Ashley and Juan Wedding – Hacienda San Juan – Ben Briones Studios

Ashley and Juan’s Wedding day began at their parents home. It was a special sight to see the couple getting ready with their family. The couple currently lives in Austin, Texas, where we took their engagement photos, so to be back home on such a momentous day must have been very exciting for everyone. The couple had a beautiful catholic ceremony at Holy Spirt in McAllen, Texas where we also took their wedding day portraits. On the way to their venue in San Juan, Texas we stopped at the Basilica Of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle – National Shrine to take more photos of the couple. Finally we ended the night with a beautiful reception at the gorgeous rebranded wedding venue now known as Hacienda San Juan located in San Juan, Texas. Here are my favorite photos from their wedding day.

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Perez Wedding – Riverside Club – Ben Briones Studios

Love this beautiful simple wedding I shot at the Riverside Club in Mission, Texas. The bride was filipino and the groom hispanic so the fusion of both cultures was beautiful. The venue was perfect for the theme, y’all need to check out this beautiful location if you are ever in Granjeno, Texas. Here are some of my favorite shots from this wedding! PerezWedding_BLOG_BBSPerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-2PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-3PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-5PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-6PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-7PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-8PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-9PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-10PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-11PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-12PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-13PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-15PerezWedding_BLOG_BBS-16

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Bocanegra Wedding – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Photographing small weddings is always delightful because they just feel a tiny bit more special. The couples usually are excited and so is there family. I photographed this small wedding at The Wedding Gal Chapel in McAllen, Texas owned by Ms. Terry Perez. The wedding took no longer than 45mins and it was beautiful. Here are my favorite shots from this small wedding.

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Bianca and Tony Engagement Session – La Estrella Ranch – Mission, Texas

Last Monday I got to photograph this lovely couple at the La Estrella Ranch in Mission, Texas. When we met they were looking for something rustic and western and we picked the perfect location. Their outfits were spot with the theme they were going for and the couple really enjoyed the location.

Although not seen in the shots the ranch had a this very playful chocolate lab who kept bring her toy ball to us to play catch the whole hour we were at the venue. It was very cute. I love the red outfits the couple chose to shoot in when we had daylight and then they changed out to something more formal for the evening, which was perfect for the night setting. Here are some of my favorite shots from this engagement photo session. 10.01.18_HighRes_Bianca Juan Engagement Session_BBS-9817_WEB10.01.18_HighRes_Bianca Juan Engagement Session_BBS-9926_WEB10.01.18_HighRes_Bianca Juan Engagement Session_BBS-0017_WEB10.01.18_HighRes_Bianca Juan Engagement Session_BBS-0054_WEB10.01.18_HighRes_Bianca Juan Engagement Session_BBS-0199_WEB10.01.18_HighRes_Bianca Juan Engagement Session_BBS-0157_WEB10.01.18_HighRes_Bianca Juan Engagement Session_BBS-0097_WEB10.01.18_HighRes_Bianca Juan Engagement Session_BBS-0296_WEB

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Bobby & Priscilla Wedding – Monica’s Banquet Hall – San Juan, Texas

Bobby and Priscilla’s wedding was such a beautiful event from beginning to end. We started off with them when they were getting ready and ended the night with them eating menudo! The couple and their son looked amazing that day! We had previously photographed their engagements months back but capturing their wedding day was very special!

Bobby and Priscilla got married at Monica’s Banquet Hall in San Juan, Texas. It’s a beautiful venue off N. Cesar Chavez. They had both their ceremony and reception at this wedding venue. In between we took the couple to the Hummingbird SpringsHummingbird Springs outdoor venue in Donna, Texas for their couples photos. Here are some of our favorite shots from this wedding!

Photo Credit: Sara Yanez, Ben Briones

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Roche Wedding – Arelis Celebration Hall- Mission, Texas -Ben Briones Studios

John and Michelle tied the knot on a beautiful summer day! The couple got married at the beautiful ballroom Arelis Celebration Hall located in Mission, Texas. The couple were surrounded with their family and friends as they ate, drank and laughed. Our favorite part was the sparklers during the couples dance but along with that special moment there were many more captured. Here are some of our favorite shots from this wedding.

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Perla & Fabian Wedding – Salon Real Del Valle – Edinburg, Texas

Everyone’s wedding is unique and this love story was extremely special! Perla & Fabian have been together for a long time and their love keeps growing. At the wedding you could see the glow in their eyes for each other and that such a sight to see! Perla looked gorgeous in her bridal dress and Fabian looked dapper in his smokey gray suite!

The couple had their ceremony at the Saint Theresa Of Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Edcouch, Texas. It was a beautiful church and ceremony, Then the couple had their reception at the beautiful S2018-06-04_00262018-06-04_00272018-06-04_00282018-06-04_00292018-06-04_00302018-06-04_00342018-06-04_00312018-06-04_00322018-06-04_00352018-06-04_00332018-06-04_00362018-06-04_00372018-06-04_00382018-06-04_00392018-06-04_00402018-06-04_00412018-06-04_00422018-06-04_00432018-06-04_00442018-06-04_00452018-06-04_00462018-06-04_00472018-06-04_00482018-06-04_00512018-06-04_00502018-06-04_00492018-06-04_00522018-06-04_00652018-06-04_00682018-06-04_00692018-06-04_00662018-06-04_00672018-06-04_00742018-06-04_00632018-06-04_00622018-06-04_00582018-06-04_00602018-06-04_00592018-06-04_00642018-06-04_00572018-06-04_00712018-06-04_00722018-06-04_00732018-06-04_00752018-06-04_00762018-06-04_00702018-06-04_00562018-06-04_00532018-06-04_00542018-06-04_00552018-06-04_00612018-06-04_00792018-06-04_0078

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Client Review

Picking ben was by far the best decision my husband and I made. His work ethic is impeccable. Our wedding day was so easy with him and his assistant Lourdes shooting it. They were so helpful throughout the day getting every detailed shot they could. He even helped us plan how our day would go! He was an amazing help and I can’t wait to see how amazing our photos came out!!

