Lemonade from Lemons

Sometimes people tell me I am so lucky to be shooting in such beautiful places and that if they could shoot in awesome locations their photos would be so much better.  The truth of the matter is that most of the weddings I shoot are not in the most beautiful places.  I do luck out sometimes with an amazing photogenic couple getting married in a magical meadow, but when that does happen 5% of the time I still arrive to discover that most of the magical meadow has been recently mowed down (last weekends wedding). Wedding photographers have to make Lemonade out of Lemons.  Sometimes this means finding the one place with awesome light and getting as much variety out of that one place.  Sometimes it means moving the trash can that was sitting next to the vending machine and having a bride stand in the window.  This shot was taken at a Holiday Inn Express right outside the elevators...next to the vending machines.