Daybreak – Sunrise Beach Session, Miami Beach, Florida

Early bird gets the worm they say. But no worries if you haven’t booked your holiday session yet there is still time. This beautiful family took my up on a sunrise beach session, LOVE IT!! It started off with a little rain before sunrise but it cleared up just in time. And these two little beauties were ready set go. They are definitely well trained I might add,  after all, I have been photographing them since they were in their mommy’s tummy. ♥♥♥   “The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep.” ~Rumi TTFN   ~R

First Year Milestone – Baby photography Delray Beach, Florida

Look at this little ROCK STAR! He was certainly worth the drive up to Delray Beach. Such a handsome and charming baby boy. He certainly had everyone’s attention at the Delray Sands Resort. I loved the camera as much as my camera loved him. Definitely rock star status. ♥♥♥   “I won’t be a rock star. I will be a legend.” ~Freddie Mercury TTFN   ~R

Peek-A-Boo – Coral Gables, Florida

Peek-a-boo little fella…. The long weekend has come and gone and here we are again it’s FRIDAY. I am sure many of you are ready to enjoy another weekend in sunny South Florida. Thought I’d a few minutes before heading out for another session to finally show off this little handsome fellow. We had a great session documenting his 2nd birthday at Matheson Hammocks in Coral Gables. Look at that swag!!! Love it! ♥   TTFN ~R

Happy Monday – Childhood Photography, Miami, Florida

Happy Monday everyone. I hope you all had a wonderful Easter Sunday with your loved ones. It was definitely a gorgeous day in Miami. Just stopping in to share a lovely Mother & son session from a few months ago. I was reminded of this session just a few days ago while I was at Matheson Hammocks photographing a family on the beach. I love seeing the sailboats cruising through the bay especially when it is close to sunset. I have a love for ANYTHING to do with the ocean. So there is no doubt beach sessions are always fun for me. Of course, I’ve worked with duo many times before, always a pleasure. I couldn’t believe what a big difference a year had made since I saw this little guy. He no longer looks like a busy little toddler, he is a growing handsome boy. He reminded me so much of my son at this age. ♥ “Blessed is the boy who begins life with a mom in his corner.” ~ Julie Sanders   TTFN   ~R

Happy smiley goodness – Coral Gables, Florida

It’s time for “happy smiley goodness”!!! Yes, my profession is a lot fun and it makes me very happy to do what I am passionate about. Of course, it has it’s ups and downs like any other profession. But come on, when you are working with such awesome, amazing, SPECTACULAR cuteness, how can one possibly complain about that? I know I can’t, not even for a second. Talk about a perfect scenario for a photo shoot; a beautiful Miami day, the beach and an AWESOME family to photograph. And the BOYS, there were THREE!! These handsome little guys put a huge smile on my face. Too much cuteness for one afternoon. Kids will be kids and when you allow them the space and time to do what comes naturally you are sure to capture beautiful expressions. These boys were such a pleasure to work with, kudos to Mom and dad for raising such fine boys. ♥   “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” ― A.A. Milne TTFN    ~R

sibling bliss – Children Photography, Miami, Florida

Happy Monday!!!! So this post is a little late for “Sibling Day” but I wanted to show off these three little cuties. As a mother of three children myself, I know first hand the energy required to keep up with my own little bunch (although they are not so little anymore). So needless to say, I am always ready. And despite that, this beautiful trio made my job almost effortless. Can you say “SUPERSTARS” ? ♥♥♥ TTFN   ~R

twinkle twinkle – Child Photography, Coral Gables, Florida

Have you ever met someone that simply takes your breathe away? I don’t know if it was the twinkle in her eye or her genuine smile but she truly is a natural beauty inside and out. There is never a dull moment when working with children, it’s always an adventure. Photographing this little jewel was such a delight, she was ready and eager to work, major ROCK STAR!!!! ♥♥♥ TTFN   ~R

beautiful beach maternity – Key Biscayne, florida

I love love LOVE doing maternity sessions! It is such a precious time in a woman’s life. I suppose as a woman myself, I completely understand how a woman feels during the “growing” process. Everything changes, we do not feel the same. Oh I remember like it was yesterday. So it is always my goal for my clients to feel really comfortable during the session. The result? Beautiful maternity portraits with personality. This beautiful couple is a great example of why I love what I do. They were quick to bring it and then some. It was a pleasure working with them on such a beautiful day and on the beach no less, how can I ever complain. ♥♥♥ TTFN   ~R

two thousand fourteen – Family beach photography, South Beach, Florida

Two thousand fourteen is here. Happy New Year!!! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are already making the very best of the new year. As for me, I had a FANTASTIC holiday break with my family. I am excited for what 2014 will have in store us. Who doesn’t love a new start of anything AND the ending of some other things. I certainly do. ♥ Well 2013 offered so many opportunities. I worked with many new clients and of course I LOVED seeing my regulars as well. So as I looked through my many files I must say I had a very difficult time choosing which session to show off first. But look at these two cuties. I love this session. It made me smile as I looked through all the images. This session is the definition of “SWEET”. TTFN  ~R

island beauty – Maternity Photography on Fisher Island, Miami, Florida

I’ve been reminding myself everyday to share this beautiful maternity shoot, but as always time escapes me with my crazy schedule. So finally here it is, I have so many favorites from this session, it was so difficult choosing which to post. These two were not only the cutest couple but just downright cool, total blast and talk about the most perfect location, WOW!!! TTFN   ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens | Family