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Time speeds past, but the moments that matter can last a lifetime and beyond. They fill your albums. They decorate your walls. They flood your social media. They even hang from your Christmas tree. Someone just has to be there to document them. 

With a meticulous attention to detail and a rosy, sophisticated style, I turn your milestones into timeless works of art. And through them, you can return over and over again to sincere moments of romance, connection, and triumph with the ones you love.

Whether you're searching for the perfect wedding gown, corralling a crew of little ones, or ready to show off your cap & gown, this golden chapter in your story deserves to be documented.

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With a heart for collaboration, I’ll work with you to craft the perfect photography experience to suit your unique vision. Don't worry about difficulty with posing, what to wear, or asking too many questions. I can peacefully and patiently help you overcome anything that arises. And by fostering an environment of open communication early, I'll ensure you feel confident and prepared for every step of the photography experience. It's not out of reach or too good to be true. It's simply the Kim Ritchie Photography Experience. I'm passionate about sharing with every couple, family, or senior who steps in front of my lens.

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Born and raised in Illinois, I travel the Western suburbs of Chicago turning memories into timeless works of art. With my signature Kamrette Lyra tan backpack stuffed with lenses and supplies just in case (I am a mom of preteen boys, afterall!), I am ready for anything your wedding day or session throws my way. 

I am well-known for my careful planning, patience, and natural ability to make even the most camera shy couples feel at ease. And because I take the time to intentionally compose each of my photos during the session, I am also known for swift editing and turnaround times. But the cherry on top of my photography experience is the way I expertly escort you through every stage of the photography journey, ensuring you feel free to enjoy every moment!

Welcome, bride-to-be, busy momma, or graduating senior! I believe milestones like yours deserve to be celebrated with artistry and care. 

a Chicago-Area Photographer


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