• Janet Garcia Trujillo

Brianna's Quinceañera Photos in Glendale, Arizona

Brianna celebrated her quinceañera in September. And can you guess what her quince theme was? It was a Mexican Theme Quinceañera! In this blog post, I'm going to share a few photos from Brianna's Quinceañera. Scroll down and admire the beautiful black ball gown dress with colorful flowers.


Brianna's Quince Portraits

For this photo session, we went to Sahuaro Ranch Park in Glendale, AZ. Since her dress and theme was giving a rustic feeling, I thought Sahuaro Ranch Park was the perfect location. Sahuaro Ranch Park has that ranch and rustic look.



Brianna had nine chambelanes, eight damas, and three flower girls as part of her court of honor. The majority of them are cousins that travel to be with her and celebrate her quince.


Meet Brianna's sister-in-law, mom, dad, and brother (left to right). Brianna and her family celebrated her quince at La Princesa venue (59th Ave and Indian School Rd. Location).


These are only a handful of photos that I capture for Brianna and her family. If you would like to see more photos, click the following links:

Brianna's Quince Portraits - click here

Brianna's Quinceañera Pictures - click here

What did I do differently?

For Brianna's quince, I was more aware of my surroundings. Photographing a live event, like a quinceañera celebration, it's challenging to plan and pose everyone. Everything is happening in real-time that one cannot just pause and freeze everyone while trying to find the perfect angle. I did my best. I spotted the place and figured out where I can stand as I entered the venue.


Before, I wasn't aware of the tiny details at were happening or appeared in the background. Now, my goal every time I'm about to take a picture is to check my composition and then pose the quinceañera and her family.


What did I learn from photographing this quinceañera?

One thing I learned from this quinceañera is to use my wide-angle lens. My 50mm LIVES with my camera. I never take off. So, when I was taking group pictures during Brianna's quince, I realize that I needed to change my lens.


I ran to my camera bag, get my Sigma 20mm 1.4 lens, detached my fifty nifty from my camera and attached my 20mm lens. I had everyone waiting for me, so I doubled check my composition and took the picture.


And OMG! I was so thankful that I always carry this lens with me. The 20mm lens helped me get everyone in one frame. No one was cut off and I still had a little wiggle room.


My 20mm lens will always be in my camera bag no matter what!




Personal Note from the Author:


It’s the beginning of the year, and what’s on my mind right now is what 2020 means for me, my business and my family.


Sure, I may not be curing cancer, but my photography helps families celebrate their traditions and the images I capture help preserve memories for a lifetime.


Simply put, I love being a quinceañera and family photographer.


I’m excited to continue helping my clients celebrate life and capture memories for them.


What do you love about what you do?

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