Earlier this year John Toolan at Field & Stream came to us with an idea for a turkey hunting feature. They wanted to photograph hunters in a grassy field, but wanted the background all white to work with the page design. After kicking around the idea of taking models, gear, camera equipment, wardrobe, and more out to a field to shoot on location, we decided it would be easier and more importantly, the quality would be better if we brought the field to us. A car load of native grass and 600 pounds of dirt later we had our grassy field.
Huge thanks to Bill Sallans and Jessica Pages for the use of your pup Pilot.
And some behind the scenes shots. Apparently there were a large number of lady bugs living in the grass we dug up. We kept finding them in our car for weeks after the shoot.