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.
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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, Charleston 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 Charleston, the Holy City is a wonderful place to explore and enjoy with friends and family.
As a family photographer in Charleston, 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.
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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.
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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.
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"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 Charleston or want great new headshots for you or your team, I'm here to help every step of the way!
Charleston looked to be a college basketball darling this season but has wavered at times. In the Colonial Championship game, UNC-Wilmington will make it tough on the Cougars — so our CBB picks are looking to the total.The Charleston Cougars will try to continue their magical season by securing an automatic NCAA Tournament bid as they take on the upset-minded North Carolina-Wilmington Seahawks in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament ...
Charleston looked to be a college basketball darling this season but has wavered at times. In the Colonial Championship game, UNC-Wilmington will make it tough on the Cougars — so our CBB picks are looking to the total.
The Charleston Cougars will try to continue their magical season by securing an automatic NCAA Tournament bid as they take on the upset-minded North Carolina-Wilmington Seahawks in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament final on Tuesday.
Charleston (30-3) has put itself in the bubble conversation for an at-large bid into March Madness but likely needs to win on Tuesday to secure its spot in the tournament. UNC Wilmington (24-9) upset the Hofstra Pride in the CAA semifinals, scoring a 79-73 win in overtime.
These two teams met twice during the regular season, with the Cougars winning both times. We’ll take a look at what those games can tell us about tonight’s matchup in our free college basketball picks and predictions for Charleston vs. UNC Wilmington on Tuesday.
Charleston has done just about everything it could to put itself in position for an NCAA Tournament bid this season. The team is more than just a gaudy record, and the Cougars might have already clinched their ticket to the big dance if they hadn’t suffered a two-game slump a month ago that saw them lose to Hofstra and Drexel by a combined five points.
Since that time, Charleston has righted the ship. The Cougars come into the CAA title game on a nine-game winning streak. The Cougars scored at least 83 points in each of their last seven regular-season contests, and have continued scoring well in the postseason, scoring 74 against the Stony Brook Seawolves and 77 against the Towson Tigers in their CAA Tournament games.
That fits into what we’ve seen from Charleston all year long. The Cougars play fast and have overwhelmed their competition, scoring 81.7 points per game. While they haven’t played the highest level of competition, they’ve consistently put up points, even scoring 86 in an early-season loss to the North Carolina Tar Heels.
UNC Wilmington isn’t quite on the same level but has played well to get to this point. The Seahawks entered the tournament as the No. 4 seed, and have beaten Drexel and Hofstra to get to the championship game.
While Wilmington has stood out due to its defense this year —allowing just 64 points per game — it has relied just as much on its offense in the CAA Tournament. The Seahawks scored 73 against Drexel and 71 in regulation before beating Hofstra in overtime.
The Cougars came out on top in the first two meetings between these teams, though by very different margins. Rather than figure out if Charleston can cover a huge spread today, I’d rather focus on the total, where the Over looks like the clear play.
In the first two meetings between these teams, they played to totals of 140 and 154. During their nine-game winning streak, Charleston has played to a total of 150 or more on six occasions and was over 140 two other times. Wilmington doesn’t play to those game big numbers but has still finished at over 140 points in six of its last eight games.
Despite this history, you can still get a total on this game as low as 140.5. That’s a number that’s far too low for this matchup. The only factor that would seem to suggest a low total is the UNC Wilmington defense, and Charleston will push it into an up-tempo game where points will be scored, just as in its last two meetings. Take the Over tonight with confidence.
My best bet: Over 140.5 (-110 at DraftKings)
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Charleston opened tonight’s game as a 9-point favorite. Money has been coming in on the Cougars, and as of noon on Tuesday, the consensus spread is now Charleston -10.
Both teams have been solid against the spread, with the Cougars being particularly strong for bettors. UNC Wilmington has a 16-13-2 ATS record on the year, while Charleston is 19-12-1 ATS.
As I suggested above, the two regular season games between these two teams played out very differently. In their most recent meeting on February 8, the Cougars scored a 93-61 blowout win at home. But when the Seahawks hosted Charleston on January 11, they managed to stay in the game, nearly completing a second-half comeback before falling 71-69.
Charleston did dominate much of that game before nearly falling apart over the last 15 minutes, and the Cougars did reestablish dominance over the Seahawks in their home matchup. Given those factors, I’d take Charleston minus the points if I had to make a pick here.
However, the neutral site makes me very wary of giving up double-digits to a team that has already hung tight against Charleston once this season. My advice is to stay away from the spread market on this game.
