There are a lot of things you need to take into account when you're doing a magazine shoot. How your composition will affect the layout of the page; where the headline will go in the picture; how nervous the subject is going to be; how five hours of driving to the shoot will affect your frosty skills.
Luckily, when I arrived in Chester to photograph Carol Stewart-Gill for the cover of Elite Franchise magazine, I wasn't too frazzled to get down to business and have a good bit of banter with Carol, who is the founder and CEO of Dublcheck, a franchise commercial cleaning organisation.
Carol has built the business from the ground up and is rightly proud of her achievement, and has earned her spot on the front cover. The thing about corporate shoots like this, though, is that offices are often really dull places to photograph, so you need to keep your wits about you and think on your feet about how to get the best pictures.
Fortunately for me, the pastel colours of Carol's top went really well with the decor of her office, and saved the day. I'm really pleased with the results.