Allie Mag – A Senior Photo Adventure!

Happiest of Monday’s, friends! It seems like the busier I am, the quicker the days go – especially the weekend. With the end of basketball season coming up, it’s a little bit insane in our household. Despite that, though – I’m enjoying every single second of the adventure and am hoping you are doing the same!

Today’s blog post is all about my good friend Allie. If you’ve been around for a while, you’ve seen Allie in lots of different forms. At Wonder Chamber, rocking a Coraline costume and most recently, as a college graduate! As someone who doesn’t have a high number of friends, it is absolutely insane to get to be a part of something so big!

One of the best parts of doing senior photos is getting to know the person I’m shooting. Since I already know a lot about Allie, we spent the time talking about her experience at UTSA, instead. I’ve been here a long time, especially as a student, but it never fails to amaze me – how different every single person’s experience on campus truly is. If you’re graduating here soon, make sure you take senior photos! It’s one thing to walk the stage, but something totally different to do your victory tour around campus and capturing every single second of it.

Miss Allie, thank you for being not only beautiful but insanely rare. There is something about the person you are that is so fun to be around and so interesting to get to experience. You’re filled with good ideas and have the kindest, most caring soul. The world is not ready for the things you’re going to bring about, but I can’t wait to see what happens, anyway!

There you have it! This tour around campus was filled with beautiful sun, the best places at UTSA, and a great friend. I can’t wait to start the process all over again!

Speaking of the process – it’s almost that time of the year again! I already have a whole slue of senior photo sessions lined up for the next coming weeks & can’t wait to add you to it! One of the best bits of this photography gig is getting to spend time with people who are excitedly achieving something. Graduation photos are some of the best representation of that. With that in mind, I’m offering all of my senior sessions for $135 if you book before 3/17. My schedule for the spring/summer is quickly getting filled up, so don’t miss out on the special date that you want!

With Spring coming up, we’re also offering our bluebonnet mini sessions. These are tons of fun, filled with lots of laughter and gorgeous scenery, and pretty quick! These mini sessions can be booked for any date in March/April and will run for $85. I want to take advantage of the immense beauty that the upcoming season brings, so lets make some gorgeous springtime memories!

Last, but definitely not least, we want to thank you all! This business is nothing without the support of the people looking at our photos, booking sessions, and keeping up with our day-to-day activities. If it wasn’t for you guys, I wouldn’t get to do what I love the most for work! More than anything, we’re insanely grateful for the people that help us make this dream a reality – so thank you so very much!

Until the next time, friends! Keep on adventuring…

Miss Ashley – Class of 2019

Happy Saturday, guys! It’s one of my favorite days – GAME DAY! The fellas of UTSA Men’s Basketball are taking on Southern Miss and I can’t wait to get my camera out and shoot what I hope is going to be a great game. Basketball season is one of my favorite seasons and getting to shoot every Saturday is everything!

Today’s blog post is surprisingly not about basketball. In my time at UTSA, I’ve also gotten to work with lots of the different athletic’s teams – cheer being one of my favorites. I get to meet amazing people, too – like Miss Ashley. This girl is filled with so much potential, personality, and is gorgeous to boot. When she decided to book with me for senior photos, I knew we were going to do some great things.

This session was done in three parts. I got to meet all the kids in her classroom, her pup, and tour around UTSA’s campus. Each part of these sessions were special in their own way and Ashley rocked every single one of them. One of the best parts, though – each outfit worked amazingly and brought out a new piece of her personality.

As you go through these, enjoy all of the different pieces of Ashley you get to see. There’s some Dr. Seuss, tons of cute outfits, and a celebration of all things cheer. I had a great time with these and can’t wait to share them with you guys!

There you have it! Ashley, thank you so so much for trusting me with this big deal. It’s so cool to celebrate with all of my seniors. It’s such a big accomplishment, graduating from college – & I’m always so honored to be a part of it!

