Adalie’s Quince – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Having a Quinceañera is super special for a young woman and the parents. I met Adalie when her father brought her to my studio for her formal portrait session. Her photos turned out so beautiful in her portraits with her blue dress.  It was no surprise that the result of her photos from her Quinceañera would be any different.

Here are our favorite photos from documenting a special evening of symbolic traditions, dancing, and fun moments of Adalie celebrating her 15th birthday with her family and friends.

Photo Credit: Roland Sanchez and Audrey Barrera

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Michele Garcia Bridal’s – Archer Park – McAllen, Texas

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In 2011 my business was growing fast and we were doing a lot of great work for our clients. I was discovering a lot of new shoot locations and for this bridal we took the risk and used two very accessible and public locations, which is not typical for bridal sessions. These days I am renting very fancy locations for my brides but I am glad to show my beginnings. Michelle, the bride, was a trooper. She trusted our vision!

Her photos were shot in two different locations by myself and my assistant at the time, Ms. Lori Alaniz. Archer park was the more “formal” location then we traveled to a abandoned shack on 10th street in McAllen for the “informal” location. I love the contrast between the two looks and I think it’s always important to try different things for your clients. Here are my favorite shots from this 2011 bridal photo shoot.

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Hernandez Family – McAllen Convention Center – Ben Briones Studios

Family is extremely important and the Hernandez family know that! I took the beautiful family photos of Sabrina and her family back in the day, when the McAllen Convention Center wasn’t such a hot spot for photo shoots. Since this family session this family has come to me for various milestones in their lives such as graduation photos, cotillion presentations to various event’s hosted by the Edinburg Boys & Girls Club, which Mrs. Sabrina was the officer for. For those who don’t know, the Edinburg Boys & Girls Club was one of my very firs jobs and I am very thankful for the opportunity to have served as part of this great organization and it’s all thanks to Mrs. Sabrina Hernandez-Walker.  This family has always been part of the Ben Briones Studios family and I am always happy to show off their photos on my website. sabrina & family_print_bbp-14_websabrina & family_print_bbp-19_websabrina & family_print_bbp-23_websabrina & family_print_bbp-25_websabrina & family_print_bbp-27_websabrina & family_print_bbp-33_websabrina & family_print_bbp-34_websabrina & family_print_bbp-40_web

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Amaya Hernandez – Cotillion 2019 – McAllen, Texas

I loved working on these photos because I saw Amaya grow up. When I was younger I use to volunteer and work at the Edinburg Boys & Girls Club, where Amaya’s mother is was the chief officer. She was always around along with her two sisters Destiny and Nadia, who I have had the pleasure of photographing as well for different events of their lives. Sabrina, Amaya’s mother, has trusted me with some most special milestones of her family’s lives and I am forever grateful!

As mentioned earlier I only edited the images but didn’t shoot them. A great photographer by the name of Audrey Barrera photographed these portraits for me because Sara and I had another event to shoot that same day. Here are my favorite shots Audrey took for our client.

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Celena Jacobsen – 35mm Film – Ben Briones Photography

Many years back I did a photo shoot of my friend Celina Jacobsen, now Celina Jacobsen Norton. I shot her wedding by the way. I took these 35mm film shots at her aunt’s home in Edinburg, Texas with my Canon AE-1 using Ilford Delta 100 Professional Black and White Film.

I am pretty sure I also took some digital photos at the same time but I cannot find them but when I do I will link them HERE. I love the grain and scratches in the film. I want to do more film photo shoots so if you are down let me know. Enjoy my favorite shots.

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McAllen 18th Annual Miracle Riders Bicycle Team June 2 & 3 2006 – Ben Briones Photography

Here is another look at some of my first “professional” work I did back in 2006 for the Miracle Riders Bicycle Team. My friend Israel and I took on this gig as a photo and video team to photograph a two day bicycle ride from McAllen, Texas to San Antonio, Texas.

