Modern jiu-jitsu Grand Opening – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

A few weekends ago we photographed the Grand Opening of Modern jiu-jitsu, an elite  jiu-jitsu training gym located in the heart of McAllen, Texas. We have worked with them before covering a special event they had at their first location so it was an honor to get to document another milestone for them.

One of our past clients and my friend Gio, is an instructor at the gym. He’s actually the one that helped us get the gigs. Special thanks to him! Check out some of the photos from this successful grand opening for the best jiu-jitsu gym in the Rio Grande Valley.   03.24.18_PRINT_Modern jiu-jitsu Grand Opening_BBS-8894_WEB03.24.18_PRINT_Modern jiu-jitsu Grand Opening_BBS-9246_WEB03.24.18_PRINT_Modern jiu-jitsu Grand Opening_BBS-9056_WEB

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80th Birthday Party – Weslaco, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Turning 80 years old is something special and should be be celebrated! We were recently hired to photograph a special birthday party at Pimiento’s Event Center in Weslaco, Texas! Here are out favorite shots from this 80th Birthday Party Celebration! 03.10.18_PRINT_80th Birthday Party-0201_WEB03.10.18_PRINT_80th Birthday Party-0300_WEB03.10.18_PRINT_80th Birthday Party-0457_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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Games of Texas – McAllen, Texas – 2017

On Saturday July 29, 2017 I photographed two Games of  Texas tournaments in Edinburg, Texas and McAllen, Texas as a freelance photographer for The Monitor Newspaper. I shot Basketball at the Edinburg Sports and Wellness Center and Volleyball at the Boys and Girls Club of McAllen.

Back in college I shot collegiate basketball at The University of Texas Pan American and at my alma mater The University of Texas at Austin  but this junior league was intense. There were girls teams and boys team and they all played with heart!

Then later in the day I shot girls volleyball and that was interesting because it was the first time shooting indoor volleyball. After a while I got the hang of it and now I feel confident the next time I’m court side at a volleyball game.

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Make-A-Wish RGV – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

The importance of giving back is something that is always on my mind.  Ava Sandlin, the executive director of Make-A-Wish Rio Grande Valley, reached out to me a about their event on Apr 29, 2017 and we gladly volunteered.  This year theme was Evening of Wishes 2017.  That night we celebrated a beautiful princess who’s spirit was so bright and hopeful which had the pleasure to photograph. The whole experience was humbling and makes you count your blessing.

The effects of helping out the community are endless.  We develop connections with others and learn that you don’t have to be wealthy, a little gesture of kindness such donations time is greatly appreciated.  If you wish to volunteer to the Make-A-Wish Rio Grande Valley please visit the page below.

http://riograndevalley.wish.org/

 

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2017 Law Day Gala – 80’s Prom – McAllen Convention Center

Special thanks to CJ and The Hidalgo County Bar Association for allowing us to capture such a fun and unique event! I love the 80’s Prom theme! The decor was spot on, the food looked amazing and the music was just right!

Every Law Day Gala just keeps getting better and better. I love the ones from the previous year but this one is going down on record as my favorite. Sara and I enjoyed seeing happy faces and people dancing their hearts out to awesome 80’s jams. Hope we can do it again next year!

Photo Credit: Loudres Paz, Sara Yanez, Ben Briones

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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter – Create The Bridge – Ben Briones Studios

A while back my good friend Luis Trevino, owner of Create the Bridge, a local and national marketing agency, asked me to aid him with a project. He was working on a campaign for a  local Rio Grande Valley business that “pimps out” Mercedes Benz Sprinters. The customization on these vehicles are beautiful. From detailing to window tinting and all the way to installing the latest Xbox system in van. A truly work of art for those who can afford such a nice luxury.

My favorite part of this unique photo shoot with this beautiful Mercedes Benz Sprinter was to get it in action. We took it out to Granjeno, Texas on a very disclosed road where the driver could take the Sprinter back and forth. My objective was to get the Sprinter zooming past the camera or heading toward my perspective. To say the least it was very fun. Enjoy!
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Baptismal – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

It’s never too late to choose your path. This young man at the age of 15 choose to become a Christian and we should give him props to make such an important decision in life. This family hired me to document a special moment in their lives and I happily took on this job knowing how important it was to them and the young man.

Typically the majority of baptismal photos are of young children but this case was different. This young man made his choice and took it on looking sharp in his white tux. It was a different experience because this time I could communicate with the client versus a a small child. He had a look he was pulling off and I hope I was able to capture it for him. Many blessings to him and his family. 11-19-16_web_baptismal_bbs-6663_fb11-19-16_web_baptismal_bbs-6670_fb11-19-16_web_baptismal_bbs-6685_fb11-19-16_web_baptismal_bbs-6700_fb11-19-16_web_baptismal_bbs-6706_fb11-19-16_web_baptismal_bbs-6719_fb11-19-16_web_baptismal_bbs-6734_fb11-19-16_web_baptismal_bbs-6739_fb11-19-16_web_baptismal_bbs-6752_fb11-19-16_web_baptismal_bbs-6770_fb

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Amazonas MMA Gym – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

There is nothing better than seeing your friends succeed and better yet to see those who have also been your clients. On November 18, 2016 my clients Guilherme Farias Da Costa and Isabel Da Costa hosted their grand opening for their new gym Amazonas MMA Gym in Edinburg, Texas.

Amazonas MMA Gym offers training in MMA, BJJ, or Muay Thai. They have classes for both children and adults. Their class times vary so you may want to call them to find out more about the class times and details on the courses. They attend to both male and female and you do not have to be interested in fighting professionally to train with them. The workouts alone are intense enough.

The main coach Guilherme Farias Da Costa is a professional fighter from Brasil. He has over 10 professional armature wins under his belt. He holds high credentials in MMA, BBJ, and Muay Thai and is an excellent personal trainer. I urge everyone who’s looking for a great gym to join Amazonas MMA Gym located at 4618 US 281 Edinburg, Texas.

Photo Credit: Jessica Musick, Ben Briones

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