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 â 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 Isle of Palms, 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 Isle of Palms.
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, Isle of Palms is an amazing city for family photography. There are so many locations in the Lowcountry that make for great family photography backdrops:
Historical Sites - The Battery/Whitepoint Gardens, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Boone Hall, Fort Sumter, Middleton Place, Morris Island Lighthouse Whatever location you choose for family photography in Isle of Palms, the Holy City is a wonderful place to explore and enjoy with friends and family.
As a family photographer in Isle of Palms, 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 Isle of Palms or want great new headshots for you or your team, I'm here to help every step of the way!
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority will resume its Beach Reach Shuttle service later this month.The agency announced Wednesday the free seasonal park-and-ride shuttle that provides a connection between Mount Pleasant and the Isle of Palms, will relaunch on May 28.The service will operate on Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 5, as well as on Memorial, Independence and Labor Days.“We work hard at CARTA to make sure we’re providing a cost-effective and efficient way...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority will resume its Beach Reach Shuttle service later this month.
The agency announced Wednesday the free seasonal park-and-ride shuttle that provides a connection between Mount Pleasant and the Isle of Palms, will relaunch on May 28.
The service will operate on Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 5, as well as on Memorial, Independence and Labor Days.
“We work hard at CARTA to make sure we’re providing a cost-effective and efficient way of getting people where they need to go – and, in the summer months, that includes the beach,” CARTA Board of Directors Chairman Mike Seekings said. “Thanks to our Isle of Palms, Mount Pleasant and Towne Centre partners, we’re able to once again make that happen, and we look forward to re-introducing our riders to the Beach Reach Shuttle.”
Each Saturday, the shuttle will run every hour from 9:15 a.m. (first departure from Towne Centre) to 5:30 p.m. (final departure from Isle of Palms). On Sundays, in order to improve efficiency and ease necessary transfers, the shuttle will run every hour from 9:40 a.m. to 5:55 p.m.
“The Town of Mount Pleasant is proud to stand alongside CARTA, Isle of Palms and our very own Towne Centre to bring the Beach Reach Shuttle back into service,” Town of Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie said. “I hope folks throughout our community and beyond will join us in taking advantage of this exciting opportunity to make the most of this summer.”
“This has been a team effort in the truest sense of the term, and we’re glad to be working alongside our remarkable partners to increase beach access and share the beauty of the Isle of Palms shoreline this summer,” City of Isle of Palms Mayor Philip Pounds said.
Riders should plan to arrive at least five minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
Beach Reach riders will be able to board the shuttle at stop No. 715, behind the Belk Men’s store in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, and disembark at 9th Avenue and Ocean Boulevard, adjacent to the Isle of Palms beach access.
CARTA provided the following rules for the shuttle service:
Full route details and bus tracking can be found in the Transit App, which is available for download in the Apple and Google Play stores. Riders can also view traffic conditions and municipal information for all area beaches via the Beach Reach app, which is also available for Apple and Google smartphones.
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ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCIV) — Learn where you can park during your beach visit to Isle of Palms!Paid ParkingPaid parking on Isle of Palms is enforced between March 1 and Oct. 31 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.The City operates two parking lots near Front Beach on Pavilion Drive. The lots are managed by automated parking kiosks. The daily rate is $10 Monday through Friday and $15 on weekends and holidays. After 4 p.m., motorists can pay an hourly rate of $2. Leave your ticket on your vehicle's dash to avoid...
ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCIV) — Learn where you can park during your beach visit to Isle of Palms!
Paid parking on Isle of Palms is enforced between March 1 and Oct. 31 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
The City operates two parking lots near Front Beach on Pavilion Drive. The lots are managed by automated parking kiosks. The daily rate is $10 Monday through Friday and $15 on weekends and holidays. After 4 p.m., motorists can pay an hourly rate of $2. Leave your ticket on your vehicle's dash to avoid a $50 parking violation.
Visitors can also park at the meters along Ocean Boulevard near Front Beach between 10th and 14th Avenues. Park in any open space and pay at the kiosk closest to you. The hourly rate is $2.50. Be sure to leave your ticket on your vehicle's dash.
Guests can also park at Isle of Palms County Park, where rates will vary based on the time of the year and vehicle.
