Mr. & Mrs. Salinas – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

To be married for 25 years is such a blessing. I hope to one day be celebrating such long lasting love in the future with the one I love. Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Salinas for such a beautiful marriage and blessings to your wonderful family.

Thank you for contacting me once again for documenting a huge milestone in your life. Previously Mr. & Mrs. Salinas hired me to photograph their daughters graduation photos back in 2011 and as well as provide a photo booth at her graduation party. This past week i photographed her 2016 graduation at one of my favorite places in the valley, Memory Lane Photo Spot and as you can see we also took Mr. & Mrs. Salinas’ anniversary photos.

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Vianey Salinas – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

A few years back I had the pleasure of photographing Vianey after celebrating her high school graduation from Edinburg North High School and now we celebrate her recent graduation from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Special thanks Mr. & Mrs. Salinas, the wonderful parents of Ms. Vianey, for hiring me again to document this milestone in their lives. Not only was this a graduation photo session but also her parent’s 25th Wedding Anniversary.

I feel very honored to continue being part of this family’s life. Thank Salinas family! Salinas Family_High Res_BBS-327_FBSalinas Family_High Res_BBS-332_FBSalinas Family_High Res_BBS-340_FBSalinas Family_High Res_BBS-347_FBSalinas Family_High Res_BBS-356_FBSalinas Family_High Res_BBS-372_FBSalinas Family_High Res_BBS-386_FBSalinas Family_High Res_BBS-389_FB

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Miriam & Jario -Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

This sweet couple are such dolls and I mean that in all honesty. They are such a good looking couple. We had a blast doing this photo session. Miriam is the younger sister to one of the my brides, Melody Rios Contreras. Beauty does run in the family. I have photographed Melody, their parents and now these two love birds. One of my favorite things as a photographer is becoming a “family photographer”. In the photography industry that is goal worth working hard towards.

The photo shoot took place at one of my favorite places; Memory Lane Photo Spot in Mission, Texas. It’s a beautiful 100 year old home that has an old country style setting with a variety of sections to capture different type of unique photos. I really love the simplicity of their outfits. The touch of the red heart shaped balloons was super cute as well. Even though I may not be their wedding photographer I still feel blessed to have documented this milestone.
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Vidal, Vanessa, and baby Toby – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

This is my first maternity session of 2016 and I love how the photos came out! First of all thank you Vidal and Vanessa for allowing me to capture this milestone in your lives and secondly thank you to my love Sara Yanez for helping me produce these beautiful images.

We shot at one of my favorites places; Memory Lane Photo Spot in Mission, Texas. This was our secondary location because of how the weather was behaving. We decided on just going to Memory Lane because it offered indoor and covered areas just in case it rained.

Vidal and Vanessa are friends from my church New Hope of Weslaco so it was a pleasure being able to take these portraits for them because they are my spiritual friends. Vidal and Vanessa I want to bless your marriage and your family! Enjoy these photos. VidalVanessa_Blog_BBS1VidalVanessa_Blog_BBS2VidalVanessa_Blog_BBS3VidalVanessa_Blog_BBS4VidalVanessa_Blog_BBS5VidalVanessa_Blog_BBS6

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Family In Red – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

My connections to this beautiful family is through one of my very best friends Noehmi Lopez! This is her youngest sister and family! It was a challenge and pleasure to work with them. Photographing children is always a challenge but the results are always pleasing to the soul.


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Vela Family – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

The Vela family was so heart warming to photograph! The dynamic between the family was beautiful. I remember editing the photos and just feeling in such a happy mood because of how awesome the experience is. You could tell Mom & Dad were extremely happy to have their beautiful children at their side. I am glad I got to capture these images because it froze a moment in time that will forever be cherished by this family.


Efrain & Ruby E-session – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

I have been photographing Efrain since he was a younger. My friend Efrian is a man of God, a minister of the word through music and just an overall amazing guy! In one day my super cool friend will be getting married to the love of his life; the beautiful Ruby soon-to-be Salinas!

Definitely excited for this Houston adventure we are about to embark! Guys I wish you tow the best and know that I am praying for you and your marriage. Thank you for allowing me to be part of this love story!

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Leo & Laura Engagement – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Leo and Laura are the type of couple that every photographer wishes to work with and I feel so blessed that they chose to become a part of my brand. When I first met these two love-birds, I was about 20-30mins late to the meeting, but I knew we had a connection. After the meeting ended, I had a few doubts that maybe they wouldn’t call back, but they setup a second meeting and we signed a contract. Leo and Laura thank you so much!

Leo is musician so we connected on that level. When he told me he had a special idea for his and Laura’s engagement session, Laura was totally on board with the idea so we made it happen. I took them out to Memory Lane Photo Spot in Mission, Texas to scout a location, and they fell in love with it. As you can tell, these two ROCK! The session itself flowed so smoothly and I am very happy with the images we produced. I would also like to give a special shout out to Laura’s sister who assisted me that day as well.

Please enjoy these sneak peeks from Leo & Laura’s E-Session.  
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Laura & Armando Sierra’s Wedding – Mcallen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Laura and Armando are my super-star couple! The reason I say this is because when they first met me at my office they treated me as though I was some kind of celebrity! To be honest it felt good…I was being appreciated for my work and my brand but I didn’t let that go to my head. These two have been so good to me and so trusting in my ability that I had to stay up tonight and write this blog.

Let me tell you! That Laura, she’s a handful but I love her to pieces! Her personality is so contagious and makes me extremely happy. Armando is such a sweet and cool guy! The guy is laid back and so creative. Before the wedding we took their engagement sessions at the middle school campus where they met and fell in love. Now that says a lot about this happy couple!

Today Laura and Armando finally sealed the deal and turned a new chapter in their lives. Today I told that story with my teammates Bobby and Stephanie who were such an amazing help. I cannot thank them enough!  I present to you Mr. & Mrs. Armando Sierra!

Photo Credit: Bobby Villarreal, Ben  Briones

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Vanessa & Michael Engagement Session – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

What I love about this couple is that Michael is so involved in the wedding planning. Michael was the first one to call me and set up a consultation. His involvement in this wedding planning has floored me. I hope to be involved as much as he is in helping my future wife for such a special day in their lives.

This special photo session took place at the famous Memory Lane Photo Spot located in Mission, Texas. Vanessa and Michael did such an amazing job in their wardrobe coordination and with their natural posing. I kept asking them if they had practiced prior to the session!

Vanessa and Michael have been together for seven years now and I am super excited to shoot their wedding, a new chapter in their lives!

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