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Usually I start off my posts saying how excited I was to meet a new client or to be able to connect with them on a personal level. Today, not so much. This post is about an amazing woman that has endured more pain than should be humanly possible and yet she still smiles when she greets you like she hasn’t a care in the world.

Immediately after receiving the very first email from Megan, I knew I HAD to do something for her. She had explained to me that she was pregnant and was looking for a Rainbow Baby Girl Newborn Photography Session, but wasn’t sure that her husband would still be around for the birth due to some health issues. She was most interested in making sure she had a family portrait with her children and their father as she wasn’t sure if his time with them would be limited. I invited her to my studio to show her around and get more of her story so I could really connect with her. She brought me to tears as she relayed all of the details of her life the past few years and still makes me catch my breath every time I think of how lucky this family is to have “daddy” around to make new memories with. These are memories that deserve to be preserved, but she had contacted me a few days later to let me know that it just wasn’t feasible for them to be able to afford having their photos done professionally. Upon reading her email, I knew I needed to step up and MAKE IT HAPPEN for them. I donated all of the images that you see here as my prayerful blessing to their family and an opportunity to share with you their story. A story of love and hope. Every day is a blessing. Hug those that you love with all of your might and if you’re holding out on telling someone how you feel, there’s no better time than the present. We never know when our time is up.


Megan’s Story in her own words:

“Ben and Megan have been married for six and a half years, and in that time, they’ve experienced wonderful joys and heartbreaking trials. Together they have ushered in the remission of Ben’s cancer, pushed through two lung collapses, welcomed their son Beckett into the world and said goodbye to two babies too early. Their first pregnancy ending in a miscarriage and their third pregnancy the loss of their son Connelly Harding, who was born sleeping on February 15th, 2016.

In October of 2016 Megan, Ben and Beckett would welcome another child into their lives, due September 5th, 2017. The road to that date would not be an easy one, wrought with complications of it’s own and the unthinkable — Ben would suffer complete cardiac arrest on March 20th. While at work on the 20th, Ben would collapse, his heart stopped. A nearby co-worker would find him and call for assistance, another would begin CPR, the AED utilized. As the ambulance rushed Ben to the hospital, they would call his time of death once. But, further work by staff would start his heart again. He was placed in a medical coma, and a hypothermic bed. Tuesday morning the doctors would inform Megan — now in her second trimester, that she needed to prepare herself to be a widow on Wednesday morning when they began removing the sedation. The best-case scenario from the doctor was to prepare that Ben would live, but with so much brain damage, she would never bring him home again. Megan called for friends and family to write messages to Ben, and she hung them on his window.

She sat and watched the sunrise over those prayers, well wishes, and funny memories while pouring through her Bible study. Wednesday came, and by the grace of God, Ben woke up. Ben woke up telling jokes, confused about what had happened, but alive and with perfect brain function. Nurses and doctors alike would stop in the room for the next few days, oftentimes in tears, amazed that he was alive. But the journey wouldn’t end there — ultrasounds of their new baby showed that she wasn’t growing properly, and then that her placenta wasn’t working. Frequent appointments and scans became routine, and up until 36 weeks, there always seemed to be another scare. At 38 weeks, the doctor would share with them that the baby’s placenta would stop supporting her life, most likely, before Megan would go into labor. Therefore an induction that ultimately would fail was scheduled for August 30, and Adelaide Rose would be born via C-section on August 31, 2017. A miracle baby born to the miracle of a man.”

Adelaide Rose Stofer

We went for the rainbow theme for some of her styling, but it was really important to the family to get alot of images together. They also brought in Adelaide’s heavenly siblings lovie that he had with him at the hospital. Sentimental items such as this are so special to incoporate into a session and I always encourage clients to let me know if they have these types of items to make sure we use them in their session. Nothing makes a session more personally styled and unique as adding in an heirloom such as that.

I want to thank Megan for being strong and being a warrior for her family. I really value this family and their willingness to share their story.

If you’re looking for a Rainbow Baby Photographer in the Louisville Metro area or are interested in booking a newborn session, you can book online HERE or email Hello@jlritt.com. I look forward to working with you!

