Traditionally, we celebrate a Quinceañera at the turning of 15, however my cousin Zayra, was an exception and waited to have her Sweet Sixteen instead this past May. Zayra is a rising junior, an incredibly talented softball player for Samuel Clemens High School in Schertz, Texas. So, it was obvious photographing her, that she was most comfortable and in her element on that softball field. My Tia and cousin worked from early hours in the morning to do hair, nails, makeup, help Zayra into her beautiful dress, and occasionally hold up some lights for me. Who needs assistants, when you have family?!