Posts by: Gilmar

Day 13. Flower girls

Day 13. Flower girls

I challenged my inner Martha Stewart today and I made flower crowns for my little baby and I. I don’t know if I’m more amazed about my crafty skills or the way I managed to spread a flower mess all over the house. Well, something else to clean, I’ll add it to the procrastinating list….

read more →
Day 12. Monday’s Blur

Day 12. Monday’s Blur

This picture pretty much reflects how I feel on Mondays. I takes a few cups of coffee to get rid of the blur and get back on schedule. For this picture I used the same set up I used yesterday, just one strobe with a beauty dish but this time I just used the modeling…

read more →
Day 11. Keep it simple (it’s sunday anyways)

Day 11. Keep it simple (it’s sunday anyways)

I had huge plans for today’s picture, but I decided to scratch off today’s big plans and keep it simple and spend more time with the kiddos. The image I wanted to create was a composite. I started to work on the background last night when I realized it was gonna take a long long…

read more →
Day 10. Gold

Day 10. Gold

You may ask yourself how I manage to do this Self Portrait Project, take care of my 4 months old baby, my 8 years old boy, my house and all that comes with it. First let me tell you it’s not easy. Domestic work has always been my worst enemy. Being a stay home mom…

read more →
Day 9. Jellyfish

Day 9. Jellyfish

This has been the most complicated image I’ve done so far. It looks pretty simple but it was hard to do. I took several pictures of Jellyfish a couple of months ago in the Atlanta Aquarium thinking on doing a composite like this. Now the tricky part was getting the water texture and depth right….

read more →
Day 8. Everyday Dodge&Burn.

Day 8. Everyday Dodge&Burn.

I have always loved make up.  My friends from middle school remember me as the girl that was always in trouble because her face was full of makeup and her skirt was way too short (I went to Catholic school, oh did I hate that uniform). So with the whole Pinterest trend about contouring and…

read more →
Day 7. Your momma called…

Day 7. Your momma called…

I knew this was gonna be a challenge when I decided to jump in to the craziness of doing this Self Portrait Project. Today has been hectic between being a mom, a girlfriend and a selftographer (lol). I took my picture this morning as I was getting ready, then I had lunch with my baby…

read more →
Day 6. Resolutions. Exercise more!

Day 6. Resolutions. Exercise more!

How could I go through my New Year’s resolutions without adding this one? This is the one that has taken me the longest to prepare, shoot, and process. Remember, I do all of this while my baby take naps or while she’s calm playing. Well, today I took extra time with the makeup and this…

read more →
Day 5. Resolutions. Drink more water!

Day 5. Resolutions. Drink more water!

This was fun, I wanted to shoot this picture this morning while my little girl was taking a peaceful nap, so I went ahead and started to set my lights. First I tried my rim lights, great, perfect, and then I when I plugged my third strobe with my beauty light BAM! everything went dark…

read more →
Day 4. Resolutions. “Me time”

Day 4. Resolutions. “Me time”

I know there are a lots of moms out there that knows exactly what I mean with this pic. Going to the potty peacefully is a myth after you have kids. Around Christmas I read one of those funny cards of pinterest and it was something like this. Me: I want a magical Unicorn for…

read more →
Day 3. Resolutions. Eat Healthy.

Day 3. Resolutions. Eat Healthy.

I bet you have this one on your list of resolutions too. After all the delicious panetone I have had on the Holiday season and that damn pecan bourbon chocolate pie that I found in whole food it’s time to get serious and do some hard work to get back in shape…ha! we all say…

read more →
Day 2. Resolutions. Pay off debt.

Day 2. Resolutions. Pay off debt.

Well I made it to day 2, now just 363 days to go… hahaha this is gonna be fun! Here’s a little bit of fun with my 2015 resolutions. Being debt free is somewhere there on top of my list, I think under under winning the Powerball. For the curious ones wanting to know how…

read more →
Day 1. The Ultimate New Year’s Selfie.

Day 1. The Ultimate New Year’s Selfie.

So welcome 2015! A new beginning,  a fresh start, an opportunity to reinvent ourselves.  I’m going back to my roots this year and experiment through self portraiture. I’m starting a 365 Self Portrait Challenge. My gold is not only to post a Self Portrait everyday but to challenge myself to learn something new everyday, a…

read more →
Goodbye 2014.

Goodbye 2014.

A year ago I didn’t have any idea how 2014 was gonna completely change my life. My resolutions were in a completely different page from reality, not that 2014 was a bad year, it has been a roller coaster full of surprises. Just a couple of days after the year started I found out I…

read more →
My lil Snow White.

My lil Snow White.

