Reviews and Testimonials of Ryan Smith Photography

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Upeksha Thilakawardana
Category:
Wedding Photography

We had the pleasure of working with Ryan Smith Photography for our wedding, and we couldn't be happier with the experience. From the very beginning, his excellent communication made planning effortless. He was always prompt, responsive, kind, and open to our ideas and preferences.

On the day of the wedding, Ryan was a true professional. He was easy to work with, making everyone feel comfortable and at ease. Our wedding was a midday celebration and he worked with us so we could capture the ceremony and also get pictures at sunset. His attention to detail and creativity resulted in stunning photos that beautifully captured the essence of our special day.

We were also thrilled to receive our pictures back in record time, which was an added bonus! The quality and speed of his work truly exceeded our expectations.

We highly recommend Ryan Smith to anyone in need of a talented and reliable photographer. He exceeded our expectations in every way, and we will cherish our wedding photos for a lifetime.

Thank you, Ryan, for being an integral part of our celebration and for providing us with such wonderful memories!
The Lynn’s

Justin Walls
Category:
Family Pictures

We chose Ryan to take our family photos this year while we were on our annual vacation and we cannot be more pleased.

Ryan has been great since the minute I reached out to him several months ago. His communication throughout has been excellent.

Ryan was very willing to provide recommendations based on his experience on where the best place to take our pictures would be. I am glad we took his suggestion! Just finished up our session this evening and we know they will be great!

Ryan was very patient with the young children in our group and he was able to make it a very fun experience for them and us adults as well.

If you are considering having family pictures taken or have any photography needs you should feel very confident booking with Ryan.

Thanks again to Ryan Smith Photography I cannot wait to see the pictures you took of our family. Thank you again!

Sciarra Groski
Category:
Family Pictures

I cannot recommend Ryan enough! We had a very large group of 18 people, including 7 little ones. He was so patient and easy going. We never felt rushed. He made sure each individual family had photos they would love and he captured amazing group photos as well. Everybody is more than pleased with the beautiful photos and we can’t wait to use him again on our future trips to South Carolina!

Haleigh Pitcock
Category:
Family Pictures

I had a family vacation planned in Myrtle Beach, where I wanted to get professional family pictures taken while we were there. I browsed Google searches and came across Ryan Smith Photography. Going through his portfolio of pictures online, I knew he would be a good fit for what we were after… fun, candid, beach, etc.

Ryan had great communication from the start through the whole process- about setting dates, payment options, meet up details, parking logistics, processing time, etc.

He gave great instructions on where to meet and we followed to the nearby park he suggested. The location was great, offering a mix of different picture background options, in addition to the beach pictures, which was a nice bonus to mix up the pictures we had available to us at the end.

We had a group of 7, ages ranging from seniors to teenagers. Ryan was great at suggesting ideas, poses, and what angles to shoot from. He also let us come up with a few ideas to add to the mix of picture options. He was super flexible!

We were shooting for probably a good 1 hour to 1.5 hours.

Ryan is very personable and made us feel comfortable! You can really tell this by the results of our pictures, where no one seemed uncomfortable or stiff. We all had fun and had a lot of laughs that he was able to really capture for us.

Overall I would recommend Ryan and his skills for anyone looking for family pictures, weddings, senior pictures, etc. He truly is so talented and I (and my whole family) were very impressed with the results.

Thank you Ryan for everything! I had been wanting to get updated pictures done for so long and I’m so glad we got connected to make it happen, I couldn’t be more pleased with the experience or the results!

Ben Nelson
Category:
Lizeth Smith Photography

We recently did a family photo session and were amazed at Lizeth's talent and support. Awesome photos, easy to work with, creating treasures for all family members. Highly recommend.

Cassie Smith
Category:
Wedding Photography

We had the pleasure of working with Ryan Smith Photography for our wedding, and we couldn't be happier with the results. Ryan and his wife did an outstanding job capturing the special moments of our big day. They were incredibly positive and patient, handling our large wedding party with ease.

One of the standout aspects of working with Ryan was his excellent communication throughout the entire wedding planning process. He was always available to answer questions and offer suggestions, which really put my mind at ease. To top it all off, we received our photos back in record time!

The quality and creativity of the photos exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend Ryan Smith Photography for anyone looking for a professional, talented, and reliable wedding photographer. Thank you, Ryan, for helping make our day so memorable!

Devon Holt
Category:
Engagement Pictures

We hired Ryan for our engagement session and for our wedding photographer. We recently had our engagement session with him and got our photos back within two weeks and they turned out great!

Tyler Cook
Category:
Engagement Pictures

Ryan was excellent in helping me plan my proposal to my now fiancée at Huntington Beach state park. He was very accommodating and answered all of my questions. The photos he took turned out phenomenally (we were both so impressed); it was a luxury to have full access to the entire catalog of high-resolution and fully-edited photos that were taken. He knew the area very well which made the process run super smoothly. I strongly recommend Ryan for all of your photography needs, but especially any surprise proposals!

