About Me

Welcome to Matt Ridgell Photo, where capturing the essence of everyday people is more than just a job—it's a passion. With a blend of formal education, hands-on workshops, and a self-taught spirit, I've honed my skills in the art of portrait photography. Over the years, I've dedicated myself to mastering the craft, developing an editorial style that emphasizes both technical precision and emotional depth.


My journey in photography has been a dynamic blend of workshops, tutorials, and self-exploration, spanning several years of continuous learning and improvement. This diverse background has equipped me with the knowledge and creativity needed to excel in capturing the true essence of my subjects.


Specializing in portraits of everyday people, my focus is on revealing the authentic personality and emotions of each individual. Whether it's a branding, milestone portrait, or character portrait shoot, I strive to create images that resonate with honesty and genuine human connection.

Style & Aesthetics:

Drawing inspiration from editorial photography, I employ Off-Camera Flash (OCF) techniques to craft striking compositions that play with light and shadow. This approach lends a dynamic and polished look to my portraits while preserving the natural beauty and character of my subjects. Through careful editing and attention to detail, I curate a visual narrative that reflects the unique essence of each person I photograph.


At Matt Ridgell Photo my mission goes beyond just taking pictures—it's about evoking emotional responses and showcasing the true essence of individuals. I believe that every person has a story to tell, and through my lens, I aim to capture those moments of authenticity and vulnerability that reveal a piece of who they truly are. My goal is to create timeless portraits that resonate with viewers and leave a lasting impact, celebrating the beauty of human diversity and connection.

Thank you for considering Matt Ridgell Photo to capture your special moments and unique stories. Let's collaborate to create images that speak volumes and capture the essence of who you are.