bff to pa-c to politica

Daniela is my best friend of 10+ years and I love her to death. I have seen this beautiful soul grow and become a passionate care giver and proud Latina. She recently asked me to help with her some head shots for work but knowing our dynamic I always love taking our photo shoots a little further and so we shot a few more pics of her in full awareness, knowledge and power of what this election means to her and to all of us!

I urge everyone to vote in this election! Below are some deadlines to keep in mind.

Key dates and deadlines

Election day is Nov. 3

Registration deadlines
By mail: Postmarked by Oct. 5
In person: Oct. 5

Absentee ballot deadlines
Request: Oct. 23
Return by mail: Postmarked by Nov. 3 by 7:00 p.m.

Early voting
Oct. 13 – Oct. 30, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live

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 and XH1 have a film simulation bracket mode so when you shoot you get 3 different looks plus a raw file. Some of the photos you see here are JPEGs straight out of camera.

For this shoot we used a mix of natural light, reflector and my Flashpoint eVOLV 200 strobe. Hailey is a “seasoned model” because she’s been in a few of my shoots at South Texas College. She did amazing at posing and was very open to our ideas as well. Loved the two outfits she chose. They both went well with the two locations we chose. Here are some of my favorites shots from this photo shoot. 03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-5365_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-5468_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-5510_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-5630_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-6159_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-6243_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-6311_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-6344_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-6433_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-6494_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-6628_WEB03.16.20_High Res_Haily Trevino Portraits_BBP-6656_WEBIf you are looking into taking some fun portraits please fill out the form below.

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. She is light skin so light rolls of her amazingly, plus her is just a great color as well, which gave of a lot of Rembrandt lighting, which always adds to a photo.

Alyssa is a just an over all beauty. Since she has had modeling experience directing her [was easy.] We moved around the [whole] warehouse and used different ambient light sources.

I’d say Things went really well. The only thing about this shoot that sucked, was [that there was a] dead cat and [it stunk up the place.]  In all the shoot lasted about [a fun] 2 hrs. This photoshoot is probably my best yet and one of my favorites.

I hope to work with Alyssa more and create a lot of new photos for you all to enjoy.
Assisted by Lori Alaniz. Wanted to show off some of my older work re-edited so you can see what type of work I was doing back in the day. Enjoy! 

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Christian Rangel – 35mm Portraits – Edinburg, Texas

Do you ever stumble upon some of your older photography work and you wish you knew were your negatives or RAW files where? This recently happened to me with these two shots. I remember clearly taking these portraits of my friend Christian somewhere between 2008 – 2010 but I can’t seem to find the negatives / RAW files.

If I recall correctly around this time I was using a Canon EOS Rebel G film SLR with a 50mm lens that my high school photography teacher had gifted me. I am also pretty sure these are film scans I took into photoshop to edit. Honestly I just watneted to share more of my 35mm work for y’all. Enjoy! 573334-R1-08-9A_009 copy573334-R2-14-15A_039 copy

Jocelyn Garcia – Portraits – Edinburg, Texas

I consider myself a portrait photographer but have the skill to take on any photography challenge. My passion has always been photographing people. Now my business focuses on wedding photography. Ben Briones Photography has a location in McAllen, Texas but we shoot anywhere and everywhere.

Portraits are important to all of us because it selects an important milestone in your life and freezes it. You can look back at that portrait and remember almost everything you felt and thought at that very moment.

At Ben Briones Photography we take the time to produce fun and unique portraits for our clients because we believe in the power of photography. Come into our new office located in McAllen, Texas so we can show you our latest portrait and work and maybe set up a session for you!

[THROWBACK BLOG 2011]

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If you are wanting to take portraits please fill out the contact form below.

