We've all heard the expression "a picture is worth a thousand words". And photos really are a special way to help tell the story of our lives - who we are and what's important to us.
And, of course, some images speak to us more strongly than others. More often than not we love a photo not so much because it shows us how we look but because it captures a very human element that is hard to express in words an authentic connection with those we love or with ourselves and how we show up or want to be seen in the world.
Whether you're looking to capture someone's attention with a professional headshot or want to commemorate the beautiful connection with your partner or family, I can help.
My name is Adam Chandler, and as a professional photographer in North Charleston, 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 North Charleston.
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, North 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 North Charleston, the Holy City is a wonderful place to explore and enjoy with friends and family.
As a family photographer in North 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.
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 North Charleston or want great new headshots for you or your team, I'm here to help every step of the way!
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The City of North Charleston will consider an ordinance creating a new zoning district Thursday night at the site of a former Navy Base.The Navy Base Redevelopment District would establish a mixed-use urban area that will provide office, retail, entertainment, civic and public uses, as well as a variety of urban housing choices for the region.Then, the council will consider rezoning 89 parcels of land to be a part of the NBRD. The city of Charleston, the South Carolina Ports Authority and the Sou...
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The City of North Charleston will consider an ordinance creating a new zoning district Thursday night at the site of a former Navy Base.
The Navy Base Redevelopment District would establish a mixed-use urban area that will provide office, retail, entertainment, civic and public uses, as well as a variety of urban housing choices for the region.
Then, the council will consider rezoning 89 parcels of land to be a part of the NBRD. The city of Charleston, the South Carolina Ports Authority and the South Carolina Department of Commerce Division of Public Railways own most of the land.
One parcel included in the zone is the non-profit Water Mission. The team of engineers, marketers, implementers, fundraisers, volunteers and donors works to create clean water systems for those who need them.
They recently sent a relief team to Turkey following the earthquakes.
Water Mission owns about 10 acres on the northernmost part of the former base. Founder and CEO George Greene says he enjoys the history of the area.
“Personally, growing up in Charleston; you know, I remember being out in the harbor and on boats and nuclear submarines coming and going and just kind of, you know, looking back on it, that was the middle of the Cold War,” Greene remembers.
He says he is excited about the potential for development along the old Navy Base since it will bring people to the neighborhood.
“As we look at more and more people coming into this area, whether it’s for a concert or whether it’s because it’s where they want to live or it’s where they want to go grab a meal,” Greene says. “There’s just some really neat things that are coming down the pipeline that are just going to make it an even more desirable place to be.”
The land is currently zoned with light or heavy industrial. The Planning Commission held a public hearing on Jan. 9, 2023, and voted unanimously to recommend approval.
“It’s just kind of crazy to think about how much growth we’ve had already been experienced and seen, and I think all that’s tied to everybody understands how valuable the location is,” Greene says.
The ordinance includes requirements for use, setbacks, street standard and streetscape use, all defined in its writing. You can read the details of the proposed NBRD here:
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC/AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration says flights to and from the Charleston International Airport are resuming following the downing of a suspected Chinese spy balloon.The balloon traversed sensitive military sites across North America and became the latest flashpoint in tensions between Washington and Beijing.The United States on Saturday downed it off the Carolina coast. An operation was underway in U.S. territorial waters to recover debris from the balloon, which had been flying at about 60...
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC/AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration says flights to and from the Charleston International Airport are resuming following the downing of a suspected Chinese spy balloon.
The balloon traversed sensitive military sites across North America and became the latest flashpoint in tensions between Washington and Beijing.
The United States on Saturday downed it off the Carolina coast. An operation was underway in U.S. territorial waters to recover debris from the balloon, which had been flying at about 60,000 feet and was estimated to be about the size of three school buses.
This footage, recorded off Myrtle Beach shows the U.S. military downing a suspected Chinese spy balloon Saturday afternoon. (Source: Nick Frags)
The downing of the balloon came shortly after Federal Aviation Administration temporarily paused departures from three airports along the Carolina coast, including the Charleston International Airport.
The decision was made to “support the Department of Defense in a national security effort,” the agency announced on Twitter. The post did not specify a reason for the grounding of planes at the three airports.
Airport spokesman Spencer Pryor confirmed that the agency had halted all flights but referred questions as to the reason for the decision to the FAA.
But the announcement of the grounding came as the Biden Administration moved forward with a plan to shoot down a large Chinese balloon suspected of conducting surveillance on U.S. military.
It would be brought down once it is above the Atlantic Ocean where the remnants could potentially be recovered, according to two U.S. officials.
The officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive operation, said President Joe Biden had given the go-ahead. In a brief remark Saturday in response to a reporter’s question about the balloon, Biden said: “We’re going to take care of it.”
The balloon was spotted Saturday morning over the Carolinas as it approached the Atlantic coast. In preparation for the operation, the Federal Aviation Administration temporarily closed airspace over the Carolina coastline, including the airports in Charleston and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Wilmington, North Carolina.