More about the photographer:

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Jennifer Rittenberry Photography is an award winning photographer based out of Mount Washington Kentucky. She has been photographing clients throughout the greater Louisville area since 2010 and acquired a brick and mortar studio space in the heart of downtown Mount Washington in May 2017. Jennifer is passionate about her work and strives to achieve the highest level of excellence in her photography, which has earned her a Click PRO status with Clickin Moms Magazine and elite membership with NAPCP. She is also a published artist with NAPCP (National Association of Professional Child Photographers) for her 2017 Rainbow Baby Maternity Series, TAoPAN Magazine in the 2017 Multiples Issue for her newborn twins artistry, Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy Magazine and Newborn Photographer Magazine, as well as named 2016 Parent’s Choice Award winner for her fine art portraiture. Located in Central Kentucky, her new studio is only 6 minutes from the Gene Snyder Freeway off the Bardstown exit, and only 6 minutes outside of Louisville. Jennifer Rittenberry Photography session fees can be found on the website but detailed pricing and availability may be requested by email using the contact form.

You are welcome to connect with Jennifer Rittenberry Photography by following her work on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER so you can be the first to know about any upcoming portrait specials, mini session events, and other news!

We have MOVED! As of May 1, 2017 we are now located at 1200 North Bardstown Road – Suite 1-A, Mount Washington, KY 40047. Get in touch at (502) 523-2180!

Sometimes when you’re a Louisville KY Newborn Photographer you’re just too excited for holiday setups before the seasons fully get here. And when that happens, you do a model call to feed that creative part of your soul that yearns for some fun Christmas setups in September. lol To my defense, I did throw in some Fall setups as well, but when you see how cute little Harli looked in her Christmas reds and greens, then you’ll see why I squealed after getting her posed.

I went with rich and earthy tones for all of the Fall setups since naturally that is what we all think of when we hear the word Autumn! Lots of rich greens, earthy browns, rustic oranges and pops of mustard all made for a beautiful melody of colors in these setups. Adding texture with extra wool layers and burlap are also a great way to add some extra eye candy to any newborn setup.

I continued with vibrant colors for a few of the Christmas setups with Harli in the bed props, but once I moved over to the final two setups then I couldn’t resist throwing in my light and airy whites! I really loved how the christmas wreath turned out; I thought it was so pretty that I’d even hang that on my own door once I was done shooting it as a prop. It’s too pretty to tear down and put away now. haha

Harli’s mom has this to say about her experience after the session: “I was so excited for my Harli Reese to be chosen as a model for Jennifer Rittenberry! She did not disappoint. Every picture was more gorgeous than the other. She pays so much attention to the smallest detail which makes for perfection! I have never seen someone work so hard to get the perfect shot. Now I have the most beautiful pictures, I will treasure them forever!” – Holli James

If you’re interested in booking a newborn session, you can book online HERE or email Hello@jlritt.com. I look forward to working with you!

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If you’re interested in booking a newborn session, you can book online HERE or email Hello@jlritt.com. I look forward to working with you!

More about the photographer:

Louisville KY Newborn Photographer, newborn session, maternity photos, baby pictures

Jennifer Rittenberry Photography is an award winning photographer based out of Mount Washington Kentucky. She has been photographing clients throughout the greater Louisville area since 2010 and acquired a brick and mortar studio space in the heart of downtown Mount Washington in May 2017. Jennifer is passionate about her work and strives to achieve the highest level of excellence in her photography, which has earned her a Click PRO status with Clickin Moms Magazine and elite membership with NAPCP. She is also a published artist with NAPCP (National Association of Professional Child Photographers) for her 2017 Rainbow Baby Maternity Series, TAoPAN Magazine in the 2017 Multiples Issue for her newborn twins artistry, Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy Magazine and Newborn Photographer Magazine, as well as named 2016 Parent’s Choice Award winner for her fine art portraiture. Located in Central Kentucky, her new studio is only 6 minutes from the Gene Snyder Freeway off the Bardstown exit, and only 6 minutes outside of Louisville. Jennifer Rittenberry Photography session fees can be found on the website but detailed pricing and availability may be requested by email using the contact form.

You are welcome to connect with Jennifer Rittenberry Photography by following her work on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER so you can be the first to know about any upcoming portrait specials, mini session events, and other news!

We have MOVED! As of May 1, 2017 we are now located at 1200 North Bardstown Road – Suite 1-A, Mount Washington, KY 40047. Get in touch at (502) 523-2180!

I love being a Bullitt County Newborn Photographer because it brings with it the joys of getting to photograph so many beautiful babies! Remington was nothing short of beautiful and he had the best head full of dark hair to go along with his dashing good looks. We focused on more Earthy and Rustic newborn photography setups for his session, which is outside of my norm. I was excited about this new styling because it was going to look so great for the Fall and was able to sneak in some really cute holiday themed setups as well.

In selecting the props for this session, I really wanted to bring in the rich colors of Fall so I paired dark browns, rust, deep green and some pops of mustard to really set the mood of the setups. Adding tattered layers and curly wool fluff also bring in a lot of texture to the make the setups more appealing to the eye. But I couldn’t stray too far from my creams, so I snuck in a really cute setup with a cute little snow fox felted plushie for a nod to the winter. We went ahead and threw together a really cute gingerbread themed setup for Christmas as well since it will be here before you know it. Remington looks like he had baked himself right to sleep with this cute little baking inspired gingerbread setup.

Here’s what his mom had to say about her experience after the session: “She is the best! Very professional and personable. Made us feel right at home from the very beginning. She was so patient and nurturing with our little guy. She’s a natural with babies!! We never felt stressed or rushed or anything. It’s was quite a relaxing and enjoyable experience for all of us. Highly recommend. Studio is gorgeous too! We will be using Jennifer for all of our family pictures in the future.” – Nikki Haskins

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If you’re interested in booking a newborn session, you can book online HERE or email Hello@jlritt.com. I look forward to working with you!

More about the photographer:

Louisville KY Newborn Photographer, newborn session, maternity photos, baby pictures

Jennifer Rittenberry Photography is an award winning photographer based out of Mount Washington Kentucky. She has been photographing clients throughout the greater Louisville area since 2010 and acquired a brick and mortar studio space in the heart of downtown Mount Washington in May 2017. Jennifer is passionate about her work and strives to achieve the highest level of excellence in her photography, which has earned her a Click PRO status with Clickin Moms Magazine and elite membership with NAPCP. She is also a published artist with NAPCP (National Association of Professional Child Photographers) for her 2017 Rainbow Baby Maternity Series, TAoPAN Magazine in the 2017 Multiples Issue for her newborn twins artistry, Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy Magazine and Newborn Photographer Magazine, as well as named 2016 Parent’s Choice Award winner for her fine art portraiture. Located in Central Kentucky, her new studio is only 6 minutes from the Gene Snyder Freeway off the Bardstown exit, and only 6 minutes outside of Louisville. Jennifer Rittenberry Photography session fees can be found on the website but detailed pricing and availability may be requested by email using the contact form.

You are welcome to connect with Jennifer Rittenberry Photography by following her work on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER so you can be the first to know about any upcoming portrait specials, mini session events, and other news!

We have MOVED! As of May 1, 2017 we are now located at 1200 North Bardstown Road – Suite 1-A, Mount Washington, KY 40047. Get in touch at (502) 523-2180!

I have had the great pleasure in photographing several sets of newborn twins in my career and have been quickly recognized as the “go-to” Twins Newborn Photographer in Kentucky. I am humbled by this recognition, but I couldn’t do it without my wonderful assistant, Natasha Clark Photography. She assists me for all twins newborn sessions to add that extra layer of safety for the babies, reassurance for mommas and overall speed to the session. Newborn Session sitting fees cover the time and talent of the photographer, use of my extensive prop collection, styling consultation and gallery review / ordering appointment. This fee is universal across the board whether or not I am photographing one baby or five! The additional costs that I incurr to pay an assistant are never passed onto the family because I believe in keeping the costs as low as possible for the families of multiples. It’s a blessing to their parents to have twins, and in many cases it’s a medical miracle for them to even be conceived, so it’s my belief that their parents shouldn’t be “penalized” with extra session fees.

Twins newborn sessions generally do take a little bit longer and yield less photos than a single baby session just for the fact that you are trying to settle two babies at once instead of one. However, I work with each baby individually as well while the other may be feeding or needing a diaper change. This helps to keep the session progressing and allows for each baby to have their photos taken by themselves, which can make for beautiful wall collages. Below are just a handful of my favorites from their session!

