John Lowry Photography Blog

Featuring photography from sessions, events, and places in Columbia, South Carolina and the surrounding region.

Christmas in Main Street District in downtown Columbia, SC

Are you looking for a festive outdoor place in Columbia to walk around and enjoy during the holiday season? Maybe you are looking for a good spot to take a picture. Check out the Main Street District. Yarnbombers of Columbia has decorated trees and light poles down the length of Main Street with unique, fun yarn creations that individuals and an en...
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2019 South Carolina State Fair Photography in Columbia, SC

The South Carolina State Fair is 150 years old. I made my first visit to this event sometime in the mid-1980's packed in the back of a truck full of high school classmates that traveled an hour to Columbia. It hasn't changed so much since then. The fair remains a popular event and achieved record attendance this year. I visit annually because I enj...
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Columbia, South Carolina's 2019 Park(ing) Day Photographs

Much of the appeal of a city comes from a positive sense of place one gets. Over the past few years downtown Columbia, South Carolina's sense of place has blossomed and continues to develop. Today's 5th Annual Park(ing) Day in Columbia was a great chance to experience the cutting edge of that growth. Park(ing) Day is a global annual event where me...
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Owens Family Lifestyle Portrait Session in Rock Hill, SC

Lifestyle family portrait sessions are fun. Capturing that sense of connection between family members and creating lasting memories, especially of children who grow so fast, is really special. For this photography session I drove north of Columbia to Rock Hill, South Carolina and met the Owens family along the banks of the Catawba River. Time flew...
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Emily's High School Senior Photography Session in Greenville, SC

Greenville, South Carolina is such a lovely city and has a great vibe. It's always a treat for me to visit from Columbia. My latest trip had me on the campus of Furman University for Emily's Class of 2019 high school graduation photography session. Emily will soon head to college to study biology and would like to become a surgeon. I wish her much...
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