We wandered the streets in downtown Springfield wanting to challenge our creative minds. Larissa is the talented fashion blogger behind DressPresh and her Instagram feed is full of great style. She wore distressed denims, her Missouri Girl tee, and the most darling hat.
I think that it is so important to challenge yourself to see things in a new way as a photographer. Personal work is one of the ways that I refuel my creativity and take a step back from anything that starts to feel routine. There has to be reason behind photographing a subject and photographing the subject in that specific way. I want the story to be even more beautiful than the light and color in the image.
Larissa is elegant, warm and deeply passionate. She goes about her life on purpose and with a purpose and I wanted to pull those things out in a series of images. I also wanted the images to show her fashion talents. I love the soft light and hat paired with the obvious passion in her eyes.