Diana Atilano – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

This blog post is a major throwback to some of my first work! My good friend Diana is the subject in these photos and she did an amazing job even though I was a noob at the time. I think I shot these photos with my Canon Rebel XTi, which was my first DSLR. These photos date back to 2008 and it’s always exciting to look at my old work because it shows me two things; growth and passion. Tell me what you think of these in the comments. 08.23.08_High Res_Diana Atilano_BBP-6217_WEB08.23.08_High Res_Diana Atilano_BBP-6249_WEB08.23.08_High Res_Diana Atilano_BBP-6268_WEB08.23.08_High Res_Diana Atilano_BBP-6283_WEB08.23.08_High Res_Diana Atilano_BBP-6350_WEB08.23.08_High Res_Diana Atilano_BBP-6353_WEB08.23.08_High Res_Diana Atilano_BBP-6458_WEBIMG_6230_WEBIMG_6413 copy_WEBIMG_6528_WEB

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Huff Wedding – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

The Huff’s had such a beautiful wedding that it would be a crime not to show off their wedding day story. The day started at there beautiful home where the bride, groom and their family got ready the big day. The couple then had a lovely ceremony at their home church in Edinburg, Texas. The highlight of the day was the reception which took place at the Museum of South Texas, which in my opinion is one of Edinburg, Texas best hidden wedding photography spots! Here are our favorite shots from this wedding!

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Britny & Ignacio Announcement – Tomorrow There Will Be More of Us! – Edinburg, Texas

From shooting their engagement photos, to traveling with my team to Fredericksburg, Texas to document their wedding day, I have been photographing Britny and Ignacio’s special moments up to now.  Being given the opportunity to once more be a part of another milestone in their lives by photographing their baby announcement was exciting!

Britny had great ideas.  She wanted a theater as the location to shoot this announcement.  We scouted around town and decided to use the Edinburg Municipal Auditorium and the Citrus Theater located down town Edinburg, Texas.  Tell us how we did, these are our favorite shots.

Congratulations, Britny and Ignacio!

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Ginger Garza – 35mm Film – Edinburg, Texas

To those who don’t know I give private photography lessons to about 2-3 students and at one of my lessons I decided to also become a student of photography and practice shooting 35mm film with my Canon AE-1. We held our lesson at the beautiful Edinburg City Hall located in the heart of the city.

At the scenarios that I setup our returning volunteer model, Ms. Ginger Garza, I also took a few snaps of what my students were capturing and these were my best shots.

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Valentine’s Fuji Film XT3 Photo Shoot – Sara Yanez – Edinburg City Hall

Yesterday we tested out the Fuji Film XT3 in an evening outdoor setting and it did very well! We used a combination of ambient light, an eVOLV 200 with a beauty dish and an LED light. Here are my favorite shots from this camera test! Equipment used: Fuji Film XT3 + 18-55mm 2.8 kit lens.02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9368_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9426_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9471_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9506_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9517_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9519_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9576_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9653_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9657_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9681_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9687_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9702_pp_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9737_WEB

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Ayotzinapa U.S. College Tour Press Conference at South Texas College – McAllen, Texas

Felipe de la Cruz Sandoval, father of missing or slain Mexican student visits South Texas College to talk about their initiative to find their children. Very interesting but hard to photograph. Here are some shots from this event. platica-caravana-43_10-17-16-0039platica-caravana-43_10-17-16-0052platica-caravana-43_10-17-16-0079platica-caravana-43_10-17-16-0131platica-caravana-43_10-17-16-0142platica-caravana-43_10-17-16-0159platica-caravana-43_10-17-16-0172

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Perez Wedding – Riverside Club – Ben Briones Studios

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! PerezWedding_BLOG_BBSPerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-2PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-3PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-5PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-6PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-7PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-8PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-9PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-10PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-11PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-12PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-13PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-15PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-16

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Alicia Quince Portraits – International Museum of Art & Science – Ben Briones Studios

There was once upon a time were I shot a quince photo shoot at the International Museum of Art & Science in McAllen, Texas. I am not too sure if they allow photo session to happen at the Museum anymore but at least I got to say I did it. The photo shoot was short and simple. Her Mom didn’t want anything too fancy but did want some unique shots so I think the Museum was the best place to take the photos. Here are some of my favorite shots. Alicia Quince_HighRes_BenBrionesStudios-32_WEBAlicia Quince_HighRes_BenBrionesStudios-27_WEBAlicia Quince_HighRes_BenBrionesStudios-20_WEBAlicia Quince_Edits_BBP-10_WEBAlicia Quince_Edits_BBP-4_WEB

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Stacie Longoria – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Bridal portrait sessions are some of my favorite photo shoots to conduct but it’s always so hard to show them off because we have to keep them secret so the groom won’t see them. Here are some I took back in 2014 for Mrs. Stacie at Memory Lane Photo Spot. This venue makes for beautiful bridal portraits because of style of the home and how they family has it decorated. Stacie was also amazing to work with because she trusted my creative eye and was a gorgeous bride. Here are my favorite shots from this bridal session. View photos from Stacie’s New Year Wedding here at this link: https://benbriones.com/2015/01/16/stacie-jordan-wedding-ben-briones-studios/StacieLongoria_HighRes_BenBrionesStudios-2_WEBStacieLongoria_HighRes_BenBrionesStudios-37_WEBStacieLongoria_HighRes_BenBrionesStudios-16_WEBStacieLongoria_HighRes_BenBrionesStudios-34_WEBStacieLongoria_HighRes_BenBrionesStudios-30_WEBStacieLongoria_HighRes_BenBrionesStudios-25_WEBStacieLongoria_HighRes_BenBrionesStudios-17_WEBStacieLongoria_HighRes_BenBrionesStudios-15_WEB

