Architects | Builders | Designers | Real Estate | Developers



Architects | Builders | Designers | Real Estate | Developers



Native South Carolinian Tripp Smith grew up in Charleston, where he cultivated an appreciation for the beauty of light on the Lowcountry landscape. He earned a bachelor’s degree in media arts studying photography at the University of South Carolina. Then, returning to Charleston, he served as an apprentice to noted local photographers.

Within a few years, Tripp had worked with more than twenty photographers worldwide and had initiated a freelance career of his own. Through these experiences, he developed a passion for architectural photography. By 1997, Tripp began shooting full-time, crafting expressive and powerful images for architects, builders, interior designers, developers, residential and commercial property owners, and leading real estate companies.

Tripp produces dramatic architectural photographs that feature perspective control, color correction, and fine digital retouching suitable for publications, trade show exhibits, marketing collateral pieces, and electronic media. He aims to create memorable architectural photographs that stand independently as powerful images while reflecting the unique details of each assignment.



Alka Construction
Architrave Askins Construction
Blanchard Construction
Brassfield, Mcbreairty & Fulk Development Co
Brunson Construction
Brush Construction
BRZ Architects
Buffington Homes
Canton Construction Company
Carolina Lumber Sourcing
CBA Architects
Centex Homes
CF Evans
Chadsworth Columns
Charleston Naval Complex Redevelopment Authority
Christopher Rose Architect
Cobb Architects
Classica Homes
Classic Craftsmen
Classic Remodeling
Citadel Enterprises
Cook Bonner Construction
Cummings & McCrady Inc
Cutting Edge Construction
Dewees Island Real Estate
Dolphin Architects & Builders Inc
Dutch Made, Inc
Earth Tech
Glenn Salsman Construction
Harbor Contracting
Henry J Smith Architects
Herlong Architects
Hidden Oak Poperties
Horning Woodworks
Isk Reeves V Architect
JHP Builders
Kiawah Realty Association
K&K Custom Cabinets
Lane A Duncan, AIA
Lee Builders
LFK Architects
LIV Development
Loewen Midwest Maintenance Inc
Nautilus Company
NBBJ Architects
New Tradition Custom Homes Inc
Odessa Properties
Phillip Smith General Contractors
RS Custom Homes
Rampart Construction
Renaissance South Construction
Riverbend Timber Framing
Sheppard Construction
Signature Kitchens and Baths of Charleston Inc
Smith, Gerber, McLure & Associates Inc
Southeast Kitchen Furniture
Spivey & Woods Architects
Suiter Construction Company, Inc
Sustainable Building Solutions
Tailwind Construction
The Seaside Corporation
Thomas Gollohugh and Hull INC
Tiller Construction
Trellis Residential
Virginia Lane Architects Inc
Wendy Minor Architects

Interior Designers/Show Homes

AKL Interior Design
Baxter Interior Design
Carolina One Real Estate
Cassandra Patey Interiors
Centerpoint Properties
Chatfield Interiors
Daniel Island Design
Designs Three & Associates
DL Design Inc
Eve Blossom Design
Haute Design Inc
Heidi Walker Design Group
Holcombe, Fair & Lane
Inertect Design Consultants Inc
Keller Williams
Melany Calder Interior Design
Miriam Jordan Ricks Interior Design
ML Design Parade of Homes
Peggy Freiberger Interiors
Places Real Estate
Prestige Real Estate Group
Quattro Canti Interiors
Rick Luke Interiors
Robin Rogers Interiors Ltd
Sherry Warren Interior Design
Stalnaker Surface Design
Tammy Conner Interior Design

Print Media/Ad Agencies/Other

Advent Media Group Inc
AGI Signs
American Dream Homes Magazine
Asen Marketing
Audubon Gallery
Bauer Furniture
Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Charleston Gardens
Charleston Magazine
Charleston Style & Design
Christy’s Magazine
Concierge Auctions
Creative Homeowner
Custom Home Builders Magazine
Cygnus Business Media/ Residential Design & Build
Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Real Estate Direct
Focus Marketing Communications Inc
Earth Fare Supermarket
Earth Tech Inc
Fallon McElligott
Fine Rugs Of Charleston
Grand Estates Auction Company
Hardwood Council of North America
HGTV- EW Scripps Co
Home & Design Magazine
Home Media Co
Luxury Simplified Group
Lyman Morse Boatbuilding Co
Parallax Digital
Pointblank Design
Professional Builders Magazine
Rawle Murdy Associates Inc
Raymond James & Associates
Residential Design & Builder Magazine
San Juan Pools of Charleston
Shades of Green Magazine
Silver Magazine
South Carolina Homes & Gardens
US Air Magazine
Water Front Home & Design Magazine
Where Magazine
Windows By Winona


One of the most important aspects of a vacation rental business is to market the homes effectively, to create interest and ultimately, get them booked! Having excellent photography is above all, the most crucial element to this and is the number one reason to click to view a particular property. We have used Tripp Smith for many years and have found him to be knowledgeable, focused and passionate about getting it right. His photography skills speak for themselves, capturing images that are still, beautiful, and highlight our homes in the best possible light. His work and dedication to photography has helped our company grow from strength to strength and I thank him for that hugely. You’re a superstar and I wish you all the best in your new photography endeavors!
Sophie Leigh-Jones – Retreats Manager | Luxury Simplified

Tripp knows how to capture the best view of a space and light it to the best advantage. His photos really show my work off well. Marian Chatfield, ASID | Chatfield Interiors

Tripp’s photography made all the difference in my listing! His artistic eye and attention to detail really highlighted the best features in the home. It was SO great that the home went under contract in 24 hours! In the future I will use no one but Tripp! My sellers deserve the best so that’s what they’ll get! Great investment!
Robyn Jones Hall | Carolina One Real Estate

When I asked Tripp to photograph several churches for Charleston Magazine that were converted to homes, I knew he would pull off this difficult assignment. The rooms were spacious with tall ceilings and very dark. Tripp was able to make the rooms come alive with just the right lighting and exposures. Natural wood became buttery and small nook windows beamed with a magical glow. The homeowners were pleasantly surprised at how courteous and accommodating he was with the photo shoot schedule. I look forward to having Tripp shoot more top-notch architectural photos for me! Melinda Monk, Art Director | Charleston Magazine

The photos that Tripp did for me are incredible! His patience and attention to detail were essential in creating beautiful representations of the interiors of the homes! Beth Huntley | Inertect Design Consultants, Inc.

I really enjoy working with Tripp on photographing our completed kitchen projects. The combination of his excellent listening skills and technical expertise make every session productive. He has gotten the developed pictures back to us earlier than expected, each time. Allison Ryan, co-worker | Southest Kitchen Furniture

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