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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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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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

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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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Big Brother Finally – Baby Family Surprise – McAllen, Texas

Today we had the privilege of capturing this new exciting news for this family! Mom and Dad surprise their son with the news that he is going to be a big brother finally! I love capturing things like this because they are so genuine and special for both the client and myself. Enjoy these speak peeks!

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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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Hatch Family Session | Hidalgo Pump House | Ben Briones Studios 

I’m sad to start this story by saying they were missing one. The Hatch Family is actually a team of five but one of their son’s was not feeling to well and didn’t participate in this shoot. I promised them I would retake their session if they were ever back in the valley. They had been visiting family during the Christmas holidays and took advantage of the time to take family photos. Very grateful they chose us! Thank you!

We photographed them at the Hidalgo Pump House. Surprisingly their outfits matched the aesthetics of the location which was a major plus for all of us! The kids were little angles as well, always ready to pose. Mom and dad too were fun and always willing to take my instruction rather it be a standard shot or something creative!

I’m sad their other son didn’t join in but as someone who once was a teenage boy I can sympathize with him. As I mentioned I wouldn’t mind redoing it free of charge. Every family deserves a quality family portrait and I will champion that for the Hatch’s.

Photo Credit: Jessica Musick, Ben Briones

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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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