7 Oak Photo & Film Co. is owned by two local photographer friends, Megan & Kelsi, who joined forces to provide the ultimate wedding package for brides both near and far. Their team is currently being grown and will consist of assisstants, associates & second shooters who have been trained and are well trusted by the duo!

Not just a camera!

I have had a vision for photography and film for my entire life, but it took awhile to realize it and to realize how passionate I was about it. In 2022, I took a leap of faith and quit my teaching career to become a full time photographer. I immediately began dabbling in video and I found capturing moments in motion is one of my favorite things ever. I feel like I literally see life through the lens, even when I’m not behind it and allowing this creative side of myself to really come to light has been so rewarding and I cannot wait to share that with my clients. I've taken pictures of all the things for all of my life. From my grandmas disposable cameras to cell phones to cheap dslr cameras to now my trusty, mirrorless Canon R5. I taught myself all I know and will continue to learn new things for as long as I can! My walls growing up were covered with pictures of friends and pets and things and now I get to help you cover your walls with memories, too. 'I've been photographing weddings for nearly 10 years and I love getting to meet new couples and vibe with them as I create images that tell the story of them & their day! 

Random facts -

-I also love to travel. It's one of my absolute favorite things - connecting with nature and different cultures and ways of life. Catching sunrises & sunsets in beautiful places-I'm always down for a destination wedding!
- I could eat pizza or bacon any or every day of the week.
- I have metal rods in my back limiting my ability to bend - so I rarely wear tie shoes!!
- I live on a very small-scale ranch and have all sorts of animals including horses, cattle, sheep, dogs, cats, fish, geese, ducks, chickens, and guineas!
- I'm weirdly picky - I don't like many sweets, coffee, pie, fish, etc. Circle back to the first random fact + some tacos, chips, and cheese dip and you've won me over 🤣
- I have sang in some of the most amazing churches and cathedrals in Europe through the UNK choir!

When Megan and I started talking as I was preparing to quit my job, she was so supportive, even knowing we were each others’ competition. Through the past couple of years we’ve started working more closely with one another and we have worked several weddings with each other and in place of each other. In 2023, I got hurt and had to step away from my scheduled sessions and weddings for a few months and Megan 110% had my back - she even got on a plane and flew to Maine in the middle of her busy season to capture a wedding so my friend didn’t have to search for a new photographer. She covered for me as best she could and was an absolute lifesaver to me and several of my brides without hesitation. When she approached me with the idea to become business partners, it was absolutely a no brainer. We have become the best of friends and share all the same creative visions and goals. I am absolutely ecstatic to work and grow our business together with her! Brides - we are dedicated to telling your unique story and we absolutely cannot wait to meet you!

I’ve been the girl behind the lens for KelsiB Photography for about 10 years. I am a mom of 3 wild & free little farm boys who keep me on my toes 24/7 and the wife of my high school sweetheart. They are my purpose in all that I do and motherhood is at the core of my existence.

Get to know the owners!

Kelsi Becker

Hi, I'm Megan!
I grew up in Loup City, NE and am married to my husband, Trevor. My 4 kiddos are the most precious things in my life. They inspire me, push me, and support me in all that I do. We now live on a farm near Ashton, NE which serves as the home base for my new co-owned company 7 Oak Photo & Film Co. When I’m not busy with farm life, pictures, or kids’ activities, I enjoy adventure and travel and am now also a travel agent - which will be super beneficial to our brides planning destination weddings or honeymoons! I love traveling to the beach; but, also enjoy life on the homestead which consists of our golden retrievers and gardening.
3 Random Facts About Me:
I love hats!
I’m the pickiest person you’ll ever meet!
I would love to live by the ocean someday.
I’ve been doing wedding photography since about 2015 and I really enjoy working with couples and helping document one of the most important days of their lives! I cannot wait to connect with you and create an unforgettable experience as we tell your story through our lenses!

