Engagement Photography

Prices and info for Ryan Smith Photography’s Myrtle Beach 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

Oct 16th – March 31st | $300
April 1st – Oct 15th | $450

Note: For my available dates in Aug-Sep, 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 total will be $600 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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I would love to hear from you!

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 ryan@ryansmithphotography.com, through my Facebook page or on Facebook Messenger

Latest Engagement Reviews – Click here for more

Heidi Dixon

Our engagement pictures from Ryan Smith Photography were amazing! He is a wonderful photographer and captures beautiful moments. He was pleasant to work with and was very patient as my fiancé has never had(...)

Lifting into his arms with cowboy boots - Huntington Beach State Park
Ashley Hall

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(...)

Hannah Kroska Engagement Picture
Hannah Kroska

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(...)

Pathway to the ocean - Huntington Beach State Park
Kirstin Hooven

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(...)