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What is a Quinceañera?

The quinceañera has its origins many centuries ago, when both boys and girls participated in rites of passage. To prepare for womanhood, girls were separated from other children at a certain age so the elder women could teach them about their future roles as members of family and community. During the official rites of passage, the community would thank the gods for the future wives and mothers, and the young women would vow to

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Quinceañera Expo

This weekend I did my first Quinceañera show and it was freaking awesome! Having just moved from Seattle to Los Angeles, I didn’t have a lot of time to put things together and a week before the show, I was barely ordering prints from Adorama Pix in New York #PanicAttack. But for being my first time doing a quince expo, it went great and

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Portrait Photo Shoot w/ Model Kayla Gilman

Model portrait session! It’s something a little different than what I normally do, but I’m glad I did this shoot. Kayla has been a model for a few years and has done work for some of the biggest clothing retailers, including Nordstrom.

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