Arantza Quince Portraits – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Another great photo session shot on our Fujifilm XT3 and XH1 for this young ladies quince. Shooting with a new camera is always challenging but with the experience I have it’s been fun learning a whole new system and it makes you feel great seeing results like these.

We shot these portraits at a private residents in Sharyland, Texas. The quince was great to work with, she was very open to our ideas and use of the home. We used a mix of ambient light and studio light. What I love about the my Fujifilm XH1 is I get to use my old school Canon FD and Nikon G lenses on the body with an adapter. Check out some of our favorite shots from this session.

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Hailey Trevino – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Took these beautiful edgy portraits of my friend Hailey mid March in some cool spots downtown Edinburg, Texas. I really have been enjoying my Fujifilm XH1 and this photo shoot really allowed me to explore with it more. I set it up on a bracket mode, but not just any bracket mode. The XT3 and XH1 have a film simulation bracket mode so when you shoot you get 3 different looks plus a raw file. Some of the photos you see here are JPEGs straight out of camera.

For this shoot we used a mix of natural light, reflector and my Flashpoint eVOLV 200 strobe. Hailey is a “seasoned model” because she’s been in a few of my shoots at South Texas College. She did amazing at posing and was very open to our ideas as well. Loved the two outfits she chose. They both went well with the two locations we chose. Here are some of my favorites shots from this photo shoot. 03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-5365_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-5468_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-5510_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-5630_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-6159_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-6243_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-6311_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-6344_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-6433_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-6494_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-6628_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-6656_WEBIf you are looking into taking some fun portraits please fill out the form below.

Bianca and Art Engagement Session – Estero Llano Grande State Park – Ben Briones Studios

Excited to share these beautiful engagement photos taken a few weeks back at Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco, Texas. My couple and I had originally planned to go to San Antonio, Texas to take their photos there but due to this COVID-19 scare we decided to take the photos in our own backyard.

The couple wanted something with a lot of greenery and well Estero Llano was one of the options I presented to them and I am glad they chose it. This state park is so beautiful and has so much to work with. I was able to take the couple along different walking areas each giving us a distinct look all from the same location. The place is also super mega affordable. Cost is only $5 per person. I am really happy how these outdoor engagement photos came out. I also shot in 35mm film and can’t wait to develop and post those here. Please enjoy our favorite shots from this engagement photo shoot. 03.08.20_High Res_Bianca Art Engagement Session_BBP-4035_WEB03.08.20_High Res_Bianca Art Engagement Session_BBP-4136_WEB03.08.20_High Res_Bianca Art Engagement Session_BBP-4179_WEB03.08.20_High Res_Bianca Art Engagement Session_BBP-4236_WEB03.08.20_High Res_Bianca Art Engagement Session_BBP-4277_WEB03.08.20_High Res_Bianca Art Engagement Session_BBP-4348_WEB03.08.20_High Res_Bianca Art Engagement Session_BBP-4424_WEB03.08.20_High Res_Bianca Art Engagement Session_BBP-4597_WEB03.08.20_High Res_Bianca Art Engagement Session_BBP-4772_WEB03.08.20_High Res_Bianca Art Engagement Session_BBP-4923_WEB

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Alyssa Pena – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

TBT 2009 [photos and blog have been re-edited]

Yesterday’s [06.10.2009] photoshoot with Alyssa Pena was great. We shot at the abandon[ed] warehouse on North [Highway] 281, one of my favorite places to shoot. We used ambient light, a reflector disc, and [a] speed light. [We were] going for a more natural light shoot with her. She is light skin so light rolls of her amazingly, plus her is just a great color as well, which gave of a lot of Rembrandt lighting, which always adds to a photo.

Alyssa is a just an over all beauty. Since she has had modeling experience directing her [was easy.] We moved around the [whole] warehouse and used different ambient light sources.

I’d say Things went really well. The only thing about this shoot that sucked, was [that there was a] dead cat and [it stunk up the place.]  In all the shoot lasted about [a fun] 2 hrs. This photoshoot is probably my best yet and one of my favorites.

