Ivette and Abel.

Ivette and Abel.

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to photograph a sweet couple, Abel and Ivette, they are expecting their first baby!. I’ve known Abel for a while, have photographed his band a couple of times, and have been following Ivette’s ventures on social media for a while. They told me they wanted something a little bit more creative than the traditional maternity pictures. They also told me they wanted some pictures that reflects their lifestyle.

Ivette apart from working for NASA, as an engineer, is a fitness coach (you know, like if it working for NASA wasn’t cool enough!), Abel builds in ears monitors during the day, he’s a badass bass player at night and  he is a cycling enthusiast on weekends.

I know, that sounds like a lot of info to put together in one shoot, right? Well, we separated the shoot in two. First we shot some images to create some sports composites and then Ivette got all dolled up by my awesome friend, and hair and make up artist, Valeria Angelino, and we moved on to the second part of the shoot.

Everything goes so smooth when you have such amazing clients and your team works perfectly well together. I’ve been working with Valeria for a while and we have such a great connection. She’s so helpful during the shoot, she watches every single detail and her work is flawless.

Ivette and Abel were also fabulous, we had so much fun shooting and working on posing.  We were in awe that Ivette, 35 weeks pregnant, pulled off all kind of yoga poses, did a whole workout and still was so active and energetic. I couldn’t even move by my 20th week of pregnancy.

I cannot explain how happy I was Abel and Ivette loved their pictures. They were so excited when they saw them last week! I hope you like them as well.

If you want to know a little bit more about Ivette’s coaching you can visit her website here.

For Abel’s Band go here.

And for Valeria’s Hair and makeup go here.




  • Ricardo
    Posted at 11:14h, 18 April Reply

    Love your work Gilmar. Keep it up, the photos are great.

    • Gilmar
      Posted at 11:51h, 18 April Reply

      Gracias Ricardo! Un abrazote!

  • Yvette
    Posted at 11:32h, 18 April Reply

    Gilmar, these images are fantastic !!!

    • Gilmar
      Posted at 11:52h, 18 April Reply

      YAY! Thank you Yvette! I’m glad you like them 🙂

  • Paul Howard
    Posted at 11:32h, 18 April Reply

    This whole series is fabulous!!

    • Gilmar
      Posted at 11:50h, 18 April Reply

      Gracias Paul!!!! 🙂 I loved working on these, I’m so happy you like them 🙂

  • Carla
    Posted at 00:18h, 19 April Reply

    Wow Gilmar. These are awesome!

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