Ashley and Joey Wedding – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Nothing better than getting married close to Christmas time! This beautiful couple tied the knot surrounded with family and friends. The couple had their ceremony at the beautiful Sacred Heart Church in Edinburg, Texas. We then took the bridal party to the Edinburg City Hall and then the bride and groom finished their portrait session at a private residence.

The couple then celebrated their marriage with family and friends at one newest venues in the Rio Grande Valley, the Palazzio Event Center in Alamo, Texas.  The party was filled with lots of fun, emotions and laughter. Here are some of my favorite shots from this wedding.

Photo Credit: Lourdes Paz, Ben Briones 12.23.17_HighRes_Ashley Joey Wedding_BBS-6935_WEB12.23.17_HighRes_Ashley Joey Wedding_BBS-3261_WEB

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Ashley & Gaspar Wedding – Mario’s Banquet Hall – Ben Briones Studios

Ashley and Gaspar has a beautiful intimate wedding at Mario’s Banquet Hall in Mission, Texas by Terry The Wedding Gal. Surrounded by family and friends these two love birds enjoyed an evening of dancing, laughter and family. Best wishes to the couple! Here are some of our favorite shots from this wedding. 03.10.18_PRINT_TheWeddingGal_MariosBallroom_BBS-0065_WEB03.10.18_PRINT_TheWeddingGal_MariosBallroom_BBS-0367_WEB03.10.18_PRINT_TheWeddingGal_MariosBallroom_BBS-0751_WEB

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Vanessa & Charles Wedding – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

About a month ago we photographed this beautiful wedding in McAllen for our clients Vanessa & Charles! They are such a loving and amazing couple. I really love how their photos turned out.

The couple got ready at two different places; the bride at their home and the groom at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel in McAllen, Texas. Vanessa and Charles then had their ceremony at The Gala Special Events Center. It was a small beautiful ceremony. We then took the couple to the McAllen Public Library to take unique wedding day portraits of them, which turned out to be very cool! The couple ended the night back at The Gala Event center where they enjoyed a reception filled with family, friends, good food and drink and fun dancing!

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Maritza & Joel – RGV Horsemanship School at JHK Equestrian Country Club – Ben Briones Studios

THROW BACK THURSDAY

We took this beautiful couple’s engagement photos at the very own RGV Horsemanship School at JHK Equestrian Country Club in Edinburg, Texas. Love how the photos came out! The staff and owner of the country club was amazing with us! Very excited to finally share these great engagement photos of this couple with everyone.

Check out my favorite shots from this engagement session!
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Client Review

Onieda and Osiel – San Benito, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Oni and I grew up together so being the photographer at her wedding was super special. I use to go over to her house to hangout with her brother Marco and play music. Many times we would all walk home together from our high school to hangout and on her wedding night we all walked together down the isle on her special day!

Oni and Osiel put their trust in my team and I to capture their special day and I think they will be pleased with what we produced. The couple had a beautiful outdoor wedding at Oak Hills Event Center in San Benito, Texas. The wedding started right at sundown. The wedding went into the night where the romantic setting of the venue really was on display. Some of my favorite shots were of their first dance and when they danced with their mother. Along with those moments here are some of my favorite shots from the wedding.

Photo Credit: Lourdes Paz, Ben Briones
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HHD to SSD to HHD – Ben Briones Studios

ADVICE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

In 2016 I had a major hard drive failure with a 1TB Seagate and a 4TB Lacie, which were both regular Hard Drives. I lost client wedding photos but months later was able to recover them!

After that incident I went from HHDs to SSDs because they are much more reliable, faster and portable. Today I’ve officially gone back to HDDs and let me tell you why.

In the photography industry there is always innovation. Things get smaller, faster, better built, more intelligent and easier to access. In 2017 I had issues with the amount of space I had to backup my files. 1TB was not enough for the pace my studio was growing plus the amount of video production gigs we are booking. So quickly my 1TB SSDs ran out of space and we had to turn to the cloud to backup storage space. Files where spread everywhere and that was not safe. I was using both Dropbox Pro and Amazon Drive, plus a combo of different SSD and regular HD drives.

The issue is not that HHD are not reliable it’s how safe you keep them. Safety means not moving them, good enclosures and having enough space that you won’t have to be saving files anywhere else.

In 2018 we are working with 4TB of local HHD space for the year on RAID 1. We are also using Adobe Lightroom to backup and archive files because dragging and dropping files or folders from a mounted memory card to a hard drive is faulty. I advice all photographers to setup their Lightroom, Photo Mechanic’s or even iPhoto app to backup your files when you mount your memory card.

I can’t dictate how you should backup your files but I would give you this advice. Always back them up right after your shoot or event and double that backup because those pictures are one in a lifetime memories that you might not be able to replace. Ready my personal story on that here: https://benbriones.com/2017/04/23/mistakes-of-a-photographer-ben-briones-studios/