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Carta del editor Querida lectora, Despues de seis exitosos y divertidos años ayudando a hacer realidad los sueños de muchas jovencitas en Estados Unidos y México, llegamos a Nueva York con el propósito de seguir siendo tu mejor aliada durante la planeación de tus Quince.

Dear Reader, After six successful and fun years helping many young girls in the United States and Mexico realize their dreams, we have arrived to New York with goal of continuing to be your best ally during the planning of your Quince.

Esta revista, Quinceañera Magazine, esta dedicada a ti que estas planeando tus Quince. Nosotros sabemos lo difícil que puede ser el proceso de planeación de una fiesta tan importante. Por eso en nuestra revista encontrarás las nuevas tendencias, los mejores tips de planeación, así como los mejores proveedores de productos y servicios para tus Quince. Además tenemos preparada para ti una Expo muy divertida en la que tendrás oportunidad de conocer y contratar en un solo lugar todo lo necesario para una fiesta inolvidable.

This magazine, Quinceañera Magazine, is dedicated to you who are planning your Quince. We know how difficult the planning process of such an important party may be. As such, in our magazine you will find the latest trends, the best planning tips, as well as the best vendors of products and services for your Quince. Additionally, we have planned a very exciting Expo for you where you will have the opportunity to get to know and purchase all that you need in one place for your unforgettable party.

En Quinceañera Magazine queremos conocerte y queremos saber acerca de tus Quince, así que hemos creado dos programas para ti. Miss Cover Girl, ¡En el cuál tienes la oportunidad de ser la chica de nuestra portada! y Publish Your Quince en el cuál puedes publicar en nuestra revista fotografías y una descripción de tu fiesta para que todos podamos ver lo divertidos y lindos Quince que tuviste.

At Quinceañera Magazine, we want to get to know you and want to learn more about your Quince, therefore we have created 2 programs for you. “Miss Cover Girl”, in which you will have an opportunity to be the girl on the cover of our magazine! And “Publish your Quince”, in which you can have your photos and a description of your party published in our magazine so that everyone can see the exciting and beautiful Quince you had!

Espero que te sirva la información que te presentamos aquí y deseamos que tus Quince sean todo lo que tu soñaste.

I hope that the information that we present to you here serve you well and we wish for your Quince to be everything that you dreamed of.

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BEAUTIFUL

COVER GIRL

Fotografía de Portada: Fabio Luzzi Vestido: Bella Será Hair and Make Up: Maira Ortíz

NEW YORK

Pumas Communications LLC. Idependent Publisher

Diana Zavala Regional Director

Dwight Heffelfinger General Manager Diana Zavala Writer Photographer: Fabio Luzzi Hair and Make up Maira Ortíz

Sincerely, Diana Zavala Regional Director

My name is Ilanys Almonte and I was born in Bronx, New York on March 3rd, 1996. I am a proud “latina” of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent. I presently attend Preston High School as a sophomore. My goal in life is to study law and become a lawyer. I have been a dancer at Fancy Feet Dance Studio since I was two years old and have had the opportunity of dancing at Disney World and Lincoln Center. The key to success is to have great family and friends who support you, which I am blessed to have. I am ecstatic to be the first Miss Cover Girl for Quinceañera Magazine New York! I am very grateful for this opportunity and looking forward for many more that come in the future. Ilanys

Almonte

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e u n e The v he for t ParTY There are so many places to have your party at like a golf course, or a banquet hall, gardens, Haciendas, Mansions and so on. Here in Quinceañera Magazine and our website you can find the perfect place for your quinceañera.

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2. Night Club 3. Mansión 4. Castle 5. Loft / Penthouse 6. At home 7. Garden / Golf course 8. Restaurant

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To pick the best place, ask the venue the following questions: • What’s the price? • How many hours can the place be rented for? • What kind of menu do they offer? • What kind of drinks do they offer? • Can you take your own cake? • Do they have a planner to stay with you throughout the event?


A FRESH SPIN ON QUINCEAÑERAS

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NO TO:

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YES TO: Say yes to dresses with lots of designs on the skirt like tulles and waves . It takes away attention from the bust area. Dresses with a straight corset and preferably with a strap. To a strapless dress. Unless the corset is straight.


WIDE HIPS?

Those dresses with layers and layers of tulle were made for you. Almost any kind of dress will look good.

YES TO: A corset that ends in a peak. To soft fabrics like chifon, tafeta, or tul.

NO TO: Wide skirts and with lots of little designs on it. If the skirt is really shiny.

IF YOU ARE A XL: YES TO:

They have a A line. Dark colors. Dresses with sleeves.

