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 Ladson, 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 Ladson.
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, Ladson 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 Ladson, the Holy City is a wonderful place to explore and enjoy with friends and family.
As a family photographer in Ladson, 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 Ladson or want great new headshots for you or your team, I'm here to help every step of the way!
DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Dorchester County Fire Station 21 on Ladson Road is now closed while construction begins on a major remodel.The $3.3 million project will see the station completely demolished and reoriented so the building faces the road.Fire Chief Tres Atkinson says the new station is part of the county’s strategy for redeveloping the Oakbrook area. He says the new station will have four bays, office space, living quarters and at least six bunkrooms.“This is a big deal for this area. I think...
DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Dorchester County Fire Station 21 on Ladson Road is now closed while construction begins on a major remodel.
The $3.3 million project will see the station completely demolished and reoriented so the building faces the road.
Fire Chief Tres Atkinson says the new station is part of the county’s strategy for redeveloping the Oakbrook area. He says the new station will have four bays, office space, living quarters and at least six bunkrooms.
“This is a big deal for this area. I think not so much for the call volume but just the way this area is growing and the way it looks,” Atkinson said. “We really need to make it fit the ticket for the remodel of the Oakbrook area. We really need to make this more aesthetically pleasing, and I think it’s a win for both sides - for the fire service and for the community as well.”
It will also feature a weight room and a dedicated area for turnout gear. This is a decontamination area to purge gear of harmful chemicals picked up during fire calls. Many of those chemicals are carcinogenic, meaning they can cause to cancer.
The project is currently $300,000 over the original budget with construction expected to be completed sometime next year, although a more specific timeline is not yet available. In the meantime, the fire trucks and ambulances have been moved to other areas.
That has some people living in the area concerned.
“The new station will be great in the long run, but I am just concerned that they were not planning their coverage in the meantime,” said Fred K. “There are numerous apartment buildings being constructed within a half mile from here. How are we going to have the same coverage while this construction is going on?”
Atkinson says they moved the fire engines to Station 22, about four miles away. They transferred EMS services to a Summerville fire station one mile away.
“We worked with our automatic aid partners in Summerville and North Charleston,” Atkinson said. “North Charleston has two stations right close by. . . There really won’t be a big impact to the response times.”
Fred’s concern isn’t about distance so much as it is about traffic.
“I’ve seen EMS have to drive over the concrete medians they put down on Dorchester Road. It’s not too easy for them to get down this way in heavy traffic,” Fred said. “The areas they have to go through are some of the most congested traffic in Dorchester County up here on Ladson Road and Dorchester Road. There’s so much more traffic here than there used to be even from just a few years ago. "
Atkinson says they’ve done the math and can guarantee there will not be a noticeable change in response times.
“We’ll be on scene very quickly,” Atkinson said. “It’ll be a big truck, a big red truck and it might say North Charleston or Summerville or Dorchester County on it but we’ll be there in a timely manner.”
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$3.4 million initial investment will create approximately 1,200 new jobs by 2022 COLUMBIA, S.C. – TELUS International, a customer experience innovator that designs, builds and delivers digital solutions for global brands, today announced plans to establish operations in Charleston County. The $3.4 million initial investment will create approximately 1,200 new jobs by 2022.TELUS International provides multilingual digital customer experience and digital IT solutions to clients all ...
COLUMBIA, S.C. – TELUS International, a customer experience innovator that designs, builds and delivers digital solutions for global brands, today announced plans to establish operations in Charleston County. The $3.4 million initial investment will create approximately 1,200 new jobs by 2022.
TELUS International provides multilingual digital customer experience and digital IT solutions to clients all over the world. The company has over 56,000 team members, operates in more than 25 countries and partners with brands across high-growth industry verticals, including: technology and games; communications and media; eCommerce and fintech; healthcare and travel; and hospitality. In the United States, TELUS International also has operations in Folsom, California and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Located at 3450 Ingleside Boulevard in North Charleston, TELUS International’s new facility will increase the company’s operating capacity to meet growing customer demand.
TELUS International is currently welcoming team members into the new facility. Individuals interested in joining TELUS International should visit the company’s careers webpage.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.
