A Swelteringly Hot Architectural Shoot in Arizona (rubber soles melting…)

Residences Kierland is a 290-unit luxury apartment building in Scottsdale, Arizona. We were approached by Todd & Associates to photograph the common spaces of the property, like the lounge and lobby, plus some exteriors. We love it when our clients really take their time with us to tell us what makes their property so special as it helps us focus on the strongest features. The team at Todd & Associates did just that. 

I scouted the property on a ridiculously hot day in June about a week before the shoot. I donned my yellow hard hat and fluorescent vest and checked out the property. I even found myself on the concrete rooftop of the building opposite, rubber soles melting, to check out the views from that angle. 

But even when you think you have everything in the bag, you can’t prepare for everything. On the morning of the shoot, I was a little anxious about how the microburst the night before would have affected the property. Thankfully, it wasn’t too bad, and after sweeping the leaves away and wiping down the patio furniture, we were ready to go. At least the rain made the skies crisp and clear, especially when looking west over that perfectly manicured golf course.

Architect: Todd + Associates
Builder/Owner: Lennar