Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography
Cake Smash Photography – Miami, Florida
I love cake smash photography sessions! I can’t believe it has been a year since I photographed this precious little boy. He was the perfect little model during his cake smash session and boy did he enjoy his birthday cake. Is your child turning ONE?! The first birthday is one of the biggest milestones. Celebrating it with a cake smash photography session is a perfect sentiment. Let our photographers, at Picture Perfect NY, capture those adorable moments as your child has fun with his/her personalized first birthday session. is your little one having a sweet birthday that you’d like to remember forever?  Are your parents celebrating their anniversary and having a fantastic party to mark the occasion?  Are you expecting your first baby and having a fabulous baby shower to celebrate? I’d love to photograph your event so you’ll be able to remember all the fun for years to come! Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography offers small event photography services for events throughout South Florida. Please contact us for availability. These events include but aren’t limited to baby showers, bridal showers, birthday parties, anniversary parties, graduation parties, baptisms, and other religious events. Our goal is to capture all of the important details, […]
Family Photoshoot at Vizcaya – Miami Photographer
Who wouldn’t want a family photoshoot at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens? Vizcaya is beautiful, full of wonder, historic, and simply amazing. Vizcaya draws a crowd with it’s incredibly manicured gardens, impressive estate, and expansive grounds with breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay. It truly has it all, and I (along with millions of others) love it!  Vizcaya is at the top of the list for many families looking for family photoshoot locations in Miami. Whether they are locals or visiting from out of town, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens has the scenery almost every family would like in their photos, and it is easy to see why. The diversity of landscapes and hardscapes on the property at Vizcaya is immense. There is truly something for (likely) every family. Between the Villa, its Italian renaissance gardens, and gorgeous water views, I could spend an entire day photographing multiple families at Vizcaya. 🙂 Please visit vizcaya.org for information regarding obtaining a photography permit for a photo session. Award-winning lifestyle photographer, Ritz is a natural light photographer with her main focus on maternity and newborn photography, children photography, teen photography and family photography. She offers relaxed custom photography sessions in the comfort of your own home or other location of your choice. […]
Maternity Photo Session in Miami Beach
We could not have asked for a more beautiful morning for this maternity photo session in Miami Beach. We were thrilled to see the spectacular sunrise. The sky did put on quite a show, and it was a gorgeous backdrop for this beautiful maternity session.  Look beautiful for your maternity photography photo shoot. Pregnancy is one of the most precious times of your life and for many women, you are at your most natural, feminine and beautiful self. During your pregnancy, your hair is rich and thicker, your breasts are fuller, your skin is glowing and your body has more curves. For many expecting mothers, there’s no better way to remember their pregnancy and document their journey to motherhood than a professional maternity photo shoot. Here are a few tips to help you look and feel your best in your maternity photo shoot. A great Miami maternity photography session will not just produce stunning and gorgeous images, but also make you feel confident and beautiful.  Maternity Photographer in Miami – Document the beauty of your pregnancy with maternity photography that you’ll just LOVE! Ritz prefers to shoot Miami maternity photos in your home or at a beautiful outdoor location. There are some real benefits to having your […]
Miami Quinceanera Photographer – Sweet 15 Photography
As a Miami quinceanera photographer, I love nothing more than creating beautiful sweet fifteen images for my clients. Most little girls dream with a princess theme party when they grow up. Sweet fifteen’s, sweet sixteen’s, quinceanera or however you wish to call it, it’s a wonderful celebration that makes the transition from being a little girl to being a young woman official. Of course with that comes planning the quinceanera photo shoot which in its own right is just as important if not MORE important than the actual party/celebration. Okay maybe I took it too far but what I have learned over the years is that the idea of the “celebration” has changed. Nowadays it is quite normal for the traditional quinceanera celebration to be replaced with a family vacation, a popular one being a family and friends getaway on a cruise ship. But one thing is for certain the tradition of getting your quinceanera photos done still stands the test of time. Your special moments, your joy, your laughter are to be remembered through your photographs for many years and your generations to come. We share the same goals and would love to be a part of your joy […]
Best Miami Family Photographer – Sunrise Session
Oh, my goodness, where has the summer gone? Between mini sessions and regular sessions and of course enjoying my summer with my own family this has been one of the fastest summers ever. Like they say “time flies when you are having fun”.  Award-winning lifestyle photographer, Ritz is a natural light photographer with her main focus on maternity and newborn photography, children photography, teen photography and family photography. She offers relaxed custom photography sessions in the comfort of your own home or other location of your choice. Ritz’ photography can be described as simply natural. Ritz is known for her infinite patience with children of all ages and her casual approach. Ritz is able to capture her subjects true spirit. It is this approach which allows Ritz to capture unique expressions. With a love for children and a true passion for childhood portrait photography, Ritz is able to enjoy the best of both worlds. Photography sessions available throughout South Florida; Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and the Florida Keys. If you are looking for a truly outstanding and consistent family photographer inSouth Florida make sure to check out Ritz Rivera’s beautiful photography portfolio. Call or email to reserve your session{ 305-321-5465 […]
Newborn Baby Boy – Miami Family Photographer
This beautiful newborn baby boy photo session makes my heart go pitter-patter, FOR REAL! I loved lifestyle photography. It’s raw and so HONEST!!! I love what I do. So walking into a session doesn’t feel like work for me. I aim to make it an experience for my clients and for myself of course. A beautiful experience. I am a lucky gal.  “Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens”  – Tony DeLiso Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography is a South Florida maternity photographer, newborn photographer, baby photographer, children and teen photographer and Miami’s Family Photographer. Miami Newborn Photographer Newborn photography requires creativity and skillful training. A Miami newborn photographer, Ritz has the necessary patience required in capturing your baby’s most precious portraits. There are benefits in hiring a newborn photographer. For starters, a major benefit of hiring a photographer is the photographer can travel to your home to photograph your new baby in a safe and stress-free environment. Other benefits include being able to create a custom session for you by creatively utilizing spaces in your home to create beautiful portraits during this special time. Newborn photography sessions with Ritz are best scheduled as soon as your baby is born, as Ritz photographs only a limited number of newborns every […]
Outdoor Maternity Photography in Miami