It’s been quiet here for a little while but a month ago a lil Princess came to my life and stole my heart… My little baby Norah. since then I’ve dedicated my time to her and my lil boy Enzo. Yesterday she turned one month old and she posed for me in a photo session….

read more →
Thank you!

Thank you!

Yesterday was a great day. I was honored to be Scott Kelby’s guest blogger, which was on my bucket list for a long time. I learnt how to use my camera, my lights and photoshop on KelbyOne and being featured on Scott page along with so many fantastic photographers and trainers was unreal.   The…

read more →
Anna

Anna

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to photograph one of my favorite photographers, Anna Nguyen from Zee Anna Photography. I was so excited when she contacted me to book her session and told me she just wanted to be Gilmar’d (whatever that means ;))  before I moved to Charlotte. As always I…

read more →
Maggie.

Maggie.

A couple of weeks ago I got together once again with Valeria Angelino and Maggie Riann for another creative shoot.  This may be my favorite so far. I’m really going to miss these two girls when I move to Charlotte next month. It’s so fullfilling when you work with a perfect team. I know, with…

read more →
Guess who’s having a baby!

Guess who’s having a baby!

Once again I went on front of my the camera, this time to announce my pregnancy. I cannot explain how happy and excited I am! This may be only the first Preggo selfie you will see here. Have a happy Monday!

read more →
Plastic Planets at the Florida Music Festival.

Plastic Planets at the Florida Music Festival.

Here are some shots of Plastic Planets show last night at the Florida Music Festival. It was a great show as usual and with them was Ben Kenney, Incubus bassist, as special guest. Thank you guys a for letting me join you on your adventures. It’s always a pleasure to shoot you! Jeffrey Alan Wright…

read more →
Emily Anne

Emily Anne

Here are some of the shots from a recent shoot with Emily. I really enjoyed working with her and going through her huge collection of dance costumes. We will definitely get together again for more. Once again a HUGE thanks to Valeria Angelino for the fantastic work on Hair and make up. Working with her…

read more →
Lights, Hair, Make up, Click!

Lights, Hair, Make up, Click!

I have been posting these shots of my latest shoot all around social media and I have been neglecting my blog. I was just waiting to have most of the shots from the shoot already edited so I could post them all at once. I’m sure I’l be back to edit some more pictures but…

read more →
Primavera.

Primavera.

You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming. Pablo Neruda. We are always looking for a new beginning, for a spring in our lives when the flowers start to bloom and our hearts start to feel warmer. I have been living in winter for a while followed by shorts springs…

read more →
Neon

Neon

Last Saturday I had the pleasure to work with two gorgeous girls making one of the biggest messes I’ve made in my studio. I’ve been collecting glow in the dark beauty products for months thinking on making a really bright photoshoot and finally got to use them. Thankfully Maggie and Alexandra were such great sports…

read more →
My Valentines.

My Valentines.

It has been slow here on the blog in the last couple of months. I started 2014 with lot of resolutions as we all do every year but my body has been playing tricks on me and I haven’t been feeling good at all. I’m still around, I’m still working but I didn’t have the…

read more →
Vintage Picnic.

Vintage Picnic.

A couple of weeks ago I got together with a fantastic group of local people for a collaboration shoot. It was a chilly Sunday morning, weather really took us by surprise but we did have a blast joking about it and warming up in the sun between frames. Christine Colbourne and I wanted to work…

read more →
Frozen

Frozen

Last Tuesday I got together with Manny and Rebecca for a frozen shot. We had been trying to get together and do something creative for a while and finally got the time to do so. There was not much planning, it was almost them showing up and seeing what we could do. Thankfully Manny is…

read more →
The Ringmaster.

The Ringmaster.

I finally got into editing another shot from my Circus inspired shoot. Here’s the beautiful Lauriette rocking my favorite Ringmaster jacket ever! Model: Lauriette Madera. MUA: Rachel Smith-Smith Photography: Gilmar Smith    

read more →
Dancing in the Clouds.

Dancing in the Clouds.

So today I was scrolling down in my circus folder in Lightroom looking for a picture to play with and I saw this one, but instead of doing something circus like to it I had the image of Lauriette dancing in the clouds. Le sigh…once again I spent hours making it happen. The good thing…

read more →
More Gatsby!

More Gatsby!

Here’s another image from the Gatsby shoot I had with Lori Katz. Model: Lori Katz MUA: Rachel Smith-Smith Photography: Gilmar Smith.

read more →
Gatsby Girl

Gatsby Girl

I Love Gatsby… Love 1920’s fashion… wish I could wear a flapper dress everyday.  Maybe I should just do it. This shot is from a Gatsby session I had with Lori Katz right before the circus shoot. Model: Lori Katz MUA: Rachel Smith-Smith Photography: Gilmar Smith

read more →
4 of 6
123456
Subscribe

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers: