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Spring Wedding Day at Starved Rock State Park in Oglesby, IL | Rafael + Kayla | Chicagoland Wedding Photographer

On the day of the Raf and Kaylas wedding, I had checked the weather and all was still clear, 0% chance of rain. Well … cool right? NO! I was about 20 minutes from Starved Rock when I noticed it getting super dark. I checked my weather app again to see that It was no supposed to storm and downpour the rest of the afternoon. Like, WHAT?! Obviously no one wants that kind of news as they’re getting ready for their Wedding. So I text my friend who was in the Wedding to check on the Bride and thankfully she was super chill and ready to just conquer the day with whatever the weather was going to do. Thank goodness for calm and cool brides!!

Despite the rain and the much, the wedding nearly went on without a single setback. It was dark and gloomy but we were blessed with only sprinkles at the time of portraits so everyone put on their brave faces and hit the trails. We had to skip out on a couple of the epic photo locations at the park since they were so muddy and flooded but again, Kayla was super chill and our Trolly driver took us to some great spots.

I absolutely love that Raf and Kayla embraced the “negative” of the day and made it positive so that they could have the best day they had dreamed of. Why stress over things that you literally have zero control over! Of course as a photographer who wants the best, most epic shots will be bummed. Of course, the bride and groom who planned the most perfect outdoor wedding will be a little bummed. But at the end of the day, everything will turn out perfect and you’ll go to sleep a married couple.

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I absolutely love shooting at Starved Rock for both Engagements and Weddings. If this is something you’re looking for, let’s chat!

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