Charleston Wedding Photographer

Ryan Smith Photography’s Charleston, SC wedding information

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 photographer 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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Sarah Coleman

We hired Ryan for our wedding in Charleston, SC and we are beyond happy with his work. His communication is excellent, he is creative was wonderful with organizing group photos on a chaotic and busy wedding day. We couldn't be happier with our choice to go with(...)

Nikki Trussell

Ryan was absolutely amazing to work with. He is quick to respond to emails with any questions or concerns you have. I am a highly anxious person and Ryan eased my worries every step of the way! And did I mention my pictures were absolutely phenomenal! I highly(...)

Stephanie Ashmore

Ryan was very professional from day 1. I had some ideas for pictures I wanted and asked for his suggestions. We did everything I wanted and more including his suggestions. He was easy to work with and really made sure we were ok the entire time especially me(...)

Madison Workman

Ryan photographed my wedding in October and we couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. He is quick with responding to any questions, the pictures came out crisp and clear, and he is such a sweet person. The entire wedding party felt comfortable around(...)