Over the last year, I’ve been working with the St Regis brand to create images for design inspiration. A bit of a mix of my fine art style + the more documentary type of commercial work. However, with a stronger focus on details of both architectural elements and landscapes. Fun and a bit nerve-racking to do something a little bit more outside my usual.
Originally I was to travel to 4 destinations + Chicago but the project got scaled back due to some covid issues, unfortunately. Instead, I traveled to Punta Mita, Mexico, Northern California (Paso Robles, Sonoma & San Francisco), and the Los Angeles area (Mailbu and Pasadena). Still, pretty fantastic!
There are many images the brand will be using but I thought I’d share some of my favorites and showcase the variety of shots needed for a project like this.
I’ll work my way from south to north. First up, Punta Mita. Here, I stayed at their property. Amazing, to say the least. I had a whole week here. The first 4 days were spent shooting, both the hotel & neighboring town Sayulita. I then stayed 2 extra days just to relax in this beautiful setting. What a lucky bonus 🙂
I’ll start with some of my favorite drone shots.
Now, for some drone views of the beach.
Taking a look at the pools. These first two are my favorites. Always love a good minimalistic shot.
Some beachy details…
Now, for the town of Sayulita.
I’ll work our way north with the next location being Sothern California.
Next up, Northern California, with my first stop being in Paso Robles.
A couple of drone shots from this winery…
Heading further north to Big Sur & Carmel.
A stop by the Filoli Historic House & Garden.
One more winery in Sonoma…
And, a couple from San Francisco to wrap up the sho0t!
Such a fantastic, challenging (in the best possible ways) project!