Red Feather Photography

Huntington Beach , CA


Huntington Beach, CA US 92649 (map)




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Carolyn’s love of photography began 18 years ago from the other side of the camera – as a professional model and actress. The experience of working with some of the best photographers in... Read more
Carolyn’s love of photography began 18 years ago from the other side of the camera – as a professional model and actress. The experience of working with some of the best photographers in the world was priceless. Armed with an old Canon T70, Carolyn started snapping pictures as she traveled through Africa and Europe on her modeling assignments. One important thing she noticed is that when she was on a shoot where the photographer made her feel comfortable and beautiful, the photographs turned out great. This concept is the backbone of Carolyn’s approach to her subjects. Many people are apprehensive about having their picture taken and Carolyn’s warm and genuine personality help them to be relaxed.

Carolyn and her husband Bruno originally lived in New York City. She felt the California landscape was the perfect backdrop to her fresh and colorful photography, so they relocated to Southern California 10 years ago. Besides the invaluable knowledge garnered from her modeling and acting careers, Carolyn has taken numerous photography classes and seminars, including studying at the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She has won numerous awards in various art competitions and has been published in several national publications.

Carolyn especially enjoys photographing weddings because she knows the images will be cherished for generations, and she always feels honored when she is chosen to document such an important milestone. The images from her own wedding 11 years ago were disappointing and she strives to give her clients better images than they could have imagined.

Carolyn continues to do some modeling and acting, which helps her become a better photographer. "It gives me better insight into both sides of the equation," she says. "Certain elements of photography cannot be taught. Although passion is necessary, it is not enough," Carolyn says. She explains, "when I put my camera up to my eye, the world moves in slow motion and is somehow more colorful, more beautiful, more innocent." Read less


What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
each photograph is mastered in the computer by the photographer
Is your media preference film or digital?
digital is preferred as it allows to take unlimited images and to have more control over the images in post production
How many photographers do you work with?
you can choose how many photographers you will need at your event
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
yes, my presence is guaranteed
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
no, just one event per day
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
yes, I have a network of photographers that are at the same artistic and professional standards
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
the client can rest assured that I have all the latest gear, plus backups of everything
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Do you charge hourly or full day?
there is a wide range of packages and a la carte options
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
overtime is always available. The charge depends on the package chosen.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
just a quick break to eat dinner
Do you charge for travel?
travel is charged for destinations outside the general southern california area
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
2-4 weeks
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
all events include an online gallery for sharing and ordering. coffee table book style proofbooks are available a la carte or with the packages offered
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
photographer retains copyright of images and for most packages releases a copy of the images to the client to make reproductions for personal use
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
included in most packages
Will images be available for viewing online?
What kind of albums do you offer?
a wide variety of sizes and types, including flushmount, matted, and coffee table books
When will the client get the final album?
after client approval, 4 weeks


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Where do I start...Carolyn was amazing! She is a brilliant artist who takes pride in delivering the most exquisite images possible. She captures every detail and special moment! I told Carolyn what we wanted and she surpassed any of my expectations. With a wedding party of 20 my wedding was not going to be an easy wedding to shoot. We were in the heat during a August day in Corona, Ca. Needless to say it was hot. But it never showed on Carolyn. She was focused and very professional as well as fun loving and creative. It just goes to show that no task if to great for Carolyn Troadec! My husband and I feel truly blessed that she was the one documenting the most important day of our lives. She has this ease about her that makes you feel so comfortable. She connected with us right away and you could tell she really loves what she does. And it show in her incredible work. She became a wonderful friend through the whole process and I look forward to working with her in the future for any other special pictures we will need taken. After working with someone as talented as her i couldn't imagine ever using anyone else. Thank you Carolyn for being such a wonderful person and artist and blessing us with such gorgeous wedding pictures!
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Zara Bear
Carolyn was an amazing photographer!! She really listened to me and what I wanted and gave me exactly what I was looking for. She is so incredibly artistic and creative and she was able to put a better spin on all of my ideas and had wonderful ideas of her own. I could not be happier with Carolyn and the wonderful job she did. She also was able to turn the pictures around quickly which I truly appreciated… the anxiety was killing me! I would recommend Carolyn to anyone I know who gets engaged, married or just wants great pictures taken of them.
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Carolyn Troadec of Troadec Photography helped create our wedding to be better than ever imagined, with memories that will last forever!!! Carolyn was with us throughout every step of the way to help create a small family beach wedding into something fun and elegant with fabulous photos to keep forever. She understood our ideas and what we wanted and added onto them to make the wedding everything we ever dreamed of. She captured all the right angles and definitely has the eye of an artist. She included a slide show with our song to send to all our friends and family only a few days after the wedding. I still watch it over and over again. We have never got so many complements as we did on our photos. Carolyn represented our sunset wedding to it's fullest extent in such a professional artistic manner. To this day she is still giving us ideas and advice for photo prints. We would highly recommend Troadec Photography. We had the most professional, fun, friendly and memorable experience with Carolyn!
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Carolyn shot our wedding on Aug. 2nd in Long Beach, CA. We were looking for a photographer who would take images in a photo journalistic style - we wanted to avoid those stale stereotypical wedding shots. Moreover, as a person who gets nervous in front of the camera I wanted some who was patient, friendly and calm - basically "chill." We wanted to incorporate some "funner" pieces of our day and Carolyn was wonderful to accommodate those requests. As a person who comes from the "industry" Carolyn encompassed all of those traits and MORE. She is talented and creative. She has a wonderful eye and compassionate approach. We never felt nervous around her and it shows in our photos. She brought out our best side - as a member of our bridal party said, "She's magical! She made all of us LOOK GOOD!" I cannot say enough about her - her work style, direction, sense of editing and creativity have made for some wonderful photos. THANK YOU CAROLYN for capturing our memories in such a beautiful, elegant and fun fashion. We highly recommend her for her to photograph your wedding or special occasion.
Services Used: Photography, Unique Services
Carolyn did such a wonderful job capturing the story and emotion of our day. I was honestly surprised to see the photos when she was done because I hardly remember her taking them. I know I looked good, but she made me look amazing. The photos were delivered to us within 4 weeks of the wedding. We've already ordered some prints to frame and have an album on order. If you want someone who is unobtrusive, sweet, calming, and proffesional, Carolyn Troadec is your girl!
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If you want someone to capture every aspect of your wedding, especially the details you may never see, Carolyn is the photographer for you! She aims to capture every emotion, image, and element from every angle. She almost never has to ask you to pose because she has an eye for anticipation and gets the picture at the perfect moment. I think, however, the best quality about Carolyn is that she makes things personal. She makes it a point to get to know you and your wedding party so that she can create the memories that fit you and your style. I have had many people look at our wedding album and everyone is blown away by the creativity of the shots and the impeccable intricate details. Carolyn also had extremely reasonable prices for the amount of time she spent on the pictures, both at the wedding and with touchups at home. I would recommend her to anyone, not just for weddings, but for all your photography needs
Services Used: Photography
I have known Carolyn since her time in modeling. When it came time for my wedding I chose her and I clearly made the right decision! She was present and conscientious without taking over the day. Her focus and patience made me feel calm and beautiful. The photos were terrific! I was particularly impressed with her detail shots and her ability to capture the candid moments. Her presentation is lyrical and admirable and I would recommend her to anyone who wants a beautiful presentation of their special day! She is a true professional and I suggest you book her right away because pretty soon she will be scheduled solid!
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