Emily Sanchez – UTPA Grad – Edinburg, Texas

Being it is grad season I have been posting quite a few grad sessions I have done throughout my career. Here is a UTPA grad session from 2012 of my friend Emily Sanchez. I really enjoyed this photo shoot because Emily trusted my creativity and the photos really reflect that. Enjoy these great photos ofContinue reading “Emily Sanchez – UTPA Grad – Edinburg, Texas”

Laura Jasso – Dance Portraits – Edinburg, Texas

2008 TBT  Lately I have been featuring a ton of my older work. As a photographer, if you are persistent, your photography skills will grow as well. I love going back and looking at my stuff shot back in the day when my love for photography was blossoming into what it has become of itContinue reading “Laura Jasso – Dance Portraits – Edinburg, Texas”

Gina Beltran – UTPA Grad – Edinburg, Texas

#TBT I wanted to show off these fun UTPA Grad Session photo shoot I did a while back. Ms. Gina had contracted me for her senior photos and I wanted to shoot them on the UTPA now UTRGV campus using natural light. If you know me, I usually carry around some mad lighting gear, butContinue reading “Gina Beltran – UTPA Grad – Edinburg, Texas”

Christian Rangel – 35mm Portraits – Edinburg, Texas

Do you ever stumble upon some of your older photography work and you wish you knew were your negatives or RAW files where? This recently happened to me with these two shots. I remember clearly taking these portraits of my friend Christian somewhere between 2008 – 2010 but I can’t seem to find the negativesContinue reading “Christian Rangel – 35mm Portraits – Edinburg, Texas”

Butterfly Photography – An Old Obsession

Between 2008 and 2010 I use to have this obsession with photographing butterflies. I would take my camera to school at UTPA and hang around the small butterfly park next to the chapel and just wait around for butterflies to land on plants and flowers. Once I transferred to UT-Austin I would continue my obsessionContinue reading “Butterfly Photography – An Old Obsession”

Miguel Garza – Head Shots – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

#TBT Miguel Garza is an actor and singer living in New York, New Work. In 2011 Miguel contracted us to take some simple head shots for him. We shot his photos at The University of Texas Pan American. We found a beautiful location on campus via the Education building were we took the majority ofContinue reading “Miguel Garza – Head Shots – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

Suheily Maldonado – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Here is a graduation session I did back in 2011 for Mrs. Suheily. I was extremely proud of the shots five years ago and I am still very proud of them today. Suheily is now married and has travelled around the world doing missionary work. What makes me more happy then the results of theContinue reading “Suheily Maldonado – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

Sam Valdez – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

#ThrowbackThursday With graduation around the corner for many colleges, universities and soon high schools, I can’t help to remember the excitement of moving on to the next milestone of my life. In my career as a photographer I have photographed many unique graduation portrait sessions in the Rio Grande Valley. I too once walked inContinue reading “Sam Valdez – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

Karen Perez – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

I am super excited to photograph and feature my first University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Graduate on my blog! Congratulations Ms. Karen Perez on your achievement! Every time I photograph someone on this university campus it takes me back to my days as a student their. I use to walk around with myContinue reading “Karen Perez – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

Double Master; Diana Ybanez – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Once more I had the pleasure of photographing this very special person in my life; Diana Ibanez or A.K.A. Mrs. B  to many of her past students from Edinburg North High School. My first photo session with Diana was for Christmas family photos with her boy. In this photo session Diana celebrates her second mastersContinue reading “Double Master; Diana Ybanez – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

It’s a boy! Stephanie & Carlos Rios – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Stephanie and Carlos have been together for such a long time now so this next milestone in their lives is only natural. I had the blessed opportunity watch and film them look each other in the eye under God and say I Do and now they are expecting a baby boy anytime soon! I present to youContinue reading “It’s a boy! Stephanie & Carlos Rios – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

Sara Yanez – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Photographing Miss Sara Yanez has been a pleasure. She’s so easy to work with and just a beauty! A huge congratulations to this 2015 UTPA Graduate on her much deserved Music Education degree. Sara I wish you the very best in your future! We were super excited to photograph Sara at the new UTRGV PerformingContinue reading “Sara Yanez – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

Sara Yanez – GoFundMe – Ben Briones Studios

  Sara Yanez and I became friends about two-years ago because she knew a client of mine. I had taken some portraits of a good friend of mine named Roxy Rivera, Sara and her were both classmates at the University of Texas Pan-American so somehow my work of Roxy came across Sara’s view and weContinue reading “Sara Yanez – GoFundMe – Ben Briones Studios”