Originally from Brandon, MB, Ritz was 'camera in hand' by the age of nine. “I had a roll of film for my dad to develop almost every week” she remembers. Turing to science for her post-secondary education, Ritz lost touch with her artistic side. Upon moving to Alberta in 2015, multiple trips from Fort McMurray to the mountains rekindled her creative spirit and she began to take pictures again. Since then, Ritz adventures as often as she can to take photographs that showcase the beauty of Alberta.