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The dress is really poofy. Light colors like yellow or baby blue.

IF YOU ARE TALL AND THIN:

dresses with non-poofy skirts YES TO:

Those dresses with layers and layers of tulle were made for you. Almost any kind of dress will look good.

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Boring dresses with non-poofy skirts

IF YOU ARE SIZE “A”

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A dress with a lot of details on the bust area. A heart shaped corset. Ask them to put cups in the corset for a little help.

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Straight corsets. Plain corsets.

DRESS TERMINOLOGY

When you’re buying a dress the people helping you or the designer themselves will probably use a bunch of big words that you have never heard of, but we are here to help! Here are the most common words and theyre definitions:

Bolero: it’s a little vest that goes with your

Organza: it’s the most common fabric in

Corset: the more expensive dresses come in two

Shantung: Generally it’s made of silk, but

Recogido: these are details that go on the skirt.

Tafeta: Also common in quinceañera dresses.

dress and is usually just for the church.

pieces and the corset is the top part. It helps give you a figure .

It’s like a gathering on the fabric or a design on different parts of the skirt.

Corset de corazon: a corset with a heart shaped neckline.

Chifon: smooth fabric. It’s common in

dresses; it’s smooth and fresh.

there is also a synthetic version of it. This kind of material is expensive and not really worth it. It shines as you walk.

Tulle: A thin transparent fabric

that helps give volume to the dress. It’s also common in quinceanera dresses.

quinceañera dresses.

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Having a mariachi play at your quince is . But even if everything is untraditional you should still have them play because they are entertaining and your guests will enjoy singing along to songs like “CIELO ROJO” o “EL MARIACHI LOCO”. Here we have some tips about how you should choose a Mariachi to play at your quince

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Visit their webpage so you can see pictures of theIR previous performances. ASK these questions before choosing a mariachi:

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How many hours will they stay for that price? How many members will go to your quince? How much do they charge FOR AN extra hour?

MAKE a list of songs that you want to be played

and a list of songs that you don’t want to be played . Give these lists to the mariachi when you make an appointment

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You saw them on “Quiero Mis Quinces” on MTV, Now see them at your party! “Terrific Mariachi Band El Mariachi Real De México” —The Washington Times

Contact us at www.MariachiRealDeMexico.net (917) 673-7101 email: realdemexico@aol.com

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• It’s cheaper than having your party on a Friday or Saturday.

•Your guests won’t stay as long because the next day there is either school or work.

•You can save extra money for other luxuries like mariachi, decoration, an upgrade on the cake, etc.

•Its your birhtday! You won’t be able to have an excuse to celebrate it twice!

•Also, it’s easier to find a salon or church available for that date.

•Some churches don’t do ceremonies throughout the week.

•You might get a better price because most of the dj’s and banquet halls usually don’t have events on those dates. • Its your birhtday! You’ll feel extra special!

-DAY B R U O Y R E T F A R O E R O F The WEEKEND BE friday or saturday

PROS •Your guests will stay longer because there is no school or work the next day. Yay! •You can celebrate your birthday twice!!!! (more presents and party time !!!)

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CONS •It’s more expensive. •So its not on your actual birhtday, ...so what? It’s still your day .


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Everybody enjoys a

GOOD CAKE especially during parties! Now a days, if you can imagine a cake, they can make it!

So use your imagination and make your cake spectacular. In Quinceañera M you can see pictures ofagazine.com cool cakes for your quin ce.

You can also find ideas, and a that will make you the cake of pastry shop your dreams.

Before you go to the appointment make sure you have: • PICTURES OF THE CAKE YOU WANT • NUMBER OF GUESTS • DATE AND TIME OF YOUR PAR TY • DIRECTIONS TO THE VENUE

SOME QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK AT THE BAKERY:

• What flavor of filling do you recommend? mend? • What kind and flavor of icing do you recom • Does the price include the delivery?

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s n o i t a t i v n i When you give someone an invitation it’s the first impression they will get of your party, and everyone knows the first impression is always the most important. So make sure your invitations are what you want and match the theme of your party. There are many companies that make invitations and allow you to add a personal touch to your invitations (like SoloInvitaciones.com).

How many invitations should you buy? an invitation You can buy an invitation for every guest or be able to per family. Look through your guest list to determine how many invitations to order.

Photo by: Hugo Benson

Who will the invitation be directed to? If it’s a couple it should be Mr. and Mrs. (last name). If it’s a family it should be Fam. (last name). If it’s a friend it could be Miss (first and last name). If it’s a guy friend you should put Mr. (first and last name). If you are only inviting two or so people in a family you should direct it to them. If it’s one person and you don’t know who their plus one is, you should write Mr.(first and last name) and guest. 32

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Are part of the show for your party. Tend to be upbeat and get your guests dancing. Can play various styles of music.

