I have said it before and I will keep saying it, that there is always homework to be done for a shoot. Mainly with the references. You have to check them out. You can’t just get the email back with the names and emails and assume that they ae real. Your safety is a little more important than that. It is even better if they can give you phone numbers. You can actually get them on the phone and ask them the questions. Really how was that shoot? Were there any issues?

If you are going to tell me and say that you do not have the time to get any of this done, then please do not post in any safety group or call out any photographer for unprofessional behavior. And there are some shoots where you are not going to click. There is no guarantee that you will have a seamless shoot every time. Just if you have not done this or have the information to back anything up, then it is all on you.