in full swing

Please don’t report me to the blogging Gods for not updating, it has been crazy around these parts…holiday sessions are in full swing and don’t even get me started on all the new itty bitty babies that have come my way And you will never hear me complaining, never ever!!! So just taking a quick break to share a darling little princess, she was all smiles and OH so very stylish with her pink nails!!! TTFN     ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens | Family

about to get sweeter

There will soon be a new little team player for this gorgeous family, can we get a PINK jersey in here please!!! I was excited to spend the morning with the the fabulous Ramirez family. As soon as I walked in I knew I was in for a treat, mom was just glowing and as beautiful as can be. But wait there is more, sure mom is beautiful and dad is a superstar athlete, but low and behold as we are halfway into our maternity session in walks two very handsome little boys, with the most contagious smiles, you know me, the little ones are my superstars. I can’t wait to meet the newest addition…love it!!! TTFN    ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens | Family

watching them grow

I am so fortunate to witness so many of my newborns grow, it is  one of the benefits of this job of mine. This little princess is a wonderful example. She is just a beautiful doll and I cannot want to see how much she has grown at our next session. You can ask any photographer that does what I do and I am 100%  sure they will agree with me when I say ” I love what I do”!!!! Okay, is this family beautiful or what???? I think so, I am sure you will all agree. TTFN  ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens | Family


I just had to take a moment to update this here blog and what better way then to show off another yummy itty bitty newborn. This little guy is definitely a keeper,  aside from being just too cute for words, he was such a good little boy during our session, love it. TTFN   ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens | Family

time for more cuties

Meeting itty bitty babies is always a joy for me of course, but when you add two cute siblings into the mix you know the session is going to be GREAT!!! And this session is no exception, this family was wonderful and a pleasure to work with. TTFN   ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens | Family

pretty little thing

I am just lucky to meet such beautiful itty bitty babies. This little princess was a true joy to photograph and oh so cute, it all started with mom’s maternity session, she was certainly a glowing mother to be. All puckered up….B E A U T I F U L ! ! ! TTFN   ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens | Family

double delight

Being the Brooklyn girl that I am you would be quite surprised at just how much I LOVE going to the beach; so when I am asked to do a session on the beach I am just giddy with excitement. I was so happy to finally meet these two little guys after mom and I had to reschedule due to some rain. While these two little cuties were identical twins you can certainly see their distinct personalities shining through, but I will admit, I had some difficulty telling them apart. TTFN    ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography| Maternity | Baby | Children | Teens

familiar faces

I just love love LOVE working with repeat clients!!! For the most part, it gives me great pride in knowing that they continue to turn to me to capture their children through their many phases of childhood. I am eternally grateful to these families for welcoming me into their homes, or better yet, their lives so that I can capture them just as they are. I have many days that are crazy busy but I must say, even on the craziest day if I receive an email or a phone call from a previous client; it’s as if a long time friend is calling to say “hello”.  With that said, I just have to share this very special family…And to you Mrs. “D”, you are so very blessed with your beautiful family, and most importantly, you are blessed with a great sense of humor, your emails/FB messages make me smile, and even laugh at times when you just say the funniest things. Its clients like you that remind me just how fortunate I am to do what I do. So to you and the many clients with whom I have worked with repeatedly, I say “THANK YOU!!!” TTFN    ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography […]

1 + 1 = true bliss

So I admit, when I hear the word “twin” I immediately think “identical”, boy have I learned how not think that way after working with quite a few set of twins as of late, and these two precious babies take the cake. I was blown away at how little Miss “S” looked so much like dad and how little Mr. “F” looked  so much like mom, the most beautiful thing EVER!!!! What a gift!!!  I was even more thrilled to see the goodies mom had purchased in time for our session. Its been a month of newborns with a few toddlers in between, am I in heaven or what?!?! TTFN     ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens


