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!
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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The Kelley’s have been a longtime client of my studio. Truly since this I photographed their beautiful wedding. Today I wanted to share their South Padre Island wedding story with you. It has been since more than 4 years since the wedding but the photos are still so vibrant and relevant.
The wedding ceremony took place at the historic Chapel by the Sea located at 33425 State Park Rd 100, South Padre Island, TX. You could not ask for a more beautiful church for a wedding ceremony. Then the reception followed at the luxury hotel Blue Sapphire also found on the strip of South Padre Island, Texas.
This wedding will go down in my books as one of my all time favorite weddings of my career and this is why. The couple was just amazing to work with. Both Shawn and Mandy both believed in me, trusted my team, and gave us complete creative freedom. Secondly, Shawn and Mandy are one good looking couple and their baby girl is just gorgeous. A year or so ago I got to take their family photos at their dad’s ranch in San Antonio, Texas and they are just such a beautiful family. Lastly, the couple treated us like guest. They paid for our hotel at the beach resort, they treated us like guest throughout the wedding day and continued to treat me and my team like longterm friends years after their wedding day.
I don’t have many more words for this wedding because the photos themselves speak volumes and not because I and my team took them but because it was just such a special day!
Photo Credit: Ale Moreno, Ben Briones
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There are a handful of times that I get to travel out of town to document a special event. I got to photograph this intimate wedding at Port Arthur, Texas and it’s really thanks to my friend Rocio Granados. It as definitely a work trip for the books.
The drive to Beaumont, Texas was brutal but worth it. I drove for 6 hours and 31 minutes or 430.3 miles to shoot an intimate wedding with over 70 guest, where I only knew one. When I finally arrived, I actually stood outside of my host’s house front door for 30 minutes before they let me in. It was around 3:45am when I finally laid my head to rest and hug a stuffed unicorn to sleep. The next morning I woke up to a little girl staring at me asking her mom why I was on her bed. It was like a scene out of a movie. Regardless of the 4 hours that I slept I was ready for a new work experience, so I got out of bed and got ready.
The clients were friends of Rocio, who at the time was working for my studio, so she was the main point of communication for the newlyweds. I know I was going to be a stranger at this event but honestly I truly felt welcomed by the couple and their guest Rocio took the time to introduce me to everyone. I documented the usual we see at weddings; the ring exchange, the kiss, the bouquet toss, the cake cutting and then the games… Yes, games. Games like musical chairs accompanied by “el pollito” for who loss. That evening I found out I was pretty good a musical chairs because they made me participate and I ended up wining. Yet, I still had to do “el pollito” dance as you will see in the last photo.
Photo Credit: Rocio Granado, Ben Briones
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