Allie & The Wonder Chamber!

Happiest of Saturday’s, everyone! It has been a minute since I put up a new adventure, and I’m very excited to share this one with you guys. This adventure was at a new place that was filled with potential photography goodness. I’m hoping that this isn’t the only time I get to frequent this place!

Today’s blog post is all about Allie and the cool little gem of a place she found – The Wonder Chamber. Since I found out about Flower Vault, I’ve taken multiple clients to enjoy all of the different backgrounds and flexibility a place like that affords. When Allie brought up Wonder Chamber, I was so very excited. Anything that’s going to make my creative juices flow is something that I can get behind. As we walked in and looked around, I knew this was going to be one of the coolest shoots I’ve gotten to do!

Allie is one of the coolest people I know. Meeting her through Eliza is one of the best things to happen. Between the two of them, there’s almost too much cool for me to fit in! However, both ladies are great models, so I take advantage of how gorgeous they are every chance I can. So, Allie wanting to explore this new and exciting place with me was really cool and I’m so glad we adventured together!

When you go through these photos, I hope you take in all of the different backgrounds – they are creative, extremely unique, and totally different from one another. It makes getting great pictures super easy and brings people out of their shell. By the end, Allie had the biggest grin on her face and seemed to be having the best time. You can tell throughout the pictures how great of a place this is!

Enjoy our Wonder Chamber adventure!

There you have it! Allie, you’re a total gem and I’m so excited to see where life takes you. I also can’t wait to see what other adventures we get to have together. That’s half the fun of being a photographer, getting to have a great time with great people!

If you’re interested in your own session like this, fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page. I would love to go and make my way around this place again. There are still so many things that can be done!

To all my newly engaged couples, we’re offering 15% off ALL of our engagement/wedding packages. That means you’re basically getting your boudoir photos for free! Wedding season is getting busy for me, so make sure you grab this opportunity while you can. I can’t wait to see all you beautiful people on the best days of your lives!

That’s it for now. As always, thanks for sticking around and taking in all that we do around here. It means the most and I wouldn’t get to do all of these fun things without you guys!

Until next time, friends! Keep on adventuring…

Kalista & The Historic Pearl

Happy Monday, everyone! One of the best holidays is coming up – which means my sister and niece are in town. They come every year and we have a great time celebrating our freedom and the cool bond of our family. The summer is by far the greatest when it comes to spending time with people you don’t normally get to see & I’m so happy for that!

Today’s blog post is all about my beautiful pal, Kalista. She is a UTSA cheerleader I met through my athletics gig. She was new to the Roadrunner gang, but took it by storm nonetheless. We spent a rainy morning navigating our way around The Pearl – which is beautiful, even with a grey cloudy sky illuminating it. There are so many great photo taking places and the scenery is diverse & rich, which makes for even better final products!

The hour we spent navigating one of San Antonio’s main landmarks was an absolute blast. Kalista has a great personality and loves to smile a gorgeous smile. When she stood in front of the camera, there was no hesitation. It’s so cool to see confidence like that in someone so young! To say it helped the pictures is an understatement – these are chalk full of confidence and self-love!

As you take a look at these, enjoy not only The Pearl’s highlights, but also the way this chick can work the camera! A lot of fun was had and I think it translates directly into the tone of this adventure.

Enjoy some of my favorites!

There you have it! Kalista, thanks for being so easy to shoot & fun to be around. That combination makes my job the absolute best. If you’re ever in town & would like to explore The Pearl with little ole’ me tagging along – let me know, we’ll make some magic!

We’re currently putting on 4th of July mini sessions. I’ll be shooting all the way until 12PM on July 4th, so there’s lots of time to celebrate the holiday! This one is one my favorites, so we put together a cool little backdrop. I’ve added a contact form to the bottom of this post for easy booking!

I also wanted to let everyone know that our fall is getting pretty busy. I’m currently booking through December & will have limited dates once basketball season starts. We’re offering 25% off pre-booked sessions for the fall until the end of July! This is a good deal, so take advantage! I’m so stoked to get to work with everyone & can’t wait to meet all you future clients.

Until the next time, friends! Keep on adventuring…

Arlayna – Class of 2019

Happy Sunday, everyone! It has been a crazy couple days for The Modica’s. We’re currently in Springfield, Missouri – soaking up family time & enjoying the many things this gorgeous place has to offer. May is going to be a blast and this is our starting leg!

