Posted on March 24, 2020
Excited to share these beautiful engagement photos taken a few weeks back at Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco, Texas. My couple and I had originally planned to go to San Antonio, Texas to take their photos there but due to this COVID-19 scare we decided to take the photos in our own backyard.
The couple wanted something with a lot of greenery and well Estero Llano was one of the options I presented to them and I am glad they chose it. This state park is so beautiful and has so much to work with. I was able to take the couple along different walking areas each giving us a distinct look all from the same location. The place is also super mega affordable. Cost is only $5 per person. I am really happy how these outdoor engagement photos came out. I also shot in 35mm film and can’t wait to develop and post those here. Please enjoy our favorite shots from this engagement photo shoot.
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Posted on February 24, 2020
Super excited to share our very first quince portrait session of 2020. We shot these photos are one of our favorite locations; Casa Polonia, located in Weslaco, Texas. When Zarah’s mom described her dress to me I knew that Casa Polina would be the perfect location to photographer her. Marlene (mom) is a returning client. We photographed her engagement photos and wedding day and I am very grateful that she thought about us again to capture this milestone for her family. These are my favorite photos from this Quince Portrait Session at Casa Polonia in Weslaco, Texas.
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Posted on December 9, 2019
Check out this beautiful surprise engagement shot at Estero Llano Grande in Weslaco, Texas. Kody and I had met a few weeks before to chat and plan how this was going to unfold. If you are planning a surprise engagement I would advise planning something out with your photographer so you can get great photos and video captured. Kody and I came up with simple plan. He was going to book me for “couples photos” for their anniversary and during the shoot we would go back to the car to get some bug spray but we were really getting the ring he had hidden. We placed the ring in my lens belt and went back to the location and continued this “couples photos” to celebrate their anniversary. Little did Jasmine know she was going to be proposed to.
Here are our favorite shots from this surprise engagement!
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Posted on October 7, 2019
Rolly and Jessica are such a sweet couple. When they laid out their vision for the engagement session I was fully on board. I suggest we book the famous Casa Polonia located in Weslaco, Texas and finish off the photo shoot downtown Weslaco. The couple brought their beautiful doberman Hera to the shoot, which made their photos 10x better. Hera even has her own instagram! Having their dog at the session relaxed the couple and got them into the flow of the shoot.
I love that the couple planned three outfits. My favorite was the John Wick style outfit and photos. Rolly sported some boots that gave us the “Texas Look” but still allowed for overlap of classy-casual. Jessica wore a gorgeous simple white dress along with two body suites that really showed off her beauty. Here are my favorite shots from this engagement session.
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Posted on January 23, 2019
Excited to share Gabie and Manuel’s engagements that we took at the popular photo shoot venue in Weslaco, Texas, Casa Polonia! We did a set of outdoor and indoor photos for them. This couple was so much fun to work with. They trusted me with some of my crazy angles and ideas and I’m glad they did because I really love how their photos came out.
Although I love all of them, I have a few favorite because of the meaning behind them. The first one is the one with the blue color gel light; I love that one because it adds a mood to something often shot and I also love it because they trusted me to get out of my comfort zone to be creative. The second photo I’m super proud of is the McDonald’s ice cream cone engagement shot because they said their first date many years ago was at that same park with two delicious ice cream cones.
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Posted on December 9, 2018
Yesterday we photographed this beautiful brides wedding and I’m super excited to finally show off her bridal portraits shot at the famous Casa Polonia in Weslaco, Texas!
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Posted on December 2, 2018
This weekend I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful grad, Mrs. Cynthia Jasso. She is graduating with her Masters in from Texas A&M University-Commerce. We decided on taking her graduation photos at the famous Weslaco park called Estero Llano Grande State Park. I really love the way these photos came out. It had been a while since I had shot there at the park. There was a special moment during the session when Sara pointed out a tree full of butterflies and Cynthia was able to reach out to one and it walked right on to her finger and we took some beautiful shots of that. Here are my favorite shots from this photo session!
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Posted on August 20, 2018
A few weeks back I took these beautiful engagement photos of Bobby and Priscilla at the gorgeous Casa Poloina located in Weslaco, Texas. The couple are getting married soon and wanted to take some beautiful couples but also includes their handsome son. I love how bold their outfits choices where.
We chose Casa Polonia because of the beautiful indoor and outdoor settings it has to offer. The couple fit right in because they have such great style. I was also surprised by how helpful the owner was. Once we got there Mike, the owner, helped with their son and carried him while we shot the couple. Later on in the shoot we added their son to the photos and I also love how sweet those came out! The couple got a engagement-family photo session infusion photo shoot. Here are my favorite photos from this session!
Photo Credit: Lourdes Paz, Ben Briones
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Posted on April 11, 2018
Turning 80 years old is something special and should be be celebrated! We were recently hired to photograph a special birthday party at Pimiento’s Event Center in Weslaco, Texas! Here are out favorite shots from this 80th Birthday Party Celebration!
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Posted on April 3, 2018
We celebrated Vanessa’s big 3-0 with beautiful unique birthday portraits. Ms. Vanessa chose to take her portraits at the Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco, Texas, one of my personal favorite locations to take pictures at. I have worked with Vanessa before so the photo shoot went smoothly because we felt comfortable with each other.
Our birthday girl chose to two amazing outfits to celebrate her birthday! I loved the selection because they went well with the greenery and scenery of Estero Llano! Here are some of my favorites shots from this photo shoot!
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Posted on March 8, 2018
Last weekend I photographed this beauty. Lola, is the daughter of a good friend. She wanted to take her daughter’s photos for her birthday so we setup a photoshoot at her aunts private residence in Weslaco, Texas.
She wanted a dreamy type photo shoot and I think we achieved that! I love how the photos came out. Here are some of my favorite shots!
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Posted on July 19, 2017
Pretty in pink, Miss Jayda Gabrielle looked stunning in her Quinceañera portraits that we took at Casa Polonia located of Texas Boulevard in Weslaco, TX. The location’s timeless elegance went great with Jayda’s beautiful Quinceañera dresses. Jayda began her photo session wearing her classic soft pink gown, and later changed into a less formal hot pink dress. We took advantage of the diversity of the location, which made Jayda’s portraits look amazing!
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Posted on July 29, 2016
David and Cynthia Fuentes are two God loving people who are bringing another life into this world. You could see the excitement on their faces as they celebrated this event with their friends and family at Arturo’s Bar and Grill in Weslaco, Texas. It is true what they say about the glow a woman gets while being pregnant, Cynthia was truly a sight to see. Such a beautiful mother.
The simple happiness that surrounds them both lit up the pink and gold adorned room. Everyone had laughs as they played games. The whole family was filled with joy at thsi event and we had a pleasure documenting it.
Cynthia and David God bless you and your family from Ben Briones Studios.
Photo Credit: Jessica Musick
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Posted on July 4, 2015
Mr. Jaime and his awesome mother reached out to us first for a photo both for this unique Hawaiian Luau in Weslaco, Texas. Soon after this family booked our photo booth they also hired us for photography services.
The excitement for me comes when we document these small backyard parties. Why, you may be asking? Well it all comes down to my mission of becoming a household name and being part of the community. I want to bring value to everyone even when they don’t have a grand wedding budget. I want to be the people’s photographer.
Although I, Ben Briones, personally did not cover this event due the fact that I was out of town in Austin, Texas photographing a engagement session for another set of clients, my trust worthy-skilled associate Jessica Musick took on this unique birthday party! My client wanted to enjoy her son’s birthday without having to be behind and camera and greeting guest and we delivered on just that!
Photo Credit: Jessica Musick
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