• Lowcountry Local First Portraits

    I had a blast photographing portraits for Lowcountry Local First recently. We photographed near some of the former officer’s homes in North Charleston’s beautiful Riverfront Park, part of the Navy Yard development. Lowcountry Local First’s stellar staff does a wonderful job of advocating for Charleston, South Carolina based businesses and farmers. Are you a Lowcountry based […]

    Lowcountry Local First Portraits
  • Food Photography for New York Times Dining and Wine: “Southern Farmers Vanquish the Cliches”

    Food Photography for New York Times Dining and Wine: “Southern Farmers Vanquish the Cliches”
  • Home Sweet Garden Home in the City of Charleston

      A cottage overlooks a grassy courtyard in the heart of the Downtown Charleston Peninsula. Every city has it’s strengths and gardening is definitely one of Charleston’s. The Lowcountry weather is conducive to cultivation year round and winter provides enough moisture to enliven a lawn to a lush shade of green. It is impressive how much of the city is given […]

  • Lowndes Grove: Then and Now….

    “John Gibbes built a house and garden with greenhouses on The Grove before the Revolutionary War.[2] The house was probably located near Indian Hill on the Citadel campus. It was likely burned by British troops in 1779,[7] but the gardens remained. Around 1786, heirs of the Gibbes family divided the land into smaller tracts, and three of the […]

    Lowndes Grove: Then and Now….
  • The Great Oysterpoint Runoff

    The Great Oysterpoint Runoff I had a blast shooting The Great Oysterpoint Runoff for the Charleston Waterkeeper organization this past week. Charleston Waterkeeper is a non-profit deadicated to the mission of clean swimmable, fishable and drinkable waterways for all in the Lowcountry. The Great Oysterpoint Runoff  was held “To encourage the public and clean water enthusiasts […]

    The Great Oysterpoint Runoff
  • How to eat an oyster…

    I was pleased to participate in a genuine Lowcountry tradition this past week: the Oyster Roast. Oyster Season traditionally begins in the in the fall and is currently in full swing here in Charleston. Growing up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains it is a rare opportunity to partake in such an event […]

    How to eat an oyster…
  • The swamps of the Francis Beidler Forest

    “The Francis Beidler Forest is an Audubon wildlife sanctuary in Four Holes Swamp, a blackwater creek system in South Carolina. It consists of over 16,000 acres (65 km²) of mainly bald cypress/tupelo gum swamp with approximately 1,800 acres (7 km2) of old-growth forest. It has an environmental education center and a 1.75-mile (2.82 km) boardwalk trail through the old-growth portion of the swamp. A free iPhone/iPod Touch […]

  • Sullivan’s Island lighthouse: The Charleston Light

    A man and his dog walk along the beach bordering a tidal pool in Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina. A few facts about the Sullivan’s island lighthouse pictured above in the background: “Instead of having the traditional circular shape, it is three-sided, a feature meant to make it more wind resistant. The result is that it […]

  • Charleston’s Gateway Walk: the Unitarian Churchyard

    A brick path winds between beds of wildflowers in Charleston’s Unitarian Universalist Churchyard, a part of the historic Gateway Walk. As a professional travel photographer discovering hidden gems such as the Garden Club of Charleston’s Gateway Walk are a favorite part of the job. This peaceful, gorgeous meander takes one through several churchyards, and several […]

  • Knock, Knock – Charleston’s ornate front doors

    A historic home in Charleston, South Carolina displays an ornate door knocker on it’s front door. These functional ornaments are an interesting addition to the historic district streetscape. “During the superstitious Middle Ages, door knockers took on gruesome faces, such as gargoyles, dogs and lions, to ward off evil spirits from entering the home.””Door knockers […]