Ryan Smith Photography Blog

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

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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


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


Wedding on the Terrace at the Grande Dunes Ocean Club in Myrtle Beach

Bride and father walking towards ceremony on the Ocean Club terrace

The Ocean Club at the Grande Dunes is one of my most frequented wedding locations. I really appreciate that they have me on their vendor list because I often have clients contact me from seeing the list.  Actually the Grande Dunes preferred vendor list is a pretty good one, they seem to list some of the really ... Read more


My first time photographing a wedding at The Ivy Place in Lancaster, SC

Sunset by the classic car

The Ivy Place in Lancaster, SC is the farthest I’ve traveled so far to photograph a wedding, a little over 3 hours each way. I was a bit tired on the drive home, but it really wasn’t a bad trip. It was biker week in Myrtle Beach, so I’m actually glad my wedding was out of the area. ... Read more


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