Hailey Trevino – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Took these beautiful edgy portraits of my friend Hailey mid March in some cool spots downtown Edinburg, Texas. I really have been enjoying my Fujifilm XH1 and this photo shoot really allowed me to explore with it more. I set it up on a bracket mode, but not just any bracket mode. The XT3 and XH1 have a film simulation bracket mode so when you shoot you get 3 different looks plus a raw file. Some of the photos you see here are JPEGs straight out of camera.

For this shoot we used a mix of natural light, reflector and my Flashpoint eVOLV 200 strobe. Hailey is a “seasoned model” because she’s been in a few of my shoots at South Texas College. She did amazing at posing and was very open to our ideas as well. Loved the two outfits she chose. They both went well with the two locations we chose. Here are some of my favorites shots from this photo shoot. 03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-5365_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-5468_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-5510_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-5630_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-6159_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-6243_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-6311_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-6344_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-6433_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-6494_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-6628_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-6656_WEBIf you are looking into taking some fun portraits please fill out the form below.

Alyssa Pena – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

TBT 2009 [photos and blog have been re-edited]

Yesterday’s [06.10.2009] photoshoot with Alyssa Pena was great. We shot at the abandon[ed] warehouse on North [Highway] 281, one of my favorite places to shoot. We used ambient light, a reflector disc, and [a] speed light. [We were] going for a more natural light shoot with her. She is light skin so light rolls of her amazingly, plus her is just a great color as well, which gave of a lot of Rembrandt lighting, which always adds to a photo.

Alyssa is a just an over all beauty. Since she has had modeling experience directing her [was easy.] We moved around the [whole] warehouse and used different ambient light sources.

I’d say Things went really well. The only thing about this shoot that sucked, was [that there was a] dead cat and [it stunk up the place.]  In all the shoot lasted about [a fun] 2 hrs. This photoshoot is probably my best yet and one of my favorites.

I hope to work with Alyssa more and create a lot of new photos for you all to enjoy.
Assisted by Lori Alaniz. Wanted to show off some of my older work re-edited so you can see what type of work I was doing back in the day. Enjoy! 

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Tawny Hammett – Portraits – Austin, Texas

#TBT 2010

This photoshoot took place at the Long Center for Performing Arts in Austin, Texas back in March of 2010.  We met through a mutual friend, Laura Caldron, who was also a photography enthusiast and classmate at The University of Texas at Austin.

Tawny and I met before the shoot on campus to plan the shoot outfit. I found out that her and dresses didn’t really mix much, she told me she was all about metal band t-shirts and jeans, which is totally badass because of her relationship to a certain metal guitarist but I challenged her to step out of her comfort zone and see if she can wear a spring style dress.

Although in 2010 I was an okay photographer but I was still learning. I made the mistake to setup the photo shoot 3pm. I remember dealing with a hot ass sun and sketchy cloud coverage and my strobes were no help because of how windy it was.  I had to think on my feet and so I decided to go to the next resource, my handy dandy reflector disk. The good thing was I had my best friend Israel assisting me that day and his personality really helped us get this shoot of the ground after our setbacks.

Tawny was a lot of fun to work with. She was very talkative and actually knew how to pose. I might look for my RAW files from this shoot to take another look at them in a editing software. Special thanks to Tawny Hammett, Israel Cavazos, and Laura Caldron for making this happen.

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Jocelyn Garcia – Portraits – Edinburg, Texas

I consider myself a portrait photographer but have the skill to take on any photography challenge. My passion has always been photographing people. Now my business focuses on wedding photography. Ben Briones Photography has a location in McAllen, Texas but we shoot anywhere and everywhere.

Portraits are important to all of us because it selects an important milestone in your life and freezes it. You can look back at that portrait and remember almost everything you felt and thought at that very moment.

At Ben Briones Photography we take the time to produce fun and unique portraits for our clients because we believe in the power of photography. Come into our new office located in McAllen, Texas so we can show you our latest portrait and work and maybe set up a session for you!