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Destiny Love Quince – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Typically you tend to see Quince portraits photographed outdoor but for this winter wonderland style quince we chose to take the photos inside to make them look more elegant and so they can be closer to the winter theme. I really love how these shots came out because The Gala Special Events is always decorated beautifully. Here are my favorite shots from this quince photo session. You can also view more photos from her actual event here: https://benbriones.com/2014/12/09/destiny-love-pena-quince-ben-briones-studios/

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Sarah Jane Family Portrait- Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

I love this Mommy and Daughter photo session I took a while back at the beautiful Memory Lane Photo Spot located in Mission, Texas. Sarah just had her baby girl and there was a lot of excitement to the new addition to the family. Here are our favorite shots from this special photo shoot! SarahJaneFamily_BLOG_BBS-6_WEBSarahJaneFamily_BLOG_BBS-5_WEBSarahJaneFamily_BLOG_BBS-4_WEBSarahJaneFamily_BLOG_BBS-3_WEBSarahJaneFamily_BLOG_BBS-2_WEBSarahJaneFamily_BLOG_BBS-1_WEB

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Hiren & Dipa Engagement Party – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Photography

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Amanda & Marcos Wedding – The Grove- Edinburg, Texas

A few weekends ago I shot one of the most beautiful outdoor weddings in my career. I was hired by a good friend Mrs. Amanda and her husband Marco’s to be the official photographer at their wedding. The wedding took place at the beautiful outdoor wedding venue known as The Grove Wedding and Event Venue.

The wedding day ambiance was perfect, it was filled with excitement, wedding day nerves, and very emotional moments. There was a special trip we took with the bride and groom to see her father, who couldn’t make it to the wedding because of health issues. The bride got to have her first dance with her daddy and we were able to capture that! This is why we love what we do and why professional wedding photography is super important!

I love the style of the wedding and how perfect the wedding fit. The bride look super mega amazing in her wedding and boots! It’s hard to share how much fun we had documenting this wedding but here are some of our favorite moments from that special day!

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Outdoor Test – Flashpoint eVOLV 200 – Edinburg, Texas

Tuesday night I tested out the Flashpoint eVOLV 200 with some friends at the Edinburg City Hall building downtown Edinburg, Texas. I rented the eVOLV 200 and PIXARPO 26in Collapsable Beauty Dish from a friend. The light was mounted on my Manfrotto Combi Boom Stand that was handled by my awesome friend and fellow photographer Lourdes Paz.

I only have this gear for a day or two so I needed to find some models to help. I sent out like 15 messages to friends and photographers and Audrie, a local videographer and YouTuber was the only one who replied and was willing to do it. Ms. Audrie Barrera and her partner Fern showed up and was ready to go. You can view Audrie’s show on YouTube and can be found at theaudreyshow.

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My goal is to purchase a new smaller compact light that packs some power and the new Flashpoint eVOLV 200 / Godox AD200 are the latest thing to hit the market that fit those specs. I rented one from a local photographer because I really wanted to test it out before purchasing one. I currently shoot most of my studio work and wedding photography with my AlienBee B800 Flash Unit by C. Paul Buff but I am in the marketing for something new.

 

We shot around 8pm-9pm, there was very low light and the sun was pretty much gone, but there was beautiful ambient light so I already had a hunch that it would do well. The light has been out for a while not and it seems that everyone and their mother owns this light, especially all the Sony shooters. Nothing against Sony, I’m actually buying one soon, but they seem to be the super duo.

I have also notice those who usually shoot with eVOLV / AD200 are typically High-Speed Sync Shooters. HSS photos are those shots where the photographer takes the model / client to a beautiful location but shoots so open they blur the background and only the subject is in focus. Not my thing but that technique is useful sometimes. On to the review.

I like the amount of power this little thing packs as well as the minimal power you can set it to. Most of the photos below were shot with the light at 32, 64 or 128. I shot with high ISO’s because that’s my style. I did a little of HSS but mostly kept the shutter at 125. Oh I didn’t mention that I was using my Canon 6D with a Canon 85mm 1.8 and Tamron SP AF 28‑75mm. I don’t shoot with fancy high-end gear, I am still using the same camera I have had since 2012. The creative mind is the most important gear in my bag.

Another feature I love about the eVOLV 200 is that it’s light. Logging around an AlienBee plugged into a Vagabond Mini on a boom stand gets tiring, you got chords galore hanging and getting tangled up, and it’s just not as portable as it once was. The eVOLV only weighs about 1LB where the AlienBee weighs over 3LBs.

Lastly I took liking to the variety of accessories the eVOLV 200 / AD200 have available. I used the PIXARPO 26in Collapsable Beauty Dish ,which was super easy to setup The bracket the light sits in is super simple to use as well. I am looking forward to trying out the light bare bulb and the barn doors in bright daylight. Here are my favorite shots from last nights photo shoot with the eVOLV 200.

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Roche Wedding – Arelis Celebration Hall- Mission, Texas -Ben Briones Studios

John and Michelle tied the knot on a beautiful summer day! The couple got married at the beautiful ballroom Arelis Celebration Hall located in Mission, Texas. The couple were surrounded with their family and friends as they ate, drank and laughed. Our favorite part was the sparklers during the couples dance but along with that special moment there were many more captured. Here are some of our favorite shots from this wedding.

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