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

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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 rushed him to Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance. In the mist of all the emotions I remained calm. I knew that whatever was going on was out of my control and I was okay with that. Thankfully my Dad came out of his stint operation successfully and lived to tell the story of his Christmas miracle.

Let that story show you that even in the chaos of life I took upon my responsibility and the promise I made to Keirsten and Bobby to document their wedding day. With the help of my best friend Imanol Miranda we took care of business. Thankfully Bobby, the groom, had gone through a similar situation and he shared empathy for my situation.

I almost didn’t do it. I was already looking for substitute photographers but my Dad, with the little strength he had, he told me to go and do it. My Mom too also assured me it would be okay.

Passion is what moves you forward. Passion is what keeps you strong. Passion is what builds reputation. Passion is what builds you up. Dad, you have always allowed me to do what I love and it’s because of you I can serve beautiful couples like Kirsten and Bobby.

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Miriam & Jario -Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

This sweet couple are such dolls and I mean that in all honesty. They are such a good looking couple. We had a blast doing this photo session. Miriam is the younger sister to one of the my brides, Melody Rios Contreras. Beauty does run in the family. I have photographed Melody, their parents and now these two love birds. One of my favorite things as a photographer is becoming a “family photographer”. In the photography industry that is goal worth working hard towards.

The photo shoot took place at one of my favorite places; Memory Lane Photo Spot in Mission, Texas. It’s a beautiful 100 year old home that has an old country style setting with a variety of sections to capture different type of unique photos. I really love the simplicity of their outfits. The touch of the red heart shaped balloons was super cute as well. Even though I may not be their wedding photographer I still feel blessed to have documented this milestone.
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Brianna Sofia Alanis – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Brianna looked beautiful in her red gown and the location we photographed her at was just as stunning. Today this young lady is presented a woman by her parents and close family. Life is beautiful when you are young and this young lady depicts just that.

I present you some of my favorite shots from this photo session with Ms. Brianna Sofia Alanis. 
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Mario & Celina E-session – Los Fresnos, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

This couple are totally meant for each other and what’s really special about them is how classic their love is. It’s as if you were reading a classic romance novel. Picture it, a writer meets a psychologist, and the array of intellect, charm and good looks create a spark and the result is evident in these photos.

I love how these photos turned out. The location was perfect. If you have never visited the Inn at Chachalaca Bend located in Los Fresnos, Texas I urge you to. It’s such a beautiful place. The two outfits the couple choose were perfect fit for both the indoor session and outdoor as well.

Mario and Celina I am beyond excited to photograph your wedding. It was a pleasure documenting your bridal shower Celina and conducting the engagement session as well but all the magic happens. Enjoy these sneak peeks.
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Celina Esparza Bridal Shower – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Celina’s bridal shower was delightful! It took place at The Club at Cimarron in Mission – Sharyland area. The part was a breakfast / brunch event with very good food. The house was packed with family and friends excited for Celina and Mario’s wedding. I found myself enjoying myself very much documenting this special event.

The event was fun filled with games and lots of laughs. The whole party was planned and orchestrated by Celina’s wonderful sister. And as you can see from the photos it was such a beautiful turn out. I am more than excited for this wedding to come already!

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Juan & Cassandra E-Session – Port Isabel, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Today this awesome couple is getting married! Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Hernandez. It’s a been a long way coming and I am truly happy this special day has finally arrived!

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A Wedding Journey – Baltazar & Cynthia – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

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It has been quite a journey with these two! Baltazar and Cynthia first of all I want to thank you for choosing me to document your love story, it has truly been a pleasure! The couple and I first met back in Dec 23, 2013 at my fist photo studio located on North 10th street in McAllen, Texas. Since then we have been meeting periodically. It has been such a blessing to see Cynthia and Baltazar grow together as a couple and finally seal the deal on June 6, 2015.

Not only did I get close to them but I also made a lot of great friends because I was introduced to their best friends. I am also extremely thankful to them because they took me and my shooting partner to Las Vegas, Nevada to document their bachelor and bachelorette party. Something like that is rare, especially when it is fully paid! I think that trip is when I really bonded with the couple.

Cynthia also hired me to photograph her graduation portraits at South Padre Island and that is where I begun to see her faith more lively. I love that I have seen this couples grow spiritually and build their relationship with The Lord and that has been such an amazing sight as well. Blessings upon blessings is what I think of when I think about this couple.

Photo Credit: Jessica Musick, Ben Briones

 

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Ronnie Sada Family – Hidalgo, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Memories are beautiful and that is why I love being a photographer. The opportunity God has given me to freeze a special moment in time that will forever be passed down in generations is just beyond me.

At the end of May I had the pleasure of photographing Roonie and her growing family. We went out to the Hidalgo Pump House in Hidalgo, Texas. Roonie wanted a country-green-rustic setting and that beautiful location lent itself well to what she was looking for.

As hot and humid as it was we had a great time and captured some precious moments of her girls and her deputy. Her little girl is so animated and just made the photoshoot much more fun. I know these images will forever be special for mama bear. Thank you Ronnie Sada for allowing me to photograph you and your family.

Special thanks to Veronica Briones for assisting.
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Laura Valdez Bridals – San Juan, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

The excitement of revealing bridal photos is just unbearable. Laura is unique girl. You saw her engagement session, which had a completely different style of this photo shoot but I think this one still takes the cake because she’s such a gorgeous girl. This was such a special bridal photo session because Laura’s parents and sister were present. I also had one of my super awesome friends, Felicia Sepulveda, of Shutterbug Photography helping me create these beautiful images for Mrs. Laura Valdez.

To top it off we choose such a beautiful unique wedding venue the Rio Grande Valley has to offer. Villa De Palmas in San Juan, Texas has been one of my go to venues lately because it’s a new discovery to me. It has so much to offer for all kinds of portrait photography.

Laura made such a beautiful bride. I love the mix of lace in her dress and the elegant look of her hair. Her style fit perfectly into the Spanish royal styling of the Villa De Palmas mansion. These are some of my ultimate favorite images from this photo session.

Photo Credit: Felicia Sepulveda, Ben Briones

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Stacie & Jordan Wedding – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

This wedding was my last wedding of 2014 and my first of 2015. Stacie and Jordan married on the brink of the New Years Eve and we were right there to celebrate with them. Rain or shine our job is to document life changing events in your life, and I can promise you it is worth having these types of memories around to pass on for generations.

Stacie is now living in Alaska with her husband, so for you complaining about this January cold weather we are facing here in the Rio Grande Valley, think of my bride! This girl is such a sweet gentle person. Her parents are amazing as well! Everyone that we encountered at this wedding were just beautiful people. It was cold and rainy on this wedding day but that didn’t stop anything from coming together. In my opinion, everything went flawless.

It’s not everyday a bride marries the man of her life on New Years Eve, whom is a honorable serviceman, and then moves to Alaska. Stacie and Jordan, this was truly a movie-like love story and I am grateful to have been a part of it.

Photos by: Ben Briones, Imanol Miranda

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