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 scenesContinue 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 outContinue reading “Ayotzinapa U.S. College Tour Press Conference at South Texas College – McAllen, Texas”

Dimitra Trejo – Public Relations Coordinator – South Texas College

Spontaneous portraits of Mrs. Dimitra Trejo during a campus photo shoot scouting walk-through. Dimitra is the Public Relations Coordinator for South Texas College.   Dimitra Trejo  Public Relations Coordinator South Texas College 956- 292-3757

Hailey Trevino – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Took these beautiful edgy portraits of my friend Hailey mid March in some cool spots downtown Edinburg, Texas. I really have been enjoying my Fujifilm XH1 and this photo shoot really allowed me to explore with it more. I set it up on a bracket mode, but not just any bracket mode. The XT3 andContinue reading “Hailey Trevino – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

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 liveContinue reading “Dandy Heat – Yerberia Cultura – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

Vanessa Silva – STC Grad – McAllen, Texas

This past weekend I was able to work with Ms. Vanessa once again. Vanessa and I have been friends for some time now and she has trusted me to document some of the most special moments in her life. Sunday we celebrated her achievement as a graduate from South Texas College with a bachelors degreeContinue reading “Vanessa Silva – STC Grad – McAllen, Texas”

Vocational Nursing Pinning Ceremony – McAllen, Texas – 2017

It takes dedication, heart, and the passion to care to become a nurse. On Sunday July 30, 2017 sixty-five students walked across the stage at the McAllen Convention Center as a student and walked off as a professional certified nurse. South Texas College offers a Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program that prepare students with theContinue reading “Vocational Nursing Pinning Ceremony – McAllen, Texas – 2017”

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 isContinue 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 ofContinue 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 thatContinue 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 myselfContinue reading “Ruth Reyes – Bridal – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

2019 Reflection – Ben Briones Studios

[Reflections of 2019] There are so many people I could think of right now that I should be listing to give my most humble appreciation for their assistance in the success of Ben Briones Studios in 2019. To be transparent it wasn’t our most profitable year but it was a major year of growth, partnership,Continue reading “2019 Reflection – 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 architecturalContinue reading “Fujifilm XT-3 – Architectural Photography Test – Ben Briones Studios”

Eat, Live, and Breath Photography

EAT For those who have been a career photographer for three years or more can probably relate. When on a gig or assignment you literally eat on your drive to the next gig, while editing photos at a coffee shop or in your office and sometimes your clients feed you too. If you are likeContinue reading “Eat, Live, and Breath Photography”

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 toContinue reading “The importance of Pre-production for a high profile portrait!”