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.

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

White Bridge in Magnolia Plantation

This was a fun wedding at the Carriage House with beautiful pictures on the recently repaired white bridge. The 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.

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I have very reasonable pricing for weddings. Please get in touch and let me know your venue and date and I can send you my current prices or customize a package to meet your needs!

Please get in touch!

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, through my Facebook page or on Facebook Messenger

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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!

Taylor Vivona - Smith Wedding
Taylor Smith

Ryan exceeded all my expectations and beyond! The photos turned out amazing and I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a photographer!

Taylor Hernandez Wedding
Taylor Hernandez

Ryan is very professional! My pictures turned out amazing. You can tell he is very experienced!