Mommy + Me Session – Mother’s Day Portraits – McAllen, Texas

Loved this little session with my friend Sara and her beautiful daughter. Loved what they wore to the shoot, went really well with the colors of our backgrounds,  These are my favorite moment from these mother day portraits. Enjoy!

 

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Mommy + Me – Mother’s Day Portraits – McAllen, Texas

Last year I setup a 3-day Mommy + Me Mother’s Day Portraits at my home studio and we got to photograph a lot of beautiful mothers with their kids. This specific one was of my good friend Edna and her boy. I really love the energy in these photos. She really has a beautify dynamic with her son and they’re always so fashionable. Edna is a great example of an amazing hardworking mother because not only does she take that duty to heart she too is getting a 2nd masters at UTRGV in Physician Assistant Studies. She has a strong faith and is really a great person overall. Happy Mother’s Day Edna.

Hope everyone had a beautiful mother’s day during this COVID-19 craziness. Hopefully next year we can do another set of sessions like these! Enjoy!

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Roslyn Banda – Mother’s Day Portraits – Austin, Texas

Working with Rosyln and her little family has been amazing! A while back we took her engagement photos in Austin, Texas, as well as her maternity photos and now these beautiful mother’s day photos with her handsome son! I wanted to show these off early before mother’s day to let y’all know I will be doing another set of mini sessions at the studio for you and your loved ones! Stay tuned for that announcement!

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Ashley Montemayor – Head Shots – McAllen, Texas

Ashley came to our studio for professional headshots. She is a Mortgage Loan Originator at Cabrales Mortgage. So if you need a home loan feel free to click on her name to link out to her Facebook page.

Today I wanted to show off these 6 images from her session at my studio in McAllen because of two reasons. Reason number one: I wanted show that shooting in different orientations. We always shoot horizontal headshots and vertical just in case the client needs both for their marketing purposes. Reason number two: use at most two backdrop colors. This helps gives your clients headshots different looks, which can also be helpful for their marketing material for where they will be posting their images. 10.15.19_High Res_Ashley Head Shots_BBP-15 copy_pp_WEB10.15.19_High Res_Ashley Head Shots_BBP-15-2 copy_WEB10.15.19_High Res_Ashley Head Shots_BBP-15-4 copy_pp_WEB (2020-01-04T09_13_27.192)10.15.19_High Res_Ashley Head Shots_BBP-15-6 copy_pp_WEB10.15.19_High Res_Ashley Head Shots_BBP-15-7 copy_pp_WEB10.15.19_High Res_Ashley Head Shots_BBP-15-9 copy2_pp_WEB

Sarah Echavarria – Headshots – McAllen, TX

Our studio is open to head shots, modeling photos, and any other studio type photograph you are in needing. For pricing information and openings please fill out the contact form below the photos.

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Alexis Boson – Headshots – McAllen, Texas

Alexis came to us looking for professional headshots for her medical school residency program. Headshots are not only for lawyers and actors. Headshots are important for all fields and can benefit anyone. We offer in-studio packages and on-location headshots as well. Here are some of our favorite photos from this studio headshot session. 09.06.19_High Res_Alexis Head Shots_BBP-3695_pp09.06.19_High Res_Alexis Head Shots_BBP-3698_pp09.06.19_High Res_Alexis Head Shots_BBP-3704_pp09.06.19_High Res_Alexis Head Shots_BBP-3709_pp09.06.19_High Res_Alexis Head Shots_BBP-3712_pp09.06.19_High Res_Alexis Head Shots_BBP-3715_pp09.06.19_High Res_Alexis Head Shots_BBP-3719_pp09.06.19_High Res_Alexis Head Shots_BBP-3723_pp

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American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – Headshots – South Padre Island, Texas

These engineers are going to do amazing things in the future. It was a privilege to these headshots for these engineers from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) at South Padre Island, Texas. 04.12.19_HighRes_ASCE_Headshots_BBS (1 of 89)_WEB04.12.19_HighRes_ASCE_Headshots_BBS (7 of 89)_WEB04.12.19_HighRes_ASCE_Headshots_BBS (17 of 89)_WEB04.12.19_HighRes_ASCE_Headshots_BBS (25 of 89)_WEB04.12.19_HighRes_ASCE_Headshots_BBS (60 of 89)_WEB04.12.19_HighRes_ASCE_Headshots_BBS (61 of 89)_WEB04.12.19_HighRes_ASCE_Headshots_BBS (64 of 89)_WEB04.12.19_HighRes_ASCE_Headshots_BBS (75 of 89)_WEB04.12.19_HighRes_ASCE_Headshots_BBS (77 of 89)_WEB04.12.19_HighRes_ASCE_Headshots_BBS (80 of 89)_WEB04.12.19_HighRes_ASCE_Headshots_BBS (82 of 89)_WEB04.12.19_HighRes_ASCE_Headshots_BBS (83 of 89)_WEB04.12.19_HighRes_ASCE_Headshots_BBS (84 of 89)_WEB04.12.19_HighRes_ASCE_Headshots_BBS (87 of 89)_WEB

If you are looking for professional headshots for your student organization please feel free to fill out the contact form below fore more information.

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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

If you are looking to take graduation portraits and would like a quote please fill out the contact form below.

 

 

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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

If you are looking to celebrate your birthday with a photo shoot please fill out the contact form below.

 

Hilary Elizondo – Actors Headshots – Ben Briones Studios

Headshots are the entryway to landing acting job so getting great photos is important to you if acting is the end goal as a career. I had the opportunity to photograph Hillary at my home studio in McAllen, Texas. Hilary was getting read to move to California to pursue her acting career and she needed a few headshots to give out to agents. We did a 3 outfit head shot session with black background so she could be the center of attention. Here are my favorite shots from this professional head shot photo session. 2019-03-24_00092019-03-24_00102019-03-24_00112019-03-24_00122019-03-24_00132019-03-24_0014

If you are looking for forward your career as an actor and need headshots please fill out the contact form below.

 

Noel Garcia – Texas Plant and Soil Lab – Edinburg, Texas

Fresh head shots are important to have for your business. I had Mr. Noel Garcia recently stop by my home studio to update his head shots for his company website. For professional head shots I suggest button up shirts or polo with your company logo. I also suggest for the client to bring a sports coat as well. Mr. Garcia brought both clothing items and his photos turned out great. He was pleased with the results. Here are my favorite shots from this professional head shot portrait session.

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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 happy I was able to rent this place for Sara’s photo shoot because the photos came out absolutely beautiful.

We rented the spot for one hour and I took plenty of shots but the ones you see here are my favorite shots. The Wallflower RGV has a lot to work with, they have over 10 looks or backdrops you can create great photos with. I highly encourage you to check this place out before it’s gone, as I believe it’s a pop-up studio and won’t be around forever. 01.15.19_high res_sara yanez bday shoot_bbs-9626_web01.15.19_high res_sara yanez bday shoot_bbs-9664_web01.15.19_high res_sara yanez bday shoot_bbs-9763_web01.15.19_high res_sara yanez bday shoot_bbs-9792_web01.15.19_high res_sara yanez bday shoot_bbs-9832_web01.15.19_high res_sara yanez bday shoot_bbs-9897_web01.15.19_high res_sara yanez bday shoot_bbs-9938_web01.15.19_high res_sara yanez bday shoot_bbs-9950_web

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Sarah Echavarria – Big 30 – Ben Briones Studios

Happy Birthday Little Sarah!!! Thank you for choosing our studio to be a part of your celebration! Remember 30 is just a number and you keep running like it’s a marathon and not a sprint. Here are my favorite shots from our photo shoot.

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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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