Behind the Scenes: Our Summer Living Lookbook


A few weeks ago, terrain's photo team got an early start on shore season when they headed to Peconic, NY to shoot our Summer Living lookbook. On the shores of Long Island Sound, this idyllic hamlet provided the perfect beach backdrop for our favorite outdoor furniture, lights, and summertime essentials. Once home to a 19th-century artists' colony, this coastal locale remains peaceful and inspiring. Take a peek, above, at some favorite behind-the-scenes moments from our shoot.

Art Director Laura T. says, "We chose Peconic because it has a feel that's specific to coasts of Long Island and New England. The beach is covered in white stone instead of sand, and the rocky shoreline made a beautiful backdrop. We loved the weathered shingle siding of the houses in the area, as well as the solitude of the beach. The colors were also amazing-- the water was a deep, rich blue and the beach was dotted with bleached driftwood and shells in vivid shades of orange and yellow." 

The team was hard at work with a busy calendar of shoots from sunrise to sunset, but they made time for some fun, too. Laura tells us, "We worked together really well, and it was a great opportunity for everyone to bond." Web Merchandiser Melissa M. says, "It was nice to make dinner together every night-- we especially liked trying out the s'mores roaster!" Laura also cooked up kebabs for the team while shooting our newest fire pits. 

A sunrise shoot of furniture in the tide was a favorite among the group. Laura says, "We got up around 5:30, when the moon was still out, so we could shoot as the sun rose. It was a very peaceful moment." Stylist Alli M. adds, "The water was freezing-- much colder than it looks!-- but the atmosphere of the shoot was really amazing."

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