About Ryan Smith
I started my photography business over 10 years ago in the Myrtle Beach area. At first I started small shooting family beach pictures. I realized I had a really good talent for 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 effect 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 10 years and over half a million pictures I’m still always trying to improve.
Some other things about me, I’m good at web coding and even 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 42 years old now and I really appreciate the benefits of staying in shape. I honestly don’t know how a photographer can shoot a wedding without being somewhat fit. I feel like I’m always moving around quickly and sometimes on my feet for many hours. I’m usually exhausted after a summer wedding, especially when I have two or three in one weekend. I also have other hobbies like scuba diving and mountain biking.
My wife is from the country of Colombia, we met 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 sometimes to help me with that. Back in Colombia she was an licensed architect and she is working on getting her license again here. I actually got to spend a month recently in Colombia and got some cool pictures and aerial videos with my Drone. I’m actually FAA certified for Drone Photography. If you have any questions about me or my work please let me know!