Outdoor maternity photography sessions are gorgeous at sunrise and at sunset. Is it just me, or are these just the most beautiful pregnancy photos you have seen?! It isn’t hard to create such gorgeous pictures when your subject is as gorgeous as this mom-to-be right here. What makes outdoor photography sessions so special is the glow these expecting moms get to show off in the excitement of waiting on the arrival of their little ones. How precious is it to be able to witness and document the love you can feel in these photos between these moms and their babies? There is nothing quite like the feeling knowing you will be meeting your whole world in a short matter of time- and that’s what makes these photos so sweet. To add to the beauty of maternity shoots, I utilize the beautiful South Florida sunshine we get here year-round, and it emphasizes mama’s glow so much more. So don’t be afraid to take your maternity pictures in Miami outside. “Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body, a miracle of wisdom.” ~ Harriette Hartigan Outdoor Maternity Photography Miami […]
Event Photography – First Birthday Party
vent photography sessions keep me pretty busy. Who doesn’t love a good party? I know I do, I especially love photographing them. This little princess had a spectacular first birthday party in the beautiful Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Miami, Florida. I have to say, not a single detail was spared for this special 1st birthday celebration. There was eye candy everywhere. We even had some time to capture some beautiful portraits around the beautiful Biltmore Hotel property. It is such a lovely place. “Each moment of the year has its own beauty… a picture which was never seen before and which shall never be seen again.” ~Emerson MIAMI EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY Is your little one having a sweet birthday that you’d like to remember forever?  Are your parents celebrating their anniversary and having a fantastic party to mark the occasion?  Are you expecting your first baby and having a fabulous baby shower to celebrate? I’d love to photograph your event so you’ll be able to remember all the fun for years to come! Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography offers small event photography services for events throughout South Florida. Please contact us for availability. These events include but aren’t limited to baby showers, bridal showers, birthday parties, […]
Gorgeous Maternity Photography in Miami
Best Maternity Photographer Miami Book your own gorgeous maternity photography session!!! Pregnancy is such a beautiful and magical experience for women and their partners that it should be forever captured with maternity photography. Photos document the moment in time when your body was changing so beautifully, your skin was glowing so radiantly, and your face shone with happiness so wonderfully. Indeed, photos preserve personal memories, which allow your family including the child you are carrying to see your happiness at being an expectant mother! Let your personality shine. The core of maternity photography is to showcase your personal happiness over your pregnancy so letting your personality shine is a must. Choose clothes that fit your style. Discuss the setting of your photos (i.e., your home or outdoors) so that the best time can be set. Get your family in on the photos. Your pregnancy is cause for happiness for your family so it makes sense to include them in the shots, at absolutely NO additional cost of course 😉 “Life is beautiful for those who take the risk to love and take the adventure to enjoy life.” Gorgeous Maternity Photography Look beautiful for your maternity photography photo shoot. Pregnancy is one […]
Family Photography – South Florida Family Photographer
Family photography sessions are one of my favorite types of sessions. This session is definitely one of my favorites for so many reasons, starting with this lovely family. It just flowed so beautifully and the result was nothing less than perfect. There is something so rewarding about capturing beautiful images under the best lighting conditions. It is true, I am obsessed with light even when I am not behind the camera. My goal is to capture natural and timeless portraits for families that will be cherished FOREVER. I aim to conduct a relaxed and fun experience to be remembered. You can have your family session at your home or an outdoor location. There are so many beautiful outdoor locations for family photography in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach or the Florida Keys. Have you booked your family session yet? Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography specializes in custom, newborn, maternity, baby, teen, children, high school senior, family, lifestyle photography and portraiture in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Ritz services all of Miami-Dade County: Aventura, Bal Harbour, Bay Harbor Islands, Biscayne Park, Cutler Bay, Doral, El Portal, Florida City, Golden Beach, Hialeah Gardens, Homestead, Indian Creek, Medley, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes, Miami Shores, Miami Springs, North Bay Village, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Opa-Locka, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, South Miami, Surfside, Sweetwater, Sunny Isles Beach, Virginia Gardens, West Miami and surrounding […]
Newborn Photo Session – Newborn Photographer Miami
This newborn photo session was so much fun. As a busy Miami photographer, I’ve learned quickly that a majority of my photography sessions throughout South Florida are pretty much seasonal, i.e. family holiday portraits, Miami beach family photos, springtime communion photography etc, you get the idea, right? I truly enjoy all the seasonal Miami photo sessions, I really do. However, maternity photography and newborn photography keeps me busy year round. And I couldn’t be any happier! Bellies and babies!!! YES PLEASE!! Check out this darling little baby boy and his lovely big sister whom I have had the pleasure of photographing her since she was in her momma’s womb. It is such a blessing to have the opportunity to photograph my clients growing family. There is beauty in simplicity. “It is such a blessing to have the opportunity to photograph my clients growing family.” ~Ritz Newborn Photo Session Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography captures delicate portraits of your newborn baby, in the comfort of your own home. The best time to schedule your baby’s newborn photography session is within the first ten days of baby’s birth. Newborn photography requires creativity and skillful training. A Miami newborn photographer, Ritz has the necessary patience required in capturing your […]
First Birthday Portraits Miami Photographer
First Birthday Portraits Miami Photographer Is your child turning ONE? Have you booked your baby’s first birthday portraits? The first birthday is one of the biggest milestones. Celebrating it with a cake smash photography session is a perfect sentiment. Let Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography, capture those adorable moments as your child has fun with his/her personalized first birthday photo session. We will put together the best 1st birthday memories & cake smash photos you’ll cherish forever! Schedule your cake smash photography session! If your baby is turning ONE soon, I recommend you schedule an appointment early enough so we have time for some planning, especially if you’re looking for something specific.  Have any questions? or would like to start planning your babies session, please contact me here. This cake smash photography session location: Matheson Hammocks Park/Beach Contact us today for more information or to schedule your cake smash photography session with Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography specializes in custom, newborn, maternity, baby, teen, children, high school senior, family, lifestyle photography and portraiture in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. The artist services all of Miami-Dade County:  Aventura, Bal Harbour, Bay Harbor Islands, Biscayne Park, Cutler Bay, Doral, El Portal, Florida City, Golden Beach, Hialeah Gardens, Homestead, Indian Creek, Medley, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes, Miami Shores, Miami Springs, North Bay Village, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Opa-Locka, Palmetto […]
Miami Dance Photography – Miami Photographer
