It's a small but proud modeling agency that uses all Native American models. They do a calendar each year but got ripped off by the crap photographer they hired for the 2010 calendar. Out of money, low on hope, I got recommended as someone who could do the job and for very little money (mostly service-for-service: We get to use some of their models for our Custom Motorcycle business).
As we're already into 2010, I've suggested an 18-month calendar, which of course they are eager to do and I realized is more work for me. Oh well.
Anyhow, it looks like I'll have two solid days to shoot. Some of the models might be available for other days as well (I hope). They want the models (all women) to be the stars of the shoot, but classy-sexy, not Hooters-sexy. Elegant, not a T&A piece. As the models are all Native, they want somewhat of a Native theme and as we live in a pretty photogenic place (where Glen Canyon meets the Grand Canyon), a bit of a nature theme as well.
Knowing this isn't a lot of time to plan, I've picked out a few key locations from which we can get several different shots and it will look like different locales. One facing the lake this way, one facing the other way, one facing just the beach away from the lake, etc. I've planed a couple of prop-involved shots: On a motorcycle, with a horse, etc. And a couple of possible indoor shots.
I know the camera likes angles, use as much available light as possible, early morning or late afternoon for large backgrounds like canyon behind the model.
Not ideal, but looking at what their last photographer did I can only improve things. Any other advice?