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 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

Sparks from burning steel wool behind kissing couple on the beach long exposure
Having fun with long exposure, flash, steel wool and getting started with the Myrtle Beach season

With the beautiful spring weather in Myrtle Beach, it’s the time of the year my photography business starts really picking up. Of course that also means lots of pollen and traffic at the beach, but you have to take the good with the bad. I thought I would do a quick blog post highlighting my first spring engagement session and some long exposure light painting fun I had this winter. My photography friend Hannah Ruth and I wanted to experiment with some long exposure light painting shots using wedding sparklers. Painting with the light from sparklers can be as simple as putting your camera … Read More

Beautiful bride standing in window light at Myrtle Beach Ocean Club
Windy wedding day at the Grande Dunes Ocean Club

I’m in my really slow time of the year now, so I thought I would go back to one of my fall weddings I didn’t have time to post yet on my blog. This wedding was at one of my most frequented locations, the Grande Dunes Ocean Club in Myrtle Beach. This couple was extremely easy going and just happy and having fun the whole day. I think it helped that it was a small bridal party which always makes things a little less stressful. I loved the bride’s dress, it had a lot of unique detailing up top, I … Read More