Charleston Wedding Photographer

Ryan Smith Photography’s wedding information for Charleston, SC

Thank you for visiting Ryan Smith Photography. Ryan Smith has provided fine art wedding photography for Charleston, SC for over a decade. While I’m based in Myrtle Beach, I love to travel to the beautiful Charleston 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. Please 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 that give my portrait subjects a beautiful sharpness 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 and 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 my photos. I always suggest poses, but I also like my subjects to be natural and show their romance together. I try to be relaxed and easygoing with my wedding clients, and I get the best pictures when you are having fun. I also do whatever I can to make sure my clients are happy and 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 and make album selections.

Featured Weddings in Charleston, SC

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

Magnolia Plantation

A beautiful afternoon wedding ceremony on the lawn beside the 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

Traditional 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.

Kiss on the white bridge with reflection in the water - Magnolia Plantation

White Bridge in Magnolia Plantation

Pictures from a fun and modern wedding at the Carriage House with beautiful portraits on the recently repaired white bridge. They even had flower guys throwing petals before the bride walked down the aisle.

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.

Charleston Wedding Packages

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
  • $2400
  • 6 Hours Coverage Included (add hours $100/hour)
  • Full Resolution Digital Files
  • Online Gallery
  • $100 Credit For Prints
  • Two Photographers Add $300
  • Package 2
    Standard
    Album
  • $2800
  • 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)
  • Two Photographers Add $300
  • Package 3
    Infinity
    Album
  • $3100
  • 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)
  • Two Photographers Add $300
  • Package 4
    Ultimate
    Package
  • $4000
  • All Day Wedding Coverage *
  • Two Photographers Included
  • Full Resolution Digital Files
  • Online Gallery
  • Photo Booth Included (See more here). If you already have a photo booth, for example from your DJ, I can switch this option out for engagement or bridal portraits.
  • $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.

Click here to view answers to many common questions about my wedding photography.

Please get in touch:

    Phone or text: 843-352-8640. Email: ryan@ryansmithphotography.com.


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    Destinee Scott
    Destinee Scott

    Ryan did an amazing job with our wedding photos! They all turned out beautiful. He really captured all the best moments possible!!

    Bride and groom with classic car at night
    Ashley Volpicelli

    I highly highly recommend Ryan Smith Photography! Ryan is FANTASTIC!! Probably one of the sweetest guys ever. Super patient and very easy to work with. And his work is just phenomenal!! He captures the most(...)

    Molly Kuo

    Ryan was a pleasure to work with! He made sure to figure out exactly what we wanted to help us capture our special day. He worked great with our wedding planner and videographer to get all the key moments of the(...)

    Portrait under the lights hanging from the trees at the Kimbels  - Kimbels at Wachesaw Plantation
    Anni Garcia

    Ryan was amazing! He was very professional and enthusiastic. He knew all the perfect spots to take amazing photos at our venue! He made us feel really comfortable and we are sooo happy with our photos!