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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Morgan Mills – Quince Portraits – South Padre Island, Texas

Anyone ever done a 4am photo shoot at South Padre Island? It’s a lot of fun especially if you are professional photographer. The colors are beautiful and capturing an image like that for your client is such a treat! The sky from sunrise and on on a beautiful morning at beach front will always get you great images. Here are some photos I took for my client at South Padre Island.

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Behind the Scenes from this South Padre Island, Texas photo shoot.

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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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Rob and Linda Surprise Engagement – South Padre Island – Ben Briones Studios

Today I captured such a beautiful proposal at South Padre Island! Rob and the bride-to-be planned this elaborate family photo session of 30+ people at the beach but what it really was going to be was a surprise proposal. Linda, the bride-to-be, had no idea. We captured this special moment on photo and video. Special thanks to Victoria, who was the mastermind for this event. Congrats to the couple! [VIDEO BELOW] 2018-07-20_0025.jpg2018-07-20_0008.jpg2018-07-20_00022018-07-20_00032018-07-20_00042018-07-20_00052018-07-20_00062018-07-20_00072018-07-20_00092018-07-20_00112018-07-20_00122018-07-20_00132018-07-20_00142018-07-20_00152018-07-20_00162018-07-20_00172018-07-20_00182018-07-20_00192018-07-20_00202018-07-20_00212018-07-20_00222018-07-20_00232018-07-20_0024

 

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Dr. Sofia Villarreal – South Padre Island – Ben Briones Studios

Dr. Sofia Villarreal is writing her very first book and wanted some beautiful beach photos for her book cover. Here are some of our favorite photos from this South Padre Island Photo Shoot!

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Client Review

Allman Wedding – South Padre Island – Ben Briones Studios

This past weekend we photographed a beautiful couple at South Padre Island, Texas. Andrew and Abigail chose to have their ceremony by the sea sounded by their close family and friends. The bride looked stunning in her dress and Mr. Andrew and his groomsmen stood out in their maroon fishing shirts perfect for the occasion.

After the ceremony we photographed the couple and their bridal party with the ocean as their backdrop. Abigal and Andrew had special request to be photographed with their two dogs, which we happily photographed this newly formed family of four! Later in the evening the couple had their reception at Schlitterbahn Resort on South Padre Island. Here are some of our favorites shots from their wedding. Enjoy!

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Shawn & Mandy Wedding – South Padre Island, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

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The Kelley’s have been a longtime client of my studio. Truly since this I photographed their beautiful wedding. Today I wanted to share their South Padre Island wedding story with you. It has been since more than 4 years since the wedding but the photos are still so vibrant and relevant.

The wedding ceremony took place at the historic Chapel by the Sea located at 33425 State Park Rd 100, South Padre Island, TX. You could not ask for a more beautiful church for a wedding ceremony. Then the reception followed at the luxury hotel Blue Sapphire also found on the strip of South Padre Island, Texas.

This wedding will go down in my books as one of my all time favorite weddings of my career and this is why. The couple was just amazing to work with. Both Shawn and Mandy both believed in me, trusted my team, and gave us complete creative freedom. Secondly, Shawn and Mandy are one good looking couple and their baby girl is just gorgeous. A year or so ago I got to take their family photos at their dad’s ranch in San Antonio, Texas and they are just such a beautiful family. Lastly, the couple treated us like guest. They paid for our hotel at the beach resort, they treated us like guest throughout the wedding day and continued to treat me and my team like longterm friends years after their wedding day.

I don’t have many more words for this wedding because the photos themselves speak volumes and not because I and my team took them but because it was just such a special day!

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The Photographer Series – Iliasis Muniz – Ben Briones Studios

Iliasis Muniz is a super talented up and coming photographer out of the South Padre Island area. She has been creating lively art for her clients for over 3-years now and has big ambitions to expand way beyond the Rio Grande Valley. She’s bubbly, giggly and a lot of fun! Definitely important qualities to have in the photography industry. For anyone who is familiar with photography personality, Jasmine Starr, Ms. Iliasis Muniz tends to remind me of her a lot, but of course, Iliasis has her own flair and unique qualities that allow her to stand out.

I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Iliasis for the first time this past Tuesday. What I really enjoyed was that she turned out to be exactly how you would imagine her being just by her personality on social. And to top it off she was so nice and brought me an unexpected gift. We met at Moonbeans in McAllen, Texas and talked about photography, business and life. Then we produced this pretty cool video interview laying out a little bit of her story. I think till this date this is one of my favorite episodes of The Photographer Series! Check it out, enjoy it, and let us know what you think!

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Client Review

Mario & Celina E-session – Los Fresnos, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

This couple are totally meant for each other and what’s really special about them is how classic their love is. It’s as if you were reading a classic romance novel. Picture it, a writer meets a psychologist, and the array of intellect, charm and good looks create a spark and the result is evident in these photos.

I love how these photos turned out. The location was perfect. If you have never visited the Inn at Chachalaca Bend located in Los Fresnos, Texas I urge you to. It’s such a beautiful place. The two outfits the couple choose were perfect fit for both the indoor session and outdoor as well.

Mario and Celina I am beyond excited to photograph your wedding. It was a pleasure documenting your bridal shower Celina and conducting the engagement session as well but all the magic happens. Enjoy these sneak peeks.
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