The City regulates parking along the public rights-of-way between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Visitors are allowed to park on any road right-of-way within the Beach Parking District unless a "no parking" sign indicates otherwise. All four wheels of each parked vehicle must be off the road and vehicles cannot block beach access paths.
Vehicles parked on the ocean side of Palm Boulevard between 21st and 40th Avenue must parallel park at least four feet off the pavement. Double parking on the passenger side of a vehicle that is parked parallel is not allowed. For those parking on the land side of the roadway, vehicles must be at an angle in the marked spaces. Motorists must also not block driveways or mailboxes.
There is no permit requirement or parking fee to park along the public rights-of-way in the following locations:
Visitors in need of handicap parking can find spaces in the County Park at no charge, the Municipal Parking Lot on Pavilion Drive, on 9th Avenue, at the Front Beach Restrooms, on 21st Avenue and on 42nd Avenue. There is also free handicap parking available in the Municipal Parking Lot behind the Public Safety Building.
The City of Isle of Palms offers free beach wheelchairs on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations are taken for the program, and a copy of the user's license and credit card will be made.
To pick up a wheelchair, fill out a rental form and bring it to the second floor of the Public Safety Building, located at 30 J.C. Long Boulevard. Rentals must be returned by 8 p.m. the day of the rental.
Trucks or trailers greater than 20 feet cannot be parked along the public rights-of-way for more than one hour or as long as it takes to load or unload materials. There is an exception for the public right-of-way of 41st Avenue between Waterway Boulevard and the terminus of 41st Avenue for vehicles with attached boat trailers and a valid Resident Parking Permit.
For additional parking details, as well as more information for residents, click here.
When it comes to resorts, South Carolina does it right. Whether you're looking to relax at a luxurious spa, stroll a sandy beachfront, or sit down to memorable meals, there's a resort in the Palmetto State with your name on it. Browse the amenities at these properties, and find what speaks to you. (There's plenty to choose from at each and every one.) The next step is booking a stay, packing your gear, and—finally—setting out on an ad...
When it comes to resorts, South Carolina does it right. Whether you're looking to relax at a luxurious spa, stroll a sandy beachfront, or sit down to memorable meals, there's a resort in the Palmetto State with your name on it. Browse the amenities at these properties, and find what speaks to you. (There's plenty to choose from at each and every one.) The next step is booking a stay, packing your gear, and—finally—setting out on an adventure to a resort that feels like an oasis, whether it's a home away from home or just a break from the day to day. Rent bikes and pedal the sands. Order room service and enjoy the view from your windows. Find the poolside bar and relax awhile. Memories, and a whole lot of fun, await. Want to travel farther afield? Check out some of the best places to stay in every Southern state.
This consistently lauded stay is a waterfront retreat near Charleston. Palmetto trees welcome you to the property, where you'll find wraparound porches, the serenity-inducing Estuary Spa, and a water taxi for ferrying you to downtown adventures. The abundance of patios and porches means that you'll get your fill of harbor breezes (and handcrafted cocktails to enjoy en plein air).
Book a stay at The Inn & Club at Harbour Town, part of The Sea Pines Resort in Hilton Head, for a warm welcome and rooms with a view. The boutique luxury hotel has 60 guest rooms and offers opportunities for rounds of golf, swings on the tennis courts, and relaxation at the pool. You can also book private fishing charters, cruises, and boat tours at the nearby full-service marina.
Find pools galore at this Myrtle Beach resort. Sun, sand, and plenty of bright blue umbrellas and loungers await when you book a beachfront stay at this inviting spot. There are also indoor and outdoor pools, beach access, and opportunities for pampering at Hibiscus Spa. Open your windows to the beach air, enjoy a meal at the resort's restaurants, or stroll outside to the pool deck—there's fun to be had here.
This Lowcountry property is situated along the May River in Bluffton, which means it has instant appeal—and a marina on the waterfront. Located between Hilton Head and the Georgia border, this resort is equal parts relaxation and adventure, as it has fantastic restaurants, a nature preserve, and a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.
Book a stay at The Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort and it won't be long until you're enjoying sea breezes. Dining, swimming, golfing, lounging on the sands—this resort has something for everyone. In addition to the resort's amenities, you can book packages (like the Family Fun Package with bike and kite rentals) to complement your stay.
