The day has come for this big celebration, Megan turns 18! It's a new chapter in her life and I am extremely pleased that I get to photographed this event.
Just a little bit about Debut. It is a Filipino custom in celebrating 18th birthday, throwing a large extravagant party complete with entourage. The entourage consists of the debutante with her escort, court, 18 multiple sets of males & females chosen by the debutante. She will be presented with eighteen single roses from the guys and they dance until all the roses are presented to her, they call it the "18 Roses Dance". On the other hand, the females will light the eighteen candles and will usually give a short heartwarming message to the debutante. In her case, she had chosen eighteen sets of couples to light the candles. One of the highlights of the event is the father & daughter dance. And the party is concluded with eating & dancing!
The special night was made possible because of the loving support of her mom & dad, relatives & friends. To the Sampang, thank you - I had so much fun photographing her special day.