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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 Myrtle Beach, 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 Myrtle Beach.

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 Myrtle Beach 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 Myrtle Beach:

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, Myrtle Beach 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 – Myrtle Beach Battery, Fort Sumter, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Rainbow Row

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

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

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Pelicans toss combined no-hitter, beat Fireflies 5-0

COLUMBIA, SC - Four Myrtle Beach pitchers combined for a no-hitter on Wednesday night with a 5-0 win over the Columbia Fireflies. The no-hitter is the first since Nick Tepesch and Jimmy Reyes combined to no-hit the Wilmington Blue Rocks on May 19, 2012. With the win, the Pelicans have matched their season-long win streak at three games and moved to 20-23 on the season. After their first time being no-hit since 2017, the Fireflies have now dropped the first two games of the series and fall to 22-18. DJ Herz, Jeremiah Estrada, Bailey Re...

COLUMBIA, SC - Four Myrtle Beach pitchers combined for a no-hitter on Wednesday night with a 5-0 win over the Columbia Fireflies. The no-hitter is the first since Nick Tepesch and Jimmy Reyes combined to no-hit the Wilmington Blue Rocks on May 19, 2012. With the win, the Pelicans have matched their season-long win streak at three games and moved to 20-23 on the season. After their first time being no-hit since 2017, the Fireflies have now dropped the first two games of the series and fall to 22-18.

DJ Herz, Jeremiah Estrada, Bailey Reid, and Danis Correa were the four pitchers that tossed a no-hitter for the Pelicans. Herz started the game and earned the first win of his career with a five-inning performance that included four walks and seven strikeouts. Estrada came on in relief and recorded a career-high-tying seven strikeouts through nine batters faced. Reid faced two batters with one walk allowed. Correa closed out the game with two strikeouts in the final inning. The group combined for 16 strikeouts through the Fireflies lineup.

On the hitting side, the Birds collected nine hits for the second night in a row. Fabian Pertuz (2-4, HR, 3 RBI) smashed his first home run of the season with a team-leading three runs driven in. Luis Verdugo (1-4, RBI, R) and Jonathan Sierra (1-3, RBI) also brought home runs for the Pelicans.

The Fireflies drew seven walks on the evening, with Maikel Garcia (0-1, 3 BB) picking up three. Herard Gonzalez (0-2, 2 BB) also walked multiple times during the game.

Starting pitcher Adrian Alcantara (2-3) took the loss after going five innings with two earned runs off five hits. Anderson Paulino and Nathan Webb finished the final four innings with a combined three runs allowed.

The Pelicans scored first in the second inning after Pablo Aliendo and Sierra both singled to lead off the frame. With Aliendo on third, Verdugo grounded out to a fielder’s choice at third which allowed Aliendo to cross the plate and put the Birds up 1-0.

Another run scored in the Pelicans’ half of the fourth inning with Matt Mervis knocking a one-out single to center field, and Aliendo drawing a walk to put two runners on. After a wild pitch from Alcantara moved both runners up, Sierra hit a sacrifice fly to center that gave Aliendo enough time to score and make the score 2-0 in favor of the visitors.

Without a hit, the Fireflies still threatened to strike the scoreboard in their half of the fourth. After the first batter was retired, Herz gave up a walk to Garcia and threw a wild pitch in the next at-bat that advanced him to second. After a second-straight walk to Juan Carlos Negret, both runners moved up a base when Herz balked during Brady McConnell’s at-bat to put two runners in scoring position. Herz went on to sit down McConnell and Omar Hernandez on strikes to leave the inning unharmed.

Both teams remained lock in a 2-0 Pelicans’ lead as Estrada entered the game out of the bullpen and put on a dazzling display of seven strikeouts through nine batters in the sixth and seventh innings before being pulled with two outs in the eighth.

During this time, the Pelicans put another run on the scoreboard in the seventh after Jordan Nwogu hit a one-out infield single to short. Nwogu moved to second on a Verdugo groundout, and Pertuz hit him in with a single to right field to extend the Pelicans’ lead to 3-0.

The final blow came in the top half of the ninth as Verdugo hit a soft line drive to right field for a two-out single. Pertuz followed with his first home run of the season to left-center field to break the game open at 5-0.

Correa entered the game for the Pelicans in the final frame and ran into a tough situation after walking McConnell and hitting Negret with a pitch to put two runners on the basepaths. After McConnell lined out to right field, Correa struck out the following two hitters to secure the first no-hitter in nine years for the Pelicans.

Myrtle Beach and Columbia will meet for game three of the series on Thursday night at 7:05 p.m.

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Rental car prices skyrocket in Myrtle Beach with low supply in busy summer months

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Vacationing in Myrtle Beach this summer may be a bit more expensive than in previous years, especially if you plan on renting a car. A representative from Thrifty Car Rental told WMBF News it’s charging four times more than the usual daily rate. “We just wanted a trip before the baby comes,” said Abby Mapes, who’s visiting Myrtle Beach from Kansas City, Missouri. Mapes and her husband are celebrating their “baby moon,” one last vacation before their child is...

