TBT 2010 Back in my college days at The University of Texas at Austin I spent most of my days in the darkroom with my classmates. For those who have shot 35mm film and had to go through the whole process of processing film; you can also vouch that it’s frustrating as hell but extremely rewarding. … Continue reading Darkroom Adventures – Austin, Texas
Do you ever stumble upon some of your older photography work and you wish you knew were your negatives or RAW files where? This recently happened to me with these two shots. I remember clearly taking these portraits of my friend Christian somewhere between 2008 – 2010 but I can’t seem to find the negatives … Continue reading Christian Rangel – 35mm Portraits – Edinburg, Texas
In 2010 I had the opportunity to photograph Neil Young for a publication known as The Horn’s, He called me up around 5pm and asked if I was free to shoot something. I said, “Yeah sure, what is it?” Neil Young, he is playing at the performing center at The University of Texas at Austin. This … Continue reading Neil Young at UT-Austin
#TBT This quince photo shoot was one of my very first sessions as a “professional”. Very excited to be sharing older work so you can see the progress of how I have developed as a photographer. Even in 2010 I was taking risks and challenging myself to capture beautiful photos for my clients. Here is … Continue reading Chelsea Pena Quince – South Padre Island, Texas – Ben Briones Studios
#TBT 2010 This photoshoot took place at the Long Center for Performing Arts in Austin, Texas back in March of 2010. We met through a mutual friend, Laura Caldron, who was also a photography enthusiast and classmate at The University of Texas at Austin. Tawny and I met before the shoot on campus to plan … Continue reading Tawny Hammett – Portraits – Austin, Texas
#THROWBACK Back in the day one of my favorite places to photograph people was at the Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center. I photographed my friend Roxy’s senior portraits here back in 2010. Honestly, I have not gone back to shoot there but would love to check out soon. Enjoy my favorite shots from … Continue reading Roxy Rivera – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios
Between 2008 and 2010 I use to have this obsession with photographing butterflies. I would take my camera to school at UTPA and hang around the small butterfly park next to the chapel and just wait around for butterflies to land on plants and flowers. Once I transferred to UT-Austin I would continue my obsession … Continue reading Butterfly Photography – An Old Obsession
#THROWBACKTHURSDAY 2010 While going through some old hard drives I found these beautiful graduation photos I did of my friend back when I was attending the University of Texas at Austin. They came out so great and I really don’t know why I haven’t showed them off! These are my favorite shots from this graduation … Continue reading Maggie McCloud – UT Grad – Austin, Texas
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DON’T DO IT! If you’re a professional photographer who’s been thinking about leaving the industry, don’t! There are so many opportunities for growth and income. I understand it can get tough. Especially if you are the only one doing everything in your business. You loose your free time, your weekends and sometimes you family. But … Continue reading Exiting Photography? WAIT! READ this first!
#TBT In 2010 a friend of mine asked me to photograph their family. These beautiful photos were shot at the Zilker Botanical Gardens in Austin, Texas. This family took me in as their own and I considered them my family away from home. The gentlemen you see in the shot actually help build the “Outhouse … Continue reading Family Photo Shoot – Austin, Texas – Ben Briones Studios
#FlashbackFriday Back in 2010 this awesome family hired me to photographer their family photos. This was when the McAllen Convention Center was a hot spot for photography. What I still love about these photos are how happy they look together. You can tell they have a beautiful family dynamic. My favorite shots are the ones … Continue reading Martinez Family – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios
#flashbackfriday Ale has a spirit that is unmatched, a personality that is a addicting and a warmth to her soul that is has been passed down to her by her beautiful mother. For those who know Ale you know how animated she is, how contagious her laughter and how strong this beautiful young lady has … Continue reading Alejandra Avila – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios
Back in September 2010, I had a photoshoot with Ben on the UT-Austin campus. He’s professional and talented at his work. I highly recommend him!!
Building healthy relationships is a key to success in photography. I met Susana back in 2010 while studying at The University of Texas at Austin. My roommate, Miguel Cobos, introduced me to her after an event they attended. As a photographer I noticed her natural beauty right away. She had it all; freckles, … Continue reading Do Friendships Make Better Pictures?