The Ingram’s – Spring Edition

Howdy folks! I know, I know – it has been forever since the last time I checked in. It seems as if I apologize for that every time I write one of these, but c’est la vie! Life is life & I’ve been out there living it. So much so that it’s already the pipping hot Texas summer.

I hope this post’s family photos will help to forgive me, because they’re absolutely stunning. If you’re been around a while, you’ve more than likely seen Brent & Courtney around here before. They’re both lovely humans & gloriously photogenic. Luckily, their precious little one also inherited the genetic. When you look through them, you’ll have a hard time seeing anything other than Harper Jo’s adorable face & all the sass and attitude an almost one-year-old can muster.

Before I finish up with the good stuff, I wanted to take a second to thank everyone for their continued support. It’s hard to slow down enough to show gratitude, but I’m thankful to be constantly surrounded by great clients than more often than not become amazing friends! Use the code THANKFUL10 when you book to snag 10% off your next session.

Now, what we’ve all been waiting for – my time with The Ingram’s at Landa Park <3

Mommy & Me – Mini Sessions

Hey pals! I know, it’s been a minute since I last posted an update. It seems that life gets away from you when you’re busy living it. But – I’m here with some amazing photographs & happy news!

We’re finally hitting the most gorgeous part of the year & I’m totally here for it. Not only do Spring & Summer mean great weather, but the abundance of causes to celebrate certainly doesn’t hurt, either. In hopes of capitalizing on all of the beauty, I jumped on the good weather setups as quickly as I could!

I’m super excited to bring the Mommy & Me setup to life every weekend – since Mother’s Day is the first of the noteworthy celebrations, we’re celebrating as much as we can! So far, each shoot has been unique and beautiful in its own right; there’s nothing else quite like the relationship moms have with their children. Documenting the reality of that is an absolute pleasure.

My next scheduled round of shoots is this upcoming Sunday, April 3rd. I’ve already got a couple of time slots filled up & I’m getting excited for the fun to be had. If you’re interested in snagging your own session time, click over to this page here – I’m booking most of the day!

Now, onto what you guys are really here for! Torin & her girls are absolutely beautiful & were a blast to shoot. I always appreciate the opportunity to work with such a cool and genuine group of humans.

Check out some of our time together below!

Valentine’s Day Minis

Howdy folks! I’m checking back in on this lovely Tuesday hoping everyone is well & enjoying the start of the week. My guy is finally coming home today, so I’m excited!

Today’s blog post is all about my latest studio set up. It’s a glorious thing, having a studio in my own home. I have enjoyed every single second of walking up the stairs to go to work. It also doesn’t hurt that I get to play with a ton of different sort of shoots just by changing the background.

For VDAY this year, I decided to put together a little Boho inspired setup. Josh & I love music and records, so it only made sense to pay homage to our love while creating something really great with my clients.

As the day draws closer, I wanted to put some of these sessions on sale! On the 13th & 14th, my VDAY studio sessions are only $95. These sessions would make a great gift for the ones you love!

I only have a handful of spots left (which is so exciting) – so don’t wait to book! Head over to this link here to snag a spot.

Check out a few of my favorite from some of my shoots below – the vibe is chill & the people are gorgeous!!!

Christmas Time with the Cartwright/Chavez/Kane Family!

It’s Christmas week, it’s Christmas week! If you weren’t aware before, this is one of my favorite times of the year – the holidays never cease to be such a lovely time. Here’s hoping you’re surrounded by family, or making your way there to enjoy the holiday!

Today’s blog is all about some beautiful clients that have quickly become family to Josh & I. Since Kristin contacted me to shoot her wedding a couple of years ago, I’ve slowly started to shoot all of the fun and exciting times of the Cartwright family. From one wedding to the next, Kristin & Rebecca’s last names might have changed, but the tight knit connection of the family hasn’t changed a bit.

I’m such a fan of the entire units dynamic, so pay special attention to Melissa & her interaction with her sons-in-law. I enjoyed getting to capture such an entertaining set of photos. If only every family dynamic could be so wholesome.

