Okay this shoot is screaming golden summer sun to us and we LOVE it! Can you remember the last time we saw a Bachelor contest on The White Wren? Nope, us either. We are excited about this feature for the beauty of the venue and the uniqueness of the gown! The history behind this location is remarkable and something that was special to the photographer as you will see further down. Make sure and notice the elegance and detail in this historical, majestic site and enjoy!
From the Photographer: This shoot took place at a 17th-century Spanish mission, San Jose Mission. With its tall bell tower and arches still standing after all this time, it was hard not to be inspired by the space.
I wanted to do something simple and romantic. I reached out to my sweet friend Alayah Benavides (who was at the time Miss Texas USA 2019 and went on to be a contestant on The Bachelor, ABC that aired this January-March). I knew she would appreciate the location being a San Antonio local and the perfect muse for a romantic shoot as she put everything on the line to be vulnerable and find love on The Bachelor.
Photographer: Kelly Costello / Venue: Mission San José / Dress Boutique: Gossamer / Dress Designer: Donna Karen / Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab / Model: Alayah Benavidez @alayahbenavidez