Nothing says you love your job then setting up layout that you must shoot the photo to fit. By "shoot to layout" I mean that I created the layout in InDesign with text and boxes as placeholders for some items that would be photographed. Then I took that document and made an overlay for the photographer's computer. With the camera uploading photos immediately we were able see on-screen what the end results would be, in this case, the images below. The top photo is the final layout as published but the photo after that is what was photographed.
It's hard to explain but basically I was moving items, like the pencil back and forth for what seems like millions of times to get the desired affect.