Born to missionary parents in Zaire, Africa, Chris developed a passion for photography at an early age. By 10th grade, he was winning photography awards. He continued to study the craft in college, receiving his photography degree from the New York Institute of Photography.
In 1994, Chris and Cami were pursuing separate photographic careers when a chance encounter brought them together. At the time, Chris was the Sales Manager for Click Camera’s location in Huber Heights, OH. Cami, an accredited photographer from the Ohio Institute of Photography, was the Lab Manager for the company’s location in Dayton, OH. When Chris’ lab tech had to leave work one day due to an emergency, Cami volunteered to cover the void. What began as a professional courtesy soon turned into…well…as they say, the rest is history!
Chris & Cami moved to Charleston in '94 and now run a successful studio in this historic seaside town, covering a wide variety of subjects, including high-end Interior/Architecture for companies like Holiday Inn, The Hyatt, Naman Hotels, Bolongo Bay Resort, Solaris, Cabinet Concepts, Sandra Ericksen Design, & Signature Kitchens & Baths.
They have photographed politicians like former president George Bush and Senator John Kerry, celebrities like the B-52s and Steve Harvey, Gold Medalists like Pete Sampras and Misty May-Treanor, Superstars like Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams, and business leaders like the CEO of GE and the president of Crayon.
Their work has been featured in publications like Charleston Home, Charleston Magazine, Family Circle Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Better Homes & Gardens, and Tennis Magazine.
Chris & Cami love to travel and have photographed destination weddings, wildlife, and travel photos around the globe in places like Central America, The Caribbean, Europe, Australia, and Africa. Not only is Chris a passionate photographer, but he imbues that passion to attendees of his Workshops and Private Mentor Sessions. His popular Lightbending411 Workshops in destinations like Denver, Greenville, and Portland are routinely sold out. And his Private Mentor Sessions, designed for photographers looking to take their artistry to the next level, have been enjoyed by professionals from around the country. Chris & Cami also team up to lead Global Photo Adventures to exotic locations like St. Thomas, Costa Rica, Romania, and Tanzania.
For more information on their photography…visit www.chrisandcami.com.
For more information on their Workshops, Private Mentor Sessions, or Global Photo Adventures…visit www.lightbending411.com.
Interior & Architectural Photography, Business Profiles, Company Photos, Headshots, Executive Portraits, Family Portraits, & Weddings
Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, West Ashley, Kiawah Island, James Island, John's Island, Daniel Island, Summerville, Goose Creek, Walterboro, Orangeburg, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head, Savannah, Spartanburg, Charlotte, NC, SC, GA
Nikon Professional Services
Professional Photogrpahers of America
Society of Sports & Event Photographers
Professional Photographers of South Carolina
Carolina Nature Photographers Assiciation
Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Award
Best of The Knot