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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 Hanahan, 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 Hanahan.

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 Hanahan 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 Hanahan:

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, Hanahan 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 – Hanahan Battery, Fort Sumter, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Rainbow Row

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

As a family photographer in Hanahan, 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 Hanahan 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 Hanahan, 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 Hanahan, 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 Hanahan, 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 Hanahan, 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 Hanahan or want new headshots for your employees, I am here to help every step of the way.  

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Five Cougars Earn CAA Postseason Honors

RICHMOND, Va. --- Five members of the College of Charleston baseball team were recognized with postseason honors from the Colonial Athletic Association on Tuesday led by senior outfielder Harrison Hawkins who earned a spot on the All-CAA First Team in a vote by the league’s head coaches. All five Cougars earned postseason honors from the CAA for the first time in their careers. Hawkins was named to the All-CAA First Team while Jared Kirven, Joseph Merson, Tanner Steffy and Trey Pooser were each honored on the All-CAA Seco...

RICHMOND, Va. --- Five members of the College of Charleston baseball team were recognized with postseason honors from the Colonial Athletic Association on Tuesday led by senior outfielder Harrison Hawkins who earned a spot on the All-CAA First Team in a vote by the league’s head coaches.

All five Cougars earned postseason honors from the CAA for the first time in their careers. Hawkins was named to the All-CAA First Team while Jared Kirven, Joseph Merson, Tanner Steffy and Trey Pooser were each honored on the All-CAA Second Team. Mershon and Pooser were both also recognized on the CAA All-Rookie Team.

Hawkins put together a career season in 2021 leading the team in batting average (.348), home runs (10) and RBI (50). The Bishopville, S.C. native batted .424 with nine homers and 35 RBI in league play while setting a single-season program-record with three grand slams this spring. He leads the team with 18 multi-hit games with 13 multi-RBI performances as well.

Kirven caught fire in conference play to earn a spot on the All-CAA Second team batting .358 in CAA South action with two homers and 12 RBI. The Lexington, S.C. native has six three-hit games to his credit this season and has thrown out 11 base runners.

Mershon earns a nod to the All-CAA Second Team after batting .314 with four homers and 17 RBI in league play this season. The Taylors, S.C. native recorded 16 multi-hit games during the regular season highlighted by a 4-for-4 effort with two homers and five RBI against Tennessee Tech on April 10. He marked his first collegiate home run with a grand slam against North Carolina A&T on opening weekend.

Steffy slotted into the lineup at the beginning of league play and made an instant impact, batting .311 with four homers and 23 RBI in just 28 games. The Chapin, S.C. native drove in at least two runs on eight occasions including three RBI and the first two homers of his collegiate career in a 13-6 win at Clemson on April 13. Steffy batted .286 with home run and 11 RBI league play.

Pooser stepped into the weekend rotation early in the season and stabilized the Saturday role, posting a 4-1 record with a 3.86 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 13 appearances with nine starts. The Hanahan, S.C. native recorded a pair of quality starts in conference play including seven masterful shutout innings scattering four hits and striking out eight at William & Mary on May 8. Pooser allowed two earned runs or less in eight appearances including four scoreless frames against Alabama on March 6.

The Cougars open CAA Tournament play on Wednesday afternoon when they face fifth-seeded Towson at 12:00 p.m. at Brooks Field in Wilmington, N.C.

2021 CAA BASEBALL POSTSEASON AWARDS

All-CAA First Team

C – Matt Suggs, UNCW

IF – Austin Gauthier, Hofstra

IF – Scott Holzwasser, Northeastern

IF – Cole Weiss, UNCW

IF – Rob Weissheier, Hofstra

IF – Ben Williamson, William & Mary

OF – Brooks Baldwin, UNCW

OF – Chase DeLauter, James Madison

OF – Jared Dupere, Northeastern

OF – Harrison Hawkins, Charleston

OF – Alex Iadisernia, Elon

UT – Jack Cone, William & Mary

DH – Max Viera, Northeastern

SP – Kyle Murphy, Northeastern

SP – Landen Roupp, UNCW

SP – Cam Schlittler, Northeastern

RP – Hunter Hodges, UNCW

RP – Joe Sprake, Elon

All-CAA Second Team

C – Jared Kirven, Charleston

IF – Kip Brandenburg, UNCW

IF – Joseph Carpenter, Delaware

IF – Danny Crossen, Northeastern

IF – Matt McDermott, William & Mary

IF – Joseph Mershon, Charleston

OF – Kyle Baker, Delaware

OF – Jeff Costello, Northeastern

OF – Anthony Galason, Elon

OF – Conor Hartigan, James Madison

UT – Jake Dunion, Delaware

DH – Tanner Steffy, Charleston

SP – Jimmy Joyce, Hofstra

SP – Trey Pooser, Charleston

SP – Adam Smith, UNCW

RP – Lliam Grubbs, James Madison

RP – Kody Reeser, Towson

RP – Eric Yost, Northeastern

CAA Player of the Year: Jared Dupere, Northeastern

CAA Pitcher of the Year: Landen Roupp, UNCW

CAA Co-Rookies of the Year: Alex Iadisernia, Elon and Cam Schlittler, Northeastern