Michelle Suggs – Austin, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Photographed this beautiful model in Austin, Texas at this gem of a spot also known as  Waller Creek. While studying photography in at The University of Texas at Austin, I would actively seek to build my portfolio and this photo shoot was definitely one of my best while I lived there. Michelle was such a great sport willing to go down into a creek in heels and pose on dangerous rock beds feet from water. Check out my favorite shots from this photoshoot. 02.27.10_High Res_Michelle Suggs Session_BBP-7085_WEB02.27.10_High Res_Michelle Suggs Session_BBP-7110_WEB02.27.10_High Res_Michelle Suggs Session_BBP-7106_WEB02.27.10_High Res_Michelle Suggs Session_BBP-7129_WEB02.27.10_High Res_Michelle Suggs Session_BBP-7151_WEB02.27.10_High Res_Michelle Suggs Session_BBP-7171_WEB02.27.10_High Res_Michelle Suggs Session_BBS-7177_WEB02.27.10_High Res_Michelle Suggs Session_BBP-7200_WEB02.27.10_High Res_Michelle Suggs Session_BBP-7187_WEB02.27.10_High Res_Michelle Suggs Session_BBP-7193_WEB

If you are living in the Austin area and would like some photos done of you please fill out the form below.

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! vanessaleyva_print_bbp-6_webvanessaleyva_print_bbp-36_webvanessaleyva_print_bbp-52_webvanessaleyva_print_bbp-59_webvanessaleyva_print_bbp-76_webvanessaleyva_print_bbp-79_webvanessaleyva_print_bbp-93_webvanessaleyva_print_bbp-100_webvanessaleyva_print_bbp-101_webvanessaleyva_print_bbp-121_webvanessaleyva_print_bbp-136_web

If you are looking into booking a portrait session in Austin, Texas please fill out the form.

 

 

Noel Garcia – Texas Plant and Soil Lab – Edinburg, Texas

Fresh head shots are important to have for your business. I had Mr. Noel Garcia recently stop by my home studio to update his head shots for his company website. For professional head shots I suggest button up shirts or polo with your company logo. I also suggest for the client to bring a sports coat as well. Mr. Garcia brought both clothing items and his photos turned out great. He was pleased with the results. Here are my favorite shots from this professional head shot portrait session.

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If you are looking for professional head shots to update your website please fill out the contact form below.

 

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.

If you are looking into booking a photo session in South Padre Island, Texas please fill out the form below.

 

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.

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If you would like to setup a photo shoot to celebrate your birthday please fill out the contact form below.

 

 

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! 2011-08-13 Dan Johnson_Headshots_PRINT_BBP-10_WEB2011-08-13 Dan Johnson_Headshots_PRINT_BBP-22_WEB2011-08-13 Dan Johnson_Headshots_PRINT_BBP-29_WEB

If you are a writer or author and would like some head shots please fill out the contact form below.

 

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

If you are wanting to do a baby announcement photo shoot and want a quote for a photo session please fill out the contact form below.

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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.
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Dimitra Trejo 

Public Relations Coordinator

South Texas College

956- 292-3757

Secret Proposal – Casa De Palmas Renaissance Hotel – Ben Briones Studios

We recently had a client ask us to capture a secret proposal at asa De Palmas Renaissance Hotel in McAllen, Texas. A couples of days before the actual proposal we went out with him and his friend to check out the spot and go over and setup. The idea was awesome. He was to wine and dine his future wife, than bring her to the hotel for drinks but first leader her to a secret setup with classical musicians playing story above as he got on one knee and asked her to marry him.

Take note boys! Here is how it all went down!
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If you are planning a secret proposal and would like some photos or video captured please feel free to contact us by filling out the form below.

 

 

Jazlyn’s Quince Portraits – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Today is this young ladies Quince and we are excited to photograph this special event. A few years back I photographed her sister’s quince and today I’m excited to continue to be this families photographer.

We took some beautiful portraits of Ms. Jazz in her formal dress at Mario’s Banquet & Conference Center in Mission, Texas and then we took some fashionable shots at La Lomita Park in Granjeno, Texas. Here are some of my favorite shots from this photo shoot! 04.22.18_PRINT_Jazz Quince Shoot_BBS-3920_WEB04.22.18_PRINT_Jazz Quince Shoot_BBS-3960_WEB04.22.18_PRINT_Jazz Quince Shoot_BBS-3994_WEB04.22.18_PRINT_Jazz Quince Shoot_BBS-4095_WEB04.22.18_PRINT_Jazz Quince Shoot_BBS-4130_WEB04.22.18_PRINT_Jazz Quince Shoot_BBS-4158_WEB04.22.18_PRINT_Jazz Quince Shoot_BBS-4188_WEB04.22.18_PRINT_Jazz Quince Shoot_BBS-4217_WEB04.22.18_PRINT_Jazz Quince Shoot_BBS-4239_WEB