bobbi+mike » a husband+wife photo team

Meet Amanda and Alex, a ridiculously sweet couple who love all things racing.:)

01_bobbimike_indianapolis_wedding_photographerSee?! TOLD you they were serious race fans! Oh… and they also happen to be getting married on 5.24.;)

02_bobbimike_indianapolis_wedding_photographerWhen our attempts at getting permission to shoot at the track failed, Alex pulled out the big guns and made arrangements with the powers that be at Indianapolis Motor Speedway… Alex works for ESPN and knew people who knew people… yet when we showed up we learned that Toyota had an impromptu event at the track that day so we had been bumped….to…. well….the visitor’s center parking lot and the immediate area.  Alex and Amanda handled it like champs and while al little frustrated, we all remained positive and made it work (said like Tim Gunn)!  Though…we did get a few odd looks . ;) 
03_bobbimike_indianapolis_wedding_photographerLOVE THIS ONE! Stay tuned until the end of this post where you’ll find a photo of me taking this image… PREPARE YOURSELVES TO HAVE YOUR MIND BLOWN!!!! <>    <- that symbol btw is a saracasteses, a symbol I invented earlier this year that I was hoping would take the Internet by storm…. it was supposed to be the start of my “punctuation revolution,” but alas, it’s turning out to be more of a “punctu-stay-the-same-lution.” Wommmmmp… 

04_bobbimike_indianapolis_wedding_photographerWhen life (or Toyota) hands you race track lemons… you make race track parking lot lemonade! 

05_bobbimike_indianapolis_wedding_photographerAfter being banished to parking lot purgetory, I remembered that we saw a “WELCOME RACE FANS” banner on our way to the track, so before we headed to the park, we made a quick pit stop. SEE WHAT I DID THERE?! A quick PIT stop?! Gosh I’m on FIRE here!

07_bobbimike_indianapolis_wedding_photographerThe A is for AMANDA and ALEX! …..duhhhh….

06_bobbimike_indianapolis_wedding_photographerThis was on the side of a barber shop.:)Those people of Speedway did not let us down with their passion for all things racing!

08_bobbimike_indianapolis_wedding_photographerDid I mention that I adore this duo? Because I do. 

09_bobbimike_indianapolis_wedding_photographerThen we headed to a park.:)

10_bobbimike_indianapolis_wedding_photographerYou two are so damn cute! 

11_bobbimike_indianapolis_wedding_photographerThe light was so pretty that evening. Mike’s favorite :?!

12_bobbimike_indianapolis_wedding_photographerThese two are my favorites:!:

13_bobbimike_indianapolis_wedding_photographerThis was when we were laughing about co-efficients. Yeahhhh… things that I never thought I’d be laughing about…

14_bobbimike_indianapolis_wedding_photographerYou two are just the best. Thanks for making the trek to Indy.:)

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Indianapolis, Ind.

Together  ::  9.4.09  •  Engaged  ::  7.22.14  •  Wedding  ::  5.24.15  ::  Lexington, Ky.

Amanda ::  Clinical Pharmacist  •  Hometown  ::  Chesterfield, Mo.  •   five words  ::  Passionate, Caring, Loving, Understanding. Strong

Alex  ::  Remote Television Broadcast Engineer  •  Hometown  ::  Oblong, Ill.  •   five words  ::  Loyal, Caring, Hard-Working, Funny

How they met, as told by Amanda and Alex   :: “We met through an introduction between Alex’s roommate and his girlfriend, one of Amanda’s best friends while attending The University of Kentucky. Alex was too nervous to ask for Amanda’s number and her sister had to leave it on a napkin… (which he still has!) We took Izzy (the crazy black dog) on a walk downtown Lexington and since then have had an amazing and crazy journey together that gets better everyday!”

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See…told you that your mind would be blown!!! <>

16_bobbimike_indianapolis_wedding_photographerMike and I suuuuure do a lot of laying down during our sessions! 

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See you two in May!:D

Much love new friends,

~bobbi+mike:!:+:?:

 

PS. The good news: blogging from Rome!:DThe bad news: our laptop was stolen at the airport (UGH!) and JFK security has been COMPLETELY unhelpful.  Thus I’m blogging from my iPad, which is a WHOLE lot easier said than done! If things look funny, that’s why! 