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Vacationing in Myrtle Beach this summer may be a bit more expensive than in previous years, especially if you plan on renting a car.

A representative from Thrifty Car Rental told WMBF News it’s charging four times more than the usual daily rate.

“We just wanted a trip before the baby comes,” said Abby Mapes, who’s visiting Myrtle Beach from Kansas City, Missouri.

Mapes and her husband are celebrating their “baby moon,” one last vacation before their child is born.

Being seven months pregnant, Mapes doesn’t want to spend too much time walking around. But she almost had to when she saw how much a rental car would cost her in Myrtle Beach.

“When I initially looked, it was like $900 for five days,” said Mapes. “I was like, ok. We’re just going to have to Uber and walk around. Then I looked yesterday, and they had dropped to $600, so I booked it yesterday.”

Mapes ran into the same problem as countless visitors this year: rental car prices are skyrocketing.

A quick online search from Hertz shows a rental car in Myrtle Beach for Fourth of July weekend would cost about $150 per day. Not to mention, SUVs, luxury cars, trucks and minivans are already sold out for the holiday weekend.

“The phone is absolutely ringing off the hook, so many people are still coming down here. Evidently they’re not up to date on what’s going on, so they come without a car thinking they won’t have a problem, then they’re calling every rental car place in town,” said Whatcha McCollum Rental Cars owner Herb McCollum.

McCollum rents out used and older model cars for a cheaper price.

He says the bigger companies sold off large portions of their fleets during the pandemic, and haven’t been able to replenish them yet with the new cars their looking for.

“It’s been a big plus for us,” said McCollum.

As a result, McCollum says he’s got his whole fleet out just about every day. He has added a few cars, but he knows the market will balance out eventually, so he’s just going to enjoy the extra business while he has it.

Fortunately for Mapes, she found a price she was willing to pay, so she and her husband can enjoy one last trip as just the two of them.

“My husband will use the rental car to go golf, and I’ll relax,” said Mapes.

McCollum’s advice is to book a car when you book your flight to make sure there are still some reasonable ones available.

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Frank Martin, Gamecocks continue in-state recruiting push, offer top 2024 talent

Cam Scott’s offer sheet continues to grow and he added one from an in-state school on Thursday. The Lexington rising sophomore guard was offered by South Carolina, which has seen him play a lot over the past two weeks. Scott and Lexington played at Frank Martin’s team camp earlier this month. The Gamecock coaching staff watched him and his teammates play at SC Basketball Coaches event in Rock Hill over the weekend. Clemson was Scott’s only Power 5 until Saturday but since then Wake Forest, Ole Miss and now Sou...

Cam Scott’s offer sheet continues to grow and he added one from an in-state school on Thursday.

The Lexington rising sophomore guard was offered by South Carolina, which has seen him play a lot over the past two weeks. Scott and Lexington played at Frank Martin’s team camp earlier this month. The Gamecock coaching staff watched him and his teammates play at SC Basketball Coaches event in Rock Hill over the weekend.

Clemson was Scott’s only Power 5 until Saturday but since then Wake Forest, Ole Miss and now South Carolina have offered. Winthrop was Scott;’s first offer when Pat Kelsey was the coach. Scott won’t allowed to take visits to any school yet until Aug. 1. But Lexington coach Elliott Pope said he will visit South Carolina, Florida State and Georgia later this summer.

Pope was made aware of Smith when he took the job at Lexington three years ago and brought him up to varsity as an eighth grader.

The 6-foot-5 guard burst onto the scene in his first year and was an all-state selection as an eighth grader. This year, averaged 16.5 points, 8.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists and shot 80 percent from the line.

“I told my assistant he could be an all-state kid as an eighth grader and he did just that,” Pope said. “There is still a lot of room for improvement but he is uniquely self-aware and understands when he does something wrong and is available to constructive criticism when guys at his level can be the opposite. He is always asking to get better.”

Scott also was invited to the Team USA 16U mini camp and will return to Houston next month for tryouts. He is playing this summer for Team United out of North Carolina on the AAU circuit.

“Right now I am taking my recruiting slow. I am barely into my high school career so I am just focusing on getting better right now. I will work harder into recruiting the farther I get in my high school career,” Scott said. “... “My goal this summer is to get better as an overall player. I really want to help my teammates be more involved. I like to work on my ball handling better and control of pace.”

Scott is part of a talented in-state group for next three years.. The 2022 class includes nationally-ranked prospects including Keenan’s Jazian Gortman, Blythewood’s Julian Phillips, Dorman’s Noah Clowney and Zachary Davis, who committed to USC on Monday.

The 2023 class includes Ridge View’s GG Jackson, Gray Collegiate’s Brandon Gardner and Christ Church’s Jordan Butler.

Scott will likely be the No. 1 player in SC when the Class of 2024 rankings are released.

Lt. Gov. visits Grand Strand, discusses ways to overcome staffing shortage challenges

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The state’s second in command visited the Grand Strand on Wednesday as South Carolina businesses try to bounce back from the pandemic. Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette stopped in at Midcon Cable Company, a North Myrtle Beach business that makes vital parts for the country’s military, but is struggling to find people. Christian Grant, the general manager for Midcon, said they have around 70 employees. He’s lookin...