Emily Graham
Category:
Wedding Photography

Ryan did a fantastic job with our engagement and wedding photos! He was both friendly and professional. For the wedding, he arrived early so that he could survey the property, find the best photo areas, and start shooting. I could tell that he was making every effort to capture the perfect photos for us and to incorporate the shots we wanted. I’m interested in photography (as a hobby), so I appreciated that he occasionally explained why he was using a certain lens, having us stand in a particular area, etc. He was fun to work with. Looking at the photos, you would have never guessed that this was his first time visiting the venue. There are so many beautiful pictures, I don’t know how we’ll choose which ones we want to print! I appreciate his work in capturing our special day.

Kristi Hilligrass
Category:
Wedding Photography

Ryan and his wife captured every moment beautifully from our special day. They both have a great eye for capturing every detail. Great to work with and I love their partnership with Luminous Events for videography. I would highly recommend Ryan Smith to anyone getting married in the Myrtle Beach (or surrounding) area!

Jennifer Quigley
Category:
Family Pictures

We had the pleasure of working with Ryan Smith for our family photos during our Spring Break trip to Myrtle Beach, and it was an absolute delight. Ryan is not only supremely professional and reliable, but also brings a personal touch that made our photo session feel special and enjoyable.
From the outset, Ryan was attentive to our needs and preferences, ensuring that each family member felt comfortable and included. His approach blends professionalism with a warm, friendly manner, making the whole experience enjoyable for everyone involved.
The photos themselves are simply stunning. The clarity and crispness of each shot are unmatched, and they capture the essence of our family beautifully. The quality of his work is evident in every frame, with vibrant colors and perfect lighting that bring our happiest moments to life.
We are thrilled with the results and have no hesitation in recommending Ryan to anyone looking for a top-tier photographer in Myrtle Beach. His work truly speaks for itself, and we are grateful to have these wonderful memories captured so perfectly. Thank you, Ryan, for photos we will cherish forever!

Makenzie Bailey
Category:
Family Pictures

Ryan was amazing to work with! He made me feel very comfortable and was very helpful with the poses. He was very professional and made the whole experience a lot of fun! Overall, I would definitely recommend Ryan for photos.

Blesila Cinco
Category:
Wedding Photography

We are very fortunate to have Ryan as our photographer. He was very professional and we can really tell he has mastered his craft! The photos really turned out amazing even though it was a very windy day!!!! You can’t even tell!! The sunset photos are even more amazing came out way better!!! He was very helpful and really good at guiding us and making suggestions, coordinating with our DJ and catered to our request to stop by the beach!! We love how he captured different emotions of our guests and ourselves.
Super highly recommended!!! If we are going to have another photo session there is no doubt we will reach out to him again! Very worth it!!! Thank you Ryan!!

Jenna Colerick
Category:
Family Pictures

We would highly recommend Ryan for photos! In town for a family vacation, Ryan made everything super easy and enjoyable for everyone! The pictures turned out amazing, and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience!

Tim Cutroni
Category:
Family Pictures

Ryan was the exact professional I was looking for! During our family vacation at Myrtle Beach, I knew capturing the moment with my family of 16 was crucial. I realized that this was a rare opportunity to have everyone together in such a beautiful place, and Ryan's expertise made it all possible. Despite wrangling 10 kids under 7 years old, Ryan remained incredibly patient and maintained a positive attitude throughout the entire photoshoot. His professionalism and skill behind the camera ensured that every moment was beautifully captured. The photos he took will remain as a treasure for all of us. Whenever the grandkids look at the photos, they get excited, wanting to go back to that moment. The fact that the pictures were taken at the beach added an extra layer of beauty and nostalgia to the whole experience. I highly recommend Ryan for anyone looking to capture precious memories with their loved ones. Thank you, Ryan, for going above and beyond to make our family photoshoot such a fantastic experience!

Nicole Weiss
Category:
Wedding Photography

Ryan did a fantastic job capturing both our engagement and wedding photos. We enjoyed having him there and highly recommend his work to anyone looking for a photographer. He does a wonderful job taking the key moments in the day creating visual reminders of what matters most to us. Thank you again Ryan we will for sure be using you for any future events.

Elizabeth Flowers
Category:
Family Pictures

Ryan was quick to respond to our inquiry about taking our family pictures, and he was very flexible at meeting at our desired location since we had a big group of 15. We appreciated his patience with our large group and taking pictures of various family groups + whole group, and we were extremely pleased with the final products. We highly recommend Ryan and will use him again if back in that area. Thank you, Ryan!

Lauren Kamb
Category:
Engagement Pictures

Ryan Smith is an excellent photographer, and my fiancé and I had a great time working with him! Ryan did a great job of making my shy fiancé feel comfortable, which made a huge difference throughout the shoot, as well as in how the photos turned out. Ryan was very timely, responsive, and efficient with how he ran the shoot and how he communicated before and after the shoot. We are really happy with our photos!