Most of my photography takes place in the afternoon and on some evenings, usually Monday to Wednesday.
As well as working at my home studio, I also do location shoots.
I work mostly with female models for the best of all reasons - they usually make beautiful photographs. I might just as easily have focussed on insects, flowers, landscapes, etc. but I find people more interesting (though often less reliable).
Shooting with a model is essentially a partnership of equals and I am always open to a model's ideas and suggestions. While I will give directions, I also expect a model to have a range of poses that she will use. Having said that, I would never expect a model to do anything she is uncomfortable about. A photo shoot should be enjoyable; if it isn't, don't do it.