Sara’s Quince | Sacramento Quinceanera Photographer

Less than 2 weeks ago, I had the honor of working with the Pogemiller to capture their daughter’s quinceanera ceremony. Though I’ve done lots of weddings, this is my first time photographing a quinceanera. From the consultation to the planning to the day before the event, Sara’s Mom and I have been communicating so I was prepared. My husband, Henry, who is my 2nd shooter at weddings, even came along to help out since they are like family to us.

The church ceremony was scheduled to start at 2PM so at 12PM, we arrived at Sara’s house to catch the girls getting ready.

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They practiced their dance one last time and all the guys gave each other high fives before heading off.Sacramento's Quinceanera Wedding Photographers-34Sacramento's Quinceanera Wedding Photographers-59THE CHURCH CEREMONY:

We arrived at Good Shepherd Catholic Church and it was glorious! The sun was shining. The church has lots of windows so we had lots of natural light for the ceremony. It was a beautiful day for a quinceanera celebration.
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sacramento quinceanera photographer church ceremonyYou can tell that Sara was so nervous but as she looked around, she saw her family and friends smiling back at her so she beamed up.

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After the church ceremony concluded, we gathered all of her family and friends outside for a large family photo. Sacramento's Quinceanera Wedding Photographers-1-5Sacramento's Quinceanera Wedding Photographers-4-4Sacramento's Quinceanera Wedding Photographers-70Sacramento's Quinceanera Wedding Photographers-73Sacramento's Quinceanera Wedding Photographers-75

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Like a princess in a dream.
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Would you believe me if I tell you that these were taken in the parking lot right outside of the reception hall?Sacramento's Quinceanera Wedding Photographers-105

THE RECEPTION:

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The AZTEC DANCERS with their Blessings:

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After the cake cutting, Sara’s Dad, Steve, performed the quince tradition where the Father switched out his daughter’s tennis shoes and replaced them with dancing shoes. This signifies Sara’s transition from being a child to now being a young lady.

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After doing so, he reached out his hand and asked her to her first father & daughter dance.Sacramento's Quinceanera Wedding Photographers-121

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At the end of the father & daughter dance, her Grandpa came up to ask for her hand, followed by Sara’s Godfather and Uncles:

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I absolutely adore how happy Luis, her younger brother, looked while dancing with his sister at her quinceanera celebration.Sacramento's Quinceanera Wedding Photographers-144The best combination though, goes out to Sara and her sister, Eliza. They are so in sync with each other’s move. The swung all over the dance floor with so much smiles and laughters.Sacramento's Quinceanera Wedding Photographers-13 Sacramento's Quinceanera Wedding Photographers-17

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They had the best Mother & Daughter dance ever. Monica swung her, sang to her. She even spun her from the head like a puppet.
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Sara and her parents thanked everyone for coming to join the celebration. Sacramento's Quinceanera Wedding Photographers-120

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Now let the dancing begin!
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A few dancers decided to join in on the fun.
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Monica, Steve & Sara, thank you so much for allowing Henry and I the opportunity to share & capture something so amazing for your family. I hope you love the photos. I know you will treasure these for a really long time and I am so grateful you trusted me to help you document this milestone.

Tra

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