Suheily Maldonado – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Here is a graduation session I did back in 2011 for Mrs. Suheily. I was extremely proud of the shots five years ago and I am still very proud of them today. Suheily is now married and has travelled around the world doing missionary work. What makes me more happy then the results of the photos, is the journey the people I photograph create for themselves after our last encounter.

Let’s start your journey by documenting this milestone in your life and academic career! I am very happy that I got to photograph Mrs. Suheily, because it’s people like her and many of you that continue to me to write and photograph and just tell stories. Although Suheily and I don’t talk as much anymore I do keep up with her via social media. SuheilyMaldonado_PRINT_BBP-127_FBSuheilyMaldonado_PRINT_BBP-130_FBSuheilyMaldonado_PRINT_BBP-143_FBSuheilyMaldonado_PRINT_BBP-146_FBSuheilyMaldonado_PRINT_BBP-148_FBSuheilyMaldonado_PRINT_BBP-151_FBSuheilyMaldonado_PRINT_BBP-160_FBSuheilyMaldonado_PRINT_BBP-170_FB

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Vianey Salinas – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

A few years back I had the pleasure of photographing Vianey after celebrating her high school graduation from Edinburg North High School and now we celebrate her recent graduation from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Special thanks Mr. & Mrs. Salinas, the wonderful parents of Ms. Vianey, for hiring me again to document this milestone in their lives. Not only was this a graduation photo session but also her parent’s 25th Wedding Anniversary.

I feel very honored to continue being part of this family’s life. Thank Salinas family! Salinas Family_High Res_BBS-327_FBSalinas Family_High Res_BBS-332_FBSalinas Family_High Res_BBS-340_FBSalinas Family_High Res_BBS-347_FBSalinas Family_High Res_BBS-356_FBSalinas Family_High Res_BBS-372_FBSalinas Family_High Res_BBS-386_FBSalinas Family_High Res_BBS-389_FB

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Criselda Garza – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

As a professional photographer is it always such a great feeling to sign a new client but what brings me the best joy is working with a returning client. These photos that I am featuring today are of Ms. Criselda Garza, who is graduating with a nursing degree from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV).

Criselda is a returning client because I had the pleasure of photographing her beautiful daughter Krystal Molina in 2011 and I remember how much fun that photo shoot was, now the spotlight is on Mom. Ms. Garza is beautiful so it was not difficult at all to pose her and guide her during the photo shoot. I also had the detailed help of Ms. Sara Yanez, a recent graduation photo session client. Thank You Sara!

We shot these milestone portraits on the UTRGV campus where Criselda is a student. I decided to use a lot of the newer areas of the campus because of the greenery and colors. Criselda was a doll at allowing me to pose her in all these different locations. Congratulations on her degree and thank you for allowing us to document this milestone.

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Karen Perez – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

I am super excited to photograph and feature my first University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Graduate on my blog! Congratulations Ms. Karen Perez on your achievement!

Every time I photograph someone on this university campus it takes me back to my days as a student their. I use to walk around with my camera around my neck photographing nature and people and now I have the privilege to capture momentous milestones in graduates who too have walked the same campus as I.

The University of Texas Pan American, as it was once known, molded me as a photographer and really help me plunge into the world of photojournalism with the opportunity the Pan American Newspaper granted me. And even though it is now UTRGV, I know the leadership, professors and staff still hold quality education as its top priority.

Ms. Karen Perez, once again best wishes and thank you for trusting my brand to capture this milestone in your life.

Special thanks to Sara Yanez.

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Double Master; Diana Ybanez – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Once more I had the pleasure of photographing this very special person in my life; Diana Ibanez or A.K.A. Mrs. B  to many of her past students from Edinburg North High School. My first photo session with Diana was for Christmas family photos with her boy. In this photo session Diana celebrates her second masters degree from the late University of Texas – Pan American. The success this woman has achieved is inspiring and I am always extremely thankful for how much she believed in me and continue to do so!

I present to you my photography sensei, Diana Ybanez!

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Sara Yanez – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Photographing Miss Sara Yanez has been a pleasure. She’s so easy to work with and just a beauty! A huge congratulations to this 2015 UTPA Graduate on her much deserved Music Education degree. Sara I wish you the very best in your future!

We were super excited to photograph Sara at the new UTRGV Performing Center. It would only make sense since she is a super-star in the making! This talented girl has not only just earned her degree in music but is also a worship leader at New Hope of Weslaco, performs at different local events, and is also a Pastor.

I have known Miss Sara Yanez for more than 2-years now and all I can say is that God has blessed her and continues to do so. You got this super-star! Go get’em!

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Special Graduation Photo Session by The Beach – Ben Briones Studios

These portraits are by special request for my client Cynthia Cameron, who’s also a Ben Briones Studio’s bride. When Cynthia and her husband came into my office for wedding photography information we clicked right away. Laughter and heart-felt stories brought us closer but strongest connection we had was that we shared the same faith and beliefs.

When Cynthia signed with Ben Briones Studios she was still a student at The University of Texas Pan American but was very close to graduating. The couple asked me if I would be willing to take Cynthia’s graduation portraits. She voiced she had never had a professional photo session for herself, so I added the session into their wedding package as a gift.

After a few months of planning we finally decided on all the photo session details. Cynthia had a special requests though. One of her requests was if we could incorporate her faith and depict spirituality into her graduation photo session. Her second request was if she could include the love of her life in “one photo” because Baltazar, her fiancé, had been by her side through her college career. And lastly, she wanted her session at South Padre Island but not on the actual beach.

As photographers we get a lot of special requests To me that sounded simple but I’d like to know what you think?

I present to you a few images from this special photo session.

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Cassandra Martinez – UT Grad – Austin, Texas

The University of Texas at Austin Campus is beautiful and has such great locations to take senior / graduation portraits. The textures and scenery makes for amazing backdrops. When I photographed Cassandra we walked around whole 40 acres as much to find all the sweet spots. We made sure to get some of the iconic UT-Austin spots as well. Here are my favorite shots from this UT-Austin Grad Photo Session. CassandraMartinez_PRINT_BBP (1 of 25)_WEBCassandraMartinez_PRINT_BBP (4 of 25)_WEBCassandraMartinez_PRINT_BBP (6 of 25)_WEBCassandraMartinez_PRINT_BBP (10 of 25)_WEBCassandraMartinez_PRINT_BBP (15 of 25)_WEB

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Felisa Yzaguirre – UT Grad – Austin, Texas

Not all grad sessions have to take place on college campuses or involve a cap and gown. Felisa graduated with me from The University of Texas at Austin and when she asked me to photograph her grad photos she wanted something a little different from the standard. I chose to take her grad photos at The Long Center for the Performing Arts. I had done a few photo sessions there before but this time I was prepared and knew the sweet spots. Here are my favorite shots from Felisa’s grad session. Felisa Yzaguirre_PRINT_BBP (2 of 34)_WEBFelisa Yzaguirre_PRINT_BBP (6 of 34)_WEBFelisa Yzaguirre_PRINT_BBP (7 of 34)_WEBFelisa Yzaguirre_PRINT_BBP (8 of 34)_WEBFelisa Yzaguirre_PRINT_BBP (19 of 34)_WEBFelisa Yzaguirre_PRINT_BBP (23 of 34)_WEBFelisa Yzaguirre_PRINT_BBP (34 of 34)_WEBFelisa_ by Ben Briones (1 of 1)_WEB

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