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 Summerville, 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 Summerville.
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, Summerville 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 Summerville, the Holy City is a wonderful place to explore and enjoy with friends and family.
As a family photographer in Summerville, one of the reasons why I love working with families so much (in addition to getting to meet some really awesome people) is the opportunity to combine my creativity with my ever-evolving technical skill. I also gladly accommodate the style preferences my clients are looking for - be it more traditional, posed images, or candid, playful pictures.
I use a clear yet relaxed style of direction to get you and your family engaged in our photography session, to help get authentic expressions that really show the unique dynamic and relationships of each family.
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A great headshot shows you at your best - whether you want to impress a prospective employer or need professional photography for your website. In today's digitally-intensive society, having a professional headshot or portrait of you or your team that stands out for all the right reasons is becoming a necessity. It's no surprise, then, that headshots and portraits are among the most popular genres of photography.
Headshots can be tricky, mostly because many (if not most) people don't like being in front of the camera (trust me, I totally get that). I know that for some clients, it can be hard to know what to do, what to wear or how to relax enough to let their authentic selves come through so that they can end up with a professional photo or headshot that inspires authenticity and confidence.
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 Summerville 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 has agreed to a mediation settlement with builder Kolter Homes regarding The Ponds neighborhood near Summerville.Neighbors say they’re concerned, saying the builder has overdeveloped on the property, but the county disputes that, saying the original agreement was vague.“Kolter has built themselves into a corner,” homeowner Brian Riesen said. “When they ran out of land to develop, rather than hand over the amenities on those lands and give up some of thei...
DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Dorchester County has agreed to a mediation settlement with builder Kolter Homes regarding The Ponds neighborhood near Summerville.
Neighbors say they’re concerned, saying the builder has overdeveloped on the property, but the county disputes that, saying the original agreement was vague.
“Kolter has built themselves into a corner,” homeowner Brian Riesen said. “When they ran out of land to develop, rather than hand over the amenities on those lands and give up some of their maximum number of homes they’re allowed to build, they asked to get rid of the amenities and ask for more homes and more land.”
The mediation agreement was approved at the last county council meeting on April 18. It was made public late on Friday. Neighbors say they like some parts of the agreement and don’t like others.
The county, meanwhile, says the mediation agreement between them and Kolter Homes is in the best long-term solution for all parties involved.
The agreement adds 50 more single-family homes, from 1,950 to 2,000 homes, along with 74 townhomes off Lotz Drive and gets rid of the requirement of apartments to be built in the subdivision.
However, some homeowners say they feel like the county has turned their back on them by signing this agreement with Kolter.
“They’re getting rid of the village center requirement, leaving less than two acres of zoned commercial but no commitment to build,” Riesen said. “They’ve eliminated the nature trails, and there’s maybe three miles of the original 18 in existence. Many of us feel Kolter has already violated and broken their contract, and the county was, up until last week, holding them accountable, and now, they’ve just decided to let Kolter do what they want, essentially.”
County Councilmember David Chinnis, in response, says the village center, which is a planned retail center, in the original agreement from 2005 was described as up to 94 acres of land to be used for that purpose, meaning there was no concrete amount of acreage specified.
“The amount is up to, or not to exceed, which is vague,” Chinnis said. “It doesn’t tell you how much there’s going to be. It tells you what it won’t be greater than.”
Chinnis also says the nature trails were not specifically mapped out when the original development was signed.
However, as part of the new agreement, Kolter must install 10 miles of walking trails and keep existing ones intact.
“There’s a picture of what we want to keep,” Chinnis said. “They talk about 10 miles of existing trails, but I don’t know if we’ve ever had them identified. For us to go back in and say, ‘You had to do this. You’ve taken this trail. You’ve got to mitigate it.’ Well, at this point in time, there’s a house on it.”
Chinnis also described the original development agreement as “horrible” and “open-ended” and is not something that would happen nowadays.
Jeff Vandewiel, the community director of the Charleston Division for Kolter Homes, released the following statement.
“Kolter Homes is pleased to have reached an agreement with Dorchester County on the planned improvements and continued development of The Ponds neighborhood. While we respect differing opinions, we believe this new shared vision will continue to ensure The Ponds is a wonderful place to call home and will benefit the greater Dorchester County community.”
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DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Homeowners in The Ponds community in Dorchester County near Summerville say they were made false promises by a home builder when they were purchasing their homes.Over the past several days, neighbors have been emailing a copy of a map showing the nature trails in and around the neighborhood. However, there is very small print that says it’s a dynamic document and is subject to change.“I understand the things they can’t give us, that we don’t have,” homeowner Babby R...
DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Homeowners in The Ponds community in Dorchester County near Summerville say they were made false promises by a home builder when they were purchasing their homes.
