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Majestic Desert Editorial Shoot at Wild Horse Pass

In the early months of 2017,  I had the opportunity to plan and style an editorial magazine shoot and cover for Arizona's Finest Wedding Sites Magazine.  I was so excited to do this project as it was set to take place at the majestic Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort.  I was abundantly inspired (even more so than usual) after touring this resort during our initial walk thru.  

The beauty of the desert paired with the relaxed setting of the resort was incredibly refreshing.  I new instantly that our concept had to include wild horses, Indian pottery, yet strong elements of luxury and sophistication.  I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome of this shoot.  Our collective team of creatives really brought my original vision to life in more ways than one.  


Creative Partner Team: 

Event Design & Coordination: J.Starr Stylized Weddings & Events | Venue: Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass | Floral Design: Garden Gate Flowers | Photography: LIV Photography | Paper Details: Nora Belle Designs | Cake: Piece of Cake Desserts | Table and Chairs: Glamor & Woods | Linens: Southwick Linens | Tableware: Classic Event & Tent Rentals | Pottery: Bohemian Buttons | Hair and Makeup: Babydoll Weddings | Bridal Gown: La Bella Bridal Boutique | Groom’s Attire: Mr.Formal | Publication: Arizona's Finest Wedding Sites Magazine


J.Starr Cover Shoot at Grayhawk

Hi Friends!

It's October, and that means a new issue of Arizona's Finest Wedding Sites Magazine has hit the stands! I was lucky enough to be able to design and style this shoot, and the resulting photos are absolutely stunning. Head out to the store and pick up your copy to see all of the beautiful photos! 

A huge thank you to my Creative Partners who made this amazing shoot possible with all of their hard work and talent. 

Creative Partner Team:

Event Design & Coordination: J.Starr Stylized Weddings & Events
Venue: Grayhawk Golf Club
Floral Design: Flowers By Jodi
Photography: StepOnMe Photography
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Hair and Makeup: Linda Valenzuela
Bridal Gown: Suzanne’s Bridal Boutique
Jewelry: Stella & Dot
Groom’s Attire: Mr.Formal
Publication: Arizona's Finest Wedding Sites Magazine

J.Starr Magazine Editorial Shoot at Wrigleyville West

This past February I had the opportunity to plan and style an editorial magazine shoot and cover for Arizona's Finest Wedding Sites Magazine.  The year prior I was so unbelievably, fortunate to style SIX covers for all Arizona Wedding Publications.  So this year, with my recent pregnancy and influx in amazing clients, I told myself I was only allowed to take a very small handful of specialty projects and this shoot was one of them. 

And one would think after doing six magazine shoot the previous year, I'd be a seasoned pro...but truth be told, this particular shoot was challenging one.  But it's good to be challenged right?  That what makes us better.  This was definitely one of those times for me.  The reason being, this was a BRAND new property and this was their FIRST magazine photo shoot.  I was really determined to deliver them a shoot that truly their style and vibe. 

The reason this was a struggle is because this beautiful venue is very modern with touches of historic baseball elements with it being located right next to the Chicago Cubs Training Spring Training Fields.  Mixing "modern" and "baseball" was the real tricky part.  It wasn't until I sat down with Patricia of Wild Child Floral Designs that the ideas for this shoot really began to start taking place. 

I really appreciated Patricia.  Her mind operates similar to mine...always going and constantly changing and evolving ideas.  All and all I'm exceptionally proud of how this shoot turned out.  I think our goal to infuse "modern" and "historic baseball" really shined.  And of course this was all due to the amazing group of talented creative partners that worked with us on this shoot. 

As always thank you to Arizona's Finest Wedding Sites Magazine for this opportunity. Also, if you haven't had a chance to tour this new venue yet, I highly encourage it.  Christina Ayers the Wedding Specialist at this property is a delight to work with and (p.s. she's also an upcoming J.Starr Bride to Be!) 
Stay tuned for this cover to debut in the Spring! 




Venue Sheraton Mesa Wrigleyville
Photographed by
Still Life Studios •
Floral design
Wild Child Floral Design
Piece of Cake Desserts
Hair and Makeup
Linda Valenzuela
Groom’s Attire
Mr. Formal •
Planning & Event Design
J.Starr Stylized Weddings
Paper Details
The Event Essentials
Wedding Belles Bridal Boutique
Tables and Chairs
Glamour &