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. Winter specials now in effect!

Latest posts on my photo blog

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 …

Family of 4 in front of a beautiful sunset by the sea oats
Taking family pictures to the next level with all prime lenses like the Nikon 85mm f1.4G

For a number of years now I’ve used my Nikon 85mm f1.4 prime lens primarily for weddings and engagement pictures. My other workhorse lens was the Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 lens. This is considered an excellent lens and it should be as much as it costs. It focuses very quickly, and it gives a fantastic range for family pictures. I can shoot the whole group and also get nice close up portraits of individuals and the kids. The longer I do photography the pickier I get about wanting a certain look to the pictures. I want that really soft Bokeh or …

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. You might have noticed that my website has gone through some …