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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!


Kansas Family Portraits | Morton Family

Kansas Family Portraits | Morton Family | Lauren + Alex + Aidan

Two deer poked their heads through the bushes to see what the commotion was early on a Saturday morning. The Morton family was here for their family portrait shoot and they had it going on when it came to coordinating their outfits! All three showed up in just enough of a matching blue/grey/white combo. And little Aidan is a model in the making. He was a natural when it came to posing, there was no directing needed. What a handsome young man and what a cute little family. The photoshoot was a joy. On the way out, we were sent on our way with a meow from a small kitten perched up in a tree. Crazy Kansas wildlife.


iPhone Photography and Instagram | Mexico Travel – July

iPhone Photography and Instagram | July
iPhone Photography & Instagram | Mexico Travel – July

I lounged, I swam, I investigated underwater caves, I drank fruity drinks and I drank dark rich coffee with swirls in it’s foam. I slept, I read books, I dived with Whale Sharks, I laughed, I looked at the stars, I ate food that wasn’t on what they call the “clean list” and I drank some more. I was the spoiled version of Indiana Jones of the Riviera Maya for five days and it was grand. This see all and do all traveler actually stopped to smell the roses and it made for one of the best actual VACAtions yet.

(iPhone photography & Instagram photos Left to Right) 1. The too hot to handle cabanas beachside in Cancun, Mexico.  2. Cute little Great Dane puppies ready to be bought and taken home. Andrea and her friend Libby where picking one out.  3. Lifeguard on duty in Cancun, Mexico.  4. Andrea’s friend Libby blowing heart kisses on a bike ride around town in Lawrence, Kansas.  5. Palm tree designs in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The site of a palm tree makes me a giddy school girl. It can only mean an ocean is nearby!  6. Max. Andrea and her boyfriend had to babysit this cuddly dog.  7. Our parent’s dog Jaxx always wants to get in on the action. Here he is sporting some glittery shades.  8. The ocean looking out towards Cozumel.  9. A 4th of July late night fireworks show.

See our past iPhone Photography & Instagram | Ireland Travel – June

~ Christy

Kansas Wedding Photography | Kristen + Kody

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Wedding photography is something Andrea and I are gearing up to start doing in 2013. To build our portfolio and gain experience we have started second shooting weddings with fellow photographers. For Kristen and Kody’s Hutchinson, Kansas wedding, Andrea was very appreciative to help out and shoot with Jennifer at Fleur De Lis Photography. Thanks again for the learning experience!

July 30, 2012 - 7:04 PM

Jennifer Nicole Gehring - You are welcome to shoot any weddings with me! You know I of course would love it!

July 30, 2012 - 8:28 PM

Kristen Spurlin - Love these! Kody & I enjoyed having Andrea team up with Jennifer! We’re excited to see how everything turned out but we’re loving everything so far!

July 31, 2012 - 12:58 AM

Sheila Jamison-Harmony - OH MY! The pictures are GREAT – I can’t wait to see the rest!
Kristen Spurlin you are truly beautiful & Kody Spurlin is so darn handsome! You make such an adorable couple!

July 31, 2012 - 2:43 AM

Sheila Jamison-Harmony - Excited to see all the other pictures – these are GREAT!!!!

August 1, 2012 - 1:54 AM

Kirk Spurlin - You all did a great job! I wish I could see our photos from our wedding but we’re still waiting on our photographer to get them done! We may just do it all over again. Everyone that was there is begging us to anyway! who knows? We will get you all to shoot this time.

August 1, 2012 - 11:19 PM

Brenda J Horn - Beautiful pictures will we could have been there to celebrate.

Travel Photography & Video | Swimming With Whale Sharks In Mexico

Photobox Studios | Swimming with Whale Sharks Photography
Photobox Studios | Swimming with Whale Sharks Photography
Travel Photography & Video
Swimming with Whale Sharks In Mexico and Living to Tell

“Go go go!” shouted the boat captain. I was dangling my fin covered feet over the edge of the boat, camera in hand and Javier right next to me…this was a “Bucket List” moment to swim with Mexico’s giant Whale Sharks. There was no time to waste, you had to push off right as the captain said to or you would miss your chance. Splash….Splash! Javier and I jumped in, looked down and saw we were right on top of the largest fish in the sea – a 40 foot 20 ton Whale Shark. I could have grabbed on and went for a ride I was that close. I couldn’t believe my eyes. It’s massive grey body and it’s unique white spots was all I could see. It was even more breathtaking through a snorkel.

Splash…Splash! I was going in for round 3. Javier wasn’t with me this time because the rocking of the boat on the open sea got to his stomach. That only meant, this next gentle beast was all mine. “Go go go!” I caught up doing the one arm, two legged swim (I was holding my camera dah). It opened it’s mouth wide and sucked in gallons of water at a time. It could have eaten me whole! Good thing these sharks are only filter feeders and their favorite snack is plankton…..not human meat. This one was calmer and didn’t swim away. It allowed me a few more seconds of pure joy. It dived into the black hole below me, the deepest water I’ve ever swam in. That was a site to see except for the fact that it was heading right back up and I was in it’s way! But never fear, it turned out to make some great video footage for the memory bank.

I was on cloud 9. I may not show my emotions that well but I felt it. This was my 2nd attempt and we did it! (First attempt to swim with Whale Sharks in 2011) On the way back wild dolphins accompanied us on either side of the boat to Isla Mujeres. There we were able to soak in the shallow blues to refresh our way out of motion sickness. There we swam in the clearest of blue waters I’ve ever seen, ate the best ceviche I’ve ever eaten, all while thinking about one of the best bucket list items I’ve ever done. Check! ✓

Watch this whale shark get creative about finding food!

iPhone Photography & Instagram | Ireland Travel – June

PhotoBox Studios | iPhone Photography | Instagram | Ireland Travel
iPhone Photography & Instagram | Ireland Travel – June

June has been a fun month. I am not complaining, I like summer! The temps have stayed in the 90’s (until now), friends from out of town came for a visit, Andrea and I traveled to Ireland and it’s a great time for new experiences. Instagram is just a casual way for us to practice our creativity through iPhone photography so I thought we’d share some of our happenings behind the scenes.

(Left to Right) 1. Flower stand in Dublin streets 2. Cliffs of Moher 3. Frosted glass at Guinness Storehouse, Dublin 4. Smores around a fire with friends 5. Learning new languages. The words on the wall 6. Andrea sipping Irish Coffee early in the hills of Ireland 7. Christy trying to sleep at 10:00 PM and the sun is STILL up and shining in Ireland 8. Irish Coffee kept us warm 9. Macaroon store in Dublin

July 2, 2012 - 1:47 AM

Sarah - I love that you both are so lucky to be able to travel so often. Great photos from this whole trip, left me wanting to see more. I really loved the lamb shots – they looked so soft.