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!!!

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!

West’s Hundred Acre Wood – A Cake Smash!

Happiest of Saturday’s, everyone! It’s a good day in The Modica house because not only is it gorgeous outside, but the fellas are in town and a basketball game is in our very very near future. Here’s hoping you’re enjoying your weekend in the same way!

Today’s blog post is all about my good buddy West. I’m not the biggest fan of children – being the youngest of five, it’s hard to really get into being around little ones. Yet, the older I get, the more I appreciate the people around me that have children. It’s so nice to watch the little ones of our closest friends get bigger. I love watching my friends as parents, too – that’s half the fun!

When Ashleigh started to discuss what she had in mind for West’s 1st birthday cake smash, I knew it was going to be amazing. The second she said Winnie the Pooh I was locked in and so ready to make some photo magic. As we started to put together the scene on the day of, it was the perfect representation of what the Hundred Acre Wood would be like for a small child. I had an absolute blast getting to play with the toys I played with as a child & make memories while I did!

As you go through these, enjoy the heck out of the fact that West is so obsessed with the balloons in the backdrop. No matter how dirty we let him get, he was still the most excited about the different colored balloons. I’m so excited to share these with you, so I hope you enjoy!

There you have it! Ashleigh, thanks for letting us in on the behind the scenes with West. It is an absolute blast to get to see him grow as the time passes us by. It’s the most fun! We’re booking sessions just like this – so don’t miss out!

We’re currently booking our Valentine’s Day Studio Sessions – they’re fast and fun & our backdrop is very cute. These are going for $95 and have been a blast so far. I’m turning over all of my edits to you guys – so you’re getting a lot for your money. We’ve also discounted our full hour length sessions! Book with us now until 2/14 & grab 15% off ANY hour session. These discounted sessions make for great gifts! We’ve even created a voucher for those that have purchased these sessions for other people!

After taking a look at my calendar, it’s easily filling up much quicker than it did last year. I’m currently booking senior sessions, engagements, and family session all the way out in June already. If you’re looking to have some photos done and want to make sure your date is still available… book with us now! This year has been full of fun already & we can’t wait to see where the days take us. Use the code BOSHNASTY20 to refer a friend and both parties will receive 20% off their session.

As always, thank you so very much for the support! This is a dream and has been an absolute blast. We couldn’t have done anything close to this without you guys and all the different ways we’ve been supported over the passed couple of years. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Until the next time, friends! Keep on adventuring…

Tracy & Company – A Family Adventure!

Happiest of Monday’s, everyone! I took the opportunity I had today to get a lot of work done and I feel really satisfied by that. My weekend was pretty busy, so it’s always nice to start the week with some down time to edit and enjoy the process. Hope your Monday was as great as mine!

Today’s blog post is all about my good friend Tracy and her gorgeous family. If you’ve been around for a while, you’ve seen Tracy & her sassy granddaughter in some photos before. This time, though –  I got to shoot all three of her boys on top of all the other pieces that make up their bunch. I get to hear so much about each of the people Tracy cares about on a pretty constant basis, so it was a lot of fun to put faces to names and get to know the humans sharing her life.

Though the day we decided to meet up was a little gloomy on the light front, we ended up capturing such great images. It didn’t take much effort, though – these guys are a handsome group of people and the relationship they all share seems to be just as radiant. They’re tethered together by the littlest family member who is full of spunk and intelligence, enjoying every second of each person’s attention.

As you go through these, enjoy the pieces of each person we were able to capture. The group photo of all of them speaks volumes! I had a blast getting to know this family & I hope you do the same as you go through these…

There you have it! Tracy, thank you for letting me get to know your family this way. There’s nothing like letting a picture represent who people are together. If you’re interested in a session like this, use the contact form at the bottom of the page!

We’re currently making the most of San Antonio’s beautiful cool weather and enjoying all types of sessions. As Valentine’s Day creeps closer, we’re stoked to be offering a couple different discounted session types. These would be the perfect gift for your loved ones. What’s better than a moment in time captured through an image? Grab 15% off a full length session, or book an in-studio session for $85! Josh and I spent a bunch of time last night getting the studio set-up just right!

As always, thank you for supporting our small little love child. We’ve put so much time and effort into creating what we’re able to bring to the table for everyone and we’re able to do that because of the people that book sessions, look at our photos, or simply read our posts. Thank you, thank you!

