Smitho Photo Ocean Isle Beach


My name is Christie Smith and I am the proud owner and operator of Smitho Photo, along with my husband, Adam. We would like to take a moment to allow you to get to know us.  As Brunswick county natives, we are familiar with the area beaches. This is where we grew up and no one knows the area better! We pride ourselves in our work and never outsource your session or editing to other photographers. As a husband and wife team, we both use the same professional equipment and techniques. We also receive the same ongoing training and education. As you browse the images on our website and social media pages, you can be sure that the same individuals who created those images will be the ones arriving at your session. Your images are a refection of our business therefore we do everything in our power to ensure we provide consistent service whether you are booking a family session or a wedding. Because we don't outsource our services, we have limited availability during the summer. We typically schedule 1 session per day to ensure we can spend the time and attention needed to deliver the quality we have become known for. This undivided attention not only includes the time at your session, but also many hours retouching EVERY image you receive. For this reason you will likely find other photographers in the area that can offer a lower price for their services, but rest assured they are not offering the same services we do. Due to the number of hours we put into retouching your images, it is simply impossible to have your gallery available the following day. Whether you book a wedding or a beach session, the same attention to detail goes into every clients gallery!


Many have asked where the name “Smitho” came from. This is a nickname given to Adam by a good friend many years ago. When we were considering names for the business, we wanted something memorable and unique, and something that represented us. It just stuck with us and Smitho Photo was born. I don’t remember a day when I wasn’t obsessed with taking pictures. Even back before the digital age that we are in now, I owned numerous digital cameras and 35mm film cameras dating back to my childhood.  Something about making time stand still resonated with me. I have thousands of photographs taken from when I was a child until we made the decision to shoot professionally.  It is a passion that we both now share and gives us an opportunity to do something we love together!


The mission of Smitho Photo is to provide you with exceptional service while providing unique portrait creations that will last a lifetime. Although we specialize in beach photography, we offer a wide variety of services including on location and studio portraits. We are fortunate to live within 5 minutes of the beach so if you are here on vacation, what better way to preserve the memories of your trip than having your pictures taken while you are here! When you make an investment with us, you are not only paying for the time we spend with you on your shoot. You are also paying for our consultation before your session, professional editing and retouching on all photos, and an online client gallery where you can view your images with a seamless interface and order professional prints. Whether you are celebrating a wedding, a graduation, a new addition to your family, a birthday, an engagement, or you are just looking for family pictures, don’t look any further. We can meet your needs! We value your business and look forward to partnering with you to create photographs that will stand the test of time.

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