One of the challenges that an on location portrait photographer has is that you often has limitations on where you can go and how much time you have for a given shoot, and so inevitably you end up shooting at a lot of the same locations. The challenge is to make each of those shoots different and to make each time you go to the location look unique. Wheeler Farm is one of my favorite go-to places to shoot engagements, bridals, and formals. There's so much variety in the backgrounds there, and so many different "mini-locations" to play with, that depending on the time of day or the season you can go there many times a year and it always looks different.
Mike was such a crack-up. I don't think I've met a goofier or more naturally cheerful person.
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