Nick Cruz – UTRGV Graduate – Ben Briones Studios

Graduation is around the corner and one of the things that go along with walking across the stage is to take graduation photos to record the special milestone! My friend Nick Cruz recently setup a studio graduation photo session at my home studio located in McAllen, Texas and I love how the photos came out! Nick graduated in 2018 from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) but didn’t get a chance to take photos back then but we hooked him up. Here are some of my favorite shots from this studio graduation photo session. 2019-03-20_00092019-03-20_00102019-03-20_00112019-03-20_00122019-03-20_00132019-03-20_00142019-03-20_00152019-03-20_0016

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Vanessa Silva – STC Grad – McAllen, Texas

This past weekend I was able to work with Ms. Vanessa once again. Vanessa and I have been friends for some time now and she has trusted me to document some of the most special moments in her life. Sunday we celebrated her achievement as a graduate from South Texas College with a bachelors degree through an awesome photoshoot.

I have photographed Vanessa’s maternity photos, her most recent birthday, her graduation portraits, and soon her family photos. Here are some of my favorite photos taken by myself and my team.

Photo Credit: Emiliano Pena, Sara Yanez, Ben Briones
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Cynthia Jasso – Grad Portraits – Estero Llano Grande State Park

This weekend I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful grad, Mrs. Cynthia Jasso. She is graduating with her Masters in from Texas A&M University-Commerce. We decided on taking her graduation photos at the famous Weslaco park called Estero Llano Grande State Park. I really love the way these photos came out. It had been a while since I had shot there at the park. There was a special moment during the session when Sara pointed out a tree full of butterflies and Cynthia was able to reach out to one and it walked right on to her finger and we took some beautiful shots of that. Here are my favorite shots from this photo session! 2018-12-02_00022018-12-02_00032018-12-02_00042018-12-02_00052018-12-02_00062018-12-02_00072018-12-02_00082018-12-02_0001

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Maggie McCloud – UT Grad – Austin, Texas

#THROWBACKTHURSDAY 2010

While going through some old hard drives I found these beautiful graduation photos I did of my friend back when I was attending the University of Texas at Austin. They came out so great and I really don’t know why I haven’t showed them off! These are my favorite shots from this graduation portrait session in Austin, Texas.

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Mother & Daughters Graduation – UTRGV – Edinburg Texas – Ben Briones Studios

A fellow photographer / artist and friend Mrs. Mari Lorenzon graduated this year with her graphic design degree from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, Texas. She had asked me if I could take her grad photos along with her two daughter’s who were also sharing the same milestone.

We photographed the girls at famous UTRGV campus. One of her daughter’s graduated kinder and there other high school. I love the idea she had to combine the photoshoots. Here are some of my favorite shots from this photo shoot. 05.20.18_PRINT_Mari Grad Session_BBS-0867_WEB05.20.18_PRINT_Mari Grad Session_BBS-0915_WEB05.20.18_PRINT_Mari Grad Session_BBS-0928_WEB05.20.18_PRINT_Mari Grad Session_BBS-1014_WEB05.20.18_PRINT_Mari Grad Session_BBS-0909_WEB05.20.18_PRINT_Mari Grad Session_BBS-0953_WEB05.20.18_PRINT_Mari Grad Session_BBS-0892_WEB05.20.18_PRINT_Mari Grad Session_BBS-1054_WEB05.20.18_PRINT_Mari Grad Session_BBS-1135_WEB05.20.18_PRINT_Mari Grad Session_BBS-1123_WEB05.20.18_PRINT_Mari Grad Session_BBS-1149_WEB

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Claudia Alaniz – Grad Portraits – Ben Briones Studios

In December thousands of students will walk the stage and be handed a diploma or degree that they worked so hard to own.  A year ago I photographed one of my good friends Ms. Claudia Alaniz in celebration of her hard earned degree. When we were planning her photo shoot she wanted something different, which I was pretty excited about because I love when my clients get creative. Claudia had a friend who has a ranch with some few random items scattered across the land, including a horse.

I think the location fit Claudia perfect because she’s so much fun. Check out some of these pretty cool graduation portraits we took of Ms. Claudia. These are my favorite shots from the photo shoot! 04.30.17_Claudia Alaniz Grad Photos_PRINT_BBS-9474_WEB04.30.17_Claudia Alaniz Grad Photos_PRINT_BBS-9510_WEB04.30.17_Claudia Alaniz Grad Photos_PRINT_BBS-9576_WEB04.30.17_Claudia Alaniz Grad Photos_PRINT_BBS-9620_WEB04.30.17_Claudia Alaniz Grad Photos_PRINT_BBS-9709_WEB04.30.17_Claudia Alaniz Grad Photos_PRINT_BBS-9739_WEB04.30.17_Claudia Alaniz Grad Photos_PRINT_BBS-9797_WEB04.30.17_Claudia Alaniz Grad Photos_PRINT_BBS-9810_WEB

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Christopher Echavarria – McAllen High School Grad – Ben Briones Studios

Recently, I had the honor of taking Christopher Echavarria’s graduate portraits at my photography studio in Edinburg, Texas. Chris is a McAllen High School senior graduate, a trumpet player, and a member of the four time State Champion McHi Mariachi Oro! What made Chris’s portrait session unique was how he incorporated his personality and style into his photos. High school graduation is exciting! Bringing the future near and igniting that great anticipation for further successes and growth. Congratulations, Chris! May your future always be bright!

Check out some of Chris’s photos from his graduate portrait session.

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Suheily Maldonado – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Here is a graduation session I did back in 2011 for Mrs. Suheily. I was extremely proud of the shots five years ago and I am still very proud of them today. Suheily is now married and has travelled around the world doing missionary work. What makes me more happy then the results of the photos, is the journey the people I photograph create for themselves after our last encounter.

Let’s start your journey by documenting this milestone in your life and academic career! I am very happy that I got to photograph Mrs. Suheily, because it’s people like her and many of you that continue to me to write and photograph and just tell stories. Although Suheily and I don’t talk as much anymore I do keep up with her via social media. SuheilyMaldonado_PRINT_BBP-127_FBSuheilyMaldonado_PRINT_BBP-130_FBSuheilyMaldonado_PRINT_BBP-143_FBSuheilyMaldonado_PRINT_BBP-146_FBSuheilyMaldonado_PRINT_BBP-148_FBSuheilyMaldonado_PRINT_BBP-151_FBSuheilyMaldonado_PRINT_BBP-160_FBSuheilyMaldonado_PRINT_BBP-170_FB

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Amanda Victoria Gonzalez – Mcallen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

A true #throwbackthursday post right here!

In 2011 I was still attending The University of Texas at Austin finishing up my degree but that didn’t stop me from driving down to the Rio Grande Valley to serve my clients. Amanda and I went to school together at Edinburg North High School and when she asked me to photographer her graduation portraits I did not hesitate; even though I was 500 miles away.

Back then I was shooting the original Canon 5D and using one studio light on location with a octabox. Since then I have simplified my light setup but after seeing these beautiful images I may go back. Another thing I would do back then was try to shoot all my sessions between 1pm – 3pm to have explosive natural light and studio light. It nice to take a look at your older work and see how you have matured as a photographer.

The beautiful thing about this special person is that not only did I have the honor of photographing this milestone in her life, we also shot some head shots for her and most recently I helped document her wedding with Stephanie Rios Photography.

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