Diana Atilano – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

This blog post is a major throwback to some of my first work! My good friend Diana is the subject in these photos and she did an amazing job even though I was a noob at the time. I think I shot these photos with my Canon Rebel XTi, which was my first DSLR. These photos date back to 2008 and it’s always exciting to look at my old work because it shows me two things; growth and passion. Tell me what you think of these in the comments. 08.23.08_High Res_Diana Atilano_BBP-6217_WEB08.23.08_High Res_Diana Atilano_BBP-6249_WEB08.23.08_High Res_Diana Atilano_BBP-6268_WEB08.23.08_High Res_Diana Atilano_BBP-6283_WEB08.23.08_High Res_Diana Atilano_BBP-6350_WEB08.23.08_High Res_Diana Atilano_BBP-6353_WEB08.23.08_High Res_Diana Atilano_BBP-6458_WEBIMG_6230_WEBIMG_6413 copy_WEBIMG_6528_WEB

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Lina Fernanda’s 30th Bday Shoot – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Turning thirty seems to be one of those major milestones in our lives. When I turned 30 my girlfriend Sara and I thew a 90’s Hip-Hop themed birthday party! I have done quite a few 30th Birthday photo sessions for a a few friends. Our clients always come up with some crazy fun ideas for their birthday photo shoots and we do our best to make them come to live! Here is a 30th B-day session for our newest client Lina! Enjoy!

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Isreal Cavazos – Performer Portraits – McAllen, Texas

A while back we took these amazing artist portraits of my best friend Israel Cavazos at my home studio. Sara and I rented a Fuji Film XT-3 with a 18-55 kit lens for a week and we decided to test it out for this photo shoot!

My friend has always been into performing and entertaining so he wanted to take some photos with his new outfits and props! These are our favorite shots from this shoot! 02.16.19_HighRes_Israel Cavazos_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-0155_WEB02.16.19_HighRes_Israel Cavazos_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-0219_WEB02.16.19_HighRes_Israel Cavazos_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-0369_WEB02.16.19_HighRes_Israel Cavazos_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-0458_WEB02.16.19_HighRes_Israel Cavazos_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-0531_WEB02.16.19_HighRes_Israel Cavazos_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-0575_WEB02.16.19_HighRes_Israel Cavazos_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-0620_WEB02.16.19_HighRes_Israel Cavazos_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-0962_WEB02.16.19_HighRes_Israel Cavazos_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-1037_WEB

 

 

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Jaylin Alexander – Model Portraits – Brownsville, Texas

This photo shoot was awesome. Jaylin is a young up coming model and we are excited to help jump start his career! These are our favorite shots from this photo shoot! 04.20.19_High Res_Jaylin Alexander Marruffo_BBS-5397_WEB04.20.19_High Res_Jaylin Alexander Marruffo_BBS-5534_WEB04.20.19_High Res_Jaylin Alexander Marruffo_BBS-5670_WEB04.20.19_High Res_Jaylin Alexander Marruffo_BBS-5705_WEB04.20.19_High Res_Jaylin Alexander Marruffo_BBS-5766_WEB04.20.19_High Res_Jaylin Alexander Marruffo_BBS-5957_WEB04.20.19_High Res_Jaylin Alexander Marruffo_BBS-5976_WEB04.20.19_High Res_Jaylin Alexander Marruffo_BBS-6020_WEB

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Cathy Cavazos – Head Shots – McAllen, Texas

This past week I was asked by my friend Ray to help learn how to use his new snoot accessory for his studio light and these are some of the results from that practice. Ms. Cathy was in need of some professional photos for a modeling gig she was going to attend and so she became our practice subject and turned out getting some great photos. Here are some of my favorite shots from this photo shoot!

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Britny & Ignacio Announcement – Tomorrow There Will Be More of Us! – Edinburg, Texas

From shooting their engagement photos, to traveling with my team to Fredericksburg, Texas to document their wedding day, I have been photographing Britny and Ignacio’s special moments up to now.  Being given the opportunity to once more be a part of another milestone in their lives by photographing their baby announcement was exciting!

Britny had great ideas.  She wanted a theater as the location to shoot this announcement.  We scouted around town and decided to use the Edinburg Municipal Auditorium and the Citrus Theater located down town Edinburg, Texas.  Tell us how we did, these are our favorite shots.

Congratulations, Britny and Ignacio!

