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When the Kendrick Family set out to find their Kentucky Professional Newborn Photographer, they put out a request into the local military wives Facebook group for Fort Knox, KY. Brandy said she had several of the moms recommend my studio as the name to beat around town, so she called me up and the rest is history. I had an immediate connection with her. Call it luck that the found me and we hit it off so well, but I call it fate!

I think Brandy can be classified as one of the most appreciative and excited clients to ever come through those studio doors. From the props to the products, there wasn’t anything she wasn’t over the moon about when it came to seeing her images. This is what I like to call a “dream client.” She was genuinely ecstatic every step of the way and it just reminded me why I love this job so much.

Her husband is in the military and was home long enough to see Lila being born, but then he had a training assignment immediately afterward. He was coming home literally for one day and then back out again, so naturally I cleared my schedule and shot her session on July 3rd, even though the next day was a holiday and most people took that weekend as an extended vacation Friday through Tuesday. I didn’t even think twice about it!

Below are a handful of my favorites. The theme of her session was based on my signature styling of light and airy with a hint of vintage romance. I think we hit the nail on the head. What do you think?

Kentucky Professional Newborn Photographer | Baby Lila | www.jlritt.com

If you’re looking for a Kentucky Professional 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.

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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!

In June, I had the honor of photographing Baby Jayce as his Mount Washington KY Rainbow Baby Photographer. You may recall from previous posts that his mommy won a newborn session with my studio during the Rainbow Baby Maternity Event that I hosted in the early Spring of this year. Sheena, Jayce’s mom, was able to carry him full term and had no complications during his delivery. We are all so happy that he was born healthy and without any causes for alarm.

His newborn session was based on the Rainbow Baby theme in addition to including forest creatures. His nursery has a woodsy outdoor theme, so the forest animals went well with his decor. Jayce slept so great during his session and we were able to fly through several setups pretty quickly. Here’s a handful of my absolute favorites from his session.

Mount Washington KY Rainbow Baby Photographer | Jennifer Rittenberry Photography | www.jlritt.com

If you’re looking for a Mount Washington KY Rainbow Baby 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!

In mid May 2017 I had the opportunity to work with Angie Knutson Photography during a 1:1 mentoring workshop held at my new studio. Angie has been an inspiration to me for quite some time and her work is simply beautiful. I saw that she was coming to Kentucky for another newborn workshop, so I messaged her right away to see if she’d be interested in stopping by my studio a few days before her workshop on the other side of the state. I figured who better to learn from? Plus I’d get to sharpen my newborn posing skills and have a chance to meet one of my photographer crushes. I’m totally on board with that! She got back to me quickly and said it was easy to add me to her schedule since she was driving to KY from MN anyhow. My excitement couldn’t be contained!! I know you girls out there know what I mean if you follow her work at all.

I’ve worked with infant babies for several years now and feel comfortable and confident with posing, but it’s always fun to learn new ways of doing things and adding a few new tricks to my repertoire. The minute you think you can’t learn something new or that there’s nothing out there that you need help with, then your work becomes stale and you can come off as arrogant. I’m far from that way of thinking. I believe you should continue your education and expand on your talents as much as possible. It’s also an excuse to meet some great mentors! I’ve trained with Rachel Vanoven (2014), Amy McDaniel (2015) and Sarah-Beth (2016) in previous years, with still many more wonderful artists out there that I’d love to work with someday.

I get asked the same question all the time. Who is the best person to mentor with and why? My answer is simple; save your money and spring for a one on one (or a 1:2) workshop with the mentor’s work that speaks to you the most. I chose the mentors that I’ve worked with in previous years for various reasons, but at the end of the day it was due to loving their work and wanting to be able to recreate the techniques they used. Rachel was the first newborn photographer that I started following in 2013 and have always been drawn to her work. She has beautiful warm images and flawless posing. Then I started seeing Dewdrops Photography by Amy McDaniel starting to show up in my newsfeed when Facebook added the function of seeing what your friends were liking. I instantly fell in love with her lighting. Although I loved Rachel’s lighting, she had a natural light studio and I only have the light available to use strobes, which is what Amy works with. Amy’s lighting is perfection and I even learned several new tricks to tweak the poses I already knew how to do. It’s a beautiful marriage of tips and tricks that you begin to be able to incorporate into your posing flow once you’ve had the opportunity to see how different mentors do things. It’s sort of like being at a round table of “The Best of the Best” in the industry and having everyone tell you how they do their poses, and you get to take the top pick of best tips and tricks away from the experience to better yourself and your abilities. Which is why I have no shame in continuing my education each year! In 2016, a last minute seat opened up for an outdoor family workshop with Sarah-Beth, and I had to jump on the minute I found out about it. Everything about her work draws you in. The light. The connection. The emotions. It’s all there and every image takes my breath away. Her way of getting families to connect with each other and the way she poses in an “unposed” manner just makes for some of the most heartfelt images I’ve ever seen.

