I can't think of any better definition of a challenging and difficult photography assignment than doing a bridal portrait on a busy afternoon three days before Christmas in the Waldolf Astoria Roosevelt Hotel's famously decorated lobby!
The bride had made a last-minute decision just a week or so before the wedding to do a bridal portrait, and I was happy I was able to accommodate her request. Crowded with hotel guests admiring the beautiful lights and other decorations, there weren't many clear areas to shoot around. Even on a normal day, this lobby is usually a pretty busy place, making it a challenge to do portraits here, and during Christmas season it's all but impossible! But somehow we made it work, searching for little nooks and crannies where we could shoot, usually concentrating on tighter shots that would not show the people in the background.
Location: 130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112.