We’re also currently booking our Valentine’s Day sessions. For the young ones, we’re putting together a kissing booth that will make for a really gorgeous backdrop. For all the adults, we’re putting together short mini sessions at our favorite outdoor shooting location out in Boerne. These sessions would make for great gifts for your loved ones or for mom’s of little ones that want adorable photos of their littles!

We’re also introducing a referral program. If you’ve shot with us before and happen to know other people that need some photos done – refer us! If they book a session, you’ll get your next session for 50% off. Just tell them to use the code BOSHNASTY20! We love our return costumers and want to share the love with everyone!

As usual, we want to thank everyone for all of the support. Heading into a new year is always a little scary, but we’re surrounded by people that are so supportive and so willing to enjoy all of the work that we put out. Thank you, thank you, thank you! This is a dream and we’re so stoked to keep on living it.

Until the next time, friends! Keep on adventuring…

Shelby & Chase – A Surprise Engagement!

Happiest of Tuesday’s, guys! I’m currently in Houston waiting to shoot UTSA Men’s Basketball take on Oregon State at the Toyota Center – which is really cool. I’ll officially be marking a must off the bucket list by shooting at an official NBA arena! Not too bad of a way to lead up to Christmas, if I do say so myself.

Today’s post isn’t about basketball, though. Today, I’m bringing you guys one of the most important shoots that I ever got to be a part of. Shelby is one of my best friends – she’s intelligent, looks out for the people she cares about, and has this way of looking at the world that I hope more people will embrace one day. So – when her then boyfriend approached me to shoot their SURPRISE engagement, I knew I needed to be a part of it.

We spent a few weeks planning this whole shindig down to the way we were going to set Shelby up and have Chase surprise her. When it came down to it, I think it went better than we could have ever thought out or planned. As Shelby turned around and saw Chase on one knee, I suddenly understood why I do this job. Her most genuine reaction was something that I’m so very proud to have gotten to catch and share with you guys. For the rest of time, Shelby can look back and see just how exciting it was to say yes to forever with the love of her life.

As you go through these, I hope you enjoy the candid nature of the whole lot. These two have natural chemistry that jumps from the photo. Shelby has a beautiful smile and Chase looks at her like she hung the moon. If nothing else, enjoy the love you can so clearly see.

Congrats you two – I can’t wait to capture your start to forever!

There you have it. Chase, thank you for letting me capture these memories for you guys. Shelby, I can’t wait to see what you’re going to look like as a bride. So many congrats to the both of you and your future together!

This upcoming Thursday & Friday I’ll be in town doing some holiday sessions at a discounted rate. It’s never too late to grab family photos and remember this beautiful time of the year with the ones you love. Simply fill out the form below and grab a spot. I’m capping my shooting time on the 23rd, so grab a session while you can. The new year will bring new prices!

I’m also still offering senior sessions for $75. It has been a blast over the last couple of weeks celebrating with all of my seniors and I’m stoked to continue offering an affordable price for memories that are so so so important!

Lastly, I can’t close out without saying thank you to all of you guys! Without the people that support, book sessions, or simply look at the photos – we’d be nowhere. I get to enjoy this dream of mine on a daily basis and I’m so grateful. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Oh, and happy holidays!

Until the next time, friends! Keep on adventuring…

Michelle & Trent – Christmas at Flower Vault!

Happiest of Monday’s, everyone! I hope the holiday weekend was everything you wanted it to be and everyone got to capitalize on all of the great deals that come along with our food coma holiday. Our Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal is still going and will be the best prices were offering this year!

Today’s blog post is all about Michelle and her boyfriend Trent. I know Michelle from my job in Athletics. My first year as a GA, I got to work with the Women’s Soccer team pretty closely. As the time passed, I got to spend a lot of quality moments with each of the different ladies – Michelle included. As a former athlete, it was really easy to connect with this lady & it doesn’t hurt that we’re both really into school and stuff, either.

When Michelle approached me about a session, I jumped on it the second that I could. It’s not often that I get to shoot a COUPLE at Flower Vault. I absolutely love that space and it’s a challenge to get people in poses that look good with the same background in each of them. I love a challenge – it’s what makes my job the most fun. When you go through these, you can tell that we had a lot of fun enjoying the space!

