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 $1100 to $2600 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 $400-$600 depending on the time of the year. Includes full resolution digital copies.


Myrtle Beach family photography prices range from $400-$600 depending on the time of the year. These include hundreds of posed and candid pictures of the family enjoying the beach together.

Latest posts on my photo blog

Wedding location on the grass behind the Hilton in Myrtle Beach
Fun wedding on the lawn at the Hilton in Myrtle Beach

It’s been a couple of years since I’ve photographed a wedding at the Hilton in Myrtle Beach. Using the cool new search box on my website menu to the left, I put in Hilton and realized I hadn’t made a blog post for that location since 2010. By the way, my entire site is now running on WordPress so you can search for anything throughout my site. It’s really nice if you want to see pictures from a particular location, try out some searches and see what you find. I’m sure there are pictures on my blog from years ago …

Beautiful sky behind couple on walkway over the dunes with some photoshop enhancements
Small destination wedding at North Beach Plantation

This is my first time photographing a wedding at North Beach Plantation in North Myrtle Beach. Build in 2009, this is one of the newest large hotels in this area and I think it’s one of the nicest looking. North Beach Plantation has two large towers that are joined together by a couple of archways, I made sure to get some nice wide angle shots with both towers in the background. This couple was having a small destination wedding with just their family and close friends, they said they are having the big reception later on when they return back …

Beautiful sunset portrait of bride and groom on the Wacammaw River
Beautiful afternoon wedding at Wachesaw Plantation with a horse drawn carriage

I always love going to Wachesaw Plantation for a wedding, the oak trees on the Waccamaw River make a great backdrop for pictures, especially at sunset. It’s been a long time since I’ve photographed a wedding with a horse and carriage, it always makes for some really great pictures. I guess riding in on a carriage is the type of thing you really have to be at a plantation or garden style location like Wachesaw for it to work. I got the business card of the carriage company so I’ll add it to my favorite vendors page, maybe it will give some brides …