Carlos Benavides – Swearing-in Ceremony – Edinburg, Texas

Carlos Benavides was appointed to Gov.’s specialty courts advisory council this month by Gov. Greg Abbott and our team was there to capture such an awesome milestone. Best of luck to Mr. Benavides and congratulations to him and his family. Here are some moments from this event. Photo Credit: Michael Angelo If you are looking toContinue reading “Carlos Benavides – Swearing-in Ceremony – Edinburg, Texas”

McAllen 18th Annual Miracle Riders Bicycle Team June 2 & 3 2006 – Ben Briones Photography

Here is another look at some of my first “professional” work I did back in 2006 for the Miracle Riders Bicycle Team. My friend Israel and I took on this gig as a photo and video team to photograph a two day bicycle ride from McAllen, Texas to San Antonio, Texas. I was barely gettingContinue reading “McAllen 18th Annual Miracle Riders Bicycle Team June 2 & 3 2006 – Ben Briones Photography”

2 Days After Dad’s Heart Attack – Keirsten & Bobby Lopez Wedding – Ben Briones Studios

#TBT Two days before I filmed this wedding I sat in the waiting room of a hospital with my family at the left of crying and praying for my dad to come out okay from his operation. It was Christmas morning 2014 and my dad had a heart attack and my mom had secretly rushedContinue reading “2 Days After Dad’s Heart Attack – Keirsten & Bobby Lopez Wedding – Ben Briones Studios”

Jesus & Maria Wedding – Port Arthur, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

#TBT There are a handful of times that I get to travel out of town to document a special event. I got to photograph this intimate wedding at Port Arthur, Texas and it’s really thanks to my friend Rocio Granados. It as definitely a work trip for the books. The drive to Beaumont, Texas wasContinue reading “Jesus & Maria Wedding – Port Arthur, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

Alondra Alanis Quince – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

A few weeks ago we photographed and watched Alondra Alanis enter womanhood in most glamorous fashion, a Quince. Her loving family gathered at the Corinthians dressed elegantly ready for a bittersweet night. Alondra, daughter of loving mother Jaine, was dressed in a two piece pink gown that was custom made by Rosie Coronado. The beautifulContinue reading “Alondra Alanis Quince – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

A Hero’s 89th Birthday – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Mr. Sanchez’s daughter Samantha Sanchez is a longtime friend and fellow University of Texas Alumni, so when she asked asked if my brand could provide some photography services for this special celebration I said yes.  Small parties with big meaning is what makes professional photography important. America thanks you Mr. Sanchez for your service andContinue reading “A Hero’s 89th Birthday – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

Vanessa & Michael Engagement Session – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

What I love about this couple is that Michael is so involved in the wedding planning. Michael was the first one to call me and set up a consultation. His involvement in this wedding planning has floored me. I hope to be involved as much as he is in helping my future wife for suchContinue reading “Vanessa & Michael Engagement Session – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

Messalinda Anzaldua – Make-A-Wish Rio Grande Valley – La Feria, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Giving back is extremely important for me and my brand. This past weekend I photographed a quinceanera for a special girl. Make-A-Wish Rio Grande Valley put together a fifteenth-birthday-celebration for Messalinda Anzaldua. Mind you, I did not know this young lady and when Ava Sandlin, the executive director of Make-A-Wish Rio Grande Valley, reached out toContinue reading “Messalinda Anzaldua – Make-A-Wish Rio Grande Valley – La Feria, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

The Kelley Family – A Love Letter from Ben Briones Studios – Floresville, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

To my beloved client the Kelley Family, It has been such a pleasure to be your wedding photographer and now your family photographer. I still remember your beautiful baby girl from your wedding night and now look at her. She’s precious and so smart. Mandy, you are just getting prettier with time and we cannotContinue reading “The Kelley Family – A Love Letter from Ben Briones Studios – Floresville, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

Bennett Family – Fort Worth, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

     Yesterday I photographed this lovely family in Forth Worth, Texas. What caught my attention while editing these photos was how it took me back to images my parents have of me when I was a one-years-old. Watching Jackson as he played and took in all that was happening around him made me happy, itContinue reading “Bennett Family – Fort Worth, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”