THE STORY | A trip and collaboration with Mia Grace Bridal set this stylized session off to a great start! What a beautiful bridal salon! We fell in love with the salon, the space, the employees, and the owner Vicki. Everyone there is just so nice, and ready to help with anything and everything. It was most important to me that my models felt like the brides they were going to be, and are in their hearts. Jenny tried on about 3 dresses before falling in love with this gorgeous L'amour by Calla Blanche princess dress style, called Tatum. "If I ever get married, this is the dress I want," explained Jenny, It was the perfect match for her physique and her look. With full steam ahead, we created this gorgeous ballerina style for our bride to be. My wonderful team of hair, Kelle Nhotiphay, & makeup, Katie Ferrario, created the perfect look for her. Walter Knoll Florist really tied everything together with the perfect whimsical matching bouquet. We started our session at the beautiful ivy covered abandoned church on Spring Ave. in downtown St. Louis, near The Fox Theatre. Then, finished our session at the Council Circle located in Forest Park. a true hidden gem location.

THE TEAM | DRESS DESIGNER : L' Amour by Calle Blanche "Tatum" LOCATIONS: The Ivy Church & Forest Park "Council Circle" PHOTOGRAPHY: Katie Strzelec Photography BRIDAL SALON: Mia Grace Bridal FLORIST: Walter Knoll Florist

HAIR: Kelle Nhotiphay

MAKEUP: Styles and Artistry by Katie

MODEL: Jenny Battenberg

© Katie Strzelec Photography LLC. 2019 St. Louis Fine Art Photographer

© Katie Strzelec Photography LLC. 2019 St. Louis Fine Art Photographer