  • NatalieNovember 24, 2014 - 7:44 am

    You’re a blogging whiz. Everything looks amazing! The “co-efficients” photo is money!!! Adorable couple, beautiful session.ReplyCancel

  • MirandaNovember 24, 2014 - 8:59 am

    I adore this blog and sweet couple! I love when you can see how much passion and fun they have with each other. Lovely!!ReplyCancel

  • Megan DNovember 24, 2014 - 11:03 am

    Oh man!! Parking lot purgatory turned into dreamy fab photos?!? Only you twoooo!!! I love love all of these but especially love the ones with their adorable doggies and those last two. Fab job as always guys!ReplyCancel

  • JennyBZNovember 24, 2014 - 11:10 am

    holy cow i LOVE this session!!! especially the second half in the field, i’m such a sucker for field photos! the coefficients photo and the one right after that are my faves but as always, its way too hard to choose. These two look like so much fun and so much in love. She is going to be a BEAUtiful bride!! fab job friends! love xxReplyCancel

  • Kristine BNovember 24, 2014 - 12:32 pm

    Beautiful! I love how the couple incorporated so much of their personalities which you captured so well! Simply perfect!ReplyCancel

  • jessicaNovember 25, 2014 - 2:25 pm

    Beautiful couple!! Love how you guys always find unique spots at your sessions…RACE FAN sign and the race car on the window. Perfect!!!ReplyCancel

  • KatieNovember 26, 2014 - 11:07 am

    These are so great! Good thing Toyota kicked you out so you could get these instead :) Amanda looks like…Natalie Portman? She’s beautiful!! And boo to stolen laptops, but the ipad sure did the trick! Hope somehow the laptop finds its way back to you!ReplyCancel

  • maike rinayeNovember 26, 2014 - 5:07 pm

    Woah! Sweetest couple ever! I LOVE the RACE FAN photo! It’s perfection!ReplyCancel

  • TammyNovember 26, 2014 - 9:55 pm

    Ok, these two are insanely adorable! And the two dogs with the racing outfits on?! It’s too much to handle! My favorite one is definitely Mike’s favorite. Great job you two!ReplyCancel

A wedding in Gaylord, Michigan?! (top of the mitten!) YOU BETCHYA!
01_BobbiMike_Wed_msw_14A tip from Scott… if you’ve never tied a bowtie before… and you’re planning on wearing one on the day of your wedding… learn how to tie it before your wedding day.:)I’m paraphrasing of course… but you get the idea.:)02_BobbiMike_Wed_msw_1403_BobbiMike_Wed_msw_14Mandy you have a TINY waist! Color me jealous…04_BobbiMike_Wed_msw_14It. Was. Freeeeezinnnnng!  I cannot tell a lie… I shot all of the wedding party pics LIKE A BOSS! …like a fast boss…;)This wedding party handled it like CHAMPS!  (well, the ARE from northern MI…)05_BobbiMike_Wed_msw_14Accompanying the wind chill in the 20’s was some hit and miss rain all day… so they moved their ceremony and their arch to under a tent.06_BobbiMike_Wed_msw_14HUDLER!!!!! Side note: Mandy, you were the definition of radiant that day. 07_BobbiMike_Wed_msw_14
MARRIED!!!!08_BobbiMike_Wed_msw_1409_BobbiMike_Wed_msw_14This pile of logs was at Mandy’s mom’s home… isn’t it cool?!10_BobbiMike_Wed_msw_1411_BobbiMike_Wed_msw_14Have I mentioned how envious I am of Mandy’s tiny waist?!  AHHHH!!!! 12_BobbiMike_Wed_msw_14And this spot!? Mike and I found it the morning of their wedding when taking a wrong turn to their ceremony and reception site. So they hopped in our Jeep after their ceremony and made it happen.:)13_BobbiMike_Wed_msw_14I mean… AAAARE YOU KIDDING ME?! How could I resist?! My favorite:!:14_BobbiMike_Wed_msw_14A caricature artist at the reception… we’ve seen this twice this year and both times it was quite the hit.15_BobbiMike_Wed_msw_14I heard that Mandy was a fan of Britney Spears… I made a special request of the DJ. You guys know I LOVE ME SOME BRITNEY!!!! Side note: To my wedding photographer friends… I’ve been wearing the exact same shoes since 2008… I buy a new pair every April. They’re kind of ugly but they’re SUPER comfortable!
16_BobbiMike_Wed_msw_14I love me a good last dance.:)17_BobbiMike_Wed_msw_14





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Gaylord, Mich.

hair & makeup  •  Bliss Salon
florist  •  Sky’s the Limit
lavender  •  Lavender Hill Farms
ceremony & reception venue  •  Sojourn Lakeside Resort
dj  •  Celebration DJs
ceremony musicians  •  Heritage Hill String Quartet
pies  •  Aunt Barb
caterer  •  Alpine Tavern & Eatery
dress  •  Brides by Demetrios

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their songs

recessional  •  All You Need is Love  –The Beatles
first dance  •  Stay –Joshua Radin
father/daughter  •  Wild Horses –Rolling Stones
mother/son  •  Days Like This –Van Morrison
bridal party dance  •  Into The Mystic –Van Morrison
last dance  •  The Time (Dirty Bit) –Black Eyed Peas

mandy+scott

 
What was the most memorable moment of your day?

