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Lowcountry Local First Portraits

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.…

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…

The Great Oysterpoint Runoff

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…

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…

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…

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…

Meet Alabaster, the Albino Alligator

“Alabaster” a seven and-a-half foot long 92 pound Albino American Alligator swims in his tank at the Blackwater Swamp Exhibit in the South Carolina Aquarium. Did you know that alligators are a native predator species in the South Carolina Lowcountry? And that you can adopt Alabaster the Albino American Alligator? A…