Iliasis Muniz Photography » South Padre Island Newborn & Maternity Photographer

Our nephew is here finally!!! He arrived on November 23rd weighing 7.4 lbs and 20 inches. He has the chubbiest cheeks and is the cutest little thing ever! I am so happy I was able to drive up to San Antonio to take his first photos. He did extremely well during his 1.5 hour newborn session. Here are some photos from his shoot. Look how proud mommy and daddy look.




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I have felt so blessed by my wonderful clients so far this year and the continued support of past clients. What better way to acknowledge the incredible blessing this season has been by sharing the love and paying it forward!

There are some amazing teens out there who are achieving great things, serving others and going beyond what is expected. Maybe she is just a really great student who is going through some tough times in her family. Perhaps they have overcome hard circumstances and are making a difference just through their positive attitude. I want to give one of those deserving young women a free portrait session!

So tell me about that young woman you know, about the truly amazing High School Senior who deserves to win a free portrait session! Tell me (in just a few paragraphs please!) why this teen is so wonderful and most importantly, deserving of a free portrait session. Me and my trusty nominations committee (READ: Me and my best friend!) will pick one lucky winner based on the entries. And yes, you can nominate yourself!


So, the details….

The Who:
Nominate the young lady by emailing me as to why she is so wonderful and deserving of a free session. (and remember, you can nominate yourself!)
I must receive all entries by Midnight PST Friday, December 31st, 2014. The Winner will be announced by New Years Day at noon PST here on this blog and on my Iliasis Muniz Photography Facebook page on Thursday, January 1st….just in time to start- off the new year with a gorgeous set of images capturing this once in a lifetime season!

The What:
The winner must live in the Valley area (including SPI, Port Isabel, Los Fresno’s, Brownsville, etc.). Portrait session will take place between March 15 – May 30. 2015
The winning High School Senior will receive a 1 hour Portrait Session at a location in the Valley area and 15 digital images edited and on a custom APP. But WAIT! There is MORE!!

To make sure the lucky winner has some fun accessories for her session, she will also receive a $25 Gift Card to Matilda Jane Clothing by trunk keeper Verna Sanchez in Los Fresnos, Tx!  She sells new Matilda Jane Clothing for children, teens, and adult women clothing, and can always be counted on for just the perfect outfit! Thank you so much Verna!!

The day of session pampering starts with a preSession makeup application by MUA and Hair stylist Andrea Galvan. This very talented woman has generously donated their time and talent and I am so GRATEFUL for her!

The How:
Send emails to by the deadline. Include your own full name and contact information. Also include the name of the teen you are nominating, how you know them, and why she should WIN! You need to include a small picture of the person you are nominating. The winning entry will be emailed to make arrangements for contacting the winner. Tell a friend!

The Fine Print:
Emails MUST be received before the deadline. Entries received after Midnight on Friday December 31st will not be considered. Winning Senior must live in the Valley area and be graduating from a local Valley High School as part of Class of 2015. Dates will be scheduled according to photographers availability during the above referenced time frame. A tentative date of April 26th has been set aside for the session to take place.

That’s it! Let the nominations begin!! Again…send entries to Spread the word!

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Who says you have to wear red and green to your christmas family portraits during the holidays? I let my clients know that it’s okay to step out of the box once in a while and be different. The Herrera family are wearing grey, magenta and whites. Perfect enough to stand out in any location. Aidan was enjoying running around and just simply being silly with mommy & daddy who he loves both oh so much! These photo’s were taken at the McKelvey Park in Harlingen, Tx.

Happy Holiday’s!!!




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I love these two newlyweds! Mari & Robert married this past August and I had the pleasure of shooting their engagement photos. I am honored & very happy that they have chosen me to keep capturing their memories this holidays! They are friends of the family and they have been nothing but sweet to us. Congratulations on your love and I can’t wait to one day take your children’s photos. Let’s hope soon! 😉

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Dashing thru the snow in a one horse open sleigh, O’er the fields we go laughing all the way HA HA HA Bells on bob tails ring Making spirits bright What fun it is to laugh and sing A sleighing song tonight….

BOOK your babies christmas mini session TODAY!!!

Christmas Minis are open – December 5th-7th – 4 spots each date

Please note that the session are for children ages Newborn-12 months.

Price: $75 per child

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