Charleston Wedding Photographer

Ryan Smith Photography’s wedding information for Charleston, SC

Thank you for visiting Ryan Smith Photography. For over a decade, Ryan Smith has provided fine art wedding photography for the Charleston, SC area. While I’m based in Myrtle Beach, I love to travel to the beautiful Charleston, SC area for weddings whenever possible. One of my favorite wedding locations is the breathtaking gardens of Magnolia Plantation, with the sunlight filtering through the mossy oaks. View some of my featured Charleston weddings below.

For my style as a Charleston wedding photographer, I love colorful and clean images that capture all the special moments of your day. I do this with skillful and modern techniques using the latest high-end photography gear and expert lighting. I use all prime lenses such as the Nikon 85mm f1.4. This gives a beautiful sharpness to my portrait subjects with a dreamy out of focus background. I also use studio style off-camera flash strobes to add soft and dynamic lighting to outdoor portraits as well as fun dance floor and reception lighting. Unlike trendy filters or overexposed “light and airy” photography, my style of photography will look as good decades from now as it does today.

My goal is to always capture genuine emotions with with my photos. I always suggest poses but I also like my subjects to be natural and show off their romance together. I try to be relaxed and easy going with my wedding clients, I get the best pictures when you are having fun. I also do whatever I can to make sure my clients are happy and to keep my excellent reputation. After the wedding, I will provide you with an easy to use online gallery system to download and share your pictures, as well as make album selections.


Featured Weddings in Charleston, SC

Bridal party cheering on red bridge  - Magnolia Plantation - Charleston, SC

Magnolia Plantation

Beautiful afternoon wedding ceremony on the lawn beside Carriage House in Magnolia Plantation. After the ceremony we got some great pictures on the red bridge and around the gardens. The reception was a blast with lots of great dancing.

Dip back for a sunset kiss - Daniel Island Club - Charleston, SC

Daniel Island Club

Classic wedding ceremony at the French Huguenot in downtown Charleston. The reception was held at the Daniel Island Club. Sunset pictures with the bride and groom on the golf course and the marsh boardwalk.

Bride and groom with son under the pier - Folly Beach - Charleston

Tides at Folly Beach

Intimate social distancing wedding with the bride, groom, son and a small number of family and friends on the beach. Even in 2020 many couples had beautiful weddings in the Charleston area.

Young couple reflecting in the lake at Magnolia Plantation

Conservatory in Magnolia Plantation

A young bride and groom had a unique wedding ceremony where they walked through a circle of the guests. Beautiful reception in the lush foliage of the Conservatory in Magnolia Plantation.

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Wedding Prices and Packages for Charleston, SC

All my Charleston wedding packages include full resolution digital pictures that you are free to copy and print, see common questions here for more information. Extra hours are $100/hour. Many weddings I work as the solo photographer but for very large weddings, especially if you need someone in multiple locations at the same time, or if you have a very large wedding party, I recommend adding a second photographer which is an extra $300 for the day.

Additional SC sales tax of 8% is required unless clients live outside of SC.

Photo Booth: I also offer a fun Photo Booth add on option for $450! Please click here for more information.
Engagement or Bridal Portrait Session in the Charleston area: Most months of the year these can be added on for $400 each to any package and include all the full resolution digital copies from the session. During June, July or August the cost is $500.

Depending on the time of year and my availability I sometimes can offer package discounts, feel free to ask using the form below.

  • Package 1
    Digital
    Only
  • $2200
  • 6 Hours Coverage Included (add hours $100/hour)
  • Full Resolution Digital Files
  • Online Gallery
  • $100 Credit For Prints
  • Package 2
    Standard
    Album
  • $2600
  • 6 Hours Coverage Included (add hours $100/hour)
  • Full Resolution Digital Files
  • Online Gallery
  • $100 Credit For Prints
  • 30 Page 12×12 Standard Wedding Album (Approx. 80-100 pictures in album)
  • Upgrade to 40 pages for an additional $150 (Approx. 100-130 pictures in album)
  • Upgrade to 50 pages for an additional $300 (Approx. 130-160 pictures in album)
  • Package 3
    Infinity
    Album
  • $2900
  • 6 Hours Coverage Included (add hours $100/hour)
  • Full Resolution Digital Files
  • Online Gallery
  • $100 Credit For Prints
  • 30 Page 12×12 Infinity Wedding Album (Approx. 80-100 pictures in album)
  • Upgrade to 40 pages for an additional $200 (Approx. 100-130 pictures in album)
  • Upgrade to 50 pages for an additional $400 (Approx. 130-160 pictures in album)
  • Package 4
    Ultimate
    Package
  • $3900
  • All Day Wedding Coverage *
  • Two Photographers
  • Full Resolution Digital Files
  • Online Gallery
  • Photo Booth Included (See more here)
  • $200 Credit For Prints or One Album Upgrade
  • 30 Page 12×12 Infinity Wedding Album (Approx. 80-100 pictures in album)
  • Upgrade to 40 pages for an additional $200 (Approx. 100-130 pictures in album)
  • Upgrade to 50 pages for an additional $400 (Approx. 130-160 pictures in album)
  • * All day wedding coverage is within reasonable limits. If you need me more than 12 hours or later than midnight we need to discuss the details first before booking.

I would love to hear from you!

The Contact Form above is the easiest way to get in touch. If you have a question that you would like answered by phone please call me at 843-352-8640 or feel free to text me at this number. You can also email me directly at ryan@ryansmithphotography.com, through my Facebook page or on Facebook Messenger