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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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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Rene Family Session – Hummingbird Springs – Donna, Texas

We had a really fun time photographing this small but adorable family.  Our session took place at Hummingbird Springs in Donna, Texas.  Selecting the location was a big part of this session.  The family wanted to go to a place that had the mission style home in the background.  And was glad we were able to shoot at this location. Hummingbird springs has the beautiful greenery gardens on one side and their charming house on the other. Perfect for what the clients were looking for close to home here in the RGV.

Overall the session went great!  It wasn’t a hot day as usual for being around 4, that was a major bonus.   They wore super cute matching clothing that made the photos look every well put together.  We just had a little hiccup when Little baby Ruiz got a bit fuzzy but we trooped on.  I was even able to catch a big smile from baby Ruiz!

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Elizabeth Solís Maternity – San Antonio, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Love the way these photos turned out! Special thanks to Elizabeth for trusting me to capture this milestone in her life and another special thanks to my cousin Manny who helped me with the lighting to capture all these great photos!

Elizabeth has hired us to shoot her engagements, which we also shot at the Missions in San Antonio, Texas and her wedding which took place in Mission, Texas. I love that she’s always open to my creative ideas and that always reflects the photos we produce for her.

My client chose San Antonio Botanical Garden because wanted a mix of greens and desert like scenes for her maternity photos. I think it was the perfect location because it offered both and we had a lot to work with. It took us about 2-hours to walk through most of the gardens and grab some nice photos. The ones you see below are some of my favorite shots from this photo session. Elizabeth Maternity_HighRes_BBS-1981_WEBElizabeth Maternity_HighRes_BBS-2020_WEBElizabeth Maternity_HighRes_BBS-2028_WEBElizabeth Maternity_HighRes_BBS-2037_WEBElizabeth Maternity_HighRes_BBS-2044_WEBElizabeth Maternity_HighRes_BBS-2093_WEBElizabeth Maternity_HighRes_BBS-2126_WEBElizabeth Maternity_HighRes_BBS-2167_WEB

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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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Ale Avila and Father – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

I have photographed Ale and her family since she graduated from high school a few years back. They are very special to my heart!  Looking at these photos you will only see two people but there are three! This family lost their precious mother a few years back and even though she’s not pictured, she is present in the love these two have for each other!

Today we focused the special bond Ale has with her amazing father. We shot in some of their favorite spots around their home and reenacted some poses from our previous family photo session. Ale is also seen in her U.S. Air Force because she wanted to take some photos with her dad before she leaves for her next assignment.

Ale I wanted to let you know that I am very proud of you. I love you my friend and wish you the best. Thank you for always having us around for your families biggest milestones.

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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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Celebrating Life – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

In 2011 I took some family photos of the Avila’s. Ale, my good friend and Marisela’s daughter contracted me to document some beautiful moments of the family at their home. Ale was leaving to serve our country in the United States Air Force and was longing to get some images with her parents. That day, I met some of the most loving people. Marisela, is one of those people. This blog is especially for her.

Yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing Marisela’s 50th celebration. The party was held outside of her home. As you drove into the residence you could see mesquite trees decorated with colorful paper lanterns, floating birthday balloons tied to vases full fresh flowers, and a BBQ pit in full action. As the guests trickled into the party each person greeted Marisela with the most love and affection. My partner Adriana Euresti and I felt very welcomed and at home to be greeted in the same manner. The birthday girl was the life of the party as she played catch with her nephews, danced around, and celebrated like no tomorrow. One would have never guessed her age with such energy and youth!

I love being part of small home parties like this because you get embedded into the family. Because the environment was so inviting, the images reflect just that! These moments are just a small glimpse of what was a festive family birthday gathering.

 

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