I hope to work with Alyssa more and create a lot of new photos for you all to enjoy.
Assisted by Lori Alaniz. Wanted to show off some of my older work re-edited so you can see what type of work I was doing back in the day. Enjoy! 

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Lupita’s Make-A-Wish Quince – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

We have been volunteering with Make-A-Wish RGV for over 5 years now. It’s been a tremendous blessing to provide photography services for their annual fundraising events but sometimes we are blessed to photograph special wishes for their patrons.

Recently we were asked to help with another wish for a beautiful young lady named Lupita. My contact over at Make-A-Wish RGV, Erika, asked us if we could cover this special event. Of course we said YES!

One of my super talented team member Jennifer Trevino helped take Lupita’s beautiful entrance portraits.

Sara, myself and another team member covered the quince event. This wish was definitely special. Here are some of our favorite moment’s from Luptia’s Make-A-Wish Quince.

Photo Credit: Sara Yanez, Ben Briones, Xio Jasso. 02.29.20_Lupita Quince - Make A Wish RGV_BBP-1235_WEB02.29.20_Lupita Quince - Make A Wish RGV_BBP-1257_WEB02.29.20_Lupita Quince - Make A Wish RGV_BBP-1258_WEB02.29.20_Lupita Quince - Make A Wish RGV_BBP-1268_WEB02.29.20_Lupita Quince - Make A Wish RGV_BBP-1318_WEB02.29.20_Lupita Quince - Make A Wish RGV_BBP-1327_WEB02.29.20_Lupita Quince - Make A Wish RGV_BBP-1360_WEB02.29.20_Lupita Quince - Make A Wish RGV_BBP-1380_WEB02.29.20_Lupita Quince - Make A Wish RGV_BBP-05890_WEB02.29.20_Lupita Quince - Make A Wish RGV_BBP-06115_WEB02.29.20_Lupita Quince - Make A Wish RGV_BBP-06244_WEB

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Tradiciones 2020 – Ballet Folklórico South Texas College

I have seen and photographed quite a few of these Folklórico events for the Ballet Folklórico South Texas College group and every year they keep getting better and better. This year’s was amazing to say the least. I enjoy having the photographer’s perspective at these events because we get to capture the behind the scenes along with the performances. In January we purchased new cameras; the Fujifilm XT-3 and Fujifilm XH1, which were the two cameras used to document this performance. Having new cameras made it a bit challenging but I embrace a good photography challenge. Here are a few shots I thought were very nice to share.

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Roslyn Banda – Mother’s Day Portraits – Austin, Texas

Working with Rosyln and her little family has been amazing! A while back we took her engagement photos in Austin, Texas, as well as her maternity photos and now these beautiful mother’s day photos with her handsome son! I wanted to show these off early before mother’s day to let y’all know I will be doing another set of mini sessions at the studio for you and your loved ones! Stay tuned for that announcement!

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Ysenia & Adrian Wedding – McAllen, Texas- Ben Briones Studios

Ysenia and Adrian had a beautiful intimate wedding at the Radisson Hotel McAllen Airport in South McAllen, Texas. The ceremony was conducted by the amazing Terry The Wedding Gal! The ballroom was beautifully decorated topped with two lovely cakes. For the bridal party and formal portraits we stayed inn and took the photos around the hotel lobby, which actually made for great photos! The couple ended the night with fun wedding games and dancing. Check out some of our favorite shots from the wedding!

Photo Credit: Sara Yanez, Xiomara Anzaldua, Ben Briones
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Ashley Montemayor – Head Shots – McAllen, Texas

Ashley came to our studio for professional headshots. She is a Mortgage Loan Originator at Cabrales Mortgage. So if you need a home loan feel free to click on her name to link out to her Facebook page.

