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 Mount Pleasant, 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 Mount Pleasant.
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, Mount Pleasant 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 Mount Pleasant, the Holy City is a wonderful place to explore and enjoy with friends and family.
As a family photographer in Mount Pleasant, 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 Mount Pleasant or want great new headshots for you or your team, I'm here to help every step of the way!
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - Mount Pleasant leaders are set to discuss the design of a new food, entertainment and public gathering space coming to the town Wednesday night.The space is called Gather Mount Pleasant and it is set to be on Midtown Avenue right across from MUSC Midtown in Mount Pleasant and off of Hungry Neck Boulevard. It is set to be a project that could have an economic impact of more than $30 million. The plans for Gather Mount Pleasant include a unique indoor/outdoor area with different food options, local small bu...
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - Mount Pleasant leaders are set to discuss the design of a new food, entertainment and public gathering space coming to the town Wednesday night.
The space is called Gather Mount Pleasant and it is set to be on Midtown Avenue right across from MUSC Midtown in Mount Pleasant and off of Hungry Neck Boulevard. It is set to be a project that could have an economic impact of more than $30 million. The plans for Gather Mount Pleasant include a unique indoor/outdoor area with different food options, local small businesses, and shops with local crafts.
“An amazing place to be in community with family, friends, co-workers and strangers,” Mack Cross, with Four Oaks Property Group - the development company over the project, says.
Gather Mount Pleasant is modeled after Gather Greenville but this one is going to be much bigger.
“We’ll have complementary uses around it – small offices, small retail spaces, there will be a boutique hotel component here with 36-rooms and an event space,” Cross says.
The space is also going to be able to host live music. But, that’s something neighbors who live at Lennar at Midtown Townes aren’t happy with.
“How do you avoid that?” Tomi Dinkins, who lives at Lennar at Midtown Townes, says. “So you have your AC on maybe you have white noise on and then what do you do next? What’s the next step? Do you have to wear earplugs in your own house to avoid the noise that’s inevitable when you have a place that’s having three to five outdoor music festivals or events. You know, that many times a week. How do you how do you escape? Like, if I’m someone going to a concert? Awesome. I love a good concert, you know what I mean? But then I get to go home. The 72 people that live here, not only do we not want to go to your concerts that are in our front yard, but we also can’t escape them.”
“I want to feel confident in assuming that they didn’t fully know what was happening and how close it was to actual residences,” Dinkins says.
The developer says they have changed their plans a little to try and help with the noise.
“We shifted things further away from the Townhomes a little bit,” Cross says. “And the news right now is the changing noise ordinance in Mount Pleasant – whatever that ends up being when the project is operating is what we’ll comply with. It will be open-air – but the project will kind of frame the courtyard – we like to call it an outdoor room essentially in the middle of the project to a large courtyard. So the structure should help buffer that sound.”
Dinkins also brought up the concern of parking and traffic. Cross says their new plans include a parking lot for the facility.
Gather Mount Pleasant is expected to cost $30 million and the goal is to have it open by early 2024.
The Design Review Board Committee Meeting is set for 5 p.m. Wednesday. To see the proposal, click here.
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Mount Pleasant, SC – The electrical system installation in a home or business is a matter of utmost importance that should be treated with extreme responsibility and care and should also be placed in the hands of professionals from the very beginning. Defective or poor electrical installations could not only result in significant material losses but can also put the lives of those who live on a property or work in a business at risk.Bates Electric is a residential and commercial electrical contractor that has pr...
Mount Pleasant, SC – The electrical system installation in a home or business is a matter of utmost importance that should be treated with extreme responsibility and care and should also be placed in the hands of professionals from the very beginning. Defective or poor electrical installations could not only result in significant material losses but can also put the lives of those who live on a property or work in a business at risk.
