Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Quinceañeras, which celebrates the 15th birthday for girls, is a rite of passage. This young woman posed for me just before she and her family and friends entered the Cathedral in El Centro to begin the celebration. Perfect for Valentine's Day as an expression of love and life!!

19 comments:

Olivier said...

tres bon choix pour feter la st valentin. Elle est tres mignonne dans cette jolie robe, souhaite lui un bon anniversaire.


very good choice to celebrate St Valentine. It is very nice in this nice dress, wishes him a happy birthday.

Lavender Lady said...

I agree! I love Quincenerras. They are a wonderful family celebration of a young ladies rite of passage.

Fay said...

She looks sweet. How nice it was to be 15!

Andreea said...

very pretty. i didn't know about this celebration

Kim said...

How lovely. So glad you could capture the moment. Felicidades a ella, y tu tambien.

Carlos said...

They wear gorgeous dresses and dance a waltz with her father. Then everybody celebrates till late at night. I used to see some girls in Cuba riding in old American cars or in carriages on the way to the party (they have a long photo session first). I like to see illusion in their faces.

isabella said...

Picture of loveliness...Oh, to be 15 again ;-)

photowannabe said...

Beautiful girl and a beautiful picture. Its a wonderful family celebration.

Chris & Deb said...

a beautiful photo of a beautiful girl! Happy Valentine's Day Kate!

The Wellspring said...

Lovely photo of this celebration! Happy Valentines Day from Quito!

Lessie said...

Super-perfecto! She is lovely.

GiuCe said...

Beauty pic...
I wish you good St. Valentine ^^

Jazzy said...

that's a perfect Valentine's photo Kate.
happy Valentine's day!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I'm so glad that my daughters are 5 and 2! It will be a while before I have to deal with stuff like this. It's going to be really hard for me.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

She looks a lot older than 15 but then again, most kids today do.

Oy, I sound like an old man.

Mimmu said...

She is like a precious, beautiful flower.
Greetings to a warm Mexico and to you, Kate!

slinger said...

The last Quincenerras I was at was held at Our Lady of Guadalupe down on Concord Street in St Paul quite a few years ago.

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

She's so pretty and perfect on valentine's day. Thank you for sharing :-)

Waldo Oiseau said...

Kate, now that you're back home (and not posting for a bit?), you should rent the movie "Quinceañera." It's out on DVD now and is a lovely story about quinceaneras, family, and love. (Pretty sure you can find it at Blockbuster and/or netflix.)