With a combination of distinctive style, creative direction and photojournalistic methods,

OUR MISSION AS A FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER / WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
IN LAKE TAHOE & BEYOND IS TO PURPOSEFULLY AND ARTISTICALLY
DOCUMENT THE IRREPLACEABLE MEMORIES OF
ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EVENTS AND LIFE’S MILESTONES

through timeless, remarkable and heartfelt fine-art portraiture by connecting with our clients in a genuine and meaningful way.

Jentry Dryden Signature
FOUNDER / LEAD PHOTOGRAPHER

ABOUT US

Just like a photograph is more than ink on paper, Fifth and Chestnut Photo Company is so much more than a person with a camera. More than just a family photographer and wedding photographer in Lake Tahoe, Reno & beyond. Fifth and Chestnut is your grandparent’s house you used to visit each year as a child. It’s the wedding venue of your dreams appearing in the distance as you walk along a gravel path lined with towering oak trees. It’s the sound of your child’s laughter on a warm summer day. It’s your ideal place and time – wherever that happens to be – a place in your mind that brings you tremendous joy.

It’s your story – your personal, beautiful memories. The Fifth and Chestnut brand is dedicated to crafting the imagery of that unique story. Our award-winning Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer team covers a select number of weddings each year mostly in beautiful Lake Tahoe, while we also provide family photography in Reno/Tahoe – always maintaining a golden standard of customer service whether we are photographing your Lake Tahoe wedding, your baby’s precious newborn moments, or celebrating life today by updating your family portraits.

We are the premier choice for your family or wedding photographer in Lake Tahoe, Reno and beyond. We are also a proud supporter of marriage equality and we welcome ALL couples and families. Like us on Facebook for up-to-date info and to get to know us better. Please browse our wedding photography and family photography portfolios, and contact us today for more information on our services, rates and product collections. If you are interested in Tahoe photography for your wedding day, don’t delay scheduling a chat with us, because we only accept a limited number of weddings per year to stay fresh, inspired and devoted to each and every couple we photograph.

What’s more – we are ranked in the Top 20 Best Wedding Photographers in Reno based on criteria of reputation, credibility, experience, availability, professionalism and engagement. We are proud to be one of Reno’s Top Wedding Photographers, and we would be proud to work with you and provide the wonderful level of service that our clients have come to know and love!

Our Team

Get to know us!

Jentry Dryden

Jentry Dryden

FOUNDER / LEAD PHOTOGRAPHER
As an award-winning Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer & Reno Portrait Photographer, Jentry is a storyteller. An ambitious creative with a long background in graphic design, Jentry is a devoted wife and mother of two (so far). She graduated UNR with a BA in Journalism in 2006 and has been documenting weddings (and life) for almost ten years. Her awards include Silver and Gold Addy Awards for photography, logo design and illustration. Aside from being a Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer and Reno Portrait Photographer, she loves to snowboard, create children's illustrations, binge-watch Friends on Netflix and spend precious time with her family. She enjoys immersing herself in fun and rewarding projects - especially through collaboration with other creative, happy people. Her goal with every client, whether for a family session or a wedding, is to connect with them in meaningful ways to form relationships and be inspired by their story - to photograph from a genuine and heartfelt angle, so to speak.

Matt Dryden

Matt Dryden

CO-FOUNDER / WEBSITE ADMIN
Matt is Fifth & Chestnut Photo Company’s Co-Founder and Website Administrator, and has been immersed in wedding photography in Lake Tahoe, Reno & beyond since 2008 alongside Jentry. As Jentry’s husband and father to their two boys, Matt keeps very busy. Matt is an IT professional, serving our great community of Sparks, NV. He maintains the Fifth & Chestnut Photo Company website and photography/computer equipment and makes sure that our archiving systems run smoothly to safeguard your precious images with the utmost care. Not many photographers can tout that they have an on-staff IT guy, so we are pretty lucky! He's an amazing Dad, husband and partner of Fifth & Chestnut Photo Co.

Jennifer Chapman

Jennifer Chapman

INTERN / ASSISTANT
Jennifer is our fabulous intern & assistant for Fifth & Chestnut Photo Co. She assists with Jentry’s administrative tasks and helps keep things running at a reasonable pace for this busy Northern Nevada photography studio that provides Wedding Photography in Lake Tahoe, Reno and beyond, as well as family photography in Reno and beyond as well. Jennifer is an expert photo retoucher, is very organized and likes lists AND sushi as much as Jentry. She is expecting her first baby (it's a girl!) with her husband in June, and we can’t wait to meet the little one!

OUR WORK

We have been featured on Tahoe Unveiled, The Knot, Rustic Wedding Chic, How He Asked, The Indie Tot & More.

TESTIMONIALS

Our clients and colleagues are thrilled. See for yourself.

