Ritz Rivera Childhood Photography

Honorable Mention

In the midst of all this craziness with my busy holiday schedule, a few weeks ago I received the news that one of my images will be published in this months issue of Professional Photographer magazine as a result of a cover contest I entered earlier in the year. While I did not make the cover, I did however receive one of the 18 Honorable Mentions.

I am not only “honored” to have been selected amongst the 50,000 entries, I am delighted that the image which was chosen out of my five submissions is none other than my very favorite portrait of my daughters. The girls are excited that they will be in a “magazine” and are already talking about taking it to school for show & tell, too funny.

Some of my personal friends and family know this image all too well, it is one of the first things you see when you enter my home; last year I ordered it as a 30×40 canvas…it makes me smile.

I am looking out for the mail-lady for my copy of this months issue. To read the article regarding the cover contest click on the following link: http://www.ppmag.com/current_issue/pdfs/0811/0811_covercontest_web.pdf .


Serving South Florida since 2006, Award Winning Lifestyle Photographer, Ritz Blanco specializes in natural light photography for maternity, newborn, children, teens and family.


  1. corey civetta
    November 06, 2008

    Congratulations! It’s a very stunning image – very well deserved. :]

  2. Kimberly Hill
    November 06, 2008

    Congratulations, Ritz!! I’m so excited for you. What a treat to have them select an image of your own daughters as well – icing on the cake.

  3. luly
    November 06, 2008

    OMG!!!! Awesome!!!!!! But…..we already know that you are the best of the best of the best…
    Go Maritza…….we love you…….. 🙂

  4. Chantelle
    November 07, 2008

    yay for you!!!! congratulations! that is so wonderful, it is such an amazing image though, I am not at all surprised.

  5. Anna-Karin
    November 07, 2008

    What an honor and yes indeed well deserved!

  6. marie
    November 07, 2008

    congrats lady!!

  7. Lizney
    November 07, 2008

    Congrats! Beautiful image of your girls.

  8. Daniela
    November 12, 2008

    That image is gorgeous! I love that one of your daughters has torn up jeans on with the tutu….love that.


  9. Maciel
    December 08, 2008

    We are very happy and proud of you!!!

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