About - Ryan Chard Smith






Hi. I’m Ryan Chard Smith and I specialize in wedding photography. I grew up in Cozad, Nebraska and now live in Pacific Grove, California, located about an hour north of Big Sur. I frequently service the Big Sur/Monterey Peninsula and San Francisco Bay Area but will travel just about anywhere to photograph your wedding, including internationally.

My goal is to make you feel comfortable with and confident in the photographer you choose for your wedding day. That’s easy for me because I genuinely care about the people I photograph. I approach each wedding with no preconceptions and try to capture the day’s moments with creativity and authenticity. In other words, I try to avoid clichés. Your day is unique so why shouldn’t your photographs be? I will work to ensure your needs are met while allowing the day to unfold spontaneously.

To get a better idea of my style, it’s simple; take a look at my albums and let me know how I can help you have an upbeat, carefree wedding day. I work year-round but I'm very busy come wedding season so contact me as early as possible so you’ll have one less detail to worry about.

My clients consider me a reliable, unobtrusive, and positive presence at their weddings and I hope you will, too!


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Photo by Evynn LeValley

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