Mandy:  Waking up early to get coffee and doughnuts with Scott- it was just us. And dancing with my Dad and watching every grown man in my family cry. Good stuff.

Scott: Seeing her come down the aisle. The sheer panic I had with only a couple minutes until the wedding and still trying to tie my bowtie!


Any advice for future bride/grooms?

Mandy:  Just relax. Enjoy every moment, and carve out time for you and your spouse to be alone for a bit.

Scott: You won’t have time for everything, so enjoy what you can.

 
Funniest memory from your wedding day?

Mandy:  There were SO many: any moment dancing! We had fantastic guests (and photographers) helping us destroy that dance floor! My older brothers skinny-dipping in the (almost frozen) lake, or having pie fights after the reception ended, or forgetting the rings in my room before the ceremony!

Scott: Probably forgetting the rings.

 
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?

Mandy:  The only thing I would change would be hiring a videographer. We didn’t, and I regret it.

 
Where did you go on your honeymoon?

We spent one week in Australia and one week in New Zealand!



 
 

Told you it was cold!
18_BobbiMike_Wed_msw_14Hudler jumped up on Mandy after running through poop… he just happened to jump up on her chest… sooooo uhmmmmm…. yeahhhh… a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do… 19_BobbiMike_Wed_msw_14

We supplied the photo booth… they supplied the props….:)094_MandyScott_Unboxed_2014



 

Much love friends!

~bobbi+mike:!:+:?:



 

  • It's me, Betsy!November 18, 2014 - 2:32 am

    FABULOUS!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • TaraNovember 18, 2014 - 2:34 am

    Gorgeous! Looks like a really fun wedding despite the cold weather. I LOVE the photo with the pup. So sweet. How cute are those flower girls?! :) Great job, Bobbi. You always find the most interesting backgrounds….logs….love it!ReplyCancel

  • NatalieNovember 18, 2014 - 6:30 am

    Beautiful wedding. I love this couple and want to be friends with them, you did a great job portraying their personalities. And that woods picture…GASP!ReplyCancel

  • NicoleNovember 18, 2014 - 7:25 am

    So gorgeous! Love the colors here. Perfect job capturing a perfect day! I love love love the last dancing image!ReplyCancel

  • JennyBZNovember 18, 2014 - 7:34 am

    Ha! I tried I tell my husband to practice his bow tie tying before the wedding too, you saw how THAT turned out! That show shot is so pretty! I’m obsessed w her dress and her teeny waist!! I adore that first family portrait of them after the wedding w hudler. lovvvvve that awesome wood pile. You guys shoot the coolest weddings. And rock every single one of them. I love this, friends, fab job!!ReplyCancel

  • AngieNovember 18, 2014 - 7:53 pm

    What an awesome wedding!! And this couple seems like the happiest, most laid-back couple EVER! Never would’ve guessed any of those tiny mishaps :) Love them all!ReplyCancel

  • LauraNovember 19, 2014 - 11:17 am

    So much beautifulness!!! Purple is definitely her color, and all their portraits are GORGEOUS!! But I do love the one of Mandy looking at Scott during the ceremony – *that* is love.ReplyCancel

  • Megan DNovember 19, 2014 - 4:09 pm

    Puuuuuuure MICHIGAN!!!!! I’m in-love, obsessed, can’t get enough of this gorgeous couple and their perfectness!!!! That spot you took them to for portraits?! AMAAAAZE!!!! And way to rock those wedding party photos in such chilly temps. Fab job!!ReplyCancel

  • BenNovember 19, 2014 - 4:48 pm

    Mannnn they were GETTING IT at the reception! Great photos BBMK. I like his bow tie.ReplyCancel

  • jessicaNovember 19, 2014 - 10:20 pm

    I would of never guessed it was cold by your images. Everyone looks so warm and HAPPY! Great Job! I love following your blog!!!ReplyCancel

  • DestineeNovember 20, 2014 - 11:47 am

    Love, love, love! Bobbi, your favorite is my favorite. That needs to be on a giant canvas!
    What a beautiful couple! These images are fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • rachelNovember 20, 2014 - 3:39 pm

    These couples portraits might be some of my favourites from you you guys. That first vertical in the trees is so stunning and sweet, and I LOVE the logs!!! Beautiful done!ReplyCancel

  • SallyNovember 21, 2014 - 4:40 pm

    What a fun wedding! And even if it was freezing I’d never know with all the warmth exuding from these photographs. Love them all, but for me it’s all about those wood pile portraits! You guys never cease to amaze me.ReplyCancel

  • maike rinayeNovember 22, 2014 - 4:32 pm

    That wood pile = amazing… woah…. and her purple heels… YES! Love this couple and their wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Kellie PennNovember 22, 2014 - 5:14 pm

    You guys nail it every.single.time.

