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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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

{ 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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