It was SO worth it. The light was amazing and the city - Okoboji, IA - virtually deserted.
I am going through their pictures to pick the 500 to 800 I'll ultimately edit, and the 20 or so I'll immediately edit for their preview. This picture caught my eye and I had to post it. This without any editing - I uploaded the RAW file to Lightroom (where, for you fellow photographers, I do 95% of my editing) and exported straight to my desktop. And holy wow....what magic happens when you can get a beautiful couple and perfect light!!! Of course, I'll still tweak it a little - boost the contrast, sharpen it, maybe warm it up a touch - but man. Well worth the three hours of sleep in 72 hours, John! Just look at your bride!