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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Ember & Adrian + 1 – Hummingbird Estates – Donna, Texas

In 2011 – 2012 or so I photographed this couples engagement photos and wedding. Just shy of mother’s day I photographed their maternity photos as well. I really enjoy seeing the couples I work with grow together and start a family. This is one of the main reasons why I have chosen to a professional photographer.

When Ember reached out to me to take these photos she seemed set on my services so we moved on quickly to try to get a location and we chose Donna, Texas’ very own wedding venue; Hummingbird Estates A.K.A. Hummingbird Springs. I have shot there a few times and always loved how the photos come out but this time around it was very special and man did the photos come out lovely! Here are my favorite shots! 05.04.18_PRINT_Ember Adrian Maternity_BBS-6160_WEB05.04.18_PRINT_Ember Adrian Maternity_BBS-6189_WEB05.04.18_PRINT_Ember Adrian Maternity_BBS-6279_WEB05.04.18_PRINT_Ember Adrian Maternity_BBS-6202_WEB05.04.18_PRINT_Ember Adrian Maternity_BBS-6223_WEB05.04.18_PRINT_Ember Adrian Maternity_BBS-6207_WEB05.04.18_PRINT_Ember Adrian Maternity_BBS-6353_WEB05.04.18_PRINT_Ember Adrian Maternity_BBS-6372_WEB05.04.18_PRINT_Ember Adrian Maternity_BBS-6389_WEB

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Roslyn Banda Maternity – Austin, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

During my spring break I took a trip to Austin with Sara and my sister Erica to visit our beloved sister Veronica, who is attending the University of Texas at Austin. Before going on this trip I told myself I wasn’t going to work or that I would only work one hour a week. Well that didn’t really last. I have a very awesome client in Austin who I messaged to see if she would be willing to take some maternity photos. Well She agreed and these are the beautiful photos we took of her and baby Banda.

We asked her to meet me at the Long Center Performing Arts Center because it has a beautiful view of the city and the surrounding area is beautiful. My client wore a cute baby blue lace dress for her photo shoot, which was perfect for the occasion and location. These are some of my favorite shots we were able to produce. Enjoy! 03.16.18_PRINT_Rosyln Garza Maternity_BBS-8740_WEB03.16.18_PRINT_Rosyln Garza Maternity_BBS-8749_WEB03.16.18_PRINT_Rosyln Garza Maternity_BBS-8766_WEB03.16.18_PRINT_Rosyln Garza Maternity_BBS-8796_WEB03.16.18_PRINT_Rosyln Garza Maternity_BBS-8814_WEB03.16.18_PRINT_Rosyln Garza Maternity_BBS-8882_WEB

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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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The Gonzalez’s New Arrival – New Born Portraits – McAllen, Texas

Today we photographed this little stud and it was an awesome experience. Back in 2016 I photographed this lovely couples engagement photos and wedding photos. Fast forward two years and look at this lovely family!

We were invited to their home to capture some special moments of them with their child.  I love how they dressed in up in a spiffy outfit with a cute little bowtie then quickly got him into his jitsu gi, like his daddy. Here are some of my favorite shots from this photo session.

Special thanks to Sara Yanez. 2018-02-03_High Res_AJ New Born Session_BBS-8087_WEB2018-02-03_High Res_AJ New Born Session_BBS-8120_WEB2018-02-03_High Res_AJ New Born Session_BBS-8183_WEB2018-02-03_High Res_AJ New Born Session_BBS-8216_WEB2018-02-03_High Res_AJ New Born Session_BBS-8273_WEB2018-02-03_High Res_AJ New Born Session_BBS-8291_WEB

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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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