As a Native Texan, I have heard all my life about Quinceaneras, but I’ve never had an opportunity to be involved in one — until recently.
For the uninitiated and the gueros like myself, a Quinceanera is an extremely special 15th birthday party for a young Latina. Celebrations vary, but they typically include a Celebration Mass at church followed by a public presentation and a great big party.
One thing I learned is that Quinceanera portraits are just about as “TOP SECRET” as bridal portraits. They may not be revealed until after the big day when our young woman is presented in her gorgeous dress. and the official formal portrait is unveiled. I thought that would be a problem because Mabel is one muchacha bonita! I could hardly wait to share her portraits. . . .
But alas — I am so behind in my blogging that it wasn’t an issue at all.
So here she is. And all I can say is ISN’T SHE LOVELY? QUE BONITO!
Bonito? Bonita? DANG, I wish I had learned Spanish! Muy LINDO,
Miss Mabel, you are a beautiful and extremely sweet young lady — in ANY language. I wish you the best. The world is YOURS!