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!

An Eilan Adventure with Beale-Madison

Hey friends – I’m back (much quicker than before) with another new gallery! This one is not only at one of my favorite places but with a gorgeous new friend. The fall is my favorite time of the year, so these photos are packed with color and life.

Ms. Beale-Madison is a new addition at UTSA. The athletics department is like a big family & she immediately fit into the group. As a person who struggles with personal interactions, one of the best ways for me to connect with someone new is through my photography. What better way to introduce Beale to the beauty of San Antonio than through a photo session?

Eilan, which is a common location you’ve probably seen on the blog before, is beautiful this time of the year. It’s right before they break out the decorations for Christmas, so you can feel the holiday approaching in the air. The buildings are gorgeous & make for a different pictures there every time I do a shoot there.

Before we get to the stunning photos, let me tell you about some of the upcoming things happening around here at Boshnasty Photos!

If you’re looking to book a holiday session, do so early! My November/December schedule is already hectic – plus, it’s visually stunning right now; who wouldn’t want to get their family photos done in all this luscious green surrounding us at the moment?

On top of family sessions for the upcoming holiday season, Josh & I are bringing back our Christmas mini sessions! This year, Josh is getting back into the Grinch mask to bring life to our Texas based Whoville once again. We’ve upgraded our backdrop and can’t wait to celebrate with everyone. To bring something new to the table this year, we’ve also put together ‘cookies with Santa’ mini sessions that are going to be an absolute blast! I’ll be releasing info on both sessions very soon – if you’d like to be once of the first to receive it, leave your name & email below so I can add you to our mailing list.

Spaces will be limited, so don’t wait too long!

Now, without further ado, here are some of my favorites from my adventure with Beale-Madison!

Justin’s First – A Football Themed Cake smash

Hey everyone! I have been so caught up in the beginning of fall that I completely neglected some of my favorite work I did throughout the summer. The busy season is upon us, so I’ve been shooting a lot more than usual – sometimes, editing & sharing take a back seat. Today, however, I’m here to share some of my favorite cake smash pictures to date!

The past couple of months have been all about first birthdays! A lot of my friends had kids right around the same time, so I get to enjoy all of the fun (half-year photos, first birthday parties) in a big clump throughout a handful of weeks. It’s a blast to not only see each of their little ones develop, but to experience how each of the families have grown, too.

Little Justin has been in front of my camera what seems like since the day he was born. In the last year, I’ve gotten to see him get bigger, say new words, and even get up on two feet and walk! Since Josh & I don’t have any kids of our own, I always marvel at those little developmental things. Having access to those kinds of moments is one of the best parts of my job as a photographer!

Down below, you’ll get to see some of my favorites from Justin’s cake smash! Kelly, who is the queen of all things planning, put together a gorgeous array of props and things to really make the whole thing a great experience for all. Between his tough man look and the way he enjoyed the balloons, I’d count these as a complete success.

Before you get to the pictures, I just wanted to add a few details about exciting things coming your way!

If you’re looking to book a holiday session, do so early! My November/December schedule is already hectic – plus, it’s visually stunning right now; who wouldn’t want to get their family photos done in all this luscious green surrounding us at the moment?

On top of family sessions for the upcoming holiday season, Josh & I are bringing back our Christmas mini sessions! This year, Josh is getting back into the Grinch mask to bring life to our Texas based Whoville once again. We’ve upgraded our backdrop and can’t wait to celebrate with everyone. To bring something new to the table this year, we’ve also put together ‘cookies with Santa’ mini sessions that are going to be an absolute blast! I’ll be releasing info on both sessions very soon – if you’d like to be once of the first to receive it, leave your name & email below so I can add you to our mailing list.

Spaces will be limited, so don’t wait too long!

With all that said, here’s what you’ve all been waiting for – Justin’s football themed cake smash!!!

The Lahrman’s – A family Session

Hi friends! I hope your week has been treating you well and the weekend is something to look forward to. I’ve been enjoying the late summer heat after all the rain – with Saturday looking the way it is, we might even break out our little pool!

Today on the blog we’re hanging out with the Lahrman family! This beautiful collective of humans has graced the blog many times throughout my photography adventures. Between Devon and Mike, they’ve created these gorgeous mini humans that are filled to the brim with personality and intelligence. It’s always a pleasure working with them.

When I set up my swing mini sessions, I knew Devon and her babies would be perfect to bring life to the backdrop. We had a blast celebrating mom and throwing dad in on a few of these, too! As you look through them, check out how much individuality stands out in these pictures – every one of the little ones has the biggest voice.

Before you go, I just wanted to let you know that my holiday season schedule is already filling up! The busy season is going to be extra busy. So, to entice you to book your sessions early, I’m offering 15% off all of my packages until July 31st! Shoot me a message here or find me over on any of the plethora of social media sites to book a session.

Thanks for sticking around – enjoy my fun with The Lahrman’s!

Pat & Justin – Father & Son

Hi friends! So, I know its been a while. I clicked onto my own website the other day and kind of cringed at the date of my last post – how can I expect you guys to want to be around when I haven’t even updated you on my work in ages… absolute ages! You know how it gets, though – life is busy and some things end up taking a back seat. Fear not, however, I’ve been shooting nonstop and working with some of my very favorite people! One of the best parts of this job is getting to make friends with the people who come out to shoot with us.

Pat & Justin are gracing us with their father-son goodness today. Both of these fellas are humans that exist outside of my photography life, too. We’ve been shooting Justin since he was a tiny baby and Patrick is a good friend of ours from Josh’s job. It’s an honor to document the big moments in Pat & Kelly’s lives now that Justin is around making their time much more exciting.

As you go through them, take a look at just how similar these two are to each other. From looks to mannerisms, the Grant boys aren’t lacking in sameness. These were a blast to shoot and even more fun to share with you all!

Oh, before you start clicking through the gallery, I just wanted to let you know that we’re having a little sale on all of our full length sessions! Book before the 30th and grab 10% off. We’re also booking our Grinch photo sessions already, so jump on those while the good dates are still available! Joshy is being a bit more selective about his time in the suit! Send us a contact form to get your session booked!

I hope you guys enjoy Pat & Justin’s father-son session!

Kissing Booth Minis! <3

Happy Saturday, guys! I’m hoping that it’s the best kind of weekend day, whether that’s out and about, or on your couch with your favorite show. With my fella on the road, I’ve been doing some catch up & I can’t wait to share today’s photos with you all!

For Valentine’s this year, Josh & I decided it would be cool to hand make something a little different than our usual. If you know anything about Joshy boy, you know that he’s pretty handy – so, putting together the set up was a lot of fun. Pro tip – when you stain wood, wear gloves!

I had the idea of Lucy’s advice booth in the Peanut comics in the form of a kissing booth, & I think we totally nailed it! It’s easy to set up & a ton of fun to have people in front of. There’s nothing like reminding people of the simple things and getting a little cutesie while doing it.

We’re currently booking mini sessions with this fun little prop. These minis are the perfect gift or date night idea – we’re shooting for 25 minutes & having a blast while we do! If you’re interested in a session, send us a message – we’ve still got a few dates we’re setting up & making magic.

Check out the lovely Herrera family and their loves below – we met this family during Grinch mini times & enjoyed our time so much, we asked them to come out & shoot with us again! They’re both photogenic & filled to the brim with so much personality.