove up home prices, Beau Welling, Tiger Woods’ design partner, will work on a new course with a residential component. South Street plans to put a considerable amount of land into a conservation easement.
Mr. Randolph spoke about his firm’s investment plans and residential golf developments. The following conversation has been condensed and edited.
South Street just raised its first discretionary fund of $225 million. What does the fund allow you to do for the future, and how will it affect your existing portfolio of properties?
This is the first discretionary fund in South Street’s history and allows us to be more acquisitive of new properties while continuing to work with our legacy investment partners in the private equity and hedge fund space. At the same time, it will also allow us to do deals entirely on our own, to the extent we would like to do that.
As for existing properties, we will use the fund to make improvements at Palmetto Bluff, where we’re building a short course and a regulation 18-hole course, and Kiawah, where we will build a new 18-hole course, as well as other amenities and development activities.
How will you handle the golf real estate at both Kiawah and Palmetto Bluff? Has anything changed about how South Street views residential golf communities?
We may have a bit of a novel approach in that we’re not necessarily layering in real estate directly on the golf course. We want to create the best golf experience possible. From our perspective, that means what I would call a core golf course with little to no real estate impacting the golf experience.
Our theory is that if you create an incredible world-class golf experience, just the proximity of homes to that course will yield higher prices than a traditional fairway-lined real estate golf course development.
When you talk about giving the architects the best land, how much of that is member/customer-driven, and how much of that might be attributed to the average golfer’s growing understanding of what a good golf experience entails?
I think it’s both. We think the golf consumer has gotten far more sophisticated in terms of what they expect. To deliver on that, we need to find the best land for the best golf.
I used the term novel earlier, and I think it is probably still considered a little bit of a novel approach in our industry to not try and really integrate a ton of real estate on the golf frontage.
Another factor that’s driving this for us is that, at Kiawah, we actually see premiums for lots and homes on the parks that we’ve developed versus golf courses. The theory there is that people, especially young families, will pay more for frontage on a park they can access 24 hours a day versus a golf course where you really are only getting out there before and after the golfers play.
South Street has really made a push into offering turnkey homes at its properties. This seems to follow an industry trend. Is that consumer-driven, or simply the best way to maximize profit?
It’s very much consumer-driven and probably the biggest change to our industry, meaning high-end second-home communities. Fifteen years ago, the product of choice was the estate lots where you buy a lot, find an architect, find a builder, find a landscape architect and manage that all yourself.
Through the downturn of 2008 to 2010, people started taking a different approach, where they weren’t necessarily interested in taking on a project of that type. They still wanted a second home, but they were willing to trade some of the customization for a turnkey product that checked probably 90 percent of their boxes.
If you look at our home building activity, we are now the largest home builder at Kiawah and the largest home builder at the Cliffs. We will soon be the largest at Palmetto Bluff, because we believe fully in that strategy of delivering a finished product and doing so with scale and efficiency.
On Lake Keowee [at the Cliffs], we just set a record with a purchase price of $6.3 million. We designed it, built it and did the interiors, all the way down to the forks and knives in the drawers.
To that point, what are other major developments you’ve noticed in the last 10 years, and where do you foresee things going in the next five years?
As we enter into whatever this recessionary — whether it’s deep, shallow, long or short — environment, we’re going to be very conscious of what that means for our buyers.
The good news is we’ve got a very long-term outlook at all of our projects of 10-plus years, if not more. So, we don’t concern ourselves too much with slowdowns in the market in terms of our business plan, but we also want to be conscious of overdeveloping during a time when sales might not be there.
So, we’ll continue to build our amenities. We’ll continue to build the clustered neighborhoods around those amenities. Maybe we’ll scale back a little bit on some of the larger spec homes, but I don’t think it changes our business plan much at all, if any.
One thing we know is that you can’t rinse and repeat. That might have worked in another time, in different cycles. We’ve got to create unique products and, more than anything, we have to deliver the best product possible from both a club and resort experience.
At the end of the day, that’s what people are buying: the private club experience we can offer. The home is important, but you’re buying a lifestyle. Our buyers have worked a long time to have the ability to buy into these communities. The service, amenities and experience we offer need to be just world class.
Okatie, SC – Bluffton-based Nonna Rosa Italian Restaurant shares the most authentic Italian cuisine everyone should try.The Italian Restaurant Near Me has been offering a menu passed down from generation to generation. Peppe Gialone, Nonna Rosa Italian Restaurant’s Chef and owner, says their recipe originally came from his grandmother. After that, the recipe was passed down through gen...
Okatie, SC – Bluffton-based Nonna Rosa Italian Restaurant shares the most authentic Italian cuisine everyone should try.
The Italian Restaurant Near Me has been offering a menu passed down from generation to generation. Peppe Gialone, Nonna Rosa Italian Restaurant’s Chef and owner, says their recipe originally came from his grandmother. After that, the recipe was passed down through generations, each adding a unique technique and variation. Nonna Rosa Italian Restaurant to South Carolina, which originated in a small town in Pozzuoli, located on the southern coast of Italy.
Nonna Rosa, he wants to share the beautiful memories of his family, who have a shared love for food and cooking. One should not miss from Nonna Rosa Italian Restaurant’s menu is their veal dishes. They have Veal Picatta – fresh veal pounded thin, sautéed with capers and artichokes in a lemon sauce. For those who prefer a richer flavor, We highly recommend our Veal Saltimbocca – fresh veal loin pounded thin, sautéed in a white wine browned butter sauce, and topped with prosciutto, spinach, and mozzarella.
The Italian Chef also recommends classic pasta dishes. They have Pappardelle Bolognese on the menu. This is an original Italian recipe for meat lovers, a slow-cooked sauce over pappardelle pasta. Another excellent option from the popular Italian restaurant is the Spaghetti Vongole made of Mediterranean littleneck clams sautéed with fresh garlic and cherry tomatoes in a delicious white wine sauce.
The Calamari Nonna Rosa—calamari sauteed with capers, garlic, and kalamata olives in a spicy red sauce—is also a must-try when visiting the Bluffton, SC Italian Restaurant. Those who love Italian food should not miss their dessert, either. Nonna Rosa Italian Restaurant has its own homemade version of Tiramisu, made with Italian mascarpone cheese, imported ladyfingers, and espresso. They also have profiteroles, a pastry ball with whipped cream. Additionally, they have limoncello cake, a lemon layer cake with mascarpone cheese filling for a bit of zest.
No matter what dish diners try, there is a perfect wine to complement it; Nonna Rosa has a selection of wines from different regions in Italy, such as Tuscany, Lombardy, Sicily, and Veneto, to serve. To try these dishes and check the wine selection of Nonna Rosa Italian Restaurant, customers may visit their website at https://nonnarosabluffton.com/.
Customers may reserve a table at the Okatie SC Italian Restaurant by calling (843) 707-1750 or emailing email@example.com. Nonna Rosa Italian Restaurant is located at 198 Okatie Village Drive, Suite 105, Okatie, SC 29909.
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Nonna Rosa Chef Peppe 843-707-1750 firstname.lastname@example.org 198 Okatie Village Dr Ste. 105 Okatie, SC 29909