Rene Family Session – Hummingbird Springs – Donna, Texas

We had a really fun time photographing this small but adorable family.  Our session took place at Hummingbird Springs in Donna, Texas.  Selecting the location was a big part of this session.  The family wanted to go to a place that had the mission style home in the background.  And was glad we were able to shoot at this location. Hummingbird springs has the beautiful greenery gardens on one side and their charming house on the other. Perfect for what the clients were looking for close to home here in the RGV.

Overall the session went great!  It wasn’t a hot day as usual for being around 4, that was a major bonus.   They wore super cute matching clothing that made the photos look every well put together.  We just had a little hiccup when Little baby Ruiz got a bit fuzzy but we trooped on.  I was even able to catch a big smile from baby Ruiz!

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Thomas & Cynthia – Ben Briones Studios


Here’s a beautiful wedding I photographed back in 2015 in Mission, Texas! Thomas&CynthiaWedding_BLOG_BBSThomas&CynthiaWedding_BLOG_BBS-12Thomas&CynthiaWedding_BLOG_BBS-2-2Thomas&CynthiaWedding_BLOG_BBS-2Thomas&CynthiaWedding_BLOG_BBS-4Thomas&CynthiaWedding_BLOG_BBS-3Thomas&CynthiaWedding_BLOG_BBS-5Thomas&CynthiaWedding_BLOG_BBS-6Thomas&CynthiaWedding_BLOG_BBS-7Thomas&CynthiaWedding_BLOG_BBS-8Thomas&CynthiaWedding_BLOG_BBS-9Thomas&CynthiaWedding_BLOG_BBS-10Thomas&CynthiaWedding_BLOG_BBS-11

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Sara Yanez – Musician Portraits – Ben Briones Studios

I have put off posting this blog for a while now… Two reason; one, what do you write about when the blog is featuring your super amazing talented gorgeous girlfriend? Secondly, how do you write to to please her and your audience? What if she hates what I wrote? What if she likes it but the people who read this think it’s silly?

I will tell you this. Sara A. Yanez, is and will always be, the best thing that life has allowed me to experience. When it comes to photography, because this is a photography blog, Sara is the perfect model and the best photography assistant anyone can ask for. When it comes to music, she’s my favorite person to jam out with and only person I want to be making music for and with. When it comes to life; she’s irreplaceable.

Here are my latest but not my last portraits of Sara A. Yanez. Enjoy! 06.03.17_PRINT_Sara Yanez_BBS-6592_pp_BLOG06.03.17_PRINT_Sara Yanez_BBS-6695_pp_BLOGP 06.03.17_PRINT_Sara Yanez_BBS-6639_pp_BLOGP 06.03.17_PRINT_Sara Yanez_BBS-6710_pp_BLOGP Sara Yanez-6578_pp_BLOGP Sara_Yanez_Head_Shots_BBS-6140_pp_BLOG

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Lola’s Bday Adventure – Weslaco, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Last weekend I photographed this beauty. Lola, is the daughter of a good friend. She wanted to take her daughter’s photos for her birthday so we setup a photoshoot at her aunts private residence in Weslaco, Texas.

She wanted a dreamy type photo shoot and I think we achieved that! I love how the photos came out. Here are some of my favorite shots! 03.04.18_PRINT_Lola Portrait Session_BBS-1885_WEB03.04.18_PRINT_Lola Portrait Session_BBS-1903_WEB03.04.18_PRINT_Lola Portrait Session_BBS-2013_WEB03.04.18_PRINT_Lola Portrait Session_BBS-2040_WEB03.04.18_PRINT_Lola Portrait Session_BBS-2054_WEB03.04.18_PRINT_Lola Portrait Session_BBS-2094_WEB

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Brianna Garces – Miss Borderfest 2018 – Ben Briones Studios

Last night we photographed Brianna Garces, the newly elected Miss Borderfest 2018. Brianna and her family attend the same church my girlfriend and I go to. So we already knew her but we only found out she won Miss Borderfest 2018 this past weekend when they made the announcement at the festival.

Brianna reached out to me because she needed some head shots for a possible modeling job with Betsey Johnson, who I here will be visiting the valley soon. Brianna models for Missy’s Modeling Studio located in McAllen, Texas. She’s also made an appearance on my blog on the V-Lashes Launch Party blog feature.

Here are some of my favorite shots from the last nights head shot session! 03.05.18_PRINT_Brianna Garces Head Shots_BBS-2227_pp_WEB03.05.18_PRINT_Brianna Garces Head Shots_BBS-2229_pp_WEB03.05.18_PRINT_Brianna Garces Head Shots_BBS-2292_pp_WEB03.05.18_PRINT_Brianna Garces Head Shots_BBS-2293_pp_WEB03.05.18_PRINT_Brianna Garces Head Shots_BBS-2312_pp_WEB03.05.18_PRINT_Brianna Garces Head Shots_BBS-2319_pp_WEB03.05.18_PRINT_Brianna Garces Head Shots_BBS-2428_pp_WEB

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Peña Wedding | Harlingen, Texas | Ben Briones Studios

At the start of the year a ex-coworker reached out to me to see if I could photograph his wedding. He had recently hired me before to help document his cousins wedding, so he was familiar with my work. Well I accepted the gig and I am glad I did. It was such as special and emotional wedding. I love how intimate it was as well.

Here are some of my favorite shots from this beautiful wedding! Enjoy. 2018-01-08_High Res_Pena Wedding_BBS--2_WEB2018-01-08_High Res_Pena Wedding_BBS--4_WEB2018-01-08_High Res_Pena Wedding_BBS--45_WEB2018-01-08_High Res_Pena Wedding_BBS--73_WEB2018-01-08_High Res_Pena Wedding_BBS--82_WEB2018-01-08_High Res_Pena Wedding_BBS--143_WEB2018-01-08_High Res_Pena Wedding_BBS--142_WEB

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Margie Villalobos – Attorney Head Shots – Ben Briones Studios

Last week we had a prominent immigration attorney stop by the studio for new head shots and we had a very pleasant conversation!  Margie Villalobos is an immigration lawyer who’s been practicing for 25 plus years as a partner in Villalobos & Villalobos  in McAllen, Texas.

I enjoyed photographing Mrs. Villalobos because I found out we were both alumni of The University of Texas at Austin, where she received her law degree. We talked about the possibilities of maybe one day I becoming a lawyer. She also shared her passion about the work she does and how important it is to her. I think the bond we had made for great photos!

I love how the photos came out and these are some of my favorite shots!

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Onieda and Osiel – San Benito, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Oni and I grew up together so being the photographer at her wedding was super special. I use to go over to her house to hangout with her brother Marco and play music. Many times we would all walk home together from our high school to hangout and on her wedding night we all walked together down the isle on her special day!

Oni and Osiel put their trust in my team and I to capture their special day and I think they will be pleased with what we produced. The couple had a beautiful outdoor wedding at Oak Hills Event Center in San Benito, Texas. The wedding started right at sundown. The wedding went into the night where the romantic setting of the venue really was on display. Some of my favorite shots were of their first dance and when they danced with their mother. Along with those moments here are some of my favorite shots from the wedding.

Photo Credit: Lourdes Paz, Ben Briones
Video Credit: Luis Reyes, Maria Dolores Alvarado 01.13.18_Print_Oni Wedding_BBS-31_WEB01.13.18_Print_Oni Wedding_BBS-47-2_WEB01.13.18_Print_Oni Wedding_BBS-396-2_WEB01.13.18_Print_Oni Wedding_BBS-548_WEB

Oneida & Osiel Wedding Teaser from ITM Visuals on Vimeo.

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