Find a barrier island getaway at Kiawah Island Golf Resort—an oasis of sandy beachfronts and championship golf courses near Charleston. There's also decadent dining at the resort's many stellar restaurants, including Jasmine Porch and The Ocean Room. With so much to enjoy, you don't want to miss the opportunity to stay at this luxury property.
Head to Isle of Palms for a stay at Sweetgrass Inn at Wild Dunes Resort, a 1,600-acre property near Charleston that's a destination for golfing (the Links Course has Atlantic views) and enjoying the coastline. With plenty of pools, bike rentals, and opportunities to relax (check out the Spa at Sweetgrass, where you can contact the spa concierge to customize your stay), you'll never want your vacation to end.
While not necessarily classified as a resort, you can find the epitome of South Carolina hospitality at this historic hotel, which is nestled in the resort town of Aiken. In addition to gracious accommodations, it also has fantastic dining offerings for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and a relaxing spa, plus easy access to the town's shopping, antiquing, arts, equestrian, and cycling opportunities.
ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCBD) – Charleston County Parks says the number of lifeguards they have is way down and now, they’re doing all they can to increase that number before summer arrives and beach and pool season is in full swing.Charleston County Parks say they are on the lookout for lifeguards.“We’re definitely in a shortage of lifeguards,” Charleston County Parks safety program coordinator Kari Lavoie said. “We’re looking for as many as we can get.”Charleston County Park...
ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCBD) – Charleston County Parks says the number of lifeguards they have is way down and now, they’re doing all they can to increase that number before summer arrives and beach and pool season is in full swing.
Charleston County Parks say they are on the lookout for lifeguards.
“We’re definitely in a shortage of lifeguards,” Charleston County Parks safety program coordinator Kari Lavoie said. “We’re looking for as many as we can get.”
Charleston County Parks is looking for people 16 and up who are committed to helping swimmers stay safe in the ocean and pool.
“Ocean rescue guards do have a prerequisite swim test and a run that they have to do prior to employment,” Lavoie said. “The waterpark and pool lifeguards don’t have that requirement.”
Lavoie says lifeguards are essential to ensuring a safe and fun summer for everyone in the water.
“The biggest thing is anything can happen at anytime,” she said. “Anything can happen to the best of swimmers and not all people have that talent to be the best swimmer. So, I think it’s just really important because anything can happen at anytime, and if you swim near a lifeguard, you’re safe.”
Charleston County Parks says they make sure all of their lifeguards are highly trained before patrolling the waters.
“On the waterpark-pool side,” Lavoie said. “They’ll have to go through a 16-hour course. Typically, it’s spread across three days, so we’ll do Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On the ocean rescue side, they’ve got about 48 hours of training that they have to put in, plus a 40-hour medical responder course that they have to take.”
They also say being a Charleston County lifeguard comes with great benefits.
“The ocean rescue lifeguards,” Lavoie said. “Their starting pay is at $16 an hour. The waterpark and pool lifeguards are at $14 an hour. We pay for all of their certifications, so the lifeguards get paid to be at training while we’re teaching them how to do their job.”
Charleston County Parks will be hosting a job fair for lifeguards this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at James Island County Park.
Drive-By Truckers have announced today’s premiere of “The Driver,” the latest track from their upcoming 14th studio album, Welcome 2 Club XIII. An official lyric video is streaming now at YouTube. Welcome 2 Club XIII arrives via ATO Records on Friday, June 3. Pre-orders are available now.A hypnotic introduction to the album’s sprawling autobiography, “The Driver” kicks off Welcome 2 Club ...
Drive-By Truckers have announced today’s premiere of “The Driver,” the latest track from their upcoming 14th studio album, Welcome 2 Club XIII. An official lyric video is streaming now at YouTube. Welcome 2 Club XIII arrives via ATO Records on Friday, June 3. Pre-orders are available now.
A hypnotic introduction to the album’s sprawling autobiography, “The Driver” kicks off Welcome 2 Club XIII with a darkly thrilling epic punctuated with lead-heavy riffs and Mississippi-bred singer-songwriter Schaefer Llana’s unearthly backing vocals.
