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The impulse to save our most cherished moments is a powerful force. When you ask people to choose three possessions to save from a burning house, one of the most common answers is a photo album.

Maybe that’s because photographs tell the stories of our lives – a timeline of memories filled with faces we love and places we have been. Photos speak directly to our emotions; they capture our attention and give us the power to show people who we are and what we do.

When composed professionally, they shine a light on our personalities, relationships, and families. After all, every human emotion has a place in photography.

Whether you need to steal someone’s attention with a stunning headshot or want to save your most loving family moments, I can help.

My name is Adam Chandler, and as a professional photographer in Goose Creek, SC I delight in the adventure of photography. I constantly immerse myself in whatever genre I’m shooting and seek new ways of bonding with my subjects to provide them with a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Unlike other photographers, I use my technical knowledge of photography, ability to connect with people, and artistic creativity to produce memorable photos for my clients. I believe that providing folks with a client-centric experience sets me apart from other photographers in Goose Creek.

Some professionals may be wonderful composers but cannot understand what their customers want. Others are great at connecting but don’t have the training or experience to make their work truly special.

When you choose Adam Chandler Photography, rest assured that you are hiring a photographer with creativity, imagination, and a keen eye for detail. You won’t ever have to worry about sacrificing one quality for another.

I have a wide range of professional experience in the world of photography. I have had the pleasure of working with a variety of subjects, from local families to corporate business professionals in the Lowcountry. As a photographer in Goose Creek with more than a decade of experience, my top priority is not only to capture beautiful images but also to provide you with a relaxing, enjoyable photography session.

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Now that you know a little about my background, let’s take a look at some of my most popular photography services in Goose Creek:

Our company mission is to exceed expectations

Your family is probably the single most important part of your life. From children to grandparents, and even nieces and nephews, building a strong family bond secures your legacy for the future.

You will grow and change with your family throughout life and encounter many memorable milestones along the way.  One of the best ways to document these milestones and relive your memories is with a family photo session.

I love family photography and strive to pour my soul and creativity into each shoot. While each session is different, I approach each one with the same goal: to capture the unique personality, affection, and energy of each family so I can provide authentic, engaging pictures and a uniquely fun experience.

Whether you have a newborn baby that you want to celebrate or have grandparents in town for a visit, Goose Creek is an amazing city for family photography. There are so many locations in the Lowcountry that make for great family photography backdrops:

  • Beaches – Folly Beach, Sullivan’s Island, Kiawah Island, Hilton Head, Edisto Beach
  • Popular Places – Washington Square, Broad Street, Ravenel Bridge
  • Historical Sites – Goose Creek Battery, Fort Sumter, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Rainbow Row

Whatever location you choose for family photography in Goose Creek, the Holy City is a wonderful place in which to immerse yourself with friends and family.

As a family photographer in Goose Creek, one of the reasons why I love working with families so much is the opportunity to get creative. I gladly accommodate the style preferences my clients are looking for – be it more traditional, posed images, or candid, playful pictures.

I use a relaxed style of direction to get your family engaged in our photography session, to help get authentic expressions that are full of life and happiness.

Here are just a few reasons why families choose Adam Chandler Photography for their family portraits:

Document Family Growth

With each year that passes, we grow – both literally in size and also in mind. Having annual family photographs helps document the advancements and growth you have in life. Family photography in Goose Creek is a great way to remember the quirks or personality traits in your children, or to immortalize an important event like a high school graduation. Since we grow and change so fast, many families arrange for yearly family photo sessions to see their family’s growth year over year.

Remember Milestones

With each year that passes, new milestones are achieved. From a child’s first steps to a sibling getting married, there is no better way to remember such happy events than with photographs. Whether you are welcoming a new puppy into your life or just landed the job of your dreams, celebratory pictures of your family will give you heartwarming memories for the rest of your life.

Create Memories

The smiling, radiant face of your daughter after losing her first tooth. The loving glance between newlyweds. The happy father, beaming with pride after his son scored his first touchdown. As a professional photographer in Goose Creek, SC, drawing out these feelings and emotions and capturing them on film is one of my greatest joys. Not because the pictures are great, but because you, as my client, will have so many years of enjoyment looking back at them.