Before I share the photo goodness, I just wanted to share our final Christmas sale – we’re currently offering 20% off all of our sessions until the 23rd. There’s nothing better than the gift of memories, so take advantage while you still can!

Now, without further ado – the Cartwright/Chavez/Kane family Christmas photos!

Thanksgiving with the Dunlop’s

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I have been working, working, working to keep up with the busy holiday season – here’s hoping you all are taking time to enjoy the little things in between all the hustle and bustle!

Today’s blog post is all about one of my all time favorite families! If you’ve been around for a while, you’ve probably seen the Dunlop’s grandchildren on the blog a time or two. We’ve been documenting those beautiful little moments within their family for the past couple of years. This time around, however, we got the whole crew together & caught each of their children’s families on camera. It was an absolute blast to meet the part of Mark & Terry’s team we haven’t before.

As you go through these, mark the uncanny resemblance of everyone within the pictures. It’s a treat to get to see multiple generations of one family interacting and existing within the same space. Viewing genetics at work is an amazing thing!

So, without further ado; A Holiday with the Dunlop Family!

The Van Petten’s – Christmas Edition

Hey friends! I’m jumping on here hoping you lovelies are having a great holiday season – it has been busy busy over here. While that’s not unusual for The Modica’s, it’s been a different sort this year! Many thanks to everyone keeping me that way, too; it’s an absolute pleasure.

Today’s blog post is all about the Van Petten family. I first met these lovely humans in May of last year – Hillary & her littles stopped by to capture some Mommy & me pictures. Like most of my clients with young kids, it has been an absolute joy to watch them grow. Having them come back for Christmas pictures was a no-brainer!

As you go through these, pay special attention to the smallest member of the group. She starts out a little less enthusiastic than the rest of the family, but slowly becomes more outlandish and expressive as the photos go on. The big smile on her face in the last photo is one of the reasons I do this job. I hope you enjoy the expression of happiness just as much as I did shooting and editing these photos.

One more thing before I go – we’re slowly winding down these holiday sessions. The last weekend to shoot is in two weeks, so snag a spot while you still can! Head over to our contact page to start the process – we can’t wait to shoot with you!

Now, what you’ve all been waiting for – The Van Petten’s & their studio adventure!!!

Holiday Photos With The Filo Boys

Happy Monday, everyone! Despite the weekend feeling like it was only a couple of minutes long, it was a successful one – the Roadrunners are 9-0, so there’s truly not much to complain about! Here’s hoping your Saturday & Sunday felt just as successful.

On the blog today is a set of new faces that I’m so excited to share with you guys! Being in the UTSA family means getting to know all the parts and pieces of the operation & their families. Though we’d never met in person before, reaching out to Brittany felt like the easiest thing to do. Not long after, her beautiful boys were in the studio helping me make photo magic. One of the best parts of this job is creating a connection & this new one is one I’m so very excited to have.

I can’t forget the lovely addition to these photos, however. Chelsea, who has graced the blog once before, embodied Cindy Lou Who in place of Josh’s Grinch for the session. To say she did it perfectly would be a genuine understatement. Not only is she creative to a fault, but Chelsea is also a fantastic artist herself & made most of her costume from scratch. With the new addition, the parts & pieces of our little San Antonio Whoville are really starting to come together.

Before we get to the pictures, I wanted to take a second to talk about these fun holiday sessions. On top of The Grinch, Josh is stepping into the black boots and white beard of Santa – which means we’re offering both Cookies with Santa and Mean One Minis for the rest of November & into December. These sessions are packed full of spirit and cheer (& they end up being a blast, too)! Spaces are limited, so if you’re looking to change up your holiday celebration this year, click over to our contact page & snag a session for yourself!

Now, without further ado, here’s Colton, Carter, & Cindy Lou!

Emma & Jozy (feat Santa)

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope the week wasn’t all that hectic and your weekend plans are something to look forward to. If you’re as dedicated to the Roadrunners as we are, you’ll be sweating out the UTEP game tomorrow right along with us!

