Flora & Martin Engagement – Hummingbird Springs – Donna, Texas

Here are some of our lates engagement photos taken at one of my favorite venues in the RGV; the Hummingbird Springs in Donna, Texas. This lovely couple chose this location for the same reasons I suggest it. They have tons of greenery, beautiful landscaping, and as well as a nice home and other gorgeous structures. Check out my favorite shots from this photo shoot so you can see for yourself whey we love this venue!

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Efrain & Raquel Wedding – Sharyland, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

What an amazing couple! Raquel and Efrain’s wedding was one to never forget. lots of smiling faces and new beginnings while taking these photos. 05.19.19_High Res_Efrain Raquel Wedding_BBS-2921_WEB05.19.19_High Res_Efrain Raquel Wedding_BBS-2932_WEB05.19.19_High Res_Efrain Raquel Wedding_BBS-2937_WEB05.19.19_High Res_Efrain Raquel Wedding_BBS-2939_WEB05.19.19_High Res_Efrain Raquel Wedding_BBS-2926_WEB05.19.19_High Res_Efrain Raquel Wedding_BBS-6428_WEB05.19.19_High Res_Efrain Raquel Wedding_BBS-2957_WEB05.19.19_High Res_Efrain Raquel Wedding_BBS-3018_WEB05.19.19_High Res_Efrain Raquel Wedding_BBS-3002_WEB05.19.19_High Res_Efrain Raquel Wedding_BBS-3003_WEB05.19.19_High Res_Efrain Raquel Wedding_BBS-6455_WEB05.19.19_High Res_Efrain Raquel Wedding_BBS-6565_WEB05.19.19_High Res_Efrain Raquel Wedding_BBS-6533_WEB05.19.19_High Res_Efrain Raquel Wedding_BBS-6590_WEB05.19.19_High Res_Efrain Raquel Wedding_BBS-3211_WEB05.19.19_High Res_Efrain Raquel Wedding_BBS-3114_WEB05.19.19_High Res_Efrain Raquel Wedding_BBS-3152_WEB05.19.19_High Res_Efrain Raquel Wedding_BBS-6625_WEB05.19.19_High Res_Efrain Raquel Wedding_BBS-3274_WEB

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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 Hernandez and Audrey Barrera

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Ashley and Juan Wedding – Hacienda San Juan – Ben Briones Studios

Ashley and Juan’s Wedding day began at their parents home. It was a special sight to see the couple getting ready with their family. The couple currently lives in Austin, Texas, where we took their engagement photos, so to be back home on such a momentous day must have been very exciting for everyone. The couple had a beautiful catholic ceremony at Holy Spirt in McAllen, Texas where we also took their wedding day portraits. On the way to their venue in San Juan, Texas we stopped at the Basilica Of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle – National Shrine to take more photos of the couple. Finally we ended the night with a beautiful reception at the gorgeous rebranded wedding venue now known as Hacienda San Juan located in San Juan, Texas. Here are my favorite photos from their wedding day.

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Adriana & Carlos Engagement – Casa Los Ebanos – San Benito, Texas

One of our first photo shoots of the year was this engagement session with Adriana and Carlos at the historic Casa Los Ebanos in San Benito, Texas.  It was fun working with these two taking their photos in the beautiful outdoor and indoor sceneries in this venue.

Weddings photos coming soon!

Here are a few of our favorite shots from this engagement session.

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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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Xiomara B-Day Session – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

We recently did a photo shoot with a local photographer for her 27th birthday. Things didn’t quite as planned but we made it work. She had a 27 gold balloons and sadly when we were posing her for the first couple of shots the #2 flew away. Heart broken about the loss of her balloon, she was a trooper and we continued the photo shoot. She chose this abandoned building in Edinburg, Texas, which worked out great for her style. Another challenge was that we lost the ambient light super super fast but I went prepared with proper lighting and fast glass. We used an LED and eVOVL 200 diffused by a translucent umbrella and these are the shots we got.

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Lorraine’s Baby Shower – The Forum – McAllen, Texas

It’s a Girl!  We had the honor of photographing Lorraine and Ralph Guzman’s wedding a few years back, and recently they hired us to photograph Baby Guzman’s Baby Shower. The event took place at The Forum in McAllen, Texas.  Everyone is excited to meet this little one!  Congratulations, Guzman Family on your Bundle of Joy!

Below are some of our favorite photographs from this special event.
Photo Credit: Sara Yanez

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Make-A-Wish for Austin – Pharr, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

A while back I was asked by our local Make-A-Wish if I could volunteer my services for a quince event and still to date I still gladly volunteer my services for any special events they have for the special people they get to grand a wish to. Here is one of the latest event I covered for Make-A-Wish RGV.

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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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Location Scouting – Sara Yanez – McAllen Convention Center

Here are some outtakes from a location scouting shoot. We had a photo shoot scheduled at the McAllen Convention Center for a quince that evening and I wanted to test the lighting, backdrops and angles so when our client showed up it would be super smooth.

I believe location scouting is an important part of a photographer’s job but sadly a lot of photographer don’t do it. It takes extra time to do but saves you a lot of time in the long run because it will make it a better experience for your client that you’re not having to guess where to to take your client and it will make your editing experience much easier. 04.13.17_PRINT_Sara Yanez_BBS-0000504.13.17_PRINT_Sara Yanez_BBS-0000604.13.17_PRINT_Sara Yanez_BBS-0001604.13.17_PRINT_Sara Yanez_BBS-0002804.13.17_PRINT_Sara Yanez_BBS-00030

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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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Hiren & Dipa Engagement Party – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Photography

#FLASHBACKFRIDAY 2009 

 

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David & Chanel Wedding – South Padre Island – Ben Briones Studios

We recently shot a beautiful intimate wedding at South Padre Island, Texas and I am super excited to share these photos. An old friend, Bianca, called me up one day asking for photography package pricing and I was excited because I thought she was the bride but it turned out another old friend / her best friend was the bride! I met Chanel and Bianca long ago through some mutual friends and I am glad they remembered me and chose me to capture this beautiful Island wedding.

Originally the wedding was suppose to be on the actual beach, sand and all, but the weather changed for the worst and the couple got a super nice condo to host the wedding. The decor still made it nautical and I love how intimate it was. Here are some of my favorite shots from David and Chanel’s South Padre Island Wedding.

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