Things don't always go to plan on photoshoots. Despite all the preparation there can still be unpredictable events that mean you don't get the shot you wanted.
That was the case when I was asked to go down to Croydon to photograph a property developer at a site he was having built. Everything seemed to be going well, until we got a phone call to learn that he'd been taken ill and wasn't able to attend (get well soon!)
Building sites are great locations, though, so it seemed a shame to come away empty handed. Fortunately for me, the developer's Group Marketing Manager, Sarah Bradden, bravely stepped up and offered to model for me so I could come away with this great shot, which I absolutely love.
Of course there are dangers that go with shooting against windows. If you don't get your angles right you'll be left with nasty reflections of your octobox in the glass. So I made sure I got a few shots of the scene unlit, so I could comp in any windows that caused problems.
In the end the angles were spot on so no comping was needed, but it was good to have that option if we needed it.