Sergio & Karen Engagement – Archer Park – McAllen, Texas

Today is a special day! The couple you see in these photos are getting married! It’s also kind of special for me too. You see, Ms. Karen Cavazos, is my best friend’s little sister. I have known Karen as long as I have known my best friend, “the world traveler” Israel aka Gunty!

When Karen told me she was getting married and demanded I be her photographer I accepted gladly. When we did these engagement session photos with her and her fiancé, Serigio, it was as smooth as butter because of the longtime relationship I have had with Karen. I am super excited for the couple and can’t wait to capture all the special moments in their love story.

Israel, I wish you were here man but I know you’re somewhere across the world living your dream. I will do my best to capture your sisters special day. 12.04.17_PRINT_Karen Sergio Engagement_BBS-4145_WEB12.04.17_PRINT_Karen Sergio Engagement_BBS-4169_WEB12.04.17_PRINT_Karen Sergio Engagement_BBS-4186_WEB12.04.17_PRINT_Karen Sergio Engagement_BBS-4201_WEB12.04.17_PRINT_Karen Sergio Engagement_BBS-4265_WEB12.04.17_PRINT_Karen Sergio Engagement_BBS-4355_WEB12.04.17_PRINT_Karen Sergio Engagement_BBS-4374_WEB12.04.17_PRINT_Karen Sergio Engagement_BBS-4431_WEB

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Marissa Sandoval Rodriguez – Maternity Session – McAllen, Texas

There is nothing more exciting yet terrifying than bringing a new life into this world. I commend all women for baring us and raising us to the “productive” human we are today. Without mommies we couldn’t exist and that is why today we celebrate this soon-to-be mother, Mrs. Marissa S. Rodriguez.

This weekend I had the pleasure of capturing these sweet portraits of Marissa, with the help of her awesome sister Lorraine, whom I also photographed her engagements and her wedding. We shot at two great places. Archer park and Marissa’s office! I loved the look of both locations because they were both simple but beautiful spots and it really allowed me to highlight our model(s), Marissa and baby Rodriguez.

These are my favorite shots from this photo session. Enjoy

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Sabrina Cano – Portraits – McAllen, Texas

Super excited to show off these latest studio portraits of Ms. Sabrina Cano. The session took place Saturday at my home photography studio located in North McAllen. Sabrina and her mom booked a session that day for head shot / portrait session because Ms. Cano is going to submit an entry for the Texas Citrus Fiesta Pageant.

Sabrina I wish you all the luck and I hope you are chosen! Here are some of my favorite photos from her photo shoot! Enjoy!
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Cristella & Louis Wedding – Valencia Event Center – Pharr, Texas

Cristella and Louis are the sweetest couple you will ever meet! It gives us great joy to have documented such a beautiful wedding. The venue couldn’t have been anymore perfect. The ceremony took place right when the sun was going down giving the couple such beautiful golden light.

Cristella and Louis live in Austin, Texas so most of my communication with them through phone or email, so I never really had the chance to host them at my office and get to know them. It wasn’t until I scheduled an engagement photo shoot in Austin with them that I really got to see their personality and dynamic as a couple. Their fun and inviting personality carried over to their wedding day, which made for great fun photos.

Here are some of our favorite shots from Cristella and Louis Wedding. Enjoy!
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Cristella & Louis – E-Session – Austin, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

One of the most beautiful laid back couples you will ever meet! My assistant, Jessica Musick, and I enjoyed photographing these two in Austin, Texas. We decided on two locations. One would be at a local park named Mayfield–Gutsch Estate, which is known for having free-roaming peacocks. The second location was at their home, where the couple said they spend the most time together. Although we are not showing some of those photos because they are more private to the couple it was a special setting.

These shots below are some of our favorite photos from our adventure with them  at Mayfield-Gutsch Estate that day. Enjoy!

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Carolina Solis – Portraits – McAllen, Texas

Yesterday, a friend of mine asked me if I was available that same day for a quick photo shoot and being the workaholic that I am, I agreed to take on this challenge.

I typically shoot the majority of the time at f/4 but this time I decided to go open up to f/1.8 to since we were shooting in an area that would have pretty busy backgrounds. The open f-stop worked out well because it makes the model the main attraction of the photo. Carolina is a photographer herself so working with her was pretty easy. She had all her posing down. She even would make her self laugh to get those natural smiles to come out. Honestly, I just focused on being sharp and capturing the moment.

