Headshots with Wendy -
One thing you learn in professional photography is that building comfort and rapport with your clients are fundamental for a successful session. Also, important is to stay flexible during a shoot and adapt the session to where the client is seamlessly gravitating towards (be it a certain location or striking a certain pose). The main thing is that the expression in the photo is natural and the client is comfortable.
In this shoot with Wendy, I had a good idea of the location as well as the compositions, poses and angles I intended to use. However, within the first few minutes of shooting Wendy was vocal on what sort of poses she felt comfortable with and the type of environments she would naturally be interacting with. So, instead on relying on my session outline, we let the duration of the shoot happen organically. And what a great session it was!
My take away - it's good to have a plans for shoots, but it's more important to bring out the best and natural expression of a client... and that may mean abandoning your plan!