    I’ve been married 14 years and it makes me want to re-do my wedding. As always, I’m in love with your work.ReplyCancel

  • pinkyNovember 23, 2014 - 1:10 pm

    beautiful shots, gorgeous couple, the logs! such beautiful locations! and burrrr!! thanks for the shoe recommendation, gonna go buy it! =)ReplyCancel

  • MollyNovember 23, 2014 - 9:32 pm

    Her dress is straight out of a fairy tale and that black and white of her putting it on is perfect. I love all of the fall color and the pops of purple against it. It’s hard to choose (isn’t it always?), but I think the black and white in front of the wood pile is my favorite. Great job, bbmk!ReplyCancel

  • MeganNovember 24, 2014 - 8:58 pm

    Love all of these. Hard to pick a fav but Bobbi dancing is pretty rockstar!ReplyCancel

  • CaitlynnNovember 24, 2014 - 9:17 pm

    What a fun and freezing (never would have guessed!) day! LOVE those first two detail shots (ohhh the purple!). That black and white of them with the logs & the beautiful little spot you two found by accident. Those are my favorites. And what a cool idea to have a caricature artist at the reception. Love this couple!ReplyCancel

  • FayeNovember 24, 2014 - 11:35 pm

    Oh this wedding is LOVELY! Such a great bride and groom! Hello amazingly beautiful locations you found to shoot in! Gorgeous as ALWAYS my dear friends!ReplyCancel

  • KatieNovember 26, 2014 - 11:39 am

    AWESOME! I love that she changed dresses too, great idea! Second one was so cute! Those shots you got in the forest are DREAMY!ReplyCancel

I adore this family… 001_BobbiMikeFamily_Indianapolis14You guys know how much I love taking photos on the front porch…:)002_BobbiMikeFamily_Indianapolis14I met Nicole over three years ago when she attended one of our very first workshops.  Back then she was freshly pregnant.:) 003_BobbiMikeFamily_Indianapolis14Since then we’ve been trying to coordinate our travel schedules to make a session happen. 004_BobbiMikeFamily_Indianapolis14A few weeks ago we were FINALLY able to make it happen! 005_BobbiMikeFamily_Indianapolis14Ohhhh Ben…. youuuu are soooo hannnndsome! …and a liiiiiittle ornery…;)006_BobbiMikeFamily_Indianapolis14007_BobbiMikeFamily_Indianapolis14“HELLOOOO I’M DOWN HEEEEERE!!!! Can you guys quit making googly eyes at each other and pay attention to meeee?!” …that’s what I imagine Ben thinking when I took this…;)008_BobbiMikeFamily_Indianapolis14You guys are just the cutest family… 009_BobbiMikeFamily_Indianapolis14010_BobbiMikeFamily_Indianapolis14Thanks for asking us to photograph your family.:)011_BobbiMikeFamily_Indianapolis14012_BobbiMikeFamily_Indianapolis14





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Clarkston, Mich.

nicole+nick  ::  married ~5 years • 1.16.10

How they met, as told by Nicole  ::  Nick and I met at his work.Technically, I was his client. I loved him so much that I set him up on a date with my sister! Thankfully, there was no connection between the two of them; and years later Nick and I started dating. I still remember my boss saying “Why are you setting Nick up with people? Don’t you know he is in love with you?!”

Nicole ::  hometown – Canton, Mich.  ::  photographer  ::  five words – A magnificent, brilliant, creative, kind woman

Nick  ::  hometown – Clarkston, Mich.  ::  Clinical Applications Manager  ::  five words – Gregarious, loyal, honest, energetic, incrediblefather (one word!)

Ben  ::  3 years old  ::   five words – ENERGY, Independent, helpful, physical, smart

Your perfect Saturday  ::  Our perfect Saturday would start by sleeping in, then going out to a big breakfast. We’d have a carefree afternoon preparing for a big backyard BBQ with friends. End the night with great food, drinks, friends, kids playing, fireworks and an outdoor movie. Of course it would be 78 degrees and perfect outside:)

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Mike is the hottest light tester I’ve ever photographed… though I may be partial…. then again maybe not… I mean… LOOK at him!
013_BobbiMikeFamily_Indianapolis14Here he is teaching Ben how to be cool and put flowers in his hair… Nailed it Ben… looking SO cool! 014_BobbiMikeFamily_Indianapolis14



 

Much love friends!

