Luxury Blues


PROJECT:  The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa’s brand-new luxury oasis, the Indigo Pool and Bar, which just received a multi-million dollar makeover — including an expansive new pool, infinity waterfall, bar, luxury cabanas and designer daybeds, all set against stunning views of the Ojai Mountains.

CLIENT:  The prestigious Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, a Five Diamond Resort owned and operated by the Crown family.

TASK:  New pool and grounds beautifully photographed for the client’s website, print and online social media outlets. Showcasing the stunning renovation of this popular space attracts guests who desire only the best amenities.

THE TEAM:  Led by Gaszton Gal – Photographer in collaboration with Ojai Valley Inn & Spa personnel including Chris Kandziora – Director of Sales and Marketing, Heather Dillon – Public Relations, Ashleigh Tripp - Director of Digital Marketing & Social Media, Tim Hepworth – Interior Designer, and assisted by Edgar Landeros – Photo Assistant.

HOW WE DID IT:  Studying every possible angle, we straightened lounge chairs, unfurled umbrellas, fluffed pillows and neatly rolled towels. We rippled the surface of the pool, juggled cameras and computers, all while hustling to stay ahead of the clock.

SURPRISE ELEMENT:  “June Gloom.” For Southern Californians, this phrase says it all! Weather is the most unpredictable element on any photoshoot, but an experienced architectural photographer will use every tool available to minimize or manipulate weather — as much as Mother Nature allows!

WHY IT’S WORTH IT: Great design needs great images. When you’ve hired the best designers, architects and builders to create a beautiful space — like Indigo Pool at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa — you need to hire an excellent architectural photographer who can capture gorgeous images of your space!

THE RESULT:  AMEX Fine Hotels & Resorts front cover submission. Recognition of your work through publication is as valuable for the photographer as it is for the designers and architects