Bates Electric is a residential and commercial electrical contractor that has provided quality electrical services since 1992 in Mount Pleasant, SC, and the surrounding areas. This company has vast experience providing services to private homes, multi-family residences, commercial properties, and retail buildings, for rewiring houses, installation of switches, outlets, outdoor or indoor lighting, electrical panel upgrades, installation of generators, and even handling electrical emergencies 24/7.
Bates Electric provides electrical solutions to commercial facilities and institutions like call centers, condominiums, assisted living and nursing homes, automotive dealerships, colleges and universities, grocery stores, hospitals, hotels, office buildings, schools, warehouses, and others.
“Whether a private home, a commercial property, a retail building, or a multi-family dwelling, you can count on our electrical contractors in Charleston. We offer a full suite of services including design and build, security systems, generators, restorative services, and much more.” Said the representative for Bates Electric regarding the quality of their services.
Also, to fulfill communication needs, Bates Electric provides services in the design, integration, installation, and servicing of data, voice, and fiber optic cabling systems, as well as audiovisual systems, computer lines, high-speed data networking, intercom systems, LAN/WAN, network data cabling, telephone, and cable wiring. Furthermore, it offers design and building services for facilities such as computer processing centers, industrial complexes, parking garages, and retail strip centers.
The company’s top-rated charleston electrical services also extend to electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) installation, automatic home, standby recreational and vehicle portable generators, installation and wiring of high-speed internet and home networking, home office, home theater, integrated networks, whole-house security monitoring, and others; autoclaves, baggage handling, clean rooms, explosion-proof, modular wiring, robotics, low, medium and high voltage for industries; electrical lighting design for residences, parking areas, and buildings, including interior and exterior lighting, fixture repair, marine lighting, pools and spas lighting, underground tracing of wiring, among others.
Besides, Bates Electric is one of the best rated electrical companies in charleston sc, offering residential services such as installation and wiring of attic fans, code violation corrections, installation of dryer and range, management of energy, HVAC wiring, separate metering; electrical restoration services in cases of fire, storm, water, and wind damage; installation of alarm and security systems; solar panel installation and thermal imaging.
Bates Electric is located at 222 West Coleman Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464. Contact their team via phone at 843-350-3336 to get in touch with a fully licensed charleston electrician. For more information about their services or to book an appointment, visit the company’s website.
Company Name Bates Electric Contact Name Chris Bates Phone 843-350-3336 Address 222 West Coleman Blvd City Mount Pleasant State SC Postal Code 29464 Country United States Website https://bates-electric.com/locations/charleston-sc/
MOUNT PLEASANT — The owner of Mount Pleasant Towne Centre has added a neighboring retail site to its growing portfolio of Charleston-area assets.Baltimore-based investment firm Continental Realty Corp. announced April 20 it paid $17 million for Sweetgrass Corner Shopping Center at 1909 Highway 17, near the Isle of Palms Connector.The 90,000-square-foot property is adjacent to the larger Belk-anchored Towne Centre, which Continental bought in 2020 for $147 million.Built on 10 acres in 1999, Sweetgrass Corner has 13 ...
MOUNT PLEASANT — The owner of Mount Pleasant Towne Centre has added a neighboring retail site to its growing portfolio of Charleston-area assets.
Baltimore-based investment firm Continental Realty Corp. announced April 20 it paid $17 million for Sweetgrass Corner Shopping Center at 1909 Highway 17, near the Isle of Palms Connector.
The 90,000-square-foot property is adjacent to the larger Belk-anchored Towne Centre, which Continental bought in 2020 for $147 million.
Built on 10 acres in 1999, Sweetgrass Corner has 13 tenants offering a mix of medical and personal care services, as well as sit-down and fast-casual restaurants.
Its former main tenant, a Bi-Lo grocery store, closed in 2019. The former supermarket space remains vacant
Among the current tenants are Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar, Charleston Sports Pub, Mario’s Peruvian Chicken,Tsunami Japanese Restaurant and ATI Physical Therapy.
