Stream Session

Delaware Stream Session Shannon RitterThis stream session was called a “Dream Session” and I could not agree more!   The girls had so much fun splashing, dancing and chasing a friendly shark that came along.  Delaware Stream Session Shannon RitterDSC_5182Delaware Stream Session Shannon Ritter

Her little side curls are so perfect and I loved that I could show case them.  Delaware Stream Session Shannon RitterHer tongue game had always been strong.  Even better is that her sister also has a tongue that pops out when she is having fun, concentrating, or getting into trouble.  Their mom did the same thing when she was a kid! Wink.  Delaware Stream Session Shannon Ritter

This photo captures their relationship as sisters.  The oldest is always watching and waiting for the little to find adventure.  The little one has encouraged her whole family to find fun and laughter wherever they go.  This Milford, Delaware location was no exception.Delaware Stream Session Shannon Ritter

If you would like to create your own “dream session” contact me here!

Delaware Beaches

The Delaware Beaches make an amazing backdrop for a family session.  The family gathers together for some moments of laughter and cuddles and then the kiddos get to play.  This was great for a family with four kiddos who all got a moment to shine in front of my camera while their siblings played.

Bowers Beach Family Sesssion Shannon Ritter PhotographyThe moment above was not created by me.  The kids were all excited to head down to the water with dad.  I love capturing your family doing what they do!  Bowers Beach Family Sesssion Shannon Ritter Photography

Bowers Beach Family Sesssion Shannon Ritter PhotographyThese two were eager to love on each other while we were hanging out.  I am so happy that I was there to witness this moment.Bowers Beach Family Sesssion Shannon Ritter Photography

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Thank you for trusting me again to photograph your family!  See some of their other sessions here.

A Miracle is on the Way

Maternity Shannon Ritter Photography

Giggles and fun!

The spring weather was as perfect as this family.  We went for a stroll on the trail at the St. Jones Reserve just outside the Dover Air Force Base.  We could have spent many more hours running and laughing.  Maternity Shannon Ritter Photography

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That’s a wrap!

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Lets go to the beach!

This Cape Henlopen State Park session was pure perfection!

The spring weather was finally here for a quick visit before temperatures dropped again.  This family scheduled their session months ago and were hopeful for great weather!  Boy, did they get it!

From their laid back personalities, the love in their eyes, and their sweet baby who loved the beach, I am already excited to photograph their family again.

Want to hang out at a delaware beach with your family, get your toes wet, play in the sand and have amazing images for years to come?  Contact me for availability.

He is here!

Dover Delaware Newborn BOY Shannon Ritter Photography Capturing your cuties

This little man was welcomed by his sweet family and has completed their world!

Baby Boy Delaware Newborn Photographer Shannon Ritter Capturing your Cuties

You might remember his parents from their Maternity Session.

Shannon Ritter Photography Delaware Grandfather's Ring Shirt and Masonic Bible Photographer

The picture above was in honor of his great grandfather.  A Masonic Bible and ring were included in the session as well as the pillow made from the great grandfather’s shirt.  It was a beautiful way to honor and cherish these mementos of a loved one. Sleepy Newborn Boy Delaware newborn photos Shannon Ritter photography

Neutrals are available for sessions and I am always thrilled when a family chooses them.  Warm and creamy tones are my favorite.

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Backyard Home Session

Your everyday is Beautiful!

His swing set and club house proved to be a perfect location to capture his adventurous spirit!  Right in the backyard we were able to capture this cutie being himself.  Many of my favorite images are from the moments around his swing set.


This little guy just turned two.  When we first discussed our photo shoot his mom mentioned she wanted pictures with “his cars!”  He only let go of this favorite car to have a turn going down the slide. DSC_8905-2

We did head inside their beautiful home for huge smiles while discussing his birthday party.  in home birthday memoriesfireplaceDad getting it just right

It’s their backyard!

This little man and his family find fun everywhere they go!

Today was no exception.  We were scheduled for an outdoor session and the weather forecasters were predicting high winds and low temperatures.  After some correspondence we decided to wait until the morning to reschedule or just go for it.

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In their backyard

I was so glad that we waited because it turned out to be no wind and just a bit cold.  A new location where this family could run inside to warm up was needed!  That perfect location was their own backyard!

It proved to be amazing and a beautiful backdrop!

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