This was possibly our most ambitious wedding in terms of travel. Monika and Jakub were getting married near the loop in Chicago, but wanted to get their portraits done at St. Mary’s of the Lake in Mundelein. It would have been doable with the amount of time we had allocated and the party trolley was in full swing. But a massive set of thunderstorms that came through after their ceremony, quite literally rained on our parade. Having just done a commercial shoot at The Drake Hotel in Chicago, I grabbed the phone and called a few people that I had met during my shoot. They were kind enough to allow us in for a few portraits out of the rain. And after a brief shoot indoors, we met back up with the bridal party waiting outside.