Until the next time, friends! Keep on adventuring…

The Cheatham’s – A Family Session!

Happiest of New Year’s, everyone! Here’s hoping the end of the decade has been good for everyone and you’re spending the night with people you care about and enjoying every single second of the last minutes of 2019. Josh and I are hanging with my family and binging all of the shows we’ve been putting off.

Today’s blog is all about The Cheatham family! Michelle is the UTSA Softball coach and I knew getting to know her family would be a blast – & I wasn’t wrong. The older boys are full of personality and smarts, both with their own likes and interests. The youngest is the only girl in the bunch and seems to have everyone wrapped around her finger. She’s full of spunk and her own personality to boot. I’ve never seen anyone more stoked to see acorns in my entire life.

Our session was full of laughs, big smiles, and tons of getting to know each other. Cibolo Creek Nature Center is one of my favorite places to shoot and I’m always stoked to follow clients around all of the beautiful areas the place has to offer. By the end, we were talking Star Wars and getting hugs from the little one – it was a total blast!

As you go through these, enjoy how well the family seems to mesh together and how much fun we were having throughout the entire time! I had a blast shooting these and hope you enjoy them, too!

There you have it! Cheatham’s, thanks for trusting us with these precious memories & allowing us to get to know your family a little better. We hope to shoot with you guys again soon!

We’re currently hosting a flash sale to end the decade. Simply shoot us a message before midnight to grab 40% off all sessions. It’s the best time of the year to update family photos and document where you are at the beginning of the ’20s. We’re stoked to meet all the new families and spend time with all of our returners in the upcoming year.

To cap off our last post of the year, we just want to say thank you! Without all of you lovely people booking us, checking out our posts, or simply looking at our pictures… we wouldn’t be where we are today. Our future as Boshnasty Photos is so bright and we’re so thankful for all of you!

Happy New Year, y’all!

Until the next time, friends! Keep on adventuring…

The Pittman’s – A Cibolo Nature Center Adventure!

Happiest of Friday’s, everyone! Here’s hoping it’s the last day of work for the a little while and the beginning of holiday celebrations. We’ve got one more day until we can be considered “off”, but I’m not mad about it – I’ll take UTSA Men’s Basketball any day!

Today’s blog post is about a beautiful family that Josh and I have the pleasure of getting to work with at UTSA. The Pittman’s have two gorgeous daughters that take after their parents so much, and Derek & Amber are two of the kindest people I’ve ever met. When I was approached to work with them, I knew it was going to be a blast. & when we walked up to see their coordinated outfits, I figured these were going to go off without a fault!

Not only were they amazingly coordinated, but we got to adventure around one of my favorite places in Boerne – Cibolo Nature Center. I’m not sure what it is about that place, but it allows me to create something new each and every time we head that way to shoot. There’s a new place I find, or figure out the light a little bit better… it’s one of the best parts of doing this job and exploring all of the great places around Texas.

As you go through these, I hope you enjoy their coordination and how happy they seem to be with one another. We didn’t have to work hard at all to get these four to enjoy their time together. You can tell in these photos – so I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

There you have it! Pittman’s, thank you for trusting us with personifying your family – it was a total blast. Oh, and a special shoutout to Ms. Amber – Happiest of Birthdays!

We’re offering our holiday special until 12/31, which means you don’t have to rush to get your family photos done before Christmas. We’re going to be taking some time off to celebrate the holiday, but we’ll be back and ready to close out the year very soon. Don’t wait around, though – we’re bumping up our prices after the new year!

I’m also looking to do some cool New Years Eve sessions to cap off the year and could use some models! If you’re interesting, don’t hesitate to fill in the form at the bottom of this post. It’s going to be a blowout, so don’t miss out on the opportunity!

Lastly, and probably most importantly, thank you! I’ve gotten to live my dream because so many great people support our business. Whether you’re booking a session, checking out our photos, or simply reading this post – you’re contributing to something that is so very important to us. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Oh, & happy holidays!

Until the next time, friends! Keep on adventuring…

The Thompson’s – A Holiday Adventure!

Happiest of Tuesday’s, everyone! It is amazing how quickly the time is passing. It seems like it was just Thanksgiving and now we’re only a couple weeks away from Christmas! Between senior sessions/holiday card photos and all the basketball I can fit in – it has been a busy end of the year. & that’s something that I wouldn’t change for the world.

