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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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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Lorraine Bridal Shower – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

One thing that we enjoy photographing as well are Bridal Showers. Many of the brides that sign with us usually ask us if we could capture some photos at their bridal showers. I think it’s great to document these events because you get to meet more of the family and hangout more with the bride before the big day,

In this blog you will see us capturing special moments for our bride Lorraine, who I shot her engagement photos and wedding pictures as well. She had her bridal shower at the famous Birdie’S Bristo located in the heart of Downtown McAllen, Texas. It is such a cute and quaint place to have breakfast, brunch and bridal showers! Here are some of our favorite shots from this event.

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Sorellanza Bachata Ladies – Dance Portraits – Ben Briones Studios

Be on the lookout for these ladies! The Sorellanza Bachata Ladies are taking the Rio Grande Valley’s dance scene by storm! They have performed at places like The Havana Club Bar & Grill and Rhythm Room.

I was able to shoot these wonder dance portraits because I am friends with Ms. Laura Soria, who is also an amazing photographer who I have worked wit. Here are my favorite shots from this photo shoot! Here are some of my favorite shots from this awesome dance group! 2018-06-04_00022018-06-04_00012018-06-04_00172018-06-04_00162018-06-04_00102018-06-04_00032018-06-04_00042018-06-04_00052018-06-04_00062018-06-04_00082018-06-04_00092018-06-04_0013

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Vanessa Silva B-Day Shoot – Weslaco, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

We celebrated Vanessa’s big 3-0 with beautiful unique birthday portraits. Ms. Vanessa chose to take her portraits at the Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco, Texas, one of my personal favorite locations to take pictures at. I have worked with Vanessa before so the photo shoot went smoothly because we felt comfortable with each other.

Our birthday girl chose to two amazing outfits to celebrate her birthday! I loved the selection because they went well with the greenery and scenery of Estero Llano! Here are some of my favorites shots from this photo shoot! 03.03.18_PRINT_Vanessa Silva Bday Portraits_BBS-1570_WEB03.03.18_PRINT_Vanessa Silva Bday Portraits_BBS-1648_WEB03.03.18_PRINT_Vanessa Silva Bday Portraits_BBS-1672_WEB03.03.18_PRINT_Vanessa Silva Bday Portraits_BBS-1694_WEB03.03.18_PRINT_Vanessa Silva Bday Portraits_BBS-1713_WEB03.03.18_PRINT_Vanessa Silva Bday Portraits_BBS-1748_WEB03.03.18_PRINT_Vanessa Silva Bday Portraits_BBS-1759_WEB03.03.18_PRINT_Vanessa Silva Bday Portraits_BBS-1783_WEB

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Rene Family Session – Hummingbird Springs – Donna, Texas

We had a really fun time photographing this small but adorable family.  Our session took place at Hummingbird Springs in Donna, Texas.  Selecting the location was a big part of this session.  The family wanted to go to a place that had the mission style home in the background.  And was glad we were able to shoot at this location. Hummingbird springs has the beautiful greenery gardens on one side and their charming house on the other. Perfect for what the clients were looking for close to home here in the RGV.

Overall the session went great!  It wasn’t a hot day as usual for being around 4, that was a major bonus.   They wore super cute matching clothing that made the photos look every well put together.  We just had a little hiccup when Little baby Ruiz got a bit fuzzy but we trooped on.  I was even able to catch a big smile from baby Ruiz!

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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 even if I didn’t have my camera ready I think I still would of prepared the gear. I mean just look at this portrait… isn’t she just gorgeous? When Sara and I first met I would always take portraits of her and I think its time I start that backup again!

There is something beautiful about photographing your significant other. There are so many photographers who actually never show their girlfriend or wife off and that’s a little strange to me. I try my best to show Sara off when the opportunity arises. It also helps that she is drop-dead gorgeous and has amazing style. Men I say you bring your girl to our studio and have Sara and I conduct a beauty portrait session for y’all.

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Sara Yanez – Musician Portraits – Ben Briones Studios

I have put off posting this blog for a while now… Two reason; one, what do you write about when the blog is featuring your super amazing talented gorgeous girlfriend? Secondly, how do you write to to please her and your audience? What if she hates what I wrote? What if she likes it but the people who read this think it’s silly?

I will tell you this. Sara A. Yanez, is and will always be, the best thing that life has allowed me to experience. When it comes to photography, because this is a photography blog, Sara is the perfect model and the best photography assistant anyone can ask for. When it comes to music, she’s my favorite person to jam out with and only person I want to be making music for and with. When it comes to life; she’s irreplaceable.

