Tawny Hammett – Portraits – Austin, Texas

#TBT 2010

This photoshoot took place at the Long Center for Performing Arts in Austin, Texas back in March of 2010.  We met through a mutual friend, Laura Caldron, who was also a photography enthusiast and classmate at The University of Texas at Austin.

Tawny and I met before the shoot on campus to plan the shoot outfit. I found out that her and dresses didn’t really mix much, she told me she was all about metal band t-shirts and jeans, which is totally badass because of her relationship to a certain metal guitarist but I challenged her to step out of her comfort zone and see if she can wear a spring style dress.

Although in 2010 I was an okay photographer but I was still learning. I made the mistake to setup the photo shoot 3pm. I remember dealing with a hot ass sun and sketchy cloud coverage and my strobes were no help because of how windy it was.  I had to think on my feet and so I decided to go to the next resource, my handy dandy reflector disk. The good thing was I had my best friend Israel assisting me that day and his personality really helped us get this shoot of the ground after our setbacks.

Tawny was a lot of fun to work with. She was very talkative and actually knew how to pose. I might look for my RAW files from this shoot to take another look at them in a editing software. Special thanks to Tawny Hammett, Israel Cavazos, and Laura Caldron for making this happen.

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Austin & Ashley Wedding – The Grand Hacienda at Skipper Ranch – Encino, Texas

We just wrapped up our second wedding of 2020 and it was amazing! It was one of our biggest projects of the year and we can’t wait to share those reasons but that will be shown in a later blog post. Our friends over at the Skipper Ranch asked if we could photograph their son’s wedding and I was honored to do so. I had photographed their eldest son’s wedding on their beautiful ranch property back in 2014 but this time around they told me it would be a much more grandeur event.

I put together these sneak peeks for them a few days later just to have but later in the month I will be showing off a ton more shots from the wedding so you can see why this event was a big deal. Plus I was really excited to show off some of the work we shot with our new Fujifilm XT-3 and Fujifilm XH-1. Check out my favorite moments from Austin and Ashley’s Wedding.

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Jenika Sanchez Quince – Rancho Viejo – Ben Briones Studios

Check out this Quince we photographed in Rancho Viejo, Texas.  The client was a returning client. I had done headshots for her and her brother once because they are very involved in pageants. This was a pretty unique and fun quince. Her dress was pretty and different from the typical puffy quince dress. I loved the color too! She had like three outfit changes which was pretty cool too and then the way she entered her reception was pretty awesome! Check out our favorite shots from this quinceanera event.  Jenika Sanchez_PRINT_AM_BBP-7_WEBJenika Sanchez_PRINT_AM_BBP-11_WEBJenika Sanchez_PRINT_AM_BBP-23_WEBJenika Sanchez_PRINT_AM_BBP-86_WEBJenika Sanchez_PRINT_AM_BBP-116_WEBJenika Sanchez_PRINT_AM_BBP-128_WEBJenika Sanchez_PRINT_AM_BBP-131_WEBJenika Sanchez_PRINT_AM_BBP-154_WEBJenika Sanchez_PRINT_AM_BBP-172_WEBJenika Sanchez_PRINT_AM_BBP-182_WEBJenika Sanchez_PRINT_AM_BBP-186_WEBJenika Sanchez_PRINT_AM_BBP-204_WEBJenika Sanchez_PRINT_AM_BBP-255_WEBJenika Sanchez_PRINT_AM_BBP-262_WEBJenika Sanchez_PRINT_AM_BBP-277_WEBJenika Sanchez_PRINT_AM_BBP-302_WEBJenika Sanchez_PRINT_AM_BBP-314_WEBJenika Sanchez_PRINT_AM_BBP-323_WEBJenika Sanchez_PRINT_AM_BBP-376_WEB

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Dan Johnson – Author Headshots – McAllen, Texas

Don Johnson is a local McAllen Christian Author. Mr. Johnson was debuting his newly published book and needed some head shots to include in the book and for his book release event. Here are some of the head shots I really liked and wanted to share with you! 2011-08-13 Dan Johnson_Headshots_PRINT_BBP-10_WEB2011-08-13 Dan Johnson_Headshots_PRINT_BBP-22_WEB2011-08-13 Dan Johnson_Headshots_PRINT_BBP-29_WEB

If you are a writer or author and would like some head shots please fill out the contact form below.