  • From the start, Jentry was calm and helped us smoothly move things along. She had no problems directing family where to go (and where not to - like my nosy family members who wanted to come outside for an up-close view of our personal first look! On location, she went above and beyond to get the best shots - even perching on a rock overlooking a cliff, as my family recalled later! She was great about getting family photos done in a timely manner to allow for more posed shots – my fave! She was so enjoyable to work with, and we all felt so comfortable around her. Once we received the images, I was amazed at the quality of the photos she captured. They were STUNNING! I had so many complements – many saying magazine quality!

    Noelle Haser
    Noelle Haser
  • I love working with Fifth and Chestnut Photo Co., and watching them work! They are aware of every detail that needs to be shot. Check them out online, but also chat with them for awhile on the phone and you will find them to be caring, loving, charming and helpful!

    Reverend Mark E. Frady
    Reverend Mark E. Frady
  • Fifth and Chestnut Photo Co. is a very talented team. PicBox has had the pleasure of working with them a few different times. They seems to truly enjoy what they do and take pride in being the best most professional photographers they can be. It is always great to work with wonderful vendors makings this job that much more enjoyable when everyone is working together to provide the best services possible. Thanks again Fifth and Chestnut Photo Co. for being such wonderful photographers.

    PicBox Photobooth
    PicBox Photobooth
  • I highly recommend Fifth and Chestnut Photo Co. for your wedding. I had the chance to work with Jentry on a wonderful surprise engagement! The groom proposed to his bride-to-be and Jentry was there to capture the amazing emotion from beginning to end. It was a wonderful experience and their photos were absolutely gorgeous!

    Krisstin Sibley - On the Go Bride
    Krisstin Sibley - On the Go Bride
  • Fifth and Chesttnut Photo Co. are just great people with a passion for creating lasting memories for their brides and grooms. Their work speaks for itself, but as another wedding professional I can vouch for their expertise, professionalism and high level of customer service.

    Rick Tracewell - Milestones DJ
    Rick Tracewell - Milestones DJ
  • I met Fifth and Chestnut Photo Co. last year and was always impressed with their warmth and professionalism. But it wasn't until working on our first photo shoot together at an On the Go Bride stylized shoot that I got to see them in action. Not only were they warm and professional, but they made everyone feel at ease while they took amazing pictures throughout the entire shoot, going above and beyond for everyone involved. They are a great team and produce great work!

    Laura Garcia - La Di Da Beauty
    Laura Garcia - La Di Da Beauty
  • Fifth and Chestnut Photo Co is such a nice team to work with professionally. They are detail oriented; the pictures speak for themselves. My Clients often share their professional pictures with me. Some may only have 3-5 pictures that show the floral work; however, with Fifth and Chestnut Photo Co there are 20+ pictures. It’s hard to find a favorite. One of my Clients actually mentioned, "people kept telling her, a picture in particular, looks like a magazine ad." I would absolutely recommend finding a photographer that gets the little details and shows the effort you put forth in your wedding. At the end of the day, your memories lie in your photos.

    Kelly Jo Smith - A Floral Affair
    Kelly Jo Smith - A Floral Affair
  • Had them do my engagement photos in January in snowy Lake Tahoe.  I have nothing but great things to say about this talented couple. My engagement session was so beautiful that it has been featured on a couple of blogs. Fifth and Chestnut Photo Co did everything to make our session comfortable and really allowed us to be ourselves and capture our personalities. The pricing was great too!

    Chloe LaPonte
    Chloe LaPonte
  • We are always thrilled to work with Fifth and Chestnut Photo Co! They are a fabulous photography team, always giving our clients the best quality of photography, plus the best experience, working with a fun and exciting photographer. We are happy to refer our clients to them, whenever our clients are looking to hire a quality professional photographer in the greater Reno-Tahoe region.

    Liane McCombs Wedding & Event Planning
    Liane McCombs Wedding & Event Planning
  • I just looked through my wedding photos and I can't tell you how excited I am!!! The day was kind of a blur for me, and you brought it all to life!  I can't believe you caught all these wonderful, memorable pictures.  You were so stealth.  I didn't even see you taking them. I didn't realize how important it was to have a truly professional photographer until I viewed these pictures.  I relived the day looking at them and I really don't remember much of it!  So without these pictures I would have forgotten all the beautiful things that happened that day! It will be my pleasure to refer you whenever I can, and to let people know that the photographer is the number one priority for any memorable event.  Even over the food, alcohol and band.   I'm grateful that we found you as you made the greatest day of our lives one we will remember. Thank you a million times!!!

    Gina Hodgson
    Gina Hodgson
  • Thank you Jentry!!! From our engagement session to our wedding day, Jentry was such a joy to work with! I felt so supported and it was such a great experience, plus her work is GORGEOUS! We purchased an album of our engagement photos because I loved them so much! We are excited to see the final product of our wedding day!!