Today’s blog is all about The Thompson’s. This gorgeous family has been on the blog before and I’m so stoked to get to debut them again. Joshy boy works with Scott, so we get to see this family pretty often. It’s always a blast to get to shoot with families year after year. You get to see how everyone changes, how things stay the same, and how the year has treated everyone. As an adult, it’s crazy to see how fast time flies around little kids. Little Quinn was barely walking last year and now she’s speaking and throwing out the sassiest of sass!

This year, we tackled Denman Estate and it was gorgeous! Texas has had an uncharacteristic fall in terms of the foliage. The leaves actually changed colors and stayed on the trees for a lot longer than they usually do. Instead of dreary grey, we got so much color! I love what Texas has to offer, but it’s nice when it gets changed up a little bit. It didn’t hurt that the water was a crisp blue that enhanced all the other colors around.

As you go through these, I hope you enjoy each of the kid’s personality that shines so brightly in each of these photos. Not only are The Thompson’s a beautiful family, but there are so many unique characteristics between them that it’s never boring when they’re around. These are some of my favorites, so I hope you enjoy!

There you have it! Thompson’s, thanks for trusting us with your family photos again. It’s an honor to get to know the family more and more as the time goes on. Family photos are some of my favorites, & we’re currently offering a great deal!

My schedule is just about filled up for the rest of the year – so if you’re looking to take advantage of our $135 full session, do it soon! The weather has been so amazing, all of the sessions have turned out so so well. It’s the perfect time of the year to update family photos and enjoy the beautiful Texas weather.

We are also offering graduation sessions for $75. That’s not our normal session price, but I thought it was important to celebrate with my fellow Roadrunners and offer something affordable! I’m such a fan of my school and can’t wait to learn more about the future alumni finishing up their academic journey. Please fill out the form at the bottom of this post if you’re interested!

As always, thank you guys for the never ending support. Between everyone looking at these photos to those booking our services – the support is amazing! We wouldn’t be able to do any of the things in our business without every single person. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Until the next time, friends! Keep on adventuring…

The Thompson’s – A Family Adventure!

Happiest of Thursday’s, everyone! I’ve been riddled with a headache all week that has put me on my butt – but I’m slowly starting to feel a little better. Just in time, too – I’ve got a jam packed weekend full of beautiful couple portraits and a UTSA Soccer game!

Today’s blog post is all about my friends, The Thompson’s! You’ve seen one of their gorgeous children on here a couple times before. Georgia is a good friend of my niece’s and I’ve had the pleasure of photographing her a few times. When we got together with the rest of the family, I understood where Georgia got her bright, beautiful personality! This family is full of uniqueness and talent. Some of these photos are taken in front of an exquisitely white grand piano that half the household plays.

Not only is this family extremely fun to be around, they also have a deep history within the city of Auburn. Patrick works in the Auburn Arboretum – and the place is so pretty. He does a great job keeping the place looking amazing and knew all the best spots for some of these photos. As we walked around, he told us about all the different foliage and it was the coolest way to spend a session.

All-in-all, these photos were some of my favorites to shoot. As you go through these, enjoy all of the differences that make this family beautiful. I love getting to know families and this was one of the best!

There you have it! Thompson’s, you guys are fabulous. I hope to work with you again in the future. I love family sessions, so if you’re in the market for getting some done – let’s have an adventure!

I’ve had a bunch of people book their fall sessions already, and I’m so pleased! These sessions are so quick and easy and you end up with lots of great candid photos. We’re currently offering 30 minute sessions with all the best edits for $140. We’ve got a backdrop that would be beautiful to work with, but we’re also open to heading to a location of your choice. I want y’all to make the most of this cool fall opportunity! Use the contact form at the bottom of this post to save your spot.

On that note, we’re also going to start booking our Christmas Card sessions. These are our normal hour session price, but are fully styled and are quick to be turned around! We’ve got a great backdrop with a gorgeous tree and all the Christmas trimmings. I’d like to start shooting these at the end of October/early November – so don’t wait to book! With basketball season quickly creeping up, my schedule is going to be very full very quickly.

If you book a Fall/Christmas session before 9/30 – we’ll give you 10% off!

As usual, I’m so very thankful for each and every person who contributes to our little business. I’m so far from where I started and I only have you guys to thank. Whether you book a session or just tag along for these blog posts – we’re grateful for you and your support. Here’s to health and happiness!

