I first met Lisa Brescia when she came to see a play I was acting in at Springfield Contemporary Theatre. We chatted afterwards and discovered we had a bit in common--we both were from Wisconsin, ended up studying acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, and we both ended up living in Springfield, MO. One key difference? Lisa's Broadways acting credits.
When she reached out to me some time later to schedule a creative photoshoot session, it was just before the pandemic hit and everything shut down. I was so excited for our shoot and then, as with almost every aspect of our lives, it got postponed. So, when she reached out this year to reschedule it, I was elated. One of her ideas for our shoot was a black and white session in an oversized white button up. This style of shoot immediately brought to mind the work of one of my favorite photographers of all time: Peter Lindbergh. His images of women in white button ups or dressed androgynously on the beach are some of my favorite photos. I couldn't wait to dip my toe into this style with one of my favorite actresses in an ode to one of my favorite photographers.
The session was everything I hoped it would be...creative fun, paired with stimulating conversation. I always leave conversations with Lisa inspired and feeling warm with gratitude for the interaction.
If you ever have the chance to see her perform, I couldn't recommend it more!
If you are interested in scheduling your own creative portrait session, or in gifting a creative portrait session to someone, don't hesitate to reach out!
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I'm Andie Bottrell, a multidisciplinary creative based in Springfield, MO. This blog is designed to give you an inside peak into the process behind my projects and to share my work.