Ryan Smith Photography

Myrtle Beach Photographers


Wedding, Family, & Engagement

As one of the best local Myrtle Beach photographers for over 10 years, I specialize in beautiful, unique and fun wedding, engagement, family and bridal photography. I love 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. In addition, my pictures have a unique look because I only prime lenses on full frame Nikon camera bodies. Every photography session is shot by myself personally. My goal is to always capture genuine emotions using a storytelling approach mixed with traditional posed portraits. Ryan Smith Photography has been a local licensed business in Myrtle Beach, SC for over a decade. Because I have been a local professional for so many years, I know the area well and the unique challenges of beach photography. I also do whatever I can to make sure my clients are happy and to keep my excellent reputation.

Myrtle Beach Wedding Photography

Myrtle Beach Wedding Photography

As a Myrtle Beach wedding photographer with many years of experience, I understand how to create timeless images that will look as good in 20 years as they do today. I do this by using specialty lenses and skillful editing for true color and proper exposure. Because of this you will always see the details in a bride’s dress in my photography, as well as the realistic and beautiful colors of a sunset.

Myrtle Beach wedding photography prices range from $600 for small intimate beach ceremonies to $3750 for all day wedding coverage with two wedding photographers, a deluxe album and a fun photo booth. All packages also include a beautiful online wedding gallery to share with family and friends as well as the digital files with a copyright release. Click below to find out how to book me as your Myrtle Beach wedding photographer and capture everything on your special day!

Myrtle Beach Engagement Photography

Myrtle Beach Engagement Photography

Engagement photography sessions at beautiful locations in Myrtle Beach like the SC State Parks, Atalaya Castle, Conway Riverwalk, Pawleys Island and more range from $400 during most months to $600 during the summer. Check back for off season specials as well. My engagement photography sessions are relaxed and fun. While I will suggest poses, I’m also happy to try anything you like as well.

For your Myrtle Beach engagement session I use the same specialty lenses and skillful editing that I use at weddings. Because of this, your pictures will have a unique and timeless look. In addition, I specialize in surprise engagement proposals and have many beautiful examples on my blog. Please click below for more information about hiring me as your Myrtle Beach Engagement photographer!

Myrtle Beach Family Photography

Myrtle Beach Family Photography

My prices for Myrtle Beach area family beach photography range from $400 during most months to $600 during the summer. Check back for off season specials as well. These include hundreds of posed and candid pictures of your family enjoying the beach and other outdoor locations together. In addition, for your family photography, I use the same specialty lenses and skillful editing I use at weddings for a unique and timeless look.

There are also no limits on family groupings or number of shots taken. I typically take 200-300 pictures in total. I normally take the pictures about 1 hour before sunset at the Huntington Beach State Park using one of my included park passes, or I’m happy to come to your preferred Myrtle Beach area location. Hiring me as your Myrtle Beach family photographer couldn’t be easier, just click below for galleries and more information!


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Latest Blog Features

Bride with her arms around the grooms neck Litchfield Country Club Winter wedding at the Litchfield Country Club in Pawleys Island March 22, 2019- This fun wedding at the Litchfield Country Club in Pawleys Island was a great way to start the 2019 wedding season! Even though it was early in March, the temperature was perfect. It was overcast for most of the day including during the ceremony. However, the sun poked out from the clouds just in time ...

View post Winter wedding at the Litchfield Country Club in Pawleys Island

Looking at each other under the moss Caledonia Golf and Fish Club Engagement pictures at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club in Pawleys Island February 27, 2019- I had a fun winter engagement session at the Caledonia Golf & Fish Club in Pawleys Island this past weekend. This is a beautiful former site of a southern rice plantation located along the Waccamaw River. The best feature here is the entrance roadway. It’s surrounded by centuries old live oak trees with their moss ...

View post Engagement pictures at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club in Pawleys Island

Bride with veil flowing behind her Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club Bridal portraits at Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club January 30, 2019- I was just completing the wedding album for Sarah and Jeff, the bride and groom from a beautiful wedding this past October 27th. I remembered that I never posted pictures from Sarah’s bridal portrait session from about a month before the wedding. These bridal portraits were taken at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club, the ...

View post Bridal portraits at Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club

Happy couple in the courtyard 21 Main Events at North Beach Wedding in the courtyard at 21 Main Events at North Beach January 10, 2019- I recently had another wedding in the beautiful courtyard at 21 Main Events at North Beach in North Myrtle Beach. This wedding was for friends of mine, Cori and Jon, that I know from working out at Crossfit Asperitas. The groomsmen were getting ready in an apartment close by the ceremony location so I started ...

View post Wedding in the courtyard at 21 Main Events at North Beach


Latest Reviews for Ryan Smith Photography

Happy couple in the sunset
Jessica Thomaswick
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

We loved working with Ryan. He was the first vendor we booked. I was impressed that he didn't need to use a heavy filter on his pictures (like some photographers(...)

Couple sitting on a bench with their two dogs Vereen Memorial Gardens
Sarah Vanderbosch
Monday, January 28, 2019

When touring wedding venues with my fiancé, we heard the same name over and over: a photographer named Ryan Smith. When I looked up his website, it was easy to(...)

Rebecca Mello
Monday, January 21, 2019

We are so glad we found Ryan Smith Photography to take our family photos on the beach last summer! He was super accommodating, very timely (emails, photo turn(...)

Jenny Oliver
Monday, December 24, 2018

Clients for Life! In 2014, my husbands family sought a Myrtle Beach photographer to capture family memories of our ten years vacationing there! The photos he(...)