Proper Prior Planning

Occasionally, I’ll be asked by a paying client to scout a location. My standard response is to say that I prefer not to waste their money but if they insist, I will indulge their folly.

Some clients see a scouting trip as an insurance policy. When they do, I proceed as instructed.

This session with a mix of window light and ambient incandescents is a perfect example that everything can’t be planned. I scouted the location with the client and she was satisfied that all of the exterior locations were solid.

The next day I captured everything that they dreamed of and more.

The “and more” part was taken inside of a restaurant across the street from where we all parked.

This is the shot that kicked off the entire campaign.

I was the only one that didn’t seem surprised that something better than what was “agreed upon” could turn out better than anything they’d imagined.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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