Portraits and Headshots in Goose Creek, SC

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 world of digital dominance, having a professional headshot or portrait of your team 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 humans just aren’t very photogenic. I know that for some clients, it can be hard posing for a professional photo; knowing their headshot or portrait might make the rounds with future employers.

Fortunately, I have years of experience taking professional headshots. Unlike some amateur photographers, I know how to draw out your personality to capture you at your best. I know how to compose your portrait based on the industry you work in or the goal that you have with your photoshoot. Clients choose Adam Chandler Photography because I advise them every step of the way – from the clothes they should wear to the expression they should have.

A professional headshot or portrait is an investment into your personal brand, and here is why:

Show Your Personality

A great headshot can help give people an idea of your personality before you sit down to meet them. For instance, a serious glance at the camera might convey determination. A big smile may say “I’m approachable.” My goal is to match your expression with your personality with every headshot or portrait I take.

Show Your Professionalism

Clients, collaborators, investors, and employers are much more likely to interview you or call your business if you look professional. You have taken the time to invest in your brand, and the important people you’re sharing your headshot with will appreciate your effort.

Stand Out on Social Media

Many of my clients make appointments for headshots and portraits when they want to stand out from the crowd on social media. Whether you own a business and need to create new social media pages or you are looking to network with recruiters on LinkedIn, a headshot lends an air of professionalism that you won’t get with a selfie.

Show Off Your Current Look

Having outdated headshots can send a message of inauthenticity. When you have up to date headshots, you’re showing clients and employers that you are confident, committed, and authentic.

Qualities of a Great Photographer in Goose Creek, SC

Being a great photographer means more than owning the best pieces of camera equipment. While a great camera gives clients the clearest, highest quality photos available, it won’t help me connect with my subjects. I strive to give clients a fun, enjoyable photo session. I use my knowledge and experience to help set up the perfect shot. After connecting with my client, I draw out their personality to produce a stunning final product.

Clients choose Adam Chandler Photography because I am different from my peers in the best ways possible. Here are just a few qualities that my clients appreciate:

Imagination

I consider photography to be an artform – one that requires a creative mind and heaps of imagination. A great photographer needs to be able to take something ordinary and transform it into something beautiful. A back-alley puddle is about as mundane as it gets, but with the right technique and a little imagination, it can turn into something with much more substance.

Passion

This quality might seem like a no-brainer to most, but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen photography that is missing something. More often than not, the photographer isn’t passionate about the subject or model that he or she is photographing.

Patience

Patience is an essential quality for all great photographers. Some days, picture lighting won’t cooperate. Other days, it’s hard to get that big happy smile from younger clients. That’s why patience and flexibility are so important. As a professional with years of experience, I understand that I must have the patience to deal with whatever comes my way and the flexibility to make the most out of any situation.

People Skills

All photographers are created differently. Some photographers are more aloof and put in the bare minimum effort when it comes to speaking with clients. Others, like myself, relish the opportunity to talk with customers. That’s because interacting with subjects allows me the chance to see their vision and transform their idea into art. Talking with subjects lets me draw out their emotions and put younger subjects at ease. People skills are a must in this industry. Luckily for me, it’s one of my favorite parts of the job

Eye for Detail

As a professional photographer in Goose Creek, SC I am meticulous when it comes to details. Every element of a photograph should be reviewed to ensure cohesiveness. You might think that a family photo session is cut and dry in terms of composition and detail, but all elements of a photograph must come together to convey the vision that my clients desire.
When you hire me as your photographer, I take all the following elements into consideration:

  • Composition
  • Lighting
  • Emotion
  • Storytelling

If you have a goal you want to construe with your photographs, helping you achieve that goal is often found in the details.

I am proud to say that I am very passionate about my work. However, I’m also passionate about giving my clients the most enjoyable, care-free photography experience possible. My passion drives me to work harder, push farther, and strive to be better every day that I wake up.

Adam Chandler

Ready to Get Started?

One of my favorite things to do is to talk to clients about their vision. If you are in need of professional photography, let’s talk today about what you have in mind. Whether you’re looking for family photography in Goose Creek or want new headshots for your employees, I am here to help every step of the way.  