It’s cheaper than live music. You get to listen to the original version of the songs. They can play anything you want. They could also be your MC...

You should visit the DJ or musical group’s website because they usually have pictures or videos of previous events. This will give you an idea of the quality of their work.

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SOME QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK THE DJ OR BAND:

What does the price include? How long will they play music for? How many group members will show up? What kind of music they usually play? Does it include lighting? How much do they charge for an extra hour?


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Do you imagine yourself in a party bus listening and dancing to music? Or in a classy limo ? Arriving to the church and the banquet hall can be as fun or as stylish as you want it to be... For limo companies and their websites you can look here, in this magazine, or you can go to QuinceanerasMagazine.Com and find them conveniently by zip code...

ASK THEM:

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Who doesn’t like flowers? Flowers are something thrtaty. can’t be replaced at a pa Photo by: Hugo Benson

In a QUINCEAÑERA it’s a tradition that a girl holds a bouquet of flowers when she enters the church.

To save time and money buying flowers, you should buy all the flowers at the same place, like for: CENTER PIECES TO DECORATE THE CHURCH FOR YOUR RAMO CORSAGES BOUTONNIERES

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OSE TO MAKE IT EASIER TO CHOTO THE FLOWERS, WHEN YOU GO NG: BRI ULD SHO U YO P FLOWER SHO

• THE THEME OF YOUR PARTY • A PICTURE OF THE CHURCH (INTERIORS) • CEREMONY AND PARTY HOURS • A PICTURE OF YOUR DRELESSOF THE KIND OF PICTURE OF AN EXAMP • FLO WER OR DECORATION YOU MAY LIKE. HOW MANY CENTERPIECES • YOU NEED


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? t n a w u o y o d y t r a p f o d What kin Take this quiz to find out what kind of party you may want!

1. WHAT DO YOU DO ON THE WEEKENDS?

5. WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST WISH FOR THAT DAY?

AS I’M WITH FRIENDS! C) VISIT COUSINS, ETC.

B) THAT EVERYBODY SHOWS UP. C) FOR EVERYTHING TO GO

A) GO TO THE MOVIES. B) DOESN’T MATTER AS LONG

2. WHAT ARE YOU THE MOST EXCITED ABOUT FOR YOUR QUINCE? A) BECAUSE EVERYBODY WHO

IS ANYBODY WILL BE THERE! B) BECAUSE ITS MY DAY AND NOBODY IS TAKING MY SPOTLIGHT! C) PLANNING IT.

3. WHAT ARE YOUR PARENTS’ OPINIONS?

A) I CAN CHOOSE WHATEVER I WANT

BUT I ASK THEIR OPINION ANYWAYS. B) THEY TELL ME NOT TO GO CRAZY AND TAKE THINGS SLOWLY. C) TO ENJOY BEING WITH FRIENDS, BUT DON’T FORGET YOUR FAMILY.

4. HOW LONG AGO DID YOU START PLANNING YOUR QUINCE?

A) FOR ME AND EVERYBODY ELSE TO HAVE FUN.

GREAT AND THAT I DON’T MESS UP ON THE COREOGRAPHY!

6. WHAT DO YOU NOT WANT AT YOUR QUINCE?

A) RIDICULOUS LOOKING WAITERS B) MARIACHIS, BANDAS OR GRUPOS NORTENOS. C) PARTY CRASHERS.

7. MUST BE’S AT YOUR PARTY A) GREAT MUSIC AND A GREAT ENVIORMENT.

B) ORIGINALITY. C) MY DAMAS AND CHAMBELANES.

8. MOST IMPORTANT A) HAVING FUN AND NO

STRESS WHATSOEVER. B) FOR EVERYONE TO HAVE A GREAT TIME. C) FOR IT TO BE A GREAT MEMORY FOR ME AND MY FAMILY.

A) WHEN MY FRIENDS

STARTED HAVING THEIRS. B) A YEAR AGO. C) SINCE I WAS 10.

MOSTLY A’s You like to party. Dancing and having fun is your thing . Your party can be at a club type of thing . You can have a live band if you’d like. The food isn’t that high on the “to stress about” list. What is big on that list would be where you are having it at. If you are not very traditional the organizing of a party won’t take much time. MOSTLY B’s You are super social, so it won’t matter where you have it you’ll have fun. You like to be the center of attention and like to have things your way. You are very creative and a theme might be good for you.

