BlogPaws and Wagging Tails

When BlogPaws first approached me with photographing their event, I thought taking pictures of puppies and kittens was one of the coolest jobs offers this year!

I had a wonderful time with all of the associates and attendees of BlogPaws. Afterwards, I was pleasantly surprised when Scott Smith featured us in his article reviewing the event:

“If BlogPaws had an MVP award, photographer, Carl Kerridge would’ve won it, hands down. Between the attendees, brands, and sponsors, there were a lot of moving parts at the conference. Carl was sticking and moving in and out of rooms catching the pivotal snaps with the prowess of a professional boxer. And the best is, he had a smile on his face the whole time and could not have been more pleasant.

At one point, I was going to ask if he had an identical twin brother. I couldn’t comprehend how one photographer handled the entire conference. If I didn’t see it with my own eyes, I wouldn’t have believed it. Carl is the real deal.

Carl Kerridge has been dedicated to image making since obtaining his first film camera at the tender age of seven. Mostly self-taught, Carl’s passion is in creating images that narrate a story, focused on natural light, real emotion, and strong compositions. Based in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Carl’s high-energy approach to photojournalism was in full force during BlogPaws.”

The “identical twin” comment made me laugh! It truly was a great experience.

For my lovely readers, I put together a post so all my puppy and kitty parents could enjoy these fur-babies.

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rainbow dyed dog at blogpaws conference

wine and design with your pet at blogpaws

sleepy puppy looks out from his basket at blogpaws conference

Chihuahuas pose for their photo at the blogpaws conference

a shitzu sneaks a treat while walking around the blogpaws conference

kitty enjoys her new toy at the blogpaws conference

great dane poses like he's getting a bath at the blogpaws conference

puppy with a bowtie poses for his picture at the blogpaws conference

k-9 unit and his dog pose during awards at the blogpaws conference

jack russell lays her head down during the blogpaws seminar

golden Labrador plays with his ball during the blogpaws conference

french bulldog pose in his shirt for a pictures during the blogpaws conference

owner holds her cat in a batman costume at the blogpaws event

husky parades down the red carpet in a pink tutu

Chihuahua poses in his hat for the red carpet at blogpaws

husky poses in his tux on the red carpet at blog paws

Pomeranian poses in her sunglasses on the red carpet at blogpaws

cat dresses in a victorian gown on the red carpet for blogpaws

animal parents and fur-babies pose on the red carpet for a candid moment during the blogpaws conference

To read more about all of those wagging tails, check out the full article on BlogPaws here. I hope to see everyone again and welcome new visitors at the next conference! We’re going to Kansas City, Kansas City here I come!

#CameraLiftingLife: Photography for Careteam+

Spotlighting Healthcare Advocate, Careteam+!

Many individuals lack or have no forms of preventative healthcare services. Today, 133 million Americans suffer with chronic illnesses. These diseases demand medical attention. Included are 1.2 million people living with HIV/AIDS. Healthcare hasn’t always been as inclusive as it is today. Viruses, such as HIV, were discriminated against because we didn’t know how to cure it. The stigma around HIV clouded its hosts, the very people who needed medical help the most. It wasn’t until the Ryan White Care Act of 1994, establishments received grants to take care of these people in need. The Ryan White Care Act reminds us of the fight a mother and son won. They demanded no one be discriminated against. Ryan White and his mother wanted to educate the Nation about HIV/AIDS and have institutions that helped live with it. Read more here…

In Myrtle Beach, that aid is Careteam+. Careteam+ started as a safe haven for uninsured individuals with HIV. They provided aid to Horry, Georgetown, and Williamsburg Counties. After the death of Ryan White, the perspective of HIV altered with more lenient views. The community began to accept and embrace it’s sick members. Instead of calling it a disease, we renamed it a chronic illness. Patients got better treatment and they were living normal, happy, and healthier lives. From there, Careteam+ grew to include other chronic health issues too.  Eventually, it branched out to provide primary health care for all of its patients’ families. If you would like to learn more about Careteam+, click here.

As a photographer of Myrtle Beach, I have a lot of respect for the organization. I believe they have amazing rapport and professionalism. So, when they decided to revamp their media and webpages, I was ready to create Careteam+ lifestyle photography. For their business, patients, community, and purpose – it was my pleasure to work with and help bring awareness to our local community.

