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. … Continue reading Roxy Rivera – UTRGV Music Major – Ben Briones Studios

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 … Continue reading Sarah Ruiz – UTRGV Grad – Edinburg, Texas

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! … Continue reading Nick Cruz – UTRGV Graduate – Ben Briones Studios

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 … Continue reading Edna Villarreal Kruger – White Coat Ceremony – UTRGV

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 … Continue reading Mother & Daughters Graduation – UTRGV – Edinburg Texas – Ben Briones Studios

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. … Continue reading Maria Dolores Alvarado – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

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 … Continue reading Miguel & Vanessa-Wedding- Edinburg, Texas -Ben Briones Studios

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 … Continue reading Vianey Salinas – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

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 … Continue reading Krystal Molina – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

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 … Continue reading Karen Perez – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

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