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The total on tonight’s game opened at 140 points, but bettors quickly realized that this number was a bit low. The consensus Over/Under is up to 140.5, but some sportsbooks have gone as high as 141.5, and I suspect the total will drift upward throughout the day.
The Over is just 5-3-1 in Charleston’s last nine games, and the Cougars haven’t hit an over in any of their last three outings. However, as I explained above, this is a bit misleading. In all but one of those games, Charleston has played to a total of well over 140, as it continues to push the pace and score at will against weaker competition in the CAA.
Meanwhile, UNC Wilmington has hit the Over in five of its last six games. While this is a team that sometimes plays low-scoring slogs, it has had trouble doing that against teams with offensive talent or those that push the pace. Charleston meets both of those criteria, and even in a surprisingly low-scoring affair in Wilmington’s building, these two teams scraped together 140 points.
That game proves that it’s not impossible for these teams to hit the Under tonight, but that’s at the very low end of reasonable results for this matchup. A more reasonable total would be several points higher, and we see bettors already pushing the total toward that range. Get in while the number is as low as possible and take the Over tonight.
The Over is 5-1 in UNC-Wilmington’s last six games overall. Find more college basketball betting trends for UNC-Wilmington vs. Charleston.
|Location:||Entertainment & Sports Arena, Washington, D.C.|
|Date:||Tuesday, March 7, 2023|
|Tip-off:||7:00 p.m. ET|
|TV:||CBS Sports Network|
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- Just one month away from the first pitch of the 2023 season, the Charleston RiverDogs announced that single-game tickets are on sale to the public beginning March 7.The RiverDogs open the season against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in Myrtle Beach, then return to Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park a few days later to take on the Columbia Fireflies in the home opener on April 11.“Coming off of back-to-back championships, I think there is a tangible excitement in the city for the start of our season,” Rive...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- Just one month away from the first pitch of the 2023 season, the Charleston RiverDogs announced that single-game tickets are on sale to the public beginning March 7.
The RiverDogs open the season against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in Myrtle Beach, then return to Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park a few days later to take on the Columbia Fireflies in the home opener on April 11.
“Coming off of back-to-back championships, I think there is a tangible excitement in the city for the start of our season,” RiverDogs President and General Manager Dave Echols said. “We have announced our promotions for the season and our fans know what to expect from the Rays as far as the on-field product is concerned. We can’t wait to welcome fans back to the ballpark in a few weeks.”
Tickets for the 66-home game schedule will be delivered electronically for the third consecutive season, the team shared Tuesday.
To get fans excited for the upcoming season, the RiverDogs also released their 2023 promotions schedule. It all kicks off with three fan giveaways during the home-opening slate.
On April 11, the first 3,000 fans through the gates will receive a magnet containing the schedule. The following day, the first 1,000 fans will receive a back-to-back concert tour themed t-shirt. Then on April 15, the first 1,500 fans will get a replica championship ring.
Additional promotions throughout the season include Judgement Day on July 25 in which the first 1,000 fans will receive a bobblehead of Aaron Judge — one of the most recognizable players in RiverDogs history.
Fans can also check out King Charlie Coronation on May 6, Charlie’s Lottery on August 19, and Dad Bod Appreciation on August 17, among others.
Ticket prices begin as low as $8 and extend up to $20 for diamond-view seats. Fans can also purchase tickets for the Segra Club which grants access to an air-conditioned interior, food, alcoholic beverages, and sweeping views of the field for $115.
The RiverDogs finished the 2022 season with a franchise record of 88 wins and took home a consecutive Carolina League championship.
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Charleston is getting its own Monopoly board, and the game designers want the Lowcountry’s input to determine what iconic landmarks will be featured as spaces.From Rainbow Row to the Pineapple Fountain to the Angel Oak tree, Top Trumps — the company that partners with Hasbro to release these special editions — is looking for some of the most prominent highlights of Charleston to replace themed squares such as Boardwalk and Park Place.Monopoly fans and Charleston fans alike will have a chance to submit their su...
Charleston is getting its own Monopoly board, and the game designers want the Lowcountry’s input to determine what iconic landmarks will be featured as spaces.
From Rainbow Row to the Pineapple Fountain to the Angel Oak tree, Top Trumps — the company that partners with Hasbro to release these special editions — is looking for some of the most prominent highlights of Charleston to replace themed squares such as Boardwalk and Park Place.
