Patty Puente – Baby Shower – Mario’s Banquet & Conference Center

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Adalie’s Quince – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Having a Quinceañera is super special for a young woman and the parents. I met Adalie when her father brought her to my studio for her formal portrait session. Her photos turned out so beautiful in her portraits with her blue dress.  It was no surprise that the result of her photos from her Quinceañera would be any different.

Here are our favorite photos from documenting a special evening of symbolic traditions, dancing, and fun moments of Adalie celebrating her 15th birthday with her family and friends.

Photo Credit: Roland Hernandez and Audrey Barrera

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Guerrero Baptismal – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Today I got hired by the Guerrero family again to photograph their two other kids getting baptized. It’s always a special feeling when families call you back for special milestones in their lives. A few years back I photographed their eldest son getting baptized and today I documented their 14-year old daughter and 11-month old son. Here are my favorite shots from this Sunday event!

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Zavala Family Portraits – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones

When planning a family photo session one thing that you need to consider is the location. Living in the Rio Grande Valley we all know it’s extremely hot and sunny so when discussing the photo shoot with my clients I always show them locations that have both indoor and outdoor areas to shoot in. Now, most of the places are going to charge you to use them so you have to prepare for that as well. I have a rule with my clients; if the location is $100 and below I will pay for it, but if it’s more than $100 I asks the client to split the cost with me. I already have a location fee built into my premium portrait packages just in case we do shoot at a place that charges you to use it.

For this particular family photo session we used the very popular Memory Lane Photo Spot located in Mission, Texas. I love this place for family photos because it has both indoor and outdoor variety and the owners are super nice! The place is a one-hundred year old home with lots of character and well decorated. The inside has a beautiful wood finish with a staircase, a piano, and very nice furniture. The outdoors is lush with beautiful landscaping and rustic settings. I have used Memory Lane Photo Spot for all kinds of photos shoots including bridal, engagements, maternity, etc. Here are my favorite outdoor shots of the Zavala Family at Memory Lane Photo Spot in Mission, Texas. ZavalaFamily_HighRes_BBS-1_WEBZavalaFamily_HighRes_BBS-5_WEBZavalaFamily_HighRes_BBS-6_WEBZavalaFamily_HighRes_BBS-12_WEBZavalaFamily_HighRes_BBS-17_WEBZavalaFamily_HighRes_BBS-25_WEBZavalaFamily_HighRes_BBS-27_WEBZavalaFamily_HighRes_BBS-16_WEB

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Quinceñero Portraits – La Estrella Ranch – Ben Briones Studios

It’s not everyday that you here about a quinceñero! Thats right quinceñero, as in male, boy, or hombre. I had the very unique privilege of photographing this young man’s journey in life. He’s a legit cowboy and owns race horses.

We photographed this gentlemen at the beautiful venue La Estrella Ranch in Mission, Texas. It was perfect for his look and his theme! Here are some of my favorite shots from this unique photo shoot! 02.13.16_HighRes_DamienMendoza_BBS-12_WEB02.13.16_HighRes_DamienMendoza_BBS-14_WEB02.13.16_HighRes_DamienMendoza_BBS-41_WEB02.13.16_HighRes_DamienMendoza_BBS-52_WEB02.13.16_HighRes_DamienMendoza_BBS-79_WEBIMG_8448_WEBIMG_8806_WEB02.13.16_HighRes_DamienMendoza_BBS-103_WEB

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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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Dennis and Cynthia Engagement | Memory Lane Photo Spot, Mission Texas

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Dennis and Cynthia gave us the pleasure of entering their world on January 4th of 2017 to photograph their engagement at Memory Lane Photo Spot. Enter their world is what we did as it became immediately apparent that these two lovers co-exist in a world of joy and laughter. It brought a smile to anyone to would stop and witness.

We photographed this fun couple at the famous Memory Lane Photo Spot in Mission, Texas. I really enjoyed photographing the couple at this location because it has so much variety and we felt it allowed the couple to be themselves and just have fun with the place. You will see a lot of genuine laughs and smiles radiating from the two.

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Sara & Isidro Wedding – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Last year on April 20th I photographed a wedding at The Loretto Bristo located on 1233 E Griffin Pkwy, Mission, TX 78572 for a rockstar bride. The venue was lovely, cute, and cozy. The Loretto Bristo is the perfect place for a spring wedding.

Sara and Isidro are such a great couple. You can see the excitement on both their faces that day. The brides dress was vintage and simple. The groom looks sharp in this gray tux. The wedding flowed so well because the venue has it’s own chapel-like setting right outside its dinner area so guest can walk out and in within a few feet. The venue was lightly decorated because honestly the house decor already made it a fabulous location.

One thing that really stuck out too was the food. It was flavorful and was served in a perfect portion. They also served coffee with the pastries, which was the cherry on top of it all. The couple also rented my photo booth so their guest and family can enjoy. To my surprise the Loretta Bristo has a this smaller room off to the left that we converted into the photo booth area. Everything worked out well.

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Photo Credit: Carolina Solis, Ben Briones

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Border Wall – RGV – Ben Briones Studios

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In 2008 I was contracted by The Texas Observer to photograph some portraits of 2 people being affected by the then new border wall. The two people you see below were challenging the government because they lived on a property in Brownsville, Texas and Granjeno, Texas where the government had plans to build the border wall literally in their back yards. The two won the fight and the construction of the wall was pushed back about 50ft – 100ft from their property.

Here is the original article titled Holes in the Wall by Melissa del Bosque featuring my work:  https://www.texasobserver.org/2688-holes-in-the-wall/

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I hope to go back to photographing major issues happening in our community! It was an interesting assignment that I had privilege of photographing. It actually got picked up by many other publications outside of the Texas Observer.

 

 

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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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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Brianna Sofia Alanis – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Brianna looked beautiful in her red gown and the location we photographed her at was just as stunning. Today this young lady is presented a woman by her parents and close family. Life is beautiful when you are young and this young lady depicts just that.

I present you some of my favorite shots from this photo session with Ms. Brianna Sofia Alanis. 
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