Posted on December 9, 2019
Check out this beautiful surprise engagement shot at Estero Llano Grande in Weslaco, Texas. Kody and I had met a few weeks before to chat and plan how this was going to unfold. If you are planning a surprise engagement I would advise planning something out with your photographer so you can get great photos and video captured. Kody and I came up with simple plan. He was going to book me for “couples photos” for their anniversary and during the shoot we would go back to the car to get some bug spray but we were really getting the ring he had hidden. We placed the ring in my lens belt and went back to the location and continued this “couples photos” to celebrate their anniversary. Little did Jasmine know she was going to be proposed to.
Here are our favorite shots from this surprise engagement!
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Posted on November 18, 2019
Our studio is open to head shots, modeling photos, and any other studio type photograph you are in needing. For pricing information and openings please fill out the contact form below the photos.
Photo Credit: Sara Yanez
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Posted on August 16, 2019
Here are some of our lates engagement photos taken at one of my favorite venues in the RGV; the Hummingbird Springs in Donna, Texas. This lovely couple chose this location for the same reasons I suggest it. They have tons of greenery, beautiful landscaping, and as well as a nice home and other gorgeous structures. Check out my favorite shots from this photo shoot so you can see for yourself whey we love this venue!
Photo Credit: Sara Yanez, Ben Briones
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Posted on February 11, 2019
This is one of my favorite photos shoots I did while living in Austin, Texas! Vanessa was a friend and classmate of mind and hired me to take some personal fun portraits and these photos are the results of that fun photo shoot! Enjoy!
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Posted on February 9, 2019
Anyone ever done a 4am photo shoot at South Padre Island? It’s a lot of fun especially if you are professional photographer. The colors are beautiful and capturing an image like that for your client is such a treat! The sky from sunrise and on on a beautiful morning at beach front will always get you great images. Here are some photos I took for my client at South Padre Island.
Photo Credit: Ale Moreno, Ben Briones
Behind the Scenes from this South Padre Island, Texas photo shoot.
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Posted on February 7, 2019
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.
Photo Credit: Lori Alaniz, Ben Briones
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Posted on February 6, 2019
Family is extremely important and the Hernandez family know that! I took the beautiful family photos of Sabrina and her family back in the day, when the McAllen Convention Center wasn’t such a hot spot for photo shoots. Since this family session this family has come to me for various milestones in their lives such as graduation photos, cotillion presentations to various event’s hosted by the Edinburg Boys & Girls Club, which Mrs. Sabrina was the officer for. For those who don’t know, the Edinburg Boys & Girls Club was one of my very firs jobs and I am very thankful for the opportunity to have served as part of this great organization and it’s all thanks to Mrs. Sabrina Hernandez-Walker. This family has always been part of the Ben Briones Studios family and I am always happy to show off their photos on my website.
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Posted on January 12, 2019
Love this beautiful simple wedding I shot at the Riverside Club in Mission, Texas. The bride was filipino and the groom hispanic so the fusion of both cultures was beautiful. The venue was perfect for the theme, y’all need to check out this beautiful location if you are ever in Granjeno, Texas. Here are some of my favorite shots from this wedding!
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Posted on December 5, 2018
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.
Photo Credit: Emiliano Pena, Sara Yanez, Ben Briones
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Posted on April 23, 2018
THROW BACK THURSDAY
We took this beautiful couple’s engagement photos at the very own RGV Horsemanship School at JHK Equestrian Country Club in Edinburg, Texas. Love how the photos came out! The staff and owner of the country club was amazing with us! Very excited to finally share these great engagement photos of this couple with everyone.
Check out my favorite shots from this engagement session!
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Posted on April 20, 2018
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Posted on March 16, 2018
Here’s a beautiful wedding I photographed back in 2015 in Mission, Texas!
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Posted on February 11, 2018
In 2016 I had a major hard drive failure with a 1TB Seagate and a 4TB Lacie, which were both regular Hard Drives. I lost client wedding photos but months later was able to recover them!
After that incident I went from HHDs to SSDs because they are much more reliable, faster and portable. Today I’ve officially gone back to HDDs and let me tell you why.
In the photography industry there is always innovation. Things get smaller, faster, better built, more intelligent and easier to access. In 2017 I had issues with the amount of space I had to backup my files. 1TB was not enough for the pace my studio was growing plus the amount of video production gigs we are booking. So quickly my 1TB SSDs ran out of space and we had to turn to the cloud to backup storage space. Files where spread everywhere and that was not safe. I was using both Dropbox Pro and Amazon Drive, plus a combo of different SSD and regular HD drives.
The issue is not that HHD are not reliable it’s how safe you keep them. Safety means not moving them, good enclosures and having enough space that you won’t have to be saving files anywhere else.
In 2018 we are working with 4TB of local HHD space for the year on RAID 1. We are also using Adobe Lightroom to backup and archive files because dragging and dropping files or folders from a mounted memory card to a hard drive is faulty. I advice all photographers to setup their Lightroom, Photo Mechanic’s or even iPhoto app to backup your files when you mount your memory card.
I can’t dictate how you should backup your files but I would give you this advice. Always back them up right after your shoot or event and double that backup because those pictures are one in a lifetime memories that you might not be able to replace. Ready my personal story on that here: https://benbriones.com/2017/04/23/mistakes-of-a-photographer-ben-briones-studios/
Posted on July 28, 2017
Beautiful. Bold. Intelligent. Studious. Adventurous. Strong. These are all nouns to describe Ms. Susan Sanchez, a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. I met Susy while attending UT through a mutual friend. She and I became friends and kept in touch and when it was time to celebrate the achievement of completing not only one but two undergrad degrees she contacted me to document this special moment.
It’s been a a few years since this photo shoot and Susy is now saving lives and keeping the people of Austin, Texas safe. I wish you the best friend. I am very proud of you! \m/
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