More to love – Maternity Photography, Davie, Florida

Having more to love is a wonderful thing, isn’t it? I think so. Over the years I have enjoyed watching so many of my clients families grow from being a family of two to a family of three, three to a family of four and so on. My gosh I have even seen families of five become families of six. It is a such a beautiful thing to see and most importantly it is a true blessing to be able to photograph such a wonderful memory for them to cherish for years to come. With that said here is a beautiful maternity session of one of those growing families I speak of. I can remember photographing their first baby like it was only yesterday. ♥    “Where there is love there is life.” ~Mahatma Gandhi TTFN       ~R

natural beauty – Teen Photography, Coral Gables Florida

If you know me well, you know I am a lover of nature. Anything and everything engulfed in natural beauty. So it is with great love and pride that I share these images. It is not often that I get a chance to photograph my children. Oh the little voice in my head is always yapping, “Ritz, they will not be children forever”. Shoemaker kids right?  I knew exactly how I wanted to capture my girls but days came and went, so quickly. I had these visions in my head since earlier this year, but again days long gone. So things get hectic ya know. Work keeps me very busy as does my three awesome children but on this day it all came together so nicely. It was a beautiful day but I waited. I wanted a sunset and oh it looked promising. And then I just knew, that day was THE day, it was ON. I feel extremely blessed and lucky to be able to capture these images for my family. My children are such wonderful kids. They are smart, caring, funny, confident, social and just genuinely kind. I trust they will grow up into wonderful people. While my daughters may be beautiful […]

blooming beauties – maternity photography, coral gables, Florida

So when you have nothing but blooming beauties to work with you just know you are going to have an AMAZING photo session. Here is another wonderful and beautiful family I have seen grow from behind my lens. And now baby #3  is on the way, exciting times ahead indeed. I love everything about this session, besides my gorgeous subjects, it was a gloriously beautiful day in Miami. What more can you ask for when you live in Paradise? ♥♥♥ “And so we are like flowers; and bloom only, when the sun, kisses us.” ― sir kristian goldmund aumann, Love Poems 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

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

sweet little boy

As you can imagine, I have worked with many little newborns but I must say I still gush everytime as if I haven’t seen a baby in forever. I just love the itty bitty babies. This little boy is another lovely example of why I love babies so very much, he was just so sweet and well very sleepy. TTFN     ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens | Family

favorite place

I spent many afternoons shooting on the beach this holiday season, I wouldn’t have it any other way, it’s one of the best places to work. And when you work with just the nicest clients, well it goes without saying, it totally ROCKS!!! TTFN   ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens | Family