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    PhotoBox Studios is located in Wichita, Kansas but travels worldwide. My style is a mixture of natural lighting, photojournalism, fine art and portraiture. I specialize in seniors, engagements, weddings, families, maternity, children, events and travel. I'll also throw in my everyday inspirations and adventures. I always look forward to hearing from my clients, feel free to contact me through my "contact us" form or by emailing me directly at thegirls(at)photobox-studios(dot)com. Ciao!

    Andrea

Personal | Dallas Travel And Adventure Show & Twilight

Dallas Travel and Adventure Show | Dallas Omni Hotel

Dallas Travel and Adventure Show | Dallas Omni Hotel | DFW Airport

Personal | Dallas Travel And Adventure Show & Twilight

The past three weekends have been big ones for me. When I say big, I mean “OMG did my dog just balance that treat on his nose?!” big. So this post is for your pure entertainment on my small musings. Here are a few things that I’ve learned:

1. I can now eat sushi with chopsticks! Javier and I went out to Hana Cafe for Andrea’s 26th birthday and I ate my whole meal with chopsticks and didn’t touch my fork! I think the trick is to not come on a Friday night when I have no patience for those thin pieces of wood and my stomach wins over. So I think I’m ready to hit up Japan and eat at all the food carts. Ok, I kid, rice still scares me.

2. Luxury hotels are trouble. Once you start, you can’t stop. Couple weeks ago Javier and I jetted down to Dallas for a Budget Travel Magazine – Travel and Adventure Show. It was a one day trip and I knew we would be TIRED, so I got us a cozy room at the new Omni Dallas Hotel – attached to the Convention Center. Hotness. We flew down Business Class, got a fancy Chrysler 300 rental car, pulled up to valet parking (why not while we were at it) and hung out with famous people like the Travel Channel’s Samantha Brown. Need proof? Boom! Really, all this fanciness wasn’t planned. I swear. And you know what? Artsy hotels with in room art and rooftop pools and hot tubs are a girls best friend. Sigh.

3. I’m addicted to chapstick. I need it when I go to bed and when I go to the dentist, or it just bugs me. Now I’ve learned I need it when I go to the gym. Who needs chapstick when they go to the gym? Apparently I do.

4. Twilight Breaking Dawn Part II was awesomesauce! I had been looking forward to watching that movie but oh so sad that it’s all over. The crazy twist at the end of the movie (that wasn’t in the book) had me saying “oh snap!” and covering my mouth and looking at Javier….who has no idea that it wasn’t part of the book. I think they did a good job with the ending. Bravo. BUT before I scare off all the Twilight haters, watch the funny Bad Lip Reading video below. Lovers and haters alike will thank me.

(Above images are all iphone5 photos)

 

Christy Villegas is the co-owner of Photobox Studios. Christy and Andrea are based in Wichita, Kansas but frequently relocate to destinations worldwide. Photobox Studios specializes in lifestyle portraits and wedding photography that reflect the joys and creativity of life. To see more behind the scenes moments with Christy and Andrea, check out their Facebook www.facebook.com/photoboxstudiosTwitter @cmvillegas or Instagram @cmvillegas83.

November 28, 2012 - 6:08 AM

Cheryl Gnad - Your post is such a crack up! You didn’t show your picture with you and Samantha Brown!

November 28, 2012 - 7:05 PM

Christy Villegas - It’s up there. #3 under the “Boom!” link. Couldn’t leave that out!

November 29, 2012 - 1:20 AM

Cheryl Gnad - Oh, I didn’t click the highlighted words! So, next time I will click EVERY highlighted word in your blog. Hidden treasures under them! yea!

Kansas Family Portraits | Brandi & Mason

Kansas Family Portraits | Brandi & Mason

Every year little Mason gets his photos taken and year 5 was no different. Brandi, my co-worker at my “day job”, heard I was doing Fall Portraits and asked if I would be interested in taking her son’s five year photos. I said yes! So we met up at the park and the photo walk was on. I was afraid the long trek would wear Mason out but him and his dog Otis were all for it! They were looking at everything. It was fun to watch how fascinated he was with nature, to look at things with fresh eyes. Brandi, hope you enjoy these for a long time, you have a good kid on your hands. And super thanks for being a friend for the long days at work!

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Christy Villegas is the co-owner of Photobox Studios. Christy and Andrea are based in Wichita, Kansas but frequently relocate to destinations worldwide. Photobox Studios specializes in lifestyle portraits and wedding photography that reflect the joys and creativity of life. To see more behind the scenes moments with Christy and Andrea, check out their Facebook www.facebook.com/photoboxstudiosTwitter @cmvillegas or Instagram @cmvillegas83.

Kansas Family Portraits | Jose & William

Kansas Family Portraits | Jose & William

Jose’s little boy William was about to turn 2 years old. He had a big birthday party coming up on the weekend and his dad wanted a photo shoot with his oh so adorable little boy with dimples that could melt any ladies heart. And what’s a party without some cute cute images hanging on the walls?! Well, Andrea works with Jose at the airport and Jose has been one heck of a team player by taking her Monday shifts when she couldn’t because of school. And that was mostly all semester! To pay back his kindness, Andrea offered to give him this gift – a photo shoot to keep a moment between father and son a forever memory. Happy birthday William! Hope you saved us some cake!

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Andrea Gnad is the co-owner of Photobox Studios. Christy and Andrea are based in Wichita, Kansas but frequently relocate to destinations worldwide. Photobox Studios specializes in lifestyle portraits and wedding photography that reflect the joys and creativity of life. To see more behind the scenes moments with Christy and Andrea, check out their Facebook www.facebook.com/photoboxstudiosTwitter @cmvillegas or Instagram @akgnad.

November 6, 2012 - 5:26 PM

Jose Beto Ruiz - Thank you soo much Andrea @photox studios!!!

November 6, 2012 - 5:33 PM

Jose Beto Ruiz - ****photobox-studios**** =)

November 6, 2012 - 5:40 PM

Peter Pena - Cool pics bro. Son looks really happy!

November 7, 2012 - 12:12 AM

Jason Bergsma - Love the photos….good job dad

November 8, 2012 - 7:10 PM

Christy Villegas - He is just so cute and seems so happy!

Teach Me How to Dougie | Mexico & Ireland Style

Teach Me How to Dougie | Guinness Beer Factory | Mexico & Ireland Style Dance

Teach Me How to Dougie | Mexico & Ireland Style

Whenever Andrea and I travel we often find ourselves breaking into dance. Dance parties make a soul happy. And these past 2 years, the song “Teach Me How to Dougie” just wouldn’t get out of our heads and found it’s way into our mini dance parties. The music pulsed through our hands and feet and forced us to bust out some incredibly bad (me) dance moves in random places around Mexico , Ireland or even the Guinness Factory. Of course there was always some kind of liquid courage involved. But before you judge, first take a second and check out my sweet underwater Moonwalk!

Shoot Locations: Dublin, Playa del Carmen, Isla Mujeres, Coco Bongo, Cenote Cristalino
We may not be the greatest at The Dougie but here is a little How To Dougie tutorial!

 

Andrea Gnad and Christy Villegas are the co-owner of Photobox Studios. Christy and Andrea are based in Wichita, Kansas but frequently relocate to destinations worldwide. Photobox Studios specializes in lifestyle portraits and wedding photography that reflect the joys and creativity of life. To see more behind the scenes moments with Christy and Andrea, check out their Facebook www.facebook.com/photoboxstudiosTwitter @cmvillegas or Instagram @cmvillegas83 and @akgnad.

February 12, 2013 - 7:43 PM

Jamie Swanson - Hands down best video I have watched in 2013!

February 12, 2013 - 8:03 PM

Cheryl Gnad - I can’t believe MY GIRLs do that kind of thing! Oh, but what fun! Actually, you did a great job! It was entertaining! (even to your mom.) :-)

February 13, 2013 - 1:20 AM

Maria Nicholas - I like, they did beutiful.

February 14, 2013 - 3:07 AM

Christy Villegas - @[100000057994150:2048:Maria Nicholas] you should be in the next video. :-)

Kansas Wedding Photography | Lyons, KS | Jarid + Heidi

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Kansas Wedding Photography | Lyons, KS | Jarid + Heidi

Thank you again to Fleur De Lis Photography for the chance to second shoot your client’s Lyons, Kansas outdoor beautiful wedding. And congrats to Jarid and Heidi, you guys were fun to shoot and provided me with lots of entertainment! Oh, and it was my first outdoor wedding! So fun.

 

Christy Villegas is the co-owner of Photobox Studios. Christy and Andrea are based in Wichita, Kansas but frequently relocate to destinations worldwide. Photobox Studios specializes in lifestyle portraits and wedding photography that reflect the joys and creativity of life. To see more behind the scenes moments with Christy and Andrea, check out their Facebook www.facebook.com/photoboxstudiosTwitter @cmvillegas or Instagram @cmvillegas83.