Dominique & Gilbert Wedding – The Loretto Bistro – Mission, Texas

There’s this cute little wedding venue in Mission, Texas named The Loretto Bristo and it’s kind of a big deal. I have had the pleasure of photographing two weddings there and both have produced beautiful wedding photos and it’s all thanks to the ascetics of the location. I was also equipped with one of the best shooters in town, Steph Rios, who also took the couples engagement photos a few months before the wedding.

The Loretto Bristo has an airy vintage type of feel with a mixture of summer-time-fun! It’s well lit from the inside and pretty spacious for a small to mid-size event. The couples I photographed at this venue have both got married out back in their beautiful lush green courtyard.

Dominique and Gilbert couldn’t have chosen a better venue. The couple who is also good looking fit right in at the venue. What I loved most about this wedding was the amount of love in the air and how quaint it was. Desiree, the brides sister, recommended me to her and I am very thankful because Dominique was such a fun and sweet bride. The couple completely trusted my shooting partner and I to capture this love story and that we did. Enjoy.

Photo Credit: Stephanie Rios, Ben Briones

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Surprise Proposal – Lee & Nora – Patio on Guerra

Tonight my shooting partner Stephanie Rios and I took part of this beautiful surprise proposal at Patio on Guerra downtown McAllen. Lee, a friend from high school reached out to me the day before to see if I could capture him on photo and video proposing to this love of his life.

To be honest these type of gigs are my favorite because you don’t know what to expect. We met last night and planned it out a bit and I think it unfolded perfectly as discussed. Everything about this was perfect. The setting, the romantic music by a guitarist, the surprise and the love.

I can’t write exactly how everything fell into place but I know these photos can. Congratulations to you Lee and Nora! Steph and I wish you two everlasting love!
Photo Credit: Steph Rios, Ben Briones

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Dominique Gilbert E-Session – Mcallen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

These two were definitely meant to be together! They compliment each other so well, plus, they are no doubt an incredibly fun couple to be around. Dominique has such a giddy and joyful personality that is just wonderful to be around, pretty contagious I would say. Gilbert has a sweet and calm spirit and I figured out that with just the right person around, you can get some crazy laughs out the guy.

The couple choose one of our classic favorites, La Quinta Mazatlan, located in South McAllen. The couple’s outfit in a sense resembled simplicity because it fit well with Quinta’s 1930’s Spanish inspired architecture and design. We also love how they both wore western boots for a part of the session. The bride-to-be changed both dresses and shoes, which gave the session a small twist but did not stray away from the theme.

I [Stephanie Rios] had a blast working with these two, as well as Denise, Dominique’s older sister, of which Ben Briones Studios has also photographed, was so fun and knew exactly how to help out since she has gone through this experience before. I got to know them and I am super grateful that they were comfortable enough to share their lives and their laughter with me. It would be more than my pleasure to be able to work with them again. They’re seriously such a naturals in front of a camera. Many, many blessings to the lovely couple on their upcoming marriage!

Blog + Photo Credit: Stephanie Rios

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International Women’s Day – Women In Photography – RGV

International Women’s Day

Women In Photography 

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Laura Soria 
Right now lets give Kudos Ms.Soria. Laura is one of the hardest working female photographers I know and have worked closely with. Thank you for your dedication to my clients, to your clients and your contribution to our local photography community with your beautify images!
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Felicia Sepulveda
I met Felicia one day when she needed to rent photography equipment. I had started this new photography equipment business out of McAllen, Texas and somehow this up and coming photographer from Wesalco found out about my business. She went from becoming a rental client to a shooting partner in my business. Now Felicia manages and shoots for her own company named Shutterbelle Photography. She has assisted me in various photo shoots and events. Felicia just had a beautiful baby girl with her handsome husband Nathaniel Sepulveda. She’s on her way to earning her SUPER MOM but I’m pretty sure she has already. Today we honor you because you are awesome and following your dream!
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Stephanie Rios
Mrs. Rios has become such a great photographer. I have enjoyed seeing her grow her skill, her portfolio and business skills. Steph is happily married to Mr. Carlos Rios and together they have a handsome baby boy named Nathan. I always tell Steph that’s super a SUPER MOM because she’s got everything in check and still manages to be an amazing photographer! Today I honor you and thank you!
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Adriana Euresti
Ms. Adriana was a huge part of my business from 2012-2014. Without her I wouldn’t have able to grow or accomplish as much as we did together. Now Adriana manages and runs her own successful photography business Photos by Adriana. I am very proud of the photographer and businesswoman she’s become and I continue to wish her the best in all she does. When we were working together we shot it all from new born babies to Las Vegas bachelor/bachelorette party adventures. What I am trying to say is Adriana is very well equipped with a variety and years of experience in photography. So everyone please hire her! Today we honor you!
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