“We have already been contacted by several anchor and junior anchor prospects with interest in backfilling the Bi-Lo box,” said Continental’s chief operating officer David Donato. “We will conduct a full marketing program and expect strong demand.”
The real estate firm bought Sweetgrass Corner in an off-market transaction from New Market Properties, an affiliate of Atlanta-based Preferred Apartment Communities Inc.
“Sweetgrass Corner presents a rare opportunity to own a large tract of commercial real estate in a rapidly expanding submarket where we continue to invest,” said Josh Dinstein, Continental’s senior vice president of acquisitions.
He cited a high barrier to entry for new retail developments in Mount Pleasant, which the company believes will increase the value of the newly acquired property.
“Our team expects to create value by upgrading the center over time and implementing a more cost-efficient property management strategy,” Dinstein said.
Continental CEO J.M. Schapiro said all of the company’s properties in the Charleston region have “performed above expectations” and the firm will continue “to aggressively target new assets” in what he called a climate-friendly, growing region with a continuous influx of newcomers and businesses.
The shopping center purchase is the sixth in the Lowcountry for the real estate firm.
In February, the company paid $55.5 million for 175 units in Sweetgrass Landing Apartments at 1100 Legends Club Drive in northern Mount Pleasant. That followed the $28.25 million acquisition the previous month of The Six Apartments, a 92-unit community at 2170 Snyder Circle, about a mile north of Sweetgrass Corner and Towne Centre.
In 2020, Continental bought the 313-unit Central Island Square Apartments on Daniel Island for $91.75 million.
The company also owns West Ashley Shoppes on Orleans Road across from Citadel Mall in West Ashley as well as two apartment communities in Greenville and Bluffton.
In all, Continental owns and manages more than 5 million square feet of commercial space as well as more than 9,000 apartment units in 10 states across the mid-Atlantic and Southeast.
CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Neighbors in historic African-American communities in Mount Pleasant say their properties are under constant threat from outside developers, who want to purchase land that has been in their families for hundreds of years.Settlement community residents say their ancestors put in blood, sweat and tears to acquire and maintain their land but now, they find themselves in a constant battle to keep developers from taking it.“It’s one of those things where we’ve gotten shrunk an...
CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Neighbors in historic African-American communities in Mount Pleasant say their properties are under constant threat from outside developers, who want to purchase land that has been in their families for hundreds of years.
Settlement community residents say their ancestors put in blood, sweat and tears to acquire and maintain their land but now, they find themselves in a constant battle to keep developers from taking it.
“It’s one of those things where we’ve gotten shrunk and shrunk and shrunk,” Carla Gregg, president of the Four Mile Community Association, said. “Now it’s like, ‘Wow, how much longer can we hang on to what we have here?'”
Historic settlement communities, such as Four Mile, are working to preserve land they’ve owned for generations from outside developers.
“I get at least one or two postcards a day in my mailbox,” Gregg said. “At least one or two calls a week. ‘Are you interested in selling?’ People in the neighborhood get the exact same thing.”
Gregg says she’s witnessed her neighborhood dwindle as a result of development projects over the years.
“Four Mile actually is on 17,” she said. “So, when it went from two lanes, to four, to eight and with the median in the inside, that took away some homes. It took away a lot of people’s front yards, my family included. Then, when Hungry Neck came, it took out a whole section of Four Mile.”
Gregg says developers only view the land her ancestors worked hard to acquire as prime real estate, and don’t respect its historic value.
“I think the developers just see, ‘Oh, they are 15 minutes from downtown. They are seven minutes from Isle of Palms. They are two minutes from Towne Centre,’” she said. “They see it as a selling point for the new development that they want to put in.”
Snowden residents say their community also constantly faces threats from outside developers.
“I see them like once or twice a month coming in,” Snowden resident Thomas Jenkins said, “wanting to know, who owns this property, or who’s in charge of that certain property? It’s all the time. All the time.”
A recent housing development in Snowden has current resident, and former Mount Pleasant Town Councilmember, Thomasena Stokes-Marshall, concerned.
