Ilsa & Mark Engagement – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Downtown McAllen 17th street on a Sunday  is another great place to take engagement photos. There are so many colors and textures in the area that everywhere you turn can be a great photo! Here are some great engagement photos I took of this beautiful couple  downtown McAllen, Texas. 2011_08_18_Ilsa&MarkEngagementSession_AM_BBP_PRINT-7_WEB2011_08_18_Ilsa&MarkEngagementSession_AM_BBP_PRINT-11_WEB2011_08_18_Ilsa&MarkEngagementSession_AM_BBP_PRINT-17_WEB2011_08_18_Ilsa&MarkEngagementSession_AM_BBP_PRINT-23_WEB2011_08_18_Ilsa&MarkEngagementSession_AM_BBP_PRINT-28_WEB2011_08_18_Ilsa&MarkEngagementSession_AM_BBP_PRINT-67_WEB2011_08_18_Ilsa&MarkEngagementSession_AM_BBP_PRINT-74_WEB2011_08_18_Ilsa&MarkEngagementSession_AM_BBP_PRINT-93_WEB2011_08_18_Ilsa&MarkEngagementSession_AM_BBP_PRINT-94_WEB2011_08_18_Ilsa&MarkEngagementSession_AM_BBP_PRINT-101_WEB2011_08_18_Ilsa&MarkEngagementSession_AM_BBP_PRINT-109_WEB

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Roxy Rivera – UTRGV Music Major – Ben Briones Studios

Photographing Roxy’s senior recital photos was a lot of fun! We decided to take the photos at the famous Archer Park in downtown McAllen, Texas. I really loved her outfit choice and the fact she down to take some fun pics with her instrument. Here are some of my favorite shots from this photo shoot. RoxyRivera_PRINT_BBP-32_WEBRoxyRivera_PRINT_BBP-21_WEBRoxyRivera_PRINT_BBP-25_WEBRoxyRivera_PRINT_BBP-41_WEBRoxyRivera_PRINT_BBP-45_WEBRoxyRivera_PRINT_BBP-51_WEBRoxyRivera_PRINT_BBP-55_WEBRoxyRivera_PRINT_BBP-56_WEBIf you need portraits for your senior recital please fill out the form below.

 

Lina Fernanda’s 30th Bday Shoot – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Turning thirty seems to be one of those major milestones in our lives. When I turned 30 my girlfriend Sara and I thew a 90’s Hip-Hop themed birthday party! I have done quite a few 30th Birthday photo sessions for a a few friends. Our clients always come up with some crazy fun ideas for their birthday photo shoots and we do our best to make them come to live! Here is a 30th B-day session for our newest client Lina! Enjoy!

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Michele Garcia Bridal’s – Archer Park – McAllen, Texas

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In 2011 my business was growing fast and we were doing a lot of great work for our clients. I was discovering a lot of new shoot locations and for this bridal we took the risk and used two very accessible and public locations, which is not typical for bridal sessions. These days I am renting very fancy locations for my brides but I am glad to show my beginnings. Michelle, the bride, was a trooper. She trusted our vision!

Her photos were shot in two different locations by myself and my assistant at the time, Ms. Lori Alaniz. Archer park was the more “formal” location then we traveled to a abandoned shack on 10th street in McAllen for the “informal” location. I love the contrast between the two looks and I think it’s always important to try different things for your clients. Here are my favorite shots from this 2011 bridal photo shoot.

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Vanessa Silva – STC Grad – McAllen, Texas

This past weekend I was able to work with Ms. Vanessa once again. Vanessa and I have been friends for some time now and she has trusted me to document some of the most special moments in her life. Sunday we celebrated her achievement as a graduate from South Texas College with a bachelors degree through an awesome photoshoot.

I have photographed Vanessa’s maternity photos, her most recent birthday, her graduation portraits, and soon her family photos. Here are some of my favorite photos taken by myself and my team.

Photo Credit: Emiliano Pena, Sara Yanez, Ben Briones
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Sean Rodriguez Turns 3 – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of photographing this little stud again for his 3-year old birthday coming up. Last year I was hired by my good friend and awesome photographer Stephanie Rios to capture his 2-year old portraits and I love how they came out. It is always awesome working with family faces.

