Spring Everywhere!

I recently got the chance to work with a group of amazing, beautiful and very talented women: a jewelry maker, a pressional makeup artist and stylist and two amazing models. We did and incredibly beautiful photo shoot using srpingy-Barcelona as location and it coulnd’t have turned out more beautifully.

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We went to a really nice park in the high part of the city and it was just the perfect set. There were trees and flowers everywhere! We did photos on different parts of the park to try and take it all in.

My purpose was to match the makeup of the models with the flowers in the park, to create contrasts and use that beautil spring, golden hour light. I did so many photos and was SO happy with most of them I ended up with more that 200 final images.

Hope you get spring vibes from this photos! And if you want to see a behind the scenes of it, you can check it out on this video I published on my Youtube Channel!

There’s Always Something Going on in Barcelona

I’ve been living in Barcelona for almost 5 five years now. And one of the things that always catches my attention is that there is always something going on in the city. A vintage market, a swing concert at the park, a neighborhood festival or a traditional parade.

One of the things I recently discovered is Palo Alto Market. It’s a creative market that takes place the first weekend of every month in a beautiful, cozy, outdoors location. There are foodtrucks, concerts, exhibitions, contemporary designers and workshops.

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I went last summer and was meaning to go for a while before that. I was always to lazy to do so, I think (crowded places make me nervous and it’s a fact that Palo Alto Market is very crowded). But we made our visit very early as soons as the market was opening, so we had it pretty much for ourselves and I managed to take really nice photos and to do a photo vlog for my YouTube Channel.

Every corner was beautiful. It felt like a little world inside the world. There was music, food, sweet aromas, flowers and a good vibe. I look at these images today in a rainy cold winter morning and my heart feels warm and cozy.

Serene

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I can’t even remember the last time I went to see the sunrise before this. I’ve been meaning to do so for a long time but every time I tried to get out of bed so (so) early on a saturday or sunday I bailed.

What I needed is to plan a photo shoot at that time at the beach to finally do it. This photo is one from a Trash The Dress shoot I did with a dear friend. I will be sharing that very soon!

This is my Serene moment. And I’m so happy I got out of bed that morning.

🙂

Roadtrip Nature Photography

It’s been a while since we went on a roadtrip.

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Last weekend we went aways for a day and visited beautiful places that gave me the opportnity to practice nature and landscape photography. I took my time to snap each photo and then processed them using Lightroom.

I don’t know why, but every time we go on a roadtrip, the experience makes me feel more at home. The planning, getting the car, listeting to loud music while admiring the road sceneries, it feels right.

I also managed to do a short video for my new YouTube Channel. (Which I’m really excited about!)

I hope you feel at home too and have a beautiful week.

Shooting with A Plane Ticket in beautiful Barcelona!

A few weeks ago I did a photo shoot with my friend Vero from A Plane Ticket.

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She is about to re-launch her YouTube Channel and we did some photos with that purpose. We went to a place in Barcelona near the museum of design and an emblematic building called Agbar Tower.

I’ve been wanting to do a shooting there for a long time now. It’s a great place with great views, nice backgrounds and natural light. Here are some shots:

I also did a short YouTube video for my channel  (you can suscribe here) where I show you a little behind the scenes of the photo shoot! Hope you enjoy:

I used my Canon EOS 70D with my 50mm, f1.8 lens and Adobe Lightroom to develop de photos.

Cheers!

Today is our 4th year anniversary of moving to Barcelona and I like to make it a tradition to write something special every year and to share my favorite photos I posted on my blog so far. I’ve only missed it one year so far and I surely didn’t want that to happen again this year, so here we are!

Hubby and I were talking about these past 4 years this morning on our way to work. We were remembering the moment we were at the airport right before boarding, the moment we made a flight scale in Frankfurt and when we finally landed in Barcelona. It feels so weird to think about that moment now. I was telling hubby I think I entered in some kind of survival mode. I knew I had to step up to the occasion. That we were pretty much on our own and we had to do what had to be done.

I think it didn’t really hit me that we left until we moved to our own apartment. When we were done doing things we had to do as a priority, like finding a place to live and get all the documentation we needed, it was the moment to start living. And I felt kind of lost. With time, that feeling, that fear diluted. Weird enough, if feels both a long and a short time since we’ve been here. But with all that said, hubby and I toasted today for these past 4 years and many more to come.

Here’s a compilation of some of my favorite photos form this last year. Enjoy!

🙂

Shine

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There’s something magical about the way sunlight sneaks through these little streets. Maybe is the autumn light. It’s so soft and warm.

I think this is my favourite light for photos. Back in Venezuela, we had almost the same type of light throughout the year. I loved the 4pm light. But here in Barcelona, the changes are very notorious. And this is for sure the one I like the best.

This is my contribution for this Weekly Photo Challenge, Shine.

Sweet Friday

 

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I don’t know what happens when temperatures drop, but all I want to do is eat sweets! I had a craving for churros for about a week now, and today I went and got some!

Happily (I think…) I work really close to Carrer de Pertritxol. A lovely little street filled with beautiful stores, most of them specialised in pastries, cakes and all sorts of delightful sweets!

These churros and chocolates are from a place called Xocoa. You can check out their Instagram account for an overdose of sugar with photos of handmade chocolates, cookies, cakes, creamy cups of coffee and churros!

Hope you have a very, very sweet Friday 🙂

A Ballerina in Barcelona

It was early on a autumn Saturday morning. People were slowly taking over the streets and there we were! With cameras, music and dance.

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There was a woman singing opera in a corner near the cathedral and it was magical. The ballerina had her music to dance to and we (me and my friend Vero who is working on an awesome video of this) made absolutely beautiful shots.

It’s the first time I do a photoshoot like this one. At some point, there was a lot of people and a lot going on around us (tourists, people watching, getting in the wat of the shots). I had to be very careful to keep the focus of the images on the ballerina. It was very difficult and I’m not completely sure I succeeded.

However, it was a very magical morning. We got to experience Barcelona in a different way and even found some places we’ve never been to before. Here are some of my favourite shots.

I would like to do more photoshoots like this in the future. It’s a great experience to keep photographic skills on point! You have to be very fast and accurate with each clic to make sure to get the bests shots.

Ballet at the beach

Photographing a ballerina has been a dream since a long time ago.

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When I was studying photography back in Venezuela at Roberto Mata Taller de FotografĂ­a  one of my teachers showed us the work of a photographer who shot the ballerinas at a studio in New York (sadly I can’t remember ir or find it anywhere), and I was hooked by it.

Since that day, I always wanted to photograph a ballerina.

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A few months ago I got introduced to Claudia. She is a ballerina from Venezuela and we did a photo shoot filled with magic! Here are some of my favourite shots:

She was so graceful and made my work so easy. The sunlight worked in our favor and I managed to give the photos a really soft look and feel.

It was a photo shoot filled with peace and sea breeze. Hope is the first of many to come :).

Have a beautiful week, everyone!