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”

Sarah Ruiz – UTRGV Grad – Edinburg, Texas

Yesterday we had the pleasure of photographing Ms. Sarah Ruiz, a recent graduate from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). She majored in communications and is excited to become an educator. Even though the extremely hot weather and crazy winds posed a small annoyance, we go it done. Sarah was such a trooperContinue reading “Sarah Ruiz – UTRGV Grad – Edinburg, Texas”

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”

Edna Villarreal Kruger – White Coat Ceremony – UTRGV

This week a good friend of mine, photography student and fellow photographer, Mrs. Edna Villarreal Kruger, received her white coat and acceptance to the UTRGV Physician Assistant Program. Wishing you the best friend and I know you will do great! Can’t wait to photograph you when you graduate from the program!  If you would likeContinue reading “Edna Villarreal Kruger – White Coat Ceremony – UTRGV”

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”

Miguel & Vanessa-Wedding- Edinburg, Texas -Ben Briones Studios

#FLASHBACKFRIDAY Never have I attended a wedding more musical than this one here. Miguel and Vanessa are both powerhouses in the mariachi music scene here in the Rio Grande Valley. The bride has her own all female mariachi group named Mariachi Mariposas and the groom plays with an all male group named Mariachi Los Arrieros. Not onlyContinue reading “Miguel & Vanessa-Wedding- Edinburg, Texas -Ben Briones Studios”

Accidental Portraits – Ben Briones Studios 

Yesterday while searching for a set of photos I stumbled upon this cinematic portrait of my friend Maria Dolores Alvarado, which suites her well because Maria is a an actress, playwright, and dancer. Below you will find a color version of the shot which is the original rendition. I saw some magic in portrait soContinue reading “Accidental Portraits – 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”

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”

Criselda Garza – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

As a professional photographer is it always such a great feeling to sign a new client but what brings me the best joy is working with a returning client. These photos that I am featuring today are of Ms. Criselda Garza, who is graduating with a nursing degree from the University of Texas Rio GrandeContinue reading “Criselda Garza – 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”