I am excited to enter the world of the “Quinceañeras”
I will be photographing my 2nd Quinceañera this year. Demetris will be filming and capturing every important ceremony , laughter, dance and the whole days events. I cant wait for the finished product, August 27th is the big day!! I am honored to be capturing those precious moments for Ashley and her family & friends .
Some of you might be unfamiliar with what a Quinceanera is, I can certainly tell you I had no idea what it was, I am of Latin descent being from Chile and raised in Australia we have some cultural differences so this was a learning experience for me, and I absolutely respect all it stands for! So for those who are unsure of what it represents please keep reading :) for those who are in the know :) take a peep @ my Pre-Session with the lovely Ashley J
“The Quinceaños, or la fiesta Quinceañera”, is a rite of passage for fifteen-year-old Latina girls. It is a family traditional celebration for young girls. Her family symbolically escorts the young girl into woman hood. A Latina enters her Quinceañera as a child but emerges as a young woman with new responsibilities. Those who know and love her will see and treat her differently from that day forward.
For Latinas from Latin American and Puerto Rico, this is an old tradition. The celebration as we know it today in the United States became popular in the 1930s and continues. the ways a Quinceañera is celebrated are changing with the times. Now many girls have combined the "American" concept of "sweet sixteen" with what would have been their Quinceañera.
A Quinceañera is a very special event happening only once in a girl’s life, so it is a time for rejoicing in the miracle of life and reaffirming one’s commitment to family, friends, tradition, and community.
For a Photographer it is important to understand the traditional customs in order to capture all the right images and moments of the day’s events! Very much like a mini wedding in my opinion :)
For more detailed information and history on Quinceañera read this article http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art40429.asp Below is the video Demetris Shot with his trusty Cannon T2i, using all manual vintage prime lenses, Olympus 50mm f1.4, Olympus 35mm f1.8 and processed through Apple Final Cut Pro 10