A girl who is having her 15th birthday is called a quinceañera. It is a combination of the Spanish words quince "fifteen" and años "years".The term may also be used to refer to a girl's 15th birthday party, although this is more often referred to as a "fiesta de quince años" or "fiesta de quinceañera."
In many countries in Latin America, it is customary to celebrate a girl's fifteenth birthday party in a very lavish manner. This celebration traditionally marks a girl's coming of age and afterwards she is considered a mature person who is ready to assume family and social responsibilities. It is somewhat equivalent to a debutante ball, or a coming-out party though these tend to be associated exclusively with the upper class whereas a quinceañera may be celebrated by people of all social strata.
In the United States it has traditionally been the sixteenth birthday which is celebrated most extravagantly as the "Sweet Sixteen", however the custom of the quinceañera is gaining traction in the United States in recent years, particularly among Latino families. [From https://www.thoughtco.com/]
Makeup and Details
What details should you bring for your photographer?
Details are a huge part of what makes your quinceanera unique. As photographers, we love to take photos of everything that is meaningful to you. Some ideas of things to bring for your photographer are:
- Ramo or bouquet (natural flowers highly recommended)
- Shoes, boots, decorated sneakers
- Hairpieces, crown`
- Bible and rosary
- Anything that may hold meaning to you (rings, necklaces, etc.)