While you go through these, I hope you enjoy all of the love between these two. They seem to really enjoy each other’s company and make a good pair!

There you have it! Michelle & Trent, it was a joy to get to know you as a couple and shoot together. We’re currently offering our mini sessions for $60, so a trip to the Flower Vault would be a good way to use that mini session!

We’re currently still offering our Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals – which means you can grab a full length session for $135 and a mini session for $60. & since it’s engagement seasons, we’re offering $250 off of all our wedding/marriage packages. These are our lowest prices of the year & the best time to grab a spot for a session. I don’t have too much space left and I’m loving every single second of these holiday sessions. You can also put this session price towards senior photos.

Please capitalize on these prices while you can – we’ll be increasing our prices in the new year!

If you’re interested in any of these sessions, use the contact form below. I’m starting to put the end of the year together and I can’t wait to meet with all of you guys!

As always, thank you! We could not do this thing without you guys and there’s not enough words of thanks I could say to express how important you guys really are. We’re so stoked for this journey and can’t wait to see where it takes us!

Until the next time, friends! Keep on adventuring…

He’s A Mean One – Grinch Mini Sessions!

Happiest of Wednesday’s, everyone! Today is going to be jam packed with lots of baking, prepping for all the cooking tomorrow, and shooting my favorite human in our cool holiday backdrop. This part of the year is one of my absolute favorites, so I’m soaking up all I can of it. So much so that we’re offering our full-length holiday sessions for 40% off!

Today’s blog is all about everyone’s favorite green guy – The Grinch! As a fan of the character for most of my life, it made total sense to offer these sessions. It was a total blast getting all of the backdrops and making the vision come to life. We spent a couple weeks pulling everything together & it turned out so dang well! It doesn’t hurt that my husband is the perfect guy to play the part.

When Josh pulled on the costume, I knew that all of our hard work putting the backdrop together and finding the perfect place to have these shoots was going to pay off. When we did our first couple of sessions and I saw how everything looked on the back of the camera, I was so stoked! It only made sense that our first participant in these sessions was Ryan – one of our favorite little buddies.

As you go through these, enjoy the fact that Ryan is trying to beat Josh up in most of these. We had a blast getting to see more of this little guy come out of his shell and share his likes and interests with us. One of the best parts of these, aside from The Grinch (of course), is how much our clients personalities come out. We’re not doing too much posing, but letting people interact with Josh naturally to get the most genuine reactions!

We’re stoked to offer up these again this upcoming weekend. Since so many families are in town for the holiday, it seemed like a perfect time to offer these again. Check out the information below!

There you have it! If you’re a fan of The Grinch, these are the sessions for you. Josh is awesome with everyone who comes to our little branch of Whoville – so grab a session while you can!

We’re currently in the middle of our holiday rush! To celebrate the holiday week, we’re offering ALL of our full length photo sessions for 40% off. You can book a session with us anytime this week through 12/1 & receive the discount. We’ve been having a blast with all of the cool families and couples throughout the last few weeks and can’t wait to adventure with more of you guys!

We’re also doing another set of Grinch mini sessions this upcoming weekend. It looks like it’s supposed to rain on Saturday, so we’re going to move the second session to Sunday! You can book between 9-2 to grab yourself a spot with our resident Whovillian! We’re booking at half hour increments (9, 9:30, etc.) & these sessions are running for $65. We had a blast last Saturday & Josh gets really into character!

Lastly, we’re offering a cool Flower Vault mini session deal on Friday ONLY! All of our mini sessions are $65 that day, so don’t miss your chance.

As always, thank you to everyone who has supported us throughout the time our business has been up and running. As the holiday season comes around and I get to see all of the families that have been with us since day one – it reminds me how lucky we really are. Thanks for everything, y’all!

Until the next time, friends! Keep on adventuring…

Miss Allie – A Coraline Cosplay!