[THROWBACK BLOG 2011]

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Roxy Rivera – UTRGV Music Major – Ben Briones Studios

Photographing Roxy’s senior recital photos was a lot of fun! We decided to take the photos at the famous Archer Park in downtown McAllen, Texas. I really loved her outfit choice and the fact she down to take some fun pics with her instrument. Here are some of my favorite shots from this photo shoot. RoxyRivera_PRINT_BBP-32_WEBRoxyRivera_PRINT_BBP-21_WEBRoxyRivera_PRINT_BBP-25_WEBRoxyRivera_PRINT_BBP-41_WEBRoxyRivera_PRINT_BBP-45_WEBRoxyRivera_PRINT_BBP-51_WEBRoxyRivera_PRINT_BBP-55_WEBRoxyRivera_PRINT_BBP-56_WEBIf you need portraits for your senior recital please fill out the form below.

 

Roxy Rivera – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

#THROWBACK

Back in the day one of my favorite places to photograph people was at the Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center. I photographed my friend Roxy’s senior portraits here back in 2010. Honestly, I have not gone back to shoot there but would love to check out soon. Enjoy my favorite shots from this fun senior session.

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Michelle Suggs – Austin, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Photographed this beautiful model in Austin, Texas at this gem of a spot also known as  Waller Creek. While studying photography in at The University of Texas at Austin, I would actively seek to build my portfolio and this photo shoot was definitely one of my best while I lived there. Michelle was such a great sport willing to go down into a creek in heels and pose on dangerous rock beds feet from water. Check out my favorite shots from this photoshoot. 02.27.10_High Res_Michelle Suggs Session_BBP-7085_WEB02.27.10_High Res_Michelle Suggs Session_BBP-7110_WEB02.27.10_High Res_Michelle Suggs Session_BBP-7106_WEB02.27.10_High Res_Michelle Suggs Session_BBP-7129_WEB02.27.10_High Res_Michelle Suggs Session_BBP-7151_WEB02.27.10_High Res_Michelle Suggs Session_BBP-7171_WEB02.27.10_High Res_Michelle Suggs Session_BBS-7177_WEB02.27.10_High Res_Michelle Suggs Session_BBP-7200_WEB02.27.10_High Res_Michelle Suggs Session_BBP-7187_WEB02.27.10_High Res_Michelle Suggs Session_BBP-7193_WEB

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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 Fujifilm XT-3 with a 18-55 kit lens for a week and we decided to test it out for this photo shoot!

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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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Valentine’s Fujifilm XT-3 Photo Shoot – Sara Yanez – Edinburg City Hall

Yesterday we tested out the Fujifilm XT-3 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: Fujifilm XT-3 + 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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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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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.

Amaya Hernandez – Cotillion 2019 – McAllen, Texas

I loved working on these photos because I saw Amaya grow up. When I was younger I use to volunteer and work at the Edinburg Boys & Girls Club, where Amaya’s mother is was the chief officer. She was always around along with her two sisters Destiny and Nadia, who I have had the pleasure of photographing as well for different events of their lives. Sabrina, Amaya’s mother, has trusted me with some most special milestones of her family’s lives and I am forever grateful!

As mentioned earlier I only edited the images but didn’t shoot them. A great photographer by the name of Audrey Barrera photographed these portraits for me because Sara and I had another event to shoot that same day. Here are my favorite shots Audrey took for our client.

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Sara Yanez – Waco, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Last photo shoot of 2018 with my number one model, my Sara Pie! Sara and I have been vacationing in Waco, Texas for a few days but it has been cold and rainy but today the weather was nice so we took advantage and had a photo shoot with our Nikon D600 and 50mm 1.8 lens. We shot all natural light at this beautiful historic bridge in Waco, Texas. These are some of my favorite shots. Enjoy and happy new year!

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