Fuji Film XT3 – Beauty Dish Studio Test with Sara Yanez – Ben Briones Studios

Sara and I rented the Fuji Film XT3 to test it out because we are thinking of buying ourselves a pair. Our first test was with a one light setup with a beauty dish on a pink seamless. Everything was shot in JPEG and we did very minimal editing or none at all one some of the shots.

I had to adjust the camera setting a bit before we starting getting good results. I had to remove the eye piece live view because I wasn’t able to see the shot because high aperture kept the view dark. I was also having trouble with the focus. I couldn’t tell if the shots were in focus so I setup the eye autofocus to help me. The the last thing I adjusted was the touch screen so I can zoom into the shot and check the sharpness. Those were the only 3 things that I had issues at first before figuring out how to fix them. Great camera for studio photography. 2019-02-11_00012019-02-11_00022019-02-11_00032019-02-11_00042019-02-11_00052019-02-11_00062019-02-11_00072019-02-11_0008IMG_7926

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Sammy Turns 3 – San Juan, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Photographing this young lady was such a treat! Her mom told us that one day they were at church, The Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle ,  and saw a quince taking photos on the church grounds rounds and that Sammy told her mom that she too wanted take pictures in a princess dress for her birthday. Well we made her wish come true. Sara and I loved working with her because she was so sweet and excited after every shot. We have worked with some younger clients before and Sammy has been one of the best. These are some of my favorite shots from her birthday photo shoot! 10.02.18_High Res_Sammy Portraits_BBS-7301_WEB10.02.18_High Res_Sammy Portraits_BBS-7324_WEB10.02.18_High Res_Sammy Portraits_BBS-7407_WEB10.02.18_High Res_Sammy Portraits_BBS-7440_WEB10.02.18_High Res_Sammy Portraits_BBS-7451_WEB10.02.18_High Res_Sammy Portraits_BBS-7461_WEB10.02.18_High Res_Sammy Portraits_BBS-7472_WEB10.02.18_High Res_Sammy Portraits_BBS-7497_WEB

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Jessica Styles MUA – Brand Portraits – Hidalgo Texas

Lately, I have been seeing a lot of Jessica’s name and her work from local photographers and models. Jessica Styles is a professional makeup artists and powerhouse in local women’s business circles. I saw her brand rising and contacted her to  see if she would be willing to build her brand with photography of her self. Usually clients want to know who they are working with and having photos of yourself on your marketing products is important. Jessica and I scheduled a photo shoot at The Old Hidalgo Pump House and these are some of my favorite photos from the session.

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Juan Quezada – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Actor head shots are some of my favorite type of head shots to shoot because they are fun and you get to see the clients best acting skills. Here I shot this gentlemen who is an actor and model in the Rio Grande Valley. I love the outfits he chose and and the characters he transformed into for the shots. These are my favorite head shots from this photo session. Juan_Quezada_Portrait_BBS-6515_ppJuan_Quezada_Portrait_BBS-6489_ppJuan_Quezada_Portrait_BBS-6485_ppJuan_Quezada_Portrait_BBS-6463_ppJuan_Quezada_Portrait_BBS-6445_ppJuan_Quezada_Portrait_BBS-6419_pp

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Mari Lorenzo – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Sometimes you get super creative clients with some wild ideas! For this head shot / portrait session I had an artist, photographer and lover of all thing vintage sit in as my model and I love the results. Mari brought some of her coolest outfits to our photo studio. Check out some of my favorite shots from this head shot portrait session. Mari_Lorenzo_Head_Shots_BBS-5940_ppMari_Lorenzo_Head_Shots_BBS-5935_ppMari_Lorenzo_Head_Shots_BBS-5921_ppMari_Lorenzo_Head_Shots_BBS-5914_ppMari_Lorenzo_Head_Shots_BBS-5908_ppMari_Lorenzo_Head_Shots_BBS-5885_pp

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Ginger Garza – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

A while back when I first started doing more studio photography at my photo studio in Edinburg, Texas I asked a few friends if they wanted to model for me. I wanted to practice my light setup and Ms. Ginger was one of those who came through! Ginger is such a intelligent, beautiful and loving person and I think my goal was to capture that through portraiture.

Ginger is a University of Texas at Austin grad. She is stylish and sweet! Ginger is a great role model for many young women. Here are some of my favorite shots Ginger’s studio session! 2018-06-04_00192018-06-04_00182018-06-04_00222018-06-04_00202018-06-04_00212018-06-04_00252018-06-04_00242018-06-04_0023

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Emily & PJ Engagement – Hidalgo Pumphouse – Ben Briones Studios

The Old Hidalgo Pumphouse in Hidalgo, Texas is one of my favorite spots to shoot at because it’s so diverse in landscape and it’s very affordable as well. Those very reason’s is why we chose to take Emily & Pj’s Engagement photos there. This couple got in contact with me through a good friend, Ms. Georgette Rojas, who’s been friend with them for a very very long time through their parents. Georgette and her Dad have actually done a few photo shoots with me.

We took the couple around the whole venue taking beautiful shots of them around the building and the greenery. I really loved the outfit they had on because it was “fancy” yet casual enough to blend in with the rustic-ness of the Old Hidalgo Pumphouse. Here are some of my favorite shots from this engagement photo shoot.