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Mayra Vaquera – 30th Bday Shoot – McAllen, Texas

1989 was a good year! Turning 30 is a big thing and what better way to celebrate by moment than by taking badass photos? My friend of many years, Mayra, reached out to me for this special photo shoot to celebrate her upcoming birthday. She wanted something private, fun but grand to celebrate the big 3-0! We planned out the shoot to be studio and outdoor session. We did two outfits and a crown in studio and a beautiful black dress outdoors with her black Ford Mustang.  These are my favorite photos from her 30th birthday photo session. 2019-03-20_00012019-03-20_00022019-03-20_00032019-03-20_00042019-03-20_00052019-03-20_00062019-03-20_00072019-03-20_0008

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Valentine’s Fuji Film XT3 Photo Shoot – Sara Yanez – Edinburg City Hall

Yesterday we tested out the Fuji Film XT3 in an evening outdoor setting and it did very well! We used a combination of ambient light, an eVOLV 200 with a beauty dish and an LED light. Here are my favorite shots from this camera test! Equipment used: Fuji Film XT3 + 18-55mm 2.8 kit lens.02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9368_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9426_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9471_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9506_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9517_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9519_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9576_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9653_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9657_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9681_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9687_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9702_pp_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9737_WEB

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Fuji Film XT3 – Beauty Dish Studio Test with Sara Yanez – Ben Briones Studios

Sara and I rented the Fuji Film XT3 to test it out because we are thinking of buying ourselves a pair. Our first test was with a one light setup with a beauty dish on a pink seamless. Everything was shot in JPEG and we did very minimal editing or none at all one some of the shots.

I had to adjust the camera setting a bit before we starting getting good results. I had to remove the eye piece live view because I wasn’t able to see the shot because high aperture kept the view dark. I was also having trouble with the focus. I couldn’t tell if the shots were in focus so I setup the eye autofocus to help me. The the last thing I adjusted was the touch screen so I can zoom into the shot and check the sharpness. Those were the only 3 things that I had issues at first before figuring out how to fix them. Great camera for studio photography. 2019-02-11_00012019-02-11_00022019-02-11_00032019-02-11_00042019-02-11_00052019-02-11_00062019-02-11_00072019-02-11_0008IMG_7926

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Vanessa Leyva – Austin, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

This is one of my favorite photos shoots I did while living in Austin, Texas! Vanessa was a friend and classmate of mind and hired me to take some personal fun portraits and these photos are the results of that fun photo shoot! Enjoy! vanessaleyva_print_bbp-6_webvanessaleyva_print_bbp-36_webvanessaleyva_print_bbp-52_webvanessaleyva_print_bbp-59_webvanessaleyva_print_bbp-76_webvanessaleyva_print_bbp-79_webvanessaleyva_print_bbp-93_webvanessaleyva_print_bbp-100_webvanessaleyva_print_bbp-101_webvanessaleyva_print_bbp-121_webvanessaleyva_print_bbp-136_web

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Noel Garcia – Texas Plant and Soil Lab – Edinburg, Texas

Fresh head shots are important to have for your business. I had Mr. Noel Garcia recently stop by my home studio to update his head shots for his company website. For professional head shots I suggest button up shirts or polo with your company logo. I also suggest for the client to bring a sports coat as well. Mr. Garcia brought both clothing items and his photos turned out great. He was pleased with the results. Here are my favorite shots from this professional head shot portrait session.

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Taylor Curra – San Antonio, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Studying is an important part of being a great student. When I was in school at The University of Texas at Austin I would do my best to put in at least 2-4 hours of studying, especially if it was a hard course I was taking. When my client Taylor asked me to take these unique portraits of her studying I was on it. I found it odd but unique because to her school mattered, a lot. Taylor was studying to be a medical doctor and she wanted to capture this journey in her educational pathway before things got more crazier for her. Here are these fun study photos of Ms. Taylor seven years ago! taylor curra_print_bbp-264_webtaylor curra_print_bbp-273_webtaylor curra_print_bbp-280_webtaylor curra_print_bbp-288_webtaylor curra_print_bbp-293_webtaylor curra_print_bbp-324_webtaylor curra_print_bbp-328_web

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Here is the behind the scenes from this photo shoot.

Sara Yanez B-Day Session – Wallflower RGV – McAllen, Texas

On January 15, 2019, one day before her birthday, I surprised my beautiful girlfriend with a photo shoot at the Wallflower RGV located off Trenton in McAllen, Texas. I had been following the Wallflower RGV for a long time now on Instagram and would chat with the owner here and there. I am super happy I was able to rent this place for Sara’s photo shoot because the photos came out absolutely beautiful.

We rented the spot for one hour and I took plenty of shots but the ones you see here are my favorite shots. The Wallflower RGV has a lot to work with, they have over 10 looks or backdrops you can create great photos with. I highly encourage you to check this place out before it’s gone, as I believe it’s a pop-up studio and won’t be around forever. 01.15.19_high res_sara yanez bday shoot_bbs-9626_web01.15.19_high res_sara yanez bday shoot_bbs-9664_web01.15.19_high res_sara yanez bday shoot_bbs-9763_web01.15.19_high res_sara yanez bday shoot_bbs-9792_web01.15.19_high res_sara yanez bday shoot_bbs-9832_web01.15.19_high res_sara yanez bday shoot_bbs-9897_web01.15.19_high res_sara yanez bday shoot_bbs-9938_web01.15.19_high res_sara yanez bday shoot_bbs-9950_web

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