Rob and Linda Surprise Engagement – South Padre Island – Ben Briones Studios

Today I captured such a beautiful proposal at South Padre Island! Rob and the bride-to-be planned this elaborate family photo session of 30+ people at the beach but what it really was going to be was a surprise proposal. Linda, the bride-to-be, had no idea. We captured this special moment on photo and video. Special … Continue reading Rob and Linda Surprise Engagement – South Padre Island – Ben Briones Studios

Kody and Jasmine – Surprise Proposal – Weslaco, TX

Check out this beautiful surprise engagement shot at Estero Llano Grande in Weslaco, Texas. Kody and I had met a few weeks before to chat and plan how this was going to unfold. If you are planning a surprise engagement I would advise planning something out with your photographer so you can get great photos … Continue reading Kody and Jasmine – Surprise Proposal – Weslaco, TX

Bobby and Priscilla Engagement – Casa Polonia – Weslaco, Texas

A few weeks back I took these beautiful engagement photos of Bobby and Priscilla at the gorgeous Casa Poloina located in Weslaco, Texas. The couple are getting married soon and wanted to take some beautiful couples but also includes their handsome son. I love how bold their outfits choices where. We chose Casa Polonia because … Continue reading Bobby and Priscilla Engagement – Casa Polonia – Weslaco, Texas

Big Brother Finally – Baby Family Surprise – McAllen, Texas

Today we had the privilege of capturing this new exciting news for this family! Mom and Dad surprise their son with the news that he is going to be a big brother finally! I love capturing things like this because they are so genuine and special for both the client and myself. Enjoy these speak … Continue reading Big Brother Finally – Baby Family Surprise – McAllen, Texas

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

Family Photos – South Padre Island, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

This weekend I photographed a surprise engagement for a lovely couple at South Padre Island, Texas but in order for the couple not to find why she was really at the beach with all her family, her mom scheduled a “giant family photo shoot”. These are some of photos I was able to grab before … Continue reading Family Photos – South Padre Island, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Adalie’s Quince – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Having a Quinceañera is super special for a young woman and the parents. I met Adalie when her father brought her to my studio for her formal portrait session. Her photos turned out so beautiful in her portraits with her blue dress.  It was no surprise that the result of her photos from her Quinceañera … Continue reading Adalie’s Quince – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Sara Yanez B-Day Session – Wallflower RGV – McAllen, Texas

On January 15, 2019, one day before her birthday, I surprised my beautiful girlfriend with a photo shoot at the Wallflower RGV located off Trenton in McAllen, Texas. I had been following the Wallflower RGV for a long time now on Instagram and would chat with the owner here and there. I am super happy … Continue reading Sara Yanez B-Day Session – Wallflower RGV – McAllen, Texas

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

Sara & Isidro Wedding – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Last year on April 20th I photographed a wedding at The Loretto Bristo located on 1233 E Griffin Pkwy, Mission, TX 78572 for a rockstar bride. The venue was lovely, cute, and cozy. The Loretto Bristo is the perfect place for a spring wedding. Sara and Isidro are such a great couple. You can see … Continue reading Sara & Isidro Wedding – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Top 5 Wedding Planning Advice – by newly wed Ruby Salinas

Top 5 Wedding Planning Advice – by newly wed Ruby Salinas First of all, congratulations on your engagement! Isn’t God just too good? Here are a few tips that will help you as you enter this journey of wedding planning: Pray! Pray! Pray! Prayer is powerful and the Bible mentions in James 5:16 that the … Continue reading Top 5 Wedding Planning Advice – by newly wed Ruby Salinas

Nicole & Mike Wedding – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Nicole and I have known each other since high school. Although we were not as close, you could never miss such a pretty girl, especially with those beautiful eyes of hers! So how did I end up documenting one of the most important days of her life? My answer; God. God places special people like … Continue reading Nicole & Mike Wedding – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios