This book contains a lively and colorful photo-documentation of an Austin, Quinceañera,(15th birthday celebration and coming-out ball) for Paula Viruegas of Austin, Texas.
The ceremonial mass, held January 9, 2010 at Cristo Rey Catholic Church was officiated by Father Jayme Mathias.
The subsequent reception, held at Phillips Event Center, included several dances performed by Paula and her court of 14 Chambelanes (young men attendants)-- followed by a disco-style dance to top off the evening's entertainment.
We have attempted to document the events as they unfolded with a special emphasis on journalistic-style coverage and candid portraits.
We sincerely hope that Paula's friends, family, participants and other well wishers will find this book remarkable in its design and content.
Please Note: This book is compiled of various photos some by the authors and others by guests and other photographers. Copyrights of photos by other photographers are held by Christina Gomez and the authors have been granted express permisson to use said photos.
Phil Thomas and Carol Stall Thomas are inveterate travelers and will find any excuse for a journey. As a travel team, their skills complement each other. Carol, a writer and multimedia artist is also an avid photographer and chronicles their trips photographically. While Phil Thomas, a passionate armchair historian, acts as historical guide and peerless navigator. The couple lives in 78704 South Austin, Texas and do everything in their power to keep it weird.