Miami Teen Dancing Beauties To say I was excited to create the images for these lovely dancing beauties is an understatement. I am always open to doing themed sessions, especially with the pre-teen and teenage age groups. I say “Let them be themselves.” You want them to look back and cherish the memories. High school seniors, in particular, I always encourage them to include those things that truly define them, be it sports, dance, art, etc. After all, deciding to do a custom photo session is an investment, so go ahead and BE YOU!!! Here is a perfect example. Look at this session of two talented young ladies. They had a vision and we were able to bring it to life. So when two best friends with a passion for dance choose to share a photo session you know it is going to be AWESOME! And that it was. We all had a wonderful time, I know the girls were excited and boy did they BRING IT! “One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca TTFN   ~R This photoshoot was created on the streets of Coconut Grove in […]
Perfect Maternity Photo Session Miami
Perfection, that is how I define this beautiful maternity session. Not just because the photos turned out FABULOUS but because I have these AMAZING clients that have trusted me over the years to photograph their precious memories. It feels like just yesterday I was doing their little guys newborn portraits. He is a big boy now and very handsome I might add. I cannot wait to meet their newest addition. ♥ “A new baby is like the beginning of all things-wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.” ~Eda J. Le Shan TTFN    ~R Perfection Maternity Photography Miami MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER Document the beauty of your pregnancy with maternity photography that you’ll just love! Ritz prefers to shoot Miami maternity photos in your home or at a beautiful outdoor location. There are some real benefits to having your pictures taken by Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography, a professional Miami maternity photographer. It is a time to be cherished forever, and maternity photography makes that possible. Pregnancy is one of the most amazing and important times in a family’s life.  Being pregnant is such a magical experience that should be beautifully documented with maternity photography and cherished for years to come. Ritz’ maternity photography Miami is fresh and modern yet timeless. A professional maternity […]
Family Holiday pictures miami – Family Photographer
Summer is just getting started and so many of my regulars are already planning ahead and booking their holiday sessions. I LOVE IT and I am so looking forward to it. If you are thinking about booking a holiday session do not wait until the last minute or it might be too late. I will be offering full sessions as well as mini sessions for holiday photos. So with that, I share one of my favorite sessions from last holiday season. ♥ “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” – Robert A. Heinlein TTFN   ~R Photography sessions available throughout South Florida; Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and the Florida Keys Boca Raton. Baby Photography Miami Babies go through so many milestones in their first year, and lifestyle baby photography sessions are a perfect way to document those special times. The best ages for your baby photography session is around three months, six months, nine months and 12 months. As a new parent, you are aware of how special it is to have lifelong photographic memories of your baby as they grow up. There is an ample amount of benefits to hiring a baby photographer in Miami to ensure that […]
Miami Baby Lifestyle Session – Miami Beach Florida
This baby photographer right here (ME) is loving
Miami Baby Photo Session – Baby Photographer
Beautiful baby, you are perfect. There are quite a few milestones babies and children must get through in life; each one just as important as the last. One of my favorite milestones to photograph is the half-year mark. I just love the yummy baby fat rolls, the sucking on the toes, the balancing act of trying to sit up, I can go on and on. What’s not to love? “All children are born to grow, to develop, to live, to love, and to articulate their needs and feelings for their self-protection.” ― Alice Miller TTFN  ~R Follow me on Instagram @ritzriveraphotography
Little Havana Miami Lifestyle Photography
I was so happy to meet this beautiful family visiting from Texas. I was even happier when she requested we do her photo shoot in and around Little Havana, Miami. Well, heads were certainly turning, these ladies showed up beautifully glammed up. Little Havana was such a wonderful setting for this session Love it!!! ♥♥♥ Little Havana Miami Lifestyle Photography “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”  ~Coco Chanel RITZ’ PHOTOGRAPHY Miami newborn and family photographer, Ritz specializes in beautiful natural light lifestyle photography of a baby’s first portraits or first step, a glowing expectant mother or a day in the life of a loving family. Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography shoots on location in real homes, with real families capturing the very essence of real life. Ritz’ photographic artistic style allows her to capture and document real-life moments, intimate and raw emotions, and those once in a lifetime milestones LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY Lifestyle photography is real; it’s candid, beautiful and timeless. It tells a story naturally and authentically. Surely something you and your family will treasure for years to come. […]
Baby photography in Miami – Best Baby photographer
Checkout this irst-year baby photography Miami photo session. Look at this little ROCKSTAR! 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 Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography specializes in custom, newborn, maternity, baby, teen, children, high school senior, family, lifestyle photography and portraiture in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. The artist services all of Miami-Dade County:  Aventura, Bal Harbour, Bay Harbor Islands, Biscayne Park, Cutler Bay, Doral, El Portal, Florida City, Golden Beach, Hialeah Gardens, Homestead, Indian Creek, Medley, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes, Miami Shores, Miami Springs, North Bay Village, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Opa-Locka, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, South Miami, Surfside, Sweetwater, Sunny Isles Beach, Virginia Gardens, West Miami and surrounding counties. Artist uses 100% natural light. Locations include Matheson Hammocks Park, South Pointe Park, Wynwood, The Barnicle, Fuch’s Park, Coral Gables Entrance, Streets of Coconut Grove, Design District, Miami Beaches and many more. All sessions are custom rendered to the individual client. Miami Photographer Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography specializes in family photography in entire Miami-Dade and Broward County area. Sessions are also available for commercial, marketing […]
moments like this – beautiful child photography Davie FL
I am so grateful for moments like this. I am easily inspired by the simplest things in life; childhood, a giggle, beauty, beautiful days, the afternoon breeze etc. What inspires me the most is a child’s honesty because they are so pure and so REAL!!!  These two amazing little girls INSPIRED me. What a gift!! I am truly grateful for the trust I am given time and time again to do what I love the most. ♥♥♥ “A child’s attitude toward everything is an artist’s attitude.”  ~ Willa Cather Miami Photographer Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography specializes in family photography in entire Miami-Dade and Broward County area. Sessions are also available for commercial, marketing and promotional services related to children and lifestyle photography. Mami Maternity & Newborn Photographer Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography offers a variety of specialized sessions, packages and plans for expecting families. Maternity photography in Miami, maternity gowns for pictures and Miami family photography. Miami Baby Photographer Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography offers professional services for families with young children. Professional experience and education in working with those special clients make the artists work stand out. Childhood Photographer Miami Lifestyle photography is real; it’s candid, beautiful and timeless. It tells a story naturally and […]
Miami Newborn Photography – Newborn Photographer
I just love these beautiful little angels, of course, I am a little biased
