Vivian – Class of 2019!

Happy Friday, everyone! We are looking at the beginning of the weekend & it’s a very nice feeling. For the passed couple of years, I’ve taken Friday’s off – & I spend most of those off days shooting, editing, or sleeping. Today is going to be a good combination of both. I cannot wait to spend the weekend doing the things I love with the people I love the most.

Today’s blog post is all about my good buddy Vivian. Okay – so, I’ll let you in on something… up until walking to the Convo, we hadn’t met Vivian before. However, she was in the same program as me at the same time… just a year behind. By the time I was done taking classes in class, Vivian was just starting. We ended up missing each other by a few months, but fate brought us together anyway. Well, fate and another good friend, Nancy.

Vivian is a vibrant chica with lots of spirit & the same thirst for knowledge all of the people I hold dear have. We took the same classes, had the same professors… heck, we even seemed to like the same classes the best. Our tour around campus was easy and most importantly – fun! We hit all the good spots without any interruptions. It’s weird to say this, but getting graduation pictures done after walking is probably one of the best times to do it. So – if you’re looking to do some last minute shots, you know where to find me!

Ms. Vivian, thank you for trusting us with this celebration of success! These are some of my favorites & I’m so very stoked to have gotten to do them for you. Here’s hoping we bump into each other academically, or professionally in the future!

There you have it! Vivian, we wish you all the success in the world – there is a lot more knowledge out there to seek, so never stop. I’ll be right there with you!

We’ve recently started offering a new type of senior session. For all Class of 2020 Seniors, we’re now offering two part sessions. We’ll take some senior portraits now, then come back & shoot again when caps & gowns start making their way out. That way, everyone gets to celebrate to the fullest! Contact us below to find out more about this program!

Until June 21st, our regular senior sessions will be $75! That means all high school & college grads that didn’t get the pictures they wanted before they walked can still grab a good deal! I love academics & this achievement is big, so I’m stoked to offer these sessions at the price they are!

LASTLY – our summer celebration is still going on! Grab 20% off all sessions, including our wedding/engagement packages. We’ll keep this one around for a little bit longer, so don’t miss out! It’s a gorgeous time of the year for family photos…

Thank you, as always, for coming here and reading about our business adventures! Without you guys, none of this would be possible. We appreciate 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…

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…

West’s 1st Easter!

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope the weekend was filled with lots of fun, great weather, and awesome company. I love the weekend. It’s one of the only time I get my Joshy 100% to myself. Sometimes we throw in photo shoots and practice, but for the most part, Saturday & Sunday are the days I get all the attention I want (at least during the months of April-September.)

To start off my weekend, I spent a little bit of time with half of The Henson’s. Quinton has a big kid job, so I got to spend some quality time with West and his gorgeous wife to be, Ashleigh. I approached her about doing Easter pictures and knew it was a great idea the second we put West in the basket. Let me ask you this – what is seriously more cute than a baby in a basket?

We spent the rest of the session trying to answer that question. I’ll tell you this – a baby on his belly, a baby with a fist in his mouth, and a baby getting fussy are all pretty cute, too! Between Ash’s bottle and my terribly executed games of “Peek-a-boo”, we managed to get some really great shots of an extremely adorable little boy.

As you look through these pictures, check out not only the cute little props around this guy, but his striking blue eyes and the obvious enjoyment of the things around him. It’s so cool to watch the world through a baby’s eyes. West is enjoying everything for the first time, and it’s a joy to watch!

There you have it! Ash & Q, thanks for letting Josh and I be a part of this little guy’s life. We’re stoked to see how big and tall he’ll be the next time we see him!

Since my bluebonnets got rained out on Saturday, I’m offering a few hours this Friday, April 19th for those who want Easter/Spring/Bluebonnet pictures done before the heat starts to make Texas look a little less green and “Spring”-like. There’s a contact form at the bottom of this page to make for easy booking.

We’re also currently offering 30% off our senior/graduation sessions. I’d love to get a few people in before May when campus is crowded with people doing the exact same thing. Book with us now and schedule a date before the end of May and we’ll give you an extra 5% off your total session price!

We’d love to be your photographer for any sort of situation, so don’t hesitate to reserve a spot and book with us now! We’ve got a summer packed full of great things and we can’t wait to add you guys to it!

Until the next time, friends! Keep on adventuring…

Eliza – Senior Edition!

Happy Friday, everyone! This is my day off throughout the week, so I soak up every second of the downtime as I possibly can. Today, I got to finish off one of the most gorgeous galleries I’ve ever put up. I’m sure I say that every time I put one of these posts together, but it’s so cool to see beautiful people reflected in my photography!

You’ve seen this cat on the blog before – Ms. Eliza and her friends were debuted around Christmas time with a cool little smushed family photo shoot. This time, Eliza is here for an even cooler and more exciting reason – she’s graduating! Finishing high school is one thing, but getting that college diploma is one of the greatest feelings ever. For the first time, you’ve gotten to make all your life choices and the culmination of those choices has resulted in a college degree. For me, it was one of the best indicators of finally being “an adult”.

Eliza, we’re so insanely stoked for you! I’ve enjoyed all the time I’ve gotten to know you over the passed few years and can’t wait to see what you unleash upon the masses. Whether it’s art or your creativity thrust upon the science community – it’s going to be something great! There’s nothing like walking that stage, so I’m so excited you trusted us to capture your celebration of that. These are some of my favorites!

The pictures below are filled with UTSA pride and happiness that can’t be contained. Here’s hoping you enjoy them as much as we did!

There you have it! We’re so stoked for the Class of 2019 to get their time to shine, and we’re here to celebrate. We had a blast with Eliza and can’t wait to celebrate with some of you guys!

We are currently discounting senior/graduation session prices by 25%! My calendar is pretty full, so I’m trying to give everyone the chance to book before I don’t have anymore space. It’s the most beautiful time of the year, so let’s go explore your beautiful campus!

Since I’m a UTSA alum, all of my UTSA grads can grab an extra 5% off by using the code BIRDSUP when booking your session!

We’re also putting on some Easter/Spring mini sessions the next couple of weekends! You can find the times that are available through this post here. The backdrop and props are pretty cute, and would make for great family pictures!

Thanks for tagging along, guys. Every single thing I put up on the blog is made possible because of the people who book sessions and read through our adventures. We are forever grateful!

Until the next time, friends! Keep on adventuring…

Warhouse Strength & Conditioning

Hi, everyone! I hope you’re stoked for the weekend, because we’re one day away. I’m stoked for this weekend, merely because the next week is Spring Break! There’s not a singular thing wrong with having a few extra days of break. I’m heading to Frisco with the UTSA Men’s Basketball team, so I’m even more excited because of it.

Last weekend, my good friend Shelby asked me to come and shoot her cross fit competition. I’m a sucker for Ms. Shelby, so I couldn’t say no. Plus, I love everything to do with action photography. I’d never been to a cross fit competition,  nor have I ever shot cross fit, but I went into it with open eyes and a super eager trigger finger.

Cross fit is a very strenuous activity that pulls together a bunch of different biomechanic movements to perform different tasks and exercises. I spent a good amount of time working in the powerlifting gym out of high school, but this stuff is a lot faster and a lot more dynamic. It was really cool to watch all of the different exercises and learn more about the sport.

The day started with deadlifts! As someone who does these often, I know that you can feel really strong when you’re pulling a lot of weight. The ladies and gents in these pictures not only look strong, but super focused and dedicated to the exercise.

Next up was the bench for that coveted 1RM, then muscle ups/pull-ups/knee ups. As a person who loved the bars as a kid, I thoroughly enjoyed watching people on that apparatus.

To finish off the day, everyone did the fan bike for time, a 1.5 mile run with some burpees, and to finish – the rower and jump rope.

I’ve been an athlete my whole life, and I was exhausted at the end of this workout – and I didn’t even participate! If you’re looking for something that’s fun, dynamic, and filled with tough work and grit – cross fit is for you. Warhouse S&C is run really well and seems to be more of a community than an actual gym. Everyone is lifting others up and working hard for each other. That was probably the coolest bit to see!

There you have it! Check out Warhouse S&C to get your cross fit fix! Rob, the owner, is super down to Earth and seems like the type of coach that would push and push until you’re the best version of you that you can be.

Athletes- these are for sale (without the watermark)! Simply click on the photo, document what number it is (by looking at the web-bar), then send me a message through this link to secure your order. All prints are $5.00 individually, 5 for $20.00 and 10 for $40.00. These pictures are also a select few of the 1000+ that I ended up taking over the few hours. If you’re interested in seeing if there’s any more pictures of you/your child, send me a message and I’ll see what I can find for you!

We’re also booking for the summer months. My calendar is filling up so quickly, so don’t wait to book until the last minute! May starts wedding season and we’ll be very busy over here at Boshnasty Photos. I’ve added a contact form at the bottom of this post to make your booking that much easier.

Until the next time, friends! Keep on adventuring…

UTSA v ODU – Take 2!

Happy Tuesday, everyone! I hope you’re past your Monday blues and onto better things for the week. The end of basketball season is slowly creeping its way towards us, and in the Modica house – it’s kind of bittersweet. We’re both so wrapped up in the team that it’s hard to remember what it’s like to have a weekend that isn’t filled with basketball or Josh on the road. My camera gets a great workout this time of the year, and I wouldn’t change that for anything. I will say, though – I’m looking forward to having a free Saturday!

This game against ODU marked UTSA’s entrance into the C-USA bonus play. They got a little bit of time off to regroup and put themselves back together in a better and more efficient version of themselves. If you were at the last ODU game, you know how much of a fight this game was going to be. As the guys walked onto the court to start the game, you could totally tell they were thinking the same thing – this game is a big one.

For most of the game, both teams were neck and neck. UTSA’s fans have come to town this season and make the convo lively – every single game, so the energy wasn’t missing for a single second. When Gio, Keaton, or Jhivvan make a shot, the band goes wild! They have a chant for each of the guys, and it’s one of the best parts of being at those games. I’m a firm believer that a great crowd gives the home team an extra bit of boost when they need it.

By the end, the guys were right there with the ODU athletes. At the last buzzer, the guys fell short by one point. Regardless, the game was epic and chaotic and amazing all at once. The guys have so much support that they’re proud to be putting their all out on the convo floor. As a photographer, that’s one of the coolest things to catch.

As you go through these, take in the intensity and grit all these guys are portraying. They’re in it to win it and it’s totally apparent to anyone paying any sort of attention. The end of the season prize is near and the dogs are out!

Check out the well fought battle below: