Last month we attended a stylized shoot at Haue Valley in Pacific, MO with SSAA (Styled Shoots Across America) and we were completely blown away by the details! The models were amazingly sweet & they did awesome even in the below freezing temps! Heather Benge did an amazing job working to make sure every single detail with the stylized shoot at Haue Valley were perfect. We are so excited to share the images from this shoot with everyone!
The colors Heather Benge with SSAA chose were absolutely PERFECT. Everything flowed so well together and I personally love all things purple toned – so I was in heaven! The wedding cake was an absolute masterpiece with the gold dipped fresh roses and flecks of gold throughout the design. We split off into four groups to shoot different categories and rotate through the models and details. The group of ladies that we worked with were so talented and sweet! It’s not always easy trying to get ‘the shot’ with little elbow room with other photographers also trying to get their shot – but these gals were super respectful & made sure we all got the images we wanted! I purposely did a few pulled back images so I could show the atmosphere! My favorite part of the whole day was completely unexpected… at the last minute we decided to use the local cows at Haue Valley for photos since the weather didn’t permit the dove release we had planned on. Photographing the models on the rolling hills of Missouri with these sweet cows roaming free was just breathtaking! The sun started to hit the treeline and glow.. just gorgeous! Talk about a gorgeous spread of food! Graze Catering did a phenomenal job creating a food display for us to photograph at the styled shoot at Haue Valley. And my goodness – I’m just sad we didn’t get to stay for dinner! Haha! There are SO many opportunities for photos at Haue.. the giant windows.. the waterfall.. the cows.. and their new(ish) archway that I have no doubt will become an iconic “Haue Valley” spot for photos!
ST. LOUIS STYLED WEDDING SHOOT | HAUE VALLEY | PACIFIC, MO
CATERER | Graze Catering GOWN SALON | Signature Bridal JEWELRY | Ariem Treasures
HAIR & MAKE UP ARTIST | Eye Do STL SHOES | Bella Belle Shoes BAKERY | Cake House Design
STATIONERY | Okota Weddings FLORIST | Intrigue Designs LINENS | Nuage Designs
VENUE | Haue Valley MODELS | Catie Howard, Dan Mosier, Sarah Shellhorn, Brandon Silvers
A special thanks to the sweet cows at Crooked Creek Beef for posing with our models during our stylized shoot at Haue Valley!
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