Rob and Linda Surprise Engagement – South Padre Island – Ben Briones Studios

Today I captured such a beautiful proposal at South Padre Island! Rob and the bride-to-be planned this elaborate family photo session of 30+ people at the beach but what it really was going to be was a surprise proposal. Linda, the bride-to-be, had no idea. We captured this special moment on photo and video. Special thanks to Victoria, who was the mastermind for this event. Congrats to the couple! 2018-07-20_0025.jpg2018-07-20_0008.jpg2018-07-20_00022018-07-20_00032018-07-20_00042018-07-20_00052018-07-20_00062018-07-20_00072018-07-20_00092018-07-20_00112018-07-20_00122018-07-20_00132018-07-20_00142018-07-20_00152018-07-20_00162018-07-20_00172018-07-20_00182018-07-20_00192018-07-20_00202018-07-20_00212018-07-20_00222018-07-20_00232018-07-20_0024

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Joanna & Carlos – Quinta Mazlatan – Ben Briones Studios

Imagine meeting that person that makes your laugh, cry and get extremely angry! Imaging loving that person to death but trying really hard not to kill them when they get your mad. I had the pleasure of photographing this couple who might feel all those things listed above. Joanna and Carlos are truly super in love and I am super excited to share their love story!

I photographed this lovely couple’s engagement photos at the famous Quinta Mazlatan in South McAllen. We had such a great time and a little adventure. Any and all photo shoots I have conducted at this venue was always shot inside the home and in the front yard but this time around we decided to explore the trails and we got lost. While lost though, we were able to grab some unique portraits of never before seen locations at Quinta Mazlatan. Here are some of my favorite shots from this engagement session. 04.23.18_PRINT_Joanna and Carlos_BBS-0031_WEB04.23.18_PRINT_Joanna and Carlos_BBS-0073_WEB04.23.18_PRINT_Joanna and Carlos_BBS-0105_WEB04.23.18_PRINT_Joanna and Carlos_BBS-9864_WEB04.23.18_PRINT_Joanna and Carlos_BBS-9902_WEB04.23.18_PRINT_Joanna and Carlos_BBS-9915_WEB04.23.18_PRINT_Joanna and Carlos_BBS-9959_WEB04.23.18_PRINT_Joanna and Carlos_BBS-0014_WEB04.23.18_PRINT_Joanna and Carlos_BBS-0235_WEB04.23.18_PRINT_Joanna and Carlos_BBS-0259_WEB

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Emily & PJ Engagement – Hidalgo Pumphouse – Ben Briones Studios

The Old Hidalgo Pumphouse in Hidalgo, Texas is one of my favorite spots to shoot at because it’s so diverse in landscape and it’s very affordable as well. Those very reason’s is why we chose to take Emily & Pj’s Engagement photos there. This couple got in contact with me through a good friend, Ms. Georgette Rojas, who’s been friend with them for a very very long time through their parents. Georgette and her Dad have actually done a few photo shoots with me.

We took the couple around the whole venue taking beautiful shots of them around the building and the greenery. I really loved the outfit they had on because it was “fancy” yet casual enough to blend in with the rustic-ness of the Old Hidalgo Pumphouse. Here are some of my favorite shots from this engagement photo shoot.

Photo Credit: Jessica Musick, Ben Briones 7.30.16_EmilyPJEngaement_HighRes_BBS-1827_WEB7.30.16_EmilyPJEngaement_HighRes_BBS-1752_WEB7.30.16_EmilyPJEngaement_HighRes_BBS-1735_WEB7.30.16_EmilyPJEngaement_HighRes_BBS-1717_WEB7.30.16_EmilyPJEngaement_HighRes_BBS-1619_WEB7.30.16_EmilyPJEngaement_HighRes_BBS-1586_WEB7.30.16_EmilyPJEngaement_HighRes_BBS-1559_WEB7.30.16_EmilyPJEngaement_HighRes_BBS-1682_WEBEmily & PJ

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Maritza & Joel – RGV Horsemanship School at JHK Equestrian Country Club – Ben Briones Studios

THROW BACK THURSDAY

We took this beautiful couple’s engagement photos at the very own RGV Horsemanship School at JHK Equestrian Country Club in Edinburg, Texas. Love how the photos came out! The staff and owner of the country club was amazing with us! Very excited to finally share these great engagement photos of this couple with everyone.