Miami Baby Boy Newborn Photo session
Here is a cute Miami newborn baby boy photography session. This little leaguer is just cheeky cute. Meet this handsome little baby boy and future little leaguer. Without a doubt this session was such a joy for me, watching yet another family grow from a party of three to now a party of four. And I can’t finish this post without mentioning the princess of the house, little rock star that she is, just one of the best helpers ever. ♥   “If I have a monument in this world, it is my son.” – Maya Angelou Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography is a South Florida maternity photographer, newborn photographer, baby photographer, children and teen photographer and Miami’s Family Photographer. Maternity Photographer Miami Document the beauty of your pregnancy with maternity photography that you’ll just LOVE! Ritz prefers to shoot Miami maternity photos in your home or at a beautiful outdoor location. There are some real benefits to having your pictures taken by Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography, a professional Miami maternity photographer. It is a time to be cherished forever, and maternity photography makes that possible. Pregnancy is one of the most amazing and important times in a family’s life.  Being pregnant is such a magical experience that should be beautifully documented with […]
Miami Boho Senior Portraits – South Miami Photographer
Finally taking a few minutes here to post this beautiful boho style senior portrait session. I love love love how this session turned out. This lovely little lady knew exactly what she wanted for her senior portraits and we nailed it. We could not have asked for a more beautiful day, such glorious light to play with. ♥   “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin TTFN   ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography is a South Florida maternity photographer, newborn photographer, baby photographer, children and teen photographer and Miami’s Family Photographer. Maternity Photographer Document the beauty of your pregnancy with maternity photography that you’ll just LOVE! Ritz prefers to shoot Miami maternity photos in your home or at a beautiful outdoor location. There are some real benefits to having your pictures taken by Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography, a professional Miami maternity photographer. It is a time to be cherished forever, and maternity photography makes that possible. Pregnancy is one of the most amazing and important times in a family’s life.  Being pregnant is such a magical experience that should be beautifully documented with maternity photography and cherished for years to come. Ritz’ maternity photography Miami is fresh and modern yet timeless. A professional maternity photographer knows how […]
Miami Newborn Photographer – Baby Photography Miami
Pretty in pink will be what this beautiful family will have in store with not one but two precious princesses. I was excited to hear about her arrival and extremely curious to know if she was going to be bigger then her older sister who weighed a little over ten pounds when she was born. Little Miss L may not have weighed ten pounds but she is perfect in every single way, and quite squeezable I might add. ♥ “Grace was in all her steps. Heaven in her eye. In every gesture, dignity, and love.” – John Milton TTFN   ~R LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY Lifestyle photography is real; it’s candid, beautiful and timeless. It tells a story naturally and authentically. Surely something you and your family will treasure for years to come. Time is always of the essence. Babies and children grow by leaps and bounds overnight it seems, photography captures it all, it stops time in its track. Whether it’s a pregnancy, a newly born baby, a first birthday or the annual family gathering, photographs connect us with the past, present, and future. Pretty In Pink Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography is a South Florida maternity photographer, newborn photographer, baby photographer, children and teen photographer and Miami’s Family Photographer. Maternity Photographer […]
Sunrise Miami Beach Photography
Sunrise Miami Beach photography sessions are the best. 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 me 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 to 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 This family sunrise session was created at South Pointe Park in Miami Beach, Florida
Best Miami Maternity Photographer
Best Miami Maternity Photographer – 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 client’s 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.” MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY MIAMI Ritz’ maternity photography Miami is fresh and modern yet timeless. A professional maternity photographer knows how to capture the beauty and simplicity of an expectant mom. It is a blessing to be able to do a maternity photography session. It is such a lovely way to be able to show your child how much it meant that they were becoming a part of the family. Whatever […]
Miami Family beach photo session
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   Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography is a South Florida maternity photographer, newborn photographer, baby photographer, children and teen photographer and Miami’s Family Photographer.   When seeking a professional child photographer, the person needs to be patient and calm. Something else to look for when choosing your child’s photographer is a gentle touch. There are plenty of Miami photographers, but not every photographer is skilled in working with children. Being a parent herself, as well as a child photographer, Ritz understands the dynamics and behavior of different ages and different personalities.  Ritz’ child photography technique allows her to capture natural laughs and smiles. By looking at Ritz’ child photography portfolio, you will gain a level of understanding of the type of work she is able to deliver. Childhood is a wonderful time to […]
Miami Beach Mini Photo Session
Check out this lovely Miami Beach mini photo session. 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
Miami Lifestyle Newborn Photography
“Light up the darkness”…. just one of my many favorite Bob Marley quotes. This quote came to mind as I prepared the images for this post. I guess it is because of the beautiful light that seeped into this clients home despite the gloomy skies outside. Just as I arrived it started to rain naturally it became dark inside my clients home. So the question was do we reschedule the session or just shoot? I usually reschedule photo shoots if it is a dark gloomy day and I am unable to get enough natural light. So of course I was so happy to learn that mom and dad were totally feeling the dim lighting. I was too was feeling the dim lighting because it is not often that I get to shoot in low light unless it is a personal project. The cherry on top was that this little princess was a wonderful model, no complaints not even when we placed her one of dad’s drums. I LOVE LOVE LOVE how this session turned out! ♥ “Every moment of light and dark is a miracle”  ~Walt Whitman TTFN   ~R
Matheson Hammocks Beach Photo Shoot
Child Photography Miami – Family Photographer Miami FloridaIt’s time for “happy smiley goodness”!!! Yes, my profession is a lot of fun and it makes me very happy to do what I am passionate about. Of course, it has its 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 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  
Miami Family Holiday Photography
First of all, if had to describe this family holiday photography session I would have to say it was certainly on point. They ROCKED their session, from the beginning to the very end. I love including family pets in my photo shoots, after all, they are part of the family, right? I cannot say it enough, but I truly enjoyed meeting so many new families this holiday season. Beautiful happy people make my day, ALL DAY, EVERY DAY! And talking about beauty, check out this handsome fellow, he needs to be in magazines. Honestly, mom and dad best prepare because the girls are going to be mad crushing. But I am sure they know that already. ♥ “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh ABOUT THE ARTIST Miami newborn and family photographer, Ritz specializes in beautiful natural light lifestyle photography of a baby’s first portraits or first step, a glowing expectant mother or a day in the life of a loving family. Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography shoots on location in real homes, with real families capturing the very […]
