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”

Roxy Rivera – UTRGV Music Major – Ben Briones Studios

Photographing Roxy’s senior recital photos was a lot of fun! We decided to take the photos at the famous Archer Park in downtown McAllen, Texas. I really loved her outfit choice and the fact she down to take some fun pics with her instrument. Here are some of my favorite shots from this photo shoot.Continue reading “Roxy Rivera – UTRGV Music Major – Ben Briones Studios”

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!Continue reading “Nick Cruz – UTRGV Graduate – Ben Briones Studios”

Maggie McCloud – UT Grad – Austin, Texas

#THROWBACKTHURSDAY 2010 While going through some old hard drives I found these beautiful graduation photos I did of my friend back when I was attending the University of Texas at Austin. They came out so great and I really don’t know why I haven’t showed them off! These are my favorite shots from this graduationContinue reading “Maggie McCloud – UT Grad – Austin, Texas”

Mother & Daughters Graduation – UTRGV – Edinburg Texas – Ben Briones Studios

A fellow photographer / artist and friend Mrs. Mari Lorenzon graduated this year with her graphic design degree from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, Texas. She had asked me if I could take her grad photos along with her two daughter’s who were also sharing the same milestone. We photographed theContinue reading “Mother & Daughters Graduation – UTRGV – Edinburg Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

Maria Dolores Alvarado – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

She’s a local actress, director, dancer, and President of the award winning Latino Theatre Initiative at UTRGV, her name is Maria Dolores Alvarado! I had the privilege of taking Maria’s graduation portraits at my photo studio. Maria recently graduated from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts Theatre.Continue reading “Maria Dolores Alvarado – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

Graduation Celebration | Lora Lee Martinez | My Best Friend

Sometimes I miss my best friend but I know she’s enjoying her new life over in Virgina with her awesome boyfriend Tony aka TheLaoTieGuy! I was going through my blog drafts a few nights ago and I came across this draft and decided to write about this experience. Lora graduated that day with her mastersContinue reading “Graduation Celebration | Lora Lee Martinez | My Best Friend”

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”

Vianey Salinas – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

A few years back I had the pleasure of photographing Vianey after celebrating her high school graduation from Edinburg North High School and now we celebrate her recent graduation from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Special thanks Mr. & Mrs. Salinas, the wonderful parents of Ms. Vianey, for hiring me again to documentContinue reading “Vianey Salinas – Mission, 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”

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”