Happiest of Thursday’s, everyone! The thickness of my work week is quickly coming my way and I’m so very excited. This is the first weekend of our Grinch mini sessions & I can’t wait for everyone to see Josh as the Grinch and take part in our Christmas setup! It’s going to be a blast.

Today’s blog post is all about my good friend Allie. You’ve definitely seen this lady on the blog before – she’s one of my absolute favorites to shoot! Not only is she stunningly beautiful, but she’s got one of the nicest and most unique personalities that I’ve ever come across. There are so many good thoughts and feelings that come from this girl – it’s a joy to know her. So getting to not only shoot her, but one of the best literary characters to ever exist is one of the coolest things!

I was actually with Allie when she decided to take on Coraline for Halloween. We were brainstorming and the second she was mentioned, it was kind of meant to be. When we decided to do a photo shoot to commemorate the costume and I saw Allie come down – I knew it was going to be SO MUCH FUN! & her creativity and uniqueness did not disappoint. Everything was on point… even down to the black buttons she used to cover her eyes! As per usual, we had a blast enjoying the day, each other’s company, and the cool cosplay she pulled together.

As you go through these, I hope you enjoy how much effort Allie put into playing a doll. There were a few times where we had to take a step back and really think about her placement, so I hope that you can enjoy the creativity in that! We had a blast, & I hope you guys do, too.

There you have it! Allie, don’t ever stop coming up with creative costumes, or letting me shoot them when you do. These types of shoots are my absolute favorite and I can’t wait for the next one!

We’re currently chugging away at all of our holiday sessions and can’t wait to fill our schedule with more of you lovely people! We’re offering the lowest prices of the season for both mini and full sessions & it’s totally worth it. Between Flower Vault, Cibolo Creek, and all of our other locations – there are so many options for these sessions. It’s finally cool enough and the scenery is finally in tune with the season – so don’t wait to book!

Our Grinch sessions are FINALLY a-go, too! This upcoming Saturday & Sunday 11/23 & 11/24 (10-1 both days!), we’re putting up our backdrop, Josh is putting on the costume, and we’re celebrating all the holiday that we can possibly handle. These sessions are priced at our mini session price and will be quick and easy. Not only is it all about the holiday, but Josh’s Grinch performance is impeccable! I’m so excited for you guys to finally get to see what he can do with the big green mask on. If you’re interested, please fill out the contact form to grab more information and book a time slot. These are going to go very fast, so don’t wait!

As usual, thank you guys! This has been a dream come true and every single session I get to shoot becomes more and more fun. I can’t wait to see what the future brings but until then – I want to show my appreciation. You guys make all of this possible and it’s the absolute best!

Until the next time, friends! Keep on adventuring…

The Art of Eliza Parker

Happy Tuesday, everyone! My Monday was filled with doctor’s appointments, frustration, and some editing. While the rest of the day wasn’t the greatest, getting to go through each of these gorgeous beauties made it all better. Here’s hoping your day was excellent, and if it wasn’t, there was a light at the end of your tunnel!

Today’s blog post is all about Eliza Parker. If you’ve been around for a while, you’ve seen this name before – because she’s one of the coolest people and one of my favorite people to be around/shoot. The chick is stunning without even trying, and talented beyond all belief. She can tutor, she can make your social media look amazing, and she can PAINT! Which is what you’re about to see.

When I got the idea to showcase my art with other art, I knew Eliza was the only person that could make this vision what I wanted it to be. She jumped up at the chance, which I’m so insanely grateful for. So, after a quick trip to our favorite craft store, we were ready to produce some art.

For the rest of our time together during this session, we listened to music, talked about life, and created these gorgeous beauties. Now, the finished piece of this little adventure hangs on our wall – which I’m so very grateful for. It’s so cool to see someone else’s vision of what we would like and who we are. Eliza, you’re a vision, my dude. These pictures are only going to show half of the amazingness that was produced that day.

As you go through these, enjoy the evolution of her painting. There are photos from the very beginning, all the way through the very end of her process. I wanted to highlight what it was like to go through the enter vision, not just a finished product. Here’s hoping we hit that nail right on the head!