I was barely getting into photography as a career pathway so you can kind of see that reflect in the quality of the images and edits but you can definitely see I had an eye for it. It was quite a journey because for two days we rode in back of a truck photographing and filming this cycling team make their way to Bexar County. We took two days and camped out in Mathis, Texas, which was a really cool experience. It’s been so long since I shot this event but check out some of my earlier work below. 06.02.06_McAllen 18th Annual Miracle Riders Bicycle Team June 2-3 2006IMG_934906.02.06_McAllen 18th Annual Miracle Riders Bicycle Team June 2-3 2006IMG_944206.02.06_McAllen 18th Annual Miracle Riders Bicycle Team June 2-3 2006IMG_964506.02.06_McAllen 18th Annual Miracle Riders Bicycle Team June 2-3 2006IMG_970906.02.06_McAllen 18th Annual Miracle Riders Bicycle Team June 2-3 2006IMG_973806.02.06_McAllen 18th Annual Miracle Riders Bicycle Team June 2-3 2006IMG_987506.02.06_McAllen 18th Annual Miracle Riders Bicycle Team June 2-3 2006IMG_988806.02.06_McAllen 18th Annual Miracle Riders Bicycle Team June 2-3 2006IMG_996906.02.06_McAllen 18th Annual Miracle Riders Bicycle Team June 2-3 2006_MG_230606.02.06_McAllen 18th Annual Miracle Riders Bicycle Team June 2-3 2006_MG_235506.02.06_McAllen 18th Annual Miracle Riders Bicycle Team June 2-3 2006IMG_008806.02.06_McAllen 18th Annual Miracle Riders Bicycle Team June 2-3 2006IMG_019206.02.06_McAllen 18th Annual Miracle Riders Bicycle Team June 2-3 2006IMG_031006.02.06_McAllen 18th Annual Miracle Riders Bicycle Team June 2-3 2006IMG_032306.02.06_McAllen 18th Annual Miracle Riders Bicycle Team June 2-3 2006IMG_0350

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Perla & Fabian Wedding – Salon Real Del Valle – Edinburg, Texas

Everyone’s wedding is unique and this love story was extremely special! Perla & Fabian have been together for a long time and their love keeps growing. At the wedding you could see the glow in their eyes for each other and that such a sight to see! Perla looked gorgeous in her bridal dress and Fabian looked dapper in his smokey gray suite!

The couple had their ceremony at the Saint Theresa Of Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Edcouch, Texas. It was a beautiful church and ceremony, Then the couple had their reception at the beautiful S2018-06-04_00262018-06-04_00272018-06-04_00282018-06-04_00292018-06-04_00302018-06-04_00342018-06-04_00312018-06-04_00322018-06-04_00352018-06-04_00332018-06-04_00362018-06-04_00372018-06-04_00382018-06-04_00392018-06-04_00402018-06-04_00412018-06-04_00422018-06-04_00432018-06-04_00442018-06-04_00452018-06-04_00462018-06-04_00472018-06-04_00482018-06-04_00512018-06-04_00502018-06-04_00492018-06-04_00522018-06-04_00652018-06-04_00682018-06-04_00692018-06-04_00662018-06-04_00672018-06-04_00742018-06-04_00632018-06-04_00622018-06-04_00582018-06-04_00602018-06-04_00592018-06-04_00642018-06-04_00572018-06-04_00712018-06-04_00722018-06-04_00732018-06-04_00752018-06-04_00762018-06-04_00702018-06-04_00562018-06-04_00532018-06-04_00542018-06-04_00552018-06-04_00612018-06-04_00792018-06-04_0078

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Picking ben was by far the best decision my husband and I made. His work ethic is impeccable. Our wedding day was so easy with him and his assistant Lourdes shooting it. They were so helpful throughout the day getting every detailed shot they could. He even helped us plan how our day would go! He was an amazing help and I can’t wait to see how amazing our photos came out!!

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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Britny Rocha Head Shots – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Mrs. Brinty is successful immigration attorney located in Alamo, Texas serving her community all around the Rio Grande Valley. She’s blessed to work alongside her mother Elba Rocha owner Law Office of Elba Rocha, PLLC, who is also a respected immigration attorney. Britny’s head shots were a lot fun to shoot because she can be silly and especially when she is around her sisters. I have been blessed to provide photography services on Britny and her sister Ashely’s wedding day. Returning clients are the best! 2018-06-11_01172018-06-11_01162018-06-11_01152018-06-11_01142018-06-11_01132018-06-11_01192018-06-11_0118

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