Ryan Smith Photography


Myrtle Beach wedding & family photographer

As a local Myrtle Beach photographer, I specialize in beautiful, candid and fun wedding, engagement and family photography for the 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 one of the top local Myrtle Beach photographers for almost 10 years now, I know the area well, and I do whatever I can to make sure my clients are happy. For my photo galleries, prices, wedding information and more view the sections below.

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Wedding portrait with Pawleys Plantation clubhouse in background
Golf Club wedding at Pawleys Plantation with a first look and great sunset

The Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club has been one of my favorite wedding locations for many years now. They have some new event staff at Pawleys Plantation I met for the first time. They were very friendly and everything went smoothly with the ceremony and reception. They also remodeled the ballroom a while back with a more modern look and nicer colors. I worked again with DJ Scott and Company, Benjy Simmons and Elegant Occasions, some of my favorite wedding vendors.  You can check out more on my recommended vendor list. This couple decided to do a first look to get most of the family and … Read More

Groom dipping back bride showing her boots
Springtime country wedding at Wildberry Farm with an outdoor ceremony – Marion, SC

This was my second time photographing a wedding at Wildberry Farm near Marion, SC.  Since this wedding was in late spring, the flowers in the garden were blooming and the grass and trees were all green. Things I missed out on at my previous winter wedding there.  Instead of having the ceremony inside the chapel, they set up the chairs and arbor on the lawn beside the lake. This was a really pretty spot for the ceremony with a lot of nice shade from the trees. I didn’t even know there was a lake behind the chapel the last time I … Read More