Here are my latest but not my last portraits of Sara A. Yanez. Enjoy! 06.03.17_PRINT_Sara Yanez_BBS-6592_pp_BLOG06.03.17_PRINT_Sara Yanez_BBS-6695_pp_BLOGP 06.03.17_PRINT_Sara Yanez_BBS-6639_pp_BLOGP 06.03.17_PRINT_Sara Yanez_BBS-6710_pp_BLOGP Sara Yanez-6578_pp_BLOGP Sara_Yanez_Head_Shots_BBS-6140_pp_BLOG

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Lola’s B-Day Adventure – Weslaco, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Last weekend I photographed this beauty. Lola, is the daughter of a good friend. She wanted to take her daughter’s photos for her birthday so we setup a photoshoot at her aunts private residence in Weslaco, Texas.

She wanted a dreamy type photo shoot and I think we achieved that! I love how the photos came out. Here are some of my favorite shots! 03.04.18_PRINT_Lola Portrait Session_BBS-1885_WEB03.04.18_PRINT_Lola Portrait Session_BBS-1903_WEB03.04.18_PRINT_Lola Portrait Session_BBS-2013_WEB03.04.18_PRINT_Lola Portrait Session_BBS-2040_WEB03.04.18_PRINT_Lola Portrait Session_BBS-2054_WEB03.04.18_PRINT_Lola Portrait Session_BBS-2094_WEB

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Jazmin Garza 25th Birthday Portraits – Edinburg Texas – Ben Briones Studios

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This past week (October 2017) we had an array of photo shoots but Jazmin’s by far topped all of them. She brought glam, beauty and and a whole lot of props into our small photo studio but we made it work!

Jazmin is celebrating her 25th birthday and we were excited to be part of it! The one thing we pride ourselves in at our studio is to one, make the client feel beautiful and two, make any of your vision come to live and I think we succeeded at both on Jazmin’s shoot!

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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 to since we were shooting in an area that would have pretty busy backgrounds. The open f-stop worked out well because it makes the model the main attraction of the photo. Carolina is a photographer herself so working with her was pretty easy. She had all her posing down. She even would make her self laugh to get those natural smiles to come out. Honestly, I just focused on being sharp and capturing the moment.

It was definitely a fun quick photo shoot and these are some of my favorite shots from the photo session with Ms. Carolina Solis. 11.22.17_HighRes_Carolina Solis Portraits_BBS-2896_pp_WEB11.22.17_HighRes_Carolina Solis Portraits_BBS-2875_pp_WEB11.22.17_HighRes_Carolina Solis Portraits_BBS-2806_WEB11.22.17_HighRes_Carolina Solis Portraits_BBS-2745_WEB11.22.17_HighRes_Carolina Solis Portraits_BBS-2677_WEB11.22.17_HighRes_Carolina Solis Portraits_BBS-2486_pp_WEB11.22.17_HighRes_Carolina Solis Portraits_BBS-2432_WEB11.22.17_HighRes_Carolina Solis Portraits_BBS-2391_pp_WEB

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Alex Garcia – Sharyland Pioneer High School Graduate – Ben Briones Studios

Graduation photos are important because they capture a major milestone in your life and provides mark in the timeline of your success. I will always doubt that I didn’t get to take graduation photos. Until this day my Mom sometimes asks for them.

Make your parents happy, make yourself happy and book yourself a graduation portrait session with us

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Jefte Martinez – Musician Portrait – Edinburg, Texas

Jefte Martinez is a Christian Musician out of Mcallen, Texas. Jefte stopped by on a weekend this summer to take some portraits at my newly remodeled photography studio in Edinburg, Texas and these are the results of that photo shoot.

For this photo shoot I did a mix of both warm tones and cool tones to get two different effect for my client. When you own a studio you have the freedom to explore and especially if your client is game! Jefte was awesome because he trusted my judgment and allowed me to shoot freely. These are my favorite photos from this studio portrait session. P 06.03.17_PRINT_Jefte Martinez Portraits_BBS-6379_pp_BLOG06.03.17_PRINT_Jefte Martinez Portraits_BBS-6344_pp_BLOG06.03.17_PRINT_Jefte Martinez Portraits_BBS-6366_pp_BLOGP 06.03.17_PRINT_Jefte Martinez Portraits_BBS-6375_pp_BLOGP 06.03.17_PRINT_Jefte Martinez Portraits_BBS-6399_pp_BLOG

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