Category Archives: Turks and Caicos Islands

Michael Kors Wonderlust Fragrance Shoot

Gigi Hadid Michael Kors Wonderlust Fragrance

Last June Turks and Caicos Productions and North Six Productions welcomed back photographers Inez and Vinoodh to Providenciales to shoot the Michael Kors Wonderlust fragrance campaignMichael Kors, the man himself arrived on set and the serious tone took an unexpected turn when he donned a retro swim cap (borrowed from the prop table) for a laugh.  Lovely to have some lightheartedness from one of the biggest names in fashion!

Wonderlust Fragrance

Michael Kors Wonderlust Fragrance

Image above via EmailTuna. It was a massive crew that came together locally and from abroad for the weeks work.  It is an incredible advertising campaign, not just for the perfume, but for the Turks and Caicos Islands.  Our sand isn’t quite this pink, but our waters are certainly this crystal clear and blue!

Gigi Hadid for Michael Kors Wonderlust

Image above via Teen Vogue.  These large shoots I am always most interested in seeing the set design and prop styling.  Jill Nicholls headed this team, and by chance one of her assistants, Todd Knopke, and I later discovered we have a mutual friend from the art scene in New York. It is a small world after all. Here are a few of my favorite props in action.  Image below via Elle

Gigi Hadid for Michael Kors Wonderlust

We  shot at the beautiful Amanyara resort on the northwest point of Providenciales.  This area is ideal for viewing sunset, as demonstrated by the below behind the scenes photo from the beachfront villa.

Aman beachfront villa sunset

If you want to see more of the gorgeous footage from this shoot, see the full Wonderlust video here. Big thanks to everyone who assisted on this shoot!

Gigi Hadid Michael Kors Wonderlust

 

JCrew Summer 2018 Photo Shoot

Last March Turks and Caicos Productions welcomed J.Crew  back to our shores to shoot summer campaigns for Swim and Playa. 

I had worked on J.Crew shoots before in 2010, 2011 and 2013 so it was great to see some familiar faces.  It was also great to see the brands new direction, embracing more body diversity.   

Models: Julia Van Os, Solange Van Doorn, Saffron Vadher

I love the images below from the Summer Blueprint story.

Models: Alecia Morais, Sanne Vloet, McKenna Hellam

Typically when I work art department for these fashion shoots I assist the prop stylist.  This shoot was special in that I was able to do a little independent prop styling with a second BTS (Behind the Scenes) crew which focused on social media, email promotions such as the above and below by Bryan Derballa.

Producer: Maura Kane

Art Director and Womens Stylist: Gayle Spannaus

Photographer: Thomas Neal

Prop Stylist: Brian Heiser

Makeup: Souhi Lee

Hairstylist: Roberto Di Cuia

Consuela and Chirag Wedding

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Last September I styled for an Indian wedding at Villa Bella Vita (recently famous due to a Housewives episode).  Apologies for these images, after nearly a year of requesting photos from the photographer and couple I have given up and resorted to using my snapshots!

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Such a shame as it was a beautiful couple and featured some lovely details!  The largest challenge with this wedding was the mandap which I wanted to look like this but there was a little  . . . .well let’s say big surprise to consider.

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In an Indian wedding the grooms entrance is the grand event and this wedding was no exception.  We have no elephants in Turks and Caicos, and prince charming on the white horse has certainly been done, so here comes the helicopter!  I suppose from watching films I was certain the helicopter landing was going to execute hurricane force winds which would rip the mandap to shreds and cover the guests in a blanket of salty sand.  I kept the mandap draping minimal for damage control and stood way back (as you can see from the above I-phone photo) and closed my eyes when it hovered over the ceremony spot.  Much to my surprise, no whipping winds, no flying sand, no problems . . . whew!  Will know better for next time, if there is one.

Lantern Lit Wedding

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Tropical DMC planned this gorgeous May of 2014 wedding in at the Gansevoort resort.  TC Millwork built the driftwood chuppah which Environmental Arts did a beautiful job decorating with climbing ivy and pale pink and white bougainvillea. 

driftwood with bouganvillea

the kiss black and white

driftwood chuppah

David and Anita at Brilliant Studios did a phenomenal job capturing Ashely and Michaels big day, the image below is one of my favorites of this arch! Isn’t it magical?  Head over to their blog to see more on this big destination wedding.

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