Family Portraits – San Juan Texas – Ben Briones Studios

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Celina & Mario + 1 | Cimarron Country Club | Mission, Texas

I am super excited to share this blog with y’all! One of our wedding couples, Celina and Mario, is expecting and will be having a baby soon! Here is why I am super excited about this! Celina and Mario have hired me for their engagement photos, bridal shower, wedding day, family photos and now their baby shower and a mini maternity shoot! I am blessed to call myself their family photographer! Check out our favorite shots  from this mini maternity session! 08.04.19_High Res_Celina Baby Shower_BBP-073608.04.19_High Res_Celina Baby Shower_BBP-079208.04.19_High Res_Celina Baby Shower_BBP-080808.04.19_High Res_Celina Baby Shower_BBP-082908.04.19_High Res_Celina Baby Shower_BBP-083308.04.19_High Res_Celina Baby Shower_BBP-084508.04.19_High Res_Celina Baby Shower_BBP-084808.04.19_High Res_Celina Baby Shower_BBP-085608.04.19_High Res_Celina Baby Shower_BBP-087008.04.19_High Res_Celina Baby Shower_BBP-0875

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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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Hernandez Family – McAllen Convention Center – Ben Briones Studios

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. sabrina & family_print_bbp-14_websabrina & family_print_bbp-19_websabrina & family_print_bbp-23_websabrina & family_print_bbp-25_websabrina & family_print_bbp-27_websabrina & family_print_bbp-33_websabrina & family_print_bbp-34_websabrina & family_print_bbp-40_web

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Kelley and Johnathon plus ONE! – Memory Lane Photo Spot – Ben Briones Studios

We recently got help this couple make a special announcement to friend and family. Kelley and Johnathon are having a baby boy! This special photo shoot took place at the famous Memory Lane Photo Spot in Mission, Texas and I think it was perfect for the occasion. I love how the couple coordinated their outfit along with the balloons and cute props they brought along. These are some of my favorite shots from this photo shot. 10.07.18_HighRes_Kelly Jonathon Pregnancy Annoucement_BBS-9739_WEB10.07.18_HighRes_Kelly Jonathon Pregnancy Annoucement_BBS-9786_WEB10.07.18_HighRes_Kelly Jonathon Pregnancy Annoucement_BBS-9818_WEB10.07.18_HighRes_Kelly Jonathon Pregnancy Annoucement_BBS-9841_WEB10.07.18_HighRes_Kelly Jonathon Pregnancy Annoucement_BBS-9868_WEB10.07.18_HighRes_Kelly Jonathon Pregnancy Annoucement_BBS-9896_WEB10.07.18_HighRes_Kelly Jonathon Pregnancy Annoucement_BBS-9902_WEB10.07.18_HighRes_Kelly Jonathon Pregnancy Annoucement_BBS-9934_WEB

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Baby Cloe -Donna, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

THROWBACK TUESDAY! (Yeah, that’s a thing.)

Two years ago we photographed one of my friend’s baby.  They wanted to celebrate her arrival by capturing photos of her and together as a family. We photographed a few shots of the baby inside their home and then we took the family portraits in an empty field across the house during a beautiful sunset. Please enjoy our favorite shots.

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Zavala Family Portraits – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones

When planning a family photo session one thing that you need to consider is the location. Living in the Rio Grande Valley we all know it’s extremely hot and sunny so when discussing the photo shoot with my clients I always show them locations that have both indoor and outdoor areas to shoot in. Now, most of the places are going to charge you to use them so you have to prepare for that as well. I have a rule with my clients; if the location is $100 and below I will pay for it, but if it’s more than $100 I asks the client to split the cost with me. I already have a location fee built into my premium portrait packages just in case we do shoot at a place that charges you to use it.