Photo Credit: Jessica Musick, Ben Briones 7.30.16_EmilyPJEngaement_HighRes_BBS-1827_WEB7.30.16_EmilyPJEngaement_HighRes_BBS-1752_WEB7.30.16_EmilyPJEngaement_HighRes_BBS-1735_WEB7.30.16_EmilyPJEngaement_HighRes_BBS-1717_WEB7.30.16_EmilyPJEngaement_HighRes_BBS-1619_WEB7.30.16_EmilyPJEngaement_HighRes_BBS-1586_WEB7.30.16_EmilyPJEngaement_HighRes_BBS-1559_WEB7.30.16_EmilyPJEngaement_HighRes_BBS-1682_WEBEmily & PJ

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Sara Yanez – Musician Portraits – Ben Briones Studios

I have put off posting this blog for a while now… Two reason; one, what do you write about when the blog is featuring your super amazing talented gorgeous girlfriend? Secondly, how do you write to to please her and your audience? What if she hates what I wrote? What if she likes it but the people who read this think it’s silly?

I will tell you this. Sara A. Yanez, is and will always be, the best thing that life has allowed me to experience. When it comes to photography, because this is a photography blog, Sara is the perfect model and the best photography assistant anyone can ask for. When it comes to music, she’s my favorite person to jam out with and only person I want to be making music for and with. When it comes to life; she’s irreplaceable.

Here are my latest but not my last portraits of Sara A. Yanez. Enjoy! 06.03.17_PRINT_Sara Yanez_BBS-6592_pp_BLOG06.03.17_PRINT_Sara Yanez_BBS-6695_pp_BLOGP 06.03.17_PRINT_Sara Yanez_BBS-6639_pp_BLOGP 06.03.17_PRINT_Sara Yanez_BBS-6710_pp_BLOGP Sara Yanez-6578_pp_BLOGP Sara_Yanez_Head_Shots_BBS-6140_pp_BLOG

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Lola’s B-Day Adventure – Weslaco, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Last weekend I photographed this beauty. Lola, is the daughter of a good friend. She wanted to take her daughter’s photos for her birthday so we setup a photoshoot at her aunts private residence in Weslaco, Texas.

She wanted a dreamy type photo shoot and I think we achieved that! I love how the photos came out. Here are some of my favorite shots! 03.04.18_PRINT_Lola Portrait Session_BBS-1885_WEB03.04.18_PRINT_Lola Portrait Session_BBS-1903_WEB03.04.18_PRINT_Lola Portrait Session_BBS-2013_WEB03.04.18_PRINT_Lola Portrait Session_BBS-2040_WEB03.04.18_PRINT_Lola Portrait Session_BBS-2054_WEB03.04.18_PRINT_Lola Portrait Session_BBS-2094_WEB

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Carolina Solis – Portraits – McAllen, Texas

Yesterday, a friend of mine asked me if I was available that same day for a quick photo shoot and being the workaholic that I am, I agreed to take on this challenge.

I typically shoot the majority of the time at f/4 but this time I decided to go open up to f/1.8 to since we were shooting in an area that would have pretty busy backgrounds. The open f-stop worked out well because it makes the model the main attraction of the photo. Carolina is a photographer herself so working with her was pretty easy. She had all her posing down. She even would make her self laugh to get those natural smiles to come out. Honestly, I just focused on being sharp and capturing the moment.

It was definitely a fun quick photo shoot and these are some of my favorite shots from the photo session with Ms. Carolina Solis. 11.22.17_HighRes_Carolina Solis Portraits_BBS-2896_pp_WEB11.22.17_HighRes_Carolina Solis Portraits_BBS-2875_pp_WEB11.22.17_HighRes_Carolina Solis Portraits_BBS-2806_WEB11.22.17_HighRes_Carolina Solis Portraits_BBS-2745_WEB11.22.17_HighRes_Carolina Solis Portraits_BBS-2677_WEB11.22.17_HighRes_Carolina Solis Portraits_BBS-2486_pp_WEB11.22.17_HighRes_Carolina Solis Portraits_BBS-2432_WEB11.22.17_HighRes_Carolina Solis Portraits_BBS-2391_pp_WEB

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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 it was already a great area to photograph.  Which was a great benefit to us and the couple, since we didn’t have to walk much into the park to enjoy the park. It’s rare that we do an 8 a.m. photo shoot but we took on this challenge because we knew the weather would be a little better early morning.

Beside the weather being hot these two troopers made it through their session and we got to enjoy breakfast with them afterward!  We are now excited to finally share these images with you guys!

Photo credit: Lourdes Paz, Ben Briones

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Ale Avila and Father – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

I have photographed Ale and her family since she graduated from high school a few years back. They are very special to my heart!  Looking at these photos you will only see two people but there are three! This family lost their precious mother a few years back and even though she’s not pictured, she is present in the love these two have for each other!

Today we focused the special bond Ale has with her amazing father. We shot in some of their favorite spots around their home and reenacted some poses from our previous family photo session. Ale is also seen in her U.S. Air Force because she wanted to take some photos with her dad before she leaves for her next assignment.

Ale I wanted to let you know that I am very proud of you. I love you my friend and wish you the best. Thank you for always having us around for your families biggest milestones.

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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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