Boy is it getting hot out there, but I am not complaining, I LOVE SUMMER!!! Luckily for this session it was a cool day making for another perfect session with two very cute little guys. These two were  blast, glad I had plenty of energy to keep up with them. TTFN      ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens

lovely expectations

I am excited and cannot wait to meet baby #2 of this very lovely family. I am very familiar with baby # 1, he is a charmer and a cutie…but most importantly, he was my very first newborn model. Gosh I lost count of the number of sessions I have had with him, but it has been a treat to watch him grown. And of course, mom looks amazing with her baby bump. TTFN   ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography |Maternity|Babies|Children|Teens


Lots to catch up on as there has been lots of newborns to photograph. A perfect example is this little princess, she was so calm and quiet for our session and oh so pretty and so very small. Nothing but a true joy!!! TTFN   ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography |Maternity|Babies|Children|Teens

all smiles

Love showing up to a session and meeting a great family even moreso when you have such a beautiful property to shoot on. Another visiting family all the way from Ohio. This little cutie had just the right energy for our session, she was a true joy and full of smiles. TTFN   ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography – Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens

from a far

I love my local clients but I am also very fortunate to meet many out of towners vacationing here in the beautiful MIA. This lovely family was visiting from Trinidad which I am sure is just as beautiful and as tropical as Miami. It was a true pleasure meeting them all… TTFN   ~R

spring break

I hope you are all relaxing and enjoying Spring Break, we certainly are doing just that down here in the lovely and quaint Key West, Florida. One of the many perks of living in Miami, you have places such as Key West within driving distance. So what better type of session to share than a fun beach session with a beautiful family from Kansas….♥ I will return back to work the week of April 12th…in the meantime, I will have limited access to email and voicemail. TTFN   ~R

he’s a keeper

So Spring is finally here, YES!! Of course with Spring comes many many commmunions. So how lucky am I to yet again photograph this little guy, you can find this handsome fella on my website as well as my new postcards. His smile is contagious and he is just one of the sweetest boys I know. I was so nervous we would get his beautiful suit dirty, so I was very relieved when it was time for a quick change of clothes for the other half of  his session. I have so many sessions to share, thinking of taking my laptop with me during spring break so that I can do daily updates, shhhh, don’t tell my family….he-he. TTFN  ~R


I am so very excited to showoff our newest little family member, Sammantha Nevaeh!!! She has captured our hearts for sure, and I know for a fact that my sister, also known as “grandma” is on cloud nine!!! We have all been gushing over her and with very good reason, she is just the sweetest baby and is already full of smiles. I have to praise this little angel’s mommy, my beautiful niece Jessica….baby girl, you have blown us all away. You are a wonderful mommy to lil Sam, she could not have asked for a more loving and nurturing mother!!! We love you guys more than you will ever know! ♥ TTFN   ~R

belly & baby

Lots of bellies and babies lately, and I am enjoying it very much so. Here is a beautiful expecting mom and her precious little boy. TTFN   ~R {Do you Facebook? Become a fan of Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography on Facebook – Click here }

time to share some more

I am always happy to see repeat clients, love seeing how grown up the youngsters are. I have so many holiday sessions to share so bare with me as I go back and forth a bit with recent and newest sessions. TTFN  ~R

oh boy!

So a couple of years ago while I was displaying my work at the South Miami Art Festival this little guys mom stopped by my booth. If I remember correctly she said she was already expecting. She said she was a huge fan, or did she say stalker, just kidding. Anyhow little did I know I would be photographing her little boy not once, but twice and if we count her maternity session then we can say “three” times. Aside from creating beautiful images, which is my passion,  I would have to say that one of the great benefits of my job is meeting so many wonderful people, and this little guys mom (and him of course) would have to be at the top of my list of favorite people. Seriously Mo, the bond, and love you have for your little guy is just amazing. He is one very lucky little boy to have “you” as his mom!!!! Oh yeah, he kept me moving….boys will be boys. TTFN   ~R