This is Part 2 of the Quinceañera I posted a few weeks ago – that was the pre-session, here’s the actual Quince. It was so much fun! It was my first one, and I wasn’t warned that the church portion would not be in English – it worked out great though, the one tip I got was to treat it like a wedding with no groom, and I would be fine. The Quince girl – Kari – was walked into the chapel by her Godparents, and I stayed alert the whole time, using all the cues I could to make sure I was in position all the time. Then we shot some fun formals, and then wound down at the reception later in the evening. Really cool tradition!
I’ve always wanted to shoot a Quinceanera, which is a coming of age in Latin American culture generally held on or around a girl’s 15th birthday – when my friend Patricia told me her coworker’s sister had one coming up, I sprang into action! I met with Deysi (cool name!) and Kari, they loved my wedding work and hired me on the spot. We set up this session a few days after that, and they were so incredibly prepared – Deysi and Kari’s mom made the beautiful bouquet just for the session. Loved it!
I still haven’t shot a Bar or Bat Mitzvah though. Let’s make it happen, people!