Jenifer Ritchie

Hi, I'm Jen and I'm so glad you're here!

I am a portrait and wildlife photographer based in West Lafayette, Indiana. I specialize in senior, family, headshot, and personal branding photography, along with wildlife and nature images from my travels out West and spots close to home. 

Originally, I got degrees in Secondary Education-English, and I've taught in classrooms from sixth graders to seniors in college. I also was managing editor for two local magazines for several years. But eventually our yearly trips out West to the Rocky Mountains gave me the photography bug, and Jen Ritchie Photography was born! 

That initial love of nature photography seeped into portrait photography, and I learned what a joy it was to capture the personalities of families and seniors. My sessions are comfortable and laid back with the aim of making real, classic images that last a lifetime. As a mom of 5 myself (and two adorable Golden Retrievers, Finleigh and Bodie), I know how important these moments are. I don't want you to worry about your session; I will guide you from start to finish so you can relax and have fun!

I am a published and insured photographer, and I'd be honored to design a session with you or discuss wildlife/nature prints. Feel free to contact me at for more information. Nature prints can be purchased via my website by contacting me here. If you see something from my Instagram or Facebook account that you want but it's not here, I'd be happy to help you find what you're looking for. I look forward to hearing from you!


What's in My Bag?

  • Canon EOS R5
  • Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
  • Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
  • Canon EF 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS
  • Canon EF 85 mm f/1.8
  • Canon EF 24-70 mm f /2.8L
  • Canon EF 50 mm f /1.8 II
  • Canon EF 1.4X II Extender