Shine Bright 

Celebrating Women Ages 40+

If you’re over 40, 50, 60, and 70 then this is for you!

What is Shine Bright?

This is a heart centered photo project created out of my desire to shine a bright light on women over 40.

My offer is a unique experience  worthy of remembering. Personal and intimate in nature, your custom photo shoot is designed to reveal the power of being seen, heard and embracing your individuality. 

It will be fun, fulfilling and transformational. Let’s celebrate our age as a gift! It all starts with us!

It’s my desire to make you feel as special as you are and give you an experience you won’t soon forget.


But I’m not a Model


These sessions are for YOU if: 

you are not a model,

you do not know how to pose

you dislike being in front of the camera

you typically don’t like photos of yourself

the idea of this experience scares you

You don’t need confidence for this experience, but you do need courage and openness 


Transformative & Personal

I’m extremely uncomfortable in front of the camera and it shows. I often hate what I look like in pictures and think, “is that what I really look like?” As a middle aged woman it’s about time I accept and even embrace where I am now and finally get some keepsake images for my kids, my partner, for myself. When the opportunity to work with Kristen came up, I knew I needed to say yes, then almost immediately got cold feet. I don’t know how to pose! I’m terrified! Who do I think I am? Because Kristen has been championing women, especially at this stage in life, I decided to let go and put my trust in her. As promised, she was able to seamlessly guide my movements and make me feel as safe as I could feel. Safe enough to laugh when certain poses didn’t work for me, and safe enough to show some skin and “cover girl” for the camera. I think I was even more nervous to see the images. As we sat together going through the images, there were some giggles, some groans, and then came the tears! She captured some of the most beautiful pictures of me I’ve ever seen. I didn’t think I could look that good and I looked like ME. It’s hard to put into words, but overall it was an overwhelmingly positive experience that’s left me with increased self esteem and a collection of stunningly beautiful portraits. I’m absolutely thrilled with what Kristen has done, and I’ll be forever grateful. 

Laurel B.





Your Experience Includes


Share your story, learn about the process, have your questions answered, and help us understand how we can best serve you. 

Wardrobe Styling

Express yourself and your style. Add diversity and personality to your photos. We will work together to select multiple outfits for maximum impact and visual interest. 

Professional Makeup & Hair

Whether you want your look to be understated or full on glamorous, you are in good hands with our professionals. 

Customized Photo Session

I will fully guide you in and out of poses from your expression down to your fingertips. Of course, there will be room for us to explore and play in the moment too!

Professional Retouching

Most of my work is done through intentional lighting and direction. Our artistic vision in retouching is aimed at elevating and polishing the final image while always ensuring you look like yourself. 

Image Reveal 

Together we will look over your images and you select your favourite images. You are in full control to purchase only what you love. 

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Be the Art in your Home

Simplicity, elegance and quality merged into timeless legacy products

Experiences, memories and people we love are not meant to be tucked away, viewed on screens, lost or forgotten. My products are meant to move you, to be used, loved, touched, enjoyed and marveled at.

Be the art in your home. 

Luxe Products

Made in Italy

Proud to partner with Graphi Studio for our handcrafted folios and wall art.
Graphi uses the world’s most advanced printing technology in combination with the finest materials and Italy’s world renowned craftmanship. Every order is unique and custom-made exclusively for you!
Museum quality prints are rated for 300 years and all products include a lifetime warranty.

How much does it cost?

I am offering the SHINE BRIGHT Limited Special for $499 (VALUED AT $1300)


  • pre shoot wardrobe consultation (I help you take the guesswork out of what to wear!)

  • professional hair & make-up the day of your shoot (you will feel amazing!)

  • a fully guided photo shoot where I will pose you down to your expression and fingertips

  • One (1) 5×7 lustre print of your choice, beautifully matted and ready to frame. *Anything purchased additionally is entirely up to you. Collections of 10 images start at $3000 and go up from there.

  • Membership to Shine Bright Kristen Ritchie Photography VIP Group. Get connected to an amazing community of women where you can connect, share your stories of triumph, strength and wisdom.

I'm done waiting for the perfect time, it's my time now!
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