We had such a great time at this beautiful wedding! The Curry’s are such lovely people and super in love, which made the wedding that more wonderful. The couple got married at Resurrection Church in Alamo, Texas and they had their reception at Colonial Event Center in Pharr, Texas.
The couple had a lovely ceremony with a lot of emotions and filled with family and friends. Soon after the ceremony we took the couple and their family to a new venue in Donna, Texas known as the Hummingbird Estates for their formal portraits. Then the night continued with the reception at Colonial Event Center where the couple had their first dance and enjoyed the company of their guests. Enjoy some of our favorite shots from this wedding.
Photo credit: Sara Yanez, Lourdes Paz, Ben Briones
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Two days before I filmed this wedding I sat in the waiting room of a hospital with my family at the left of crying and praying for my dad to come out okay from his operation. It was Christmas morning 2014 and my dad had a heart attack and my mom had secretly rushed him to Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance. In the mist of all the emotions I remained calm. I knew that whatever was going on was out of my control and I was okay with that. Thankfully my Dad came out of his stint operation successfully and lived to tell the story of his Christmas miracle.
Let that story show you that even in the chaos of life I took upon my responsibility and the promise I made to Keirsten and Bobby to document their wedding day. With the help of my best friend Imanol Miranda we took care of business. Thankfully Bobby, the groom, had gone through a similar situation and he shared empathy for my situation.
I almost didn’t do it. I was already looking for substitute photographers but my Dad, with the little strength he had, he told me to go and do it. My Mom too also assured me it would be okay.
Passion is what moves you forward. Passion is what keeps you strong. Passion is what builds reputation. Passion is what builds you up. Dad, you have always allowed me to do what I love and it’s because of you I can serve beautiful couples like Kirsten and Bobby.
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There’s this cute little wedding venue in Mission, Texas named The Loretto Bristo and it’s kind of a big deal. I have had the pleasure of photographing two weddings there and both have produced beautiful wedding photos and it’s all thanks to the ascetics of the location. I was also equipped with one of the best shooters in town, Steph Rios, who also took the couples engagement photos a few months before the wedding.
The Loretto Bristo has an airy vintage type of feel with a mixture of summer-time-fun! It’s well lit from the inside and pretty spacious for a small to mid-size event. The couples I photographed at this venue have both got married out back in their beautiful lush green courtyard.
Dominique and Gilbert couldn’t have chosen a better venue. The couple who is also good looking fit right in at the venue. What I loved most about this wedding was the amount of love in the air and how quaint it was. Desiree, the brides sister, recommended me to her and I am very thankful because Dominique was such a fun and sweet bride. The couple completely trusted my shooting partner and I to capture this love story and that we did. Enjoy.
Photo Credit: Stephanie Rios, Ben Briones
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The Loretto at Mission has become another one of our favorite venues to photograph and wedding. Let me tell you why! Let’s take this beautiful couples’ event. Sara and Isidro tied the knot at this stylish bristro / coffee shop / event venue about a year ago and the photos are still ever so relevant because The Lorretto just has a timeless feel.
Sara got ready in their bridal room which has big windows that lets in beautiful light. The walls and decor have such soft ones, which made Sara’s dress look amazing. The groom got ready in the common area and even then it looked like a 5-star hotel room.
There is very little decor you have to do if you are getting married at this venue. Sara and Isidro had vintage aesthetic for their wedding theme. The theme fit in perfectly with the existing decor. What I speak of is the dinner area that also served as the reception area for the wedding.
Now the garden where the ceremony took place was lushes and green. The couple married under a pergola that had vines running up it. The guest witnessed the wedding from the grass on chic white chairs. And when the couple had walked down the isle as man and wife we used the exact same spot for their formal photos and they turned out great.
If you are interested in finding out more about this lovely venue you can visit The Lorretto at Mission at 1233 E Griffin Pkwy, Mission, TX 78572 or call ahead of time to get a tour 956-600-7208.
Photo Credit: Carolina Solis, Ben
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Never have I attended a wedding more musical than this one here. Miguel and Vanessa are both powerhouses in the mariachi music scene here in the Rio Grande Valley. The bride has her own all female mariachi group named Mariachi Mariposas and the groom plays with an all male group named Mariachi Los Arrieros. Not only do they play but they also teach music!
The wedding took place at this small beautiful catholic church north of Edinburg, Texas. The brides brothers and his mariachi conducted the ceremony music. Vanessa looked stunning in her wedding gown. She has classic beauty. The groom, Miguel, looked super dapper in his blue fitted suit. Shortly after the wedding we took the couple and their bridal party to where they met, the UTPA now UTRGV, music department to take their formal photos.
It gets better. Once we got back to their wedding venue for the reception there were more musical surprises. Miguel and Vanessa’s mariachi’s groups put on a performance for the couple and their guest. It was truly a beautiful musical wedding.
Photo Credit: Jessica Musick, Ben Briones
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Rami has been one of my best friends since high school. We may not hangout daily, weekly or even see each other in months but the friendship we built is solid. I love he bro, he’s an amazing guy! So when I found out that he was a day or two away from his wedding and didn’t have a wedding photographer you best believe I threw myself at him. I wasn’t going to let my bro get married without have someone to capture his story.
The wedding was intamite, elegant and so much fun. Sarah, you married a great guy! According to Rami it was very unplanned. He had told us it was going to be a court wedding and a dinner and this was practically a mini ball but it was awesome!
I present to you my best friends wedding story through my eyes!
Last year around this time in March I photographed a beautiful spring wedding at the Riverside Club located in Mission, Texas. There’s three things I recall vividly from this wedding was the heat, the beautiful venue, and how happy this couple was!
This is the second wedding I have photographed at the Riverside Club. The colors were spot on for a sprint event. My favorite part of the wedding was how emotional everyone was. There was so much love and happiness.
Photo Credit: Stephanie Rios, Jessica Musick, Ben Briones
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Aaron and Chloe’s Wedding was as a beautiful as anyone could imagine it. Aaron looked dapper in his suit and Chloe looked stunning in her white wedding gown. I had already photographed this couples engagement session and Chloe’s bridal session, so I knew this couple were going to look stunning together.
The couple married at the beautiful Our Lady of Sorrows Church in the heart of McAllen, Texas. After the ceremony we took portraits at the Nuevo Santander Gallery located on Main Street a minute or two from the church.
The party resumed at the couples wedding venue, The Social Club, in Edinburg, Texas. This venue is one of my favorite venues to photograph at because it’s not super huge and they always decorate it super well. Here the couple danced the night away and enjoyed their family and friends.
Photo Credit: Loudres Paz, Ben Briones
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