Jenifer Ritchie

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

I grew up in Southern Illinois and have lived in West Lafayette, Indiana, for almost 20 years (Boiler Up!). I specialize in Nature, Senior, and Family photography and love to make beautiful, authentic images of the people and places in my community. 

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 an adorable Golden Retriever named Finleigh), I know how important these moments are, so I don't want my clients to worry about the shoot. I will guide you from start to finish so you can relax and have fun!

I'd be honored to design a session with you or discuss 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 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