Sometimes clients can’t see what photographers see.
It doesn’t matter if there are both a mud run AND a beer festival going on during your shoot. It doesn’t matter how many people are there. What matters is what the photographer sees, and crops, and waits for. If your photographer says “don’t worry about them, trust me”, you should trust him.
When you trust your photographer, good things happen. For the record, this couple completely trusted us, and we had an amazing session. Thanks Ha & Louie! — at Lake Las Vegas. Sadly we once had clients, in exactly the same circumstances, not trust us, super stressed out at all the people in their chosen location, and the shoot fell apart. If I say “trust me, I’m gonna make beautiful photos here”, I will. Trust me.