CAA Defensive Player of the Year: Matt McDermott, William & Mary

CAA Coach of the Year: Mike Glavine, Northeastern

CAA All-Rookie Team

Justin Cassella, OF, Elon

Chase DeLauter, OF, James Madison

Jake Dunion, UT, Delaware

Hunter Hodges, P, UNCW

Alex Iadisernia, OF, Elon

Joseph Mershon, IF, Charleston

Trey Pooser, P, Charleston

Cam Schlittler, P, Northeastern

Wyatt Scotti, P, Northeastern

Max Viera, DH, Northeastern

Ben Williamson, IF, William & Mary

Softball players reel in all-state honors

Softball players from Berkeley, Hanahan and Timberland high schools landed all-state honors by the S.C. Coaches Association of Women’s Sports. All three teams captured region titles this spring. As press time, the Stags held a 1-0 lead in a best-of-three series against Ashley Ridge in the Lower State championship series. The Lower State winner plays the winner of the Upper State series – Fort Mill or Byrnes – for the Class AAAAA title. That series is scheduled for June 1, 3 and 5. The Lower State winner...

Softball players from Berkeley, Hanahan and Timberland high schools landed all-state honors by the S.C. Coaches Association of Women’s Sports.

All three teams captured region titles this spring.

As press time, the Stags held a 1-0 lead in a best-of-three series against Ashley Ridge in the Lower State championship series.

The Lower State winner plays the winner of the Upper State series – Fort Mill or Byrnes – for the Class AAAAA title. That series is scheduled for June 1, 3 and 5. The Lower State winner hosts Game 1 and the Upper State winner hosts Game 2. Game 3 would be at a neutral site.

Berkeley’s Class AAAAA all-state selections are junior P/OF Gracie DeCuir, sophomore P/OF Abby Prince and senior IF Jersey Silver.

Hanahan’s picks in Class AAA are senior IF Brooke Patterson and sophomore IF Brooke Jones. The Hawkettes advanced to a postseason district championship game before ending the season there.

In Class AA, Timberland’s all-state selections are sophomore OF Emily Dawson, junior C Abbi Harrawood and senior IF Hayley Gaskins. The Wolves finished the season in the district tournament.

Berkeley 6, Ashley Ridge 2

Southpaw Abby Prince pitched a three-hitter and drove in two runs at the plate to power Berkeley to a 6-2 victory over visiting Ashley Ridge in the opening game of the Class AAAAA Lower State championship series in softball on May 24.

Prince fanned five batters and allowed one earned run while infielders Jersey Silver and Hayden Richberg each collected two hits and scored twice for Berkeley (28-3).

The Stags trailed 1-0 before scoring three runs in the bottom of the third inning.

Ashley Ridge plated an unearned run in the top of the sixth to pull within 3-2 but Berkeley broke it open in the bottom of the frame.

Silver and Prince knocked in runs with singles and Savannah Ballentine drew a walk with the bases loaded for the Stags.

Former Knight earns academic honor

Former Stratford High School baseball standout Dylan Stewart, now a freshman second baseman for the Charleston Southern Buccaneers, received all-academic honors by the Big South Conference as part of the conference’s annual baseball awards.

Stewart posted a 3.90 grade-point average while majoring in accounting. He saw action in 36 games, drawing 29 starts.

Stewart claimed Big South Freshman of the Week recognition following the Bucs’ early season series win over Longwood after belting out a pair of triples to help CSU secure the win over the Lancers.

He finished tied atop the conference leaderboard in triples with four on the season while hitting his first home run of the year against USC Upstate on April 17.

Stewart finished with a .253 batting average and 12 RBIs.

Hanahan To Break Ground On 53-Acre Park

HANAHAN, S.C. – A brand new park is coming to Hanahan, and it’ll be the first in nearly two decades. On Friday, June 25, city officials will break ground on a new 53-acre park at 1173 Williams Lane in Hanahan. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 10 a.m., and the public is invited to attend. The park will sit behind Bowen’s Corner Elementary off Williams Lane, adjacent to Henry Brown Boulevard. According to the city, the Berkeley County School District is partnering with the city by funding six tennis court...

HANAHAN, S.C. – A brand new park is coming to Hanahan, and it’ll be the first in nearly two decades. On Friday, June 25, city officials will break ground on a new 53-acre park at 1173 Williams Lane in Hanahan. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 10 a.m., and the public is invited to attend.