Stylish Miami Family Photo Session
Chic Holiday!!! Who doesn’t love a Chic Holiday?? I surely do. I had so many great holiday sessions but simply did not have enough time to post over the holidays. It was a crazy busy time for me. This session is just awesome, of course I MUST post it. This little princess is growing so fast. She was just a newborn the other day. I know, I know times flies when you are having fun. Check out her newborn photo shoot HERE. She is just darling. We certainly had fun during this session. In fact, we did two mini sessions on two different days. Talk about mixing it up. It was totally worth it, these kiddos knocked it out of the park, pardon the pun, ha-ha. Let’s see if you can spot the two little posers. Those two cuties were not going to be left out of this photo shoot; they are professionals at getting their photos done, I LOVE IT!!! ♥  “Fashions fade, style is eternal.” ~Yves Saint Laurent TTFN   ~R
MIAMI NEWBORN BABY GIRL
MIAMI NEWBORN BABY GIRL Hello, beautiful newborn baby girl!!! I am so excited to announce that we have a new little family member! Say hello to my beautiful little niece. YES, I am a great-aunt once again. My goodness, I have lost count of how many women are in my family. Girls absolutely rule in my family. Family gatherings are a blast but I feel for the boys/men in attendance; they are certainly outnumbered. Ha-ha!!! It is such a joy for me to document these precious moments for my family. It truly is a blessing. I posted images of my niece’s maternity session a few months back, she looked fabulous. You can see her maternity pictures HERE. Little Miss Araya Rose was a perfect little model for me and of course, her big sister Miss Samantha was on point too. I can take pictures of these beauty’s all day long. ♥ When to schedule your baby’s newborn photo session It is best to schedule your newborn photos when your baby is between 5-10 days old. There are a couple of reasons behind scheduling your photo session at this time with the first being that babies are easiest to work within the […]
Christmas Family Photography Miami
Off the grid? Yep, that is exactly what it felt like during the last few months. And I am NOT complaining one bit. It was such a pleasure to see some of my regular clients and of course meeting new babies, children and families. Finally back to a regular schedule, it’s only taken me a little over a week into the new year and I am ready. I have so many beautiful images to share:  holiday shoots, new babies, big babies and even an engagement session. How about a happy, cheerful pajama holiday shoot? YES!  Such a beautiful family, inside and out. G, you inspire me everyday with the way you share your passion and love for your family and friends, not to mention your insightful wisdom and beautiful smile. You are truly blessed my friend. ♥ “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ~Marcel Proust TTFN    ~R Miami Family Photographer Miami’s family photographer, Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography aims to capture natural and timeless portraits for families that will be cherished for a lifetime. Family photography sessions are one of her favorite types of photography sessions. Her goal is to offer […]
Miami natural light maternity session
Just smitten is how I felt after this maternity photo session. I am gushing over this session, smitten I tell you. Isn’t she just lovely? Talk about a motherly GLOW. We have some more work ahead and I cannot wait to photograph her some more. I love photographing pretty much anything but there is just something so beautiful when photographing an expecting mom. I regret not having my own pregnancies documented this way. Ladies if you are on the fence about capturing this beautiful moment, I promise you will not regret it. ♥♥♥ Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography is a South Florida maternity photographer, newborn photographer, baby photographer, children, and teen photographer, and Miami’s Family Photographer. Maternity Photographer Want to be just smitten with your maternity photos? Book your session today CLICK HERE Document the beauty of your pregnancy with maternity photography that you’ll just LOVE! Ritz prefers to shoot Miami maternity photos in your home or at a beautiful outdoor location. There are some real benefits to having your pictures taken by Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography, a professional Miami maternity photographer. It is a time to be cherished forever, and maternity photography makes that possible. Pregnancy is one of the most amazing and important […]
Baby Photography Miami & Fort Lauderdale
Happy Friday everyone! I just have to share a very lovely lovely LOVELY little princess I had the awesome pleasure of photographing. I have so many favorites images from this session so get ready for picture overload. I love when my babies are just the perfect little subjects and of course when mom and dad are too. ♥♥♥ { Posting images slightly larger going forward, new blog coming soon so making adjustments as I go along.} TTFN   ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography is a South Florida maternity photographer, newborn photographer, baby photographer, children and teen photographer and Miami’s Family Photographer. Affordable Maternity Photographer Document the beauty of your pregnancy with maternity photography that you’ll just LOVE! Ritz prefers to shoot Miami maternity photos in your home or at a beautiful outdoor location. There are some real benefits to having your pictures taken by Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography, a professional Miami maternity photographer. It is a time to be cherished forever, and maternity photography makes that possible. Pregnancy is one of the most amazing and important times in a family’s life.  Being pregnant is such a magical experience that should be beautifully documented with maternity photography and cherished for years to come. Ritz’ maternity photography Miami is fresh and modern yet timeless. A […]
baby blues – baby photography, coconut grove, florida
Yes another summer has come and gone. Well maybe not exactly for us here in beautiful sunny South Florida. I cannot help it, the New Yorker in me always associates the end of summer once Labor Day weekend arrives. I do really love a more regular routine. My growing babies are back in school and holiday sessions are already filling up my work calendar. How is that for a regular schedule?  So forget those summer blues, how about some baby blues? I have been dying to showoff this handsome little guy that I had the pleasure of photographing on the morning of his baptism along with his ever so lovely big sister and their beautiful family. It was a perfect day for a photo shoot and of course a perfect day for this little ones baptism. How could I not be in love with what I do? I love my job!!  ♥ ♥ ♥ TTFN    ~R   Miami Family Photographer Miami’s family photographer, Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography aims to capture natural and timeless portraits for families that will be cherished for a lifetime. Family photography sessions are one of her favorite types of photography sessions. Her goal is to offer a relaxed and fun experience to […]
a little boy – Newborn Photography, South Miami, Florida
A little boy, that’s what today’s post is all about. Can you hear my ♥ pitter-patter? I love my lifestyle newborn sessions, yeah it’s all about the newly born bundle of joy. But there is something to be said about being able to capture the unconditional love, tender moments and the excitement a family feels. This is baby number three for this beautiful family. I feel honored to have worked with them since their first princess was born. Oh and how lucky is this little guy; he has two very AWESOME sisters to love him to pieces. I recently shared mom’s maternity session which we shot in Coral Gables and Coconut Grove, one of my FAVORITE sessions ever. You can see  her beautiful maternity session  –> HERE. ♥♥♥ TTFN     ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography is a South Florida maternity photographer, newborn photographer, baby photographer, children and teen photographer and Miami’s Family Photographer. Maternity Photographer Document the beauty of your pregnancy with maternity photography that you’ll just LOVE! Ritz prefers to shoot Miami maternity photos in your home or at a beautiful outdoor location. There are some real benefits to having your pictures taken by Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography, a professional Miami maternity photographer. It is a time to be cherished forever, and maternity […]
