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

#TBT

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 – 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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Solis Family – Rancho Viejo, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

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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