Secret Proposal – Casa De Palmas Renaissance Hotel – Ben Briones Studios

We recently had a client ask us to capture a secret proposal at asa De Palmas Renaissance Hotel in McAllen, Texas. A couples of days before the actual proposal we went out with him and his friend to check out the spot and go over and setup. The idea was awesome. He was to wine and dine his future wife, than bring her to the hotel for drinks but first leader her to a secret setup with classical musicians playing story above as he got on one knee and asked her to marry him.

Take note boys! Here is how it all went down!
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Karen and Sergio Wedding | Mission Texas | Ben Briones Studios

This wedding was something special for me to witness because I saw Karen grow up. Karen is my best friends sister and because I consider my best friend family, she too is family. What I love is she hasn’t changed much too. Her humor is still awesome and she’s more beautiful than ever.

The bride and groom were already married but wanted to have a grand celebration with family and friends. They got ready at Karen’s mother’s home, where her parents helped them both prepare for the big day. We then took the couple to the beautiful Bryan House in Mission, Texas to take portraits of the couple before their ceremony and reception.

Their ceremony and reception took place at this beautiful elegant venue named Reyna’s Crown in Mission, Texas. I love how simple and intimate their ceremony because what really matters is the person next to you and her and Sergio were totally in the love zone. Right after followed a grand celebration. If you know the Cavazos family they know how to have fun and this wedding was extremely fun! Here are some sneak peeks from this wedding.

Photo Credit: Lourdes Paz, Sara Yanez, Ben Briones | Video by itmvisuals.com

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Bens photography is amazing! Not only is he a wonderful friend he gets things done! I would highly recommend Bens Photography! He did my engagement and wedding photos. Amazing work!!

Lorraine & Ralph – Art Village on Main – McAllen Texas

According to the couple days before the wedding was chaos because of the weather. The couple had to change their original venue La Placita in Pharr, Texas to the Art Village on Main Event Venue because of the rain. BUT on the day of the wedding we saw nothing but big smiles, excitement and fun!

Lorraine and Ralph are such a chill couple. They gave us their complete trust to capture every special moment from their wedding day. These type of couples are ideal because they believe in your vision and want your vision. Just like the couple had the challenge of moving the whole wedding over to a new venue we do had the challenge of adapting to the new location as well.

Well we crushed it. I thrive on challenge. I love seeing weddings as a blank canvas and creating my own. Never do I look for inspiration or poses before a wedding. Today I release this beautiful wedding Lourdes and I photographed.

Photo Credit: Lourdes Paz, Ben Briones

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Elizabeth and Eleazar Wedding – Mission Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Remember that good looking couple from the San Antonio Missions Engagement Session? Well they tied the knot on December 26, 2016. Yes, this blog is totally well overdue but it’s finally coming to light. I love this couple because they loved Jessica and I. They showed us genuine excitement for us to capture such beautiful moments of their lives. Thank you Elizabeth and Eleazar for trusting us. Here are my favorite shots from this wedding.

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Sally & Wayne Wedding – Mcallen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

I love documenting intimate weddings. In July on a Tuesday afternoon I witnessed Sally and Wayne exchange their vowels in front of the their loved ones. This wedding took place at The Elegant Wedding Chapel operated by The Wedding Gal, Mrs. Terry Perez.

Every one has a love story and this is Sally and Wayne’s through my lens.

The Elegant Wedding Chapel is such a quant beautiful unique location located in the heart of McAllen. Mr. Wayne, the groom, looked very handsome and his beautiful bride, Sally, looked stunning her wedding dress as she awaited to be walked down the isle by her son. The people who really mattered to the couple occupied the first and second sections of the chapel chairs smiling and glaring at their loved ones as they tied the knot. After the couple shared some bubbly and ate some cake with family and friends.

Enjoy.

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Alvaro & Marlen Wedding – Penitas, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Today’s wedding was beautiful. Alvaro and Marlen are such loving people and a lot of fun! I was super happy to see their little family unite. The wedding took place at St Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in McAllen, TX. Then we headed over the McAllen Convention Center, which was super mega packed but you know how we do. I did my best to made it work for my clients. Later we headed out to Penita, Texas to their ballroom, I & J Social Events. It was a very beautiful wedding venue. The owner told me it has been there for five years. Alvaro and Marlen had a blast at their wedding. I don’t know if any of you get that feeling of wanting to get married when you see newly weds having fun on the dance floor their wedding night? Well I felt that way. It’s a special feeling that comes when there is real love in the air. You can tell how much Alvaro loves Marlen and vice versa! Such an awesome couple. #CoupleGoals Special thanks to Stephanie Rios for assisting me at today’s wedding even with a baby on board! Photo Credit: Stephanie Rios, Ben Briones

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Excellent photographer. Very professional yet down-to- earth 🙂 Came very highly recommended and will definitely look forward to booking future photoshoots in the future.

 

Surprise Proposal – Edgar & Nabila – Mcallen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Nothing says love like a surprise proposal during the Christmas holidays. This beautiful couple finalized their five-year-relationship on December 12, 2014 in front of the giant Christmas tree at the McAllen Convention Center. Right after, we broke into a quick photo session just so they could have some fresh pics for this new chapter in their lives!

This has been my third surprise proposal capture. These type of jobs are always so nerve-racking because you have to be ready for anything. The fact that Edgar wanted it to be captured by a professional really shows how much he loves Nabila. I am so happy that I was able to witness this special moment in their lives.

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