For this particular family photo session we used the very popular Memory Lane Photo Spot located in Mission, Texas. I love this place for family photos because it has both indoor and outdoor variety and the owners are super nice! The place is a one-hundred year old home with lots of character and well decorated. The inside has a beautiful wood finish with a staircase, a piano, and very nice furniture. The outdoors is lush with beautiful landscaping and rustic settings. I have used Memory Lane Photo Spot for all kinds of photos shoots including bridal, engagements, maternity, etc. Here are my favorite outdoor shots of the Zavala Family at Memory Lane Photo Spot in Mission, Texas. ZavalaFamily_HighRes_BBS-1_WEBZavalaFamily_HighRes_BBS-5_WEBZavalaFamily_HighRes_BBS-6_WEBZavalaFamily_HighRes_BBS-12_WEBZavalaFamily_HighRes_BBS-17_WEBZavalaFamily_HighRes_BBS-25_WEBZavalaFamily_HighRes_BBS-27_WEBZavalaFamily_HighRes_BBS-16_WEB

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Family Photos – South Padre Island, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

This weekend I photographed a surprise engagement for a lovely couple at South Padre Island, Texas but in order for the couple not to find why she was really at the beach with all her family, her mom scheduled a “giant family photo shoot”. These are some of photos I was able to grab before we turned this “family session” into the surprise proposal! Enjoy! 2018-07-22_00032018-07-22_00042018-07-22_00052018-07-22_00062018-07-22_00072018-07-22_00082018-07-22_00092018-07-22_0002

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Family Milestones – Old Hidalgo Pumphouse – Ben Briones Studios

Taking milestone photos are important especially if it is with your family or a special occasion like graduating from a university. We had the pleasure of photographing this family at the Old Hidalgo Pumphouse located in Hidalgo, Texas.  Jessica Musick, my assistant at the time, took these great photos. I love how the came out! 07.24.16_HighRes_Amy Mendoza_BBS-1431_WEB07.24.16_HighRes_Amy Mendoza_BBS-1401_WEB07.24.16_HighRes_Amy Mendoza_BBS-1386_WEB07.24.16_HighRes_Amy Mendoza_BBS-1471_WEB07.24.16_HighRes_Amy Mendoza_BBS-1369_WEB07.24.16_HighRes_Amy Mendoza_BBS-1393_WEB07.24.16_HighRes_Amy Mendoza_BBS-1512_WEB07.24.16_HighRes_Amy Mendoza_BBS-1483_WEB07.24.16_HighRes_Amy Mendoza_BBS-1462_WEB07.24.16_HighRes_Amy Mendoza_BBS-1406_WEB

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Meme Family Portraits – Harlingen TX – Ben Briones Studios

#TBT 

A Couple of months back we photographed this beautiful family at their home in Harlingen, Texas. The client wanted photographs with their new baby and with their parents and our photographer produced these great images for them. Here are my favorite shots from the photo session.

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Family Photo Shoot – Austin, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

#TBT

In 2010 a friend of mine asked me to photograph their family. These beautiful photos were shot at the Zilker Botanical Gardens in Austin, Texas. This family took me in as their own and I considered them my family away from home. The gentlemen you see in the shot actually help build the “Outhouse Photo Booth“.  I grew close to this family and I owe them a lot. I wish them lots of success and love!

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Martinez Family – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

#FlashbackFriday

Back in 2010 this awesome family hired me to photographer their family photos. This was when the McAllen Convention Center was a hot spot for photography. What I still love about these photos are how happy they look together. You can tell they have a beautiful family dynamic.

My favorite shots are the ones with the Chevrolet Camaro. I think he had just gotten it then. What a cool car to own. I wonder if he still has it. Although I have not seen this family around much I do know they were amazing clients and I wish them the best!

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Family Matters – Hidalgo, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Although I do not niche in family portraits I still love to photograph families because it matters. It matters to them and it matters to me. Today I am featuring my latest family portrait session of the Leos family.

I met Mr. Andy Leos at a Holy Ghost revival at a church he pastors about a year ago. Pastor Leos is a family man, an active outdoorsmen, and most importantly a man of God. When he asked me capture some beautiful summer moments with his wife and daughters, I said yes.

Because of my highly active lifestyle I do not spend enough time with my family but when we get together it’s such a blessing. So when I’m asked to photograph a family I take the job seriously. I knew these images really mattered to Mr. Leos when he requested a special photo to be done of him fishing with his two beautiful daughters.

Family photo sessions evoke such an intimate setting. I really loved the way Virgina, the mother, kept the family in check. Their daughters were somewhat shy but you could tell the bond between the two just by looking at how tight they held each other’s hands. You know and most of the time it is the father who is not into the session but I was surprised as to how much Mr. Leos enjoyed the photo session. That only tells me one thing, family matters to him.

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If family matters to you and you are looking to take family portraits soon please fill out the contact form below so we can help capture some beautiful moments with the people you and love and care about the most!