“We are thrilled to be expanding into North Charleston and tapping into the region’s attractive talent pool to support our company’s continued growth, as well as becoming more actively involved in the months and years ahead in community giving and volunteer initiatives to contribute to the health and well-being of the region’s citizens." -TELUS International Chief Operating Officer Chuck Koskovich
“We’re excited to welcome TELUS International to South Carolina and celebrate their decision to do business in our state. By creating approximately 1,200 new jobs in Charleston County, this company is making a commitment to the entire community that will make a real difference in the lives of South Carolinians, and we couldn’t be more excited.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“Today, we congratulate TELUS International on the announcement of their first South Carolina operations. This $3.4 million initial investment and the creation of more than 1,200 new jobs represent a tremendous win for Charleston County and South Carolina.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III
“We continue to prove ourselves as a destination to call on for business growth. This is a significant win for Charleston County, and we are thrilled with the addition of 1,200 jobs for our citizens.” -Charleston County Council Chair Teddie Pryor
"Our three-county region is a globally competitive destination for business, talent and entrepreneurs. TELUS International selected Charleston for its competitive advantages and business-friendly environment. This international company will be an important part of our market's growing global economy and IT community, and we look forward to its continued success." -Charleston Regional Development Alliance Board Chair Mike Fuller
Fire danced on the shed walls, sheltering Jake, his siblings and his mother. His mother and siblings escaped unharmed, but a piece of the inflamed ceiling fell on the 3-week-old puppy.Seven years later, Jake the pit bull from Ladson, S.C., is one of the semifinalists for the 2022 American Humane Hero Dog Awards out of 400 candidates from across the country.“When we got him out of the shed, he wasn’t breathing, wasn’t moving. I started doing mouth-to-snout until we got our pet oxygen mask,” said William L...
Fire danced on the shed walls, sheltering Jake, his siblings and his mother. His mother and siblings escaped unharmed, but a piece of the inflamed ceiling fell on the 3-week-old puppy.
Seven years later, Jake the pit bull from Ladson, S.C., is one of the semifinalists for the 2022 American Humane Hero Dog Awards out of 400 candidates from across the country.
“When we got him out of the shed, he wasn’t breathing, wasn’t moving. I started doing mouth-to-snout until we got our pet oxygen mask,” said William Lindler, Jake’s handler and one of the firefighters on the scene of that shed fire in 2015.
Jake was rushed to a local emergency vet’s office by a firetruck in Ladson. Jake began breathing on his own on the trip, but burns marred 75% of his tiny body.
His recovery took about three or four months, and on top of that, the young pit bull’s family abandoned him at the veterinarian’s office.
The office manager of the veterinarian clinic told Lindler that the family had been given options to proceed with Jake’s treatment and were left in the waiting room to fill out some forms.
“About five minutes later, they looked into the waiting room and they were gone,” Lindler said. “And they had just left the clipboard blank with the paperwork on it in the chair in the waiting room.”
After finding out what happened, Lindler automatically decided to adopt the puppy.
Jake followed Lindler to the fire station each day and was eventually sworn in as an Honorary Firefighter and the official mascot. The dog usually went with the team for truck rides and visited schools for fire prevention weeks with his dad.
When Jake wasn’t allowed to ride with the team to calls, things got a little messy. The first year Lindler had him, his wife bought Jake a TempurPedic dog bed for the station. Lindler and his team went out on a call and left Jake at the station because Lindler thought it was too late at night to take the dog along.
When Lindler got back, Jake was found standing on top of the kitchen table, staring at the firefighters with stuffing littered around him.
“It looked like it had snowed in the kitchen because he had totally destroyed that bed,” Lindler laughed. “He was accustomed to going with us on the trucks, but it was about 9 o’clock at night so I just decided to leave him at the station. Well, obviously, he did not like that very much.”
Jake was the star of Ladson’s City Hall and the schools during his three years as an ambassador. Although he had been burned badly, he was always happy to promote the positives and help out with demonstrations.
“The (students) absolutely loved him. I guess they thought it was the neatest thing that there was a puppy that wore a firefighter coat just like us and had a little helmet,” Lindler said.
Jake still carries fame today on social media, which led the American Humane Society to reach out to Lindler about entering Jake into the hero dog contest. His Instagram, “jakethefirepibble,” has more than 23,000 followers as of June 7.
“A couple of his canine buddies have competed in it in years past, and I always thought it was cool when they were doing it, but I never thought about, ‘Could I enter Jake? Should I enter Jake?” Lindler said.
Lindler said he hopes Jake’s story has a positive impact on everyone who’s heard it or has met Jake.
“Everyone has some form of scars, but you shouldn’t let those scars define you,” Lindler said. “(Jake’s injuries) do not slow him down one bit.”
Voting is open to choose the seven finalists in the 2022 American Humane Hero Dog Awards and will close July 22 at 3 p.m.
If you’d like to vote for Jake in the 2022 American Humane Hero Dog Awards and see the other nominees, visit www.herodogawards.org.
LADSON, S.C. (WCIV) — For the last two years, the trucking industry has...
LADSON, S.C. (WCIV) — For the last two years, the trucking industry has struggled with an all-time high in truck driver shortages. Amid this crisis, a Charleston trucking company is looking to change the narrative right here in the Lowcountry.
In exactly four months’ time, the Coastal Carolina Fairgrounds will be full of truck service companies, operators and vendors taking part in the first-ever trucking expo in the Lowcountry and South Carolina.
The expo is hosted by the trucking agency CM Transportation. The event will serve two main purposes:
One is to connect prospective drivers with current operators, vendors or agencies to provide the first step into entry in the trucking industry and open doors to those who haven’t had the opportunity before. It also looks to connect these prospective drivers with resources on how to get certified and obtain a commercial driver’s license.
The second is to connect operators with vendors in an attempt to improve supply chain management and look at ways to increase revenue.
With the current driver shortage totaling nearly 80,000 drivers nationwide, according to the American Trucker Association, leaders with CM Transportation say they felt the need to step in to try and make a change.
“With there being so many changes, like the cost of diesel fuel right now increasing the rates, we have a lot of people who are interested in entering into our industry,” CM Transportation owner and operator Carisa Carter said. “The lack of knowledge is why we peril. So, they don't really have the information that a lot of people don't have. The information that they need when they begin their journey in trucking. So, I think that this will change the face, because now they'll see that there is a support system.”
Carter said another focus of hers is to increase the female presence in the trucking industry. She hopes to use her connections within female-owned small businesses to help connect truck drivers with big players in the industry.
Truck drivers are in high demand, but there are many more factors that contribute to some of the struggles within the trucking industry.
One is the hike in diesel fuel prices over the last few months. Mix that with supply chain delays, and trucking companies like CM Transportation say it has completely changed the cost analysis for many companies and even caused many financial struggles.
Entry into the industry has also become harder over the last few months. New federal laws passed in February increased prices to obtain a CDL, which is required to be able to become a truck driver, by thousands of dollars.
To combat this, trucking officials say they have seen the highest salaries for drivers in almost 23 years, and with Charleston’s roots in shipping and ports, CM Transportation leaders hope this expo will drive more people into the industry.
“From East Coast to West Coast, there's just not enough truck drivers to deliver the amount of cargo that came in after the world opened back up after COVID,” Carter said. “That is one of the foundations, the biggest industries, that we have here locally, and so we're, you know, with this being a port city, the value is increased nationwide, which has allowed us to increase the value of our drivers here.”
The official date of the expo is set for Sept. 17 at the Coastal Carolina Fairgrounds. There will also be food, a DJ and a raffle for an estimated $6,000 set of tractor tires.
Tickets officially go on sale Tuesday for the first-of-its-kind expo. General admission starts at $25, with a professional package with more amenities starting at around $50.
The Washington High School Class of 1965 had 214 graduates in their class. As a result of their 55th Reunion being canceled due to COVID in 2020, 67 classmates and guests reunited the weekend of June 4 to celebrate their 57th year reunion and 75th birthdays.On June 3, a traditional wiener roast with all the trimmings was hosted by Bob and Judy Cornelius and enjoyed by everyone around the campfire and by the pond. Entertainment was provided by all who came. Jerry Flake was the star entertainer with his song and shooting some trick shot...
The Washington High School Class of 1965 had 214 graduates in their class. As a result of their 55th Reunion being canceled due to COVID in 2020, 67 classmates and guests reunited the weekend of June 4 to celebrate their 57th year reunion and 75th birthdays.
On June 3, a traditional wiener roast with all the trimmings was hosted by Bob and Judy Cornelius and enjoyed by everyone around the campfire and by the pond. Entertainment was provided by all who came. Jerry Flake was the star entertainer with his song and shooting some trick shots at the hoop. Alan Mckown was a close second with his humorous stories. Bella and Tate provided shuttle service to all that needed a ride to the pond. Everyone had a great time and can’t wait to do it again.
