I’m Chilean so I know nothing about Quinceañeras except that those things are like weddings. If you don’t know what a quinceañera is, a simple google search ought to do it. When Maria José told me she didn’t want a quince but just some pictures on her birthday and memories with friends, I thought, what a great way to celebrate your birthday without the chaos. I want to wish her a happy birthday and share some of the images that she can look back on for years to come. Oh, to be 15 again….
I’m old enough to not remember what the heck a “promposal” is. If you haven’t heard, they’re a thing. A major thing. It’s like a proposal, but for prom. So.Much.Pressure.
I was at the beach today doing a completely different shoot, when out of the corner of my eye, I noticed this sweet, young man hiding behind one of the pier pillars holding some sunflowers. I love sunflowers, I think that’s what caught my attention. Then I noticed he had some friends holding some letters, so I had to ask. “What the heck is going on here?!!” I think that’s along the lines of what I said and he proceeded to tell me that it was a promposal. A PROMPOSAL?!! I asked myself in my head but didn’t want to seem uncool so I smiled and nodded like I understood.
I finally pieced it together and asked him if I could get pictures of it. Green light. So we waited. And waited some more. Then she finally arrived, but went in a different direction from what we were expecting so I had to do some mild aerobic exercise in the sand and walk very fast to catch up. I caught my breath and it was show time! I’ve never witnessed a promposal before so it was exciting. AND SHE SAID YES!!! Then I went back to my photo shoot.
Eduardo was kind enough to let me share these pics with you guys. Have fun at prom!
This was a really, really fun shoot. These girls brought their game face on and were ready to be fierce and intimidate whoever dares to go against them. Grrrrr…. Let’s play ball!
I got in my truck and headed east today. Wasn’t sure where I was going, but I was on a mission. I ended up outside of Palm Springs and then took the tram up the very very very tall mountain. I must say it was a good day ❤️
I’ve been called crazy and weird before because I LOVE that new baby smell. Love it. LOVE.IT. And the farther away my own children get from the time they were tiny babies, the more I seem to long for that new baby smell. So whenever the opportunity arises to be around a precious baby, any baby, I jump at the chance. Don’t judge me.
Olivia arrived to a home with two little brothers and all of a sudden the house was filled with pink ribbons, flowery dresses and smiley faces. I treasured every second of this shoot. Precious.❤️