Caro Sanchez – ENHS Grad – Ben Briones Studios

Being a Edinburg North High School graduate myself, it gave me great joy to photograph Ms. Caro’s graduation portraits. We decided to shoot these photos at at the McAllen Convention Center because of how much space it allows us to work with. Caro posed both in her cap and gown along with a beautiful dress but also took her look more causal with her cowgirl boots. Sara and I used a lot of natural light in this shoot and I really love how these photos came out and I hope you do too.

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Alyssa Garcia Grad Session – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

We took at Alyssa’s Graduation Portraits at the Edinburg City Hall and the Edinburg CISD Administration building. This area is one of my favorite spots for grad photos. Alyssa is a Vanguard Academy Beethoven graduate so these Edinburg buildings seemed perfect for her photo shoot. We shot the first 1/2 of her shoot with her cap and gown and the second 1/2 in a more relaxed outfit. I always encourage my clients to bring two outfits to any of my shoots for variety. I really love the way these photos came out. Check out some of my favorite shots from this graduation portrait session. 

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Valeria Trevino – Harlingen High South Grad – Harlingen, Texas

This past weekend we photographed one our church friends. She recently graduated from Harlingen High School South. Valeria was fun to shoot. Sara and I really enjoyed photographing her cap & gown photos around the downtown Harlingen, Texas area. We started off at our favorite local coffee shop Girl of All Trades, then we made our way down the road using different spots and murals. Here are out favorite shots from this photo shoot.

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Emily Sanchez – UTPA Grad – Edinburg, Texas

Being it is grad season I have been posting quite a few grad sessions I have done throughout my career. Here is a UTPA grad session from 2012 of my friend Emily Sanchez. I really enjoyed this photo shoot because Emily trusted my creativity and the photos really reflect that. Enjoy these great photos of a UTPA Grad! Emily Sanchez Grad Photos 2 -3_WEBEmily Sanchez Grad Photos 2 -11_WEBEmily Sanchez Grad Photos 2 -17_WEBEmily Sanchez Grad Photos 2 -20_WEBEmily Sanchez Grad Photos 2 -23_WEBEmily Sanchez Grad Photos 2 -24_WEBEmily Sanchez Grad Photos 2 -26 copy_WEBIf you are looking into getting graduation photos please fill out the form below.

 

Ashley Garcia Rodriguez – UT Grad – Austin, Texas

Grad sessions can be creative, fun, and formal all at the same time! When I shot Ashley’s grad photos at The University of Texas at Austin, I knew there would be a ton of great locations or backdrops to make good photos but how to use those spaces creatively was up to me.

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I always recommend my grad clients to bring their regalia and 1 to 2 outfits to get them in different looks. Ashley decided on her cap and gown with one nice dress. So outfits are part of the creative part of the shoot. Lighting is the second way you can make the photo shoot more creative and as you can see in these 6 photos I used lighting pretty differently giving each image a different feel. I used both ambient and studio lighting. Ashley Nelcy Garcia Rodriguez_2012 Grad_PRINT_BBP (12 of 23)_WEBAshley Nelcy Garcia Rodriguez_2012 Grad_PRINT_BBP (13 of 23)_WEB
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Posing your client in fun and creative poses can make for fun photos. I sometimes ask my clients to spin or jump creating movement a sense of movement in your shots. You can also tilt your camera in odd positions for cool perspectives. What creates the most fun photo for a client is when you allow them to be themselves. Most people have their own silly way of being unique and when you can capture that you’ll have great pics. Ashley Nelcy Garcia Rodriguez_2012 Grad_PRINT_BBP (3 of 23)_WEBAshley Nelcy Garcia Rodriguez_2012 Grad_PRINT_BBP (17 of 23)_WEBFORMAL
Grad photos can be a little serious too. These are big milestones for many people and sometimes these moments call for formal portraits. In grad photos that means full regalia or formal outfit. In these photos we shot formal pictures in both outfits. Ashley Nelcy Garcia Rodriguez_2012 Grad_PRINT_BBP (1 of 23)_WEBAshley Nelcy Garcia Rodriguez_2012 Grad_PRINT_BBP (21 of 23)_WEB

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

Loved this little session with my friend Sara and her beautiful daughter. Loved what they wore to the shoot, went really well with the colors of our backgrounds,  These are my favorite moment from these mother day portraits. Enjoy!

 

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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 is a great example of an amazing hardworking mother because not only does she take that duty to heart she too is getting a 2nd masters at UTRGV in Physician Assistant Studies. She has a strong faith and is really a great person overall. Happy Mother’s Day Edna.

Hope everyone had a beautiful mother’s day during this COVID-19 craziness. Hopefully next year we can do another set of sessions like these! Enjoy!