On June 4, several WHS class members met in front of Washington High School for a memorial service around the cherry tree and monument which were placed there by the class as a permanent memorial on June 30, 1995. Yellow ribbons were placed on the tree with the names attached of each of their 74 deceased classmates: Doris Cox Adamson, Richard G. Adamson, William T. Armes, Bennie L. Arney, Phyllis Hostetter Beatty, Thomas Lee Belcher, Carl Wayne Birt, Jerry Boger, Shirley Jackson Brewer, Janis Thomas Brothers, Ronnie James Burton, Donald Dean Carnahan, Sherri Chattin, Louis Dant III, Donald Carl Dillon, Mary Brennan Ducharme, Louise Dunigan, David Ray Durnil, Garry Duzan, Linda Rayman Dyer, Harold David Eagle, Edna Shelton Edwards, James Richard Elmore, R. Alan Englehart, Richard E. Faith, Gary Fields, C. Dennis Gaither, Randal O. Gharst, Gretchen Gines, Daniel M. Grannan, Harold K. Green, Terrence L. Gregory, John W. Grove, Carlene Birt Hagemeier, Tina Maxine Edwards Hert, Michael Eugene Hughes, Stanley Michael Jones, Don Joe Kenworthy, Thomas R. Klingle, James Oliver Lyons, David Clyde Mattingly, James Payne Mayhorn, Carolyn Overton McDonald, Margaret (Peg) McKinney, Stephen W. Morgan, Patrick B. Morris, Diana Palmer Myers, John Steven Osmon, Stephen Lee Osmon, Paul D. Overton, James E. Padgett, Monica Hughes Parsons, Raymond E. Prueitt, Doug Ramsey, Michael Lee Ray, Mike D. Remmel, Richard E. Roark, Kathy Snyder Root, Aleta Sims Sarles, Joseph Schnarr, Marion Osmon Schnarr, Michael J. Slaven, Leslie J. Smith, Larry E. Sturgeon, Connie Cox Swafford, Linda Lemon Thomas, Linda Osmon Thompson, Harold Dean Tolliver, Robert J. Upton, Judy Strange Williams, Michael G. Wood, Ronald F. Wray and Duane L. Wuertz.
On Saturday evening, the dinner-dance event was held at the Washington Conservation Club. Larry Mattes welcomed the classmates and guests, made announcements, and recognized the Reunion Committee which was composed of Steve Ash, Judy (Ritterskamp) Cornelius, Carolyn (McCain) Duncan, Joyce (Memering) Goodwin, Peggy (Mahoney) Howard and Robin Riester. A moment of silence was observed for their 74 deceased classmates. The remainder of the evening was enjoyed by dancing to the music of their era.
Dinner was provided by Schnitzelbank Catering. Photography was done by Sandy Clarke Photography.
Activities for the class culminated on June 5, with a golf scramble at the French Lick Ross Course.
WHS classmates attending Saturday evening from Washington were: Steve Ash, JoAnn (Jones) Blackwell, David Boger, Debra (Lemon) Breeden, Terry Chapman, Judy (Ritterskamp) Cornelius, Rod Davis, Carolyn (McCain) Duncan, Joyce (Memering) Goodwin, Roger Gray, Steve Hardy, Peggy (Mahoney) Howard, Barbara (Opell) Huebner, Steve Jones, Larry Mattes, Steve Pershing, Robin Riester, Willard Riggle, Mary (Day) Roark, and Brenda (McCamment) Stradtner.
Other WHS classmates attending from Indiana were: Janet (Goodwin) Byram, Evansville; Phil Cutshall, Vincennes; Janice (Cutshall) Feagans, Loogootee; Cheryl (Geary) Mason, Petersburg; JoAnn (Armes) Masson, Bloomington; Brenda (Arvin) Mattingly, Mooresville; Linda (Killion) Mueller, Greenwood; Fred Palmer, Greenfield; Richie Smith, Boonville; Terry Theroff, Otwell; Terry Thomas, Elizabethtown; Janet (Gress) Waller, Carmel; Richard White, Terre Haute; and Mary Alice (Huffman) Zinkan, Montgomery.
WHS classmates from out-of-state were: Pat (Fecht) Dixon, Alma, NE; Jerry Flake, Plant City, FL; Jackie (Kumpf) Kuntz, Holland, OH; Jane (Clark) Lentz, Cincinnati; Art and Sharon (Riffey) Nalker, Spring Hill, FL; Steve Reddick, Ladson, SC; and Lonnie (Grove) Synoradzki, Houston.
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