Michele Garcia Bridal’s – Archer Park – McAllen, Texas

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In 2011 my business was growing fast and we were doing a lot of great work for our clients. I was discovering a lot of new shoot locations and for this bridal we took the risk and used two very accessible and public locations, which is not typical for bridal sessions. These days I am renting very fancy locations for my brides but I am glad to show my beginnings. Michelle, the bride, was a trooper. She trusted our vision!

Her photos were shot in two different locations by myself and my assistant at the time, Ms. Lori Alaniz. Archer park was the more “formal” location then we traveled to a abandoned shack on 10th street in McAllen for the “informal” location. I love the contrast between the two looks and I think it’s always important to try different things for your clients. Here are my favorite shots from this 2011 bridal photo shoot.

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Hernandez Family – McAllen Convention Center – Ben Briones Studios

Family is extremely important and the Hernandez family know that! I took the beautiful family photos of Sabrina and her family back in the day, when the McAllen Convention Center wasn’t such a hot spot for photo shoots. Since this family session this family has come to me for various milestones in their lives such as graduation photos, cotillion presentations to various event’s hosted by the Edinburg Boys & Girls Club, which Mrs. Sabrina was the officer for. For those who don’t know, the Edinburg Boys & Girls Club was one of my very firs jobs and I am very thankful for the opportunity to have served as part of this great organization and it’s all thanks to Mrs. Sabrina Hernandez-Walker.  This family has always been part of the Ben Briones Studios family and I am always happy to show off their photos on my website. sabrina & family_print_bbp-14_websabrina & family_print_bbp-19_websabrina & family_print_bbp-23_websabrina & family_print_bbp-25_websabrina & family_print_bbp-27_websabrina & family_print_bbp-33_websabrina & family_print_bbp-34_websabrina & family_print_bbp-40_web

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Sara Yanez B-Day Session – Wallflower RGV – McAllen, Texas

On January 15, 2019, one day before her birthday, I surprised my beautiful girlfriend with a photo shoot at the Wallflower RGV located off Trenton in McAllen, Texas. I had been following the Wallflower RGV for a long time now on Instagram and would chat with the owner here and there. I am super happy I was able to rent this place for Sara’s photo shoot because the photos came out absolutely beautiful.

We rented the spot for one hour and I took plenty of shots but the ones you see here are my favorite shots. The Wallflower RGV has a lot to work with, they have over 10 looks or backdrops you can create great photos with. I highly encourage you to check this place out before it’s gone, as I believe it’s a pop-up studio and won’t be around forever. 01.15.19_high res_sara yanez bday shoot_bbs-9626_web01.15.19_high res_sara yanez bday shoot_bbs-9664_web01.15.19_high res_sara yanez bday shoot_bbs-9763_web01.15.19_high res_sara yanez bday shoot_bbs-9792_web01.15.19_high res_sara yanez bday shoot_bbs-9832_web01.15.19_high res_sara yanez bday shoot_bbs-9897_web01.15.19_high res_sara yanez bday shoot_bbs-9938_web01.15.19_high res_sara yanez bday shoot_bbs-9950_web

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Lorraine’s Baby Shower – The Forum – McAllen, Texas

It’s a Girl!  We had the honor of photographing Lorraine and Ralph Guzman’s wedding a few years back, and recently they hired us to photograph Baby Guzman’s Baby Shower. The event took place at The Forum in McAllen, Texas.  Everyone is excited to meet this little one!  Congratulations, Guzman Family on your Bundle of Joy!

Below are some of our favorite photographs from this special event.
Photo Credit: Sara Yanez

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Amaya Hernandez – Cotillion 2019 – McAllen, Texas

I loved working on these photos because I saw Amaya grow up. When I was younger I use to volunteer and work at the Edinburg Boys & Girls Club, where Amaya’s mother is was the chief officer. She was always around along with her two sisters Destiny and Nadia, who I have had the pleasure of photographing as well for different events of their lives. Sabrina, Amaya’s mother, has trusted me with some most special milestones of her family’s lives and I am forever grateful!

As mentioned earlier I only edited the images but didn’t shoot them. A great photographer by the name of Audrey Barrera photographed these portraits for me because Sara and I had another event to shoot that same day. Here are my favorite shots Audrey took for our client.

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Perez Wedding – Riverside Club – Ben Briones Studios

Love this beautiful simple wedding I shot at the Riverside Club in Mission, Texas. The bride was filipino and the groom hispanic so the fusion of both cultures was beautiful. The venue was perfect for the theme, y’all need to check out this beautiful location if you are ever in Granjeno, Texas. Here are some of my favorite shots from this wedding! PerezWedding_BLOG_BBSPerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-2PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-3PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-5PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-6PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-7PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-8PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-9PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-10PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-11PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-12PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-13PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-15PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-16

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Sean Rodriguez Turns 3 – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of photographing this little stud again for his 3-year old birthday coming up. Last year I was hired by my good friend and awesome photographer Stephanie Rios to capture his 2-year old portraits and I love how they came out. It is always awesome working with family faces.