Check out my favorite shots from this engagement session!
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Luis & Maripili Engagement – Memory Lane Photo Spot – Ben Briones Studios

Last weekend we hangout and photographed this sweet couple. They are planning a beautiful wedding in Mexico and needed some engagement photos for the big announcement. I will say that the couple is already legally married but they are still planning, what will be amazing wedding, and only because I am a groomsmen. I am super excited for that!

I’ve known Luis for many years now, maybe like 7 plus years or even more but we have a good friendship and I consider him one of my best friends. He actually helped shape the Ben Briones Studio brand! He and his team created my logo and overall look of my business.

Luis and Maripili are a perfect match. Both of them are extremely creative, compassionate, stylish, and extremely fun! When we were planning their engagement session we decided on something cute and outdoors. The couple has an awesome marketing company that they are successfully running. The first place that came to mind was Memory Lane Photo Spot in Mission, Texas. The spot was perfect because the couple because they wanted to include their new dog. Enough words let’s jump over to these awesome photos of Luis and Maripili and their cute dog! 2018-10-18_PRINT_Luis and Maripili E-Session_BBS-8761_WEB2018-10-18_PRINT_Luis and Maripili E-Session_BBS-8780_WEB2018-10-18_PRINT_Luis and Maripili E-Session_BBS-8853_WEB2018-10-18_PRINT_Luis and Maripili E-Session_BBS-9001_WEB2018-10-18_PRINT_Luis and Maripili E-Session_BBS-9098_WEB2018-10-18_PRINT_Luis and Maripili E-Session_BBS-9191_WEB2018-10-18_PRINT_Luis and Maripili E-Session_BBS-9250_WEB2018-10-18_PRINT_Luis and Maripili E-Session_BBS-9385_WEB

 

 

Vanessa and Charles – McAllen Texas – Ben Briones Studio

We had the pleasure of shooting this engagement session for these two love birds.  The couple wanted a location that was sophisticated and La Quinta Mazlatan in McAllen, Texas came to mind.  We started the session inside.  Both of them were a natural at posing and made it very easy shoot.  Vanessa and Charles had great chemistry.  As the session went on, the couple decided to change into their second outfit of the day, which led us outside.  The outside of La Quinta is full of greenery and beautiful shooting location wasn’t hard to get started shooting.

Charles is a active firefighter and had the great idea of heading to his fire station, but sadly it wasn’t available.  After making a few calls they were able to find an available station that could accommodate to us.  The shots we took at the fire station looked amazing, this added a personal touch to their session that will make it memorable. Here are out favorite shots from this photo shoot. Enjoy!

Photo Credit: Lourdes Paz, Ben Briones

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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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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!

Photo Credit: Jessica Musick, Ben Briones 04.09.17_PRINT_Cristella Louis E-session_BBS-0026_BLOG04.09.17_PRINT_Cristella Louis E-session_BBS-0033_BLOG04.09.17_PRINT_Cristella Louis E-session_BBS-0056_BLOG04.09.17_PRINT_Cristella Louis E-session_BBS-0100_BLOG04.09.17_PRINT_Cristella Louis E-session_BBS-0130_BLOG04.09.17_PRINT_Cristella Louis E-session_BBS-0159_BLOG04.09.17_PRINT_Cristella Louis E-session_BBS-0199_BLOG04.09.17_PRINT_Cristella Louis E-session_BBS-0206_BLOG04.09.17_PRINT_Cristella Louis E-session_BBS-0229_BLOG04.09.17_PRINT_Cristella Louis E-session_BBS-0272_BLOG04.09.17_PRINT_Cristella Louis E-session_BBS-1110611_BLOG04.09.17_PRINT_Cristella Louis E-session_BBS-1110699_BLOG

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