Ryan Smith Photography


Myrtle Beach wedding & family photographer

North Myrtle Beach wedding sunset silhouette of bride and groom

I specialize in beautiful, candid and fun wedding, engagement and family photography for Myrtle Beach and the surrounding Grand Strand area of SC. I like clean, crisp and colorful 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 storytelling approach mixed with traditional posed portraits. As a local small business owner I do whatever I can to make sure clients are always happy with my work. Find out more below!

Latest posts on my Photo Blog

Bride and groom running from the rain - La Belle Amie Vineyard
Wedding at La Belle Amie Vineyard – Dancing in the rain

This was my first time photographing a wedding at La Belle Amie Vineyard in Little River, SC. The ceremony was held on the beautiful lawn looking out towards the lake and rows of grapevines. The clouds were looking dark and ominous before the ceremony, but it still wasn’t raining and the weather forecast looked like the rain might pass us by. The couple decided to just go ahead and go for the outdoor ceremony. Almost as soon as the bride’s father walked her down the aisle it started raining, thankfully just a shower and not a downpour like we got later in the afternoon. I … Read More

Bride and groom smiling at each other on beach walkway
Windy wedding day at the remodeled Ocean Club in Myrtle Beach

This is my first time photographing a wedding at the remodeled Grande Dunes Ocean Club in Myrtle Beach. It always looked nice, but they did make some changes that give a lot more space inside the ballroom and dining area. They completely removed the fireplace which really opens up the area for a larger number of guests and more tables. They also painted everything, put down new carpets, lights and other things.  One of the changes I especially noticed, because I do a lot of pictures there, is the new doors at the front. The glass doors really do make a … Read More

Bride and groom embracing in front of Pawleys Plantation clubhouse
Beautiful spring wedding at Pawleys Plantation Country Club with a first look and great sunset

This wedding was a great way to begin my 2016 season. I always love going to the Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club area to photograph a wedding. I’ve been there so many times that I know the best photo spots and where to get good light during different times of the afternoon. This bride and groom decided to do a “first look” so that we could do all the bridal party and family pictures before the ceremony. Doing most of the pictures before the ceremony can be nice, but you need a location like Pawleys Plantation with lots of … Read More