My photography featured in Grand Strand Bride Magazine

My photography featured in Grand Strand Bride Magazine, originally uploaded by Ryan Smith Photography. A client recently send me a copy of the magazine. I hadn’t actually seen the article because I can never seem to get into a bridal shop to pick one up. It’s cool because it’s the first wedding featured in the …

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Wedding at Brookgreen Gardens

I did my first wedding at Brookgreen Gardens, it’s such a great location for a wedding. We were kind of short on time for the couple portraits, but it didn’t take long to get some fantastic shots. I seemed to have made a good impression on the wedding coordinator for the gardens, she is putting …

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Cute Family by the Dunes, Springmaid Beach

I’m going to try to start posting recent pictures I took to my blog. It’s difficult to tell in my gallery what I took recently and what I took a year ago. So maybe this will help. I just thought this was a cute family, the wind was terrible that night, I’m glad I was …

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Bridal Portraits, Members Club at the Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach

I did some beautiful bridal portraits after my Indian wedding at the Grande Dunes.  The members club is a great spot with the golf course out back. It was a little different to do the bridal portraits after the wedding, but it worked out well.  I’m learning how to use fill flash more effectively for example in the shot of the bride looking out over the golf course.  It was very dark in the area where she was standing compared to the background in the bright sun.  If I had just exposed for her, the background would be blown out and white.  However, exposing somewhat for the background and filling in the bride with some flash, gives very nice results. Of course you can never beat the light coming in from a big window.  I hope you enjoy some of them below.

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