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Turning 15 in Peru – Quinceanera

Just finished editing around 500 pics from a party I attended last weekend. *puh*. Yes I do take a lot of pictures, I know that. Had to empty my computer on old films and audiopieces today since it didn´t fit in to my back-up due to I had to prioritize the films of my interviews with the journalists and so forth. Feels important to back-up these things. But from this I learned that is takes almost one day doing a 500 gb backup. Good to know since I tend to be a time optimist when it comes to these technical computer stuff.

Well the 15 year party in Peru is what I believe is something similar to Sweet 16n in USA. I think, I´m not sure, that it has to do with being introduced to the society. This is a girl only event, boys do this when they are 18 if I understand it right, and don´t think that it is half as important then.

Well, as shown by the photos it was a biiiig party with lots of food.

Canon 5D Mark iii, 50 mm f1,8, editing in Lightroom.

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The decorations had an enormous amount of the color pink, just as we giiiiiirrrrls like it!


Everybody was invited, friends to Ana the important person, as well as family.


More than one selfie was taken.


One of this I saved, it is a light that was lit before she entered.


A photographer and filmer was hired. She was escorted by her father.

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Also these gentlemen escorted her.


Not only I took 500 photos..


Finally arriving around 22 in the evening (we had the main course at 01. )


A dress in the color pink.

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Saluting and taking photos.

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We got a goodiebag of balloons and ears. Love them and kept them. (not the balloons though..)

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Ending with a shot of Elia and her friends from the university. They have known each other forever.



  1. Crikey – how wealthy are that kid’s parents ?! Lotta moolah in that family, for sure ! It’s odd, but it looks as if the guests are one stratum and the family and ’escorting’ people another. Did they ever get to meet and mingle ?
    Anyway, super pic.s, Katarina !!

    • haha? well. the kids are fifteen and the family is old. The 15 ers hang with eachother and the family stay and eat. The younger just dance. The escorting guys are hired. And no, this is a common phenomena, very important. We don´t have it where I am from. Do you? It´s like a wedding in Sweden. 🙂 But it was very interesting being able to attend. 🙂

      • When I was young, it was the 21st for both sexes that was the partytime. I had a ripper ! – but less than a year later, all the jewellery I’d been given was stolen. I wrote about it, in ATLMD …

        • oh no! It is important times. I have my jewelry since my baptism (not catholic) and love them. Got them from my aunt and would cry if someone took them. They are surely important. Get to read about it later then. Talked to my mom by the way and she said that the book was not yet there but that it should be send to her and that it should be no problem.

  2. Det blir lätt att man tar många bilder. Här om dan kom jag hem med 700 bilder från EN runda. Och ändå vill jag ta färre bilder egentligen.
    men på en bröllop kam man inte snåla.
    Gillar bilden där paret går över den gula texten och någon paparazzi typ i opassande kläder fotar dem.

    • haha 🙂 Ja det är nog den hyrda fotografen du menar med paparazzityp 🙂 haha 🙂 Bröllop och liknande är svårt. Det gäller att ha en del så att man kan välja lite. Väldigt många bilder blir ju ur fokus med så många gäster, trångt osv..

  3. 15 is so young! We did 18 (and 21?) but nothing on that scale. It looks a very grand party. Lovely photos.

    • Yes. It is. But it is only a celebration of what I think is the ”coming out in the society” or how one puts it. The guys do it at 18 apparently but don´t think it is the same. The girls seem important and that is a nice touch for once..

  4. Your photos are so interesting! Great post – I really enjoyed it. yes – I have to say the turquoise shoes really caught my eye as well 🙂

    • Thanks for both commenting and following me 🙂 I realized that you need these kind of photos, like the shoes. The story behind the shoes is simple. There where so many photographers on the dancefloor taking photos of everybody and looking that I decided to look where the others didn´t which where down in this case. It was amazing, all these dancing legs, only one problem, not so much light. 🙂

      • then you clearly have the eye of a photographer to go where no one else is going!
        I love seeing the world with a camera in my hand. I’ve learned to SEE so much more than I would have otherwise noticed.

    • Yes, same in Sweden. We celebrated mine a little extra I think, but only at home like a normal party. This is very important and planned like a wedding almost. Do you speak Swedish or Norwegian by the way?

  5. Hmmm. Lite föööör mycket rosa för min smak, men säkert en upplevelse!

    • Haha. JO det är ju ett stort rosa marängkalas. Lite roligt faktiskt. 🙂 Särskilt öronen och ballongerna vi fick och alla hade dem och dansade, även de äldre.

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