Rene Family Session – Hummingbird Springs – Donna, Texas

We had a really fun time photographing this small but adorable family.  Our session took place at Hummingbird Springs in Donna, Texas.  Selecting the location was a big part of this session.  The family wanted to go to a place that had the mission style home in the background.  And was glad we were able to shoot at this location. Hummingbird springs has the beautiful greenery gardens on one side and their charming house on the other. Perfect for what the clients were looking for close to home here in the RGV.

Overall the session went great!  It wasn’t a hot day as usual for being around 4, that was a major bonus.   They wore super cute matching clothing that made the photos look every well put together.  We just had a little hiccup when Little baby Ruiz got a bit fuzzy but we trooped on.  I was even able to catch a big smile from baby Ruiz!

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Efrain Salinas – Musician Portrait – McAllen Texas

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Sara Yanez – Musician Portraits – Ben Briones Studios

I have put off posting this blog for a while now… Two reason; one, what do you write about when the blog is featuring your super amazing talented gorgeous girlfriend? Secondly, how do you write to to please her and your audience? What if she hates what I wrote? What if she likes it but the people who read this think it’s silly?

I will tell you this. Sara A. Yanez, is and will always be, the best thing that life has allowed me to experience. When it comes to photography, because this is a photography blog, Sara is the perfect model and the best photography assistant anyone can ask for. When it comes to music, she’s my favorite person to jam out with and only person I want to be making music for and with. When it comes to life; she’s irreplaceable.

Here are my latest but not my last portraits of Sara A. Yanez. Enjoy! 06.03.17_PRINT_Sara Yanez_BBS-6592_pp_BLOG06.03.17_PRINT_Sara Yanez_BBS-6695_pp_BLOGP 06.03.17_PRINT_Sara Yanez_BBS-6639_pp_BLOGP 06.03.17_PRINT_Sara Yanez_BBS-6710_pp_BLOGP Sara Yanez-6578_pp_BLOGP Sara_Yanez_Head_Shots_BBS-6140_pp_BLOG

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Lola’s Bday Adventure – Weslaco, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Last weekend I photographed this beauty. Lola, is the daughter of a good friend. She wanted to take her daughter’s photos for her birthday so we setup a photoshoot at her aunts private residence in Weslaco, Texas.

She wanted a dreamy type photo shoot and I think we achieved that! I love how the photos came out. Here are some of my favorite shots! 03.04.18_PRINT_Lola Portrait Session_BBS-1885_WEB03.04.18_PRINT_Lola Portrait Session_BBS-1903_WEB03.04.18_PRINT_Lola Portrait Session_BBS-2013_WEB03.04.18_PRINT_Lola Portrait Session_BBS-2040_WEB03.04.18_PRINT_Lola Portrait Session_BBS-2054_WEB03.04.18_PRINT_Lola Portrait Session_BBS-2094_WEB

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Brianna Garces – Miss Borderfest 2018 – Ben Briones Studios

Last night we photographed Brianna Garces, the newly elected Miss Borderfest 2018. Brianna and her family attend the same church my girlfriend and I go to. So we already knew her but we only found out she won Miss Borderfest 2018 this past weekend when they made the announcement at the festival.

Brianna reached out to me because she needed some head shots for a possible modeling job with Betsey Johnson, who I here will be visiting the valley soon. Brianna models for Missy’s Modeling Studio located in McAllen, Texas. She’s also made an appearance on my blog on the V-Lashes Launch Party blog feature.

Here are some of my favorite shots from the last nights head shot session! 03.05.18_PRINT_Brianna Garces Head Shots_BBS-2227_pp_WEB03.05.18_PRINT_Brianna Garces Head Shots_BBS-2229_pp_WEB03.05.18_PRINT_Brianna Garces Head Shots_BBS-2292_pp_WEB03.05.18_PRINT_Brianna Garces Head Shots_BBS-2293_pp_WEB03.05.18_PRINT_Brianna Garces Head Shots_BBS-2312_pp_WEB03.05.18_PRINT_Brianna Garces Head Shots_BBS-2319_pp_WEB03.05.18_PRINT_Brianna Garces Head Shots_BBS-2428_pp_WEB

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Margie Villalobos – Attorney Head Shots – Ben Briones Studios

Last week we had a prominent immigration attorney stop by the studio for new head shots and we had a very pleasant conversation!  Margie Villalobos is an immigration lawyer who’s been practicing for 25 plus years as a partner in Villalobos & Villalobos  in McAllen, Texas.

I enjoyed photographing Mrs. Villalobos because I found out we were both alumni of The University of Texas at Austin, where she received her law degree. We talked about the possibilities of maybe one day I becoming a lawyer. She also shared her passion about the work she does and how important it is to her. I think the bond we had made for great photos!

I love how the photos came out and these are some of my favorite shots!

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Nick Moore – Attorney Head Shots – Ben Briones Studios

This week we had Mr. Nick Moore, a local attorney, stop by the Studio for professional head shots. Mr. Moore brought in two sports coats, which was perfect for the backgrounds we had setup for him. A mutual friend and fellow attorney, Ignacio Mendoza, referred Nick to us. A few months back we took Ignacio’s attorney head shots as well.

Depending on what the attorney does we try our best o get the best look for him or her. We tried a variety of positions and facial expressions for Mr. Moore and these seem to be my favorite shots. Take a peek and enjoy!

Photo Credit: Lourdes Paz, Ben Briones

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Jessica Musick – Photographer Head Shots – Ben Briones Studios

Head shots are important to clients as much as they are to the photographer taking them. Ms. Jessica Musick, a local professional photographer, asked if I could take some new head shots for her last week. Well, we got’em done and they came out amazing.

If you know Jessica, you know that she’s a character and that she never puts down her camera, aka Monique. During our session Jessica brought out Monique and we photographed her with it because when have you seen a photographers head shot with their camera in the photo? Even I have my head shots with my old beat up camera.

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Jazmin Garza 25th Birthday Portraits – Edinburg Texas – Ben Briones Studios


This past week (October 2017) we had an array of photo shoots but Jazmin’s by far topped all of them. She brought glam, beauty and and a whole lot of props into our small photo studio but we made it work!

Jazmin is celebrating her 25th birthday and we were excited to be part of it! The one thing we pride ourselves in at our studio is to one, make the client feel beautiful and two, make any of your vision come to live and I think we succeeded at both on Jazmin’s shoot!

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