PSJA Elementary School Choir Festival – Pharr, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Very proud of my Sara for the performance her kids put on at the annual Elementary Choir Holiday Festival for PSJA ISD. She’s such an amazing music teacher and great choir instructor! Here are some fun memories from this event.

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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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Date A Photographer – Ben Briones Studios

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Sara has been my lighting stand in ever since I starting doing more studio photography and I love the looks and photos we produce of her. This one was from a light sit in from a photo shoot we did with a local Christian Rapper Efrain Salinas.

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Then there was this one taken in between a photo shoot. When our client Sara Montoya went to go change we took a few shots to readjust the lighting and this was the result.

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This last one was from a Sunday when Sara came to the studio after church to help me and demanded to be photographed because she loved what she was wearing.

Honestly I just wanted to show these off because Sara looks gorgeous in the photos!

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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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Sara Yanez – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Photographing Miss Sara Yanez has been a pleasure. She’s so easy to work with and just a beauty! A huge congratulations to this 2015 UTPA Graduate on her much deserved Music Education degree. Sara I wish you the very best in your future!

We were super excited to photograph Sara at the new UTRGV Performing Center. It would only make sense since she is a super-star in the making! This talented girl has not only just earned her degree in music but is also a worship leader at New Hope of Weslaco, performs at different local events, and is also a Pastor.

I have known Miss Sara Yanez for more than 2-years now and all I can say is that God has blessed her and continues to do so. You got this super-star! Go get’em!

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Sara Yanez – GoFundMe – Ben Briones Studios

 

Sara Yanez and I became friends about two-years ago because she knew a client of mine. I had taken some portraits of a good friend of mine named Roxy Rivera, Sara and her were both classmates at the University of Texas Pan-American so somehow my work of Roxy came across Sara’s view and we connected. Today Sara and I have continued to stay in touch and we give God thanks for our friendship.

One day Sara began telling me about her dreams and aspirations of becoming a christian singer. From what I knew about her she was already on her way there. Ms. Sara Yanez is a pastor and worship leader at her church New Hope Christian Fellowship Weslaco. She has given all her efforts in pursing a degree in music education from UTPA and now she has invested in a training program called AMTC (Actors Models & Talent for Christ), which is a non-profit ministry dedicated to making good bolder in film, fashion, music and theater.

Sara commissioned me to create this special video for her so that she can present on her GoFundMe account and promote on her social media accounts. Sara’s goal is to penetrate the entertainment industry and change the world for Christ and I am one-hundred-percent for her goal to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ with her many talents. Today I urge you to donate what God has put in your heart to help this beautiful talented young lady reach her goals of representing Jesus Christ with her God-given-talents.

 

PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK HERE http://www.gofundme.com/g2w13c  TO DONATE TO SARA YANEZ. Thank You! 

 

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