sweet fifteen – quinceanera photography, miami, florida
So excited to share this sweet fifteen photo session of this very lovely and beautiful young lady. Last time I saw her she was still in the single digits. Times-a-moving-FAST all the time, sheesh. We were lucky to have a beautiful day to work with, thank goodness because I know just how quickly Miami weather can turn on us. So a beautiful girl, great weather and the cutest little brother ever whom I was thrilled he was going to join his sister for some pictures, love love love!!! TTFN    ~R SWEET FIFTEEN – QUINCEANERA PHOTOGRAPHY Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography is a South Florida maternity photographer, newborn photographer, baby photographer, children and teen photographer and Miami’s Family Photographer. Maternity Photographer Document the beauty of your pregnancy with maternity photography that you’ll just LOVE! Ritz prefers to shoot Miami maternity photos in your home or at a beautiful outdoor location. There are some real benefits to having your pictures taken by Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography, a professional Miami maternity photographer. It is a time to be cherished forever, and maternity photography makes that possible. Pregnancy is one of the most amazing and important times in a family’s life.  Being pregnant is such a magical experience that should be beautifully documented with maternity photography and […]
Child’s Play – lifestyle photography, Miami, Florida
Childs play – Working once again with these three beauties to create an AWESOME lifestyle photo shoot was child’s play for me. I love this stuff. Babies and children are the just the most natural subjects to work with. Yes, I have an infinite amount of patience, for all ages of course. But what really tugs at my heartstrings is a child’s authentic demeanor, there is no faking that folks. This session is a perfect example of why I love what I do, it’s childhood lifestyle art that makes your heart smile. I love it! ♥♥♥ “Sometimes,’ said Pooh, ‘the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” ~A.A. Milne TTFN   ~R   Award-winning lifestyle photographer, Ritz specializes in natural light maternity photography, newborn photography, children photography, teen photography and family photography. Providing relaxed custom photography sessions in the comfort of your own home or other location. Ritz’ photography can be described as simply natural. Providing relaxed custom photography sessions in the comfort of your own home or other location. Ritz’ photography can be described as simply natural. Known for her infinite patience with children of all ages and her casual approach, Ritz is able to capture her subjects true spirit. It is this approach which allows Ritz to […]
the neatest thing – maternity & newborn photography, south Florida
It is just the neatest thing  when your client calls to book her holiday session and says she needs a holiday card to make a special announcement. In other words, such a wonderful surprise. So of course I am going to show off both sessions because their beautiful little Princess has finally arrived. Oh and what a wonderful model she was for me. And the cutest thing was watching how mom and dad’s little fur babies took it all in, such sweet little pugs. ♥♥♥ – “Like stardust glistening on fairies’ wings…little girls’ dreams are of magical things” ~Sherry Larson TTFN  ~R   Miami Newborn Photographer Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography captures delicate portraits of your newborn baby, in the comfort of your own home. The best time to schedule your baby’s newborn photography session is within the first ten days of baby’s birth. Newborn photography requires creativity and skillful training. A Miami newborn photographer, Ritz has the necessary patience required in capturing your baby’s most precious portraits. There are benefits in hiring a newborn photographer. For starters, a major benefit of hiring a photographer is the photographer can travel to your home to photograph your new baby in a safe and stress-free environment. Other benefits include […]
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
professional child photographer – Children Photography in Miami
So this post is a little late for “Sibling Day” but I wanted to show off these three little cuties. As a professional child photographer and a mother of three children, 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” ? ♥♥♥ Session was shot on location at Matheson Hammocks in Coral Gables, Florida. TTFN   ~R   CHOOSING A PROFESSIONAL MIAMI PHOTOGRAPHER When you’re looking to have photos taken of your child, you should consider hiring a professional child photography such as Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography. Ritz is known for infinite patience and has experience working with children of all ages. You want to capture special memories with your children, and it is usually the case where the parents spend their time running around to take pictures as opposed to being in the pictures. Why not let a Miami professional child photographer take care of this for you? When seeking a professional child photographer, the person needs to be patient and calm. Something else […]
life is beautiful – Maternity Photography, Miami, Florida
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL – MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY, MIAMI, FLORIDA Life is beautiful! There’s nothing like having a moment where you witness pure love. The first thought that comes mind is I love photography, there’s no denying that. But what makes my love for photography even greater are the people I meet. I take my work very seriously. I do feel honored to meet so many wonderful people that welcome me into their space, it’s a beautiful experience. This session is a great example of why I do what I do! This awesome couple was ready for their session and they brought their hearts (and their gorgeous puppy). What’s not to love about that? ♥♥♥ “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” ~Gibran Khalil MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER Document the beauty of your pregnancy with maternity photography that you’ll just LOVE! Ritz prefers to shoot Miami maternity photos in your home or at a beautiful outdoor location. There are some real benefits to having your pictures taken by Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography, a professional Miami maternity photographer. It is a time to be cherished forever, and maternity photography makes that possible. Pregnancy is one of the most amazing and important times for […]
smile baby – Newborn Photography, Miami, Florida
This family certainly has something to smile about, a house full of little girls, THREE to be exact!!! Little Miss “Z” is just as beautiful as her older sisters, whom in my mind were also just born YESTERDAY! Time escapes me so quickly. I think I spent the entire session with a smile on my face or in a constant giggle because big sister could not get enough of her baby sister. I can hear her little voice in my head saying “Ohhh, she is sooo cute!”.  Such a girl thing, adorable. ♥♥♥ TTFN     ~R RITZ RIVERA CHILDHOOD PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATED IN MIAMI IS A PHOTOGRAPHER SPECIALIZING IN MATERNITY & NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY INCLUDING BABY, FAMILY, CHILDREN AND LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY Miami, Florida | Maternity, Newborn, Baby & Family Photographer | Contact | Phone 305-321-5465 © Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography   Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography is a South Florida maternity photographer, newborn photographer, baby photographer, children and teen photographer and Miami’s Family Photographer. Maternity Photographer Document the beauty of your pregnancy with maternity photography that you’ll just LOVE! Ritz prefers to shoot Miami maternity photos in your home or at a beautiful outdoor location. There are some real benefits to having your pictures taken by Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography, a professional Miami maternity photographer. It is a […]