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The state’s second in command visited the Grand Strand on Wednesday as South Carolina businesses try to bounce back from the pandemic.

Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette stopped in at Midcon Cable Company, a North Myrtle Beach business that makes vital parts for the country’s military, but is struggling to find people.

Christian Grant, the general manager for Midcon, said they have around 70 employees. He’s looking to hire 30 more to meet the growing demand.

He said his company isn’t well-known to many people, which makes it a bit harder to hire more workers. But he said the business has been taking steps to attract applicants.

“We’ve been one of the few companies that’s actually increased our pay scale to accommodate the business,” Grant said.

He said support from state leaders like Evette can help put companies like his on the map and bring more applicants to the job pool.

“Open the door for employment in this area,” Grant said. “If they know we’re here, we get more visibility, we can generate more employment here. I appreciate her coming.”

Some businesses are having a different experience with staffing and are trying to find ways to get more workers.

For months, our news team has talked with some Grand Strand employers who said their company is severely understaffed and it’s impacting their livelihood.

Evette addressed those concerns on Wednesday at the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. During the chamber event, Evette said the governor’s office is continuing to hear from businesses in our area about employers struggling to find enough workers.

She said some companies stated people weren’t motivated to work because they were receiving federal checks.

Evette explained that part of the governor’s plan to help get more people to apply for jobs is by putting an end to the federal pandemic unemployment checks on June 30.

She said some employers will hopefully see a change in their staffing numbers, particularly those who feel the funds caused the staffing shortages they’re experiencing.

“We’re hoping that encourages our workers to get back to work,” Evette said. “We’re seeing how that’s impacting our businesses. How they’re having to close.”

Our news team has also talked with some people who’ve said low pay at some of the businesses is contributing to staff shortages.

The lieutenant governor was asked to weigh in on this issue and whether businesses increasing the pay could help retain workers.

Evette responded by saying in order for businesses to pay more, they have to thrive and make money.

“There is not a business owner I know that doesn’t take pride in their employees,” Evette said. “That’s their number one asset. Without them, they can’t go on. But they can only pay what they’re taking in. So if we keep them thriving, if we keep tourism coming, if we keep people out there working, the more they work, the more employees make. I think that’s what we need to focus on.”

Evette said she is confident things will turn around for some companies because she’s heard the Grand Strand is on track to have a booming summer.

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Lt. Gov. Evette commends Myrtle Beach chamber for ‘Keeping Myrtle Beach Beautiful’ efforts

MYRTLE BEACH — Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette dropped by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors meeting June 23 to commend the chamber on its efforts to jumpstart a “Keeping Myrtle Beach Beautiful” campaign. Evette said COVID-19 brought a spotlight on the litter problem throughout the state. The S.C. Department of Corrections usually helps in the clean up of litter around the state, but because of COVID-19, the DOC was not taking part in that program. “I don’t think people rea...

MYRTLE BEACH — Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette dropped by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors meeting June 23 to commend the chamber on its efforts to jumpstart a “Keeping Myrtle Beach Beautiful” campaign.

Evette said COVID-19 brought a spotlight on the litter problem throughout the state. The S.C. Department of Corrections usually helps in the clean up of litter around the state, but because of COVID-19, the DOC was not taking part in that program.

“I don’t think people realize the millions upon millions of dollars we spend on a state and local level picking up trash,” Evette said. “It hurts us in tourism. It hurts us in economic development. Companies do not want to come to an area that they don’t feel people are proud of.”

South Carolina budgets no money for litter cleanup. The only source of funding is associated fines and fees, a portion of which goes back to Palmetto Pride’s nearly $3 million operating budget, according to lawmakers and advocates.

The chamber announced the joint effort with PalmettoPride and Keep America Beautiful earlier this month.

PalmettoPride is South Carolina’s nonprofit focused on eradicating litter and Keep America Beautiful is a leading national nonprofit aimed at inspiring and educating people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment.

Evette said pollution even plays a role in flooding. She said when the state started the floodwater commission, it soon realized that as crews began removing bicycles, televisions and more from canals, water started flowing again.

“Just the movement of that water would help ensure that the damage would be minimized,” Evette said. “Obviously flooding is an issue, especially in areas of Myrtle Beach and Horry County, as well as Charleston.”

Evette said there have been companies who have flown to South Carolina, saw litter on highways and turned around and left.

“It’s an economic development issue, it’s a flooding issue and it’s a dollar issue,” she said. “Imagine what we can better use that money for.”

The S.C. Department of Transportation has made its trash pickup along highways a monthly task rather than bi-monthly. And South Carolina is looking to partner soon with the Adopt-A-Highway program, a national program that assists in litter pickup.

“I’ve been really proud of the chambers across our stat taking this on as an issue,” Evette said about clean up efforts. “I know, especially this being a tourist area, how that impacts you. People don’t want to come to a tourist area that doesn’t seem clean. When places don’t seem clean, they don’t seem safe.”

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