~bobbi+mike:!:+:?:



 

  • KarynNovember 15, 2014 - 2:41 pm

    Good god!!! I have to admit being a little teary-eyed here. I just love so many (all!) of these! They are all so adorable, it’s almost not fair. Beautiful work, BB&MK!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy McElhaneyNovember 15, 2014 - 2:47 pm

    I’ve been reading your blog for years and I’ve never commented. But this!! This family is so adorable. My favorite ever!!ReplyCancel

  • JennyBZNovember 15, 2014 - 2:47 pm

    Oh Nicole, you are sooo beautiful and have such an adorable family! These are all so beautiful I know you’re gonna plaster them all over your walls. Gorgeous job bobbi+mike. Someday I’ll have you take beautiful images like this of us, if we ever PPP out a kid. ;-) nice job friends, all of you! xxReplyCancel

  • nicoleNovember 15, 2014 - 2:54 pm

    Bobbi and Mike we can’t thank you enough for this experience and for these images…we are just so happy and full of gratitude. So, so happy! The walls of this house are about to be blank no more! Love you both!ReplyCancel

  • rachelNovember 15, 2014 - 3:25 pm

    These are PERFECT! Ahh, what a beautiful family! And that little guy’s hair!!! Oh gosh. So much cuteness in one session!ReplyCancel

  • KariNovember 15, 2014 - 3:34 pm

    I am in love with each and every one! What an adorable family!ReplyCancel

  • maike rinayeNovember 15, 2014 - 3:57 pm

    Oh these are soo sooo good! LOVE them. Can’t pick a favorite, they are all so great…. well, maybe that black and white of Mike daaa-aaammmmn! :) ReplyCancel

  • mirandaNovember 15, 2014 - 4:10 pm

    These are adorable!! Loved every single one!! So full of color and life and love … just beautiful!

    Ps. Yeah, Mike holy hottie!ReplyCancel

  • KarenNovember 15, 2014 - 7:35 pm

    Love this family session! how cute can they be? LOVE the one of little Ben swinging! adorns! Great colors and light, great job! …. and Mike is hot with flowers! BTWReplyCancel

  • MeganNovember 15, 2014 - 9:34 pm

    OHH I remember that bitty belly. Nicole, you’re gorgeous. Your family is perfection. So many perfect photos. Love these.ReplyCancel

  • KristenNovember 15, 2014 - 10:06 pm

    love these images. I especially like the last one of mike teaching Ben how to be cool!ReplyCancel

  • NatalieNovember 16, 2014 - 11:08 am

    But really guys, these are just beautiful! 7th photo from the top is my favorite, loving the symmetry! And that little boy…. gosh I just wanna keep him.ReplyCancel

  • CaitlynnNovember 16, 2014 - 3:06 pm

    So, so beautiful. That little guy is a cutie, and Nicole, your hair is gorgeous! Love it. I think my favorite is the first one on the couch. That light is beautiful. So glad your schedules finally lined up!ReplyCancel

  • VanessaNovember 16, 2014 - 5:39 pm

    BEAUTIFUL family and momma. And I want to reach in those pictures and tousle Ben’s hair!!! These are all so beautiful. I’m loving the light and life in these images. Another amazing session Bobbi and Mike!!ReplyCancel

  • TsoneNovember 16, 2014 - 6:22 pm

    Ahhh, Nicole you are so beautiful!!! If this isn’t a perfect family session, I don’t know what is! Miss you lots my friend… congrats!ReplyCancel

  • Julie PaisleyNovember 16, 2014 - 11:17 pm

    SO.SO.SO PERFECT!!! Ahhh!!! Nicole, I just love your sweet little family and of course Bobbi and Mike hit it out of the park!!! So many that I love, hard to pick a fav but those sunflare pictures are pretty yummy!!!ReplyCancel

  • AngieNovember 16, 2014 - 11:46 pm

    LOVE ALL OF THESE!!!! Nicole, you have the most beautiful family and you look SO happy. I love all of your work bbmk but your family sessions are my favorite :) ReplyCancel

  • MombaNovember 17, 2014 - 7:27 am

    Hello Bobbi,

    WOW… What a great shoot. I am in total awe. I can see why you adore this family. You did not have to stage happy, they look genuinely happy. It warms my heart.

    Now, as far as hot husbands, is it okay for your Momba to say your husband (my Son-in-law) looks very hot? Yeah, I think it is okay. The B&W would look great in a magazine.