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Gina Beltran – UTPA Grad – Edinburg, Texas

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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. We also shot during golden hour which made the lighting even more beautiful. Check out the awesome photos we produced for Gina’s grad session. 12.01.12_High Res_Gina Beltran Grad Session_BBP-2304_WEB12.01.12_High Res_Gina Beltran Grad Session_BBP-2309_WEB12.01.12_High Res_Gina Beltran Grad Session_BBP-2313_WEB12.01.12_High Res_Gina Beltran Grad Session_BBP-2321_WEB12.01.12_High Res_Gina Beltran Grad Session_BBP-2332_WEB12.01.12_High Res_Gina Beltran Grad Session_BBP-2351_WEB12.01.12_High Res_Gina Beltran Grad Session_BBP-2380_WEB12.01.12_High Res_Gina Beltran Grad Session_BBP-2388_WEB12.01.12_High Res_Gina Beltran Grad Session_BBP-2389_WEB12.01.12_High Res_Gina Beltran Grad Session_BBP-2400_WEB

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Mariela Rubio – UT Grad – Austin, Texas

While at The University of Texas at Austin I had the pleasure of photographing a few friends and it became more special when they hired me to photograph their graduation photos. I photographed Mariela a few days before graduation so she could send photos to her mother and family members because they were not going to be able to make it to the ceremony due to some complications. Pictures are important when freezing special moments in your life. I encourage everyone who is graduating to take some grad photos. Here are my favorite from this photo session. MarielaRubio_HighRes_BenBrionesStudios-10_WEBMarielaRubio_HighRes_BenBrionesStudios-26_WEBMarielaRubio_HighRes_BenBrionesStudios-27_WEBMarielaRubio_HighRes_BenBrionesStudios-16_WEBMarielaRubio_HighRes_BenBrionesStudios-29_WEBMarielaRubio_HighRes_BenBrionesStudios-32_WEBMarielaRubio_HighRes_BenBrionesStudios-40_WEB

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Yanin Sanchez – UT Grad – Austin, Texas

Yanin was a good friend of mine during my run at The University of Texas at Austin. We were both from the Rio Grande Valley so when we met each other in Austin we had a lot in common. She was an amazing student. Get this…she finished her undergrad at UT-Austin in 3 years. That is amazing. Yanin hired me for these beautiful grad photos we took of her around the 40-acres. Here are some of my favorite shots from this photo session with Yanin. 04.24.10_High Res_Yanin Sanchez Grad Session_BBP-1_WEB04.24.10_High Res_Yanin Sanchez Grad Session_BBP-2_WEB04.24.10_High Res_Yanin Sanchez Grad Session_BBP-13_WEB04.24.10_High Res_Yanin Sanchez Grad Session_BBP-32_WEB04.24.10_High Res_Yanin Sanchez Grad Session_BBP-44_WEB04.24.10_High Res_Yanin Sanchez Grad Session_BBP-48_WEB04.24.10_High Res_Yanin Sanchez Grad Session_BBP-50_WEB04.24.10_High Res_Yanin Sanchez Grad Session_BBP-82_WEB

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Vanessa Garza – Nikki Rowe Grad – McAllen, Texas

#TBT – Nikki Rowe High School grad Ms. Vanessa Garza is today’s photo blog feature. This is a throwback but still a good set of grad photos because just look at how awesome she came out in them. We shot these at the City of McAllen Veteran’s War Memorial of Texas. I believe Ms. Garza is now an attorney and that is pretty amazing, best wishes to her for sure! Here are some of my favorite shots from this throwback graduation session! 05.02.10_High Res_Vanessa Garza Grad Photos_BBP-5091_WEB05.02.10_High Res_Vanessa Garza Grad Photos_BBP-5102_WEB05.02.10_High Res_Vanessa Garza Grad Photos_BBP-5119_WEB05.02.10_High Res_Vanessa Garza Grad Photos_BBP-5125_WEB05.02.10_High Res_Vanessa Garza Grad Photos_BBP-5128_WEB05.02.10_High Res_Vanessa Garza Grad Photos_BBP-5079_WEB05.02.10_High Res_Vanessa Garza Grad Photos_BBP-5078_WEB05.02.10_High Res_Vanessa Garza Grad Photos_BBP-5050_WEB

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Mikaila Hernandez – UT Grad – Austin, Texas

Being a graduate of such an amazing school like The University of Texas at Austin is an unexplainable feeling. You feel part of something bigger than yourself. Posting these photos reminds me of my time at school and sometimes I really miss it. It was such a great experience and what better to remember your time in college than through photos.  Check out some of my favorite shots from this UT-Grad session. Mikaila Hernandez_2012_BBP (19 of 35)_WEBMikaila Hernandez_2012_BBP (29 of 35)_WEBMikaila Hernandez_2012_BBP (11 of 35)_WEBMikaila Hernandez_2012_BBP (10 of 35)_WEBMikaila Hernandez_2012_BBP (34 of 35)_WEB

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Nydia Quince Session – Hummingbird Springs – Donna, Texas

One of the most beautiful locations to take portraits at is Hummingbird Springs located in Donna, Texas. We took Nydia’s quince portraits here because she was looking for greenery with a twist of country. We also made another stop at a very special place to her and the family, at her grandfather’s gravesite. He left her behind the patches seen on her jean jacket. Enjoy some of our favorite shots from this quince portrait session. 08.26.18_HighRes_Nydia Quince Session_BBS-10_WEB08.26.18_HighRes_Nydia Quince Session_BBS-15_WEB08.26.18_HighRes_Nydia Quince Session_BBS-18_WEB08.26.18_HighRes_Nydia Quince Session_BBS-24_WEB08.26.18_HighRes_Nydia Quince Session_BBS-32_WEB08.26.18_HighRes_Nydia Quince Session_BBS-38_WEB08.26.18_HighRes_Nydia Quince Session_BBS-42_WEB08.26.18_HighRes_Nydia Quince Session_BBS-46_WEB08.26.18_HighRes_Nydia Quince Session_BBS-6_WEB

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