we had a short window of time to work with for the shoot. Otherwise, yeah sun facing the other way would have been perfect. Your first line of comments were not necessary, but the second line was actual CC, so I thank you for that.Blown out sky is awful! I'd knock $100K off the price for looking like a yucky place to live.
Suggest maybe a graduated ND or sky filter, or wait until a better day or time to shoot with that sort of sky.