About

Born to missionary parents in Zaire, Africa, Chris developed a passion for photography in high-school.  By 10th grade, he was winning international photography awards.  He continued to study photography in college, receiving his 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 and now run a successful studio in this historic seaside town.  They have photographed politicians like former president George Bush and Senator John Kerri, 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 Family Circle Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Charleston Magazine, and Tennis Magazine. 

Chris & Cami love to travel and have photographed destination weddings, wildlife, and travel photos around the globe in places like Jamaica, St. Thomas, The Bahamas, France, England, Ireland, Australia, Tanzania, Mexico and Canada to name a few.  Not only is Chris a passionate photographer, but he’s also a gifted instructor, specializing in teaching creative lighting techniques with off-camera flash.  His popular Lightbending 411 Workshops have been sold out in cities around the country, and continue to recieve excellent reviews.  Chris also teaches Private Mentor Sessions to professional photographers looking to take their artistry to the next level.  Chris & Cami team up to lead Global Photo Adventures to exotic places like St. Thomas, Costa Rica, Tanzania, and Romania

For more information on their Workshops, Private Mentor Sessions, Global Photo Adventures…visit  www.lightbending411.com.

For more information on their photography…visit www.chrisandcami.com.