“He has a huge sign on the Long Point Road,” Stokes-Marshall said, “Coaxum Road that says these homes are selling for $700,000.”
She worries the $700,000 price tag will drastically increase property taxes for families who have lived there for generations.
“The kind of negative impact it will have on residents who have lived here in Snowden pretty much all their lives,” Stokes-Marshall said, “and who can least afford it, is going to present the potential for taxing us out of our property.”
The African American Settlement Community Historic Commission (AASCHC) was formed in 2016 to advocate for settlement communities. AASCHC President John Wright says his organization will fight for Snowden residents in this instance as well.
“We’ve been here for a very long time,” Wright said. “We’re okay with diversity, we’re okay with living amongst other people, but what we don’t want is we don’t want to be taxed out of our communities that we’ve been in for hundreds of years.”
Wright says there needs to be a community benefit agreement established between settlement communities and local municipalities.
“They’re already historic in its nature,” he said, “by being settlement communities. So, then why should a settlement community endure any additional taxes, just because someone wants to come in and build a $700,000 home.”
Many settlement community residents say, ultimately, what they want in their neighborhoods is peace.
“We don’t want anymore development,” Gregg said. “We have enough gas stations, we have enough hotels, we have enough houses. I think we have enough of everything right now to say, ‘Well done, Mount Pleasant. Can we just be left alone?'”
Notre Dame currently has the No. 1 ranked recruiting class in the country with its 2023 group. Whether or not Notre Dame stays in that No. 1 spot remains to be seen, but ultimately it's not as important to me as Notre Dame landing a class that closes the gap on the programs that are currently winning championships.I fully expect Notre Dame to close the gap with this class, which I predict will be no worse than a top four to five class. The question is just how much can the Irish close the gap, and can this be a class that not only clo...
Notre Dame currently has the No. 1 ranked recruiting class in the country with its 2023 group. Whether or not Notre Dame stays in that No. 1 spot remains to be seen, but ultimately it's not as important to me as Notre Dame landing a class that closes the gap on the programs that are currently winning championships.
I fully expect Notre Dame to close the gap with this class, which I predict will be no worse than a top four to five class. The question is just how much can the Irish close the gap, and can this be a class that not only closes the gap, but erases.
In our latest podcast we broke down the five players that are must-gets for Notre Dame if it is going to accomplish the latter, which is to all but erase the gap with the programs competing for and winning titles.
Of course, any discussion about a gap closing class for Notre Dame has to begin with Detroit (Mich.) Martin Luther King Jr. quarterback Dante Moore. The five-star passer has generational talent, and he's a great fit for Notre Dame as a football player and student.
During the show we focus on the impact Moore brings to the table and why landing him is so important for Notre Dame. It boils down to Notre Dame needing an elite quarterback if it is going to consistently play with and actually beat programs like Alabama, Georgia and Clemson.
Notre Dame must have an elite offensive line if it's going to truly be an elite program that is winning titles. While the Irish are off to a strong start, landing more top of the line prospects is a must, which is why landing Rock Island (Ill.) Alleman Catholic star Charles Jagusah and Mount Pleasant (S.C.) Oceanside standout Monroe Freeling are vital to the Irish landing an elite, gap closing class.
We break down the fit for both Freeling and Jagusah, why landing them is so important, with a focus on the possible need for tackles in the 2023 class to potentially jump into the lineup very early in their careers. The reality is Freeling and Jagusah are two elite line prospects, and landing them gives the Irish an elite line haul to go with having an elite coach.
Landing Moore is important, but he'll need top wideouts to throw to. Rounding out the must-get prospects is a pair of pass catchers, Austin (Texas) Westlake Jaden Greathouse and Uniontown (Pa.) Laurel Highlights athlete Rodney Gallagher.
We break down why landing these two players to go with Braylon James is so important. Not only are they very talented, the duo also are great complements to each other, and to James.
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