Black Cat Alley Styled Bridal Shoot

Black Cat Alley Styled Bridal Shoot by Blu Moose Photography for Destination Wisconsin Wedding blog

Black Cat Alley in Milwaukee is an outdoor mural gallery showcasing the work of professional artists and students from around the globe. Having only been open to the public for one year, this 11,000 square foot display of street art has already generated international buzz. Blu Moose Photography took the opportunity to highlight the gallery through an artistic, colorful, one-of-a-kind styled bridal shoot. 

Blu Moose Photography

Parkway Floral

Knick Salon and Spa


From the Photographer....

A bridal session is a southern staple in wedding photography that is not practice much in the Midwest. Some brides have no clue what a bridal session is when you mention it to them during a wedding consultation and then some can’t really believe that’s a real thing. It is and it’s huge in the south.

A bridal session is simply you (possibly your mom or MOH) and the photographer(s). Once you are fitted for your dress and the final alterations are made, this session gives you an opportunity to showcase the one item that you may have stressed and lost sleep about...the dress. It’s a portrait session that allows you to showcase your beauty as well. Some photographers also suggest to the bride to use her hair and makeup artist that was hired for their wedding day for this session too. This gives you a trial run of how your makeup and hair will look and hold up on your wedding day. Some brides utilize their florist as well. A bouquet could be made for this session too. These few things in your bridal session allows you to make changes if necessary. After the session is done and edited it gives you a chance to select your favorite image, make huge print or canvas to display at your reception or in your home.

So again a bridal session allows for a possible trial run on hair and makeup as well as floral. It instills confidence in you and showcases your beauty and your dress.


The 14 large murals painted throughout the alley were completed by 16 international artists.