Monopoly fans and Charleston fans alike will have a chance to submit their suggestions up until April 7 by emailing them to email@example.com.
“We’re excited to feature a new part of the country we haven’t been to yet,” said Katie Hubbard, Top Trumps sales executive. “And Charleston is so historical — so much history, culture, vibrancy and color.”
Fewer than 20 North American cities have been featured as part of these local editions, said Hubbard. Among those are Corpus Christi, Texas, Napa Valley, Calif., Cambridge, Mass., and Kansas City, Mo.
“We choose places we know have local pride,” said Hubbard. “People really get excited when Monopoly cements their favorite places into their favorite board game.”
Hubbard said some megafans have vowed to travel to all the cities featured on the boards and snag the souvenir as a memento from their vacation.
She also said, though some ideas are in place, no landmarks are officially locked in just yet; there are 22 squares to fill.
“We might potentially see things like the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, which is iconic to the city skyline,” she offered. “We’re looking for what’s part of everyday life.”
There will not be a voting system, but all suggestions will be taken into account, said Hubbard. There is a lot that goes into the planning of the board, which isn’t set to be released until mid-November.
“This is the only time we’re building a Charleston edition of Monopoly, so we want to feature places that are going to continue to be Charleston landmarks for the next 20, 30, 50 years down the line,” said Hubbard.
It’s also important to note the age range of players; “8-year-olds will be playing this game,” Hubbard said.
Everything will be customized to Charleston on the board except for the four corners and game tokens, which always remain the same. Hubbard said the company is also taking suggestions for community chest and chance cards that are themed to Charleston.
“Something like, ‘You built your building taller than the tallest church steeple, so you get penalized,’ ” Hubbard offered.
Monopoly first hit shelves in 1935 and is enjoyed by more than 1 billion players in 114 countries across the globe.
I don’t have to work hard to convince my fiancé to join me for a weekend trip to visit my parents in my South Carolina hometown. For starters (and this admittedly is a biased opinion), my mom and dad are a delight to be around—but they also live in Charleston, which Southern Living readers have named The South’s Best City seve...
I don’t have to work hard to convince my fiancé to join me for a weekend trip to visit my parents in my South Carolina hometown. For starters (and this admittedly is a biased opinion), my mom and dad are a delight to be around—but they also live in Charleston, which Southern Living readers have named The South’s Best City several years running. At this point, the Holy City requires no introduction or persuasive arguments in its favor: The booming food scene, colorful historic homes, and waterfront views make the case for themselves. It’s easy to fill a weekend itinerary there, and I’m never able to hit all my favorite spots in just one trip. Here are the places that land on my Charleston bucket list whenever I’m home, from the lauded, well-known destinations to the ones that fly a bit further under the radar.
The worst kept secret in the city is hands-down my favorite restaurant to take visitors, especially first-timers. For me, no other place in town captures so well the relaxed ease that seems woven into Charleston’s very DNA. Housed in an old garage and outfitted with warm wooden tables and an art collection that feels like it was passed down from generation to generation until it landed here, Leon’s is the kind of place that feels like it’s always been part of the Charleston dining landscape—a triumph considering it’s a relative newcomer, opened in 2014. Fried chicken and oysters may be the main draws on the menu, but don’t miss the scalloped potatoes either.
The two-and-a-half mile cable-stayed crossing between downtown Charleston and the suburb of Mount Pleasant is a scenic place to break a sweat. Climb the hilly spans on the protected pedestrian path, and stop at the top to catch your breath and score a bird’s-eye view of the sparkling Cooper River and downtown Charleston, including the many steeples that earned my hometown its Holy City moniker.
In a destination filled with Instagram-worthy diners and boutique-y brunch spots, this casual, teetering-on-unbothered, harborfront joint isn’t appearing in the curated pages of luxury travel magazines. But at breakfast time, its familiar siren call beckons locals in droves. Here, you can count on a well-poached egg, plenty of salt in your grits, and silver dollar pancakes that’ll please even the pickiest tiny eater.
When there’s a special occasion to be celebrated in my family, our go-to spot for finding meaningful, heirloom-worthy gifts is this century-old shop on King Street that’s helmed by the third and fourth generations of the same family. Beyond curating an incredible assortment of new and estate jewelry and silver, they also carry the Goldbug Collection, a cheeky, more approachable line of pieces designed in-house and inspired by the city.
