Mattress Form Banquet – McAllen Convention Center – Ben Briones Studios

The Mattress Firm Corpus Christi and RGV franchise have been one of my longest corporate clients. A while back they hired me to photograph their annual employee award ceremony and it was a lot of fun! Check out some of the most memorable moments from this event at the McAllen Convention Center in McAllen, Texas. 03.12.16_HighRes_Mattress Firm Award Banquet_BBS-2910_WEB03.12.16_HighRes_Mattress Firm Award Banquet_BBS-2915_WEB03.12.16_HighRes_Mattress Firm Award Banquet_BBS-2937_WEB03.12.16_HighRes_Mattress Firm Award Banquet_BBS-2940_WEB03.12.16_HighRes_Mattress Firm Award Banquet_BBS-2942_WEB03.12.16_HighRes_Mattress Firm Award Banquet_BBS-2957_WEB03.12.16_HighRes_Mattress Firm Award Banquet_BBS-2996_WEB03.12.16_HighRes_Mattress Firm Award Banquet_BBS-3098_WEB03.12.16_HighRes_Mattress Firm Award Banquet_BBS-3106_WEB03.12.16_HighRes_Mattress Firm Award Banquet_BBS-3109_WEB03.12.16_HighRes_Mattress Firm Award Banquet_BBS-3218_WEB03.12.16_HighRes_Mattress Firm Award Banquet_BBS-3229_WEB03.12.16_HighRes_Mattress Firm Award Banquet_BBS-3233_WEB03.12.16_HighRes_Mattress Firm Award Banquet_BBS-3292_WEB03.12.16_HighRes_Mattress Firm Award Banquet_BBS-3297_WEB03.12.16_HighRes_Mattress Firm Award Banquet_BBS-3316_WEB03.12.16_HighRes_Mattress Firm Award Banquet_BBS-3324_WEB03.12.16_HighRes_Mattress Firm Award Banquet_BBS-3337_WEB03.12.16_HighRes_Mattress Firm Award Banquet_BBS-3372_WEB03.12.16_HighRes_Mattress Firm Award Banquet_BBS-3416_WEB03.12.16_HighRes_Mattress Firm Award Banquet_BBS-3503_WEB03.12.16_HighRes_Mattress Firm Award Banquet_BBS-3593_WEB03.12.16_HighRes_Mattress Firm Award Banquet_BBS-3659_WEB03.12.16_HighRes_Mattress Firm Award Banquet_BBS-3675_WEB03.12.16_HighRes_Mattress Firm Award Banquet_BBS-3817_WEB

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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

If you are having a grand opening for your business and would like professional photography please fill out the contact form below.

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

If you are having a special event for a loved one and would like professional photography please fill out the contact form below.

 

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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