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.

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Myrtle Beach area wedding photography package prices range from $1100 to $2600 depending on the time of coverage and size of album. All packages include digital copies from your entire wedding with the rights for you to copy and print all images. Click the wedding button below for more details.

Myrtle Beach family photography and engagement sessions are $400-$600 depending on the time of the year. These include the digital copies for all your images and a selection of prints.

I’m currently running a short notice $100 off special, click engagement or family prices below for details.

Latest posts on my photo blog

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 …

Bridal party walking down the beach on a beautiful evening in Myrtle Beach
Indoor wedding at the Grande Dunes Ocean Club in Myrtle Beach

I’ve posted so many weddings at the Grande Dunes Ocean Club, I was thinking about not blogging pictures of this wedding even though it was very pretty. However, this wedding was a bit different from ones I’ve shot before. From the beginning they planned for the wedding ceremony to be inside the ballroom instead of on the veranda or out on the beach. While most brides have their weddings outdoors at the Ocean Club, if it rains on your wedding day, the backup location is indoors in the ballroom. These pictures will give you an idea what it will be like if that happens. It’s always …