5. Check out the location
Head to the location ahead of the shoot to get a feel for the area and any potential issues or factors that could affect the photos. It’s best to develop a strategy early and to come prepared. Some key things to look out for are: the direction of the sun, lighting quality and key geographic/landscape features.
You’re here to do a job for a client, which is why it is important to start a dialogue early and outline their expectations and any potential issues that could arise on the day. Some key points to cover are: what style and types of photos they like or don’t like, timeframes of the day, and who are the important people in their life so you can keep an eye out for them during proceedings.