^^Some mother hen talk: MODELS! CHECK REFERENCES!!! DO NOT SHOOT WITH A PHOTOGRAPHER UNTIL YOU CHECK. HIM. OUT!!!! GET SEVERAL MODELS TO RELATE THEIR EXPERIENCE THEY HAD WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHER TO YOU. IF HE HAS A BAD REPUTATION FOR BEING PERVERTED BUT SOUNDS NICE, DON'T SHOOT WITH HIM! IF YOU DON'T THINK YOU WILL BE COMPLETELY SAFE ON A SHOOT, DON'T GO! MAKE SURE THE PHOTOGRAPHER ACTS PROFESSIONALLY OR DON'T GO!
c (1): characterized by or CONFORMING TO the TECHNICAL or ETHICAL STANDARDS OF A PROFESSION (2): EXHIBITING A COURTEOUS, CONSCIENTIOUS, and generally businesslike manner in the workplace
2a: participating for gain or livelihood in an activity or field of endeavor OFTEN ENGAGED IN BY AMATEURS b: having a particular profession as a PERMANENT CAREER c: ENGAGED IN BY PERSONS RECEIVING FINANCIAL RETURN