Teacher of the Month – Ms. Yanez

Guess who got teacher of the month? This beauty here! When the pandemic hit everyone’s world was turned upside down. The area hit the hardest was in education! School plays such a big roll in society. Schools provide shelter for students, a warm meal, a safe and happy environment. Teachers are America’s unsung hero’s! TodayContinue reading “Teacher of the Month – Ms. Yanez”

Mellow Yellow Park Session with Sara Yanez

Sometimes you get inspired by the light and the beauty around and have to bust out the camera to capture it all. Shot these photos of my beautiful girlfriend during one of our on/off park walks.

Ysenia & Adrian Wedding – McAllen, Texas- Ben Briones Studios

Ysenia and Adrian had a beautiful intimate wedding at the Radisson Hotel McAllen Airport in South McAllen, Texas. The ceremony was conducted by the amazing Terry The Wedding Gal! The ballroom was beautifully decorated topped with two lovely cakes. For the bridal party and formal portraits we stayed inn and took the photos around theContinue reading “Ysenia & Adrian Wedding – McAllen, Texas- Ben Briones Studios”

Hello Fujifilm! – Ben Briones Studios

Hello Fujifilm! For the past eight years I have been photographing with a Canon 6D I purchased in 2012. That camera has been my workhorse for the majority of my work. I have also used a Nikon D600 and other Canon cameras, both digital and film, that I own. This January we decided it wasContinue reading “Hello Fujifilm! – Ben Briones Studios”

Cadenas Invisibles – Latino Theatre Initiatives – Alton, Texas

Cadenas Invisibles is a play by Latino Theatre Initiatives in collaboration with Buffet-McCain Initiative to combat modern slavery. If you would like to them to preform at your event please contact Maria Dolores Alvarado. Here are some shots from one of their more recent performances the Alton, Texas. For questions about our photography services pleaseContinue reading “Cadenas Invisibles – Latino Theatre Initiatives – Alton, Texas”

Valentine’s Fujifilm XT-3 Photo Shoot – Sara Yanez – Edinburg City Hall

Yesterday we tested out the Fujifilm XT-3 in an evening outdoor setting and it did very well! We used a combination of ambient light, an eVOLV 200 with a beauty dish and an LED light. Here are my favorite shots from this camera test! Equipment used: Fujifilm XT-3 + 18-55mm 2.8 kit lens. If youContinue reading “Valentine’s Fujifilm XT-3 Photo Shoot – Sara Yanez – Edinburg City Hall”

Head shots- Sara Yanez – Ben Briones Studios

Sara and I rented the Fujifilm XT-3 to test it out because we are thinking of buying ourselves a pair. Our first test was with a one light setup with a beauty dish on a pink seamless. Everything was shot in JPEG and we did very minimal editing or none at all one some ofContinue reading “Head shots- Sara Yanez – Ben Briones Studios”

Sara Yanez B-Day Session – Wallflower RGV – McAllen, Texas

On January 15, 2019, one day before her birthday, I surprised my beautiful girlfriend with a photo shoot at the Wallflower RGV located off Trenton in McAllen, Texas. I had been following the Wallflower RGV for a long time now on Instagram and would chat with the owner here and there. I am super happyContinue reading “Sara Yanez B-Day Session – Wallflower RGV – McAllen, Texas”

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 ofContinue reading “Location Scouting – Sara Yanez – McAllen Convention Center”

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. If you want us to cover your special event please fill out the contact formContinue reading “PSJA Elementary School Choir Festival – Pharr, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

Sara Yanez – Waco, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Last photo shoot of 2018 with my number one model, my Sara Pie! Sara and I have been vacationing in Waco, Texas for a few days but it has been cold and rainy but today the weather was nice so we took advantage and had a photo shoot with our Nikon D600 and 50mm 1.8Continue reading “Sara Yanez – Waco, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

Photography Lessons with Sara Yanez – McAllen Convention Center

Understanding exposure is important when learning photography. A few weekends ago Sara and I went to the McAllen Convention Center so that she could practice photography. So that the lessons could be as accurate as possible we had the same camera setup; Canon 60D with the Canon EF28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens. We also used aContinue reading “Photography Lessons with Sara Yanez – McAllen Convention Center”

Happy Cinco De Mayo – Sara Yanez – Ben Briones Studios

Fun Cinco De May photo shoot with the gorgeous Sara Yanez Enjoy!  For unique studio portraits please fill out the contact form below.

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 evenContinue reading “On Demand Photographer”