Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography

lovely lovely family of five

Growing families are always great, the more the better I always say. And what’s better than working with a family you’ve already worked with and knowing how GREAT they are!!!  Well little “J” here is very much an important part of their puzzle, he completes them to a ‘t”…. TTFN   -R

totally sweet and oh so cute!!!

It usually takes but just a little while for the little ones to warm up to me, well needlesstosay this little angel was not just friendly and all smiles but she was cute to boot!!!! I can just sit back and watch babies and toddlers all day long…I am sure you can see why… ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: My friendly reminder of how you can help a great cause…The children of Honduras need our help, spend a fun day in the park Saturday, August 15th from 10am to 6pm….This is close to  my heart as my childrens grandparents are from Honduras…If you can’ t make it please do share with friends and family that may be interested. ♥  http://www.buildingafuture.org/   TTFN    -R  

oh this girl rocks!!!

I have so many favs but this little girl makes my heart go pitter-patter, as does her family!!! From neighbor, to client to very dear friends, they are very special to me!!! So of course her photo sessions are always such a pleasure and bring me so much joy as  I have seen them grow in such a short time… Mom already knows this next one is a favorite of mine…. ♥ ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Reminding you all to help a great cause, the children of Honduras needs our help!!! Saturday, August 15th  from 10am to [email protected] Kennedy park in Coconut Grove….. http://www.buildingafuture.org/ 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

up and running

It seems like forever since I have shared anything on this here “blog-o-mine”. Well lots have happened since my last share, family vacations and a crazy last minute minor surgery…all is good and I am happy to be back to a regular schedule. Of course seems like rumor spread that I am back and my schedule is quickly filling up, already booking into October, excited!!! I have so many sessions to share and will be doing so in the next couple of days. For starters, here is a sweet 15’s I did while on vacation in Puerto Rico, oh I had so much fun with this one and it is very near and dear to my heart ♥… I know a few of you have seen these on facebook already, but I thought it was time to share them here too. 🙂 TTFN  -R

darling lil boy

After my recent maternity post I had to come back and share this little guy who happens to be “the nephew” of my client in the last post. Of course, this litle guys mom was also in front of my camera a couple of months ago, beautiful family. Truly blessed…  TTFN   -R

sister’s delight

Another wonderful mom & dad to be…I was delighted to learn that she was the sister of another client that I also did some maternity work with. Two beautiful woman, and this session was just as fun as the first. Even cooler, right after this session, I went on to do the nephews newborn pics…Thanks for the great laughs, you guys rock!!! 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

who said boys were tough?

I was told I had my work cut out as I waited to meet this handsome little guy, well I am always up for a challenge. Hmmm, something tells me he is a charmer because all he kept giving me is the sweetest smiles and perfect shots…I truly had a wonderful time shooting this session….worth every minute.   I have so many favs from this session, but this next one is a big big favorite, I am sure this little guy’s family will know exactly why. TTFN   -R

cheeky sweet

It waswonderful seeing just how much this little princess has grown, this is her 4th session with me, well during her first session she was in mommy’s belly. I was excited to see just how much she has grown. She gave me a good workout, but it was well worth it. It has been a very trying time for me as of late as I have been fighting the bug that has been going around. Lots of appointments have been shuffled, thanks to all that have been patient with me. The sniffles are almost gone and I should be back to my regular schedule real soon. TTFN   -R


I am almost done proofing this session, but I just had to give mom and dad a little sneak preview. I am working very hard to get caught up, but this just doesn’t seem like “work” to me; I mean look at this doll, okay, I really just enjoy baby images, lol. I always leave it up to mom and dad on whether they want to wait for the baby’s bellybutton to fall off before the session, as for me, I say “leave the bellybutton”. I just love what the bellybutton adds to the images, what better way to show off a “newly” born baby. This is one elated new mom, I love being able to witness the love between new moms and their babies. TTFN  -R

baby baby

As promised I am back to share a recent session, and what better than a newborn session. Believe it or not this little princess barely slept, however, she was very quiet and did not make a sound; she was very alert and aware of her surroundings. The cutest little thing. {sigh} she is just too yummy!!!   TTFN   -R

just an update

I have quite a bit of catching up to do. The last two weeks have been a complete fog as I have had some small health issues, one being a case of the Shingles. I wanted to play it safe so I postponed appointments for the last two weeks. I am feeling and doing much better and I am now in the clear and ready to get caught up. I have several phone calls to return, I promise I will get to all of you. Emails have been much easier to reply to, so those are all caught up. On a side note, I am still being told that several emails are not getting through to me, if you have sent me an email and have not heard back from me please email me again. Hopefully soon I can get to the bottom of what is going on with my email. I will be back soon to post some more recent work…♥ 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

any moment

Yep, I am still amazed at how wonderful this expectant mom looked and she was not very far from her due date. It was just another beautiful day on Brickell Key, add an awesome couple to the mix and you end up with one great photo session. TTFN   -R

yummy yummy

Just another dreamy little boy. I can’t get enough of these babies, my youngest is about to turn four so I am certainly missing having a small baby around. Good thing my job allows me to enjoy them often enough. 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


I often come across a baby that reminds me of one of my children, but this little guy surely reminded me of my son when he was born, the hair just did it for me. Oh and he was just so darn cute and yummy. I can’t get over his full head of hair and his adorable lips. I have to go back and dig up some images of my little guy, I have yet to share some of his newborn pics, add that to the list of things to do. LOL   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 mean time, here is a gorgeous maternity session.   Lots more pictures comng soon! TTFN   -R