    Claire Hoff
    Claire Hoff
  • Fifth and Chestnut Photo Co are amazing photographers !! My fiancée and I took our engagement photos in late April with our two beautiful children and I couldn't be any more pleased as too how wonderful and sweet Fifth and Chestnut Photo Co were. I SERIOUSLY cant wait to work with them again :)

    Michelle Cruz
    Michelle Cruz
  • Fifth and Chestnut Photo Co were able to capture exactly what wanted in our engagement photo shoot. The shoot was so much fun and Jentry was open to listen to our suggestions. Jentry will certainly be our photographer for life and we can't wait to come for maternity, baby pics, anniversaries, etc!!! As a graphic designer she is just as talented. Jentry created our custom wedding invitations and those too were just what we wanted. We loved them so much that we had her create our program fans and our very own customized flip-flops which we gave to our guests as favors. We hear compliments about our invites, fans and flip-flops all the time!!! I highly recommend Jentry if you want to not worry about your pics and invites turning our just the way you want them.

    Luciana Payne
    Luciana Payne
  • I genuinely believe that Fifth and Chestnut Photo Co are some of the best photographers in the area. I will forever treasure the beautiful photos they took of my now husband and I during our engagement photo session. The photos turned out to be breathtakingly beautiful, and the entire session was extremely pleasant. I highly highly recommend them for all your photography needs!

    Alayna Mitchell
    Alayna Mitchell
  • I could not be happier with the service we received from our wedding photographers Fifth and Chestnut Photo Co. They are extremely professional yet very fun to work with. On the day of our wedding, the zipper on my dress broke, sending me into a panic and causing the whole day to run 1/2 hour to 1 hour behind. With the compressed time schedule, I was worried we wouldn't get all the family portraits we wanted, but Fifth and Chestnut Photo Co worked as an excellent team to get all the portraits done efficiently, and they did it all without making us feel rushed. For the bride and groom portraits, we found a public pier giving us a great view of Lake Tahoe (our wedding was in Tahoe City), and the resulting photos are breathtaking. The photos they captured at our reception are wonderfully candid and give a great sense of the warmth and happiness of the evening. I highly recommend Fifth and Chestnut Photo Co to anyone in need of photography services.

    Ashley Creel
    Ashley Creel
  • Fifth and Chestnut Photo Co. was and still remains everything we consider perfect in professional photography. Local and charming, highly skilled, fun to be around, very easy to work with, extremely passionate about their work, caring about their clients, they are flexible and affordable, worth every penny and then some! Their many amazing products are of the highest quality and adorably designed. We thoroughly recommend them to anyone looking to have beautiful, heirloom-quality wedding photography (or any photography) in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area and beyond. My husband and I will definitely hire them again for our next family milestone!

    Sara Garner
    Sara Garner
  • The Decorated Bride has earned the pleasure of working with Fifth and Chestnut Photo Co. on a couple of different photo shoots this past year and pleased to say that they are a joy and a pleasure to work with. Nothing short of professional, reliable and personable - this team is at the top of their game. Clients seeking their photography services will be thrilled with the images they will capture and even more pleased with the final product.

    Corey Rowe - The Decorated Bride
    Corey Rowe - The Decorated Bride

INVESTMENT

The investment in photography is invaluable

WEDDINGS & ENGAGEMENTS: Your wedding photos are priceless memories that increase in personal value each day for the rest of your life, and throughout all the generations to come. It’s the start of our lasting relationship documenting life’s most important moments and milestones. Trusting a professional Wedding Photographer in Lake Tahoe who provides amazing service and heirloom quality products is paramount in making sure your memories of the day don’t fade away as life moves forward so quickly.

Our Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer team provides several collections of services and products to choose from starting at $2900, which all include at least 8 hours of coverage, the edited hi-res digital images from your wedding day, as well as a complimentary 1-hour engagement session with Jentry in the Reno area, so we can start building our fantastic relationship before you say I do. We invite you to meet with us to chat about your wedding in detail and select (and customize) a collection to fit your unique needs. We also offer Reno and Lake Tahoe Elopement Collections, and can customize a wedding collection if it fits outside the traditional wedding day box. Ready to start your incomparable experience with Fifth and Chestnut as your wedding photographer in Lake Tahoe, Reno or beyond? Please fill out our contact form and we will contact you to get started!

PORTRAITS: Baby and Family portrait sessions begin at $200, with product collections starting at $275 at an ordering appointment to follow. We also offer Maternity/Newborn Bundles & First Year Packages. We would be honored to be your Lake Tahoe & Reno Family Photographer throughout life’s milestones. Boudoir sessions are $400 and include hair & makeup, plus your 1-hour session photographed in the comfort of my cozy photography studio in Downtown Reno. Headshots include studio time and 6 professionally retouched digital images…with hair and makeup – $599 / without hair and makeup – $449.

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