    Love you both!ReplyCancel

  • Megan DNovember 17, 2014 - 9:24 am

    I can’t handle this. Nicole, you have an unbelievably beautiful family annnnnd you. Are. GORGEOUS!!!! My fave are last one on the blanket and where you guys are swinging ben. Perfect!! Nailed it BBMK!!ReplyCancel

  • ChrissyNovember 17, 2014 - 11:10 am

    Oh I love these so much!!!!! Every single image!! That one in front of the ivy is my absolute fave! Nicole…you are GORGEOUS. Seriously.ReplyCancel

  • kimNovember 17, 2014 - 12:09 pm

    Goodness —— I’m so happy you had this session when you little guy is this age!! I am so excited to see these images because I KNEW they would be perfection and they definitely are just that!!! I absolutely LOVE everything about them!!! I hope you have plenty of wall space!!! You will love looking at these every single day!!!!! BBMK strikes again!ReplyCancel

  • Jen CroweNovember 17, 2014 - 12:33 pm

    I remember Nicole assisting at the workshop I attended! These are gorgeous!!! Nicole, I LOVE your shoes!!! I must get some! :) ReplyCancel

  • GeriNovember 17, 2014 - 12:49 pm

    These are images are simply amazing!! Nicole what a sweet family!!ReplyCancel

  • MelissaNovember 17, 2014 - 1:14 pm

    I am so jealous! I have been following and loving your blog for 8 years and dreaming I could have a session with you guys. I live in Clarkston, MI also! Abby from Abby Rose photo shot our engagement photos against the same leaf covered wall! Very very envious!ReplyCancel

  • FayeNovember 18, 2014 - 8:11 am

    Nicole your family is BEAUTIFUL! These are perfection. Man oh man BBMK you guys ROCK at family sessions! I always enjoy looking at them….each time a view a family blog my heart melts, I usually giggle and always leave the blog happy :) Love you guys!ReplyCancel

  • KatieNovember 18, 2014 - 2:29 pm

    This family is just gorgeous! And I love their style. And just…yeah, these are all perfect and wonderful. I think one of my fav family sessions ever!ReplyCancel

  • MicahNovember 20, 2014 - 12:24 am

    Every single one of these photos is perfection. Unreal. Out of this world… LOVE all the joy and love that is undeniably shared between these 3 (+puppy!!)! Great style, great lighting, great color, great everything!ReplyCancel

This couple is so incredibly special to us… and we couldn’t have been more excited and honored to have been asked to photograph their wedding.:)01_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14Kelsey’s ring is one of my favorites I’ve ever seen. 02_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14….a shave at Red’s…03_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14…meanwhile Crystal was working her magic…04_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw1405_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14Momma Nancy.:)06_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14Comparing size… ohhh you guys…. 09_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14Kelsey, you were a stunning bride!08_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14They call him “Scooby”…. I can’t make this ish up folks!07_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw1410_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw1411_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw1412_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14Ohhhhh Scoooooby…. you soooooo craaaaaazyyyyy!!!!14_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14AHHHH!!!! YES!!!!!13_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14Their first look was so incredible… best I’d ever seen… and I’ve seen a lot! 15_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14SEEEE?! 16_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14Not to be outdone by her first look with her dad… ALSO the best dad reaction we’ve ever seen… I RARELY make big statements like that but Mike and Ben (the videographer) will both back me up on this… ammiright?! 18_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw1417_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14I couldn’t agree with you more little man… that DOES in fact look like the perfect place for a nap… thankfully I resisted!;)19_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14….he had to be well rested for his very important job… and I’ll tell ya… he did NOT disappoint!:D20_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw140378_KelseyJon_Wed2014Kelsey and Dad right before they walked down the aisle… 21_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14My view on the left, Mike’s on the right… if you look closely you can see my jacket peering out behind Kelsey’s veil. People often ask me why we wear dark colors to weddings… that’s why.:)22_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14MARRIED!!!!!23_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw1424_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14HEYYYY LAAAAADIES!!!!!25_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14$10 Starbucks gift card to the person who knows the person they’re doing an impression of…:)The guy on the far right nailed it… 26_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14CHARLES!!!! 28_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14Such a good looking wedding party! 27_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14Ann (girl directly on the left of Kelsey)… you won this…;)I mean… that expression wins at life!29_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14AHHHHHHH!!!!! LOOOOOOVE!!!!! Mike’s favorite:?:30_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14I love how much you two love each other.:)31_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14Again I say… AHHHHHHH!!!! KELSEY?!?!!!?!!!! YOU ARE GORGEOUS!!!!! My favorite:!:32_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14Reception time…33_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14They had one hell of a party! 36_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14:D35_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw1438_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14





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Indianapolis, Ind.

coordinator  •  Jessica from Kim King Smith Events
hair  
•  Bobby Cooper Salon – John-Mark, David, Gracie, Riley
shaves  •  Red’s Classic Barber Shop
makeup  •  Beauty By Crystal – Crystal Haffner & Erica (assistant)
florist  •  Posh Petals
videographer  •  Rewind Documentaries – Ben & Caroline
ceremony  •  Meridian Street United Methodist Church
officiant  •  Jen Gibbs
reception venue  •  Laurel Hall
master of ceremonies  •  Jim Cerone
cake  •  Heavenly Sweets
photobooth  •  FreezeFramez – Chad Franz
catering  •  Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering – Lisa Bonacorsi
dress  •  Custom Giuseppe Papini (from Marie Gabriel Couture)
bridesmaid dresses  •  Lula Kate & Alfred Sung (from Bella Bridesmaid)
tuxedo manufacturer  •  Brooks Brothers

