Cristella & Louis Wedding – Valencia Event Center – Pharr, Texas

Cristella and Louis are the sweetest couple you will ever meet! It gives us great joy to have documented such a beautiful wedding. The venue couldn’t have been anymore perfect. The ceremony took place right when the sun was going down giving the couple such beautiful golden light.

Cristella and Louis live in Austin, Texas so most of my communication with them through phone or email, so I never really had the chance to host them at my office and get to know them. It wasn’t until I scheduled an engagement photo shoot in Austin with them that I really got to see their personality and dynamic as a couple. Their fun and inviting personality carried over to their wedding day, which made for great fun photos.

Here are some of our favorite shots from Cristella and Louis Wedding. Enjoy!
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Nikki and Eric – Edinburg Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Shevawne or Nikki as she’s known to the rest of the world just got married not to long ago and I’m extremely happy to finally show off some of our favorite shots from her wedding!

She and I go way back to middle school where we first became friends. Nikki comes from a beautiful family and now is starting one of her own with her husband Eric James!

The couple and their daughter had their big day in September! Everything that day seemed to be moving so fast but we captured it as best we could. We were contacted to photograph the beginning part of her wedding up to the portraits. Later a well known and respected photographer capture the evening portion. Growing up with Nikki just made being the photographer for her wedding that much more special. She’s such a strong woman that has overcome many obstacles and seeing her glow that day was priceless!

Because words will not do these photos justice I️ will instead allow you to see her wedding story as it captures through our lens.

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Allman Wedding – South Padre Island – Ben Briones Studios

This past weekend we photographed a beautiful couple at South Padre Island, Texas. Andrew and Abigail chose to have their ceremony by the sea sounded by their close family and friends. The bride looked stunning in her dress and Mr. Andrew and his groomsmen stood out in their maroon fishing shirts perfect for the occasion.

After the ceremony we photographed the couple and their bridal party with the ocean as their backdrop. Abigal and Andrew had special request to be photographed with their two dogs, which we happily photographed this newly formed family of four! Later in the evening the couple had their reception at Schlitterbahn Resort on South Padre Island. Here are some of our favorites shots from their wedding. Enjoy!

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Mindy and Adrian Wedding – Edinburg Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Mindy and I have been friends since our days back at B.L. Garza Middle School. Many years later, Mindy now teaches at the same middle school. It’s funny how time flies and two childhood friends cross paths again, It’s a beautiful thing when you get to photograph a friends wedding.

Mindy married an amazing guy, Mr. Adrian Elizondo. I really got to know Adrian at their engagement photo shoot in San Antonio, Texas. He such fun guy and very eloquent as well. Mindy and Adrian are perfect for each other!

The couple had their ceremony at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Edinburg, Texas (where we also took Mindy’s bridal) and they continued their celebration at Salon Real Del Valle. Mindy looked gorgeous in her wedding dress and Mr. Adrian looked dapper in his tux. Their ceremony was sweet and filled with family and friends. The newly weds then took their formal portraits at their newly acquired home. They thought it would be special to be photographed as man and wife at their very own home. I loved the idea! We then ended the night partying with the couple at their beautiful reception. These are some of our favorite shots from their wedding.

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Curry Wedding – Pharr, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

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.

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Lorraine & Ralph – Art Village on Main – McAllen Texas

According to the couple days before the wedding was chaos because of the weather. The couple had to change their original venue La Placita in Pharr, Texas to the Art Village on Main Event Venue because of the rain. BUT on the day of the wedding we saw nothing but big smiles, excitement and fun!

Lorraine and Ralph are such a chill couple. They gave us their complete trust to capture every special moment from their wedding day. These type of couples are ideal because they believe in your vision and want your vision. Just like the couple had the challenge of moving the whole wedding over to a new venue we do had the challenge of adapting to the new location as well.

Well we crushed it. I thrive on challenge. I love seeing weddings as a blank canvas and creating my own. Never do I look for inspiration or poses before a wedding. Today I release this beautiful wedding Lourdes and I photographed.

Photo Credit: Lourdes Paz, Ben Briones

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2 Days After Dad’s Heart Attack – Keirsten & Bobby Lopez Wedding – Ben Briones Studios

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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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Elizabeth and Eleazar Wedding – Mission Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Remember that good looking couple from the San Antonio Missions Engagement Session? Well they tied the knot on December 26, 2016. Yes, this blog is totally well overdue but it’s finally coming to light. I love this couple because they loved Jessica and I. They showed us genuine excitement for us to capture such beautiful moments of their lives. Thank you Elizabeth and Eleazar for trusting us. Here are my favorite shots from this wedding.

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Dominique & Gilbert Wedding – The Loretto Bistro – Mission, Texas

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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Sara & Isidro Wedding – The Loretto at Mission – Ben Briones Studios

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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