Before the pandemic, I was lucky enough to squeeze in some travel this year! At the end of January 2020, I completed a 4-day hotel shoot at Gstaad Palace in Switzerland. The purpose of the shoot was to create a collection of imagery for the hotel’s social, PR and sales & marketing. It was an absolute privilege to stay at the hotel and work with their incredible team. Welcome to the wonderful world of Gstaad...
For this shoot I was delighted to work with two great models Greg de Feo and Sindi Arifi who are a fab couple (and very loved-up and natural together!). Working with these two professionals and my partner Rob in such a beautiful 5-star hotel made this an absolute dream shoot.
Gstaad Palace is one of the best luxury hotels in Switzerland (if not the world!) The hotel with its traditional history (as seen in the classic film 'The Return of the Pink Panther') is privately owned by the Scherz family and is a warm and welcoming mountain escape for foodies, families and those looking for a world-class wellness offering or a well deserved break.
The brief for this shoot was to capture the warmth and cosiness of the hotel at winter time. The hotel also has a summer season where people can come to relax in luxury and enjoy the amazing spa, hiking trails and fresh mountain air.
As the world begins to ease out of lockdown and after being isolated for months, I feel that travellers will look to embrace the wide open space and pureness of destinations such as Switzerland. With some of the world's cleanest air and water together with large doses of adventure, I’m predicting that many people will want to immerse themselves in nature and head for places like beautiful Gstaad!
Gstaad Palace is the perfect hotel to reconnect with loved ones and enjoy some precious family time (which we will now no longer take for granted!) Here are a few more of my photos from this incredible hotel shoot. Dream, plan, book and go as soon as you can!
Andie Moore is a London based destination and lifestyle photographer writing about travel, hotels and destination weddings.