Ashley and Juan Wedding – Hacienda San Juan – Ben Briones Studios

Ashley and Juan’s Wedding day began at their parents home. It was a special sight to see the couple getting ready with their family. The couple currently lives in Austin, Texas, where we took their engagement photos, so to be back home on such a momentous day must have been very exciting for everyone. The couple had a beautiful catholic ceremony at Holy Spirt in McAllen, Texas where we also took their wedding day portraits. On the way to their venue in San Juan, Texas we stopped at the Basilica Of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle – National Shrine to take more photos of the couple. Finally we ended the night with a beautiful reception at the gorgeous rebranded wedding venue now known as Hacienda San Juan located in San Juan, Texas. Here are my favorite photos from their wedding day.

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Gabie & Manuel Engagement – Casa Polonia – Weslaco, Texas

Excited to share Gabie and Manuel’s engagements that we took at the popular photo shoot venue in Weslaco, Texas, Casa Polonia!  We did a set of outdoor and indoor photos for them.  This couple was so much fun to work with.  They trusted me with some of my crazy angles and ideas and I’m glad they did because I really love how their photos came out.

Although I love all of them, I have a few favorite because of the meaning behind them.  The first one is the one with the blue color gel light; I love that one because it adds a mood to something often shot and I also love it because they trusted me to get out of my comfort zone to be creative.  The second photo I’m super proud of is the McDonald’s ice cream cone engagement shot because they said their first date many years ago was at that same park with two delicious ice cream cones.

Photo Credit: Emi Peña, Ben Briones

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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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Bocanegra Wedding – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Photographing small weddings is always delightful because they just feel a tiny bit more special. The couples usually are excited and so is there family. I photographed this small wedding at The Wedding Gal Chapel in McAllen, Texas owned by Ms. Terry Perez. The wedding took no longer than 45mins and it was beautiful. Here are my favorite shots from this small wedding.

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Ashley Jasso – Bridal Portraits – Casa Polonia

Yesterday we photographed this beautiful brides wedding and I’m super excited to finally show off her bridal portraits shot at the famous Casa Polonia in Weslaco, Texas! 11.18.19_High Res_Ashley Ramos Bridal Session_BBS-9253_WEB11.18.19_High Res_Ashley Ramos Bridal Session_BBS-9335_WEB11.18.19_High Res_Ashley Ramos Bridal Session_BBS-9353_WEB11.18.19_High Res_Ashley Ramos Bridal Session_BBS-9386_WEB11.18.19_High Res_Ashley Ramos Bridal Session_BBS-9394_WEB11.18.19_High Res_Ashley Ramos Bridal Session_BBS-9459_WEB11.18.19_High Res_Ashley Ramos Bridal Session_BBS-9521_WEB11.18.19_High Res_Ashley Ramos Bridal Session_BBS-9530_WEB11.18.19_High Res_Ashley Ramos Bridal Session_BBS-9560_WEB11.18.19_High Res_Ashley Ramos Bridal Session_BBS-9619_WEB

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Eliose & Manny Wedding – Rancho Quinta Luz – McAllen, Texas

Found this gem of a wedding in a hard drive I was going through and I wanted to share it with y’all. I photographed this wedding back in 2012 for this lovely couple. I still remember driving up to the church and getting off and feeling the sun hit me. I remember how nervous the groom was. I remember the beautiful shots we took for them and how excited I was to show them off the back of my little screen on my DSLR.

This couple had their  wedding ceremony at their home church with close friends, family, and loved ones. It was a beautiful and emotional ceremony.  Soon after the couple  celebrated as newly weds at the the  beautiful mcallen wedding venue known as Rancho Quinta Luz located off 495 in McAllen, Texas. There we celebrated with them capturing all their fun and special moments. Here are my favorite shots from this wedding.

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Bobby & Priscilla Wedding – Monica’s Banquet Hall – San Juan, Texas

Bobby and Priscilla’s wedding was such a beautiful event from beginning to end. We started off with them when they were getting ready and ended the night with them eating menudo! The couple and their son looked amazing that day! We had previously photographed their engagements months back but capturing their wedding day was very special!

Bobby and Priscilla got married at Monica’s Banquet Hall in San Juan, Texas. It’s a beautiful venue off N. Cesar Chavez. They had both their ceremony and reception at this wedding venue. In between we took the couple to the Hummingbird SpringsHummingbird Springs outdoor venue in Donna, Texas for their couples photos. Here are some of our favorite shots from this wedding!

