Tradiciones 2020 – Ballet Folklórico South Texas College

I have seen and photographed quite a few of these Folklórico events for the Ballet Folklórico South Texas College group and every year they keep getting better and better. This year’s was amazing to say the least. I enjoy having the photographer’s perspective at these events because we get to capture the behind the scenes … Continue reading Tradiciones 2020 – Ballet Folklórico South Texas College

Ayotzinapa U.S. College Tour Press Conference at South Texas College – McAllen, Texas

Felipe de la Cruz Sandoval, father of missing or slain Mexican student visits South Texas College to talk about their initiative to find their children. Very interesting but hard to photograph. Here are some shots from this event.  If you are having a forum and would like to have the event photographed please fill out … Continue reading Ayotzinapa U.S. College Tour Press Conference at South Texas College – McAllen, Texas

Dandy Heat – Yerberia Cultura – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

TBT In the summer I took some photos of my friends band performing at Yerberia Cultura in McAllen, Texas. Osmar and Joseph, the guitarist and bassist, are coworkers of mine at South Texas College. They didn’t hire me to photograph this show but I thought it would be nice to get them some great live … Continue reading Dandy Heat – Yerberia Cultura – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Andrea Almaguer – Mcallen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

One day, after work, Andrea approached me when I was leaving work. She asked if I could take some photos of her because she was running for Student Governemnt Association President. Well guess what? She actually won and I’m very proud of her and happy I was a small part of that achievemt. This is … Continue reading Andrea Almaguer – Mcallen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Briana Pedraza – Quince – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

I am super excited to finally share these images with you! This event was memorable because it was celebrated among friends; The Pedraza Family. Ray and his family have invited me into their family as a friend and has just made our business partnership that much more special. Ray Pedraza is the assistant director of … Continue reading Briana Pedraza – Quince – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Destiny Love Peña – Quince – Mcallen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

I once went through a phase where I would tell people I only shot weddings but you know what? Screw that! I am a photographer; plain and simple! My job is to serve my community, my clients and my God through this special gift. This quineañera has inspired me to rekindle that love for that … Continue reading Destiny Love Peña – Quince – Mcallen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Ruth Reyes – Bridal – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Talk about throwback, flashback and way back when… I took these beautiful photos of Mrs. Reyes in 2012 a few months before her wedding. We shot these at the Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center located in South McAllen. I was young, ambitious and straight out of college. My goal was to make a name of myself … Continue reading Ruth Reyes – Bridal – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Fujifilm XT-3 – Architectural Photography Test – Ben Briones Studios

I recently rented the Fujifilm XT-3 because it’s a runner up on the list for my next camera purchase and I have been testing out all it’s features in different photography scenarios. I had already done studio photos with the camera, outdoor portraits and night photos so this time around I wanted to try architectural … Continue reading Fujifilm XT-3 – Architectural Photography Test – Ben Briones Studios

The importance of Pre-production for a high profile portrait!

A week ago at work (South Texas College) I was assigned to photograph the college president. The school president’s schedule is always very tight. I got lucky that she was already going to be taking photos with The Monitor Newspaper in the morning so I was able to piggy-back on that. She was scheduled to … Continue reading The importance of Pre-production for a high profile portrait!