quinceanera cousins

  • Mar 9, 2012

How I love celebrating life events, meaningful transitions, the passage of time; focusing on the blessing of each human soul and recognizing God’s role in our lives. Quinceanera is replete with sweet traditions: gifting the last doll and the first pair of high heels, the waltz, candles and gratitude expressed to aunts and uncles, parents and teachers.

I love the way an entire family rallies around the quinceanera girl– one aunt provides the cake, Grandma buys the dresses, Uncle Joe hires the band– gathering to honor and celebrate a girl simply for being herself.

As I photographed Ariana and Katherine, I tried to keep them looking young, but you can see they are changing moment to moment from girls to women.

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Happy Quinceanera darling girls! You will change lives, move mountains and steal hearts; you are a force for tremendous good.
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7 Comments

  1. Reply

    k. novella

    March 10, 2012

    my 3 yo is looking over my shoulder as i read this and she says, “oh mom, they look like disney princesses.” gorgeous photos, michelle! they are just beautiful.

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    Tifani

    March 10, 2012

    These young women are impossibly beautiful. I hope their ceremony is as lovely as they appear to be.

  3. Reply

    Carrie

    March 10, 2012

    These are beautiful pictures! 🙂

  4. Reply

    Cath

    March 10, 2012

    Drop dead gorgeous. Both of them. I want a dress like that! 😉

  5. Reply

    Rachelle

    March 11, 2012

    Beautiful!!

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    Claudia

    March 12, 2012

    What a gift you have dear friend for capturing a person’s light. These girls are lucky to have this precious time of their lives captured so elegantly through your lens. Thank you!

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    Claudia

    March 12, 2012

    What a gift you have dear friend for capturing a person’s light. These girls are lucky to have this precious time of their lives captured so elegantly through your lens. Thank you!

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