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High School graduation ceremonies return to North Charleston Coliseum

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Several Tri-County high schools plan to hold their graduation ceremonies at the North Charleston Coliseum, beginning with the Berkeley County School District. Seven Berkeley County High Schools will are holding ceremonies at the coliseum over the weekend. With Gov. Henry McMaster’s announcement that South Carolina’s COVID-19 state of emergency was being lifted, coliseum General Manager Frank Lapsley says a lot of the safety protocols will be based on each visiting parties’ perso...

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Several Tri-County high schools plan to hold their graduation ceremonies at the North Charleston Coliseum, beginning with the Berkeley County School District.

Seven Berkeley County High Schools will are holding ceremonies at the coliseum over the weekend.

With Gov. Henry McMaster’s announcement that South Carolina’s COVID-19 state of emergency was being lifted, coliseum General Manager Frank Lapsley says a lot of the safety protocols will be based on each visiting parties’ personal decision.

The Berkeley County School District says they are not capping the number of guests each graduate can bring to the coliseum for graduation this year.

Only graduates will be allowed on the floor, but no special spacing is planned for chairs.

Goose Creek Senior Orrin Valdez, who is number four in his class, says after watching peers have much different experiences last year, he and his classmates are excited to be having this graduation.

“It’s really cool and I’m really glad that not only graduation, but also prom was all pretty normalized,” Valdez says. “It shows the progress that we’ve made through this pandemic and how we’ve all been able to grow through it.”

Goose Creek High School students will be the first to graduate on Friday. That ceremony starts at 11:30 a.m.

“I’m very excited to walk the stage tomorrow. It’s kind of bitter-sweet because I’m going to miss a lot of the connections I’ve made and the friends I’ve grown with these past four years,” Valdez says. “But, it’s overall exciting. It’s like walking through a new door to my life.”

But some Berkeley County schools chose to hold ceremonies at their school campus instead.

There will be four hours between each ceremony on Friday and Saturday, to allow cars to come and go. Lapsley says this is the first year they’ll be using the new parking garage for graduation parking.

“It’s a feel-good event, it’s a great event, it’s a community event,” Lapsley said. “If there’s any way to get back to work, this is obviously one of the ways that makes everybody feel good about what we’re doing.”

Lapsley says masks are no longer required for guests, but coliseum staff will still be wearing masks and have health screenings before coming in.

He says the North Charleston Coliseum staff may reassess those rules at the end of June.

Dorchester County Two schools plan to hold graduation ceremonies for their three high schools at the North Charleston Coliseum one week later.

District officials posted the following schedule for its June 18 ceremonies:

The Charleston Charter School for Math and Science held its graduation on last Saturday.

Septima P. Clark Academy will hold its graduation Saturday at 9 a.m. at Hibbie Ayoub Stadium on Garrett’s campus.

The remaining Charleston County School District is holding ceremonies next week at different schools and district stadiums beginning on June 17.

Every CCSD school will hold an outdoor, in-person ceremony following COVID-19 protocols, district officials have said.

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NNPTC Holds Change of Command

Photo By Petty Officer 2nd Class Jessica Gomez | 210604-N-RT036-1265 GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (June 4, 2021) The official party of Naval... read more GOOSE CREEK, S.C. -- Naval Nuclear Power Training Command (NNPTC) held a change of command ceremony in Goose Creek, South Carolina, June 4, in the Admiral Frank Bowman Center on the NNPTC campus....

Photo By Petty Officer 2nd Class Jessica Gomez | 210604-N-RT036-1265 GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (June 4, 2021) The official party of Naval... read more

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. -- Naval Nuclear Power Training Command (NNPTC) held a change of command ceremony in Goose Creek, South Carolina, June 4, in the Admiral Frank Bowman Center on the NNPTC campus.

Capt. Scott J. McGinnis relieved Capt. Andrew G. Peterson III as commanding officer of NNPTC during the ceremony. Adm. James F. Caldwell, director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, was the presiding officer and guest speaker for the ceremony.

“It's truly been a privilege to be here,” Peterson said. “Three years ago I spoke of being humbled by the enormity of the responsibility. I am so honored by the talent here at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command. What you've accomplished over the last three years is extraordinary, and I'm honored to have been a part of it.”