Just steps off the beaten path in an old Single House, this Charleston institution (it celebrated 20 years in 2022) serves up a thoughtful medley of flavors in homey surrounds. For a true Holy City experience, snag a table on the porch, and start with an order of the fried green tomatoes, which come topped with sheep’s milk feta, smoked tomato caramel, and pork belly croutons so good that my dad’s been known to order a side dish of just those.
Only a few miles from downtown, James Island is largely residential without much draw for tourists. It’s where I grew up, and we spent many a low-tide afternoon hunting for sharks’ teeth on the little beach at a place we called Sunset Park. (I’ve since learned that many other locals refer to it as Sunrise Park. Tomato, to-mah-to, I suppose.) For a true locals-only experience, head to the city-owned waterfront spot, where you can picnic with panoramic views of downtown Charleston and Mount Pleasant or cast a line off the 190-foot fishing pier.
For a quintessential Lowcountry beach day, there’s no stretch of sand more alluring than the pristine shore of Sullivan’s Island, a small barrier island ten miles from downtown Charleston. There’s not a trace of touristy kitsch in this bitty beach town, where historic homes line oak-shaded streets and storybook cottages invite passersby to stop and smell rose-wrapped trellises.
Tucked in an historic house on a hidden away street, you likely wouldn’t just happen upon this neighborhood eatery that feels like a mini escape to Europe, and that’s half the charm. The cozy surrounds are elevated but inviting, and the handwritten menu of seasonally driven dishes changes daily. It’s fortunate, too, that the menu is so tiny (two appetizers, two mains, two desserts), as it provides a good excuse to order one of each.
Even after nearly eight years in Birmingham, Alabama, there's one thing I still can't stomach: Gulf shrimp. I'll take South Carolina's small crustaceans any day over the rubbery monstrosities they've tried to talk me into eating here. So when I'm home, there's only one place to load up on the good stuff, and that's Bowens Island, a nearly 80-year-old family-owned restaurant perched in a few ramshackle structures on the river. Order a fried shrimp platter with hushpuppies and slaw, or go for the Frogmore Stew (for the uninitiated, that's a shrimp boil), a drool-worthy combination of boiled shrimp, potatoes, corn, and sausage.
NORTH CHARLESTON — The former Charleston Naval Base is the focal point for one of the nation’s most prestigious urban planning competitions.Four teams of graduate students from Harvard University, University of Virginia and University of California, Berkeley, have been selected as finalists for the Urban Land Institute’s Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition.The contest invited students to create a vision for a mixed-income, mixed-use community on the former federal complex, which shuttered in 1996....
NORTH CHARLESTON — The former Charleston Naval Base is the focal point for one of the nation’s most prestigious urban planning competitions.
Four teams of graduate students from Harvard University, University of Virginia and University of California, Berkeley, have been selected as finalists for the Urban Land Institute’s Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition.
The contest invited students to create a vision for a mixed-income, mixed-use community on the former federal complex, which shuttered in 1996.
Housing affordability, equity, food access, sustainability and flood resiliency are some of the concepts found in the Navy base plans designed by graduate-level students at some of the nation’s top universities. The plans focus on the northern end of the base, between Park Circle and Noisette Creek.
The city has worked to revitalize the former base since its closure. North Charleston’s most recent plans for the northern end of the base call for condos, commercial space and recreational amenities in a project dubbed Battery Park. The 70-acre development will rest at the foot of the new pedestrian foot bridge, which stretches across Noisette Creek.
Even though North Charleston has its own plans for the base, the city believes the ULI competition will be insightful and offer up some good ideas for the space, city spokesman Ryan Johnson said.
The four project finalists are:
“This year’s competition challenged students to address the most pressing development issues in North Charleston, which strongly resemble those facing cities across the country,” said ULI Hines Student Competition jury chair Geeti Silwal with San Francisco-based Perkins & Will.
The teams will pitch their plans April 6 before a panel of jurors. The winning group will receive $50,000 and each of the remaining three finalists will receive $10,000.
North Charleston’s work on the old base is ongoing. The city released in late January a request for proposal for the site as it seeks a master developer who could work with the city to help create the high-density project.
City officials are also looking at fixing the area’s zoning regulations to prepare for new development. The city’s Public Safety Committee recently gave initial approval for the creation of the Navy Base Redevelopment District, replacing the out-of-date Noisette overlay district. The new district encourages density, walkability and affordability.
Farther north on the base, private developers are planning 1.2 million square feet of new offices, residences, shops and restaurants across 1.2 million square feet in a plan known as Navy Yard Charleston.