Estero Llano Grande State Park – Photography Nature Walk

A while back Sara and I invited her sister Mary and boyfriend Alex to a photography nature walk at Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco, Texas. These are some of my top shots taken with my Fujifilm XH-1. If you know my work you know I am not a nature photographer but I have enjoying as of lately. 03.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-000303.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-000503.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-000703.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-674603.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-675903.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-677803.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-678603.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-681003.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-682503.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-683303.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-683703.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-685203.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-686203.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-689103.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-692503.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-6939

Bianca and Art Engagement Session – Estero Llano Grande State Park – Ben Briones Studios

Excited to share these beautiful engagement photos taken a few weeks back at Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco, Texas. My couple and I had originally planned to go to San Antonio, Texas to take their photos there but due to this COVID-19 scare we decided to take the photos in our own backyard.

The couple wanted something with a lot of greenery and well Estero Llano was one of the options I presented to them and I am glad they chose it. This state park is so beautiful and has so much to work with. I was able to take the couple along different walking areas each giving us a distinct look all from the same location. The place is also super mega affordable. Cost is only $5 per person. I am really happy how these outdoor engagement photos came out. I also shot in 35mm film and can’t wait to develop and post those here. Please enjoy our favorite shots from this engagement photo shoot. 03.08.20_High Res_Bianca Art Engagement Session_BBP-4035_WEB03.08.20_High Res_Bianca Art Engagement Session_BBP-4136_WEB03.08.20_High Res_Bianca Art Engagement Session_BBP-4179_WEB03.08.20_High Res_Bianca Art Engagement Session_BBP-4236_WEB03.08.20_High Res_Bianca Art Engagement Session_BBP-4277_WEB03.08.20_High Res_Bianca Art Engagement Session_BBP-4348_WEB03.08.20_High Res_Bianca Art Engagement Session_BBP-4424_WEB03.08.20_High Res_Bianca Art Engagement Session_BBP-4597_WEB03.08.20_High Res_Bianca Art Engagement Session_BBP-4772_WEB03.08.20_High Res_Bianca Art Engagement Session_BBP-4923_WEB

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Kody and Jasmine – Surprise Proposal – Weslaco, TX

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.

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Mendoza Maternity – Estero Llano Grande State Park – Weslaco, Texas

Returning clients are always the best! Super mega thank yous to Ignacio and Britny for not only choosing Ben Briones Studios for headshots but also having me as their wedding photographer and now I hope to make the transition into their family photographer.

I love the mood of these images. The tones seem so calm and loving, which is probably how baby Olive felt in mommy. We shot these photos at Estero Llano Grande State Park located in Weslaco, Texas.

Working with Igancio and Britny is a blessing. They fully trust my team and I and allow us to be creative and give direction. Here are my favorite photos from this maternity portrait session. 07.23.19_High Res_Mendoza Maternity_BBP (1)_WEB07.23.19_High Res_Mendoza Maternity_BBP (5)_WEB07.23.19_High Res_Mendoza Maternity_BBP (7)_WEB07.23.19_High Res_Mendoza Maternity_BBP (15)_WEB07.23.19_High Res_Mendoza Maternity_BBP (24)_WEB07.23.19_High Res_Mendoza Maternity_BBP (36)_WEB07.23.19_High Res_Mendoza Maternity_BBP (38)_WEB07.23.19_High Res_Mendoza Maternity_BBP (44)_WEB

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Cynthia Jasso – Grad Portraits – Estero Llano Grande State Park

This weekend I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful grad, Mrs. Cynthia Jasso. She is graduating with her Masters in from Texas A&M University-Commerce. We decided on taking her graduation photos at the famous Weslaco park called Estero Llano Grande State Park. I really love the way these photos came out. It had been a while since I had shot there at the park. There was a special moment during the session when Sara pointed out a tree full of butterflies and Cynthia was able to reach out to one and it walked right on to her finger and we took some beautiful shots of that. Here are my favorite shots from this photo session! 2018-12-02_00022018-12-02_00032018-12-02_00042018-12-02_00052018-12-02_00062018-12-02_00072018-12-02_00082018-12-02_0001

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Vanessa Silva B-Day Shoot – Weslaco, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

We celebrated Vanessa’s big 3-0 with beautiful unique birthday portraits. Ms. Vanessa chose to take her portraits at the Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco, Texas, one of my personal favorite locations to take pictures at. I have worked with Vanessa before so the photo shoot went smoothly because we felt comfortable with each other.

Our birthday girl chose to two amazing outfits to celebrate her birthday! I loved the selection because they went well with the greenery and scenery of Estero Llano! Here are some of my favorites shots from this photo shoot! 03.03.18_PRINT_Vanessa Silva Bday Portraits_BBS-1570_WEB03.03.18_PRINT_Vanessa Silva Bday Portraits_BBS-1648_WEB03.03.18_PRINT_Vanessa Silva Bday Portraits_BBS-1672_WEB03.03.18_PRINT_Vanessa Silva Bday Portraits_BBS-1694_WEB03.03.18_PRINT_Vanessa Silva Bday Portraits_BBS-1713_WEB03.03.18_PRINT_Vanessa Silva Bday Portraits_BBS-1748_WEB03.03.18_PRINT_Vanessa Silva Bday Portraits_BBS-1759_WEB03.03.18_PRINT_Vanessa Silva Bday Portraits_BBS-1783_WEB

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Stephany & Harry Engagement | Estero Llano Grande State Park | Weslaco,Texas

A month ago we had the pleasure of photographing these love birds, Stephany and Harry.  They wanted a green scenery and a walk bridge for their engagement session and we had an awesome area here in Weslaco, Texas just for that.  

We made our way to Estero Llano Grade State Park, once entering it was already a great area to photograph.  Which was a great benefit to us and the couple, since we didn’t have to walk much into the park to enjoy the park. It’s rare that we do an 8 a.m. photo shoot but we took on this challenge because we knew the weather would be a little better early morning.

Beside the weather being hot these two troopers made it through their session and we got to enjoy breakfast with them afterward!  We are now excited to finally share these images with you guys!

Photo credit: Lourdes Paz, Ben Briones

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Glory Iris Baptismal Family Photos | Estero Llano Grande State Park | Weslaco, Texas

Last Sunday I shot some early morning beautiful family photos of the Barnes Family but the star of the photo shoot was Miss Glory Iris Barnes. Later that Sunday morning she was going to get baptized and the family wanted to celebrate with pictures before the ceremony.

We did this photo shoot at Estero Llano Grande State Park, a gorgeous state park, located in Weslaco, Texas. The Barnes wanted their baby girl photographed with scenic backdrop and this park in my opinion was the perfect place for the portrait session. A few months back Michael and Crischelle actually got married at Estero Llano Grande State Park.

We beat the sun and heat, which made the photo shoot great! Excited to share these beautiful photos with you! Enjoy! 06.25.17_PRINT_Glori Baptislam Family Photos_BBS-7867_BLOG06.25.17_PRINT_Glori Baptislam Family Photos_BBS-7884_BLOG06.25.17_PRINT_Glori Baptislam Family Photos_BBS-7876_BLOG06.25.17_PRINT_Glori Baptislam Family Photos_BBS-7823_BLOG06.25.17_PRINT_Glori Baptislam Family Photos_BBS-7890_BLOG06.25.17_PRINT_Glori Baptislam Family Photos_BBS-7887_BLOG

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