Myrtle Beach Engagement Photography
Prices and info for Ryan Smith Photography’s engagement portraits and surprise proposals
Serving Myrtle Beach, Conway, Pawleys Island, Ocean Isle and More
I specialize in fun, candid and creative engagement sessions and surprise marriage proposals in the Myrtle Beach area. My engagement photography sessions are relaxed and fun. I personally do a small number of appointments each week, typically around sunset time, and I do everything myself from the photography to the adjustments and touch-ups of the pictures. Not only am I a native to Myrtle Beach area, but I’ve been doing engagement and wedding photography in Myrtle Beach for over a decade! Anyone can put a few good pictures in a gallery, but it takes a lot of experience to consistently take great looking pictures especially on the beach.
My style as an engagement photographer
What I do is a bit different from a traditional portrait photographer. I use a mix of posed and photojournalist style of photography. While I do suggest poses, I typically take around 200-300 shots in an hour or so session trying to capture the best moments and natural expressions. Mixed with this I do more traditional posed portraits with off camera studio style lighting. I have a number of typical poses I like to suggest for couples, but I always love to incorporate any ideas you may have as well. I’ve had many clients tell me it was the nicest experience they have had with a photographer. I hope I can make you feel the same way.
Quality of finished pictures
I prefer clear, crisp and clean color and black and white images that can only be done with the best lenses and an expert understanding of lighting and flash. I’m using the same equipment I use at weddings like very expensive prime lenses and powerful off camera lighting. This gives a different look than you get from ordinary “natural light only” engagement pictures. It’s like a combination of an in studio portrait balanced with the beautiful natural light from the sun. A reasonable amount of artistic and general touch-up Photoshop work on prints is also included at no charge.
Myrtle Beach Sunset Engagement Photography Prices
$400 | April 1st – Oct 15th
$300 | Oct 16th – March 31st
Note: Because I’m booking up so quickly June-August, I’m requesting the Full Resolution upgrade below to be added to the package up front. Many people choose this anyway but it’s easier that way. So the summer total will be $550 with that add-on.
There are no sitting fees or hidden charges. The package includes the photo session with unlimited pictures, I typically take 200-300 pictures in about an hour or so session. This includes a download of the standard resolution digital files from the session, perfect for social sharing and small prints ( See Q&A page for details ). These are not “straight from the camera” I personally adjust each picture for color, lighting and artistic quality. Prints can also be (optionally) ordered through your online client gallery at very reasonable prices. If we do the pictures at one of my preferred State Park locations, I also have passes for 2 cars to get in at no charge.
$150 | Full Resolution & Prints Upgrade Package
Upgrade to the full resolution digital files suitable for making your own prints of any size, plus a bonus $75 credit to order prints through my online store. Note: This upgrade only matters for your download of the pictures, prints ordered through my store are always printed from the full resolution even without this upgrade. This recommended upgrade can be added up front or up to 3 years after the session. ( See Q&A page for details )
Most questions people ask me about the photo sessions I’ve answered on my Q&A page. Please click below for much more detailed information.
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My boyfriend and I got our pictures made by Ryan while we were on vacation in Myrtle Beach. Ryan was awesome to work with he had so many good ideas for pictures. I am so so happy with the results. We received(...)
Ryan photographed Brad's and my engagement pictures and he did such an amazing work! He was incredibly friendly, helped us feel relaxed throughout the process, and so so kind. He got the pictures to us exactly(...)
Ryan is the most wonderful photographer we have ever come across, hands down. Super easy to work with, very friendly, and got the BEST angles and lighting. For someone who is self conscious about photos of(...)