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The big question…

Inquiring minds want to know, is my name really Ritz?  Well, no it’s not. My real name is Maritza, but having heard my real name pronounced a million different ways, I decided it was time for a nickname. So what kind of nickname can I have with a name like Maritza? Mari, Mary, Rita, Mar, nope, those didn’t suit me one bit. As I looked at my name closely, I could not help but notice those four little letters that stood out…maRITZa, aha, that was it!! It took a little while before my friends got used to the idea, but till this day, most know me by Ritz.

So who calls me Ritz? Mainly friends, family not so much LOL. I usually refer to myself as both, depends on the day :).

So there you have it, for those who have asked. Take your pick, call me Maritza or Ritz, I’ll respond either way.


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


  1. Hubby -E.
    October 16, 2007

    I have never commented on your blog before. But I felt that this is the perfect opportunity. As your best friend and your best critic but I still can’t call you “Ritz” and can’t get used to other’s calling you “Ritz”. It’s Maritza for me. LOL

    But i do want to say that you’re doing a great job and i am proud of being your Hubby. Keep up the good work.

    TTFN -E

  2. Karen A.
    October 17, 2007

    Your Ritzy Ritz to me !!!

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