Joe & Theresa Engagement Party – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Joe and Theresa’s engagement party was such an adventure.

I took on this event on a Sunday. I first met with Theresa and her mom at Moonbeans in McAllen one afternoon to discuss my services and after just sitting their with them for a while I knew they were the type of people God purposely places in my path to serve. Theresa and her mom are true servants of Jesus and I know that Joe to has dedicated his servitude to the kingdom of God.

In the 7-years I have been a photographer I have photographed 3 traditional indian engagement celebrations but this once was my first Catholic ceremony. It gets better. At our meeting Theresa’s mom wanted to include traditional Mexican cultura into her daughter’s event, so she asked for mentioned that they were looking for a certain type of entertainment for their guest who were visiting the Rio Grande Valley for the first time. Low and behold, they integrated folklorico dancers into the already eventful night of dance performances.

I loved everything about this day. You could really tell how in love Joe and Theresa are. And that’s only because I just met Joe that day of the event since he is from Chicago. I knew we were bros as soon as he shared his love for Taco Palenque A.K.A. Taco P.

The day begin with both my shooting partner Laura Soria and I capturing some precious moments during the couples preparation. From there we then traveled over to Theresa’s home church, Syro Malabar Catholic Church in Edinburg, Texas. They had a beautiful choir and a gorgeous ceremony. Then we made our way over to the Edinburg City Hall to take the couples formal portraits. Lastly we then finished the day at Mayrin Banquet Hall, where the couple celebrated with family and friends.

Enough talk. I will let our images take over the conversation.

Photo Credit: Laura Soria, Veronica Briones, Ben Briones.



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