During the workshop with Angie, our main focus was on lighting and maximizing poses in a newborn session to fill a gallery a little quicker. As we all know, being efficient is key when working with newborns in a hot studio and you’re sweating your butt off. lol. We started with a different posing flow than what I have been accustomed to, but it includes some genius posing tricks to save time and I’m all for that. It seems like everyone has their own favorite posing flow that works for them, but the way she showed me seemed like a no-brainer to switch to for the future. In a nutshell, her flow is a complete 180 from what I have always been taught previously; most mentors start on the beanbag with naked poses. Angie had me start with wrapped poses and works backwards in the flow to the beanbag. We also focused on different lighting techniques since Angie’s work is typically a lot more moodier and shadowy than mine. I love the look, but I’m not sure I am able to come completely to the “dark side” just yet. I still love my light and bright images as well, so I’ll be mixing in this newer technique in with my old ones.

Here are a few images from the 2 models we worked with. You should be able to notice some of the shadows that were incorporated into the lighting that we used during the one-on-one workshop. It requires a different light modifier than the one I own, so my version will not be as contrast-y as these in the future, but I’ll show an example in a minute of some post-workshop images with my take on the lighting.

Workshop Models: Posed by Angie Knutson Photography and shot by Myself.

newborn infant posed in bucketHeadband: Dear Felicity

Headband: Baby Bliss Props \ Rainbow Blanket and Felt Heart: Cwitchicoo

newborn infant in sleepy pose on light peach fabric

Bonnet: Beautiful Ewe

newborn infant wrapped and posed in a wooden bowl dressed in shades of blue

Bonnet: Jennifer Rittenberry

newborn infant wrapped and posed in a wooden bowl dressed in shades of blue

Bonnet: Jennifer Rittenberry

I really feel like Angie did a great job of explaining the wrapping techniques and transitions from each pose to the next, which is greatly beneficial in creating a beautiful and cohesive gallery in a shorter amount of time. Let’s face it. Some babies are just plain hard and these gorgeous wrap jobs will do the trick when coaxing them to sleep. lol. She was very patient and attentive to my shooting, which made it easy to make quick adjustments if I wasn’t in the perfect spot to get “the shot.” A few of these prop poses are a little more difficult to get in position to shoot at the right angle than what I thought prior to the workshop.

I’m happy with the results of the first couple of babies that have come into the studio after the workshop. Here are a few images post-workshop.

Headband & Pillow: Goodnightmoon Props

Sleepy Hat: Avonli Baby / Bear: Mary’s Knittin’

Headband: Goodnightmoon Props / Blanket: Art My Blanket

Headband: Goodnightmoon Props / Blanket: Art My Blanket

Headband: Vanilla Lullaby / Blanket: Cwitchicoo

Bonnet & Mini Layer: Mama Knits / Bed Prop: The Original Photoblocks


Just for a quick little comparison, here are few images pre and post workshop side by side:

If you’re looking for a professional newborn photographer to mentor with, I highly recommend a Newborn Posing Workshop with Angie Knutson. She was amazing and worth every penny. I love that she offers an online facebook community for continued education after the workshop is over, too. There are a lot of extremely talented photographers in the group and I love seeing all of the creativity that pours out of the women in there. Not to mention, we get to be the guinea pigs for all of her new actions and presets that get released in the future as well. Check her out and tell her I sent ya! 🙂

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 recently acquired a brick and mortar studio space in the heart of downtown Mount Washington. Jennifer is passionate about her work and strives to achieve the highest level of excellence in her work, 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 four 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 3 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!

