Cristella & Louis Wedding – Valencia Event Center – Pharr, Texas

Cristella and Louis are the sweetest couple you will ever meet! It gives us great joy to have documented such a beautiful wedding. The venue couldn’t have been anymore perfect. The ceremony took place right when the sun was going down giving the couple such beautiful golden light.

Cristella and Louis live in Austin, Texas so most of my communication with them through phone or email, so I never really had the chance to host them at my office and get to know them. It wasn’t until I scheduled an engagement photo shoot in Austin with them that I really got to see their personality and dynamic as a couple. Their fun and inviting personality carried over to their wedding day, which made for great fun photos.

Here are some of our favorite shots from Cristella and Louis Wedding. Enjoy!
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Nancy & Danny Wedding – Pharr, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Nancy and Danny’s wedding was so vivid and fun! Their wedding theme was The Beatles. From the sign-in canvas to the music you can feel the love for The Beatles at this very special event.

Nancy and I have been friends since 2005 or so. She and I were in JROTC together at Edinburg North High School. She was actually my Captain, so most of the time she was telling me what to do. That old friendship made this event much more special for her and for my team and I. There is usually a barrier between bride and vendor but this time around our friendship split that barrier.

Nancy and Danny choose to wed at the very elegant Valencia Event Center in Pharr, Texas As mentioned above it was a Beatles wedding for sure. The couple had an amazing local guitarist filling the ambiance with Beatles songs. Her decor was just perfect. Deep purple filled the room, a black and white Beatles movie played on the big screens and many of the guest wore John Lennon inspired glasses. It was a beautiful wedding.

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Joanna & Wilson Wedding – Pharr, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

I first met Joanna and Wilson at a Weslaco, Texas Starbucks late on a Wednesday night. It was the only time they could meet before they had to fly back to New York. The meeting was quite long because we just got along so well. The best device in business is trust and that is what we were building coffee in hand.

Trust then becomes a photographers best arsenal. To have someone and their family trust you to document one of their most important moments in their lives is such a privilege. Joanna and Wilson are both so sweet. Since the couple lives in New York, our communication was restricted to email and text, but when the big day finally arrived it was as if we had spent a lot of time together. My team and I felt very comfortable with these special clients.

Wilson patrols the bay as a National Guard and Joanna beautifies and enlightens women as a professional makeup artist. The couple had a traditional wedding at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in McAllen, Texas. Soon after the celebration continued at one of my favorite wedding venues, the Valencia Event Center in Pharr, Texas. This is were all the fun and love collided spread like wildfire and created art or what we call wedding photography.

Photo Credit: Jessica Musick, Ben Briones
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Deedee & Manny Wedding – Mcallen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

This couple has been one of the dopest couples I have ever met and this is why… Here are the ABC’s on why they rock!

A. Their personality and dynamic as both individuals and as a couple rock! Super fun to be around and relatable. I found myself always laughing when around them. B. They live in Austin, Texas and that’s were we chose to take their engagement photos. For those who don’t know I went to school at The University of Texas at Austin and consider that my “third home”, SA being my second, and the RGV my first of course. But anyways…I photographed them in Austin at some very cool and special places to me and them. C. I gained two new friends. My best friend Imanol Miranda had a photography art show in Austin and I invited Deedee & Manny, and they actually went, which was pretty awesome. They also met my other best friends and had a good time.

All these little events make for big memories. Thank you guys for allowing my team and I to play a part of another special time in your lives. The couple had a beautiful ceremony at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church in Pharr, Texas, which followed by an elegant reception at the Valencia Event Center located at 3012 S Jackson Rd, McAllen, TX 78503.

I present to you some of my favorite photos from Deedee & Manny’s Wedding!

Photo Credit: Steph Rios, Ben Briones

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I recommend Ben 110%! Ben is awesome. He was our photographer for our engagement session and wedding (Stephanie Rios assisted and is great, too). Ben is a professional in every way possible. He’s detailed oriented, skilled and takes the time to get to know you. I had several vendors at my wedding and Ben was by far the best, easiest person to work with. Ben can direct you on how to pose, but can also take excellent candid photos. Book him!

Leo & Laura Vintage Wedding – Mcallen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Leo and Laura as a unit are so much fun! Individually they have their own spark as well! Leo is such a sweet guy with relaxing personality. The bride, Laura, is vibrant and exciting. I really love how they compliment each other. I really got to see this beautiful couple work as a unit when I shot their engagement session back in January at the Memory Lane Photo Spot!

Building a relationship with your client is crucial to producing great wedding photos. I really felt we build some good trust after meeting quite a few times. Laura and I even did a bridal session which really got me to feel a closer connection with her as the bride. In the photography industry we all know we have to be on the bride’s good side! Leo and Laura as a unit are just amazing. I feel blessed that I was able to capture such an important mile stone in their lives.

This couple went all out on their wedding. They picked one of my favorite wedding venues in the Rio Grande Valley, Valencia Event Center. Leo, being a rocker, added his touch for the love of music into the wedding details. The wedding had this elegant yet vintage feel to it. This McAllen, Texas wedding had a lot of DIY feels and was very relaxed. I present to you Leo & Laura’s Wedding.

Photo Credit: Jessica Musick, Ben Briones

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