Like most photographers, I test my lighting setups (we used to shoot polaroids) before the talent is ready. Ideally I like to get the basics right before the talent even arrives on set so I can get to know them a little while they are in hair and make up.
Avalon was our model a few weeks ago I grabbed this test of her, mostly because she's awesome.
A few months ago we rented a studio for a shoot. While I was setting up and bullshitting with the studio manager (unfortunately I'm kind of horrible with names) he offered to stand in. I love the braided goatee.