Kelsi and I's friendship began a few years ago when I reached out to her on Instagram encouraging her as she was trying to decide if she wanted to step away from teaching. Fast forward 2 years. During the heart of 2023 wedding season Kelsi got hurt at one of the weddings we were working at. I witnessed all the hardships she went through with rescheduling, finding replacements etc. As I sat back and watched her navigate through this difficult time the best she could, all I could think about how it would be amazing to have a team of creatives we can count on. Especially when we know anything in life can happen.

After busy season slowed down, I started pondering the idea more of becoming partners. Even the possibilities of growing a team of trusted like-minded people with the same values and business goals as us. A few months ago, I approached her about this idea. It only took her a day to think about it! She called me back and said- okay I'm intrigued tell me more! We have spent countless hours behind the scenes bringing all this together and I couldn't be more excited to see where this journey leads us!

As we step into this new partnership, rebrand and relaunch into (our new business name) we get to bring the value of both of us to our wedding clients on a day they want to remember forever.

We cannot wait to connect with you and create an unforgettable experience as we tell your story through our lenses! 

Megan Ritz

A little bit about me! I grew up on a farm south of Ashton, NE and currently reside in Rockville, NE with my husband Brady. My fulltime job is at Central Valley Ag in the Value-Added Grains division where I purchase food corns such as White Corn and Non-GMO corn. I’ve been working there for five years!
Fun Facts!

-During the summer, you will find me outside, more than likely on a golf course!
-I LOVE spending time with my family and friends.
-I am a big fan of Fonner Park horse racing.
-I can't start my mornings without coffee! 😅

I’m excited for all the weddings this year and really looking forward to helping capture your special day!

Hi! Alexa here!

I’m the gal you usually see running around fixing hair and dress trains! I’ve been helping Megan Ritz Photography with weddings for about three years now! I enjoy being a part of everyone’s special day and seeing everyone’s unique wedding day details.

Get to know rest of the team!

Alexa Rasmussen

assistant + master drone operator

Hi - I'm Nichelle! I've loved photography since 7th grade and started college with a photography focus at UNO's art department while also working on a business degree. I've always had a dream to work with photography in some way and am excited to be a part of this team! 

I live in Loup City, NE and am married to my husband, Jeff, and have two great kiddos, Rosalyn & Oliver. We are an active family but definitely still love our "stay home days".

When I'm not busy, I enjoy running, crochet, embroidery, golf, and reading. I also love antiquing, helping with the Maschka sausage shop, or tending to our plants/garden. Oh - and you'll definitely see me checking out any and all coffee shops!

Nichelle Harrington

assistant + second shooter

I have been doing photography part time for over 12 years now. I photograph a little bit of everything from newborns to families to getting back into weddings!

I’m super excited to get to work with Kelsi and Megan!

I’m Danielle! I’m originally from Sidney, NE but moved to Loup City in 2022. I will be married for 12 years this September and we have an amazing 7 year old boy! I work full time for a hospital as a Supply Chain Inventory Manager. In my spare time I love doing photography, making shirts, being a Seint Artist and spending time outdoors with my hubby & kiddo.

associate & second Shooter

Danielle Treffer

Hey there, I'm Carissa! I am a professional videographer and owner of Haidle Video. I have been capturing love stories for over four years now. Born and raised in central Nebraska, I am a farm girl in love with Jesus. As a wife, stay-at-home mom, professional videographer, and non-profit owner, I put my heart into everything I do. "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men." (Col. 3:23) The only thing good in me is Jesus, and I love using the talents he has given me to tell stories through video.
I have been married for five years to my best friend, Brett. We have three kids under the age of four, and I run three separate businesses out of our home south of Ord, NE. Needless to say, there is never a dull moment in our household. I love being a mom, running, hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, and helping out on the farm whenever I can.

associate Videographer

Carissa Haidle

Megan & Kelsi

We'll let you know at least a month in advance which member(s) of our team will be celebrating you on your wedding day!

So now you've met us...but who will be at your wedding?!

We can't wait to celebrate you!