Kiss by the flowers at the Palmetto Garden - Brookgreen Gardens

Surprise marriage proposal in Brookgreen Gardens

Ryan Smith Brookgreen Gardens, Engagement Photography 0 Comments

I had a lot of fun photographing a recent surprise marriage proposal in Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet. April is a great time of the year for taking pictures in Brookgreen. The springtime flowers are blooming and they also have extended hours until 8pm. Normally the gardens close at 5pm …

She said yes -  Myrtle Beach State Park

Surprise engagement proposal on a beautiful winter evening in Myrtle Beach

Ryan Smith Engagement Photography 0 Comments

I always love the Myrtle Beach State Park at sunset in the winter. This time of the year the sky just seems clearer and the water is more blue. I don’t know if it’s perhaps the lower humidity or just the difference in the angle of the sunset. We had …

Man lifting fiance into the air under Live Oaks - Litchfield Plantation

Engagement portraits at Litchfield Plantation in Pawleys Island

Ryan Smith Engagement Photography, Litchfield Plantation 0 Comments

It’s been a several years since I did a photography session at Litchfield Plantation in Pawleys Island. My last wedding back in 2011 at Litchfield Plantation was really beautiful with the bride arriving on a horse-drawn carriage. I was told they were no longer booking events and that they were …

Conway River Walk engagement pictures with the flooded Waccamaw River

Ryan Smith Conway, Marion and Inland SC, Engagement Photography 0 Comments

We knew going into these engagement pictures that the Conway River Walk was completely flooded and inaccessible because of hurricane Matthew. This was the highest level the Waccamaw River has been at since 1928, it was even a foot and a half higher than the record flooding we had last …

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

Ryan Smith Engagement Photography, Featured, State Parks 0 Comments

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 …

Couple about to kiss leaning against the pier at state park

Engagement pictures at the Myrtle Beach State Park after the flooding

Ryan Smith Engagement Photography, State Parks 0 Comments

I’m sure everyone has heard about the severe flooding we had in SC about a month ago.  Myrtle Beach wasn’t hit as hard as some areas, but we still had flooding in many locations. You might have heard me complain that in the Myrtle Beach state park they are extremely particular …