The park will sit behind Bowen’s Corner Elementary off Williams Lane, adjacent to Henry Brown Boulevard. According to the city, the Berkeley County School District is partnering with the city by funding six tennis courts with lighting as well as paying towards the multi-use synthetic field. The plans include three multi-use grass fields complete with two baseball/softball skins with backstops. Some of the other amenities for the park will include:

Last November, voters said “yes” to a bond referendum that will fund new parks and allow upgrades to existing ones. By enhancing the city’s current parks and adding additional parks, officials said it will not only increase home values, but improve quality of life for residents.

The last park addition at Railroad Avenue took place in 2003. Since then, city officials have said that Hanahan’s population has more than doubled, but no additional parks have been added.

The location of the future 53-acre park:

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Wednesday headlines: Obscenities spray-painted outside Mace’s home

U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace posted a video Tuesday of obscenities she said had been spray-painted outside of her Charleston-area home over the weekend. She also characterized the vandalism as including “antifa symbols,” although the A in a circle sprayed on her sidewalk has been a recognized symbol of anarchy for 50 years. More: Associated Press, ...

U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace posted a video Tuesday of obscenities she said had been spray-painted outside of her Charleston-area home over the weekend. She also characterized the vandalism as including “antifa symbols,” although the A in a circle sprayed on her sidewalk has been a recognized symbol of anarchy for 50 years. More: Associated Press, The Hill, CNN, Fox News

In other headlines:

Second man on S.C. death row scheduled to be executed under new law. A 43-year-old man convicted of killing a convenience store clerk during a 1997 robbery spree is South Carolina’s second death row inmate set for execution after legislators passed a law enabling the state to carry out capital punishment. More: The Post and Courier

Santee Cooper to be reformed, not sold to private owner, after some lawmakers wanted out of owning an electric utility company. The South Carolina legislative leaders most ardent about selling state-owned utility Santee Cooper said Tuesday there are no interested buyers. More: Associated Press, The State

Charleston Water System begins work on $17.5M Hanahan emergency operation center. A new $17.5 million Charleston Water Systems Emergency Operations Center will be built along Murray Drive in Hanahan. More: The Post and Courier

Charleston’s Spoleto Festival USA looks a lot different after the pandemic. The opening of Spoleto Festival USA this year was unlike any other — instead of a seated crowd in the blistering sun outside Charleston city hall, a small group gathered in the shade of Washington Park. More: S.C. Public Radio, The Post and Courier

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North Charleston All-stars clinch Dixie Ponytails district title

The North Charleston All-stars defeated Hanahan, 4-1, to clinch the 2021 S.C. Dixie Softball Ponytails (ages 11-12) District 6 championship on June 18. All-star teams representing Moncks Corner, Goose Creek, Hanahan and North Charleston competed in the district tournament June 14-18 at the Wescott Park ball fields. North Charleston advanced to the final of the double elimination tournament undefeated. After losing on opening day, Hanahan battled back by defeating Moncks Corner on the second day and Goose Creek the third to advance to ...

The North Charleston All-stars defeated Hanahan, 4-1, to clinch the 2021 S.C. Dixie Softball Ponytails (ages 11-12) District 6 championship on June 18.

All-star teams representing Moncks Corner, Goose Creek, Hanahan and North Charleston competed in the district tournament June 14-18 at the Wescott Park ball fields. North Charleston advanced to the final of the double elimination tournament undefeated. After losing on opening day, Hanahan battled back by defeating Moncks Corner on the second day and Goose Creek the third to advance to the final.

“We faced great competition, but we just played lights out,” North Charleston manager Joe Brinson said. “I’m so proud of these girls. In the first game against Hanahan we were up and down until we tied it up and then in the last inning we came through strong with a couple of hits to score the winning run.”

In the title game, Hanahan went up by a run in the top of the first inning. North Charleston answered in the bottom of the frame with three straight hits off the bats of Lennea Morlando, Morgan Carter and Lily Brinson to bring Morlando home, and an RBI single from Kamryn Wickersham that plated Carter.

After her team gained the 2-1 lead, Brinson found her grove in the circle and North Charleston played strong defense the remaining innings.

North Charleston added a run in the second. Alyssa Owens received a base on balls and then scored off a hit by Elizabeth Martray. The final run came in the fourth when Kamari Davis stole home for the 4-1 North Charleston lead.

Ja’Niyah Ray, Ava Harkleroad, Kalynn Butler and Kylie Leon-Jennings are the other members of the District 6 championship team. Chris Carter and Tim Harkleroad are the team’s assistant coaches.

The all-stars advance to the Ponytails State Tournament next month in Johnsonville. Joe Brinson is hoping pitching depth will give them an edge there.

“We have several pitchers this year, which is great,” he said. “We can just let a girl take it and see how far she can go knowing if we need it we have someone else who can step up and finish.”

Wescott Park is also hosting this summer’s Dixie Youth Baseball AAA Minors (9-10) tournament June 17-22. The tournament features teams from North Charleston, Summerville, Moncks Corner, Hanahan, Goose Creek, St. Andrews and Mount Pleasant.

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