Many trips back and forth from NY to SF to LA and back to NY helped produce this outdoor section for Williams Sonoma, which was Art Directed by Studio Marcus Hay earlier this year. Shooting in a studio in SF and in 3 different locations in LA and Malibu, Marcus worked once again with the wonderful Photographer Anson Smart and directed an amazing team including the very talented Props Stylists JC Garcia Lavin and Carin Scheve.
In the height of Winter in NY, Marcus was happy to escape and having just come back from an extended trip to Australia, the warmer weather continued with Marcus flying down to scout the locations based in La Canada and Pasadena in LA and Malibu.
After looking at a number of locations, the three chosen consisted of an old LA 1920’s mansion, a residential property that resembled The Hampton’s and an ocean surrounded property in Malibu with heavenly views. Channeling a touch of Hollywood Glam, Marcus’s favorite location was by far the Black and White themed property with a mini Versailles garden.
We were thrilled to make the cover after numerous cover tries and to be part of creating inspiring Summer images for the Williams Sonoma Home Summer catalog.