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

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

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