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About Ryan Smith
After many years of photography as a hobby, I started my full-time photography business over a decade ago in the Myrtle Beach area. For the first few months I started small, shooting just family beach pictures. I realized I had a really good talent for portrait photography and a good way with clients, so I eventually moved into doing weddings as well. I’ve always approached photography from the geeky, technical side of things. Before doing it professionally I learned software like Adobe Lightroom just as hobby and I learned how all the camera settings affect an image. While the technical side of photography comes easy for me, I had to work hard to learn to pose people and groups. Even after many years and taking nearly a million pictures I’m still always trying to improve.
Some other things about me, I’m good at web coding and have my site running on my own server so it’s really fast! I do a lot of custom css and code even though my site now runs on WordPress. I’m also really into CrossFit. I’m getting older now and I really appreciate the benefits of staying in shape especially when shooting weddings. I also have other hobbies like scuba diving and mountain biking. I’m also a certified FAA commercial drone pilot.
My wife is from the country of Colombia, we met a few years ago when she was traveling to America on her tourist visa. If you see a really pretty assistant in any Photo Booth pictures, she comes along to help me with that. She also now assist me as a second shooter with wedding photography as well. Back in Colombia, she was a licensed architect and she is working on getting back into that line of work here. You can check out some cool pictures and aerial videos with my Drone on a recent trip to Colombia.
I just worked out of my home office. I have it setup to meet with clients with a large display where we can view pictures together from my previous weddings. I have example albums and prints I can show you as well. If you would like to stop by please let me know and we can make an appointment.