Ryan Smith Photography Blog

Myrtle Beach area photo blog documenting the stories of real local weddings

Winter wedding at Wildberry Farm in Marion, SC

Couple in front of old barn Wildberry Farms

This was my first time photographing a wedding at Wildberry Farm in Marion. It’s very similar to another old farm location I loved from a previous wedding.  Wildberry Farm is a very pretty area with a small wedding chapel, house for the bride to get ready in, and a very large reception area.  They have a couple of old ... Read more


Bridal portraits at the South Carolina State House and Conway Riverwalk

Bride on the train tracks at the Conway River Walk

I decided to combine together two recent bridal portrait sessions into one post since both their weddings were recently over. The first bridal session was at the South Carolina State House in Columbia. It’s always fun to take pictures somewhere I’ve never been. This bride has family that works in the government so we had ... Read more


Fun engagement pictures in Garden City on a cold afternoon and Storyboard 3

Couple walking down marsh boardwalk together at sunset

I haven’t had a chance to blog about engagement portraits in a while. Things are getting slow so I thought I would post some pictures from this recent cold weather engagement session down at the southern tip of Garden City Beach. I’ve done many photo sessions down in Garden City, but this one was unusual because they ... Read more


Heritage Plantation wedding photography at the Clubhouse and the new Nikon D810

Bride looking at group with beautiful bokeh

A few weeks ago I photographed another beautiful wedding at the Heritage Plantation clubhouse in Pawleys Island, SC.  It’s been a few years since I’ve been there, it’s a great location so hopefully I can get on their vendor list and get some more weddings at the club. A couple of fun things about this ... Read more


Busy weekend with weddings at the Grande Dunes Ocean Club

Dipping bride back for a kiss in front of the ocean

I keep going more and more often to the Grande Dunes Ocean Club in Myrtle Beach for wedding photography. I’m not quite sure why, but it’s by far my most visited location.  The weekend of this wedding I actually had three other weddings at the Ocean Club, as well as one the following week. The nice ... Read more


Early afternoon wedding photography at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club with a fun couple

Bride and groom sitting together of golf course greens

Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club is one of my favorite locations that I photograph weddings at often.  The staff is very friendly and helpful and the site is great for photography. There isn’t much I can say that I haven’t said in some of my earlier blog posts about the site.  This wedding ceremony ... Read more


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