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…

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…

UTSA Basketball v. Wiley College

Happiest of hump days, everyone! The Christmas holiday is quickly coming & that means the end of the semester with it. My day job is stupidly busy, which is lots of fun but kind of hectic, too. I’m so very stoked to have my photography to cut into the stress and bring me all the fun!

I figured a nice home win yesterday was a good reason to drop a game gallery. It’s always nice to go back and revisit each of the games after the fact. Initially, I go through and pick out the photos that catch my eye – but when I go back and actually take time to edit the gallery, I go through each shot one by one. In a way, it’s like watching the game all over again. It’s cool to see what memorable plays look like slowed down, or how each of the guys change and progress from game to game.

If you haven’t started coming to the games yet – that’s okay! There’s still a ton of basketball left to play and watch. As the season progresses, each of the games will be more and more intense – which is always a blast to watch. Either way, you can check back here and get all the updates you need.

As you go through these, I hope you enjoy how excited the guys are when they’re playing well. You can see the joy of playing the game on their faces – on top of the intensity, of course. Not only do they look happy playing, but they won a game in their orange jerseys!

* Fellas, if you’d like a copy of any of these photos, shoot me a message! They’ll look much better in their original format. *

There you have it! If you’re up for a little road trip, the fellas are taking on Texas State on Saturday. It’s always a good game and the atmosphere in their gym is always exciting!

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.

Since I’m such a fan of UTSA and all of the greatness it has afforded me, I’m putting our senior session prices down to $75 until 12/12. It’s a lot of fun to celebrate with all the new alum as they prepare to walk the stage!

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…

Sunshine Slam – Game #3 v. Delaware

Happiest of Tuesday’s, everybody! I’m hoping that everyone is enjoying the time leading up to the holiday with family and friends. The end of the week is when the craziness begins, so enjoy the calm while you can! As for the Modica’s, we’re enjoying all of the holiday and then some.

Today’s blog is all the final game in UTSA’s performance in the Sunshine Slam against Delaware. These are probably the best of the bunch in my opinion – mainly because I love shooting these fellas in their white jerseys. Regardless of that, the game was one of the better of the bunch, too! There are plenty of cool three point shots in this group of photos.

Despite not getting the results they wanted in Orlando, all of the games were good learning opportunities nonetheless – & I don’t mean just for the guys. Every time I get to shoot, I feel like I’m learning something completely new. The best angle for these shots was sitting on the floor – so I needed to figure out the best way to do that with the angle I like to shoot and my height. It was a lot of fun, to say the least.

As you go through these, enjoy how laid back the guys seem to be in them. Out of all three games, they seemed to be more at ease in their game play than all the rest.

There you have it! I’m really stoked to have gotten to shoot in Orlando with the team. It’s always cool to see all the behind the scenes as well as capture what these fellas are good at. We’re getting to the peak of the season, so you’ll see lots more of this team – so check back soon!

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…

Arlayna & Frank – Christmas Awesomeness!

Happy Wednesday, everyone! It’s kind of a gloomy day and I’m totally feeling it. It has been a long week and seems like its getting longer by the second. However, I’m so very excited to drop this blog for you guys! All of the Christmas sessions have been a total blast and you guys are finally going to get to see some.

Today’s blog is all about our friend Arlayna and her boyfriend Frank. We’ve shot with Arlayna before it she’s a total blast. If you can remember, this is the same graduate that did her confetti with kale instead of actual glitter. When we met her boyfriend, we knew he was going to be pretty dang awesome, too – & we weren’t disappointed. These two have a really cool relationship that they keep alive despite their the distance between them.

We spent our evening going around Cibolo Nature center & I’m a total fan of the place. There are so many different places that are totally beautiful and the scenery changes the more that you walk around the place. So, when we got these two goofballs together in one of my favorite places – we made some magic.

While you go through these, I hope you enjoy just how much these two appreciate each other. There are so many laughs and genuine grins that make this set so excellent. I had a blast shooting them, so I hope you guys enjoy them just as much!

There you have it! Arlayna & Frank, you guys are a blast and we can’t wait to see you two behind the lens again. You two are absolutely adorable. It’s the perfect time of the year for sessions like this, so fill out the contact form and we’ll plan something fun!

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, 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…

Fall Time Beauty – Bridget Style!

Happy Monday, everyone! We just got back from Orlando with Men’s Basketball (which means you’ll be getting basketball galleries here very soon!) & it was nice to catch up some editing I’ve been putting off. This is the busiest time of the year and I’m loving every second of it!

Today’s blog post is all about my girl Bridget. This girl is someone I met through athletics and I’m so glad to know her. She’s full of life, beauty, and this charisma that goes with her everywhere. Which is probably why she’s a fabulous cheerleader, too! The last time you saw her, she was on the blog with her handsome boyfriend, Mundo – but today, it’s all about her!

We went to one of the prettiest parks in Boerne and wandered around right through the golden hour. One of the best parts of fall is all the gorgeous colors, and these photos absolutely showcase that. Not only were the colors amazing, but the scenery we found to shoot around was amazing, too!

As you go through these, enjoy all of the simple poses that really highlight all of the other gorgeousness within the photo. I think it’s cool to just be able to capture someone naturally, and we did a great job of that with Bridget during this shoot. I’m stoked for these, so I hope you enjoy!

There you have it! Bridget, thank you for being amazing and always be up for whatever we throw your way. That makes this job so much more worth it! If you’re up for an adventure around this gorgeous location – shoot us a message! It would be absolutely perfect for Christmas card photos.

We’re currently booking our holiday sessions and man – it’s getting really really busy! If you’re looking to have some photos done, please make sure you book a session soon. It’s one of the peak times for basketball and we’re already pretty booked for the rest of the month! We’re also offering our cheapest prices of the year – so don’t miss out!

I’m also really excited to announce our Flower Vault mini sessions! They just put together their Christmas installation and it’s gorgeous – which means I have to make sure I shoot you gorgeous people there at least a time or two. This upcoming Saturday (11/16) and Sunday (11/17) we’re headed to Flower Vault from 12-5. You can use the contact form at the bottom of this post to grab yourself a spot – I’ve already filled a few out already!

As always, thank you for your support. This is a dream, and it’s only possible because of all you beautiful humans that contribute to it. Whether that’s booking a session, looking at a photo, or simply reading this post. Thank you! You are all the best and we’re soooo grateful!

Until the next time, friends! Keep on adventuring…

Steampunk Joshy – A Cosplay!

Happiest of Monday’s, everyone! I’m always really excited to get a gallery on the blog on a Monday. It seems like it’s always the busiest day of the week, regardless of how busy the rest of the week really is. Either way, I’m glad to be sharing these with you guys – they’re my favorite yet!

Today’s blog post is all about my favorite subject – my sweet Joshy! No matter what wacky ideas we come up with to shoot, they always turn out to be more fun than the last. This one, though – this one was the one we’ve been planning for quite some time. If Josh could live in any time other than this one, in any universe, he’d be all over steampunk. He embodies all of the cool things that mood is all about & it’s one of his favorite things to see embodied. When we decided to put this look together – I knew it was going to be amazing!

It turned out even better than either of us could have imagined. We took a drive to our favorite place to shoot and enjoyed the post-rain weather. For the first time in a while, it wasn’t blazing hot and Joshy didn’t spend the whole time sweating! To make it all better, Josh really got into the character – so these shots are full of cool views and tons of personality from my favorite human.

As you go through these, enjoy the subtle pieces we included in his costume & pay special attention to the absolute excitement in his gorgeous face. We obviously fulfilled one of his creative dreams, because it’s obvious he had a blast with these!