About Me

Welcome! I'm Jen, and I'm a nature photographer who loves capturing beautiful landscapes and wildlife from our yearly trips out West and our parks here closer to home. When I'm not photographing sunsets or moose, I also love making photos of the stories and people in my community of West Lafayette, Indiana.

I grew up near my grandmothers. My dad’s mother, Granny, was artistic; she painted, played the piano beautifully, and surrounded herself with books and Blue Willow China. She didn’t have much, but her eye was keen and aesthetics important. My mom’s mom, Grandma Bon, was a storyteller. Her memories and laugh could warm a space immediately. Community was important, as well as gathering around the table. Both loved their families dearly.

Maybe that’s why now I found myself with a first book and a camera in my hands, my grandmothers’ influences of beauty and story coming together. For the past few years since my children have grown more independent, two even in college, I find the calm of the 40s settling in and I’m honing who I am. I’ve taken the time to buy the camera I’ve always wanted and make it a priority to be out in creation and community. I’ve written a novel and carve out moments to revise and learn from other writers. Story, beauty, and community . . . coming together.

So I hope I see you out there, whether it’s at a soccer game, the Celery Bog Nature Area, or the Rocky Mountains, and if you need someone to capture senior year memories, take family photos, or you would like one of my nature prints on your wall, I'd be honored to help. 

Please feel free to contact me at jenritchiephotography@gmail.com for more information on pricing for photo sessions. I offer sessions starting at $100.

Nature prints can be purchased via my website by adding them to your cart. 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!  

Photo by Pix by Jill


"Jen did SUCH a great job with my daughter for her senior pictures! She was professional, creative, flexible, and helpful! Really quick turnaround and so many great options to choose from. I highly recommend her!"

~ Storie Pedley 

"I recently ordered a metallic finish 8x10 of the Tree Swallows photo. I ordered it on a Friday and received the print the next Monday! The print is of a quality that I am looking forward to framing! I truly enjoy Jen’s photography of nature and wildlife."

~ Dana Pershing 

"Jen did a great job with my daughter’s senior pictures and was not pushy to get the shoot done. We were so pleased with how they turned out!"

~ Heather Edwards

Gear I Use

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2

Canon EF 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS USM

Canon EF 24-70 mm f /2.8L USM

Canon EF 50 mm f /1.8 II

iPhone 8

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