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Myrtle Beach Family Portraits

Family beach photography sessions featured on Ryan Smith Photography’s blog. Beautiful sunset portraits by the dunes, pier, ocean and more.

Senior portrait in front of the Atalaya Castle

Senior portraits at the Atalaya Castle in Huntington State Park

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The last couple of weeks I shot two senior portrait sessions that I think turned out really well. Both of these clients are really into sports. The first girl below is actually being coached to go to the Olympics for the hammer toss and the second is a softball player. …

Family of 4 in front of a beautiful sunset by the sea oats

Taking family pictures to the next level with all prime lenses like the Nikon 85mm f1.4G

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For several years now I’ve used my Nikon 85mm f1.4 prime lens primarily for weddings and engagement pictures. My other workhorse lens was the Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 lens. This is considered an excellent lens and it should be as much as it costs. It focuses very quickly, and it gives a …

Wonderful and fun older couple at their surprise 60th anniversary party – Springmaid Hotel

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This was a really great senior couple that had a surprise 60th anniversary party at the Springmaid Beach hotel. I really wasn’t expecting such an elaborate event when I arrived. It really was like a small wedding reception. They had a small band, a wedding style cake, a dance floor …

Fun large family with colorful outfits doing portraits at the Myrtle Beach State Park

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I keep having some really great families for pictures recently. It’s so nice when everyone in the family is in a really good mood and ready to have fun with the pictures. The family I’m highlighting here was a larger size group I took to the Myrtle Beach State Park. …