Top 10 Items Every Quinceañera Should Bring for Perfect Photos



Fotolilly Photography's Tips for A Perfect Quince Photoshoot


A Quinceañera photoshoot is one that takes alot of planning and coordination for the big day of the shoot. From picking the right location to match the quinceanera theme to having to consult with hair and makeup artists for this day. 


Capturing this moment through photography is essential. To ensure the photoshoot goes flawlessly, it's important to be well-prepared. Here are the top items to bring to your photoshoot which will help make the process alot easier and to avoid mishaps. The day of your quinceanera photoshoot is hard to replicate again if the previous isnt done right and it will cost money to book hair and make up artist for a second attempt so we try to get it right the first time. 

Quinceañera Dress for Outdoor Photoshoot


The dress is undoubtedly the star of the show. Ensure your Quinceañera gown is pristine and ready for those breathtaking Quinceañera dress outdoor photoshoot moments. Pack a backup outfit for a variety of shots.



Yes, this may sound funny because who is going to forget the dress right? Well, we have seen it happen a few times. Most of the times there is travel involved so the Quince's family will place the dress in the back or not. lol

So always double check you have packed the dress.

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Elegant Quinceañera Accessories


Accessories enhance your look and should match your outfit seamlessly. Think about tiaras, elegant jewelry, and special hairpieces that resonate with elegant Quinceañera accessories for that perfect shot.


We have had Quince photoshoots where they forgot to bring their necklaces with them, or the earrings so always ensure that you have these packed or that you are wearing them. It makes the photos more amazing when you have everything on and not missing the earrings.


Another tip is to leave whatever daily jewelry you were normally at home so that we don't have to photoshop those out later.

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DFW'S BEST QUINCEANERA PHOTOGRAPHERS affordable Quinceañera photography packages QUINCE CHECKLIST FOTOLILLY PHOTOGRAPHY
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Comfortable Shoes for Long Photoshoots


While your shoes might be stunning, comfort is key, especially during a long Quinceañera photoshoot. Bring a comfortable pair to slip into as you move between locations. Most of the time there is a lot of walking around to other sections of the photoshoot location you have picked.


We have been to some locations that the Quince had to walk through rocks, grass and harder terrain in high heels. So, I would bring some really comfortable shoots to change into from time to time. We all know how bad it feels to be in heels for hours.

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 Check out all our affordable Quinceanera photoshoot packages HERE


We truly believe that we offer the best Quinceanera experience with these affordable quince packages. We have been in the industry for over 8 years, and we specialize in Quinceanera Photography and Video.


Check out our Quinceanera packages and you will see we have all that you need in combined packaged services.

Quinceañera Makeup Touch-Up Kit


To maintain your flawless appearance throughout the shoot, a Quinceañera makeup touch-up kit is essential. Include essentials like lipstick, powder, and blush to refresh your look as needed.


We have had sessions where the makeup runs if it is too hot or the hair style starts to move so it is always best to be prepared. We have also included a list of the items below for you.

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Personalized Quinceañera Props


Incorporate items that reflect your personality into the shoot. Whether it’s personalized Quinceañera props like a cherished book or a hobby-related item, these elements make your photos unique and we love to use them all.


Portable Mirror for Quick Checks


A portable mirror is invaluable for quinceañera photoshoot preparations, allowing you to check and perfect your look on the go. There has been some times that the Quince has to resort to using their phone for a mirror.

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Healthy Snacks and Hydration


Keeping energy up during the shoot is crucial. Pack healthy snacks for Quinceañera photoshoots and plenty of water to stay hydrated and energized. On Quince Photoshoot days it usually doesn't start with us, it starts earlier with hair and makeup so by the time of the photoshoot you may actually be hungry.


On quite a few of our sessions due to the Quince not eating or the dress being too tight we have had them faint so always make sure you eat and drink plenty of water.