Until the next time, friends! Keep on adventuring…

A 1st Birthday Party Adventure!

Happy Tuesday, everyone! I’ve slowly been getting myself back into the swing of school things, so my days have been a whirlwind. It feels like it should already be Friday, and it’s only the second day of the week! I hope everyone is having a smooth transition back to the reality of the school year.

Today’s blog post is all about an adorable little boy named Octavius! He’s the son of someone I just had the pleasure of meeting, and is so insanely cute. When I saw the theme of this party, I knew it was going to be a lot of fun. Then, when the birthday boy arrived in his little sailor suit, I was sure these pictures were going to be some of the best I’ve taken. He rocked the hell out of that little shirt and hat, and I’m so glad to have caught it.

I never really understood parties for babies until I started to do photography. Especially one year olds. They are barely able to recognize the people around them, let alone take place in the activities. As I started to shoot occasions like this, it all started to make sense. These types of things are just as much for the family of their little one as it is for the baby. People are watching what was such a little thing at one time grow up – and as an adult, it’s so much easier to see how that can seem like it’s moving way too fast.

Getting to capture big milestones like this always reminds me that if I’m a parent, I’m going to want to keep every second of my child’s life – especially huge moments like this. Photography gives me lots of things, the most exciting being a new perspective on all the things around me.

As you go through these, I hope you appreciate his adorable little outfit and the obvious fun Octavius is having. His family and friends gave him the richest attention throughout the process, so keep an eye out for photo representation of that, too.

There you have it! Ocatvius, I hope you get to look back on these and remember the time fondly. Or at least see how fond the time was for everyone around you! If you’re having a party and want someone to capture it – I’d love to share that special time with you and your family! These were an absolute blast & I can’t wait to do more.

We’re currently still offering $50 off all of our sessions until the end of August. I want to cling to the summer as long as I can, so if you book a sunset session, we’ll give an extra $10 off! That’s right, ANOTHER $10 off!

We’re also putting together our fall mini sessions, which will take place September 21st and October 12th! Our backdrop is gorgeous and we can’t wait to see who comes out to shoot with us! The current $50 off can be used towards these sessions if you book before the end of August – (which is an amazing deal for these!) so don’t miss out.

As always, thank you for hanging in there with us. We couldn’t do this without all the people who book with us & look at our stuff throughout the year! Y’all are the greatest and we can’t wait to see what else comes our way!

Until the next time, friends! Keep on adventuring…

Camden & Elliot – A Twin Adventure!

Happy Wednesday, everyone. It’s insane how quickly the summer has passed, but looking back – it has been a really, really, really good one! I’ve gotten to travel through the South & all across Texas. I’ve been on adventure after adventure, so I’m excited to see how the end of the summer wraps itself up!

Today’s blog is all about these adorable little girls named Camden & Elliot. These chicas are strong willed, full of personality, and spunky as all get out. They were so fun to be around and made me feel like I was their age all over again. As a grown up, it’s so nice to have little moments where I can embrace all the gorgeous things that come along with being a kid.

When Miss Terry approached me to do this session, I was so excited! Josh & I have been able to experience this gorgeous family ever since our Costa Rican adventure, so we jump at the chance to get to see them whenever we can. It only made it better knowing we were going to explore street art and play with some of the cool props in my box. What a blast it was!

As you go through these pictures, make sure you pay close attention to each of the girls. With each of the pictures, their personality comes out more and more. They’re so different, but so adorably the same at the same time. Here’s hoping you enjoy them as much as we did!

There you have it! Camden & Elliot, you guys are amazing and we’re super stoked to know you. Can’t wait to see who you become and how your personalities blossom as the time goes by. Thanks for being most excellent!

We’re currently offering 15% off our engagement/wedding sessions to all my newly engaged friends! Fill out the contact form below to get the process started.

We’re also offering 10% off holiday card sessions today & tomorrow if you book with us now! I’m quickly running out of open spots in October/November, so make sure you get a jump on booking your card session and grab a good deal while you’re at it.

As always, thank you for the never ending support! We couldn’t do this without you and are so appreciative of everyone who continuously comes back to view our pictures, get their photos taken, or simply know who we are and send good vibes out into the universe for us. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Until next time, friends! Keep on adventuring…