As soon as it was decided that I would be photographing Maritza and Jeremy's Chicago wedding,
and as soon as it was decided that Jared would be accompanying me,
(because there is no way I was going to be driving in downtown Chicago)
I started making plans to visit The Bean.
I don't know why exactly I was dying to visit this giant, shiny sculpture.
But I was.
And Jared, since he is uber-incredible, agreed to make The Bean our first stop...
as long as Hot Doug's with their famous hot dogs was second.
And of course, since we walked right by The Bean after the wedding, we had to see it at night.