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MOSTLY C’s This has probably been your dream since your were like 5 so here’s a chance to make that dream come true. You’re a dreamer and like things the traditional way. Family is the most important thing to you and you want to have them all be able to be there to share it with you. You want the more traditional things like the father / daughter dance and making some kind of thank you speech.

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Church

Close your eyes and imagine this : Your are at the church walking down the aisle and it’s just quiet. You can hear your footsteps on the floor. It’s just an akward silence as everyone stares at you walking. Now imagine this: You’re at the church and walking down the aisle and the song “Ave Maria” is playing . There is no akward silence and no sounds of your footsteps . Which scene sounds better?

Having music at the church adds emotion to the moment and will keep everyone happy and focused. Many churches offer music for the ceremony but if they don’t you can get music SEPARATELY.

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When you go for an appoinTment you should have: • Pictures of hair STYLE or makeup that you like • Your hair accesSory (TOCADO OR TIARA) • Jewelry TO BE USED THAT DAY • A picture of your dress • A camera to take pictures

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De todas las personas que hay en el mundo 1 de cada 14 habla español. De todas las personas que viven en U.S. 1 de cada 6 es hispano. De acuerdo al censo 2010 que realizó el gobierno de U.S. la población Hispana creció 4 veces más rápido que la población total de Estados Unidos. Así que contestar SI a la pregunta 1 y 4 es algo relativamente común entre los habitantes de Estados Unidos. Pero, veamos la pregunta 2 y 3. Saber de dónde vienes es conocer tu país de origen, aceptarlo, hacerlo tuyo, platicar con la gente, visitar sus playas, bosques, desiertos, selvas, montañas y comer los platillos tradicionales. Una vez que hagas todo esto verás que estar orgullosa de tu país es facilísimo.

Ser educada significa obedecer a tus padres, ayudarlos, entenderlos y apoyarlos. Por el otro lado tener una buena educación significa que tengas buenas calificaciones en la escuela y además que leas y entiendas varios temas adicionales. Hemos dicho que si tienes todo lo anterior apenas vas a la mitad del camino, porque…

“A new national survey finds that Latinos between the ages of 16 and 25 are satisfied with their lives and optimistic about their futures. They value education, hard work and career success. But they are more likely than other youths to drop out of school, live in poverty and become teen parents.”* Neolatina para nosotros es una mujer de entre 25 y 30 años, hispana, orgullosa de sus raíces. Ella habla, lee y escribe correctamente en inglés y español. Ha terminado sus estudios universitarios exitosamente y ahora trabaja en una empresa “Dec 11 2009 Pew Hispanic Center www.pewhispanic.org

importante con un puesto ejecutivo. Viaja al menos una vez al año fuera de Estados Unidos. Es una mujer admirada en su comunidad. Sus padres están orgullosos de ella y siempre hablan de lo buena hija que es porque los visita constantemente, los ayuda y apoya. Es una mujer que

puede hablar de cualquier tema con cualquier persona, se maneja con confianza y tiene un buen sentido del humor.

¿Te gustaría ser Neolatina? Pues este es el mejor momento para empezar. Seguramente hoy tienes entre 13 y 16 años y estas a punto de terminar High School así que empieza a investigar a qué Universidad te gustaría asistir. Qué te gustaría estudiar y porqué. Ayuda a tus padres y sé más activa ayudando a tu comunidad. Pregúntate ¿qué quieres hacer de tu vida?, ¿cómo te ves cuando tengas 20 años? Diviértete con tus amigos pero respétate. Abre tu mente a otras culturas y sé más consciente del acontecer en otras partes del mundo.  

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s o d r e u c e R At every quinceañera the host(family) hands out little gifts as a souvenir thanking you for your attendance. Favors, recuerdos, souvenirs, cositas are the same thing... At least, they have the same purpose. There is many kind of gifts you can give. We recommend that you give something that goes along with your theme. Think about something cute and fun that your guests would like. If it’s an edible goodie, it must be delicious. If it’s a souvenir, it must be something nice to keep.

Here are some ideas of gifts you can give as RECUERDITOS... • A little box or bag of chocolate • A little box or bag of candy • A CANDLE • A PORTRAIT OF YOU • PERSONALIZED CHOCOLATES WITH YOUR NAME • A SMALL NOTEBOOK

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•YOU CAN INVITE your friends and family. You get to share your day with everybody. •HAVING A QUINCEANERA is something that is very traditional. It’s one of the greatest memories for you and your family. •NOTHING CAN REPLACE the feeling that for a day you’re a princess and no one can change that. Not even a car, or a trip. •YOU WILL BE A PRINCESS FOR A DAY. No one will be able to tell you otherwise because it’s not their party. •EVERYTHING IS HOW YOU WANT IT TO BE.You pick the chambelanes, the dress, the music. It can be whatever you want it to be. •It only lasts a few hours. •You can get really stressed out planning it. •It can cost an arm and a leg.