Sean and his parents and I planned to take him out to Archer Park in McAllen, Texas and surrounding areas to take his pics. As you can see he has amazing style thanks to his stylish parents so the area we went to was perfect for his outfits! I really love that his parents dress him for success! My favorite shirt of course was his birthday cake shirt! Here are are some of my favorite shots from Sean’s 3-year old birthday portraits! 2018-09-02_00242018-09-02_00252018-09-02_00262018-09-02_00272018-09-02_00282018-09-02_00292018-09-02_00302018-09-02_0031

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Stephanie Eilzalde – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

This photo session was fun. The client chose a location that many often forget its beauty, the Art Village in the heart of the McAllen Arts District. Honestly, we took advantage of that location plus the surround areas that really lends itself to photography.

The photos we in celebration of Stephanie’s 15th birthday! At the start my client was s little shy but we eventually broke the ice and just starting having fun. My assistant Luli is amazing with the clients and always makes them feel comfortable. That’s one important key to a successful photo shoot, trust from your cliet.

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Sergio & Karen Engagement – Archer Park – McAllen, Texas

Today is a special day! The couple you see in these photos are getting married! It’s also kind of special for me too. You see, Ms. Karen Cavazos, is my best friend’s little sister. I have known Karen as long as I have known my best friend, “the world traveler” Israel aka Gunty!

When Karen told me she was getting married and demanded I be her photographer I accepted gladly. When we did these engagement session photos with her and her fiancé, Serigio, it was as smooth as butter because of the longtime relationship I have had with Karen. I am super excited for the couple and can’t wait to capture all the special moments in their love story.

Israel, I wish you were here man but I know you’re somewhere across the world living your dream. I will do my best to capture your sisters special day. 12.04.17_PRINT_Karen Sergio Engagement_BBS-4145_WEB12.04.17_PRINT_Karen Sergio Engagement_BBS-4169_WEB12.04.17_PRINT_Karen Sergio Engagement_BBS-4186_WEB12.04.17_PRINT_Karen Sergio Engagement_BBS-4201_WEB12.04.17_PRINT_Karen Sergio Engagement_BBS-4265_WEB12.04.17_PRINT_Karen Sergio Engagement_BBS-4355_WEB12.04.17_PRINT_Karen Sergio Engagement_BBS-4374_WEB12.04.17_PRINT_Karen Sergio Engagement_BBS-4431_WEB

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Bens photography is amazing! Not only is he a wonderful friend he gets things done! I would highly recommend Bens Photography! He did my engagement and wedding photos. Amazing work!!

Marissa Sandoval Rodriguez – Maternity Session – McAllen, Texas

There is nothing more exciting yet terrifying than bringing a new life into this world. I commend all women for baring us and raising us to the “productive” human we are today. Without mommies we couldn’t exist and that is why today we celebrate this soon-to-be mother, Mrs. Marissa S. Rodriguez.

This weekend I had the pleasure of capturing these sweet portraits of Marissa, with the help of her awesome sister Lorraine, whom I also photographed her engagements and her wedding. We shot at two great places. Archer park and Marissa’s office! I loved the look of both locations because they were both simple but beautiful spots and it really allowed me to highlight our model(s), Marissa and baby Rodriguez.

These are my favorite shots from this photo session. Enjoy

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6 Years and Counting – Gabie & Juan – Mcallen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

This young couple I like. They have been together for such a long time and you can see the dynamic of what keeps them in love. Gabie is gorgeous and Juan has that quite male model ora but both are fun silly lovable people. I was also very impressed by Gabie’s Youtube channel which you can view a video at the bottom of this blog. 

On Valentines Day I setup a nice RED picnic for them at Archer Park in McAllen, Texas equipped with strawberries and other fruit. We had the whole cute picnic with your dog at the park scene going on. Then we took the party across the street for some 50 shades of gray wall to photograph the two love birds. Soon after we got cozy in Juan’s mustang and the rest was history. Check them out!

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