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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!


{ Travel } Things I Learned While Visiting Ireland | Photography

Things I Learned While Visiting Ireland:
By Christy Villegas

  • I can’t read maps. Once streets are no longer on a N-S E-W grid, forget it. Without the keen eye of Andrea and her mad mapping skillz, I would have been lost. Let’s just say I’d wouldn’t win The Amazing Race.
  • Two pints of beer and I’m done. Those Ireland folk sure do know how to drink! And a pint is big! I know I’m out of practice but geez. One town for example had a 1,000 residents /50 pubs ratio. They even have taps on tables!
  • The Irish know how to make a good and real cup of coffee! Their espresso drinks were melt in your mouth to die for!
  • Speaking of coffee drinks, their Irish Coffee is now my list of “Favorite Drinks.” Good morning!
  • The Irish believe in magical fairies. So much so that they change highway construction plans just so that they wouldn’t have to cut down a bush that the fairies live in because that would be bad luck! True story, I saw it.
  • Castles have secret peep holes. Great for spying on others. Where do you think the saying “the walls have ears” came from?
  • I want to own a castle. One with it’s own draw bridge, moat, trap doors, peep holes. I mean come on! It’s like an adult tree house!
  • Wifi on tour buses is a great marketing tool. They should all have it.
  • Ireland has had some odd economic problems. For example, they have 100’s of Ghost Towns spread out across the Irish countryside. They are like pockets of nice neighborhoods in the middle of no where. Someone had the smart idea of “build it and they will come.” Except no one came. So these expensive homes, in the price range of $300,000, just sit there abandoned or never occupied and rot away in the Irish rain. Sad reminder of their economy problems.
  • The Irish love to have festivals. They have festivals for any and every reason. I guess any reason to drink is a good reason?
  • Sheep herding is fascinating!
  • I didn’t pack enough Dramamine. Oops. I even told one bus driver, “I need to get some medicine from below, or I may throw up on your bus.” He quickly opened the hatch.
  • A grumpy bus driver once told me to “get your rubbish off the bus.” I couldn’t take him seriously, he just said rubbish!
  • The sun never goes down. Andrea and I would be laying in bed at 9:45/10:00 p.m. and the sun would still be shining bright as can be through the window. And then it would be a quarter of the way up in the sky by the time we were waking up at 5:30 a.m. Bizarre! You NEED a watch there.
  • Andrea taught me how to pop open an airplane bathroom door from the outside. Muhaha
  • Having Business class seats flying across the Atlantic is awesome! Totally spoiled now.
  • I can’t count the number of old men in the airports I saw reading Hunger Games. Makes me smile.
  • And lastly, the constant overcast weather in Ireland is great for photography!

First Communion Pictures | Bianca

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First Communion Pictures | Bianca

Congratulations to Bianca for having her First Communion! We know how important of a sacrament this is in the church and we are more than blessed to have captured this moment in your life for you and your family to remember for years to come. What a beautiful young lady!

Female Portrait Photography | Andrea Gnad

Female Portrait Photography | Andrea Gnad

PhotoBox Studios is a Wichita, Kansas sister-sister photography team and what better way to start a new website and blog than with a photographic and female portrait photography introduction of my sister (and co-owner) Andrea Gnad. To our excitement, spring came yearly this year and we were itching to get out and start shooting. So we jumped into a spring field of purple flowers, shaded trees and butterflies! No really, we literally JUMPED into a field of purple weeds and started ITCHING. But we do anything it takes to get that awesome shot. We were looking for a dreamy setting with great lighting, warmth and that pop of purple. Andrea loves to read the most popular fictional books that are out like Harry Potter, Twilight and Hunger Games. She reads through them in days time and has one large stack beside her bed. That is if I don’t sneak them home with me to read! I guess we thought a dreamy fictional world deserved a dreamy spring field to read in.

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Travel Photography | Hollywood, California

As they say in Hollywood – Action! Welcome to our website/blog. It was a long time coming but it’s here and ready. As this spring gets more and more busy, we look forward to posting lots of new content. But it won’t be all business. Of course we’ll be having some fun and letting our viewers get to know us personally as well! So here we go! Action!