Meet Lincoln and Caroline!

Twins Newborn Photographer in Kentucky | Walton Twins | www.jlritt.com

If you’re looking for a Twins Newborn Photographer in Kentucky, please connect with us through the contact tab or shoot an email to Hello@jlritt.com. You can also book your newborn session online.

More about the photographer:

Louisville KY Newborn Photographer, newborn session, maternity photos, baby pictures

Jennifer Rittenberry Photography is an award winning photographer based out of Mount Washington Kentucky. She has been photographing clients throughout the greater Louisville area since 2010 and acquired a brick and mortar studio space in the heart of downtown Mount Washington in May 2017. Jennifer is passionate about her work and strives to achieve the highest level of excellence in her photography, which has earned her a Click PRO status with Clickin Moms Magazine and elite membership with NAPCP. She is also a published artist in Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy Magazine and Newborn Photographer Magazine, as well as named 2016 Parent’s Choice Award winner for her fine art portraiture. In 2013, she focused her client base to Newborn and Maternity as she created a niche for herself after mentoring with three of the nation’s leading photographers in these industries. She has spent countless hours on continuing her education and sharpening her skills each year with the sole purpose of creating beautiful artwork for her clients to share with their families and preserve as precious heirlooms for generations to come. Located in Central Kentucky, her new studio is only 6 minutes from the Gene Snyder Freeway off the Bardstown exit, and only 6 minutes outside of Louisville. Jennifer Rittenberry Photography session fees can be found on the website but detailed pricing and availability may be requested by email using the contact form.

You are welcome to connect with Jennifer Rittenberry Photography by following my work on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER so you can be the first to know about any upcoming portrait specials, mini session events, and other news!

We have MOVED! As of May 1, 2017 we are now located at 1200 North Bardstown Road – Suite 1-A, Mount Washington, KY 40047. Get in touch at (502) 523-2180!

It was an honor being chosen to be Brooks’ Shepherdsville KY Rainbow Baby Newborn Photographer. Especially since his mommy was one of the Rainbow Baby Maternity Event participants, Leslie Savko.

Brooks’ session had a Rainbow Baby theme, as well as incorporated some light blues and neutral tones since his nursery was decorated in vintage planes with those colors. His big sister was really excited about having a little brother, and I think it really shows in her adorably sweet facial expressions! These are just a handful of my favorites from their session!

Shepherdsville KY Rainbow Baby Newborn Photographer | Baby Brooks | www.jlritt.com

If you’re looking for a Shepherdsville KY Rainbow Baby Newborn Photographer, please connect with us through the contact tab or shoot an email to Hello@jlritt.com. You can also book your newborn session online.

More about the photographer:

Louisville KY Newborn Photographer, newborn session, maternity photos, baby pictures

Jennifer Rittenberry Photography is an award winning photographer based out of Mount Washington Kentucky. She has been photographing clients throughout the greater Louisville area since 2010 and acquired a brick and mortar studio space in the heart of downtown Mount Washington in May 2017. Jennifer is passionate about her work and strives to achieve the highest level of excellence in her photography, which has earned her a Click PRO status with Clickin Moms Magazine and elite membership with NAPCP. She is also a published artist in Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy Magazine and Newborn Photographer Magazine, as well as named 2016 Parent’s Choice Award winner for her fine art portraiture. In 2013, she focused her client base to Newborn and Maternity as she created a niche for herself after mentoring with three of the nation’s leading photographers in these industries. She has spent countless hours on continuing her education and sharpening her skills each year with the sole purpose of creating beautiful artwork for her clients to share with their families and preserve as precious heirlooms for generations to come. Located in Central Kentucky, her new studio is only 6 minutes from the Gene Snyder Freeway off the Bardstown exit, and only 6 minutes outside of Louisville. Jennifer Rittenberry Photography session fees can be found on the website but detailed pricing and availability may be requested by email using the contact form.

You are welcome to connect with Jennifer Rittenberry Photography by following my work on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER so you can be the first to know about any upcoming portrait specials, mini session events, and other news!

We have MOVED! As of May 1, 2017 we are now located at 1200 North Bardstown Road – Suite 1-A, Mount Washington, KY 40047. Get in touch at (502) 523-2180!