Tuesday, February 5, 2013

On Assignment: "This is Phoenix" campaign

Leah at The Phoenician. 2013. Phoenix, AZ. ©Jill Richards Photography
Leah at The Phoenician. 2013. Phoenix, AZ. ©Jill Richards Photography
Leah at The Phoenician. 2013. Phoenix, AZ. ©Jill Richards Photography
Leah at The Phoenician. 2013. Phoenix, AZ. ©Jill Richards Photography 
Leah in yellow. 2013. Phoenix, AZ. ©Jill Richards Photography
Leah at The Phoenician. 2013. Phoenix, AZ. ©Jill Richards Photography
Leah in the morning light. 2013. Phoenix, AZ. ©Jill Richards Photography
Heated pools in the winter. 2013. Phoenix, AZ. ©Jill Richards Photography
Poolside martini. 2013. Phoenix, AZ. ©Jill Richards Photography
Leah at The Phoenician. 2013. Phoenix, AZ. ©Jill Richards Photography
Leah at The Phoenician. 2013. Phoenix, AZ. ©Jill Richards Photography
Leah at The Phoenician. 2013. Phoenix, AZ. ©Jill Richards Photography
Model: Leah Notebaert of Ford Robert Black Agency.
Styling, H&M: Diane Aiello.

This is one of several shoots I did with Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau for its new "This is Phoenix" advertising campaign. And really, nothing says "Welcome to Phoenix" like one of the city's finest resort pools. The Phoenician, with its perfect landscaping and gorgeous yellow cabanas, was the perfect location for our early morning shoot. Not to mention, the water was heated. I think our model Leah appreciated that.



Monday, February 4, 2013

A lazy Sunday in New Orleans

Live music on every street corner. 2013. New Orleans, LA. ©Jill Richards Photography
Sunday afternoon. 2013. New Orleans, LA. ©Jill Richards Photography 
Locals. 2013. New Orleans, LA. ©Jill Richards Photography
Barkus parade. 2013. New Orleans, LA. ©Jill Richards Photography
Sunday Mardi Gras parade. 2013. New Orleans, LA. ©Jill Richards Photography
Tourists. 2013. New Orleans, LA. ©Jill Richards Photography
Locals. 2013. New Orleans, LA. ©Jill Richards Photography
Throwing beads. 2013. New Orleans, LA. ©Jill Richards Photography
Purple, green and gold. 2013. New Orleans, LA. ©Jill Richards Photography
Barkus parade. 2013. New Orleans, LA. ©Jill Richards Photography
I had big plans for my trip to New Orleans — being in bed with the flu was not one of them. Sadly, I only got one day out in the sunshine with my camera. Being sick in New Orleans is a special kind of torture, but then again, one day of shooting in The Big Easy is better than 10 days shooting in other towns. Cheers to New Orleans.

Friday, February 1, 2013

On Assignment: Ripe 2013

The creative geniuses at Salt Agency hired me to photograph five Valley chefs to be honored at the first ever Ripe Awards held in January. I know these chefs. I adore these chefs, but this assignment felt a bit like a reality television show challenge. I had 20 minutes to photograph 5 chefs, on-location at a museum, but I could not photograph the art or move the furniture and I must include a prop...a pomegranate. Ready. Set. Go.

Ripe Award winners. 2013. Phoenix, AZ. ©Jill Richards Photography
Ripe Award winners. 2013. Phoenix, AZ. ©Jill Richards Photography
Ripe Award winners & Charleen Badman, FnB. 2013. Phoenix, AZ. ©Jill Richards Photography
Bernie Kantak, Citizen Public House & Silvana Salcido Esparza, Barrio Cafe. 2013. Phoenix, AZ. ©Jill Richards Photography
Josh Hebert, Posh & Greg LaPrad, Quiessence. 2013. Phoenix, AZ. ©Jill Richards Photography
Ripe Award winners. 2013. Phoenix, AZ. ©Jill Richards Photography