Lucia’s Quinceanera in Lafayette Indiana
Lucia turned 15 with the love and support of her family and friends, and an awesome party! Her day started at home with hair and makeup. Her gorgeous pink dress made her look like a princess. When asked how many dresses she had to try on before finding the perfect dress, she said, “none!” She saw this dress while looking on-line and knew it was the one she wanted. And it was perfect for her special day. A Quinceanera signifies the transformation of a girl into womanhood.
We went to the train depot in Lafayette to do pictures and wait for the horse and carriage that would be picking up Lucia and her entourage. The cloudy sky made for a pretty background over the landscaping and train depot building. The carriage, from Indiana Carriage, pulled by Marty arrived and took Lucia and her sister and cousins for a ride around Lafayette. The drivers even treated them with ice cream along the way. We met up with them again at the Holiday Inn Lafayette-City Center where Lucia’s Quinceanera was to be held. The hotel has a grand stairway that is awesome for photos. We did group photos as family and friends arrived for the party.
After a delicious dinner, Lucia’s younger sister played “Happy Birthday” on her violin for her big sister. Then Lucia was seated on the dance floor and her oldest brother brought their mother a gift. It was a tiara which her mother placed upon Lucia’s head. Then her other brother brought their father another package. This one held high heeled shoes for The Changing of the Shoes where she shed her childish sneakers for the elegant high heels. She received her Last Doll from a cousin and another special gift from another.
After the ceremonies came the traditional first dances. She danced with her father, then the traditional waltz with her escort. The band El Principal played and the guests danced!
Congratulations, Lucia! Hopefully your mother’s heartfelt and inspirational message to you will help guide you during your life’s journey.
Thank you for choosing White Tiger Photographic to capture this very special day in the life of this very special young woman!