Mindy Ramos Bridal Portraits – Sacred Heart Church – Edinburg, Texas

We had this bridal session for this beautiful young lady last week.  The session took place at the church where Mrs. Mindy Ramos ( now Elizondo)  was getting married at and i thought that was perfect!  The church was so beautiful with its high ceilings and stained glass that made for this perfect image shown below.  Once i got to see her walk out with her dress i thought she looked gorgeous, and no doubt in my mind she was going to look amazing in the shots.  She wore a vail that had crystals attached that catch the light and sparkle like little stars.  Her bouquet of red, white roses and purple flowers added a pop of color against her white white dress that made the whole look as well.

We posed Mindy in different locations inside and out the church but by far my favorite shots where when she stood in front of the stain glass window.   The light lit her from the back that made her look like a glowing angel.  Overall loved this session.  Thank You Mindy for letting us capture this moment in your life.

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Dynamic Duo – Lourdes Paz & Sara Yanez – Ben Briones Studios

This summer Sara and Lourdes have been a tremendous help at the photo studio. Lourdes is a seasoned photographer who has managed a studio before and has a lot of experience being a professional photographer. Sara, on the other hand, is not a seasoned photographer but truly believes in me and my business and has invested her time into learning how it works and basically managing the office and even shooting and filming at events.  I couldn’t be more proud of the both and extremely thankful for everything they do for the business. 7U8B74907U8B7931

These two girls have more in common then they know. Both work for a school district outside of Ben Briones Studios. They both are into strange fashion. They both are artist in their own right. Sara is a musician and learning photographer and Lourdes a painter, graphic designer, drawer, and photographer. I am extremely fortunate to have them on the team and truthfully without them Ben Briones Studios wouldn’t be where it’s at. If you search their name in our blog you will find the work they do for the studio.

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Curry Wedding – Pharr, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

We had such a great time at this beautiful wedding! The Curry’s are such lovely people and super in love, which made the wedding that more wonderful. The couple got married at Resurrection Church in Alamo, Texas and they had their reception at Colonial Event Center in Pharr, Texas.

The couple had a lovely ceremony with a lot of emotions and filled with family and friends. Soon after the ceremony we took the couple and their family to a new venue in Donna, Texas known as the Hummingbird Estates for their formal portraits. Then the night continued with the reception at Colonial Event Center where the couple had their first dance and enjoyed the company of their guests. Enjoy some of our favorite shots from this wedding.

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Games of Texas – McAllen, Texas – 2017

On Saturday July 29, 2017 I photographed two Games of  Texas tournaments in Edinburg, Texas and McAllen, Texas as a freelance photographer for The Monitor Newspaper. I shot Basketball at the Edinburg Sports and Wellness Center and Volleyball at the Boys and Girls Club of McAllen.

Back in college I shot collegiate basketball at The University of Texas Pan American and at my alma mater The University of Texas at Austin  but this junior league was intense. There were girls teams and boys team and they all played with heart!

Then later in the day I shot girls volleyball and that was interesting because it was the first time shooting indoor volleyball. After a while I got the hang of it and now I feel confident the next time I’m court side at a volleyball game.

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South Texas College Vocational Nursing Pinning Ceremony – McAllen, Texas – 2017

It takes dedication, heart, and the passion to care to become a nurse. On Sunday July 30, 2017 sixty-five students walked across the stage at the McAllen Convention Center as a student and walked off as a professional certified nurse.

South Texas College offers a Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program that prepare students with the basic competencies to become safe practitioners in the healthcare field. Upon successful completion of the Associate of Applied Science major in Associate Degree Nursing, the graduate will be able to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a registered nurse and can work in hospitals, day-surgery centers, rehabilitation centers, physicians’ offices, home health care agencies, among other areas.

If you are interested in becoming a certified nurse contact:   1-800-742-7822

Department Chair: Christie Candelaria  NAHC 2.316  | 956-872-3142

or visit their website here: https://nah.southtexascollege.edu/adn/

Photo Credit: Sara Yanez, Roland Hernadez, Ben Briones

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Jonathan Lopez – Christian Artist – Ben Briones Studios

Christian Musician Jonathan Lopez is releasing his next album Lugar Secreto. Here are some of the possible photos that might make it to his album and marketing campaign for this album. I am very humbled that you stopped by my photo studio to work with me. Thank you friend and I wish you the best!

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Lorraine & Ralph – Art Village on Main – McAllen Texas

According to the couple days before the wedding was chaos because of the weather. The couple had to change their original venue La Placita in Pharr, Texas to the Art Village on Main Event Venue because of the rain. BUT on the day of the wedding we saw nothing but big smiles, excitement and fun!

Lorraine and Ralph are such a chill couple. They gave us their complete trust to capture every special moment from their wedding day. These type of couples are ideal because they believe in your vision and want your vision. Just like the couple had the challenge of moving the whole wedding over to a new venue we do had the challenge of adapting to the new location as well.

Well we crushed it. I thrive on challenge. I love seeing weddings as a blank canvas and creating my own. Never do I look for inspiration or poses before a wedding. Today I release this beautiful wedding Lourdes and I photographed.

Photo Credit: Lourdes Paz, Ben Briones

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Susana Sanchez Grad Session – The University of Texas at Austin – Ben Briones Studios

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Beautiful. Bold. Intelligent. Studious. Adventurous. Strong. These are all nouns to describe Ms. Susan Sanchez, a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. I met Susy while attending UT through a mutual friend. She and I became friends and kept in touch and when it was time to celebrate the achievement of completing not only one but two undergrad degrees she contacted me to document this special moment.

It’s been a a few years since this photo shoot and Susy is now saving lives and keeping the people of Austin, Texas safe. I wish you the best friend. I am very proud of you! \m/

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2 Days After Dad’s Heart Attack – Keirsten & Bobby Lopez Wedding – Ben Briones Studios

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Two days before I filmed this wedding I sat in the waiting room of a hospital with my family at the left of crying and praying for my dad to come out okay from his operation. It was Christmas morning 2014 and my dad had a heart attack and my mom had secretly rushed him to Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance. In the mist of all the emotions I remained calm. I knew that whatever was going on was out of my control and I was okay with that. Thankfully my Dad came out of his stint operation successfully and lived to tell the story of his Christmas miracle.

Let that story show you that even in the chaos of life I took upon my responsibility and the promise I made to Keirsten and Bobby to document their wedding day. With the help of my best friend Imanol Miranda we took care of business. Thankfully Bobby, the groom, had gone through a similar situation and he shared empathy for my situation.

I almost didn’t do it. I was already looking for substitute photographers but my Dad, with the little strength he had, he told me to go and do it. My Mom too also assured me it would be okay.

Passion is what moves you forward. Passion is what keeps you strong. Passion is what builds reputation. Passion is what builds you up. Dad, you have always allowed me to do what I love and it’s because of you I can serve beautiful couples like Kirsten and Bobby.

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