I was so ridiculously excited when I received the e-mail from Bria’s mom asking me to photograph Bria’s Quince Anos celebration! In case you are unfamiliar, most Latino cultures celebrate their girls’ fifteenth birthday as her rite of passage into womanhood. It is a huge party and I’ve seen quinceaneras that are more elaborate than many weddings!! Bria’s father is from Panama and her aunts brought her a full traditional Panamanian quince anos dress, complete with the ornate headpiece! The headpiece is actually many pieces and it takes hours to carefully place each one perfectly!
How adorable is Bria’s cousin, who came all the way from Panama to celebrate!
I love love LOVE the orange shoes!!
I just can’t get over how cute these guys are!!
There is a traditional father-daughter dance…these guys were incredible!
Bria was just so poised!
Happy Birthday, Bria!