“Around the same era of Club XIII, I spent a lot of time driving around late at night when I couldn’t sleep,” says founding member/vocalist/guitarist Patterson Hood, “listening to music loud and often having a beer or two. Sometimes during those drives I’d have these epiphanies about what to do with my life - like listening to Tim by The Replacements not long after it came out and deciding to drop out of school to try and make this whole band thing work.”
WATCH "THE DRIVER" OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO
Welcome 2 Club XIII also includes the spirited, horn-blasted “Every Single Storied Flameout” and the album’s swinging centerpiece, “Welcome 2 Club XIII,” both available now at all DSPs and streaming services; the latter track – which pays homage to the Muscle Shoals honky-tonk where founding members Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley got their start – is joined by an official music video streaming now via YouTube.
WATCH “WELCOME 2 CLUB XIII” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
LISTEN TO “EVERY SINGLE STORIED FLAMEOUT”
Arriving as Drive-By Truckers enters its 26th year, Welcome 2 Club XIII marks a sharp departure from the trenchant commentary of The Unraveling and The New OK (both released in 2020). Produced by longtime Drive-By Truckers collaborator David Barbe and mainly recorded at his studio in Athens, GA, Welcome 2 Club XIII took shape over the course of three frenetic days in summer 2021 – a doubly extraordinary feat considering that the band had no prior intentions of making a new album. Featuring background vocals from the likes of Margo Price, R.E.M.’s Mike Mills, and Mississippi-bred singer/songwriter Schaefer Llana, Welcome 2 Club XIII was recorded live with most songs cut in one or two takes, fully harnessing Drive-By Truckers’ freewheeling energy. Songs like the softly stunning “Wilder Days” see the band – whose lineup also includes keyboardist/guitarist Jay Gonzalez, bassist Matt Patton, and drummer Brad Morgan – looking back on their formative years with both deadpan pragmatism and profound tenderness, instilling each song with the kind of lived-in detail that invites bittersweet reminiscence of your own misspent youth.
“Cooley and I have been playing together for 37 years now,” Hood says. “That first band might have failed miserably on a commercial level, but I’m really proud of what we did back then. It had a lot to do with who we ended up becoming.”
Drive-By Truckers are currently celebrating Welcome 2 Club XIII with a marathon live schedule, including top-billed festival dates, and North American, European, and UK headline tours. For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.drivebytruckers.com/shows.
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS LIVE 2022
24 - Helsinki, Finland - Tavastia Club †
26 - Stockholm, Sweden - Berns †
27 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller †
28 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Amager Bio †
29 - Aarhus, Denmark - Train †
31 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle †
1 - Berlin, Germany - Kesselhaus †
2 - Koln, Germany - Kantine †
3 - Antwerp, Belgium - De Roma †
5 - Raalte, Netherlands - Ribs & Blues *
6 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso †
7 - Brighton, UK - Chalk †
8 - London, UK - O2 Forum †
9 - Leeds, UK - Leeds University Stylus †
11 - Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street †
12 - Glasgow, UK - SWG3 TV Studio †
14 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013 (Jupiler Zaal) †
15 - Paris, France - La Maroquinerie †
17 - Mendizabala, Vitoria-Gasteiz - Azkena Rock Festival *
19 - Eridge Park, UK - Black Deer Festival *
14 - Breckenridge, CO - Riverwalk Center
15 - Denver, CO - Levitt Pavilion
16 - Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads
19 - Omaha, NE - Falconwood Park
20 - Minneapolis, MN - Utepils Brewing
22 - Des Moines, IA - Hoyt Sherman Place
23 - Dayton, OH - Dayton Masonic Center
24 - Kalamazoo, MI - Bell’s Beer Garden
27 - Fort Wayne, IN - The Clyde Theatre
29 -S t. Louis, MO - Open Highway Music Festival *
30 - Maryville, TN - The Shed
31 - Wilmington, NC - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
2 - Virginia Beach, VA - Elevation 27
4 - Deerfield, MA - Tree House Brewing Company
5 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
8 - Patchogue, NY - Patchogue Theatre
10 - Isle of Palms, SC - The Windjammer
11 - Isle of Palms, SC - The Windjammer
12 - Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre
13 - Pelham, TN - The Caverns
17 -Louisville, KY -Bourbon & Beyond *
* Festival Appearance
† w/Special Guest Jerry Joseph