Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography

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

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

favorite place

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


I have to share one of my favorite families, ALWAYS a blast seeing them all. It simply does not feel like work when I am doing their pics. This day was so much fun, location was great thanks to mom’s colorful and brite idea, wink wink. 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

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

Summertime fun

So summer is coming to an end, well summer vacation that is because we all know it pretty much feels like summer almost all year long down hear in sunny South Florida. It has been a few busy months for us here keeping the kiddos busy all the while still doing what I love, photography! So it’s time to get back to blogging and sharing some of my recent work. So how about I start with two very sweet girls. I have had the pleasure of working with big sister for some time now, I certainly look forward working with the newest addition. TTFN    ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens | Family

OH baby!!!!

Loving all these newborns and what could be better than baby #2 from a very lovely family. Of course big sister is such a blast, to think I photographed her since she was in her mommy’s belly and quite  a few times after that, what a great helper and what great laughs. Well little sister was just as good and sweet as can be, and I am curious to see if she will be a beautiful goldilocks as big sister. TTFN   ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Babies | Children | Teens | Family

a day of mini sessions

Here is something new and different for me, “mini sessions”. I was delighted to meet so many cute kids all in one day. Thanks to Rebecca and Cecilia, owners of the Children’s Exchange located in South Miami, I was asked to conduct a day of mini sessions, lots of fun and lots of pictures too.  If you are expecting a baby or are looking for some very posh items for your children then you must visit this store and while there you can catch a glimpse of my photography artwork displayed throughout the store. Here are just a few cute images from our day of mini sessions… TTFN    ~R Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography | Maternity | Baby | Children | Teens

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 […]


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


I hope all of you wonderful mom’s out there had a spectacular Mother’s day!!! It has been quite crazy around here and I am doing my best to stay up to date with my blog, not an easy task, hehe. Here is another fun session with some very cute kiddos. I just looked at my very long list of sessions that I have to share on my blog, I better get to work. 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

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

beach fun

I am anxiously waitng for the hot beach weather to arrive, my kids and I just adore lounging at the beach. So of course when I get the opportunity to do a session on the beach I am overjoyed. And when shooting such pretty little things like these cuties it makes for a very beautiful and fun session. TTFN   ~R