Roxy Rivera – UTRGV Music Major – Ben Briones Studios

Photographing Roxy’s senior recital photos was a lot of fun! We decided to take the photos at the famous Archer Park in downtown McAllen, Texas. I really loved her outfit choice and the fact she down to take some fun pics with her instrument. Here are some of my favorite shots from this photo shoot. If you need portraits for your senior recital please…

Sarah Ruiz – UTRGV Grad – Edinburg, Texas

Yesterday we had the pleasure of photographing Ms. Sarah Ruiz, a recent graduate from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). She majored in communications and is excited to become an educator. Even though the extremely hot weather and crazy winds posed a small annoyance, we go it done. Sarah was such a trooper baring the heat and yet still looking amazing in…

Nick Cruz – UTRGV Graduate – Ben Briones Studios

Graduation is around the corner and one of the things that go along with walking across the stage is to take graduation photos to record the special milestone! My friend Nick Cruz recently setup a studio graduation photo session at my home studio located in McAllen, Texas and I love how the photos came out! Nick graduated in 2018 from the University of Texas…

Edna Villarreal Kruger – White Coat Ceremony – UTRGV

This week a good friend of mine, photography student and fellow photographer, Mrs. Edna Villarreal Kruger, received her white coat and acceptance to the UTRGV Physician Assistant Program. Wishing you the best friend and I know you will do great! Can’t wait to photograph you when you graduate from the program!  If you would like to have your special event photographed please fill out…

Mother & Daughters Graduation – UTRGV – Edinburg Texas – Ben Briones Studios

A fellow photographer / artist and friend Mrs. Mari Lorenzon graduated this year with her graphic design degree from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, Texas. She had asked me if I could take her grad photos along with her two daughter’s who were also sharing the same milestone. We photographed the girls at famous UTRGV campus. One of her daughter’s…

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Mommy + Me – Mother’s Day Portraits – McAllen, Texas

Last year I setup a 3-day Mommy + Me Mother’s Day Portraits at my home studio and we got to photograph a lot of beautiful mothers with their kids. This specific one was of my good friend Edna and her boy. I really love the energy in these photos. She really has a beautify dynamic with her son and they’re always so fashionable. Edna…

Gina Beltran – UTPA Grad – Edinburg, Texas

#TBT I wanted to show off these fun UTPA Grad Session photo shoot I did a while back. Ms. Gina had contracted me for her senior photos and I wanted to shoot them on the UTPA now UTRGV campus using natural light. If you know me, I usually carry around some mad lighting gear, but this time around we just rolled with a reflector….

Maria Dolores Alvarado – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

She’s a local actress, director, dancer, and President of the award winning Latino Theatre Initiative at UTRGV, her name is Maria Dolores Alvarado! I had the privilege of taking Maria’s graduation portraits at my photo studio. Maria recently graduated from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts Theatre. Congratulations, Maria! I wish you the very best in…

Miguel & Vanessa-Wedding- Edinburg, Texas -Ben Briones Studios

#FLASHBACKFRIDAY Never have I attended a wedding more musical than this one here. Miguel and Vanessa are both powerhouses in the mariachi music scene here in the Rio Grande Valley. The bride has her own all female mariachi group named Mariachi Mariposas and the groom plays with an all male group named Mariachi Los Arrieros. Not only do they play but they also teach music! The…

Vianey Salinas – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

A few years back I had the pleasure of photographing Vianey after celebrating her high school graduation from Edinburg North High School and now we celebrate her recent graduation from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Special thanks Mr. & Mrs. Salinas, the wonderful parents of Ms. Vianey, for hiring me again to document this milestone in their lives. Not only was this…

Criselda Garza – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

As a professional photographer is it always such a great feeling to sign a new client but what brings me the best joy is working with a returning client. These photos that I am featuring today are of Ms. Criselda Garza, who is graduating with a nursing degree from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). Criselda is a returning client because I…

Krystal Molina – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

I have been on a roll these days with throwback material! Here is a portrait session from 2011 of my beautiful client Kyrstal Molina. These photos were taken at Edinburg Municipal Park. Both my client and I were babies back then. If I am correct I believe these images were celebrating her birthday or possibly high school graduation, whichever it was I am more than…

Karen Perez – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

I am super excited to photograph and feature my first University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Graduate on my blog! Congratulations Ms. Karen Perez on your achievement! Every time I photograph someone on this university campus it takes me back to my days as a student their. I use to walk around with my camera around my neck photographing nature and people and…

Double Master; Diana Ybanez – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Once more I had the pleasure of photographing this very special person in my life; Diana Ibanez or A.K.A. Mrs. B  to many of her past students from Edinburg North High School. My first photo session with Diana was for Christmas family photos with her boy. In this photo session Diana celebrates her second masters degree from the late University of Texas – Pan…