Bridal portrait petting the horse -  Upper Mill Plantation

Bridal portraits at Upper Mill Plantation in Bucksville

Ryan Smith Bridal Portraits, Conway, Marion and Inland SC, Upper Mill Plantation 0 Comments

I had a lot of fun shooting bridal portraits at Upper Mill Plantation this past spring. This bride and groom just got married at the plantation on Saturday, so I’m now able to post some of these pictures. Upper Mill Plantation has a lot of pretty photography spots. We started …

Bridal Portraits at Rosewood Manor in Marion, SC

Beautiful bridal portraits at Rosewood Manor in Marion, SC

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This was my first time doing photography at the Rosewood Manor Bed & Breakfast in Marion, SC. I understand this is a popular bridal portraits location, in fact there was another bride finishing up her portraits right before we arrived. I actually shot these pictures a few months ago, but …

Bride on the train tracks at the Conway River Walk

Bridal portraits at the South Carolina State House and Conway Riverwalk

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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 …

Bride leaning against the castle wall with out of focus light hitting the moss, Atalaya Castle, Huntington State Park

Beautiful evening for bridal portraits at Atalaya Castle in Murrells Inlet, SC

Ryan Smith Bridal Portraits, Pawleys Island and Litchfield, State Parks 0 Comments

I was able to work with a really pretty bride the other evening doing bridal portraits at Atalaya Castle in the Huntington State Park. The evening was great except for being a bit cold. Because of the 5:00pm closing time of the Atalaya Castle, we had to stay outside the …

Bridal portraits at Pawleys Plantation and the Conway River Walk

Ryan Smith Bridal Portraits, Pawleys Island and Litchfield, Weddings at Pawleys Plantation 2 Comments

I don’t typically do an many bridal portraits as other types of photography.  A lot of people prefer to do engagement pictures with me and just do some bridal style pictures at the wedding.  But it’s always a lot of fun when I get to. This is one of the …

Quick review of the Sigma 85mm f1.4 lens with Bridal and Engagement pictures

Ryan Smith Bridal Portraits, Engagement Photography 0 Comments

As I mentioned in my last blog post, I purchased a new lens, the Sigma 85mm EX DG HSM f1.4.  This quick review is from using a full frame Nikon D700 camera with this lens. I typically only buy Nikon lenses, so I have some top of the line lenses …