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!

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!

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!!!