The FAA was rerouting air traffic from the area and warned of delays as a result of the flight restrictions.
Just after 3 p.m., the FAA tweeted that all of the airports would be resuming normal operations.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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A two-day music festival featuring Darius Rucker is returning to South Carolina for the second year in a row.The Riverfront Revival will again be held at North Charleston’s Riverfront Park, promoters said Wednes...
A two-day music festival featuring Darius Rucker is returning to South Carolina for the second year in a row.
The Riverfront Revival will again be held at North Charleston’s Riverfront Park, promoters said Wednesday in a news release. The musical acts will perform on Oct. 7-8, according to the release.
Other than Rucker, who headlined last year’s festival, the 2023 lineup of performers has not been announced. Promoters said the lineup will include a range of musicians and bands who mix “the best of country and rock.”
Rucker, the Hootie & the Blowfish frontman turned country music star, is a three-time Grammy Award winner with a deep catalog of songs to play in concert. But he will also perform new music at the event, according to the release.
“Charleston’s hometown spirit was on full display last year and showed us what a local music festival meant to this community,” Rucker said in the release. “We know 2023 is going to be an even greater experience for fans and we can’t wait to see you there!”
Early access presale tickets are on sale now, with prices starting at $140 for general admission and $475 for VIP. This does not include taxes and fees, but layaway plans are available starting at $25, promoters said.
VIP tickets include an exclusive merchandise package, dedicated entrance, priority and up-close viewing areas at both stages, dedicated bar and access to VIP lounge areas and premium restrooms, according to the release.
To gain access to the presale, go to RiverfrontRevival.com to sign up now for the event’s e-newsletter and receive a code to secure early access tickets via email.
When announcing the initial Riverfront Revival, Rucker said that for years he’s “had this bucket list dream of bringing together a bunch of friends to perform in a way that also showcases Charleston.”
In addition to the music, the two-day festival features a showcase of the Lowcountry’s best food, drinks, art and culture, promoters said.
“We were overwhelmed with the support and attendance of our first Riverfront Revival and are thrilled to bring the festival back for more fans to enjoy,” SRE Entertainment Partner Rob Lamble said in the release. “This is a festival built by Charlestonians who want nothing more than to showcase the best our city has to offer with great music, culture and food.”
Proceeds from each ticket sold will once again benefit the Arts in Healing program at the Medical University of South Carolina, according to the release.
“Rucker is passionate about giving back to the Charleston community and has raised millions of dollars throughout his career for the hospital where his late mother was a nurse,” promoters said.
Rucker rose to prominence with Hootie & the Blowfish, who have sold more than 25 million albums worldwide including their Double Diamond-certified (21x Platinum) “Cracked Rear View,” which remains among the top 10 best-selling studio albums of all time.
The Charleston native released his first country music album in 2008, and fans responded by sending four of Rucker’s solo recordings to No. 1 on the Billboard Country chart, according to the release.
Rucker was inducted as a Grand Ole Opry member in 2012 and in 2014 he won his third career GRAMMY Award for Best Solo Country Performance with his Diamond-certified (11x Platinum) version of “Wagon Wheel,” one of the top five best-selling country songs of all time, promoters said.
He recently returned to the top of the country charts with the song “Beers And Sunshine” in 2021.
New songs “Same Beer Different Problem” and “Ol’ Church Hymn” (featuring Chapel Hart) are available now as Rucker puts the finishing touches on a forthcoming album, according to the release.
In 2019, Rucker and the other members of Hootie & the Blowfish put on a major stadium tour in support of “Cracked Rear View’s” 25th anniversary. The tour concluded its U.S. leg with three nights of shows in Columbia.
On Wednesday, it was also announced that Rucker and his Hootie & the Blowfish bandmates — Mark Bryan, Dean Felber and Jim Sonefeld — will be honored by the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame.
The band will be recognized with the Willie Jeffries Ambassador for Sports Award for staging their annual Monday After the Masters Golf Pro-Am.
Monday After the Masters is an annual celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament hosted by Hootie & the Blowfish in Myrtle Beach each Monday following the Masters Tournament in April. The event has raised millions of dollars for children’s educational programs and the South Carolina junior golf program, according to the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame.
Last night, Feb. 2, Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros commenced their 2023 tour at North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston, S.C. The Thursday night performance saw the ensemble work through many Grateful Dead standards as well as a mix of covers and originals. Toward the end of the evening’s first half, Weir and his collaborators delivered a rendition of The Beatles’ “Come Together,” which represented a debut for this group of musicians, who had not performed the song as a collective unit for a live audie...
Last night, Feb. 2, Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros commenced their 2023 tour at North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston, S.C. The Thursday night performance saw the ensemble work through many Grateful Dead standards as well as a mix of covers and originals. Toward the end of the evening’s first half, Weir and his collaborators delivered a rendition of The Beatles’ “Come Together,” which represented a debut for this group of musicians, who had not performed the song as a collective unit for a live audience.
Weir and company’s Thursday night stand started with a fitting song choice, “The Music Never Stopped,” to rouse the audience, who warmingly received the opening number. A cover of Rob Wasserman’s “Easy Answers” came before The Temptations’ “Shakey Ground,” which ran back into the night’s first song. A tight display of musicianship continued on the ensuing “Me and My Uncle,” prior to a take on fan favorite, “Friend of the Devil.”
The Palmetto State concert continued with the Weir-penned “She Says” before a run-through of “Ramble On Rose.” Next, a high point of the night occurred when Weir and his band, Don Was, Jay Lane and Jeff Chimenti, as well as The Wolfpack, Alex Kelly, Brian Switzer, Adam Theis, Mads Tolling, Sheldon Brown and Barry Sless, delivered a debut of The Beatles’ “Come Together.” The song represented the first time this lineup of musicians had performed the number collectively. Notably, the last time Weir independently covered the John Lennon/ Paul McCartney classic was on Jan. 20, 2017.
“New Speedway Boogie” capped the first part of the night. Then, after breaking at the show’s midway point, the musicians arrived ready for their second frame which featured a quartet (Weir, Was, Lane and Chimenti) take on the Little Feat original, “Easy to Slip.” A selection of fan favorites rolled out next, beginning with “Greatest Story Ever Told,” which bled over into “Playing in the Band” and “Truckin’.” Then, after pausing, the band jumped into a soaring rendition of “Estimated Prophet.”
The show’s second half brought forth “The Wheel” prior to a triumphant take on “Wharf Rat.” The previously mentioned song merged into a massive display of the “Terrapin Station Suite,” comprised of “Fan” > “Terrapin Station” > “Terrapin Transit” > “At a Siding” > “Terrapin Flyer” > “Refrain” to conclude the second set. After leaving the stage, applause summoned the band back for their encore, a cover of the Robert Hunter-penned “Liberty.”
Following the Thursday night display in North Charleston, S.C., Weir & Wolf Bros will continue their 2023 tour at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, Fla., tonight. For those interested in attending tonight’s show, tickets remain on sale and can be purchased here.
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Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros
North Charleston Performing Arts Center – North Charleston, S.C.
Feb. 2, 2023
Set I: The Music Never Stopped, Easy Answers, Shakey Ground, > The Music Never Stopped, Me and My Uncle, Friend of the Devil, She Says, Ramble On Rose, Come Together+, New Speedway Boogie
Set II: Easy to Slip, Greatest Story Ever Told, Playing in the Band > Truckin’ > Estimated Prophet > The Wheel > Wharf Rat > Terrapin Station Suite*
+ Wolf Bros debut, last time Weir played publicly: Jan. 20, 2017
* Terrapin Station Suite: Lady w/ a Fan>Terrapin Station>Terrapin Transit>At a Siding>Terrapin Flyer>Refrain
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - As the City of North Charleston grows and leaders work to rebalance the city’s districts, they want the public to get involved.The city is holding a public meeting Tuesday and city leaders are encouraging residents to come look over the plan and share their thoughts or concerns. Redistricting is meant to make sure that each vote is counted equally throughout the city.The population of North Charleston jumped more than 20% from around 97,000 in 2010 to around 117,000 in 2020, ...
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - As the City of North Charleston grows and leaders work to rebalance the city’s districts, they want the public to get involved.
The city is holding a public meeting Tuesday and city leaders are encouraging residents to come look over the plan and share their thoughts or concerns. Redistricting is meant to make sure that each vote is counted equally throughout the city.
The population of North Charleston jumped more than 20% from around 97,000 in 2010 to around 117,000 in 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Ryan Johnson, the Public Information Officer for North Charleston, said every district will be affected.
Johnson said specifically, there has been a lot of growth along Dorchester Road, and he said expects the districts that fall within Dorchester County to be drawn smaller to account for population changes.
He said community input in this process is essential because these districts will determine the council member’s areas that will represent the public.
Click here to view the proposed maps and other data and reports from the City of North Charleston.
Tuesday’s public meeting starts at 5 p.m. and will be held on the third floor of North Charleston’s City Hall, located at 2500 City Hall Lane. The meeting can be viewed online here.
Johnson said residents who are unable to attend today’s meeting can submit comments online, or email written comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. The maps will also be on display at the Gethsemani Community Center, the Perry-Webb Community Center, the North Charleston Athletic Center and the north Charleston Aquatic Center for the next two weeks.
“We just want to encourage people to look at the new maps, look at the data, and all that’s been involved in that, and give us your opinion and your feedback,” Johnson said.
He said the city may make changes to the proposed draft after receiving public input.
From there, the map will go through the typical ordinance process, requiring a couple of city council readings before being officially adopted.
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