Charleston Wedding Photographer

Ryan Smith Photography’s wedding packages and information

Husband and wife wedding photography team serving Charleston and other parts of SC.

Welcome to Ryan Smith Photography. I am located in the nearby Myrtle Beach area. However, I love traveling to stunning venues and gardens in Charleston for weddings. My wedding photography style is a fusion of candid photojournalism and traditional fine art photography. While I take many conventional formal portraits, I capture hundreds of candid shots that reflect the day’s emotions. When posing the wedding couple, I focus on relaxed and fun shots that utilize the location and a combination of natural and studio-style lighting.

Local wedding photographers for over 15 years

Starting my business over 15 years ago, I’ve shot hundreds of weddings and taken over one million pictures for clients since I started this business. There is no substitute for many years of experience in wedding photography. I have an easygoing and relaxed personality and like to keep things fun, but I also know how to move fast on a tight wedding schedule.

As a small local business, I always go the extra mile to make my clients happy. Ryan Smith Photography® is a licensed and insured retail business with SC, and I have a Charleston business license. I’m also an FAA-certified remote drone pilot.

Bride and groom in front of the sunset filtering through the oaks - Magnolia Plantation - Charleston, SC
First look with bride putting her hands around the groom's eyes - Folly Beach - Charleston

Modern techniques for timeless images

I capture clear and natural images using high-end Nikon cameras and prime lenses. My style is classic, I don’t use heavy filters and processing, and I avoid trendy terms like “Light and Airy.” I use expert off-camera lighting to create well-exposed, beautifully lit, classic photographs that will look as good decades from now as they do today. You will always see a bright sparkle in my subject’s eyes, the details of a white wedding dress, and the beautiful colors of a sunset. Please check out my galleries and blog to get a feel for my personality and style of photography.

Please use the button below to get in touch. Let me know your wedding date and location, and I will send you my current price list. Thanks!

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Emily Scott

Of all the choices I’ve made for my wedding, choosing Ryan Smith Photography was likely the best one. Ryan showed up early on the day of and checked in with me immediately upon arrival and went straight to work. He was so much fun, personable, and professional.(...)

Chris Tibbetts

We chose Ryan to photograph our destination wedding after doing quite a bit of online research of photographers in the area and are absolutely thrilled that we did! We met with Ryan once at his office about 2 months before our wedding to go over everything we(...)

Brooke Fabry

We can’t thank Ryan Smith enough for the amazing photos he got of our special day!! He truly is amazing at what he does!! 10 out of 10 for sure!!!

Tanya Pinette

Ryan and his wife were great to work with. The photos captured our day beautifully. We will hold on to these memories forever! If you are looking for a photographer for your big day, Ryan Smith Photography is the way to go.