Thanks for stopping by!

Hey there, I'm Ryan Chard Smith, a wedding photographer based in Pacific Grove, CA. I grew up in Nebraska and now have the joy of being a father to an awesome daughter while living next to the Pacific Ocean.

I approach my photography with a relaxed, warm, and empathetic attitude. It's important to me that couples feel comfortable and at ease in front of the camera, so I make sure to keep things laid-back and easy-going.

I'm all about capturing authenticity and weirdness. Each wedding is unique, and I love highlighting the quirks and personalities of my clients and their guests. It's those little moments that make your wedding day truly special and I want to make sure they're all captured.

My goal is to be there for you on your big day, as a friend and a professional. I want to make sure that I'm capturing those precious, fleeting moments without interrupting the flow of your wedding. You can trust me to tell your story in a way that reflects your unique style and personalities.

Thanks for considering me as your wedding photographer. I can't wait to capture your special day!

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Photo by N.M. Smith