A quinceanera is, in Spanish speaking regions, the celebration of a woman’s fifteenth birthday! It is a beautiful transition into womanhood. The birthday girl undergoes a formal ceremony followed by an elaborate celebration with her family and friends. I had the honor of photographing Kimberly’s quinceanera at El Dorado Regional Park in Long Beach (Los Angeles).
Kimberly is a sweet girl who has a colorful personality, which can be seen by the colors in her room.
Kimberly’s ceremony with her family and friends.
Since the girls wanted to have some fun pictures, I asked them to pose as if they were on “America’s Next Top Model” or like the “Sex and the City” girls. We picked a shady place in El Dorado Regional Park (Long Beach) and they just added their own sass and flair with little facilitation from me.
Kimberly’s mom and dad!
…was followed by the changing of shoes ceremony whereas the father of the birthday girl changes her shoes.
Kimberly and her friends “got down” the rest of the evening…literally.
These kids were amazing dancers! It makes me jealous of their dexterous forms. And look in the back! Julie – my awesome assistant – was there to help me photograph this quinceanera since Doug had another wedding to attend to at Summit House in Fullerton.
What a birthday party! I never had any birthday parties this elaborate. Mine usually ends up at BJ’s or Yardhouse where their selection of brews is mind blowing.