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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Sarah Freeman

July 2023, destination wedding bride: We absolutely LOVED our experience with Ryan Smith. He is incredibly helpful, detail oriented, and patient. While I was living in Tennessee and planning a Myrtle Beach wedding, Ryan helped answer any questions I had and(...)

Liz Ashe

From Bride: Wonderful photographer! Very professional, kind and calm during our chaotic wedding. Highly recommend!

From Mother: Ryan was very professional and extremely helpful as our wedding location changed last minute. He had great suggestions and need no(...)

Kaitlin Dermody

Ryan was an absolute pleasure to work with and helped capture my dream wedding perfectly. He responded quickly to my questions and requests, accommodated my desires and provided his expertise. Ryan seemed well connected locally which also creates a smoothness(...)

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.(...)