Hailey Trevino – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Took these beautiful edgy portraits of my friend Hailey mid March in some cool spots downtown Edinburg, Texas. I really have been enjoying my Fujifilm XH1 and this photo shoot really allowed me to explore with it more. I set it up on a bracket mode, but not just any bracket mode. The XT3 andContinue reading “Hailey Trevino – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

Alyssa Pena – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

TBT 2009 [photos and blog have been re-edited] Yesterday’s [06.10.2009] photoshoot with Alyssa Pena was great. We shot at the abandon[ed] warehouse on North [Highway] 281, one of my favorite places to shoot. We used ambient light, a reflector disc, and [a] speed light. [We were] going for a more natural light shoot with her.Continue reading “Alyssa Pena – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

Vanessa Leyva – Austin, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

This is one of my favorite photos shoots I did while living in Austin, Texas! Vanessa was a friend and classmate of mind and hired me to take some personal fun portraits and these photos are the results of that fun photo shoot! Enjoy!  If you are looking into booking a portrait session in Austin,Continue reading “Vanessa Leyva – Austin, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

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 getContinue reading “Morgan Mills – Quince Portraits – South Padre Island, Texas”

Sarah Echavarria – Big 30 – Ben Briones Studios

Happy Birthday Little Sarah!!! Thank you for choosing our studio to be a part of your celebration! Remember 30 is just a number and you keep running like it’s a marathon and not a sprint. Here are my favorite shots from our photo shoot. Photo Credit: Sara Yanez, Ben Briones  If you would like toContinue reading “Sarah Echavarria – Big 30 – Ben Briones Studios”

Dan Johnson – Author Headshots – McAllen, Texas

Don Johnson is a local McAllen Christian Author. Mr. Johnson was debuting his newly published book and needed some head shots to include in the book and for his book release event. Here are some of the head shots I really liked and wanted to share with you! If you are a writer or authorContinue reading “Dan Johnson – Author Headshots – McAllen, Texas”

Dimitra Trejo – Public Relations Coordinator – South Texas College

Spontaneous portraits of Mrs. Dimitra Trejo during a campus photo shoot scouting walk-through. Dimitra is the Public Relations Coordinator for South Texas College.   Dimitra Trejo  Public Relations Coordinator South Texas College 956- 292-3757

On Demand Photographer

Yesterday Sara Yanez strutted into our photo studio we have at Grindstone Coworking and demanded a portrait because she was wearing a new black dress she recently bought! She was lucky I had my camera ready to go because I had just finished documenting some events at Games of Texas in the morning.  Okay maybe evenContinue reading “On Demand Photographer”

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 toContinue reading “Carolina Solis – Portraits – McAllen, Texas”

Law Office of Ignacio Mendoza Jr. – Head Shots – Ben Briones Studios

Yesterday I had an interesting soul enter my studio. Mr. Ignancio Mendoza Jr., a defense lawyer, out of McAllen, Texas. Mendoza is not your regular lawyer, he’s young, good looking and well educated but with that homeboy type feel. Mendoza and I met through my friend Britny Rocha, who’s also a local lawyer and hasContinue reading “Law Office of Ignacio Mendoza Jr. – Head Shots – Ben Briones Studios”

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, sheContinue reading “Ale Avila and Father – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

Jennifer Grace + Dallas – San Antonio, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Dallas has been the most difficult but cutest model I have ever worked with. She just didn’t care for photos. On the other hand; Ms. Jennifer was as Grace-full as she’s named. She flashed her beautiful smile in all her pictures while holding her furry love. Trust me…these photos may look gracious and dandy butContinue reading “Jennifer Grace + Dallas – San Antonio, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

Abby Cantu – Portrait Session – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

#TBT circa 2011  I still remember the excitement of this photo shoot. The year was 2011 and I was still attending school at The University of Texas at Austin but frequently come down to the valley to do photo shoots and document weddings. This photo shoot was special. It was on a Sunday evening oneContinue reading “Abby Cantu – Portrait Session – Edinburg, 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”