Last Fall, we were asked to produce Brides Magazine's March cover story in the Arizona desert, with the great photographer Noe Dewitt! We love the desert, especially in the fall, and Noe is an old friend- so we knew it was going to be a great shoot. Our preproduction began with the locations search- we were open to anywhere that would provide a beautiful desert backdrop, and a good mix of alternate options. After a lot of research, we landed on the incredible Tanque Verde Ranch, about an hour outside of Tucson. It's a resort that specializes in events and weddings- and it was the perfect place for us to shoot. It's property line backs up directly against the Saguaro National Forest, home to some of the world's largest and oldest Saguaro Cacti, and provides amazing vistas around every turn. The resort itself is an attractive mix of pink stucco walls and an old time Western feel. The property also has stables, and over 100 horses available to ride (or model if necessary, though we did not enlist one for that purpose). The location options were plentiful and amazing, but what really stood out about the property was its incredible staff, which was one of the most accommodating hotel teams we have ever experienced. From the grounds staff, to the front desk, to the dining room, to the maintenance team, the staff at the Tanque Verde was incredibly helpful and willing to make happen whatever we needed. Our local production team in Arizona was awesome as always to work with, and we had excellent weather for the whole shoot. We were in and out of Tucson in less than 72 hours, which was way too short- we will return!
Shoot Credits: Art Director: In House; Photographer: Bettina Lewin; Photo Assistant: Christopher Morel Digital Tech: Anton Young; Stylist: In House; Stylist Assistant: Julie Anne Daniel Hair: Lesley McMenamin Make-up: Walter Obal; Props Stylist: In House; Models: Gierdre D, Lindsay Ellington; Production Team: Stephen Michael Price, Miguel Quintero @ County Fair