Our Pretty Pinay Niece’s Pre-Debut Photo Shoot

Our niece, DenDen, is turning 18 soon. DenDen is our oldest niece in Guimaras, the island province we call home. As the following pictures will attest, she has grown into a beautiful young woman. At age 18 a Filipina will have a coming-of-age celebration, a debut, an “18 Candles” ceremony, if you will.

Our Pretty Pinay Niece’s Pre-Debut Photo Shoot

In early 2014, my asawa and I attended the debut of a close Filipina relative in Guimaras who turned 18. It was an extravagant event, a Debutante Ball, one of the biggest parties I had ever attended.

The celebration for our niece will be held at our home in the Philippines. It will be the biggest event ever held at our house, outside of our House Blessing. It will be like Christmas and a Fiesta all rolled into one.

DenDen’s “Pre Debut” photo shoot was done by Ken Photography. I’ll have more on the “18 Candles” after the upcoming celebration. Meanwhile, here’s a look at some of the photographs from DenDen’s photo shoot done near  Guisi Beach and Lighthouse in Guimaras:





All photos courtesy of KEN PHOTOGRAPHY

Author: The Kano

POST AUTHOR: "THE KANO." Dave DeWall, "The Kano", is the Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of "Philippines Plus" in publication since August 2009. He is also the CEO of Lizard Poop Productions and author of the best-selling guide book "The Philippines Expat Advisor." Dave moved to the Philippines in July 2009 from Central Illinois with his lovely wife of over 19 years, "The Sainted Patient Wife." The couple reside in a rural province in Western Visayas, Guimaras. The small island province is said to have the sweetest mangoes in the world. They do not have any children but are the proud owners of eight active canines, including a Belgian Shepherd called "Killer" "Killer" has bitten five people in the last two years along with one goat and a carabao. "Killer" doesn't like strangers. Or goats. Or carabaos.