Rob and Linda Surprise Engagement – South Padre Island – Ben Briones Studios

Today I captured such a beautiful proposal at South Padre Island! Rob and the bride-to-be planned this elaborate family photo session of 30+ people at the beach but what it really was going to be was a surprise proposal. Linda, the bride-to-be, had no idea. We captured this special moment on photo and video. Special thanks to Victoria, who was the mastermind for this event. Congrats to the couple! [VIDEO BELOW] 2018-07-20_0025.jpg2018-07-20_0008.jpg2018-07-20_00022018-07-20_00032018-07-20_00042018-07-20_00052018-07-20_00062018-07-20_00072018-07-20_00092018-07-20_00112018-07-20_00122018-07-20_00132018-07-20_00142018-07-20_00152018-07-20_00162018-07-20_00172018-07-20_00182018-07-20_00192018-07-20_00202018-07-20_00212018-07-20_00222018-07-20_00232018-07-20_0024

 

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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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Surprise Proposal – Lee & Nora – Patio on Guerra

Tonight my shooting partner Stephanie Rios and I took part of this beautiful surprise proposal at Patio on Guerra downtown McAllen. Lee, a friend from high school reached out to me the day before to see if I could capture him on photo and video proposing to this love of his life.

To be honest these type of gigs are my favorite because you don’t know what to expect. We met last night and planned it out a bit and I think it unfolded perfectly as discussed. Everything about this was perfect. The setting, the romantic music by a guitarist, the surprise and the love.

I can’t write exactly how everything fell into place but I know these photos can. Congratulations to you Lee and Nora! Steph and I wish you two everlasting love!
Photo Credit: Steph Rios, Ben Briones

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Baltazar & Cynthia – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

One evening I got a call from one of my clients. I thought maybe he had question about his wedding package he and his fiancé had booked with me. No, he told me he had secretly took his fiancé’s engagement ring because he wanted to upgrade it and re-propose to her.

Now if you know Baltazar you know that he’s a big jokester and has this specific laugh when you know he’s up to no good. That laugh was what followed by his idea in our phone call. I was so down to help him with this idea. So we set a meeting at a local Starbucks and planned out the idea.

After brain storming we decided to do this re-proposal as so. Before anything he was going to provide me with images from every year they have been together so that I can print 4×6 size prints and fame them. I was to attach that frame to a baby blue balloon, where I would lay them out in order at a park but lets layout how it went down.

First, Batlazar was to book a reservation at SALT American Table in McAllen, Texas for him and his Cynthia for her birthday. According to them it almost didn’t happen but Balthazar convinced Cynthia to take a break from studying and enjoy a night out. Next, while they were enjoying dinner I setup the pictures and balloons at park. The plan was for them to  get there and the balloons would lead to a bridge where a musician (Sara Yanez) was hidden under and would come out to perform Cynthia’s favorite song.

We setup up 3 hidden video camera and two photographers to capture images as well. As the couple walked up the bridge one more balloon would be released from the bottom to grab the attention of Cynthia so she can look down and see the Musican perform for them. And that’s where Baltazar would propose to her once more with now an upgrade ring.

See other work done for this couple here: Grad Photos | Bridal | Las Vegas | Wedding 

Check out how it unfolded via photos and video found below.
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Surprise Proposal – Edgar & Nabila – Mcallen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Nothing says love like a surprise proposal during the Christmas holidays. This beautiful couple finalized their five-year-relationship on December 12, 2014 in front of the giant Christmas tree at the McAllen Convention Center. Right after, we broke into a quick photo session just so they could have some fresh pics for this new chapter in their lives!

This has been my third surprise proposal capture. These type of jobs are always so nerve-racking because you have to be ready for anything. The fact that Edgar wanted it to be captured by a professional really shows how much he loves Nabila. I am so happy that I was able to witness this special moment in their lives.

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