Word on the street is that the trend has shifted back in favor of the bridal session…and I couldn’t be happier about it. A typical bridal portrait session will occur a few weeks before the actual wedding and will only be attended by the bride, the photographer, and possibly a few close girlfriends or family of the bride. It coincides with the final fitting of the dress and the dry run of the hair/make-up styling. It’s a great way to test out the whole ensemble before the big day and to get some relaxed, beautiful portraits of the bride-to-be. Typically, the bride’s family will purchase a large, framed print from the session to display at the wedding reception, although modern brides may simply want to add a few of them in the guestbook or place smaller framed prints scattered atop the reception tables. For this particular session, we chose the rooftop of Grand Center Arts Academy in Grand Center as our location. It was a very chilly December evening and Christina was a total trooper through the whole shoot. Even the toughest modeling coaches would have been impressed by her durability as she braved freezing winds in her sleeveless bridal gown. The combination of her beauty, the gorgeous evening skies, and the stunning backdrop of St. Louis’ theater district all come together to create portraits that will be cherished for generations. Enjoy!