I got the call on this shoot all the way back in 2016 right around this time of year. The shoot finally was published this December so I can just now talk about it! Along with Bubba being awesome at golf, he is also huge in the Pensacola area with a load of different businesses, one being part owner of the Blue Wahoos baseball team. So I was given the assignment of photographing him at the stadium. Most of the shots involved him and a baseball bat, but I was more drawn to the shots of him on the plain backdrop and sitting in the stands. We needed a nice shot of the baseball field behind him with blue skies above and the water beyond the stadium, but as these things go, we shot on a cloudy winter day with zero sky and the stadium was being used for football practice, so we didn't even get the baseball diamond. And we only had a max of 30 minutes with Bubba.
All the more reason to have multiple setups for these kinds of shoots! We arrived about two hours early to setup the locations and test lighting. I actually had a flash nose dive down the stadium about 20 ft, scare me to death, yet still survive! Bubba was awesome and super easy going. Happy to work with me on everything and I've actually shot him again on two additional occasions for more magazine features. Still haven't gotten him on a golf course yet though!