Diana Atilano – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

This blog post is a major throwback to some of my first work! My good friend Diana is the subject in these photos and she did an amazing job even though I was a noob at the time. I think I shot these photos with my Canon Rebel XTi, which was my first DSLR. These photos date back to 2008 and it’s always exciting to look at my old work because it shows me two things; growth and passion. Tell me what you think of these in the comments. 08.23.08_High Res_Diana Atilano_BBP-6217_WEB08.23.08_High Res_Diana Atilano_BBP-6249_WEB08.23.08_High Res_Diana Atilano_BBP-6268_WEB08.23.08_High Res_Diana Atilano_BBP-6283_WEB08.23.08_High Res_Diana Atilano_BBP-6350_WEB08.23.08_High Res_Diana Atilano_BBP-6353_WEB08.23.08_High Res_Diana Atilano_BBP-6458_WEBIMG_6230_WEBIMG_6413 copy_WEBIMG_6528_WEB

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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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Morgan Mills – Quince Portraits – South Padre Island, Texas

Anyone ever done a 4am photo shoot at South Padre Island? It’s a lot of fun especially if you are professional photographer. The colors are beautiful and capturing an image like that for your client is such a treat! The sky from sunrise and on on a beautiful morning at beach front will always get you great images. Here are some photos I took for my client at South Padre Island.

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Behind the Scenes from this South Padre Island, Texas photo shoot.

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Taylor Curra – San Antonio, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Studying is an important part of being a great student. When I was in school at The University of Texas at Austin I would do my best to put in at least 2-4 hours of studying, especially if it was a hard course I was taking. When my client Taylor asked me to take these unique portraits of her studying I was on it. I found it odd but unique because to her school mattered, a lot. Taylor was studying to be a medical doctor and she wanted to capture this journey in her educational pathway before things got more crazier for her. Here are these fun study photos of Ms. Taylor seven years ago! taylor curra_print_bbp-264_webtaylor curra_print_bbp-273_webtaylor curra_print_bbp-280_webtaylor curra_print_bbp-288_webtaylor curra_print_bbp-293_webtaylor curra_print_bbp-324_webtaylor curra_print_bbp-328_web

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Here is the behind the scenes from this photo shoot.

Sarah Jane Family Portrait- Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

I love this Mommy and Daughter photo session I took a while back at the beautiful Memory Lane Photo Spot located in Mission, Texas. Sarah just had her baby girl and there was a lot of excitement to the new addition to the family. Here are our favorite shots from this special photo shoot! SarahJaneFamily_BLOG_BBS-6_WEBSarahJaneFamily_BLOG_BBS-5_WEBSarahJaneFamily_BLOG_BBS-4_WEBSarahJaneFamily_BLOG_BBS-3_WEBSarahJaneFamily_BLOG_BBS-2_WEBSarahJaneFamily_BLOG_BBS-1_WEB

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Kelley and Johnathon plus ONE! – Memory Lane Photo Spot – Ben Briones Studios

We recently got help this couple make a special announcement to friend and family. Kelley and Johnathon are having a baby boy! This special photo shoot took place at the famous Memory Lane Photo Spot in Mission, Texas and I think it was perfect for the occasion. I love how the couple coordinated their outfit along with the balloons and cute props they brought along. These are some of my favorite shots from this photo shot. 10.07.18_HighRes_Kelly Jonathon Pregnancy Annoucement_BBS-9739_WEB10.07.18_HighRes_Kelly Jonathon Pregnancy Annoucement_BBS-9786_WEB10.07.18_HighRes_Kelly Jonathon Pregnancy Annoucement_BBS-9818_WEB10.07.18_HighRes_Kelly Jonathon Pregnancy Annoucement_BBS-9841_WEB10.07.18_HighRes_Kelly Jonathon Pregnancy Annoucement_BBS-9868_WEB10.07.18_HighRes_Kelly Jonathon Pregnancy Annoucement_BBS-9896_WEB10.07.18_HighRes_Kelly Jonathon Pregnancy Annoucement_BBS-9902_WEB10.07.18_HighRes_Kelly Jonathon Pregnancy Annoucement_BBS-9934_WEB

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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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Janie Alaniz Family Portraits – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

As an event photographer you are bound to get a request for family photos at someones Quince or Wedding by an invited guess. Here is a great example of that experience. The issue of “double dipping” could come up but sometimes it’s okay. For this particular photo it was okay and let me tell you why.

Janie (woman in pink) was the reason I was booked for this quince, which was her nieces event. Janie came to me seeking photography and video services for her daughter’s quince (young lady in purple) and offered to bring other Mom’s who’s daughter’s were also going to be having quince’s that year if I were to give them a bulk deal. Well, one of the Mom’s, was the mother of Brianna, the quince in which we took this family photo.

After that complicated link of families this is what the results where. Janie asked if I could take some quick family photos of the family because they were already dressed up so I said yes. Later the mother bought prints from us and everything turned out great. Today, Mrs. Janie, still hires us for different events.

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Esmer Family Portraits – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Family photos can be nerve reckoning and sometimes stressful when it comes to the outfits you are coordinating for your family, especially if you have a big family. Today I wanted to show off this photo session because they did such a great job. I love the black, red and silver color combo they chose.

Esmer (Mom) put her smallest girls in the same dress because many times the little ones want to match their siblings or for them they do care what you put them in. I do like that she put her oldest girl in a different outfit because you can distinguish that she’s older and plus she matched with her Dad. Esmer wore a beautiful black top with a silver metallic sheer skirt to match her husband’s metallic pants.

What I love about this photo session is every which way you pose the family as a whole or the kids they would match so well. Enjoy!

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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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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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