Cynthia Smalley Photography

Full wedding (ceremony and reception) pricing

Prices start at $2,500

Elopement pricing

Prices start at $575

About Cynthia Smalley Photography

Cynthia Smalley Photography


Cynthia is an award winning dedicated artist of more than 25 years photographing weddings & elopements worldwide. Her loosely styled approach has a seamless presence in capturing the must haves as well as the spontaneously unexpected beautiful moments of a couple legacy.

With my backdrop of experience as a fashion, editorial, and magazine photographer, I like to create unique timeless photographs that honor soulful moments in real life, with a dreamlike quality, an effortless elegance captured in in genuine emotions with magazine editorial quality.

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  • Bride-only session
  • Drone photography
  • Engagement session
  • Extra hours
  • Image editing
  • Online proofing
  • Printing rights
  • Same-day edits
  • Second photographer

Photo formats

  • Digital


  • Digital files
  • Digital rights
  • Online gallery
  • Printed enlargements
  • Same/next-day sneak-peek images
  • Wedding album


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  • Cynthia fun, talented and THE BEST photographer

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    Kayla C.Jul 5, 2022

    If you are wondering if you need Cynthia a part of your wedding team as your photographer, read this. My fiancé and I paid for our wedding, so we were very intentional about where and how much money we allocated to each vendor. Hiring Cynthia was the best decision we made in choosing our vendors. This review would be too long for anyone to read if I listed all of the amazing ways she served us well throughout the planning process and wedding day. Cynthia is incredibly smart, professional, organized, and resourceful. I can not give enough praise to the level of skill she brings to wedding photography. Cynthia and Kenny beautifully captured our wedding day in a way I didn’t know was possible. The day goes by fast, and I feel like we missed so much because it happened so fast. I can’t tell you how grateful my fiancé and I are to have Cynthia’s photos to cherish and reminisce with. Not only are they stunning pieces of art, but I feel like they are moments of pure joy and celebration captured for us to revisit and cherish for the rest of our lives. If you are wondering if you should choose Cynthia, do yourself a favor and hire her. You will enjoy the benefits of that decision the rest of your life. Have I mentioned she is just a delight to have around?! You know this if you have already talked to her, but I looked forward to all our planning calls and meetings, and, from the moment we met to our wedding day, she truly became a friend that I trust completely and I believe she deeply cares for John and I. She did everything possible to make our wedding day absolutely perfect, and she succeeded. Wedding Date: May 28th, 2022 140 guest brewery lake side wedding in Tahoe City, CA Planner: Stephanie Marie & Co. Venue: Tahoe National Brewing Company Photographer: Cynthia Smalley Catering: The Star Hotel Cake: Tahoe House Bakery Florals: Evergreen Floral Shop Hair/Make-Up: Sage & Sagebrush Transportation: Reno-Tahoe Limousine

  • Thrilled!

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    Tina G.Jun 21, 2022

    I absolutely LOVE working with Cynthia!!! I had hired her as a photographer prior to our Wedding and knew hands down, she was the ONLY choice for our special day. She was there with me all day, capturing simple and profound moments. She is both a calming force, and an extremely knowledgable photographer. I know to trust her eye and her judgment. I'm beyond thrilled with our Wedding photographs!!! I had so many to choose from that I made a huge album. She listened to me, got the shots I asked for, and then so many other beautiful bonus ones. I am a very happy customer!!

  • Best pics for any event

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    Andy & R.Jun 15, 2022

    Cynthia is hands down the best at being able to match your personality, and emotion with whatever event you might have her working with you on. She is outgoing, hard working, and a great person as well. She will not disappoint, and most likely you will have a new professional go to for all your picture needs.

  • Authentic and Elegant a Lifetime of Memories

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    Richard & K.Jun 10, 2022

    I’m going to be honest, we are in an industry that puts us in front of cameras. We know a lot of brilliant photographers. We knew we wanted a photographer who would capture our wedding’s most beautiful and authentic moments, the moments we could truly feel for a lifetime. We wanted to work with a photographer who new how to work under pressure, like the unique pressure a wedding creates. Someone who was exactly right. Someone who was nurturing and also had a get it done producer quality. We wanted to be able to see everything we missed behind the scenes, during our ceremony and party and we wanted to be able to celebrate, to feel our day, every time we looked at our photos in the future. Cynthia gave us all of this. Richard and I have been together a long time and we are still looking at our beautiful, soul filled photos, remembering one of the best days of our blessed lives. Our wedding was a blast! We can’t say enough about Cynthia Smalley’s work and her kindness and how wonderful she was was when we got married. Out of all of the photographers we could have asked to photograph our wedding we could not imagine having another person document our most memorable day. Thank you, Cynthia Smalley. We are forever grateful.

Preferred vendors of Cynthia Smalley Photography

Unlimited Flowers
Reno, NV