Carrie Jesenovec, born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, took up photography at an early age.  With her mom’s 35mm film camera at her disposal, Carrie began shooting her family, her surroundings and all that was available to her to catch through the lens.  Carrie had found her life’s passion.

Carrie studied photography at Santa Monica College. Her professors at took notice, and awarded her a merit-based grant to help further Carrie’s professional endeavors. In addition, she was named Mac-On-Campus' student of the month and received the Chris Detrick Award from Sportsshooter.