We are getting ready to make the final touches to the July/August edition of Springfield’s Own Magazine. One of our last tasks was the Summer themed fashion shoot. We could not have chosen a better day for it, a nice spot, or a more beautiful model. We headed out to Lake Springfield Marina with the beautiful water as our backdrop. 

The ladies from Full Blown Salon worked their magic on our model, Allie, clad in summer dresses and shirts from Itty Bitty Fashion Truck. Kate Spencer of Kate Spencer Photography took gorgeous photos. Choosing just seven, including the front page, is going to be tough. 

It’s a great day, I love collaborating with talented people who are all willing to volunteer their time, put in the work and gain amazing results. Springfield has a wide talent pool and I love to remind people of that in the pages of SO Magazine. 

I can’t wait for everyone to see this edition, which is full of fab stories; from the remarkable Rasha Said of Sensible Innovations, to a travel piece from the Big Easy, a book review by the wonderful Courtney Westlake, author of the blog Blessed by Brenna, and her latest release ‘A Different Beautiful,’ to an interview with the CEO of Sojourn and a look at domestic violence. It’s going to be a great read!