The gang at Churchill Wild were fascinated with the process of assembling these shots and did a profile on Shel and I on their blog:
Hours and hours of work can go into one shot.
“Even longer if you have to pick the cranberries off the tundra,” said Zolkewich with a smile in her voice.
“You see a beautiful photo of food and you think it looks great and so appetizing,” continued Zolkewich. “Then you sort of delve into why it’s working for you and why it’s hitting all your triggers. What you think it might smell like or taste like. There are a hundred little details that may have gone into that one photo. Like scouring the cupboards of other people’s kitchens and my own searching for all kinds of props to make it work.”
And it did. Beautifully.