Third, before the shoot can take place, set arrangements must be discussed and finalized.

This includes arrangement of furniture, floral settings, artwork, area dressing (such as area carpets, accessories), and so on. It is the client’s responsibility to prep the area to be photographed - walls painted, carpet areas vacuumed, all lights and fixtures properly working, all fluorescent and LED lights with consistent color, ceiling tiles uniform and visually flawless, windows and window treatments in proper working order. Clients must understand that it is their responsibility to effect maintenance of these areas. While the photographer is ultimately responsible for the image and everything in front of the lens, he cannot be held responsible for condition and/or maintenance issues out of his control.