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

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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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Baby Ybarra in the Making – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

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It’s always special when a couple who hired you for their wedding rehires you for the next big milestone in their life. I photographed Angie and Eduardo’s Wedding some years back and it was beautiful. Recently they choose to make their maternity announcement through photos and they asked me if I could help them out.

The couple and I planned the shoot at Archer Park in McAllen and its surrounding areas. They were very interested in my ideas and as well came baring their very own unique shot ideas too. We mixed the both and yield these gorgeous fun shots of the couple and their expecting child.

Thank you so much for trusting my team and I to document this next big milestone!
Special thanks to Sara Yanez for assisting.
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Martinez Family – McAllen, Texas – 2010

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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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Solis Family | Ben Briones Studios | Rancho Viejo Texas

There is nothing more special than a holiday gathering with the family. During the Christmas break I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful family at their home at  the Rancho Viejo Resort & Country Club. Alex Guerra, who I have been friends since middle school, hired me to photographer her family because it was going to be a Christmas gift for her mother.

On that winy sunny day we photographed this beautiful family in front of their home and in an empty field in front of their house. I would say this was one of my shortest family sessions because the family was ready to go. I love how they all united with a similar color scheme and amazing smiles.

I present to you the Solis Family!
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Baptismal – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

It’s never too late to choose your path. This young man at the age of 15 choose to become a Christian and we should give him props to make such an important decision in life. This family hired me to document a special moment in their lives and I happily took on this job knowing how important it was to them and the young man.

Typically the majority of baptismal photos are of young children but this case was different. This young man made his choice and took it on looking sharp in his white tux. It was a different experience because this time I could communicate with the client versus a a small child. He had a look he was pulling off and I hope I was able to capture it for him. Many blessings to him and his family. 11-19-16_web_baptismal_bbs-6663_fb11-19-16_web_baptismal_bbs-6670_fb11-19-16_web_baptismal_bbs-6685_fb11-19-16_web_baptismal_bbs-6700_fb11-19-16_web_baptismal_bbs-6706_fb11-19-16_web_baptismal_bbs-6719_fb11-19-16_web_baptismal_bbs-6734_fb11-19-16_web_baptismal_bbs-6739_fb11-19-16_web_baptismal_bbs-6752_fb11-19-16_web_baptismal_bbs-6770_fb

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Fuentes’ Baby Shower – Weslaco, Tx

David and Cynthia Fuentes are two God loving people who are bringing another life into this world. You could see the excitement on their faces as they celebrated this event with their friends and family at Arturo’s Bar and Grill in Weslaco, Texas.  It is true what they say about the glow a woman gets while being pregnant, Cynthia was truly a sight to see. Such a beautiful mother.

The simple happiness that surrounds them both lit up the pink and gold adorned room. Everyone had laughs as they played games. The whole family was filled with joy at thsi event and we had a pleasure documenting it.

Cynthia and David God bless you and your family from Ben Briones Studios.

Photo Credit: Jessica Musick
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Sophia Puig Maternity – Hidalgo Pump House – Ben Briones Studios

Sophia and Joshua Puig have stuck together like glue since college. They always supported each other in every endeavor, now they embark and another milestone. Baby Penelope will soon enter the world and will be blessed to have such loving parents with good looks!

You will have a great life Penelope Rose Puig, welcome to this world.

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25 Years Married – Mr. & Mrs. Salinas – Mission, Tx

To be married for 25 years is such a blessing. I hope to one day be celebrating such long lasting love in the future with the one I love. Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Salinas for such a beautiful marriage and blessings to your wonderful family.

Thank you for contacting me once again for documenting a huge milestone in your life. Previously Mr. & Mrs. Salinas hired me to photograph their daughters graduation photos back in 2011 and as well as provide a photo booth at her graduation party. This past week i photographed her 2016 graduation at one of my favorite places in the valley, Memory Lane Photo Spot and as you can see we also took Mr. & Mrs. Salinas’ anniversary photos.

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