I’m so excited to share this little Sneak Peek of Baby Wiggins Newborn Session with Jennifer Rittenberry Photography in Mount Washington Kentucky. Olivia reminded me of a baby doll with her gorgeous skin tone against this cream backdrop. Stay tuned for images from the rest of this session!

Newborn Photographer in Mount Washington Kentucky | www.jlritt.com

Newborn Photographer in Mount Washington Kentucky | www.jlritt.comNewborn Photographer in Mount Washington Kentucky | www.jlritt.com

If this sneak peek of Baby Wiggins newborn session with Jennifer Rittenberry Photography in Mount Washington Kentucky has sparked your interest about your own newborn session, please use the contact form or send an email to Hello@jlritt.com. There are many options to choose from when it comes to your session and would love to walk you through all of them! JRP strives to make each customer experience unique and memorable! Let’s get linked up today!

Newborn Photographer in Mount Washington Kentucky | www.jlritt.com

Jennifer Rittenberry Photography has been photographing clients throughout the greater Louisville area since 2010. She is a published artist in Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy Magazine and Newborn Photographer Magazine as well as named 2016 Parent’s Choice Award winner for her 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 residential studio is in the heart of Mount Washington; only 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!

Located at 268 Deer Park Way, Mount Washington, KY 40047. Get in touch at (502) 523-2180!

I want to thank everyone for making me the Kentucky Premier Newborn Photographer for 2016! I’m truly humbled by the awards and accolades received this past year, but I couldn’t have done it without the amazing clients that I have backing me up. One award that I am especially proud of is the 2016 Parent’s Choice Award given by Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy Magazine. This award means so much to me because the selection process came in from your votes and I want to personally thank you for having such amazing confidence in my business, talents and skills. Cultivating meaningful relationships with my clients that reach beyond just being a photographer is really what it is all about. So THANK YOU!

I have been a part of The Motherhood Society for almost a year now and have met so many wonderful professionals. I can’t brag enough on this talented network of professional photographers and Motherhood related service providers. Each woman that I have had the chance to work with absolutely symbolizes the mission statement for this fantastic community.

Formerly known as The Bump Society, their mission statement is described as:

“a thoughtfully edited listing of only top-quality businesses, hand selected and personally endorsed by our editors. Because our fashionable, modern mommies deserve an elite resource of
only professional photographers they can trust, our Bump Society list is created with them in mind.

Our 1,7 million readers trust The Bump Society because we believe in businesses who take time in cultivating meaningful relationships with their clients, who found their business in
integrity and only endorse those we would trust to hire for our own families.

Newborn safety, integrity, trust, and professionalism are the first things we look at before inviting a business into our community.”

2016 Parents Choice Badge, Newborn Photographer, Kentucky, KY, Louisville, Bullitt County, Mount Washington, Jefferson County, Taylorsville, Glenview, Prospect, Lynden, Anchorage, Saint Matthews2016 Parents Choice Badge, Newborn Photographer, Kentucky, KY, Louisville, Bullitt County, Mount Washington, Jefferson County, Taylorsville, Glenview, Prospect, Lynden, Anchorage, Saint Matthews

If winning 2016 Parent’s Choice wasn’t humbling enough, I also won Image of the Year from Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy Magazine as well! Here’s the winning image! If you would like to get more information about booking a session with Kentucky Premier Newborn Photographer ~ Jennifer Rittenberry Photography; I’d love for you to get in touch! Please send us a message at Hello@jlritt.com or book online HERE.

Kentucky Premier Newborn Photographer, baby, infant, posed, studio, Image of the Year

More about Jennifer Rittenberry Photography:

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

Jennifer Rittenberry Photography has been photographing clients throughout the greater Louisville area since 2010. She is a published artist in Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy Magazine and Newborn Photographer Magazine as well as named 2016 Parent’s Choice Award winner for her 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 residential studio is in the heart of Mount Washington; only 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!

Located at 268 Deer Park Way, Mount Washington, KY 40047. Get in touch at (502) 523-2180!