Today I wanted to show off these 6 images from her session at my studio in McAllen because of two reasons. Reason number one: I wanted show that shooting in different orientations. We always shoot horizontal headshots and vertical just in case the client needs both for their marketing purposes. Reason number two: use at most two backdrop colors. This helps gives your clients headshots different looks, which can also be helpful for their marketing material for where they will be posting their images. 10.15.19_High Res_Ashley Head Shots_BBP-15 copy_pp_WEB10.15.19_High Res_Ashley Head Shots_BBP-15-2 copy_WEB10.15.19_High Res_Ashley Head Shots_BBP-15-4 copy_pp_WEB (2020-01-04T09_13_27.192)10.15.19_High Res_Ashley Head Shots_BBP-15-6 copy_pp_WEB10.15.19_High Res_Ashley Head Shots_BBP-15-7 copy_pp_WEB10.15.19_High Res_Ashley Head Shots_BBP-15-9 copy2_pp_WEB

Zarah Zamora – Quince Portraits – Casa Polonia

Super excited to share our very first quince portrait session of 2020. We shot these photos are one of our favorite locations; Casa Polonia, located in Weslaco, Texas. When Zarah’s mom described her dress to me I knew that Casa Polina would be the perfect location to photographer her. Marlene (mom) is a returning client. We photographed her engagement photos and wedding day and I am very grateful that she thought about us again to capture this milestone for her family. These are my favorite photos from this Quince Portrait Session at Casa Polonia in Weslaco, Texas. 12.21.19_BLOG_Zarah Zamora Quince Portraits_BBP-2928_WEB12.21.19_BLOG_Zarah Zamora Quince Portraits_BBP-2973_WEB12.21.19_BLOG_Zarah Zamora Quince Portraits_BBP-3001_WEB12.21.19_BLOG_Zarah Zamora Quince Portraits_BBP-3027_WEB12.21.19_BLOG_Zarah Zamora Quince Portraits_BBP-3057_WEB12.21.19_BLOG_Zarah Zamora Quince Portraits_BBP-3083_WEB12.21.19_BLOG_Zarah Zamora Quince Portraits_BBP-3097_WEB12.21.19_BLOG_Zarah Zamora Quince Portraits_BBP-3113_WEB12.21.19_BLOG_Zarah Zamora Quince Portraits_BBP-3169_WEB12.21.19_BLOG_Zarah Zamora Quince Portraits_BBP-3197_WEB

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There’s a first time for everything – UT Volleyball – Austin, Texas

While at The University of Texas at Austin I shot the sport of Volleyball for the first time. I really didn’t know what to expect, where I was allowed to stand, or what to shoot exactly.

I had photographed collegiate basketball, track, soccer and baseball. Volleyball was going to a new challenge but I was up for it. Around this time I was shooting with a Canon 5D, 70-200mm 2.8 lens, 50mm lens, and 20-35mm 3.5 lens. I did my best with what I had and I took it as a learning experience. I don’t think the college newspaper or yearbook ever sent me out to another volleyball game after this but that’s okay, I learned.

The game was enjoyable because; One, it was UT athletics and two the crowd of fired up students as amazingly supportive. This shot is one of my best from this first time experience.

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Chelsea Pena Quince – South Padre Island, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

#TBT

This quince photo shoot was one of my very first sessions as a “professional”. Very excited to be sharing older work so you can see the progress of how I have developed as a photographer. Even in 2010 I was taking risks and challenging myself to capture beautiful photos for my clients. Here is a great South Padre Island Quince Portrait Session that I still enjoy seeing today. 09.14.07_High Res_Chelsea Pena Quince_BBP-_WEB09.14.07_High Res_Chelsea Pena Quince_BBP--3_WEB09.14.07_High Res_Chelsea Pena Quince_BBP--4_WEB09.14.07_High Res_Chelsea Pena Quince_BBP--5_WEB09.14.07_High Res_Chelsea Pena Quince_BBP-0338_WEB09.14.07_High Res_Chelsea Pena Quince_BBP-02799_WEB09.14.07_High Res_Chelsea Pena Quince_BBP-02804_WEB09.14.07_High Res_Chelsea Pena Quince_BBP-0366_WEB09.14.07_High Res_Chelsea Pena Quince_BBP-0353_WEB09.14.07_High Res_Chelsea Pena Quince_BBP-2_WEB

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