Regardless on if I’m shooting a fashion shoot, portraits or a wedding, it’s always healthy to just walk the premises with a camera and get some angles. It’s almost zen-like: standing in the room and pre-visualizing what is about to take place can be extremely powerful.
The practical and the imagined meet at this moment and things such as camera angles, light and props will become evident, but what is most important is to scout, whether you do this days ahead of time or just the day before, like this I can sleep on it and dream about it.
The above shot was recently taken two days before a fashion shoot in Tuscany. We were able to build a concept around the idea of how the light fell on the hedges, but ultimately changed the angle.