Hello! I am a professional photographer based in New Orleans, Louisiana!

I first became interested in photography after flipping through photojournalism books, and was moved by how much emotion and information can be captured in a single image. I have since been using my candid photojournalistic style to capture a large range of events and portraiture.

I specialize in:

  • Live Music and Festival Coverage
  • Wedding Photography
  • Conventions and Corporate Events
  • Family & Individual Portraits
  • Birthday Parties
  • Engagements, Proposals, & Elopements
  • Senior Portraits
  • Food Photography
  • Editorial Photography
  • Headshots
  • Band Promotional
  • Bachelorette Parties
  • And many more types of events and shoots!


Read reviews from previous clients:

"Caitlyn shot our elopement photos in New Orleans and did an amazing job. To start, she was incredibly flexible with the timing and worked with us to figure out the best time to meet up based on the needs of our day. During the shoot she was constantly suggesting things to do to get shots and also took a lot of candids of us as we were talking and laughing together. She knew a lot of great spots around town and had an "in" at a lot of places. We had a great time wandering around New Orleans with her!

She also took into account our personal taste very well and we were incredibly pleased with how the photos turned out. We had asked if she could send us at least one photo to use on an announcement right away. She sent us a lot of options within 48 hours.

I am so impressed by Caitlyn. She is a professional and an artist. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer in New Orleans!"

-Stephanie H. (Elopement shoot)

"When we found Caitlyn online we knew we’d found “the one”. She not only takes gorgeous photos, but she has a unique way of catching special moments between people and our wedding photos were no exception. We loved how she captured the beauty of the wedding location and appreciated all of the little moments captured between us and our guests that are now in photo form. Her friendly demeanour made her feel like she was one of our guests and it put us both at ease in front of the camera. Caitlyn was also very professional and efficient from the initial inquiry through to the big day and right up to the post wedding correspondence. We will forever recommend her to friends and family. Book her now- you won’t regret it!”"

-Kim G. (Wedding Photography Client)

"Caitlyn is a true professional! I have used her on many occasions and I have always been pleased. I recently hired her to do our company head shots and she did an amazing job! I plan to use her many more times in the future!"

- Julie S. (Headshot and Event Photography Client)

“Caitlyn has provided event photography for my bi-monthly dance party since late 2013. She came strongly recommended by two artist friends who run their own monthly event. I could tell even before we worked together, from photos I viewed online, that she was a total pro & in control of her camera, and for my event she’s captured vividly the energy, enthusiasm, and movement of the crowd. My event is a dance party; it’s quite easy to take terrible pictures of people dancing. She delivers pics of the crowd looking beautiful and like they’re having the time of their lives. It’s important to me that I have photos documenting the event, both to provide the guests with beautiful images of themselves having fun (good vibes) and to allow non-attendees to see what a great time they missed so that they’ll come out to the next event (good promotion). Caitlyn has delivered on both accounts. On top of all that, she’s a pleasure to interact with - friendly and professional.”

— Ann G. (Event Photography Client)


"First rate photos for our book launch party! I was really impressed by how quickly we received the photos after the event---within a week. Her coverage of the event was exhaustive. I was especially grateful for that because, although I spent weeks planning the event, the evening was such a whir, I didn't take a single photo of my own! Highly recommend."

- Lauren G. (Book Launch Event Photography)

“My husband and I were planning to elope but wanted to have photos so we could share the event with everyone who wasn’t there (which was EVERYONE). Arranging everything with Caitlyn was very straight-forward and easy and the product she provided us with was amazing. The photos are easily the best wedding photography I’ve ever seen and I’m not just saying that because they’re mine. They’re sophisticated and some how modern and classic at the same time. Caitlyn herself was a pleasure to work with; down to earth, easy to get along with - it was like hanging out with your friend who knows all the best spots in NOLA.”

— Aurora P.  (Elopement Photography Client)

“Let’s just say, Caitlyn surpassed all of my expectations! I had an outdoor Baby Shower this past weekend with a few family and friends. Despite the rain, high winds that broke the tent and blown away table decor, Caitlyn really captured the remaining positives of the event. Initial communication was easy and straight to the point. She kept in contact with me all the way up to the day of my baby shower and followed our game plan to the “T” I plan to use her for my maternity shoot and to do a few food candid s for my Catering business’ website! 100% recommend her as an event photographer.”

— Holli T. (Baby Shower Photography Client)

Great work by Caitlyn Ridenour! Caitlyn is a talented photographer who produced excellent work for us at our convention. It was a pleasure working with her.”

— Michael I. (Convention Photography Client)

“We hired Caitlyn for a family Father’s Day party. She was professional and made us very comfortable right from the start. Her pictures were high quality and caught some fantastic candid moments that no family member with a point and shoot could have captured. We will use her again in the future.”

— Thomas M. (Event Photography Client)

“Caitlyn is truly a very brilliant and extremely professional photographer. She catches the natural effect of nature which enhances the photograph to the perfect natural beautiful image that I so love. Every shot delivers an awesome finish that allows you to have the ultimate vantage point. I would not use anyone else to photograph my family. Trust me she will Wow you with her skill!”

— Chandler G.  (Event and Portrait Photography Client)

“Caitlyn was awesome! We were in NOLA for a bridal shower/bachelorette party and hired Caitlyn to capture the bride to be and her girlfriends. She was amazing. She was very patient with us, listened to all our requests and was very professional from the beginning till the end. The pictures turned out amazing as well. I highly recommend her!”

— Soumya B. (Bachelorette Party Client)