An 18th birthday is a huge milestone in Filipino tradition. It is a rite of passage for a woman to be celebrated, congratulated, and "sent off" into adulthood. A Filipino Girls 18th Birthday or "Debut" is a whole-day ceremony that looks very much like a wedding would: celebrant gets ready, has an entourage, receives speeches and lots of best wishes, and dances the night away. Two weeks ago I was invited to shoot for Sabrina's 18th birthday, and as you will see in the pictures below, this was a light-hearted celebration for a young woman as she entered into womanhood. And what followed throughout the entire evening was non-stop laughter, dancing... and... more dancing! Enjoy!
Special shout out to some awesome vendors we worked with:
- The Ever-So-Skilled Nieman over at LightCap Films
- The Very Fun and Multi-Talented Bing with JSnap Photo Booth Co.
Check them out and their amazing work on the links above!