Make A Wish RGV Gala – McAllen Country Club – McAllen, Texas

Every year we try out best to volunteer and help the Make-A-Wish RGV at their annual Gala. This year we made and these are some of our favorite shots from the wonderful guest who attend and help Make-A-Wish RGV a success.

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Noel Garcia – Texas Plant and Soil Lab – Edinburg, Texas

Fresh head shots are important to have for your business. I had Mr. Noel Garcia recently stop by my home studio to update his head shots for his company website. For professional head shots I suggest button up shirts or polo with your company logo. I also suggest for the client to bring a sports coat as well. Mr. Garcia brought both clothing items and his photos turned out great. He was pleased with the results. Here are my favorite shots from this professional head shot portrait session.

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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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Xiomara B-Day Session – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

We recently did a photo shoot with a local photographer for her 27th birthday. Things didn’t quite as planned but we made it work. She had a 27 gold balloons and sadly when we were posing her for the first couple of shots the #2 flew away. Heart broken about the loss of her balloon, she was a trooper and we continued the photo shoot. She chose this abandoned building in Edinburg, Texas, which worked out great for her style. Another challenge was that we lost the ambient light super super fast but I went prepared with proper lighting and fast glass. We used an LED and eVOVL 200 diffused by a translucent umbrella and these are the shots we got.

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Location Scouting – Sara Yanez – McAllen Convention Center

Here are some outtakes from a location scouting shoot. We had a photo shoot scheduled at the McAllen Convention Center for a quince that evening and I wanted to test the lighting, backdrops and angles so when our client showed up it would be super smooth.

I believe location scouting is an important part of a photographer’s job but sadly a lot of photographer don’t do it. It takes extra time to do but saves you a lot of time in the long run because it will make it a better experience for your client that you’re not having to guess where to to take your client and it will make your editing experience much easier. 04.13.17_PRINT_Sara Yanez_BBS-0000504.13.17_PRINT_Sara Yanez_BBS-0000604.13.17_PRINT_Sara Yanez_BBS-0001604.13.17_PRINT_Sara Yanez_BBS-0002804.13.17_PRINT_Sara Yanez_BBS-00030

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Ernesto & Kim + 1 – Archer Park – McAllen, Texas

A few weeks back we photographed a special session. This couple was not only celebrating their graduation from nursing school but also the fact that they were expecting a child.

We took their portraits at Archer Park in Downtown Mcallen, Texas. They wanted to make the announcement the following weekend with their family. Here are some of my favorite shots from this session.05.09.18_PRINT_Ernesto Kim Grad-Baby -7523_WEB05.09.18_PRINT_Ernesto Kim Grad-Baby -7543_WEB05.09.18_PRINT_Ernesto Kim Grad-Baby -7536_WEB05.09.18_PRINT_Ernesto Kim Grad-Baby -7531_WEB05.09.18_PRINT_Ernesto Kim Grad-Baby -7584_WEB05.09.18_PRINT_Ernesto Kim Grad-Baby -7610_WEB05.09.18_PRINT_Ernesto Kim Grad-Baby -7845_WEB

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McAllen Auto Sales – Head Shots – Edinburg, Texas.

Recently we photographed the team over at McAllen Auto Sales! Super mega special thanks to Tiffany for busing everyone over to the studio for these great professional head shots! If you are in search for an affordable certified pre-owned vehicle, McAllen Auto Sales is the place you want to visit!

McAllen Auto Sales, LLC is a pre-owned, late model dealer that provides customers with a complete automotive experience at competitive prices.” McAllen Auto Sales is located on 4215 S. 23rd. St., McAllen, TX 78503.

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Meme Family Portraits – Harlingen TX – Ben Briones Studios

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A Couple of months back we photographed this beautiful family at their home in Harlingen, Texas. The client wanted photographs with their new baby and with their parents and our photographer produced these great images for them. Here are my favorite shots from the photo 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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Janet & Chris Wedding – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Janet and Chris are one of the most sweetest, fun and energetic couples you will ever meet!  And we had the honor of documenting their special day with their loved ones!

The ceremony which was held at Janet’s parent’s house. It was intimate and beautiful.  Her closest family and friends all gathered to witness these two exchange their heartfelt vows and celebrate their holy matrimony. The couple had officially tied the knot before but wanted to make a celebration for their loved ones.

The reception that followed after was full of fun, laughter, dancing and even singing! Janet and Chris,  thank you for entrusting us to capture this special moment of your lives, we wish you a lifetime of joy and love!

Here are some of our favorite shots from Mr. and Mrs. Wilson’s wedding day.  Enjoy!  —-
Photo Credit: Ben Briones, Sara Yanez, Lourdes Paz

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Vanessa and Charles – McAllen Texas – Ben Briones Studio

We had the pleasure of shooting this engagement session for these two love birds.  The couple wanted a location that was sophisticated and La Quinta Mazlatan in McAllen, Texas came to mind.  We started the session inside.  Both of them were a natural at posing and made it very easy shoot.  Vanessa and Charles had great chemistry.  As the session went on, the couple decided to change into their second outfit of the day, which led us outside.  The outside of La Quinta is full of greenery and beautiful shooting location wasn’t hard to get started shooting.

Charles is a active firefighter and had the great idea of heading to his fire station, but sadly it wasn’t available.  After making a few calls they were able to find an available station that could accommodate to us.  The shots we took at the fire station looked amazing, this added a personal touch to their session that will make it memorable. Here are out favorite shots from this photo shoot. Enjoy!

Photo Credit: Lourdes Paz, Ben Briones

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Ruby & Nathan-Wedding-Mission Tx -Riverside Club-Ben Briones Studios

Last year around this time in March  I photographed a beautiful spring wedding at the Riverside Club located in Mission, Texas. There’s three things I recall vividly from this wedding was the heat, the beautiful venue, and how happy this couple was!

This is the second wedding I have photographed at the Riverside Club. The colors were spot on for a sprint event. My favorite part of the wedding was how emotional everyone was. There was so much love and happiness.

Photo Credit: Stephanie Rios, Jessica Musick, Ben Briones

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Monica Ramos – Bridal Session – Edinburg- Ben Briones Studios

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In December a coworker asked me if I could take “traditional studio” portraits. If you have seen my work you can see I rarely do studio style work but I took on this challenge.

Monica is a beautiful bride so the images were going to turn out lovely regardless. The lighting was not an issue either but the issue, if any, was going to be in the posing. Typically in the photo shoots I conduct take place at locations with furniture and objects to help with the posing but this time around we shot at my photography studio located at The Grindstone Co Working in Edinburg. We had a gray backdrop and wood floor and that was it.

The approach I took for this traditonial studio photo shoot was to show off two things; her wedding dress and her beauty. I made sure to photograph her from every angle to show off her beautiful wedding gown. Then I also made sure to make her laugh and smile so her natural beauty would shine through the images.

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Aaron & Chloe Wedding- Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Aaron and Chloe’s Wedding was as a beautiful as anyone could imagine it. Aaron looked dapper in his suit and Chloe looked stunning in her white wedding gown. I had already photographed this couples engagement session and Chloe’s bridal session, so I knew this couple were going to look stunning together.

The couple married at the beautiful Our Lady of Sorrows Church in the heart of McAllen, Texas. After the ceremony we took portraits at the Nuevo Santander Gallery located on Main Street a minute or two from the church.

The party resumed at the couples wedding venue, The Social Club, in Edinburg, Texas. This venue is one of my favorite venues to photograph at because it’s not super huge and they always decorate it super well. Here the couple danced the night away and enjoyed their family and friends.

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