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!
Amanda and Kurk Engaged in Peru Indiana
Amanda and Kurk’s wedding is coming up in early August. We met them in Logansport, Indiana at Spencer Park for their engagement session. We had not been to this park before so didn’t know what to expect.
The park was a pleasant surprise with a river winding through it and picnic area. Walking along the river to find the perfect spots for photos was relaxing and fun with this great couple. We are looking forward to seeing them again in just a few weeks!
Devin and Theresa Engaged in Michigan City, Indiana
Devin and Theresa have a lovely property in Michigan City where we met with them to do their engagement session. This unique location had everything from tractors and an old Chevy truck to out buildings to use as backgrounds.
We will be seeing this fun couple in August at St. Stanislaus church in Michigan City for their wedding.
Dani and Ray engaged in South Bend IN
Dani and Ray picked the Shiojiri Niwa Japanese Garden for their Engagement Session. We love these gardens as there are so many special spots to choose as backgrounds for our fun and loving couple.
We will see them again in October at their wedding st St. Hedwig Memorial Center in South Bend.
Ashley and Javarias (JJ) Married in South Bend Indiana
JJ knew Ashley was the one for him when they met in the Seventh Grade. It took a few years, but they finally were married at the Red Barn at St. Patrick Park in South Bend. They had hoped that it would be a cool Spring day for their wedding, but it was toasty and humid!
JJ and his guys got ready at the Private Cabin about a half mile from the barn. Ashley and her girls got ready in the air conditioned building at the Red Barn site. The wedding ceremony was held at the Gazebo. Ashley, JJ and their three children participated.in the sand ceremony as Ashley’s Father sang for them. We did some group photos at the gazebo then moved down by the river for some shad to finish up..
They had a wine bar under the pavilion. The reception was held in the Red Barn. It was warm and our bride took desperate measures to cool down! Nobody ever tells you how hot wedding dresses are!
Thank you, Ashley and JJ for choosing White Tiger Photographic to capture your special day!