Diana Atilano – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

This blog post is a major throwback to some of my first work! My good friend Diana is the subject in these photos and she did an amazing job even though I was a noob at the time. I think I shot these photos with my Canon Rebel XTi, which was my first DSLR. These photos date back to 2008 and it’s always exciting to look at my old work because it shows me two things; growth and passion. Tell me what you think of these in the comments. 08.23.08_High Res_Diana Atilano_BBP-6217_WEB08.23.08_High Res_Diana Atilano_BBP-6249_WEB08.23.08_High Res_Diana Atilano_BBP-6268_WEB08.23.08_High Res_Diana Atilano_BBP-6283_WEB08.23.08_High Res_Diana Atilano_BBP-6350_WEB08.23.08_High Res_Diana Atilano_BBP-6353_WEB08.23.08_High Res_Diana Atilano_BBP-6458_WEBIMG_6230_WEBIMG_6413 copy_WEBIMG_6528_WEB

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Mommy + Me Mini Sessions – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

In honor of Mother’s Day our studio will be doing Mommy + Me Mini Sessions! We have 3 beautiful vibrant backdrops for you and your babies ready to go! We want to capture and print some special moments with you and child. The the mini sessions will run from Wednesday May 8, 2019 to Saturday May 11, 2019. If you’d like to sign up for a mini session please click on this link here –>  Mommy + Me Mini Sessions Signup Page 05.02.19_High Res_Mommy + Me Mini Session_BBP-9195- WEB05.02.19_High Res_Mommy + Me Mini Session_BBP-9241- WEB05.02.19_High Res_Mommy + Me Mini Session_BBP-9298- WEB05.02.19_High Res_Mommy + Me Mini Session_BBP-9340- WEB05.02.19_High Res_Mommy + Me Mini Session_BBP-9369- WEB05.02.19_High Res_Mommy + Me Mini Session_BBP-9386- WEB05.02.19_High Res_Mommy + Me Mini Session_BBP-9413- WEB05.02.19_High Res_Mommy + Me Mini Session_BBP-9426- WEB05.02.19_High Res_Mommy + Me Mini Session_BBP-9550- WEB

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Nick Cruz – UTRGV Graduate – Ben Briones Studios

Graduation is around the corner and one of the things that go along with walking across the stage is to take graduation photos to record the special milestone! My friend Nick Cruz recently setup a studio graduation photo session at my home studio located in McAllen, Texas and I love how the photos came out! Nick graduated in 2018 from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) but didn’t get a chance to take photos back then but we hooked him up. Here are some of my favorite shots from this studio graduation photo session. 2019-03-20_00092019-03-20_00102019-03-20_00112019-03-20_00122019-03-20_00132019-03-20_00142019-03-20_00152019-03-20_0016

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Mayra Vaquera – 30th Bday Shoot – McAllen, Texas

1989 was a good year! Turning 30 is a big thing and what better way to celebrate by moment than by taking badass photos? My friend of many years, Mayra, reached out to me for this special photo shoot to celebrate her upcoming birthday. She wanted something private, fun but grand to celebrate the big 3-0! We planned out the shoot to be studio and outdoor session. We did two outfits and a crown in studio and a beautiful black dress outdoors with her black Ford Mustang.  These are my favorite photos from her 30th birthday photo session. 2019-03-20_00012019-03-20_00022019-03-20_00032019-03-20_00042019-03-20_00052019-03-20_00062019-03-20_00072019-03-20_0008

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Fuji Film XT3 – Beauty Dish Studio Test with Sara Yanez – Ben Briones Studios

Sara and I rented the Fuji Film XT3 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 of the shots.

I had to adjust the camera setting a bit before we starting getting good results. I had to remove the eye piece live view because I wasn’t able to see the shot because high aperture kept the view dark. I was also having trouble with the focus. I couldn’t tell if the shots were in focus so I setup the eye autofocus to help me. The the last thing I adjusted was the touch screen so I can zoom into the shot and check the sharpness. Those were the only 3 things that I had issues at first before figuring out how to fix them. Great camera for studio photography. 2019-02-11_00012019-02-11_00022019-02-11_00032019-02-11_00042019-02-11_00052019-02-11_00062019-02-11_00072019-02-11_0008IMG_7926

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Flashpoint eVOLV 200 – Studio Head Shot Test – Ben Briones Studios

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A few months ago I tested the Flashpoint eVOLV 200 outdoor with these two cool kids and I loved how the photos came out. I have been recently looking for a smaller powerful light for my photography and the Flashpoint eVOLV 200 / Godox AD200 is a competitor for my money. Yes, I am probably like a billion years late with these lights but who cares.

Anyways, I was able to gather these guys again for another photo shoot but this time in my studio for head shots. I used a very small octabox, I believe it was a 18inch, and a YONGNUO YN560 for background light. To kill some shadows we used a small reflector under their face. Here are some of my favorite shots from the photo session testing out the Flashpoint eVOLV 200 in my studio. I am really, really thinking of getting this light but we will see. 2018-09-15_00012018-09-15_00032018-09-15_00022018-09-15_00042018-09-15_00072018-09-15_00052018-09-15_0006

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Britny Rocha Head Shots – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Mrs. Brinty is successful immigration attorney located in Alamo, Texas serving her community all around the Rio Grande Valley. She’s blessed to work alongside her mother Elba Rocha owner Law Office of Elba Rocha, PLLC, who is also a respected immigration attorney. Britny’s head shots were a lot fun to shoot because she can be silly and especially when she is around her sisters. I have been blessed to provide photography services on Britny and her sister Ashely’s wedding day. Returning clients are the best! 2018-06-11_01172018-06-11_01162018-06-11_01152018-06-11_01142018-06-11_01132018-06-11_01192018-06-11_0118

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Ginger Garza – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

A while back when I first started doing more studio photography at my photo studio in Edinburg, Texas I asked a few friends if they wanted to model for me. I wanted to practice my light setup and Ms. Ginger was one of those who came through! Ginger is such a intelligent, beautiful and loving person and I think my goal was to capture that through portraiture.

Ginger is a University of Texas at Austin grad. She is stylish and sweet! Ginger is a great role model for many young women. Here are some of my favorite shots Ginger’s studio session! 2018-06-04_00192018-06-04_00182018-06-04_00222018-06-04_00202018-06-04_00212018-06-04_00252018-06-04_00242018-06-04_0023

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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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Diego Bazan – Head Shots – Ben Briones Studios

This Cinco De May we took new head shots / portraits of a very talented kid, Mr. Diego Bazan! He is a mariachi singer, model and soon-to-be actor. Here are some of our favorite shots.

Check out the website we built for him: https://www.diego-bazan.com/

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McAllen Auto Sales – Head Shots – Edinburg, Texas.

Recently we photographed the team over at McAllen Auto Sales! Super mega special thanks to Tiffany for busing everyone over to the studio for these great professional head shots! If you are in search for an affordable certified pre-owned vehicle, McAllen Auto Sales is the place you want to visit!

McAllen Auto Sales, LLC is a pre-owned, late model dealer that provides customers with a complete automotive experience at competitive prices.” McAllen Auto Sales is located on 4215 S. 23rd. St., McAllen, TX 78503.

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