Danyelle Ritchie Photography » Lancaster County Lifestyle Photographer - specializing in maternity, newborns, children, seniors and family portraits

I can’t believe the Christmas mini sessions are upon us already!!!

I wanted to make a spot where I can put all the information for you to check out before your session.

{The Location}

Sun Valley Christmas Trees

375 N Colebrook Rd Manheim, PA 17545


Please be prompt for your session.  It is important to stick to the schedule so that everyone can be accommodated throughout the next two weekends!


I accept cash or checks at this time.


I have created a Pinterest board with lots of inspiration… please take a look!

Danyelle’s Christmas Mini Pinterest Board

Also, if you would like please bring some Christmas pajamas!  Some of the sets would look adorable with your little ones all cozy in their pj’s!

Remember that these sessions are outdoors and that you will went to bring warm layers!  These are Christmas minis and coats/hats/scarves are welcome and can be really cute!  We can take them off for one or two shots, but make sure to keep your kiddos warm – cold kids often makes for cranky kids!

Here is a sampling of what I have captured using the sets so far with my own kids and family…


Please text/call me with any questions: 717-413-5983

Or email me at danyelleritchiephotography@aol.com


An incredibly beautiful and inspiring woman whom I am blessed to call a friend asked me to do a special shoot recently.

She has reached a milestone.

A big one.

Five years.

Five years as a breast cancer survivor.

And she isn’t just surviving – she is thriving.

In her words, “3 weddings, a wonderful daughter in law, 2 more sons and 4 beautiful grandsons and another grandchild on the way!  What a blessing this life has been.  To those of you facing a your battles, know you are not alone.  To my sisters, keep the faith!  God is Great!”

Five years ago during Breast Cancer Awareness Month she got the amazing news that she was given a clean bill of health.

This October we celebrate her and her beautiful life.





Ahhhh, Spring.  You have come again.  Oh wait, nope not just yet.  Since Mother Nature isn’t so sure she is ready to let go of winter this year I decided to encourage her with a blog post of my baby girl from last spring.  I’m dreaming of taking more of these images right now… so let’s go Spring!!!  Come back… and STAY for awhile!


Family sessions are fun – sometimes a challenge – but always fun.  However, my true passion lies in other areas – specifically Maternity, Newborn and High School Seniors.  Because I would like to devote most of my time to becoming the best that I can be in those specialties I have decided to start limiting my family sessions to mini sessions.

Here is what I am thinking…

20 minutes.
one family.
gallery of approximately 20 images.
5 digital images delivered electronically.*
*option to buy all images.

I will be offering dates in the Spring, Summer and Fall.  I will also do several Holiday mini sessions at my Uncle’s Christmas Tree Farm (this will be really, really awesome!!!!)!!  The times will be first come, first served so you will want to contact me as soon as possible!

Here is a sample of a Fall Mini Session I did this year.


Now, let’s talk dates…

The Spring sessions will be MAY 24th and 25th.  I will have 4 sessions each evening at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00 and 7:30.

Contact me now to reserve your spot!!  Thanks!!!  danyelle@danyelleritchie.com