Carl Kerridge is a location and destination photographer based in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He specializes in lifestyle, commercial, and event photography. He is passionate about the fine art and photojournalistic aspects of photography. Traveling in and out of the United States, Carl has dedicated the past 15 years to studying/experimenting with the craft, teaching educational workshops, and advocating art for a global awareness. To learn more, visit his Website, follow him on Instagram or connect with him on Facebook.

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DWHCS 2015 – Best year on record

The build up to every year of Dancing with The Horry County Stars put a spotlight on the Early College High Scholl program. And this year the local High School has had an exceptional year, voted top High School in Myrtle Beach and 204th Nationwide. With the support of local businesses and sponsors expect even better things to come in the years that follow.

One of the fundraising events, Dancing with The Horry County Stars just entered its eighth year and I have been privileged to have shot every single one from its inception. Somehow they seem to be able to keep raising the bar and this year was no exception, the one-night event and sponsorship’s for table and guest seats grossed over $165,000. The biggest year to date and with the incredible line up of talent it really should be no surprise to see how this has become ‘The event to see’.

The audience were entertained with an incredible Michael Jackson impersonator to start the show and he really set the pace for a thrilling evening with culminated in a dance off between the two top scoring teams to decide a winner.

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Stunning senior portraits meet model portfolio

This beautiful young lady wanted to mix her traditional senior portraits with some fashion model portfolio shots. We split the session between two locations (The Myrtle Beach State Park and Market Common) to add some variety and ended up with a huge variety of shots to satisfy her senior needs and hopefully to get her started on a modeling career. She’s a petite model at 5ft 1″ but has great style, the poise and body awareness of an athlete and a beautiful smile that will take her undoubtedly take her far. We wish you all the best Eva and look forward to our next session with you to help build out your portfolio and comp card.

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To check on availability for your senior portraits please contact us at info@carlkeridge.com

 

Seniors I have a question for you – if you could shoot anywhere for your portraits where would you choose to go?

Digity Media: Music & Photography Rock Myrtle Beach

Digity Media: 1000 T-shirts, 1000 Memories, Definitely over 1000 Pictures

Who hasn’t heard of the KZQ, WAVE 104.1, STAR 92.1, and Hot Talk 99.5? That’s Digity Media. We hear them while we go to work, pick up our kids, and meet up with friends. I first met all of the radio hosts over the summer, at their meet and greet session in North Myrtle Beach. What better way to connect with the community than welcome listeners to meet them with cash giveaways, souvenir t-shirts, and awesome candids?

Speaking of reaching out, this morning I was reminded again how supportive Digity Media is to the locals. After the horrible flooding that swept the Grand Strand, our local radio stations starting promoting charity drives and local fund raisers for victims and survivors. Many homes and belongings were damaged as Hurricane Joaquin barreled through South Carolina, the radio hosts were motivators for all of us to get out and help one another. The more time I spend with them, the more I love being around them.

Over the summer, we explored the natural habitat of Digity Media personnel for lifestyle and business portraits. Later we ventured to our local House of Blues for more diversity. This would prep me for the upcoming tour. A headline band was coming to Myrtle Beach and Digity Media was rocking the backstage with them. 

Photographing AWOLNATION, Family of the Year, and Irontom at House of Blues wouldn’t have been possible without Digity Media and the KZQ crew. Starting with AWOLNATION’s meet and greet, the night passed by in the blink of an eye. I was thrilled to weave in and around the surf of people for every photojournalistic opportunity. That action shot is beyond addicting. In portrait photography, you want to eliminate many imperfections and present a beautiful image. In concert photography, it’s that raw imperfection that will grab you and allow you to hear the speakers explode!

I went on air last week to talk about the premiere of my ‘Refraction’ Art series on WAVE 104.1. It was comical, I loved sitting there talking with Tommy and Korby. It never felt like a radio interview, if anything I couldn’t keep from snickering into the mic. They make radio feel like home, or maybe its just because I’m English! If it hadn’t been working hours, I think we could have popped a few cans of brew too.

Thank you guys for all that you do and who you are, Cheers!

Visit my Website, follow me on Instagram, or find me on Facebook to see upcoming projects, learn more about my art series ‘Refraction’, and get involved with local businesses!

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