Alejandra’s Quinceañera During COVID-19 | November 2020

Turning 15 in 2020

Living through a pandemic is no easy task, and it’s even harder to celebrate a birthday as big as 15 during one! Father, Alex, wanted to make sure that his baby girl still got the party she deserved even with obstacles in the way. Scroll along to see how the Otero family celebrated Alejandra’s 15th birthday!

  1. Portraits of the Birthday Girl
  2. A Small Party with a BIG Surprise!
  3. Celebration Décor, Gifts, & Shoe Tradition
  4. Dinner at Antonio’s
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Portraits of the Birthday Girl

Before the party began, we went to the local dock to capture the sunset with the birthday girl. Alejandra and I raced to capture these portraits before her guests were to arrive!

A Small Party with a BIG Surprise!

The night unfolded with close family and food for Alejandra. It wasn’t until six o’clock came that the big surprise could be seen and heard! Alex hired a mariachi band to serenade his daughter and her guests; the room was quickly filled with festive music, dancing, and big hats!

Celebration Décor, Gifts, & Shoe Tradition

Even during a pandemic, some customs cannot go unnoticed. For Alejandra the space was decorated with flowers, balloons, and gifts! Following the celebration of the night, Alex followed tradition by placing new heels on his daughter’s feet to signify her becoming a woman.

Dinner at Antonio's

The second celebration for Alejandra came the night after the party. I had the honor of doing the makeup for Alejandra and her sister, Amanda, to glam them up for dinner. Altogether, we traveled to Antonio’s (an Italian restaurant) in Maitland, FL and got to enjoy some signature dishes. Delish!