Special Photo Sessions For Your Quinceanera
There are few rites of passage as special as a Quinceanera celebration for a young woman. In many Latin American traditions, XV birthdays bring together family and friends for a singular event to mark a girl’s official entry into adulthood. Some parts of this celebration are more formal, but many others are simply meant to be fun. No matter how the quinceanra is planned, it is intended to strengthen the family, build community, and celebrate what lies ahead. Before considering some cool, new ways to mark your quinceanera with photography, it’s helpful to understand the roots of this incredible tradition!
Traditional elements of a quinceanera
Sometimes called a fiesta de quince, there are several different expressions of quinceaneras around the globe. Typically, the celebration will include some traditional or religious expressions. Because much of Latin America is rooted in a Catholic tradition, many quinceaneras begin with a mass. In Mexico, for instance, XV birthdays often start with a thanksgiving mass where the teenager wears a pink dress, thought to symbolize purity.
Other traditional elements and symbols may be woven into the mass portion of the quinceanera. Official clergy or priests will speak blessings. A tiara may be awarded to the birthday girl to remind her of her family. Communion will be offered as a sign of the community’s thanks and faith in the future for this young woman. Much like a wedding, attendants will dress formally for this portion of the quinceanera.
Receptions and parties
While not all XV birthdays celebrated in Latin America include a formal mass, they all include a party! The party is meant to be celebratory and fun, but it also has many standard elements. A formal entrance and toast often kick off the festivities. There are planned dances, and many families are choosing to include group-choreographed dances to entertain the guests. Birthday gifts are expected for the young lady, and the partying often goes on late into the night.
Making the memories last
As more people look for ways to make their XV birthdays memorable and unique, Cancun Studios has come up with two new packages that are sure to make heads turn. First, a Splatter Paint Party Photo Session allows the birthday girl and four friends to have a fun, creative paint party that will be documented by incredible pictures. Second, an underwater photo session for just the birthday girl is shot at a pool with professional backgrounds and lighting. Both of these incredible packages will help document the week of a quinceanera in a new way. Cancun Studios is the most trusted, popular choice for photography in Cancun. Book your session today!
After the Splash Paint Party for the Quinceanera and friends, starts the real fun for the Underwater Photo Session.