twinkle twinkle – Child Photography, Coral Gables, Florida
Have you ever met someone that simply takes your breath 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 Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography is a South Florida maternity photographer, newborn photographer, baby photographer, children and teen photographer and Miami’s Family Photographer. Maternity Photographer Document the beauty of your pregnancy with maternity photography that you’ll just LOVE! Ritz prefers to shoot Miami maternity photos in your home or at a beautiful outdoor location. There are some real benefits to having your pictures taken by Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography, a professional Miami maternity photographer. It is a time to be cherished forever, and maternity photography makes that possible. Pregnancy is one of the most amazing and important times in a family’s life.  Being pregnant is such a magical experience that should be beautifully documented with maternity photography and cherished for years to come. Ritz’ maternity photography Miami is fresh and modern yet timeless. A professional maternity photographer knows how to capture the beauty and simplicity […]
Newborn Photography Miami Photographer
It’s all about LOVE – Newborn Photography Miami Photographer Happy Monday everyone!!! It’s February, and you know it’s all about LOVE (and chocolate, it’s about chocolate too). So how about something as sweet as can be, even sweeter than chocolate, yes this little princess is WAY sweeter than chocolate. She was a truly natural and rocked her newborn photography shoot. I have to mention big brother, my little newborn model, what a little dreamboat. Check out big brothers newborn pictures HERE. I ♥ him!!! I was very excited to see this beautiful family again. And again a wonderful pleasure to work with. ♥♥♥ “With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love…”  ~Ephesians 4:2 TTFN   ~R Newborn Photography Miami Photographer Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography captures delicate portraits of your newborn baby, in the comforhttps://ritzrivera.com/newborn-photographer-miami-florida/t of your own home. The best time to schedule your baby’s newborn photography session is within the first ten days of baby’s birth. Newborn photography requires creativity and skillful training. A Miami newborn photographer, Ritz has the necessary patience required in capturing your baby’s most precious portraits. There are benefits in hiring a newborn photographer. For starters, a major benefit of hiring a photographer is the photographer can travel to your […]
Triplet Newborn Photography Miami – Coral Gables
Triplet Newborn Photography Miami Happy Monday Miami; time for a triplet newborn photography share!!! I love babies, it’s obvious, right? I do, I love photographing them, holding them all of IT!! So, of course, the more the merrier but I will say the thought of photographing my first set of TRIPLETS made me a little nervous. I wasn’t sure what to expect. Well, these three beautiful boys made it effortless. I was OVER THE MOON, they are all gorgeous, including their big brother whom I haven’t seen since his own newborn photo shoot. You know mom and dad have their hands full with a house full of boys. A true blessing. ♥♥♥   TTFN   ~R   NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER MIAMI Triplet Newborn Photography Miami It is best to schedule your newborn photos between 5-10 days. There are a couple reasons behind scheduling your photo session at this time with the first being that babies are easiest to work with within the first 2 weeks of being born. It is during this period, babies are sleeping the majority of the day which makes it very easy to get them into poses. In addition, because the baby hasn’t been out of the womb […]
beautiful beach maternity – Key Biscayne, florida
Beautiful Beach Maternity Beautiful beach maternity sessions are my absolute FAVORITE! 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 This beautiful maternity beach session was captured on a beach located in Key Biscayne, Florida.   ABOUT RITZ RIVERA CHILDHOOD PHOTOGRAPHY Award-winning lifestyle photographer, Ritz specializes in natural light maternity photography, newborn photography, children photography, teen photography and family photography. Providing relaxed custom photography sessions in the comfort of your own home or other location. Ritz’ photography can be described as simply natural. Known for her infinite patience with children of all ages and her casual approach, Ritz is […]
pitter-patter – lifestyle newborn photography in Miami Florida
I was so happy to hear that one of my little models is now a big brother to a beautiful baby girl. He has grown into such a llittle rock star, love it!!! Well I had the honor of photographing their newest addition and I must say she was a little gem for me. A true pleasure working with this super cool family again. ♥♥♥ TTFN    ~R
communion à la mode – communion portraits, south Florida
I love all my clients!!! I have so many repeat clients, I am blessed, I truly am. So when this little beauty’s mom calls me again to tell me her youngest is doing her communion and she has a VISION of what she wants to do for her daughters pictures, I am all ears!!! Big props (pun intended, haha) to mom for arranging this awesome setup in her beautiful home. ♥♥♥ My communion sessions ALWAYS include family portraits because there is always time for more pictures. TTFN   ~R
Sweet Nina – timeless communion photography, south Florida
It’s that time of year again and I am enjoying it plenty. I love doing Communion sessions, the children always look so beautiful in their formal outfits. And Miss Sweet Nina here is just the perfect example. It was so hard to choose which sessions to post first so I will be sure to post more in a few days. TTFN    ~R
oh girls…newborn and family portraits, south Florida 
I was so thrilled to learn that one of my favorite clients were expecting their third baby, another girl. And a pretty little girl she is, and so good during her photo session. Of course, the session got even better once her big sisters got home, such sweet girls and so funny. Congrats to this awesome family, you are all truly blessed. ♥♥♥ TTFN    ~R
{ family love } – south Miami Newborn portraits
Finally have a chance to share this sweet newborn session, what made it even sweeter was this little guys big sister, did I say “sweet” already? I felt right at home, just a warm and welcoming family, can’t beat that. ♥♥♥ TTFN   ~R
precious goodness – family lifestyle photography in coral gables, Florida 
So what do you do when you show up for a photoshoot to not only a fabulous location BUT there waiting are two adorable little girls???? WELL….you aim and click to your hearts content. This shoot started out as a holiday session but surely didn’t end that way. I love when my clients are ready with a additional outfits. I think you can tell from these images that we had a great time shooting this session. ♥♥♥ TTFN   ~R
how did this happen? – childhood photography in pinecrest, Florida 
I kid you not sometimes I think my young little clients grow by leaps and bounds overnight. I had just done little brother’s baby pictures the other day and come holiday season he is walking and running around. And big brother, I still see him as that little infant I met just yesterday.  Time escapes us….make sure to stop and enjoy every moment. ♥♥♥ TTFN  ~R CHILDREN AND FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY When you hire a Miami family photographer like Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography you’re getting personalized attention from Ritz, a photographer who will take the time to get to know your family and take pictures of your family in the most fun and comfortable way. Ritz’s experience as a natural light photographer allows her to choose the best settings and photographic angles that will capture the essence of a family. Whether you hire a  photographer in Miami once or twice a year or every 2-4 years, you’ll have precious family photos to be cherished forever.
