Ryan Smith Photography | Myrtle Beach

As a local Myrtle Beach, SC photographer, I specialize in beautiful, candid and fun wedding, engagement and family photography for the Grand Strand and surrounding areas of SC. I like clean, crisp high quality images that capture moments in a way that can only be done with skillful and modern techniques using the latest high-end photography gear. My goal is to always capture genuine emotions using a story-telling approach mixed with traditional posed portraits.

Photo Galleries


Wedding Slideshow Gallery


Engagement Slideshow Gallery


Family Portraits

Pricing & Information


Myrtle Beach wedding photography prices range from $1000 to $2400 depending on the length of coverage and size of the album. Packages include digital copies with the rights for you to copy and make prints.


Engagement sessions at beautiful locations like the Myrtle Beach State Park, Atalaya Castle and Conway Riverwalk range from $300-$600 depending on the time of the year. Includes full resolution digital copies.


Myrtle Beach family photography prices range from $300-$600 depending on the time of the year. These include hundreds of posed and candid pictures of the family enjoying the beach together. Seasonal specials now in effect!

Latest posts on my photo blog

Couple about to kiss leaning against the pier at state park
Engagement pictures at the Myrtle Beach State Park after the flooding

I’m sure everyone has heard about the severe flooding we had in SC about a month ago.  Myrtle Beach wasn’t hit as hard as some areas, but we still had flooding in many locations. You might have heard me complain that in the Myrtle Beach state park they are extremely particular about photographers getting anywhere near the dunes.  I guess they don’t have to worry about it anymore because the front slope of many of the dunes are completely gone.  The dunes are now just cliffs with the roots of sea oats sticking out of the sides.  The water must have come …

Bridal party opening a champagne bottle together on the beach
Outdoor wedding at the Barefoot Resort Dye Club with a wild cake cutting and sparkler exit

It’s been a number of years since I’ve photographed a wedding at the Dye Club in Barefoot Resort. I’m glad to be back there for a wedding it’s a very pretty area. The Dye Club has a very traditionally elegant dining room with enough tables for a large group. I lit some of the candles so I could get nice details shots earlier in the day while no one was inside.  There is also a large dance floor area and separate area with the bar where the buffet line was setup.  Below I put a picture of the dress hanging from …

Guy getting a really big hug after surprise proposal - Myrtle Be
Surprise engagement proposal with the whole family at the Myrtle Beach State Park

I’ve been doing a lot of these surprise marriage proposals recently. I think it’s because I’ve blogged about it a number of times and clients must be seeing my posts. Whatever the reason I always really enjoy doing these so I hope I keep getting more. I believe this engagement proposal really was a surprise, she was under the impression we were just doing couple portraits of the whole family.  I took some pictures of the 5 different couples including parents and grandparents up by the oak trees, then some down by the dunes. When it was the about to be engaged couple’s turn …