Carmen Ridenoure's family wasn't surprised when she decided to make photography her career?she'd been staging photo shoots since age 9, with the help of old wedding gowns, disposable cameras, and her sister. Since then she's earned two photography degrees, explored photojournalism, and opened Reaction Photography Studios. In all her work, she says on her website, her goal has remained the same: "to look at ordinary moments and capture them in an extraordinary way." Her portfolio overflows with intimate candid and playfully posed portraits of young couples and newlyweds as well as children, family, and pets. She often shoots on location, framing her subjects in the surrounding woodlands or even gritty industrial settings.
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Brands Used: Canon Professional Cameras and Lenses
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