BEHIND THE LENSE
My name is Barbara, a perfectly imperfect latina mom of two, wife to the man of my life. Spanish speaker, coffee, chocolate, music, travel and art lover. Becoming a mother has showed me how good it feels to lift other woman crowns while taking beautiful pictures of them so they can remind themselves that we should never forget ourselves in a very demanding and overwhelming life/society. I admire femininity in all stages, reason why I took the decision to specially in woman photography.
Art and photography in general has always been a soulful attraction in my life, Back since high school (2002) I began to be motivated in learning photography, I earned a graphic designer bachelors degree in 2010 with the pure intention to focus on all the photography classes, during my professional career my passion for photography started to take shape. Although time sounds long, it was until a few years after when life played it to my favor and had the opportunity to buy my first professional camera.
After having the opportunity to take multiple workshops with worldwide renowned photographers in person and online, Barbara Gallardo Portraits was born. I have been doing photography for over a decade and decided to specialize in pregnancy and woman glamour photography.
Allow me to capture those unique motherhood moments! Thank you for navigating around my page, and feel free to message me through dm on instagram @barbaragallardo.portraits if you have any questions about my services.
MY HOME STUDIO
Just as many moms, my family is my priority in life, with that being said, I welcome you into my home where I have a very special and cozy space dedicated for your maternity and glamour studio sessions.
For the past years I have strived to bring the best possible available in the market regarding photography such as camera, lenses, lights, backdrops, props, couture maternity gowns, editing programs, personal training, etc. Your session experience is stylized by photographer, for your maternity session, you only need to worry about getting professional hair and make up, I have a gown collection available for you, feel free to discuss this points before making a deposit. I am conveniently located in Laveen AZ, main streets 51st ave and southern.
"Barbara has been our photographer of choice since before we found out we were expecting. She has great attention to detail, professional and does phenomenal work. She has done our maternity, newborn, one year and Christmas photo sessions. She does so well with kids- she is a natural! The hardest thing is choosing pictures because all her work is beautiful. I would recommend Barbara’s services to everyone. She is the best as what she does!"