Hernandez Family – McAllen Convention Center – Ben Briones Studios

Family is extremely important and the Hernandez family know that! I took the beautiful family photos of Sabrina and her family back in the day, when the McAllen Convention Center wasn’t such a hot spot for photo shoots. Since this family session this family has come to me for various milestones in their lives such as graduation photos, cotillion presentations to various event’s hosted…

Location Scouting – Sara Yanez – McAllen Convention Center

Here are some outtakes from a location scouting shoot. We had a photo shoot scheduled at the McAllen Convention Center for a quince that evening and I wanted to test the lighting, backdrops and angles so when our client showed up it would be super smooth. I believe location scouting is an important part of a photographer’s job but sadly a lot of photographer…

Photography Lessons with Sara Yanez – McAllen Convention Center

Understanding exposure is important when learning photography. A few weekends ago Sara and I went to the McAllen Convention Center so that she could practice photography. So that the lessons could be as accurate as possible we had the same camera setup; Canon 60D with the Canon EF28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens. We also used a Sekonic L-308s Lightmeter to try to get realistic exposures….

Mattress Form Banquet – McAllen Convention Center – Ben Briones Studios

The Mattress Firm Corpus Christi and RGV franchise have been one of my longest corporate clients. A while back they hired me to photograph their annual employee award ceremony and it was a lot of fun! Check out some of the most memorable moments from this event at the McAllen Convention Center in McAllen, Texas.  If you are interested in photography for your corporate…

2017 Law Day Gala – 80’s Prom – McAllen Convention Center

Special thanks to CJ and The Hidalgo County Bar Association for allowing us to capture such a fun and unique event! I love the 80’s Prom theme! The decor was spot on, the food looked amazing and the music was just right! Every Law Day Gala just keeps getting better and better. I love the ones from the previous year but this one is…

Karla Ramirez & Saul Martinez – Prom 2017 – McAllen Convention Center

This weekend we photographed Karla and Saul before they headed out to their prom! Karla looked lovely in her beautiful floral prom dress and Saul looked extremely dapper in his blue suit. The couple took their pre-prom photos at the McAllen Convention Center. Their outfits worked well with the beautiful setting of the location. I also love how Saul’s suite really complimented Karla’s dress….

Karissa’s Quince Session – Mcallen Convention Center – Mcallen Texas

Today we are joining this beautiful young lady in celebrating her fifteen birthday! Congratulations Karissa! Thank you for trusting us to capture these beautiful portraits of you to document this special milestone in your life. Sara and I had a lot of fun hanging out with you at the McAllen Convention Center and taking these great photos of you. Photo Credit: Ben Briones If you…

Nadia Hernandez Grad Photos – McAllen Convention Center – Ben Briones Studios

Graduation photos are important because they record a special period in your life where you achieve a level of education that no one can ever take away! Your gradation session doesn’t have to be indoor at a studio, it could be fun and outdoors. This grad session was shot at the famous McAllen Convention Center in Mcallen, Texas. We shot a total of three…

Amaya Hernandez – Cotillion 2019 – McAllen, Texas

I loved working on these photos because I saw Amaya grow up. When I was younger I use to volunteer and work at the Edinburg Boys & Girls Club, where Amaya’s mother is was the chief officer. She was always around along with her two sisters Destiny and Nadia, who I have had the pleasure of photographing as well for different events of their…

Eloise & Manny Engagements – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

I love this engagement session because it’s the perfect example of how I like to model my engagement photo shoots. I always tell my couples to choose at least two photo shoot locations and two outfits. The first location should be a more fancy or more formal place they can dress up for formal shots. The second locations is a place where they can…

Martinez Family – McAllen, 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 with the Chevrolet Camaro. I think he had just gotten…

2015 Law Day Gala – Mcallen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

A few weeks ago I attended the 2015 Law Day Gala hosted by the Hidalgo County Bar Association at the McAllen Convention Center in McAllen, Texas. It was pretty exciting to be around so many professionals. What as more awesome was some of my past clients were in attendance as well. I always think God puts in me the right places at the right time….

Christmas Portraits – Alley & Ace – Mcallen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Another beautiful mother and son: Christmas portrait in the bag! This session was so much fun! Ace was such a sport and very energetic. Ms. Alley, you are raising a fine little gentleman. My favorite part of the session was when Ace got to open his early Christmas gift mom got him specifically for this session. You know those cake smash pics kids do…well…

Surprise Proposal – Edgar & Nabila – Mcallen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Nothing says love like a surprise proposal during the Christmas holidays. This beautiful couple finalized their five-year-relationship on December 12, 2014 in front of the giant Christmas tree at the McAllen Convention Center. Right after, we broke into a quick photo session just so they could have some fresh pics for this new chapter in their lives! This has been my third surprise proposal…

Jackie Bush – Robert Vela High School Grad – Ben Briones Studios

You wouldn’t be able to from these photos that just about an hour before there was a crazy storm with flash flood warnings. We had even made the call to Jackie’s mom that we were going to have to reschedule the shoot but I am glad we didn’t! Really love how this photo shoot turned out. Sara took lead while I finished another shoot…