Photo Credit: Sara Yanez, Ben Briones

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Monica Valdez Wedding – Wedding Gal -Ben Briones Studios

We love photographing small weddings, especially the ones where the bride and groom are just super excited to get married. This wedding here we shot in McAllen, Texas at the The Wedding Gal’s tiny ballroom. This wedding was one of my favorites shots here at this venue. Check out my favorite shots from this event below. 08.12.17_HighRes_Monica Valdez Wedding_BBS-458208.12.17_HighRes_Monica Valdez Wedding_BBS-301008.12.17_HighRes_Monica Valdez Wedding_BBS-303208.12.17_HighRes_Monica Valdez Wedding_BBS-308008.12.17_HighRes_Monica Valdez Wedding_BBS-30171st Dance - 2017-09-02 at 11.54.41 AM 131st Dance - 2017-09-02 at 11.54.41 AM 141st Dance - 2017-09-02 at 11.54.41 AM 191st Dance - 2017-09-02 at 11.54.41 AM 3208.12.17_HighRes_Monica Valdez Wedding_BBS-328908.12.17_HighRes_Monica Valdez Wedding_BBS-338508.12.17_HighRes_Monica Valdez Wedding_BBS-484308.12.17_HighRes_Monica Valdez Wedding_BBS-334608.12.17_HighRes_Monica Valdez Wedding_BBS-334908.12.17_HighRes_Monica Valdez Wedding_BBS-335508.12.17_HighRes_Monica Valdez Wedding_BBS-344508.12.17_HighRes_Monica Valdez Wedding_BBS-3442

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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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Client Review

Exiting Photography? WAIT! READ this first!

DON’T DO IT!

If you’re a professional photographer who’s been thinking about leaving the industry, don’t! There are so many opportunities for growth and income. I understand it can get tough. Especially if you are the only one doing everything in your business. You loose your free time, your weekends and sometimes you family. But don’t give up! There are plenty of ways you can still be an active photographer but with much less stress.

OPPURTUTNIES

  1. Second Shoot: reach out to the local photographer’s who are super active and always booked and offer your skill and time to assist them. Mostly likely you are already friends with these people and so it won’t be awkward or difficult to try to get hired as a second shooter. Second shooting is less stressful and at times allows you to be more creative than when you are the head photographer.
  2. Photo Editor: become a photo editor for local photographers. I would advice you to reach out to some photographers and let them know you are offering this service. If you are already a pro and people know your work, you wont have to prove anything to them. The most work would be learning how to edit in their style. Trust me, if you are an active professional photographer, you do not want to be sitting behind a computer editing photos for hours. Most professionals I know outsource their edits to online companies but I think hiring someone local will give them better peace of mind. Figure out a price point that you like and offer editing services to replace the income earned from one photo shoot each month.
  3. Photography Classes: since you are a seasoned pro, I think it would be valid to offer photography classes. I offer some to a few people and it’s a good little side hustle. Find a group of beginners and start a collective class or give individual courses in all things photography. Start with basics all the way up to complicated outdoor lighting. Put out an add on the paper, yes the newspaper! Or on craigslist or Facebook.
  4. Photo Booth Rentals: this side hustle idea has been one of my best ideas ever! I own a photo booth and rent it out frequently. It cost me a little over two grand to build, in which I built it in 2010, and since then it has returned my investment 10x. You can add this service to your existing packages to earn more from one sale or client or you can offer it as a separate business. It doesn’t really take much to operate one. You can setup and operate yourself or hire someone to do it for you. If you would like to find out how you can do this, message me!
  5. Rent Your Gear: Another risky but lucrative side hustle that will help you supplement some income. Many of you reading this will most likely never rent out your Canon 5d Mk3 or Nikon D810 and now the popular Sony AR III, but I would! Why you ask, because money bro! Money and culture! I have all the right legal documentation in place to protect my gear and sue your ass if you break it or steal it. And I also enjoy helping people who are barely starting and want to know if a certain lens or camera is worth buying, so they rent it first to test it out. I don’t have the best gear but I do have quality items and instead of them just sitting in my office Monday – Friday collecting dust, I rent them.

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Daniel and Viktoriia Wedding | Edinburg, Texas| Ben Briones Studios

I really enjoyed photographing this wedding and let me tell you why! I really enjoy documenting small weddings. Daniel and Viktoriia seemed to be easy going people too. Their wedding was outdoors in this beautified gated community where the grooms parents live. Their was a beautiful man-made lake in the distance with trees that dropped of fall leafs.

The timing couldn’t of been better as well. The couple got married a little before the sun set so it was fresh, the lighting was good and the mood was perfect. With the setting being picture perfect we took advantage of the setting to produce some beautiful portraits of the couple.

Inside their parents house was a lovely dinner setup. There the couple mingled, drank and ate with their loved ones and guest. I loved everything about this wedding!

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