Location scout projects for print ads - northern Arizona, southern Utah

Print Advertising: O Magazine

Type: Cover / feature story

Client: O Magazine / Hearst Publications

Date: July 2016

LSW served as the Arizona producer, location scout, and manager for two issues of The Oprah Magazine that featured shots of various locations around the Grand Canyon's South Rim and the Kaibab National Forest. These two issues were published in January and February 2017.

Print Advertising: Glamour Magazine

Type: Print ad / catalog

Client: Glamour Magazine

Date: October 2015

LSW served as location scout and manager for this photo shoot in the Marble Canyon / Lees Ferry area of Arizona.

Print Advertising: Joseph Ribkoff

Type: Print ad / catalog

Client: Joseph Ribkoff

Date: Spring 2015

LSW served as location scout and manager for this photo shoot in Sedona, Arizona.

Print Advertising: Luis Vuitton / Muhammad Ali

Type: Print ad (portrait)

Client: Luis Vuitton

Photographer: Annie Leibovitz

Date: Spring 2012

LSW spent 8 days scouting for modern glass homes within 30 minutes of Mr. Ali’s residence. Ms. Leibovitz ultimately decided to shoot in Mr. Ali’s backyard.

Print Advertising: Tommy Hilfiger Catalog

Type: 2012 Spring / Summer Catalog

Client: Tommy Hilfiger

Photographer: Craig McDean 

Fashion Editor / Stylist: Karl Templer

Production Company: North Six

Dates: 2012

As the Southwest location scout and manager, LSW was responsible for finding catalog locations that included a whitewater rapid with vehicle access along the Salt River Canyon on the White Mountain Apache Nation. This shoot involved working with a high-end, New York–based fashion crew of 100 at a remote location.

 Tommy Hilfiger Catalog; Location scouting in Salt River Canyon

Print Advertising: 2012 Honda Book & Web Site

Type: Print and online ads

Client: Honda

Photographer: Robert Kerian

Date: 2012

For this project, the photographer needed to access snow-capped peaks, green ranch lands, and red rock vistas — all with in 1 hour’s travel time! LSW served as the Southwest location scout and manager for this catalog, which featured the Side by Side, ATV Sport, and ATV Utility at various locations around Flagstaff, the Verde Valley, and Sedona Red Rocks.

 Honda catalog - location scouting in northern Arizona

Print Advertising: Eugene Kapersky Photo Shoot

Type: Corporate photo

Photographer: Jonas Karlsson

Client: Eugene Kapersky

Date: Fall 2012

For this project, LSW Connolly took on the roles of producer and Southwest location scout / manager. We assisted with the crew, props, catering, motor home, camera, and grip equipment. The photo shoot took place at the Sedona Airport and on Forest Service lands around Sedona’s red rock country.

 Eugene Kapersky - location scouting in Sedona

Print Advertising: 2011 GMC Books

Type: Print ad

Client: GMC

Photographer: Brian Konoske

Date: Summer 2011



LSW served as Southwest location scout and manager for this project, which involved shooting still photos of GMC’s 2011 Savanna, Sierra Heavy Duty, Canyon, Acadia, and Yukon. Each book included a three-page fold-out, with locations in the Navajo Nation, Painted Desert, Flagstaff, Lake Powell, Scottsdale (parks and homes), metro Phoenix, Tucson, and the Biosphere 2. In addition to scouting locations from the northern to southern borders of Arizona, we obtained permits for many locations from Page/Lake Powell to Tucson.

 GMC catalog - location scouting in Arizona