Today’s blog post is all about Arlayna! Arlayna is someone I’ve known since my last semester of undergrad. I forgot to take statistics and needed the class to graduate, whereas she was a bright eyed freshman just getting started. After a couple weeks of sitting at the end of her table, I finally leaned over and made a connection. We ended up being in the same presentation group at the end of the semester, securing myself an A in the class. Now, Arlayna is all grown up and finishing up her degrees in Nutrition & Dietetics!

As someone who gets to interact with people being academically successful on a daily basis, it’s pretty cool to see people do good things. Yet, it’s even better when the people doing these great things are people I’ve known for a while – and have seen at several different stages of life. Growing up is measured not just by your successes, but by those around you, too – and it’s cool to see we’ve all done some pretty excellent growing.

Take in the pictures below and enjoy the uniqueness that Arlayna brings to the table. She’s stunning, has the brightest of smiles, and used some of the greatest props I’ve ever had the pleasure of shooting. Next time you want to bring an apple to your session, don’t hesitate – it actually looks fantastic!

Congrats, Arlayna – Happy Graduation!

There you have it! Arlayna, we wish you the best of luck. I can’t wait to taste the many creations you bring to the people of the world!

We’re still offering 45% off senior/graduation sessions! Today is the last day to grab this awesome deal. When Josh and I get back from Missouri on the 8th, all of my photography spots are dedicated to senior pictures until we pack up and leave again! Let’s take that victory lap around campus and take some fabulous pictures along the way!

All other sessions have also been discounted – we’re extending our May the 4th Flash Sale one more day. Which means all other sessions are 15% off and will stay that way until 5/8. There is a contact form at the bottom of this post to make for easy booking and question asking!

As always, we appreciate each and every person who stops & takes time to read these words and check out our images. We’re here because of you!

Until the next time, friends! Keep on adventuring…

UTSA Athletics – Fiesta!

Happy Thursday, everyone! I love the weeks I get to make multiple blog posts. It means I’m keeping busy and producing the art I love making. I’m so grateful to continuously have photos to edit and clients to shoot. Thank you for the support and adventures – it’s some of the best stuff in my life!

Today’s blog post is all about UTSA Athletics and the cool stuff they put on for their donors. Last week, UTSA’s event had sole occupancy at Fiesta Texas! If you’re from here, or you’ve been in the city for a while –  you know how awesome Six Flags is. So, getting to go without the crowds was an absolute blast! There’s nothing like riding a roller coaster over and over again without waiting in line.

To celebrate the successful athletic year, UTSA gathered some of the big wigs for a night of fun. The evening started with the athletes escorting the guests into the venue, then yummy food, followed by unlimited rides on Goliath. If you’re not familiar, that’s the big yellow and blue coaster you can see from the highway – and one of my favorites!

All and all, this event was a great way to bond with the community, learn more about our next steps, and enjoy some of the San Antonio culture. Fiesta, the holiday and the amusement park, is San Antonio excellence, so it was fun to take part in UTSA’s version!

While you’re going through these pictures, enjoy the scenery, and the enjoyment everyone has on their faces. It’s cool to be a part of something bigger than yourself – and it’s even better when that happens to be Division I college athletics!

There you have it! Getting to spend time with my Roadrunner family is always a blast – and I’ll take it in any form that I can get. Catch Goliath over at Fiesta Texas and UTSA Athletics the rest of the spring seasons and into the fall!

It’s graduation season & I’m so stoked to celebrate with you guys that we’re discounting our sessions by 45% through Sunday, 5/5! I’m not going to be taking on too many more sessions, so book while you still can. The tour around campus is one of my favorites, and I can’t wait to make it with you guys!

Lastly, we’re discounting all of our other sessions by 15%. Simply fill in the contact form below and reserve a spot! I’m so ready for a summer filled with picture taking opportunities, friendships made, and gorgeous images created. Book with us now!

Until the next time, friends! Keep on adventuring…

Senior Sunday – Shane & Zeus

Happy Sunday, everyone! It has been a gorgeous weekend so far, and it looks as if the day is promising to be just the same. Being in Texas during this time of the year, you never know what you’re going to get – but it’s nice when you’re getting the really nice side of the weather around here! And, as a photographer, the amazing weather is an excellent perk to the photoshoots I’ve gotten to take part in.