Sean and his parents and I planned to take him out to Archer Park in McAllen, Texas and surrounding areas to take his pics. As you can see he has amazing style thanks to his stylish parents so the area we went to was perfect for his outfits! I really love that his parents dress him for success! My favorite shirt of course was his birthday cake shirt! Here are are some of my favorite shots from Sean’s 3-year old birthday portraits! 2018-09-02_00242018-09-02_00252018-09-02_00262018-09-02_00272018-09-02_00282018-09-02_00292018-09-02_00302018-09-02_0031

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Maritza & Joel – RGV Horsemanship School at JHK Equestrian Country Club – Ben Briones Studios

THROW BACK THURSDAY

We took this beautiful couple’s engagement photos at the very own RGV Horsemanship School at JHK Equestrian Country Club in Edinburg, Texas. Love how the photos came out! The staff and owner of the country club was amazing with us! Very excited to finally share these great engagement photos of this couple with everyone.

Check out my favorite shots from this engagement session!
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Modern jiu-jitsu Grand Opening – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

A few weekends ago we photographed the Grand Opening of Modern jiu-jitsu, an elite  jiu-jitsu training gym located in the heart of McAllen, Texas. We have worked with them before covering a special event they had at their first location so it was an honor to get to document another milestone for them.

One of our past clients and my friend Gio, is an instructor at the gym. He’s actually the one that helped us get the gigs. Special thanks to him! Check out some of the photos from this successful grand opening for the best jiu-jitsu gym in the Rio Grande Valley.   03.24.18_PRINT_Modern jiu-jitsu Grand Opening_BBS-8894_WEB03.24.18_PRINT_Modern jiu-jitsu Grand Opening_BBS-9246_WEB03.24.18_PRINT_Modern jiu-jitsu Grand Opening_BBS-9056_WEB

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Onieda and Osiel – San Benito, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Oni and I grew up together so being the photographer at her wedding was super special. I use to go over to her house to hangout with her brother Marco and play music. Many times we would all walk home together from our high school to hangout and on her wedding night we all walked together down the isle on her special day!

Oni and Osiel put their trust in my team and I to capture their special day and I think they will be pleased with what we produced. The couple had a beautiful outdoor wedding at Oak Hills Event Center in San Benito, Texas. The wedding started right at sundown. The wedding went into the night where the romantic setting of the venue really was on display. Some of my favorite shots were of their first dance and when they danced with their mother. Along with those moments here are some of my favorite shots from the wedding.

Photo Credit: Lourdes Paz, Ben Briones
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Oneida & Osiel Wedding Teaser from ITM Visuals on Vimeo.

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Games of Texas – McAllen, Texas – 2017

On Saturday July 29, 2017 I photographed two Games of  Texas tournaments in Edinburg, Texas and McAllen, Texas as a freelance photographer for The Monitor Newspaper. I shot Basketball at the Edinburg Sports and Wellness Center and Volleyball at the Boys and Girls Club of McAllen.

Back in college I shot collegiate basketball at The University of Texas Pan American and at my alma mater The University of Texas at Austin  but this junior league was intense. There were girls teams and boys team and they all played with heart!

Then later in the day I shot girls volleyball and that was interesting because it was the first time shooting indoor volleyball. After a while I got the hang of it and now I feel confident the next time I’m court side at a volleyball game.

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Susana Sanchez Grad Session – The University of Texas at Austin – Ben Briones Studios

#FLASHBACKFRIDAY

Beautiful. Bold. Intelligent. Studious. Adventurous. Strong. These are all nouns to describe Ms. Susan Sanchez, a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. I met Susy while attending UT through a mutual friend. She and I became friends and kept in touch and when it was time to celebrate the achievement of completing not only one but two undergrad degrees she contacted me to document this special moment.

It’s been a a few years since this photo shoot and Susy is now saving lives and keeping the people of Austin, Texas safe. I wish you the best friend. I am very proud of you! \m/

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Karla Ramirez & Saul Martinez – Prom 2017 – McAllen Convention Center

This weekend we photographed Karla and Saul before they headed out to their prom! Karla looked lovely in her beautiful floral prom dress and Saul looked extremely dapper in his blue suit.

The couple took their pre-prom photos at the McAllen Convention Center. Their outfits worked well with the beautiful setting of the location. I also love how Saul’s suite really complimented Karla’s dress. Their prom outfits were very well put together.

Hope the couple had as much fun at prom as we had photographing them!
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Karissa’s Quince Session – Mcallen Convention Center – Mcallen Texas

Today we are joining this beautiful young lady in celebrating her fifteen birthday! Congratulations Karissa! Thank you for trusting us to capture these beautiful portraits of you to document this special milestone in your life. Sara and I had a lot of fun hanging out with you at the McAllen Convention Center and taking these great photos of you.

Photo Credit: Ben Briones

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