International Women’s Day – Women In Photography – RGV

International Women’s Day

Women In Photography 

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Laura Soria 
Right now lets give Kudos Ms.Soria. Laura is one of the hardest working female photographers I know and have worked closely with. Thank you for your dedication to my clients, to your clients and your contribution to our local photography community with your beautify images!
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Felicia Sepulveda
I met Felicia one day when she needed to rent photography equipment. I had started this new photography equipment business out of McAllen, Texas and somehow this up and coming photographer from Wesalco found out about my business. She went from becoming a rental client to a shooting partner in my business. Now Felicia manages and shoots for her own company named Shutterbelle Photography. She has assisted me in various photo shoots and events. Felicia just had a beautiful baby girl with her handsome husband Nathaniel Sepulveda. She’s on her way to earning her SUPER MOM but I’m pretty sure she has already. Today we honor you because you are awesome and following your dream!
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Stephanie Rios
Mrs. Rios has become such a great photographer. I have enjoyed seeing her grow her skill, her portfolio and business skills. Steph is happily married to Mr. Carlos Rios and together they have a handsome baby boy named Nathan. I always tell Steph that’s super a SUPER MOM because she’s got everything in check and still manages to be an amazing photographer! Today I honor you and thank you!
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adriana euresti
Adriana Euresti
Ms. Adriana was a huge part of my business from 2012-2014. Without her I wouldn’t have able to grow or accomplish as much as we did together. Now Adriana manages and runs her own successful photography business Photos by Adriana. I am very proud of the photographer and businesswoman she’s become and I continue to wish her the best in all she does. When we were working together we shot it all from new born babies to Las Vegas bachelor/bachelorette party adventures. What I am trying to say is Adriana is very well equipped with a variety and years of experience in photography. So everyone please hire her! Today we honor you!
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Adventure In Las Vegas, Nevada – Cynthia & Baltazar – Ben Briones Studios

The saying goes, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”. That’s true to a certain extent until you take two professional photographers to document the trip!

My clients Cynthia and Baltazar proposed the idea of taking Adriana and I to Las Vegas, Nevada to celebrate a combined bachelor and bachelorette party with their closest friends and bridal party. This was an opportunity of a life-time for us, so we gladly accepted their invitation.

We were integrated into their group of friends. Whatever they did, we did too and documented it. You can even say we were a honorary groomsman and bridesmaid for this awesome couple. I can honestly say we only slept eight-hours total for the four-nights and three-days we were in Las Vegas.

This type of job was definitely a first for me. It was my first out of Texas actually. The groomsmen played an eighteen-hole golf game in the mist of the Nevada mountains. The bridesmaids explored the nightlife of the Las Vegas strip dancing the night away. As a group, we stuffed our face at a thirty-three-dollar buffet at the casino. I played blackjack at the MGM Grand with my “E’bro’los” and lost one-hundred-forty dollars but gained new friends.

Our goal as photographers were to capture our awesome clients, Cynthia and Baltazar, enjoying themselves with their friends. Adriana and I captured the ambiance of Las Vegas and the laughter and adventures of the group. Here are some few samples of this adventure!

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Melody & Edgar Engagement – San Juan, Ben Briones Studios Texas –

Melody is the sweetest person you could ever meet. There is something about her voice when she speaks to you. It’s almost as if she speaks in song; very gentle and pleasant to the ear. Her visits to my office are always super fun. We would talk about everything from church to relationships and music. Melody is such a special person and Mr. Edgar is a very lucky man to have put a ring on this beauty.

This engagement session was so pushed around that we never knew when it was going to be set. One day we finally we chose a date and got them done. Let me tell you..this couple is a very good looking couple. Edgar was sharply dressed; he was so “GQ”. Melody, I believe can model any look and that day she pulled off her two outfits flawless. These two fashionistas are truly meant to be!

The session took place at the Villa De Palmas Venue in Alamo, Texas. It was my first time photographing at this beautiful hacienda. I knew it existed but I never got a chance to book a session there but I finally did. They gave us an hour but ended up taking about two hours or more. The place was so huge and has so much to work with. We are extremely grateful to the owner for allowing to photographing at her beautiful home. The images are the result of this special engagement session for Melody and Edgar.

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Bride-To-Be Miss Vanessa Reyna – Mcallen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Vanessa Reyna and her fiancé are such sweet hearts. What I really liked about them and thought was super unique was the involvement of the groom in the planning of their wedding. Ninety-nine percent of the time my main contact is the bride but for this couple, Mr. Michael took charge and was the one I spoke to. It’s cool to finally to talk to a man who was equally interested in the planning of his wedding.

At the beginning of the month, Vanessa had asked for a quote on photography for her bridal shower. The quote was created and sent out. Their budget was a little tight so they had replied and told they were going to pass on professional photography at the bridal party. I thought to myself, “I can’t let this just pass. I really like this couple and I want to serve them”. Lo and behold I sent them another offer and they accepted it. I dislike to leave my clients hanging without professional pictures at special events. As wedding photographers sometimes we have to step out of our comfort zone and serve our client and show them we really appreciate them.

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Celebrating Life – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

In 2011 I took some family photos of the Avila’s. Ale, my good friend and Marisela’s daughter contracted me to document some beautiful moments of the family at their home. Ale was leaving to serve our country in the United States Air Force and was longing to get some images with her parents. That day, I met some of the most loving people. Marisela, is one of those people. This blog is especially for her.

Yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing Marisela’s 50th celebration. The party was held outside of her home. As you drove into the residence you could see mesquite trees decorated with colorful paper lanterns, floating birthday balloons tied to vases full fresh flowers, and a BBQ pit in full action. As the guests trickled into the party each person greeted Marisela with the most love and affection. My partner Adriana Euresti and I felt very welcomed and at home to be greeted in the same manner. The birthday girl was the life of the party as she played catch with her nephews, danced around, and celebrated like no tomorrow. One would have never guessed her age with such energy and youth!

I love being part of small home parties like this because you get embedded into the family. Because the environment was so inviting, the images reflect just that! These moments are just a small glimpse of what was a festive family birthday gathering.

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Nikki & Chris Wedding – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

As a wedding photographer you get to know your client really well especially when they book you one-year in advance. Nikki and Chris really grew on me and even more as the wedding day got closer. This dynamic duo would pop in and out of the office every month; each and every time with a special greeting and huge smile on their face! Nikki is such a sweet girl and Chris is a total bro who can hang, mi jente!

Today I took the skill God gave me and put it to good use for this couple that God put together. HUGE shout out to my team as well! It had been a while since I shot a wedding like this and I want to let all of you who are reading this that I really enjoyed myself. It’s never about the money but always about the people. Nikki and Chris if you are reading this I present to you love plain in simple. My love for photography and my love for you two. Enjoy!

Photo Credit: Adriana Euresti 

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