On the blog today is Shane and his pal Zeus. Josh and Shane have known each other for a while, and when I started to date Josh, I got to be a part of his friendship with Shane. Shane is a veteran and Zeus is his service animal. They’re pals, and it’s awesome to see the two of them around campus. Zeus, when you’re lucky enough to get to pet/interact with him, is super sweet and incredibly protective of Shane. So, it made the most sense to incorporate him into these pictures, too!

I’ve been enjoying doing these senior sessions over the passed few weeks and can’t wait for all the others I have planned! These sessions are filled with people celebrating their accomplishment, and the way people personalize them make shooting so much fun. As a college graduate who had my own unique experience, it’s cool to know that so many others went to the same place, but enjoyed it in their own way.

It also doesn’t hurt that UTSA has a beautiful campus! We’re still got a few sessions open, if you want to explore it with us.

Enjoy our senior pal below! He’s full of spunk and a personality that’s worth knowing!

There you have it! Shane, thanks for celebrating your awesome accomplishment with Josh & I. We can’t wait to see what you bring to the world and end up doing with your many experiences!

I’m so stoked to celebrate with you guys that we’re discounting our sessions by 35%! If you book with us before the end of April, we’ll give you an extra 5% off. I’m not going to be taking on too many more sessions, so book while you still can!

I also need a bit of help! I’m thinking about doing some Mommy & Me sessions in celebration of Mother’s Day. Would anyone be interested in a session like that? They’d be mini sessions, so a much cheaper option! I’ll leave a contact form below to make giving feedback and book more easy!

Until the next time, friends! Keep on adventuring…

Brandon & Southtown Vinyl

Happy Tuesday, everyone! I hope the week started out great and is shaping up to be a great one. We’re so close to the end of the semester, so my job is winding down for a little while – which means I’m super stoked for the summer and all the vacation I’ve got coming up. That’s for another blog post, though. Today’s is all about vinyl.

I have been a music lover my entire life. I played in the band, have a guitar on hand in my home, and have listened to most genres over and over again. My music taste is eclectic and fueled by my knowledge of music and instruments I learned growing up. When I met Josh, that was the first thing to bring us together. We spent lots of time talking about our favorite bands, and even more time hitting up shows together. So, when I met Brandon and learned about his love of music – I knew we’d be fast friends. We shared internship duties at the end of our undergraduate degrees, and have tried to stay in each other’s lives since then.

When I approached Brandon about pictures, I knew we’d make some kind of magic. When he suggested we hit up a record store and capture the adventure, I knew things were going to be the most fun they possibly could be. Brandon is a gentle person who is fueled by knowledge and his love for the things around him. Watching him explore the records was like watching someone with their favorite toy. They were handled with care, thoroughly perused, and sampled when the fancy struck. I had a blast getting to put some images to the feeling he creates.

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A lot of these pictures are of nothing but the records and the turntable. I feel as if music is a complete body experience. One of the best part of vinyl records is the kinesthetic feeling you get when you handle them. You have to gently take them out of their casing, then decide which side is going to spin first. Then, the needle has to be placed onto the vinyl with the utmost care. I thought, as I was spending time with Brandon, that it was important to capture all of his interaction with it. Including his hands searching through records, and playing with the turntable.

More than anything, I hope these pictures will show you the grand nature of vinyl. Josh and I have two turntables in our home and have played many a record upon them. Southtown Vinyl is a cool place – so hop over to check out their selection and get back in tune with the record-style music playing.

Enjoy the adventure!

There you have it! Brandon, thank you for adventuring around this place with us. We love being around people who enjoy the same stuff as us – and music is the greatest link to have! Let’s do it again! If anyone has any interest in a shoot like this, send us a message with the contact form below.

We’re currently discounting our Senior/Graduation sessions by 35%. If you book and schedule your shoot before May, we’ll give you an extra $5 off! My schedule is getting a little crazy, so don’t wait around to reserve a spot and book now. There’s a contact form at the bottom of this post to make that whole process easier.

We’re offering Fiesta photo sessions April 26th (10-3PM). Since there’s not much time between then and now, I’m only opening a few spots to ensure I have enough time to prepare! I’m really excited for these – I think it’ll be really cool to step out of the box and embrace the place around me a little more intimately.

So! If you’re looking to get some Fiesta celebration photos done, look no further! Let’s get colorful and bring the excitement of Fiesta into a singular image. Simply fill out the contact form below, include the date and time you’d like to fill, and I’ll get you on the calendar. Once all eight of the spots are filled, we’ll be booked up and ready to celebrate Fiesta!

Lastly, we’re discounting all other sessions by 20%! I’m stoked to see all the different things that flash before my camera, and can’t wait to see what crosses next.

As always, we want to take a second to thank everyone for tagging along and letting us continue to do what we’re doing. It’s your support that keeps us in the game, and we love and appreciate you all for it!

Until the next time, friends! Keep on adventuring…

 

Mireya Reyes takes on Eilan

Happy Thursday, everyone! It’s the last work day of the week for me and I’m more than ready for the weekend. I balance a couple different jobs, so my weekends are always filled with photography clients and gorgeous backdrops. I never thought I’d like spreading my job wealth, but I appreciate being able to do work in all sorts of different outlets, in all sorts of different ways.

The blog post today is centered around someone I’ve just recently met. In fact, when she walked up to meet me in front of Ruth’s Chris, that was the very first time we’d ever seen the other. As someone who works with a big range of people, I know it’s always interesting to work with people I know and people I don’t know. From the second we first started talking, I knew this session was going to be awesome.

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Mireya is a pom dancer for UTSA and has aspirations of becoming a Dallas Cowboy’s cheerleader. As you go through these pictures, you’ll see she definitely has the looks and determination to do whatever she wants – white boots included! As we moved around the complex, she had ideas for poses that I hadn’t thought of, good input in how she felt about the pictures, and a great sense of humor throughout. It’s like we’d known each other for a long while, not just a few minutes.

Not only is the person in these pictures gorgeous, but the backdrop is amazing, too. Eilan is a hotel/spa/apartment complex that houses a lot of really nice store fronts and restaurants. There are lots of colors and several unique building structures throughout the place, and it’s not even that big! If you ever get the chance to head over there and check it out, I would totally recommend. I’m also not opposed to doing more pictures over there, either! This place would be perfect for a couple’s shoot, or Fiesta pictures!

Check out some of my favorites below!

There you have it! Many thanks to Mireya for being a great model and braving the multiple times we had to reschedule. These turned out amazing and I hope you enjoyed our time together just as much!

We’re currently discounting our Senior/Graduation sessions by 35%. If you book and schedule your shoot before May, we’ll give you an extra $5 off! My schedule is getting a little crazy, so don’t wait around to reserve a spot and book now. There’s a contact form at the bottom of this post to make that whole process easier.

We’re offering Fiesta photo sessions April 19th &20th (10-3PM) ,23rd & 25th (5:30-8PM) & 26th (10-3PM). Since there’s not much time between then and now, I’m only opening a few spots to ensure I have enough time to prepare! I’m really excited for these – I think it’ll be really cool to step out of the box and embrace the place around me a little more intimately.

So! If you’re looking to get some Fiesta celebration photos done, look no further! Let’s get colorful and bring the excitement of Fiesta into a singular image. Simply fill out the contact form below, include the date and time you’d like to fill, and I’ll get you on the calendar. Once all eight of the spots are filled, we’ll be booked up and ready to celebrate Fiesta!

Lastly, we’re discounting all other sessions by 15%! I’m stoked to see all the different things that flash before my camera, and can’t wait to see what crosses next.

As always, we want to take a second to thank everyone for tagging along and letting us continue to do what we’re doing. It’s your support that keeps us in the game, and we love and appreciate you all for it!

Until the next time, friends! Keep on adventuring…

Miss Shelby – Flower Edition!

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I’m ready to get over the hump of this week and get one step closer to the weekend. Easter for my family is filled with good food, great movies, and usually some sort of photography adventure. To be real, though – most days are an excuse for photography adventures.

Today’s blog post centers around one of my good friends, Miss Shelby. Shelby is a tutor in my office and has been on the blog before. As a photographer, one way I can share what I do with friends is get them in front of the lens. I’m not the best when it comes to verbal communication, so pictures and directions while taking them are how I can express myself the most efficiently. Shelby ended up coming with me to The Flower Vault because of a cancelled session and her great heart.

The Flower Vault is amazing, y’all! If you’re looking for a good spot to take some pictures without having to worry about the lighting, or the background, this is the place for you. All the rooms are well lit, and can be used in so many different ways. As you go through these pictures, you’ll see what I mean. Not only is Shelby nicer than most people, she’s also gorgeous and completely photogenic.

Going through each of the rooms with my pal was a blast, and you can see the fun we had while taking these pictures within them. I’m a firm believer that a picture says a thousand words. These shout “I enjoy life” and that’s some of the best artistry you can capture.

Enjoy our adventure below!