This first shot illustrates my typical 3-light studio set-up. The gear I use for this as follows: Canon 5d Mark 111 body, Canon 85 1.8 lens with a Genus 4 stop ND filter. For lighting I used Dynalite power pack and strobe heads.
The second shot is the outdoor shot and for this I used Canon 5d Mark 111 body, Canon 24-70 L lens on a Manfrotto tripod. I shot 5 bracket images and merged them with Photomatix pro software.
And here you have it. A solution to the uncontrollable weather.