Peterson, a native of Lunenburg, Massachusetts, served as commanding officer of NNPTC since June 2018. Peterson will report as commanding officer of Naval Support Activity, Joint Base Charleston next.

“Today we're here to celebrate two great leaders from our nuclear community Capt. Peterson and Capt. McGinnis,” Caldwell said. “Now [Peterson] will be the first person to tell you all the accomplishments, they belong to his team. He refuses to take credit for it, but what I will tell you is he always highlighted your accomplishments to me. What he did do was he enabled an environment where creativity and innovation thrive, alongside a healthy respect for rules and standards. This is an area where ideas are heard and acted upon, where the team felt that they could make a difference. And I have to tell you, admittedly recommending changes to the way we train nuclear operators takes a bit of courage and fortitude.”

During the ceremony, Caldwell presented Peterson with the Legion of Merit in recognition of his accomplishments as commanding officer at NNPTC.

“You are exactly the right leader and this is a fantastic job,” said Caldwell to newly minted Commanding Officer McGinnis. “Over your tour you, too, will have enormous influence on the program, and the most precious resource that we have. I have absolute faith in you and I encourage you to challenge us and your team. Bring us new ideas, develop yourself and your people and make our program even better. On behalf of all of us at Naval Reactors, welcome to our team; welcome to our family.”

McGinnis, from Richmond, Virginia, reports as commanding officer of NNPTC after serving as the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command sensitive activities division chief.

“I look forward to carrying a torch of innovation, upholding our high nuclear standards,” McGinnis said. “I am thoroughly excited and engaged to be a part of our team. I have no higher calling than to support you in our mission of developing the highest skilled nuclear trained Sailors. Your success is vital to our Navy and our national security.”

In 1993, the Nuclear Field “A” School and Nuclear Power School were joined to create NNPTC. A move from Orlando, Florida to Charleston, South Carolina began in May 1998 and was completed in January 1999. Construction of the new command allowed Nuclear Field “A” School and Nuclear Power School to be located in the same building.

Nuclear Field “A” School’s mission is to provide fundamental rate training for future nuclear Machinist's Mates, Electrician's Mates and Electronic Technicians. Nuclear Power School’s mission is to train officer and enlisted students in the science and engineering fundamental to the design, operation and maintenance of naval nuclear propulsion plants. The naval nuclear program is widely acknowledged as having the most demanding academic program in the U.S. military.

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen To Celebrate Moncks Corner Grand Opening Thursday

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Let the chicken wars begin! Zaxby’s, KFC, Bojangles and Chic-fil-A in Moncks Corner are about to get a little friendly competition. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen will celebrate its grand opening Thursday, June 17 at 9 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The first 100 people to arrive will be entered into a raffle to win free chicken every week for one year, according to a news release from the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce. The new Popeyes is located at 460 N. Highway 52 in Moncks Corner. Th...

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Let the chicken wars begin! Zaxby’s, KFC, Bojangles and Chic-fil-A in Moncks Corner are about to get a little friendly competition. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen will celebrate its grand opening Thursday, June 17 at 9 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The first 100 people to arrive will be entered into a raffle to win free chicken every week for one year, according to a news release from the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce.

The new Popeyes is located at 460 N. Highway 52 in Moncks Corner.

The restaurant is owned and operated by the Rinna Restaurant Group (RRG), and the franchisees include Mark, Jane, and Alex Rinna.

The company started in 2000. The Moncks Corner location will be RRG’s 16th store, with ten in Augusta, GA and six in Charleston, SC.

This will be second Popeyes restaurant in Berkeley County. The company opened a Goose Creek location on St. James Avenue a few years ago.

Known for its rich Cajun and creole flavors, Popeyes originally started in 1972 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Goose Creek sets up email address seeking flooding information

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCSC) – The city of Goose Creek has set up an email address to hear from homeowners affected by this weekend’s flooding. The email address – report@cityofgoosecreek.com – was set up Monday, Mayor Greg Habib said. Residents can submit their address, photos and a description of what they experienced when heavy rains moved through on Saturday. The city plans to use that information to map out the worst spots ...

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCSC) – The city of Goose Creek has set up an email address to hear from homeowners affected by this weekend’s flooding.