Today on the blog, I’m highlighting a couple of faces that you might have seen before. Emma & Jozy are the daughters of friends of ours who are not only incredibly badass (black belts, y’all – & so young, too!) but adorable to boot. When we started planning our Santa photos, having them come out to shoot with us was an absolute must!

Now that it’s actually appropriate to be celebrating Christmas (without all the side eyeing of doing it so early), I’m super excited to get into the grind of these Santa/Grinch sessions. Of the ones that we’ve done already, each has been unique while remaining fun and exciting, not just for our clients, but for Josh & I, too. It’s an absolute blast to watch Josh settle into the Santa role while entertaining the people in our studio at the time.

If you’re looking for something different to do with the family for holiday photos this year, look no further! A lot of our November dates are already filled up, but there’s still a bit of room & the whole month of December to book out. These sessions are short, sweet, and guaranteed to be filled with lots of fun & laughter. Interested in booking? Head over to the contact page to get started!

Now that that’s out of the way, here’s what you all actually came for – Emma & Jozy and their time with Santa!

Courtney & Brent – A Maternity Session

Hey, friends! Two blog posts in one week is a rarity for me, so I’m really excited to be sitting here writing this. With all of the holiday madness coming up, I’m trying to stay on top of my game. Here’s hoping that plan stays solid all the way through!

Anyway, I’m checking in today to share one of my favorite maternity sessions to date! Brent & Courtney are close friends of ours that can’t wait to welcome their new addition to the world. Shooting with them throughout their session, it was insanely apparent that their little girl is so eagerly anticipated. These two together make a great couple & will rock parenting’s socks off when the time comes.

We spent a gorgeous evening out in Boerne after our first attempt was rained out. Low and behold, the sky decided to open up during this try, too. Something really cool happened, though – only a few raindrops fell, giving the perfect ambience and leaving behind a gorgeous double rainbow. As a photographer, I have never seen something like that, and when all is said and done, I probably won’t any time soon, either. As you look through the pictures, take a second to really appreciate just how beautiful the world around us really can be. Sometimes, you’re standing at the right place at the perfect moment – I’m so stoked it just so happened to be during these photos!

Before we get to the main event, I wanted to mention my holiday shooting schedule. Many of the dates are already booked and my freedom dwindles down by the day. Our Christmas minis have been a blast so far & I can’t wait to get into the heart of them, but they’re selling out fast, too! If you’re interested in family photos or some time with Santa, click over to the contact page to grab more information & book a session!

Now – here’s what you really came for; check out the beauty of Courtney & Brent’s maternity session!

Happy Birthday, Mr. Clause!

Howdy, friends! Today’s post is all about my favorite person in the whole entire world, my Joshy. If you’ve been hanging around long enough, you’ve seen his face all over the blog time and time again.

Today, however, is a very special day – my sweet husband turns 34!!! One of the best parts of being married is experiencing the way life changes from year to year. Between holidays, birthdays, and every day in between, our time together is always an adventure. I know it’s silly, digging out extra time one day of the year when every day should be a gift, but I never balk away from the little things in life that give me an extra chance to show my guy I love him!

Aside from his every day work, Josh does great things for me and the baby of a business I have nursed and watch grow for a handful of years now. He’s my equipment guy, the best model, even the pose man when my creativity is lacking. There are times when he keeps me in the game just by driving me to sessions and being there. He’s a flawless Grinch and this year, he decided to take on Santa, too! So many things my Joshy does. There’s not possibly a way to be grateful enough for all of it..

If you haven’t gotten the chance to see some of his best cosplay yet, I’ve attached a few shots of both is Grinch and Santa to the bottom of this post – he truly is spot on with each of his characters. We’re currently booking both Mean One minis & Cookies with Santa, so don’t miss your chance to see him embody the greats live and in the flesh. Shoot us a message here to get the process started!

Before I go, I just want to wish Josh the happiest of birthdays – here’s to many more, my love!

& without further ado, the many faces of Josh Modica!