Quinceañera Emergency Kit


An emergency kit for Quinceañera gown can be a lifesaver, equipped with sewing essentials and safety pins for any unexpected adjustments. We have included a list of those items as well because these dresses probably have just been worn the day you purchased, they really haven't been tested as they will be on the day of your shoot.

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Planning a Quinceañera on a budget doesn't mean you have to compromise on style or fun. Consider these cost-saving tips that utilize strategic planning and affordable resources. 


Use DIY Quinceañera decorations to add a personal touch without breaking the bank. Opt for 'digital Quinceañera invitations' to cut costs and reach your guests instantly; platforms like ZAZZLE can help with some budget friendly items for your event.


When it comes to attire, search for discount Quinceañera dresses online or consider renting Quinceañera dresses to save significantly. Another recommendation are community facebook groups. On some of these group pages you can find Quinces that are looking to sell their dresses. 

Here is a great community FB group that we recommend looking into HERE


Essential Shot List for Quinceañera Photographer


Prepare a Quinceañera photoshoot shot list to discuss with your photographer, ensuring no key moments are missed. We love using this because it gives us more of precise idea of what you are looking for. Not only for Quince location ideas or your themed ideas but also of how you would like to be represented in your photos.


Now we will not duplicate or copy the photos you provide but just use them as kind of a guide to make your moment amazing.

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Weather-Ready Gear


Be prepared for any weather with an umbrella and extra layers, especially if you're planning outdoor Quinceañera photoshoots. This helps you stay comfortable and ready to pose, come rain or shine.


Normally your session will not be booked on a rainy day but there are some times where the weather changes out of the blue. If it is cold, then bring a throw blanket. If the weather is hot, then bring a small battery powered fan but always be prepared.

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Feel free to save this list to your favorites. Over the past 8 years we have seen so many things happen during the Quince photo shoot. From missing fingernails to no makeup bag for touch ups.


We provide this list to help to avoid any mishaps while you are at your photoshoot. These are only some of the items and not a Quince checklist that you have to adhere to but just to give you an idea.


By bringing some of these essential items to your Quinceañera photoshoot, you'll be well-prepared to capture the beautiful moments of your celebration. This preparation not only ensures that the photos will be stunning but also helps in creating a stress-free, enjoyable experience on this very special day.

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By bringing these ten essential items to your Quinceañera photoshoot, you'll be well-prepared to capture the beautiful moments of your celebration. This preparation not only ensures that the photos will be stunning but also helps in creating a stress-free, enjoyable experience on this very special day.

Quinceanera.com


If you're planning a Quinceañera and seeking a treasure trove of ideas and tips, detailed guidance and creative inspiration, look no further than Quinceanera.com. Quinceanera.com is a vibrant and comprehensive resource that can help bring your celebration to life.



This site is packed with resources categorized under Quinceañera dresses, Quince planning tools, Quinceañera traditions, and venue ideas for Quinceañeras, offering a wealth of ideas and advice to ensure your celebration is unforgettable.


Some current trending topics such as new trending Quinceañera themes, Quince decorations for parties, and unique destination Quinceañeras. For those focusing on the finer details, the site covers textured fabric decorations, transparent wedding decor, and 'how to plan a Quinceañera on a budget.

Additionally, Quinceanera.com provides a step-by-step Quinceañera planning guide, essential for organizing your event without stress. Explore more at Quinceanera.com.


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Feel Free to check out these other videos of Previous Quinceanera Photography Sessions. We love to share how we work through video so you can see how our sessions are. We believe by showing every aspect of the photography process we become very transparent throughout it all. By doing so we believe people can truly see how a quince photo session truly is instead of just showing the final product


Also feel free to visit our YouTube channel and join the over 166K followers there. 

As Quince photographers we frequently hear the question: How much does it cost to have a Quinceañera? We understand the importance of budgeting for this special event. The expenses can add up quickly, from the venue and dress to catering and entertainment. 


However, our Quinceañera packages at Fotolilly Photography are designed to help reduce these costs while ensuring a memorable celebration. Check out our packages HERE to see how we can make your Quinceañera both beautiful and affordable!