The email address – report@cityofgoosecreek.com – was set up Monday, Mayor Greg Habib said.

Residents can submit their address, photos and a description of what they experienced when heavy rains moved through on Saturday. The city plans to use that information to map out the worst spots and see what improvements can be made.

“It may be that we identify yes, there are some places where the ditch did not work properly, the drainage system did not work as well as it could have, and yes, there may be a need for greater drainage maintenance. I suspect that we may find some of that,” Habib said, adding the city has already found one spot where beavers built a dam that held back the water.

Stormwater systems in the area are designed to be able to handle up to six inches of rain in a day, he added. Instead, that much fell in a matter of a couple hours.

“I believe what we’ll find the biggest factor in the flooding was six-and-a-half inches in less than two hours, and I’m not sure there’s a system that would have handled that, but we’re not going to just assume that,” Habib said, adding there may be some spots where the drainage system is not working as it should.

One such area was quickly identified; beavers built a dam across a waterway that slowed drainage.

The city has an agreement with Berkeley County that sees the county handle stormwater issues because, as Habib put it, water doesn’t know the lines between the city and the county. Officials quickly opened drain valves as the rain fell, but that wasn’t enough to avoid issues.

“What we found for the most part is as our folks went around – and we were out in the rain looking at things – is that for the most part, all of the stormwater systems were operating properly. They were just overwhelmed,” he said.

The open valve led the ditch next to Carlene Young’s home to fill quickly and spill into her home. She said it’s not the first time she’s had issues with it.

“When we do have just a heavy rain, the water coming down, it goes right to the top of the ditch level. Right to the top,” she said.

“We see debris that washes up often when we have heavy rains, and that debris backs up the water” she added.

Other residents in the area told Live 5 News they also want to see fixes.

While change won’t happen overnight, Habib said city and county officials are already compiling notes to see what can be done.

“We’ll bring all that together with what the citizens send us, we’ll investigate it and see what we can figure out,” he said.

Officials plan to gather next week to review the initial information and start looking at next steps.

Live 5 News reached out to Berkeley County for an interview for this story; that message was not returned as of Monday evening.

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Goose Creek residents still recovering from Saturday’s heavy flooding

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCBD) – Weekend storms have passed, but residents in Goose Creek are still recovering from serious flooding that happened on Saturday afternoon. Neighbors in the Foxborough Townhomes community are drying out their homes and trying to decide if their flooded-out vehicles can be salvaged. Over in Foxboroug...

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCBD) – Weekend storms have passed, but residents in Goose Creek are still recovering from serious flooding that happened on Saturday afternoon.

Neighbors in the Foxborough Townhomes community are drying out their homes and trying to decide if their flooded-out vehicles can be salvaged.

Over in Foxborough, an 83-year-old woman was inside her home and her son was inside a small blue house in the backyard when a tree fell onto the roof.

The flooded yard softened a tree to the point where it fell over onto a small home. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured.

“It’s unbelievable,” said Isabel Rietz, who has lived in Foxborough since 1972. “I was in my room with my little dog – he’s old now – because he’s afraid of thunderstorms and lightning.”

“We hear some strange noise, like everything was breaking apart,” she recalled.

She looked out of the window toward the small house where her son was and saw a tree down on the roof. “I see it, I say ‘oh, my son’ and I passed out- almost fell on the floor,” she said.

When the tree fell on the home, the door became stuck and her son had to force it open. “He got something over there and he forced the door. He slipped and fell and hurt his neck.”

“He said everything I own mom, everything. I try to calm him down, I say hey are you alive, are you alive, that’s all the most important is that you’re alive.”

Goose Creek Mayor Greg Habib says many of the areas impacted the most are older, so they were not built with more recent stormwater drainage techniques.

The city’s system is simply not capable of handling about six inches of water in a two-hour timeframe. That is normally what they are designed to handle in a 24-hour period.

“We’re gonna continue to work on seeing what we can figure out with the county, who manages our stormwater program,” said Mayor Habib. “See if we can figure out with them how we can mitigate some of this and improve drainage moving forward.”

The city has also established an email address for you to send photographs – and your address – of damage from Saturday’s flooding. This will allow them to get a better idea of where the serious problems are located.

Simply send an email to report@cityofgoosecreek.com.

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