Jacklyn & Michael Engagement – Hidalgo Pump House – Ben Briones Studios

One of our favorite locations to photograph couples at is the Old Hidalgo Pump House located in Hidalgo, Texas. It has so much to use and I think it’s a romantic location that really lends itself for engagement photos.

Here are some of our favorite shots from Jacklyn and Michael’s engagement photos. I really love their outfit and the energy they brought to the shoot. My friend and photography student, Jennifer Trevino, assisted me for this shoot and shot some beautiful photos as well. Here are our favorites.

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Patty Puente – Maternity Session – Hidalgo Pump House

I am super excited to show off these gorgeous maternity photos that we took at the Old Hidalgo Pump House in Hidalgo, Texas. My client put in her full trust in us and these are some of our favorite photos from this beautiful photo shoot! 06.14.19_High Res_Patty Puente_BBS-0002_WEB06.14.19_High Res_Patty Puente_BBS-0043_WEB06.14.19_High Res_Patty Puente_BBS-0100_WEB06.14.19_High Res_Patty Puente_BBS-0139_WEB06.14.19_High Res_Patty Puente_BBS-0148_WEB06.14.19_High Res_Patty Puente_BBS-0173_WEB06.14.19_High Res_Patty Puente_BBS-0233_WEB06.14.19_High Res_Patty Puente_BBS-0332_WEB06.14.19_High Res_Patty Puente_BBS-0387_WEB

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Miguel and Deborah Engagement – Hidalgo Pumphouse – Ben Briones Studios

I had the privilege of photographing this beautiful couple last week. We chose the Old Hidalgo Pumphouse in Hildago, Texas for the special occasion. The Hidalgo Pumphouse is one of the cities’ special features and very popular for a photography spot among other things like bike riding, jogging or nature walks.

I love the colors the couple chose to wear for the shoot because they reflected a lot in the location so the the color pallet stayed cohesive. We utilized a few great spots around the property and these are my favorite shots from this engagement photo session. Enjoy! 2019-02-28_00012019-02-28_00022019-02-28_00052019-02-28_00062019-03-01_00012019-02-28_00092019-03-01_00172019-03-01_0011

 

 

Sarah Jane Family Portrait- Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

I love this Mommy and Daughter photo session I took a while back at the beautiful Memory Lane Photo Spot located in Mission, Texas. Sarah just had her baby girl and there was a lot of excitement to the new addition to the family. Here are our favorite shots from this special photo shoot! SarahJaneFamily_BLOG_BBS-6_WEBSarahJaneFamily_BLOG_BBS-5_WEBSarahJaneFamily_BLOG_BBS-4_WEBSarahJaneFamily_BLOG_BBS-3_WEBSarahJaneFamily_BLOG_BBS-2_WEBSarahJaneFamily_BLOG_BBS-1_WEB

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Mayra & Manuel Engagement – Old Hidalgo Pumphouse – Hidalgo, Texas

One of my favorite places to take engagement photos is at the Old Hidalgo Pumphouse located in Hidalgo, Texas. The place has beautiful backdrops every which way you point your camera. The rental fee is super affordable as well. You can wear formal clothing or more relaxed outfits and you will still fit perfectly into all the settings the Pumphouse has to offer. I highly recommend this rgv photo shoot location for anyone looking into taking engagement photos. Check out my favorite photos from this photo session! 2018-11-19_00452018-11-19_00462018-11-19_00472018-11-19_00482018-11-19_00492018-11-19_00502018-11-19_00512018-11-19_0052

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Janie Alaniz Family Portraits – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

As an event photographer you are bound to get a request for family photos at someones Quince or Wedding by an invited guess. Here is a great example of that experience. The issue of “double dipping” could come up but sometimes it’s okay. For this particular photo it was okay and let me tell you why.

Janie (woman in pink) was the reason I was booked for this quince, which was her nieces event. Janie came to me seeking photography and video services for her daughter’s quince (young lady in purple) and offered to bring other Mom’s who’s daughter’s were also going to be having quince’s that year if I were to give them a bulk deal. Well, one of the Mom’s, was the mother of Brianna, the quince in which we took this family photo.

After that complicated link of families this is what the results where. Janie asked if I could take some quick family photos of the family because they were already dressed up so I said yes. Later the mother bought prints from us and everything turned out great. Today, Mrs. Janie, still hires us for different events.

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Esmer Family Portraits – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Family photos can be nerve reckoning and sometimes stressful when it comes to the outfits you are coordinating for your family, especially if you have a big family. Today I wanted to show off this photo session because they did such a great job. I love the black, red and silver color combo they chose.

Esmer (Mom) put her smallest girls in the same dress because many times the little ones want to match their siblings or for them they do care what you put them in. I do like that she put her oldest girl in a different outfit because you can distinguish that she’s older and plus she matched with her Dad. Esmer wore a beautiful black top with a silver metallic sheer skirt to match her husband’s metallic pants.

What I love about this photo session is every which way you pose the family as a whole or the kids they would match so well. Enjoy!

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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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Jessica Styles MUA – Brand Portraits – Hidalgo Texas

Lately, I have been seeing a lot of Jessica’s name and her work from local photographers and models. Jessica Styles is a professional makeup artists and powerhouse in local women’s business circles. I saw her brand rising and contacted her to  see if she would be willing to build her brand with photography of her self. Usually clients want to know who they are working with and having photos of yourself on your marketing products is important. Jessica and I scheduled a photo shoot at The Old Hidalgo Pump House and these are some of my favorite photos from the session.

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