Over the past several days, neighbors have been emailing a copy of a map showing the nature trails in and around the neighborhood. However, there is very small print that says it’s a dynamic document and is subject to change.
“I understand the things they can’t give us, that we don’t have,” homeowner Babby Rajt said. “I do not understand taking away the things we already have. Those trails, the few that are left, are here. We don’t need to manufacture them across the highway.”
Back on April 18, the county mediated with home builder Kolter Homes to change the original 2005 development agreement – made between the county and Greenwood Development -- which the county has called “vague,” horrible” and “open-ended.”
“I cannot hold a developer responsible for something that’s not in the development agreement,” Dorchester County Councilmember David Chinnis said. “I cannot hold them responsible for a map they handed to someone at closing that’s not part of the development agreement. There’s no way possible for me to do that. Can the homeowners do that? Possibly.”
Part of the agreement includes Kolter having to install 10 miles of walking trails and keep existing trails intact.
According to documents, when the subdivision was first brought up for development, there were 18 miles of existing trails throughout the property.
“When I was settling on the property, I was given a golf cart tour of The Ponds, the trails I just mentioned and was led to believe that it was going to be expanded,” homeowner Joe Kirby said.
Now, neighbors say that’s down to three and a half miles of natural trails. They feel they were misled when buying their homes.
“Kolter absolutely misled all residents at the time, proposing or showing us trails that do not exist, putting fine print in every contract,” homeowner Brian Riesen said. “Kolter 100% false advertised this community as being the premier economic, social, cultural hub of Summerville.”
Meanwhile, the county says the map included in the original plan is not enforceable.
“As I look through this map and see this, there’s a lot of things that have changed, and again, as I said before, there’s in one case at least one spot where there’s a house on one of these trails,” Chinnis said. “In the end, this identification is not part of the development agreement. It is part of the development plan, the P-D side of this, which is very different than that agreement, in my opinion, and quite honestly, I think it’s safe to say in the county attorney’s opinion.”
The adjustments to the development agreement between the county and Kolter Homes must go through three readings at county council before they’re implemented.
Jeff Vandewiel, the community director for Kolter Homes’ Charleston Division, released the following statement:
“Over multiple days this year, Kolter Homes negotiated with Dorchester County leaders to reach the mutually approved agreement on the planned improvements and continued development of The Ponds neighborhood. We realize no single plan will please everyone, but we believe this new shared vision will continue to ensure The Ponds is a wonderful place to call home and will benefit the greater Dorchester County community.”
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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) — So often, sports is a test of limits; an assessment of how far you are willing to go to become a better athlete, embracing the blood, sweat and tears of it all.If you ask one Lowcountry cheer squad how far they would be willing to go to become 2022 Summit Champions, they’d tell you ‘as far as it takes.'It's why they now get to ca...
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) — So often, sports is a test of limits; an assessment of how far you are willing to go to become a better athlete, embracing the blood, sweat and tears of it all.
If you ask one Lowcountry cheer squad how far they would be willing to go to become 2022 Summit Champions, they’d tell you ‘as far as it takes.'
It's why they now get to call themselves world champions.
“From the end of the summer until about early December we practice, practice, practice the routine, make it perfect,” said OutKast coach, Bailey Bossman.
“They know they’re good, but you can’t get complacent,” said Taryn Gadbois, another OutKast coach.
"'Cause a little mistake can knock you down a few places, especially when you’re against the best teams in the country,” added Bossman.
When it comes to the nation’s best, OutKast, a youth all-star cheer squad that is a part of Rockstar Cheer Charleston, says bring it on.
It’s an attitude that landed this group of 19 kids between the ages of eight and 15 on youth competitive cheerleading’s biggest stage in Orlando.
“Once you get there, you have to make it out of a wildcard or a semi-final round to get into finals," Gadbois said. "It’s kinda like the Super Bowl: you’re knocking people out every time you go to try to get to that last step.”
OutKast competed against 62 teams from all corners of the world. After placing third in the semi-final round, the group had one final chance to leave it all on the floor.
“It was muscle memory. We’ve done it so many times it’s like we do it, we hit, and then it’s done,” said OutKast athlete Sydney Blacketer.
“And it’s teamwork. You have to hit stuff," added teammate Bella Young. "If someone is down, you have to get them hyped."
If you ask their coaches, they'd tell you getting this high-energy bunch hype has never been a challenge.
“I felt nervous but also excited, because honestly I couldn’t believe that we were so close to winning and that we could win the whole thing,” said OutKast athlete Aliyah Snyder.
When it came time to announce the final standings, judges called out each of the 20 teams who competed in the finals, starting from twentieth place and working down to first.
OutKast still hadn’t been called when it came down to the final squad.
And then the moment they all were waiting for.