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their songs

introductions  •  Love’s Theme – Barry White & Love Unlimited Orchestra
first dance  •  Then – Brad Paisley (Acoustic)
father/daughter  •  Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
mother/son  •  You’ll Be In My Heart – Phil Collins
cake cutting  •  How Sweet It Is – The Blenders
last dance  •  You’re My First My Last My Everything – Barry White

 

kelsey+jon

 
What was the most memorable moment of your day?

Jon & Kelsey:  First Look


 Any advice for future bride/grooms?

Kelsey:  Hire the best vendors in town and plan, plan, plan. The combination of a winning team and your planning will result in a no-stress, lovely wedding. On your big day, take the time to love your people and truly enjoy the day! 

Jon: Soak it all in. The day will rush by. Make sure you stop, breathe, and smile at the thought that your wedding day is, in fact, finally here.  


Funniest memory from your wedding day?

Kelsey:  My funniest moment during our day was dancing with my favorite #weathermanMike to All About That Bass. Halfway through the jam, Mike did the splits and accidentally ripped his pants through the crotch (see photo below). During our reception, Bobbi+Mike were officially deemed the most fun photographers in all the land–hire them!

Jon: Ben standing in for a romantic slow dance was the best.   


If you could do it all over, would you change anything?

Jon & Kelsey:  Absolutely not!  


Where did you go on your honeymoon?

Bloomington? Yay, grad school…But seriously, we’re headed to Jamaica over New Year’s.



 
Your eyes are not deceiving you… YES… I’m CUTTING the dress! AHHHHH!!!! I swear to you… she asked me to do it! AHHHHH!!!!37_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14Mike, you have a cute butt.;)38_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14#bestfriend_ben (the videographer) and I doin’ what we do. Notice sweet Charles in the background?39_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw1440_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14On the left…. three Bobs. On the right… see above for Kelsey’s answer for “funniest moment of the day”;)Mike’s just all about that bass!41_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14ben+kelsey+bobbi+jon+mike42_bobbimike_laurelhall_kjw14




Much love friends!

~bobbi+mike:!:+:?:

 

  • JacquelineNovember 11, 2014 - 12:46 pm

    Beautiful work!!! And the answer is……Will Ferrel from Wedding Crashers. I know I am right…send me that gift card!! :) ReplyCancel

  • AudreyaliceNovember 11, 2014 - 1:46 pm

    This wedding is amazingly beautiful! BUT SERIOUSLY! Mike’s face in the crotch shot just made me LOL for 5 minutes straight.ReplyCancel

  • KatieNovember 11, 2014 - 1:57 pm

    WHAT A BEAUTIFUL BRIDE!! Love the colors of the day and everything about the wedding! Gorgeous. Those scissors are making me nervous…but I would trust Bobbi with my wedding dress alterations as well!ReplyCancel

  • AngieNovember 11, 2014 - 2:32 pm

    All of the pictures are beautiful but I’m in love with the portraits of just the two of them! And that one with Charles is perfection.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca JoNovember 11, 2014 - 2:39 pm

    HAHA – Mike’s pants!!!!
    I love those colors on those bridesmaids
    The one with her holding the dog is probably one of my favorite bride picks :) ReplyCancel

  • kimNovember 11, 2014 - 3:00 pm

    If EVER I have known people who are doing EXACTLY what they are supposed to be doing in life, Bobbi and Mike!!!! I mean seriously!!!! My favorite is Mike’s favorite!! Unbelievable!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • shannonNovember 11, 2014 - 3:29 pm

    this wedding just LEAPED to the top of all time favorite BBMK weddings. everything about it is absolutely stunning. stunning, i tell you!!!
    those wedding party portraits!? insane!!
    those couple portraits!? UBER insane!!ReplyCancel

  • ChrissyNovember 11, 2014 - 3:55 pm

    This wedding right here is why everyone should hire you for their wedding! (I wish I could reverse time so you could photograph mine!) Beautiful images, heck of a lot of fun! I love the bridal party photos and that first look! You guys are the best!!ReplyCancel

  • rachelNovember 11, 2014 - 6:00 pm

    Oh my gosh. I don’t even know where to begin! All of the moments at the beginning – my word, those are perfect. And those portraits are stunning! Especially that black and white – oh my. And I’m sorry – Mike did the splits?!? DaaaaaamnReplyCancel

