beautiful mommy-to-be

I hope all you wonderful mom’s had a spectaculer Mother’s Day weekend. I had the best Mother’s day ever shared with my awesome three babies. So of course I had to come share a session of a beautiful mommy-to-be. I just love how these images turned out, such a wonderful couple to work with. ♥ TTFN    ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens | Family

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

more sharing – family holiday portraits in south Miami florida

Digging through some of my holiday sessions and I was reminded of this one. As always it is a joy working with this family, it’s been a pleasure seeing their cuties grow up. Will come back to share a 1st year cake smashing session, much fun was had. TTFN   ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens | Family

more awesome-ness – Vizcaya Maternity Photo Session Coconut Grove Florida

I love shooting maternity sessions and here is another one of my favorites. This was my first time shooting at Vizaya, can you believe that? Of course, I also love newborn sessions so I will share their little princess too.  Total BLISS all around—> ♥ TTFN   ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens | Family

one + one = three

Miraculously 1+1=3, well sometimes. In this case this awesome couple which was just 1+1 is now THREE! Don’t you just love my crazy math? Just calculating from when I stepped into the picture, oh yeah, no PUN intended.  ♥♥♥ I LOVE OWLS!!!! ♥♥♥ And how is this for a cuddly little owl…love, love and LOVE!!!! Geez, have to say I ♥ seeing the result, just beautiful. Love my job! TTFN  ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens | Family

♥ two thousand twelve ♥

Happy New Year!! Just when I thought I can take it a bit easy after the holidays, 2012 has already proven that it’s going to be a busy year full of many more beautiful images, love it! So here I go again trying to keep my little blog up to date. I have so much to share, so I am going start by sharing sessions from 2011 with some new ones in between. So what better way then to start with a beautiful belly, besides its where it all starts. And this is one beautiful momma. ♥♥♥ TTFN   ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens | Family

hidden treasure

I was so excited to work with this awesome family once again. I was amazed to see just how much little Miss “C” has grown since I last saw her. So we headed on over to the beach not far from their home, Mom and Dad picked an awesome spot, a little hidden beach, well  I know I wouldn’t have known it was there had they not lead the way. Great weather and lots of fun, what’s better than that? Great pictures of course. ♥ TTFN   ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens | Family

busy little bee

Wish I can get to this blog more often. I have been meaning to share some yummy images from one of my favorite big sister’s. I showcased her new baby sister in my previous post but its time for lovely little miss “A’. I cannot believe I haven’t shared these before. I have been photographing her since she was a tiny newborn with many sessions in between. A true little sweetheart! ♥ TTFN   ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens | Family

home sweet home

Most people are surprised when they learn I conduct a great majority of my photo sessions at my clients homes. There is just something so warming and beautiful in capturing families in their own environment. This session has to be a perfect example, I was having so much fun I was almost late picking up my own children from school. (No worries, I made it on time). I just couldn’t help it, these sweet girls were such a pleasure to work with. ♥ TTFN    ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens | Family

OMG!!! – children photography in Miami, Florida

I have had a few comments this week about how far I travel for a photo shoot, I love the road but most importantly I love my work. This week alone I ventured out to Miramar ( a common spot for me), Pompano Beach, West Palm Beach to name a few. However for this session I didn’t have to travel far, however these cuties were visiting Miami all the way from London. OMG is all I can say, what wonderful little peeps to photograph. Needlesstosay, I had a BLAST!!!!! TTFN    ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens | Family

rocking with sweetness

I just love working with the tween age, I have two of my own, it’s a beautiful transitional stage. I had a wonderful time with Miss “P”. We had a few challenges of course a cute little puppy that just loves her and had to be involved and of course a very handsome little brother that tried to steal the lime light. Needlesstosay we were focused, it was all about Miss”P”, because her wonderful daddy said so. Don’t worry little “C”, I will be back for you, I must because you are way too handsome. ♥ Good luck with your modeling portfolio, I am sure you will do great!!! TTFN    ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens | Family

big smiles

Have you ever seen such a happy and smiley child? Well I am sure you all have but it just makes my day when a child is so comfotable with me that all they do is smile and laugh at the camera. It was a pleasure to see just how little “S” has grown and I cannot wait to meet soon to be baby #2….♥♥♥ TTFN   ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens | Family

glowing beauty

I could not have chosen a more perfect location for this maternity photoshoot, everything was perfect starting with this BEAUTIFUL mommy-to-be. Just another great day at work for me. ♥♥♥ TTFN    ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens | Family

{ b e b e}

Summer is in full swing and I will tell you what else is in full swing….babies!  It always happens this way, I do lots of maternity sessions back to back and next thing you know all the babies arrive around the same time. I am not complaining one bit, I LOVE it!! Of course it’s time to share some photos. TTFN     ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens | Family

life

Expecting something great is wonderful, but expecting a baby is miraculous, life is such a gift. I love shooting maternity sessions and if you can believe it I didn’t document my own pregnancies so I enjoy documenting my clients during this special time. And the best part is the followup shoot….the baby! TTFN   ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens | Family

a splash of fun

Time to show off another cutie. This little guy was ready for just about anything as you will see. And he is just as dreamy as his big brother whom happen to be my very first newborn client….time flies. Can’t wait till our next session to see what how  much he’s grown. ♥ TTFN   ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens | Family

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

divine light

It’s a tough decision choosing which session I am going to post next, I want to share them all of course, only time escapes me. This beautiful family came to mind today as I was reminded how the light from the setting sun can be so heavenly; so I knew this would be the session I would share today.  We could not have asked for a more beautiful day. TTFN   ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens | Family

princesses & giggles

This session felt way more like a playdate then an actual photoshoot, too much fun and quite a few giggles. Little Miss S is just the sweetest, she made me imaginary pizza and it was so very yummy. And of course Litttle Miss G totally had her time in the spotlight, after a little nap she was smiling and ready to GO. I love watching my little newborns grow!! TTFN    ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens | Family

happy new year!!!

I am back to work and more than ready for 2011. This was one of my busiest holiday seasons EVER!! It’s time to share some of my sessions, its been a while since I have shared, my poor little blog has been neglected. So I will start with one of my superstar families. The energy in this home was right up my alley, its was a blast!!! More to come soon!!!! TTFN   ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens | Family