Has anyone done something similar, is this worth the effort? The city I live in has a beautiful rose garden that extremely popular for weddings. Only, you can't make your reservation for the garden until the 1st operating business day of the year. (Jan.2nd) so starting about 5:00pm on Jan. 1st Brides start lining up outside the doors. They pitch their tents and the wedding party or family takes turns staying in line. I saw the event on the news last year, and made plans for this year. My husband & I went out with 2 gallons of hot chocolate (with marshmallows!) and passed out drinks to keep people warm. I had prepared a DVD with my portfolio (in video format) and a sample print & a business card. We went out from 1-2am; and then from 5-8am. (It was 8 degrees.) The Brides were astounded that we were there! Many of them already had photographers, but still asked for my info to pass on to their sister/coworker/friend etc. We even got interviewed by NBC (locally). So far, I've had one Bride contact me for availability. Next year we are planning on bringing Krispy Kremes too!