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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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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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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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 cannot forget about Mr. Shawn; he is a true gentleman!

Remembering this photo session brings so much joy to my heart. I felt at home and I truly had a nice time spending with your growing family. As I mentioned before, it is an honor to serve your family as a photographer. Thank you so much for trusting me, for believing in my brand and for feeding me! There is not really much more I can say but that I love you guys!

Sincerely,
Ben Briones 

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