ready set GO!!! – stylish holiday portraits in Miami, Florida 
Happy New Year!! 2013 is already starting out to be nothing less than fabulous and I am finally getting back to my regular schedule/routine. The holidays can be stressful but have some down time to be with family and friends certainly makes up for it. I had so many wonderful holiday photo sessions, a very busy season for me indeed. Here is a wonderful session that I wanted to share first, I loved this session and these awesome kids were a true joy to work with once again. ♥♥♥ TTFN   ~R
time for some pretty pictures – best maternity photographer, Miami, Florida 
I was completely overjoyed seeing this wonderful family again and what a delight to learn they are expecting another little girl. Well this mommy-to-be certainly made my task so easy, she just looks AMAZING and we got so many beautiful shots!!! TTFN   ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens | Family
little miss “j” – photography of baby girl in coral gables, florida
So as promised here is itty bitty miss “J”. My last post was all about mom & dad’s maternity shoot so it’s time to showoff their little princess. Just another day at work photographing another awesome little newborn, HOW LUCKY AM I? ♥♥♥ TTFN   ~R
beautifully expecting
I just finished editing an awesome newborn photo session and can’t wait to share it here, however I have to show off mom (and dad’s) awesome maternity session first. This session is another one of my favorites, I know I have lots of favorite sessions but that’s what happens when you are passionate about your work. ♥♥♥ Congratulations to mom and Dad on their little princess’ arrival, she is as cute as a button. My next post will be all about little miss “j”.  ♥♥♥ TTFN   ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens | Family
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
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
blissful
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
summertime
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
lovely
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
introducing
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
Happy New Year!
Back from a much needed break and looking forward to what 2010 has to offer, so far a great start. I know I have quite a few calls and emails to return, you will be hearing from me soon. I have so many sessions from the end of the year I have to share so I thought I would start with this little beauty. Such a charming little gal and a busy little bee (had to say it mom, I could not resist, hehe). Luv it! TTFN   ~R
pretty little things
Here are two of my favorite little girls. Spending time with them is always fun and quite entertaining, but doing a photo session with them is entertainment to the 10th power, hehe. They each have their own little personality, and each one is sheer “perfection” and so very smart. TTFN   ~R
simple blessings
I have been meaning to share this session for some time, better late than never of course. I have been fortunate enough to see this family blossom into a family of  five, a true joy!!! It goes without saying, these three babies are truly blessed to have such wonderful parents. I will be back soon to share some more sessions…  TTFN   ~R  
another share
Another lovely (repeat) maternity, always a pleasure seeing everyone again. And even better to know they call upon me to capture them during this very special time. And it was such a joy to see this lil guy, last time I saw him he was just a little newborn, he is as cute now as he was back then….♥ TTFN   -R
lil bundle
I just love to swaddle the lil babies, so simple and so very natural. It seems there are lots of newborns as of late and of course I enjoy every little bit of it. This beautiful angel was divine to work with as was mom and dad. I love walking into a home that offers so much natural light, in fact I can’t walk into a home whether on a session or a friendly visit without observing the available light, it’s a photographer thing I suppose. 🙂 I love to photograph sleeping babies, but there is something to be said about bright eyed bushy tailed babies too…oh so yummy and CUTE and this little doll was sheer perfection! ♥ TTFN   ~R
lil sweet
I am enjoying all these new babies, they certainly make my job so much fun. Of course, when there is a sibling it is so much more fun and even sweeter. Big brother was sooo sweet with his new lil sister, a true joy! :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Throughout the week I will be posting and reminding you all of a great event coming up this Saturday, August 15th. Check it out!!! http://www.buildingafuture.org/ TTFN     -R
yummy yummy
Yes, I am still here and keeping very busy, sadly my blog is left to suffer all alone. So what better way to update my blog than with a cutie pie of a little boy that reminded me that my job is a dream job. Always fun and always the unexpected, me love me some toddlers, especially when they make my job very easy. Actually I think toddlers and babies for that matter are just great to photograph, they just do what they do best, which allows me to do what I do best , take pictures… {sign} isn’t he just adorable…..   TTFN   -R
love love love
I am so lucky to work with such wonderful people, this lovely couple is a great example. I am working hard to get the final images ready, any day now. I had a difficult time choosing which images to share here, I have so many favs. And because I had to show off this little cute pup again…she was just a doll. ♥ TTFN   -R
in waiting
Another beautiful expectant mom, waiting for a precious baby. I have been enjoying all of these recent maternity sessions. And of course, this means lots of teeny babies coming up real soon, this makes me happy! TTFN   -R
sitting pretty
I was so happy to finally meet this little angel; her session was delayed a few weeks to give her time to sit all on her own, it was certainly worth it. She was just sooooo sweet and a pleasure to work with, not to mention ADORABLE!!!   Of course, you know I just love crib shots. ♥ TTFN   -R
great start
We are quickly approaching the end of January and I have been nothing but playing catch-up, I thought for sure 2009 would be a quiet start, boy was I ever wrong! Of course, I have a very long list of things to do, sadly my website and blog have suffered because clients come first. I meant to update my website with some fresh new pictures over the holidays, but time flew by quickly. Hopefully in the next few weeks, I can get to it. In the meantime, here is a gorgeous maternity session.   Lots more pictures coming soon! TTFN   -R