Ginger Garza – 35mm Film – Edinburg, Texas

To those who don’t know I give private photography lessons to about 2-3 students and at one of my lessons I decided to also become a student of photography and practice shooting 35mm film with my Canon AE-1. We held our lesson at the beautiful Edinburg City Hall located in the heart of the city.

At the scenarios that I setup our returning volunteer model, Ms. Ginger Garza, I also took a few snaps of what my students were capturing and these were my best shots.

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Fuji Film XT-3 – Architectural Photography Test – Ben Briones Studios

I recently rented the Fuji Film 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 photography. Here are some shots from my test shoot around my work at South Texas College Pecan Campus in McAllen, Texas. Pecan Campus Beauty Shots_02.13.19-9275Pecan Campus Beauty Shots_02.13.19-9280Pecan Campus Beauty Shots_02.13.19-9281Pecan Campus Beauty Shots_02.13.19-9292Pecan Campus Beauty Shots_02.13.19-9306Pecan Campus Beauty Shots_02.13.19-9310

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Cadenas Invisibles – Latino Theatre Initiatives – Alton, Texas

Cadenas Invisibles is a play by Latino Theatre Initiatives in collaboration with Buffet-McCain Initiative to combat modern slavery. If you would like to them to preform at your event please contact Maria Dolores Alvarado.

Here are some shots from one of their more recent performances the Alton, Texas.

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Ashley and Juan Wedding – Hacienda San Juan – Ben Briones Studios

Ashley and Juan’s Wedding day began at their parents home. It was a special sight to see the couple getting ready with their family. The couple currently lives in Austin, Texas, where we took their engagement photos, so to be back home on such a momentous day must have been very exciting for everyone. The couple had a beautiful catholic ceremony at Holy Spirt in McAllen, Texas where we also took their wedding day portraits. On the way to their venue in San Juan, Texas we stopped at the Basilica Of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle – National Shrine to take more photos of the couple. Finally we ended the night with a beautiful reception at the gorgeous rebranded wedding venue now known as Hacienda San Juan located in San Juan, Texas. Here are my favorite photos from their wedding day.

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Amanda Maternity – Sarita, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Today we shot some beautiful maternity photos in a town named Sarita, Texas, which is a short distance from Kingsville, Texas. The family chose to have their photos taken at the Kenedy Ranch Museum. Amanda is a returning client. We took Amanda and Marcos Wedding photos back in November of 2018 and today we photographed another special milestone in their lives.

The Kenedy Ranch Museum has a beautiful outdoor country feel and it was perfect for the ideas Amanda had planned. Here are some of our favorite photos. 2019-04-13_00012019-04-13_00022019-04-13_00032019-04-13_00042019-04-13_00052019-04-13_00062019-04-13_00072019-04-13_00082019-04-13_00092019-04-13_00102019-04-13_0011

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Alexa & Mateo E-session – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

A few months ago I had the crazy idea that i wanted to shoot a full fledge wedding in 35mm film! Right around this time my friend Alexa had gotten engaged to her handsome fiancé Mateo, so I reached out to her and offered her free photography services for her wedding if she allowed me to shoot it completely in film.

Like any photography package I offer I always like to shoot engagement photos too! Today I got back the developed imaged from my rolls and the photos are beautiful! Out of 3 rolls at about 35 frames each I was able to produce around 23 gorgeous images of the couple. I shot with two cameras; my Canon AE1 and Nikon FM10 using Kodak and Fuji Film.

Here are my favorite 12 images that honestly sum the beautiful photo session of the couple!

The very amazing and talented Stephanie Rios Photography is the contracted photographer for the couple and I am just shooting for personal growth.001304590002001304590008001304590010001304590014001304600014001304590020001304590026001304590027001304610008001304610012001304610016001304610019

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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 Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) but didn’t get a chance to take photos back then but we hooked him up. Here are some of my favorite shots from this studio graduation photo session. 2019-03-20_00092019-03-20_00102019-03-20_00112019-03-20_00122019-03-20_00132019-03-20_00142019-03-20_00152019-03-20_0016

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Adriana & Carlos Engagement – Casa Los Ebanos – San Benito, Texas

One of our first photo shoots of the year was this engagement session with Adriana and Carlos at the historic Casa Los Ebanos in San Benito, Texas.  It was fun working with these two taking their photos in the beautiful outdoor and indoor sceneries in this venue.

Weddings photos coming soon!

Here are a few of our favorite shots from this engagement session.

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Rodriguez Engagement – Encino, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Have you ever heard of Encino, Texas? Yeah, me either! It’s that little town you pass by going 85mph that’s between Edinburg, Texas and Falfurrias, Texas. But a few weeks back  instead of passing through we stopped by and explored a bit and took some beautiful photos of this lovely couple. There is so much beauty out in the country, we even found lovely patches of Texas wildflowers. Just look at the bluebonnets in the shots.

This photo shoot was pretty cool. The couple are both EMT and first responders. They are literally real life super heroes saving lives! The couple lives out there in Encino and wanted to take their engagement portraits there because it’s their home and special to them. I am glad we did because just look at flowers! We shot on private property and at the local fire department. Check out the shots to see how they came out. 2019-03-24_00012019-03-24_00022019-03-24_00032019-03-24_00042019-03-24_00052019-03-24_00062019-03-24_00072019-03-24_0008

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Mayra Vaquera – 30th Bday Shoot – McAllen, Texas

1989 was a good year! Turning 30 is a big thing and what better way to celebrate by moment than by taking badass photos? My friend of many years, Mayra, reached out to me for this special photo shoot to celebrate her upcoming birthday. She wanted something private, fun but grand to celebrate the big 3-0! We planned out the shoot to be studio and outdoor session. We did two outfits and a crown in studio and a beautiful black dress outdoors with her black Ford Mustang.  These are my favorite photos from her 30th birthday photo session. 2019-03-20_00012019-03-20_00022019-03-20_00032019-03-20_00042019-03-20_00052019-03-20_00062019-03-20_00072019-03-20_0008

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