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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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

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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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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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Mr. & Mrs. Salinas – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

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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Matthew Baptismal – Edinburg, Texas -Ben Briones Studios

Photographing children is not my speciality but I can and will, especially when it comes to to my longterm clients like the Wheats. This photoshoot was on familiar grounds and with familiar faces so it was special. A few years back I photographed a wedding in the same house that I photographed baby Matthew.

Elvia Susana Prieto-Wheat, mother of Matthew, is the sister-in-law of John and Susan Wheat, my bridal client from 2013. It was funny because I had no idea it was going to be the same family. As a business owner you always have a million things going through your mind daily and even on a day leading up to a shoot you tend to forget where you are going and what you are going to shoot until you get there. As soon as I arrived at the location in Edinburg, Texas all my memories from Susan’s wedding were activated and Elvia’s face also became familiar. The face I didn’t recognize was baby Matthew’s. He was the newest addition to the Wheat family and was about to become the newest addition to his church.

Matthew was scheduled to be baptized a few hours after his photo shoot. Congratulations Elvia and Wheat family on your newest addition and Matthew’s baptismal. Blessings!

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Client Review

Family In Red – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

My connections to this beautiful family is through one of my very best friends Noehmi Lopez! This is her youngest sister and family! It was a challenge and pleasure to work with them. Photographing children is always a challenge but the results are always pleasing to the soul.

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Ortiz Family – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Here’s a funny story. Around the time this family was booking my brand to photograph their family photos I was without a phone so my assistant Rocio was handling the majority of my client communication. For this particular photo session I had asked Rocio to just let the clients know that I would be at the Edinburg City Hall at 4:00 p.m. I got there about 5-10mins before the photo session to setup up my equipment and this car pulls up to the parking lot and some mariachi’s and folklorico dancers beginning to get out of the car. Little did I know this was the family I would be photographing. It wasn’t until the mother came up to me and greeted me.

How beautiful is that? So colorful and lively. This was definitely an experience. The whole family in unison under one theme. God is awesome! My job is never dull. I present to you the Ortiz Family.

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Mercelita Family – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Today I had the pleasure of photographing this gorgeous family! God always send me the best looking families to work with. I loved their dynamic!

Funny story. Morielle Junise had been trying to get me to photograph her for over a year or two now and finally we had the chance to work together. Hence why I threw in that lovely head shot of her. She just looks so stunning!

I am very great Moriella you contracted me to photograph your family. You and your sister are so awesome and your parents are just too funny! I wish many blessings upon you guys and may God bless you abundantly!

Special thanks to Sara Yanez. 12.18.15_BLOG_Mercelita_BBS-112.18.15_BLOG_Mercelita_BBS-212.18.15_BLOG_Mercelita_BBS-312.18.15_BLOG_Mercelita_BBS-412.18.15_BLOG_Mercelita_BBS-512.18.15_BLOG_Mercelita_BBS-612.18.15_BLOG_Mercelita_BBS-7

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Vela Family – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

The Vela family was so heart warming to photograph! The dynamic between the family was beautiful. I remember editing the photos and just feeling in such a happy mood because of how awesome the experience is. You could tell Mom & Dad were extremely happy to have their beautiful children at their side. I am glad I got to capture these images because it froze a moment in time that will forever be cherished by this family.

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Ronnie Sada Family – Hidalgo, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Memories are beautiful and that is why I love being a photographer. The opportunity God has given me to freeze a special moment in time that will forever be passed down in generations is just beyond me.

At the end of May I had the pleasure of photographing Roonie and her growing family. We went out to the Hidalgo Pump House in Hidalgo, Texas. Roonie wanted a country-green-rustic setting and that beautiful location lent itself well to what she was looking for.

As hot and humid as it was we had a great time and captured some precious moments of her girls and her deputy. Her little girl is so animated and just made the photoshoot much more fun. I know these images will forever be special for mama bear. Thank you Ronnie Sada for allowing me to photograph you and your family.

Special thanks to Veronica Briones for assisting.
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Client Review

First Communion – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Happy mother’s day to this beautiful Mom. She has to be one of the proudest mothers today!  There is nothing more important than for a mother to see her children seeking The Lord. God’s greatest gift to a mother is her children and I was blessed today with the opportunity to photograph this special day for the Lucio family!

These two young men have amazing parents. Just from the few hours I spent with them I could see how well they are being raised. And after the first couple of shots of the family I felt the bond they share, the love that flows through them, and the spirit of God all over this family.

On this beautiful Sunday afternoon I present to you the Lucio Family!

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