The importance of Pre-production for a high profile portrait!

A week ago at work (South Texas College) I was assigned to photograph the college president. The school president’s schedule is always very tight. I got lucky that she was already going to be taking photos with The Monitor Newspaper in the morning so I was able to piggy-back on that. She was scheduled toContinue reading “The importance of Pre-production for a high profile portrait!”

Ashley and Joey Wedding – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Nothing better than getting married close to Christmas time! This beautiful couple tied the knot surrounded with family and friends. The couple had their ceremony at the beautiful Sacred Heart Church in Edinburg, Texas. We then took the bridal party to the Edinburg City Hall and then the bride and groom finished their portrait sessionContinue reading “Ashley and Joey Wedding – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

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 droppedContinue reading “Daniel and Viktoriia Wedding | Edinburg, Texas| Ben Briones Studios”

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 hadContinue reading “Vanessa and Charles – McAllen Texas – Ben Briones Studio”

Mindy Ramos Bridal Portraits – Sacred Heart Church – Edinburg, Texas

We had this bridal session for this beautiful young lady last week.  The session took place at the church where Mrs. Mindy Ramos ( now Elizondo)  was getting married at and i thought that was perfect!  The church was so beautiful with its high ceilings and stained glass that made for this perfect image shownContinue reading “Mindy Ramos Bridal Portraits – Sacred Heart Church – Edinburg, Texas”

Vocational Nursing Pinning Ceremony – McAllen, Texas – 2017

It takes dedication, heart, and the passion to care to become a nurse. On Sunday July 30, 2017 sixty-five students walked across the stage at the McAllen Convention Center as a student and walked off as a professional certified nurse. South Texas College offers a Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program that prepare students with theContinue reading “Vocational Nursing Pinning Ceremony – McAllen, Texas – 2017”

Christopher Echavarria – McAllen High School Grad – Ben Briones Studios

Recently, I had the honor of taking Christopher Echavarria’s graduate portraits at my photography studio in Edinburg, Texas. Chris is a McAllen High School senior graduate, a trumpet player, and a member of the four time State Champion McHi Mariachi Oro! What made Chris’s portrait session unique was how he incorporated his personality and style intoContinue reading “Christopher Echavarria – McAllen High School Grad – Ben Briones Studios”

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 beautifulContinue reading “Elizabeth and Eleazar Wedding – Mission Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

Stephany & Harry Engagement | Estero Llano Grande State Park | Weslaco,Texas

A month ago we had the pleasure of photographing these love birds, Stephany and Harry.  They wanted a green scenery and a walk bridge for their engagement session and we had an awesome area here in Weslaco, Texas just for that.   We made our way to Estero Llano Grade State Park, once entering itContinue reading “Stephany & Harry Engagement | Estero Llano Grande State Park | Weslaco,Texas”

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. TheContinue reading “Ruby & Nathan-Wedding-Mission Tx -Riverside Club-Ben Briones Studios”

New Video Tripod for Rent – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

A week ago I received my newest addition to our video production equipment collection, the V3AH Video Tripod by 3Pod. The V3AH Anodized Aluminum Video Tripod has a 2-way Fluid Head and Quick-Release Plate, which makes it easier to swiftly move your camera from rig to rig. The Tripod is super light as well weighingContinue reading “New Video Tripod for Rent – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

A Hero’s 89th Birthday – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Mr. Sanchez’s daughter Samantha Sanchez is a longtime friend and fellow University of Texas Alumni, so when she asked asked if my brand could provide some photography services for this special celebration I said yes.  Small parties with big meaning is what makes professional photography important. America thanks you Mr. Sanchez for your service andContinue reading “A Hero’s 89th Birthday – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

Messalinda Anzaldua – Make-A-Wish Rio Grande Valley – La Feria, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Giving back is extremely important for me and my brand. This past weekend I photographed a quinceanera for a special girl. Make-A-Wish Rio Grande Valley put together a fifteenth-birthday-celebration for Messalinda Anzaldua. Mind you, I did not know this young lady and when Ava Sandlin, the executive director of Make-A-Wish Rio Grande Valley, reached out toContinue reading “Messalinda Anzaldua – Make-A-Wish Rio Grande Valley – La Feria, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

The Kelley Family – A Love Letter from Ben Briones Studios – Floresville, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

To my beloved client the Kelley Family, It has been such a pleasure to be your wedding photographer and now your family photographer. I still remember your beautiful baby girl from your wedding night and now look at her. She’s precious and so smart. Mandy, you are just getting prettier with time and we cannotContinue reading “The Kelley Family – A Love Letter from Ben Briones Studios – Floresville, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

Photographers Become Part of Your Community!

In 2007 I became a volunteer at the Boys & Girls Club of Edinburg. My goal was to complete a 900-hour volunteer program for a hefty scholarship but my relationship with the club lasted beyond the time required. I am proud of being a Boys & Girls Club Alumni and I fully support their programsContinue reading “Photographers Become Part of Your Community!”