With a combination of distinctive style, creative purpose and photojournalism,

OUR MISSION AS A LAKE TAHOE & RENO FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER IS TO PURPOSEFULLY AND ARTISTICALLY
DOCUMENT THE IRREPLACEABLE MEMORIES OF LIFE’S INCREDIBLE MILESTONES

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

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FOUNDER / LEAD PHOTOGRAPHER

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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. We are more than just a Lake Tahoe and Reno family photographer. Fifth and Chestnut is the summer vacation spot you visited each year as a child. It’s your beautiful dream house 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 crisp fall day. It’s a multitude of places and times – a space in your mind that brings you tremendous joy. It is your memories – captured magnificently to help you reminisce about the special fleeting moments of life.

Fifth and Chestnut Photo Co. is dedicated to crafting the imagery of your unique story with authenticity. We provide Lake Tahoe and Reno family photography (and related sessions) – embracing your body as it changes from carrying life within, cherishing those sweet newborn moments, cheering on your little one as they reach exciting milestones, or celebrating life today by updating your family portraits.

We are the premier choice for your Lake Tahoe and Reno family photographer. We are 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 portfolios, and contact us today for more information on our services, rates and product collections.

If you are interested in Reno or Lake Tahoe wedding photography, we are currently only accepting an extremely limited (2-4) number of weddings per season. We prefer to photograph intimate Lake Tahoe weddings.

With a story-telling approach, we are purveyors of purity in the images we create. We strive to produce images that feel true to the dynamic and personality of the people we photograph. Our work is typically cheerful, bright and natural.

We are ranked in the Top 20 Best Wedding Photographers in Reno based on criteria of reputation, credibility, experience, availability, professionalism and engagement.

Our Team

Get to know our Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer and Reno Portrait Photographer Team!

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 photography and graphic design, Jentry is a devoted wife and mother of four (a teenage stepson, a toddler and twin babies). She graduated UNR with a BA in Journalism in 2006 and has been documenting weddings (and life) for almost ten years. Her accolades include Silver and Gold Addy Awards for photography, logo design and illustration, as well as being voted one of Reno's Top 20 Best Wedding Photographers. 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, an individual portrait 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 four kids, 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.

OUR WORK

Our Lake Tahoe wedding photography been featured on Tahoe Unveiled, The Knot, Rustic Wedding Chic, How He Asked, Borrowed & Blue and 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 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 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 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 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 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
  • 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
  • Jentry was very easy to work with and was very clear on our approach, price, and schedule. We felt very good going into our Tahoe City wedding at the Gatekeeper's Museum knowing that she knew what style of photos we wanted, and when and how we would be scheduling photos before and during the wedding.

    Adam Meyers
    Adam Meyers
  • We have teamed up with Jentry before and she was such a calming presence for our couple on a wedding day, where things can get unavoidably harried and confusing. There is no doubt that her design aesthetics coupled with her gentle spirit produce incredibly breathless images that you will never just hide in your drawers - you will just want to show them off! If you want to truly enjoy your wedding freely AND have peace of mind that you will end up with beautiful heirloom-quality wedding photos, Jentry will be the perfect photographer for you!

    Dax Victorino Films
    Dax Victorino Films
  • Jentry and her team are photographers that will find that perfect shot, and make it even better. I have had the pleasure of working with this team on many occasions, and every time the jaw-dropping photos leap out of the page and make everyone smile. Those who were unable to be there in person will feel like they were there after seeing the photos online. Fifth and Chestnut Photo Co. should be the photographer team that you book for your wedding/celebration. You will be happy you did.

    Epik Entertainment
    Epik Entertainment
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 really enjoyed working with Fifth and Chestnut Photo Co. for our engagement photos and wedding. They made us feel very comfortable and ALL of the pictures turned out GORGEOUS! Highly recommend!

    Claire Hoff
    Claire Hoff
  • Have worked with Fifth and Chestnut Photo Co on several creative projects for blogs, and have been so impressed with Jentry’s photography style and professionalism. She has such an artistic eye and her photos are stunning.

    Laura Myers
    Laura Myers
  • 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
  • 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
  • Working with Jentry is such a treat. She makes her couples feel super comfortable with her awesome personality all the while creating gorgeous photography. Working with her, you can tell Jentry is very passionate about her craft. Shooting video alongside Fifth and Chestnut is always stress-free and fun! Definitely would recommend!!

    Chair7 Films
    Chair7 Films

INVESTMENT

Fifth and Chestnut Photo Co.  |  Heartfelt Photography for Life’s Sweet Adventures.

FAMILY PORTRAITS, MATERNITY & CHILD PORTRAITS: Maternity, child and family portrait session fees start at $199 for 1 hour at an outdoor location in Reno/Sparks (Tahoe shoots available for an added fee), with product collections starting at $249 at an in-person ordering appointment to follow. Most families invest around $729 in their family portrait products and display items.

LIFESTYLE NEWBORN PORTRAITS: Newborn portrait session fees are $299 for a 2-hour session in your home (without use of studio backgrounds or props), with product collections starting at $249 at an ordering appointment to follow. It’s ideal to photograph your baby within his/her first 14 days, so please contact me well in advance of his/her arrival! We also offer Maternity/Newborn Bundles & an amazing Milestone Baby Program. Most families invest around $729 in their Reno newborn portrait products and display items.

HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR PORTRAITS: Senior portrait session fees start at $299 for 1 hour at an outdoor location in Reno/Sparks (Tahoe shoots available for an added fee), with product collections starting at $249 at an in-person ordering appointment to follow. Senior sessions include up to 1 hour of skin retouching to ordered prints & products. Most parents invest around $799 in their high school senior portrait products and display items.

I would be honored to be your Lake Tahoe & Reno Family Photographer throughout life’s milestones as your babies grow into children, and as your children grow into teens and adults – as your family historian, so to speak!

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. Trusting a seasoned Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer who provides a true experience of authenticity and heirloom quality products is paramount in making sure your memories are preserved as a timeless reflection of your love.

Your wedding investment begins at $4399, and includes at least 8 hours of coverage (by two professional and experienced photographers), the edited hi-res digital images from your wedding day, a 30-day online gallery to share your images with friends/family, a wedding day guide to walk you through every step of the photography process, a custom-drafted photo timeline AND a complimentary 1-hour engagement session in the Reno/Tahoe area.

Reno and Lake Tahoe Elopement Collections for elopements and intimate weekday weddings start at $999.

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 to get started or email Jentry today (we are only taking a VERY limited number of weddings each season)!

*We currently only travel around Northern Nevada and Northern California.

OUTDOOR HEAD SHOTS: Reno outdoor head shot sessions include 30 minutes of time with me as your experienced Reno Head Shot Photographer and 6 professionally retouched digital images…with hair and makeup – $649 / without hair and makeup – $449. I also have an option for one single retouched headshot digital image, without hair and makeup for $249 (15 minute session, 4-6 images to choose from in your soft-proofing gallery).

I am not currently offering boudoir, commercial or indoor studio photography.

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Let’s get in touch if you’re interested in Lake Tahoe Wedding Photography, Reno Family Photography or other portrait photography in the Reno/Tahoe area! Please fill out the form below and Jentry will get back to you soon. If you are wondering about general pricing, please check out our “Investment” section. Prefer to chat on the phone or skip the contact form? Call Jentry at 775-335-9807, or email her directly. Please note that Jentry recently had twin babies and may take a few days to respond – we appreciate your patience!