 

Family Photos – Basilica de San Juan, TX – Ben Briones Studios

Loved the way these family photos came out! We took them at the beautiful Basilica Of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle – National Shrine in San Juan, Texas. The family pugs joined in on the fun too! If you are interested in taking multi-family portraits feel free to reach out to us! IMG_6603_WEB_MG_1199_WEB_MG_1186_WEB_MG_1180_WEB_MG_1171_WEB_MG_1168_WEB

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Jocelyn Garcia – Portraits – Edinburg, Texas

I consider myself a portrait photographer but have the skill to take on any photography challenge. My passion has always been photographing people. Now my business focuses on wedding photography. Ben Briones Photography has a location in McAllen, Texas but we shoot anywhere and everywhere.

Portraits are important to all of us because it selects an important milestone in your life and freezes it. You can look back at that portrait and remember almost everything you felt and thought at that very moment.

At Ben Briones Photography we take the time to produce fun and unique portraits for our clients because we believe in the power of photography. Come into our new office located in McAllen, Texas so we can show you our latest portrait and work and maybe set up a session for you!

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Celina Jorge – Baby Shower – Cimarron Country Club

Celina and Mario have been a long term clients and friends of ours. We’ve had the pleasure of photographing their engagement, their bridal shower, their wedding, and now their maternity and baby shower. Oh, and I forgot, their family portraits too!

The baby shower was at the Cimarron Country Club in Mission, Texas, where they served an awesome brunch menu for the guest. Celena’s sister, the host, had fun games for the ladies in attendance that yielded awesome gifts for the winners of the games.

It was definitely a fun filled baby shower with the touch of fanciness. My favorite thing about this whole event was finding out the baby and I share the name! Photo Credit: Sara Yanez, Ben Briones 08.04.19_High Res_Celina Baby Shower_BBS-0301_WEB08.04.19_High Res_Celina Baby Shower_BBS-0306_WEB08.04.19_High Res_Celina Baby Shower_BBS-0326_WEB08.04.19_High Res_Celina Baby Shower_BBS-0330_WEB08.04.19_High Res_Celina Baby Shower_BBS-0347_WEB08.04.19_High Res_Celina Baby Shower_BBS-0376-2_WEB08.04.19_High Res_Celina Baby Shower_BBS-0387_WEB08.04.19_High Res_Celina Baby Shower_BBS-0390_WEB08.04.19_High Res_Celina Baby Shower_BBS-0395_WEB08.04.19_High Res_Celina Baby Shower_BBS-0413_WEB08.04.19_High Res_Celina Baby Shower_BBS-0440_WEB08.04.19_High Res_Celina Baby Shower_BBS-0447_WEB08.04.19_High Res_Celina Baby Shower_BBS-0671_WEB08.04.19_High Res_Celina Baby Shower_BBS-0682_WEB08.04.19_High Res_Celina Baby Shower_BBS-0736_WEB08.04.19_High Res_Celina Baby Shower_BBS-0775_WEB

Zaira Sobrevilla – Headshots – McAllen, Texas

Sometimes you just need quick headshots and I am your guy! We can get you in and out of the studio in less than 30 – minutes with some great high quality professional headshots. My friend Zaira needed to submit some photos that day for a modeling gig and these are the ones we produced. We found her angles and edited the shots right there on the spot. Enjoy! 06.27.19_High Res_Zaira Head Shots_BBS-0099_pp

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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 and video captured. Kody and I came up with simple plan. He was going to book me for “couples photos” for their anniversary and during the shoot we would go back to the car to get some bug spray but we were really getting the ring he had hidden. We placed the ring in my lens belt and went back to the location and continued this “couples photos” to celebrate their anniversary.  Little did Jasmine know she was going to be proposed to.

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