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We help families share, reconnect, and enjoy their time with their loved ones through our unique bespoke photographic experience. 

celebrate life!


Because we blink and wonder where did time go...



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Letters to my Sons and Daughters

A Mother's Legacy

The Happy Thoughts Studio
Event of the Year
is going on right now

- Laura Herdon

"She did my daughters graduation photos and they were magical!" 

- Katyna Rosario

"They create the most amazing experiences for families and loved ones." 


(Se Habla Español)

Schedule your discovery Consultation now!

Let's celebrate life, love, faith, and family by documenting families' lives and relationships through film. 

- Begins at $1595


Celebrate your dreams and accomplishments with one of our unique sessions.

- Begins at $195


We will celebrate your new baby and focus on the glow, grace, and beauty of being a mother. 

- Begins at $195

Newborn Sessions 

Do you wish you could pause time and keep them this small, just a little bit longer!

- Begins at $195

Storybook Sessions

A Story of Us session is all about life…your happy, silly, messy, loud, funny, lovable, chaotic, and genuine family moments.

- Begins at $195

"The story of Us" Sessions

We do studio portraits like no one else. This unique sessions take place at our beautiful historic Finesilver building studio in San Antonio, Texas.

- Begins at $95

In-Studio Sessions

What Type of photography and video  Sessions do we do?

Your Transformational
Photographic Experience begins here!

Our Sessions

Because I know that you are a busy parent, I have anticipated every part of the process to make it as special, easy, and fun. 

You will have a bespoke experience from beginning to end. An experience that will lead to deeper connections with those you love the most. 

Starting with the Discover Consultation to the photo session, to crafting for you one of our exclusive Storybooks that will preserve your treasured moments with your favorite people; to Wall Art that will transform your home into an Art Gallery and proudly tell the world your family story. 

Your job is to care for your family. Mine is to care for you and your story.

Meet our Studio

To Happy Thoughts Studio


schedule your free discovery consultation today!

MarElly Medina  -  Lead Family, newborn, and children photographer.

Your Photographer


I still remember the exhilarating feeling when I held my precious little one in my arms for the first time, the hours and hours I gazed into her squishy little face, her tiny little hands, and feet… time stood still. The world shifted and nothing else matter as much as the precious life I was holding.

I had three exhilarating moments. 

As I enter this lifetime journey called motherhood, the world kept revolving with each new milestones as they kept growing, and so was my desire to keep them forever. My husband gave me the best gift a mother could ever receive…a camera. 
I documented each big milestone and every little silly moment too. And I’m so glad I did! I have an immeasurable amount of my own children’s childhood memories in photographs I can put together a big puzzle of their childhood. Each year for their birthday I grew a little sentimental of how fast they were growing, so I'd looked back at the many photographs I had and without knowing it, I became their story-teller. Reminiscing and retelling their stories gave them a sense of belonging, security and confidence in who they are now, and that makes me so happy.

I can’t keep them from growing up, but I can give you the gift I was given; beautiful portraits that will always allow you relive that amazing feeling every time you see your child’s photograph


- Stacy Rodriguez

"We felt comfortable and she was great with my 9 yr old and 1 yr old.  She personalizes the shoot by helping you out with styling ideas before the photo shoot."

- Sara Woll

"I have had other photographers and none gave me such natural and beautiful and stunning results. I can't wait to schedule our next session."

Do you wonder what your experience at Happy Thoughts Studio will be? How will you look in your photographs? Well, you don't just have to take our word. Listen to what our clients have to say about their experience, photographs and products.

Our Clients

Hear from


Teens & Seniors

cinematic Family Moving Stories

Newborns & babies


The Story of US


Want to know how can your photographs look like? Want to know what to expect?
Select the type of session that you are interested on to see our favorite moments and stories.

Our Galleries

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and discover the difference!

Payment plans available.  We accept all major credit cards, Apple pay, checks, and cash.

Most clients invest upwards of $2500 on Create Your Own Collection. 

Contact us to receive a complete product catalog.

We will guide you every step of the way and help you choose the best products for your home and office during your in-person Design and Sales Consultation.

We offer a variety of products which are perfect for gift giving. This step is optional and only available after step 1 and 2 are completed. 

Add-on Products




Available Options:
All High-Res Digital Files (print to any size)
Low-Res Digital Files (optimized for social media use only

With our “Create Your Own Collection” system, all of our clients can go home with digitals. 

Just purchase one or more items from Step 1 and you can add the digital files of all the images from your session as part of your collection. 

If your intent is to just share them on your social media platforms, keep them on your phones and tablets, then choose the low-res digital files, they will be optimized for that use only.

But if your intent is to make prints in addition to keeping them on your phone and tablet, as well as share them on social media, then choose the hi-res digital files for the ultimate flexibility and control.

Can you just purchase the digital files instead of products? Yes, you can under our a la carte pricing. 

Digital Files




Individual Wall Art
Wall Art Collections 
Storybooks & Albums
Portrait Boxes

In step 1, you will be able to choose custom-designed Artwork to fill your home and office with beautiful reminders that celebrate the important milestones and moments of your loved ones. 

Our entire process is designed to help us get to know you and your family so we can create photographs and design artwork for you that will fill your home with the laughter, joy, moments, memories, and dreams of those you love the most.

Our commitment to you is that every time you look at your photographs and videos, you will be reminded of how blessed and loved you and your family are.  

Your Printed Art.




Purchase your Products In 3 easy Steps.

Your Own Collection


We offer a curated collection of products, custom designed for your home and office.

Wall Art Collections, Portrait Boxes
 & StoryBooks

Our Products