“My knees went because it was such a relief to know that all the hard work they put in actually paid off,” said Cheredia Blacketer, owner of Rockstar Cheer.
“The kids were hugging and jumping around, I think we head butted each other," Gadbois and Bossman joked. "She still has a bruise on her head."
“I exchanged handshakes, high fives, hugs with people I don’t even know, on teams I don’t even know the names of," athlete Joss Oppold said. "It was just a surreal moment."
“It felt really good knowing that we won, and all the things that we did to help us win helped us,” said teammate Rai'Yanna Robinson.
From sore muscles and strained voices to countless reps, OutKast endured intense practices and they did so with a smile.
“We would leave tired or maybe even crying because you’re working so hard, but after all, it just kinda pays off," said squad member McKinley 'KeKe' Roebuck. “Those tears turn into happy tears.”
The athletes on the floor were guided by the unmatched support from those forever cheering them on from the sidelines.
“Just hearing the crowd cheering for us, it was very exciting and energizing, and I was very happy to perform there,” said OutKast athlete Alauna Wiggins.
“It gives the kids something to look forward to. Sportsmanship, commitment," added cheer mom, Brigette Elmore. "It’s like a family, a unity – what it’s supposed to be."
A family built like a perfectly executed stunt, with a strong foundation of sisterhood and brotherhood.
A former driver for a Summerville restaurant claims his vehicle expenses should have been reimbursed by his employer, and when they weren’t that it violated federal wage laws, in a lawsuit that could ripple through the region’s growing food delivery industry.Donald Nicholas Craven filed the federal complaint against Mad Fish SC LLC, which operates the Mad Fish sushi and hibachi restaurant on Trolley Road. Craven said in documents filed in U.S. District Court in Charleston that he and other drivers had to cover their own wo...
A former driver for a Summerville restaurant claims his vehicle expenses should have been reimbursed by his employer, and when they weren’t that it violated federal wage laws, in a lawsuit that could ripple through the region’s growing food delivery industry.
Donald Nicholas Craven filed the federal complaint against Mad Fish SC LLC, which operates the Mad Fish sushi and hibachi restaurant on Trolley Road. Craven said in documents filed in U.S. District Court in Charleston that he and other drivers had to cover their own work-related gas, maintenance, insurance and other expenses, which caused their pay to fall below minimum wage.
Instead of reimbursing drivers for their expenses or at a mileage rate specified by the Internal Revenue Service, the lawsuit alleged, Mad Fish owner Xin Lin paid them $1 per delivery — an amount Craven said was far below actual costs. And while Mad Fish charged its customers a delivery surcharge, the fee was not passed on to drivers.
“As a result of the automobile and other job-related expenses ... (drivers) were deprived of minimum wages guaranteed to them by the (Fair Labor Standards Act),” the lawsuit alleged.
It added the Mad Fish reimbursement formula of $1 per delivery “has resulted in an unreasonable underestimation of delivery drivers’ automobile expenses ... causing systematic violations of the minimum wage laws.”
Craven, who is represented by Rock Hill lawyer Jacob Modla, is seeking back pay, unspecified financial damages and legal fees, and he’s asked a judge to approve the lawsuit as a class-action case covering other Mad Fish delivery drivers between 2019 and 2022.
Lin, who planned to represent himself in the case, denied any wrongdoing in a court filing this week. But Magistrate Judge Mary Gordon Baker told the Mad FIsh owner that he must hire an attorney because the lawsuit involves a corporation. The restaurant has until June 30 to file a formal response.
Ultimately, the case could come down to whether a judge thinks the $1 per reimbursement is reasonable, according to the Fisher Phillips law firm, which specializes in labor disputes and is not involved in the Mad Fish complaint.
“Employers are permitted to reimburse employees who use their personal vehicle for work at a ‘reasonable approximation of actual expenses incurred,’” according to 2020 guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor, Fisher Phillips said in a blog post. “This means that employers do not need to reimburse employees at the IRS mileage rate to meet their obligations under federal wage and hour laws.”
Fisher Phillips said “there has been an influx of litigation” in recent years over how delivery drivers should be reimbursed, and federal courts have been split over the method employers should use to figure their obligation.
“Most federal courts have concluded that employers are not required to reimburse at the IRS rate and that a reasonable approximation of expenses is permissible,” the law firm stated, adding the labor department opinion “will likely be relied upon by judges presented with mileage reimbursement litigation.”
No court date has been set in the Mad Fish case.
While restaurant delivery services have been around for years, the industry has become highly specialized and competitive, with demand soaring during the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent McKinsey & Co. report shows the global meals-to-go market is now a $150 billion-a-year business, and industry leader DoorDash this month reported 35 percent growth in first-quarter revenue, suggesting the popularity of such services will continue.
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