It was definitely a fun quick photo shoot and these are some of my favorite shots from the photo session with Ms. Carolina Solis. 11.22.17_HighRes_Carolina Solis Portraits_BBS-2896_pp_WEB11.22.17_HighRes_Carolina Solis Portraits_BBS-2875_pp_WEB11.22.17_HighRes_Carolina Solis Portraits_BBS-2806_WEB11.22.17_HighRes_Carolina Solis Portraits_BBS-2745_WEB11.22.17_HighRes_Carolina Solis Portraits_BBS-2677_WEB11.22.17_HighRes_Carolina Solis Portraits_BBS-2486_pp_WEB11.22.17_HighRes_Carolina Solis Portraits_BBS-2432_WEB11.22.17_HighRes_Carolina Solis Portraits_BBS-2391_pp_WEB

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V-Lashes Launch Party – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Nothing more exciting than launching your own product! On Monday night we were invited to photograph the V-Lashes Launch Party at By Maxwell in McAllen, Texas! Vero, the owner of V-Lashes, debuted her newest line of lashes in the most fashionable party anyone can throw on a Monday night!

Among the guest were local bloggers, boutique owners, and influencers such as Makeup Artist Gorgeous Glam, Cristal Hernandez aka CRISTALHDZTAPIA, the beautiful owners and team members of By Maxwell, Lifestyle Blogger Karla Leal,  Leilani Z. Estrada-Comila of Lani Accesorios, Street Style Maven blogger Stephanie, Alexa and Patty owners of The Style Union,  fashionista Dani Garnet and many more local bloggers and influencers. 

The launch party was put together and coordinated by the one and only Brenda aka Tredy Trevi at the beautiful location By Maxwell.

You can purchase V-Lashes here: https://www.vbeautystore.com/11.13.17_BLOG_V Lashes Launch Party_BBS-8286_WEB

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Nikki and Eric – Edinburg Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Shevawne or Nikki as she’s known to the rest of the world just got married not to long ago and I’m extremely happy to finally show off some of our favorite shots from her wedding!

She and I go way back to middle school where we first became friends. Nikki comes from a beautiful family and now is starting one of her own with her husband Eric James!

The couple and their daughter had their big day in September! Everything that day seemed to be moving so fast but we captured it as best we could. We were contacted to photograph the beginning part of her wedding up to the portraits. Later a well known and respected photographer capture the evening portion. Growing up with Nikki just made being the photographer for her wedding that much more special. She’s such a strong woman that has overcome many obstacles and seeing her glow that day was priceless!

Because words will not do these photos justice I️ will instead allow you to see her wedding story as it captures through our lens.

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Victoria Villarreal Quinceañera – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Never have I experienced such a unique Quniceañera celebration such as Victoria’s! The party started in the party bus. The turned up the music and had a blast on their way to the McAllen Convention where we took group photos of them. The group also stopped by Ben & Jerry’s for some ice-cream and it was well deserved because it was such a hot day!

Then the best was yet to come. The ceremony and reception both took places at one of the most popular event venues in the Rio Grande Valley, the MarBel Event Center in Edinburg of Alberta Street! Victoria’s them was Enchanted Forest and that’s exactly what you got when you walked into the event center. They transformed this venue to look like something out of a Disney story.

Victoria had a beautiful inanimate ceremony inside Marbel Event Center with her parents and closest family members at her side. She was blessed and then the festivities began! Typically a Quince dances with her dad to a very beautiful sweet song but this time around Victoria and Mr. Villareal danced their hearts out to an awesome mix and then invited Mom in when the DJ played the Macarena. [A little insider: Victoria’s mom’s name is Macarena]. Then Victoria put on two beautiful performances with her court for her guest. As the party continued people danced the night away and then the party got lit as soon as the DJ let the balloons lose and the band got down with the guest!

These are some of our favorite shots from this event.
Enjoy! Photo Credit: Lourdes Paz, Ben Briones, Sara Yanez

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Date A Photographer – Ben Briones Studios

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Sara has been my lighting stand in ever since I starting doing more studio photography and I love the looks and photos we produce of her. This one was from a light sit in from a photo shoot we did with a local Christian Rapper Efrain Salinas.

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Then there was this one taken in between a photo shoot. When our client Sara Montoya went to go change we took a few shots to readjust the lighting and this was the result.

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This last one was from a Sunday when Sara came to the studio after church to help me and demanded to be photographed because she loved what she was wearing.

Honestly I just wanted to show these off because Sara looks gorgeous in the photos!

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