  • jinNovember 11, 2014 - 10:43 pm

    Great Job capturing each special moment of that beautiful day!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • JennyBZNovember 12, 2014 - 12:01 am

    LOVE that one of them w Charles, but my two faves are definitely your fave and mikes fave, those are unbelievably gorgeous and make me sad i didn’t get a laying down image at MY wedding!! love love love these, as always. fab job friends, fab job! xxReplyCancel

  • jordanNovember 12, 2014 - 6:36 pm

    I never get tired of scrolling through your wedding sessions. They’re all just so dreamy!ReplyCancel

  • maike rinayeNovember 12, 2014 - 9:41 pm

    Oooh, Mike’s favorite is my favorite. You work always makes me swoon… someday I’ll hire ya’all ;) ReplyCancel

  • RobinNovember 13, 2014 - 7:52 am

    Wow…stunning! Beautiful work as always, and so meaningful for you for dear friends. Kelsey’s eyes are gorgeous! And Mike favorite is my favorite…and random, but 3 Bobs…I used to work with Heeter!ReplyCancel

  • NatalieNovember 13, 2014 - 2:04 pm

    This wedding is so adorable! Beautiful images, beautiful couple!ReplyCancel

  • VanessaNovember 13, 2014 - 2:46 pm

    You guys are incredible. The moments and emotions you were able to capture are priceless. I think you nailed those detail shots too! Love this wedding and love your images!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa YocumNovember 13, 2014 - 2:48 pm

    I LOVE this wedding!! The color in these images is just incredible, and the wedding party!! HOW FUN!! Love the palette of the girls dresses, and the first look is perfection!! Knocked it out of the park, BBMK!! XO!!ReplyCancel

  • Aunt JanNovember 13, 2014 - 7:51 pm

    Speechless…and that’s unusual for me. The photos are gorgeous, and with a beautiful bride and handsome groom, everything is bumped up 100 times. Love these two kids!ReplyCancel

  • FayeNovember 14, 2014 - 9:22 am

    I am OBSESSED with the different colors of the bridal party and how perfectly they worked together! Also obsessed with Kelsey’s beautiful red hair AND the portraits of her and Jon together! It’s always so refreshing to view one of your wedding. SO BEAUTIFUL!ReplyCancel

  • AbbeyNovember 14, 2014 - 9:23 am

    These images are absolutely perfect BBMK shots at their best! You guys just capture light like no one else can! Mike’s favorite is my favorite! Also, I LOVE a bride who wears a veil over her face down the isle! Way to go Kelsey!ReplyCancel

  • KarenNovember 14, 2014 - 4:45 pm

    I wanna go to this wedding, looks like so much fun,…. quick get me a time machine. Kelsey is gorgeous! The lying down shot is my fave!!!!! what a sweet couple…. the first looks! perfection!ReplyCancel

  • RustyNovember 14, 2014 - 6:57 pm

    As a fellow photographer, I really appreciate and respect your talents, camera angles and your knack at posing people while making it fun!ReplyCancel

  • Julie PaisleyNovember 15, 2014 - 2:59 pm

    OMGOODNESS! Seriously I just love, love, love this wedding. Everything was just perfect. Those first look pictures. WOW. The fun, the moments, the happiness, I was smiling big just looking through the images. As always, you knock it out of the park. You guys = AMAZING.ReplyCancel

  • CaitlynnNovember 16, 2014 - 4:40 pm

    LOVE…the man giving the groom a shave (how unique!), the bride’s shoe/window shot (ahhh!), the ring bearer’s nap (ha!), and ALL the portraits of the bride and groom. That couple is gorgeous! Beautiful work, as always.ReplyCancel

  • Megan DNovember 17, 2014 - 8:24 am

    I looooove everything about this wedding. Especially the bridesmaid dresses and colors!! Such a happy couple! Those wedding party pictures are my favorite! Love the details too. Fab job friends! As always!ReplyCancel

  • Jen CroweNovember 17, 2014 - 11:50 am

    Gorgeous wedding images! Mike…you’re a nut! ;-PReplyCancel

  • KelseyNovember 17, 2014 - 9:40 pm

    Yayyyy, we love them! Thank you both! :-) ReplyCancel

  • MicahNovember 19, 2014 - 10:28 pm

    LOVE the happiness, the light, the colors, the puppy(!!!), the portraits, the wedding party… No surprise: I love ALL of it!! Wonderful wonderful work bbmk!!ReplyCancel

  • Pinky YoshimotoNovember 23, 2014 - 1:04 pm

    so beautiful! love the pics, you cutting her dress, omg! love your captions and mikes pants! LOL! made my day ;) you guys are so fun!ReplyCancel