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de la FITHEME When picking a theme you should choose one that adds a personal touch to your party. A theme will make the party more fun for you and your guests. Having a theme will also make it easier to choose decorations . There are millions of options for themes . All you have to do is find one that suits you. Here we have some examples , but for more information you can go to our website www. QuinceanerasMagazine.COM • ColorS: Find two colors that look good together. decorations. As center pieces you can have Try to pick out happy colors. With these colors you can little bottles that say “drink me”. Photos by: Gustavo Villareal base the invitations, flowers, center pieces, balloons, and decorations. • YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE: If you have a favorite movie, you can have it as your theme. You can use your imagination for the decorations. If your favorite movie is “Alice in wonderland” you can have a giant mushroom with a catepillar somewhere in the room or you can have a smiling cheshire cat as part of your

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Studies show that people who graduate from high sch ool earn a lot more money wouldn’t even think of not over their life time than tho completing school in today’ se who do not. I s society. You hardly have is like throwing more than a chance of making it. Quittin $200,000 down the dra g school early in. And that is just to start. next seven years of your life Instead, I encourage you will determine the quality to keep going. The of life for the rest of your life . (And perhaps, your childre n’s life too).

Just for you, we have searched the top 20 reasons to stay in school. And here they are… 1. More choices! A high school diploma is your first step toward choosing your own future. 2. More opportunity! The more degrees you have – from high-school to college and beyond – the more opportunity you’ll have. 3. More friends! School is where your friends are and where the fun is. Find friends who share your interests. 4. More money! On average, people with high school diplomas earn about $9,200 per year more a year than dropouts. Over a 30-year career, that’s $276,000 more! 5. More fun! School isn’t just about, well…school. There are lots of opportunities to take part in sports, clubs and other activities. 6. More time! Dropouts often have to get more than one job to make ends meet. Who has time for that? 7. More to see and do! Dropping out is a good way to get stuck where you are – for life. If you want to get out and see the world, get a high school diploma.

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8. Less trouble! Staying in school helps you stay out of trouble. Dropouts have a higher risk of getting pregnant or in trouble with the law. 9. Less work! It’s true. Staying in school is the best way to avoid low-paying jobs that involve hard manual labor. 10. A better future! High school dropouts are more likely than graduates to be unemployed, in poor health, living in poverty, on public assistance, and single parents with dropouts of their own. You can do better! Get On the Bus and stay in school. 11. It will make your parents proud. There is nothing better for a parent than receiving a diploma from you. Abuelita, your tios and all the family will know and will be so proud of you. 12. Guys prefer girls who have an education. Eventually in your life you will fell ready for a wedding. By finishing school, you will be in a better position to select your husband. A degree keeps you away from losers.


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THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING THE CAMERA GUY... EXPERIENCE: How long has he/she been doing this? Also, is this his/her full time job or just a hobby? PHOTOGRAPHIC STYLE - Fun, formal,artisitic, journalistic, all the above, etc... HONESTY - Is this the photographer that will be photographing your quinceañera or will they send in whomever is available. Don’t be shocked, this happens more often than you can imagine. HIS PERSONALITY - Do you get along with him/her? Is there “chemistry”? If you don’t, it will show in your pictures. APPEARENCE - Ask him/her what will wear the day of the event... NO JEANS PLEASE!!! DELIVERY - How long does he/she take to deliver your album? Believe it or not, some of them take more than a year! CONTRACT - Do you understand the contract? Make sure everything is written. Read it ALL. REFERENCES - A personal reference is always the best and people love to talk. Get a list of references from the photographer and check them out personally. A photographer who doesn’t have references or is afraid to give them to you may not be the person that you want to hire.

Questions to ask to the Photographer How long have you been in business? How many quinceañeras have you shot? What distinguishes your work from that of other photographers? Do you have a portfolio I can review? Can I see your most recent work? What type of equipment do you use? Can I give you a list of specific shots I would like? What information do I need to provide you before the EVENT day? Are you the photographer who will shoot my QUINCE? Do you have backup equipment? Are you photographing other events on the same day as mine? How will you (and your assistants) be dressed? Is it okay if other people take photos while you’re taking photos? How long after I order my photos/album will I get them?

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Quinceañera Magazine New York January 2012