bobbi+mike » a husband+wife photo team

Are you mentally prepared to be blown away? No? Okay. Go get yourself a cold pop and come back when you’re ready. bobbi+mike02_nikaelanick_bbmkHer dress was outta this world beautiful… and so perfectly Nikaela.:)03_nikaelanick_bbmkHOLY HOT TAMALE BRIDESMAID DRESSES BATMAN!04_nikaelanick_bbmkNikaela and Nick got married on Nikaela’s mom’s property… every photo that we took that day was taken there. 05_nikaelanick_bbmkbobbi+mike…nothin’ like some amber waves of grain to add a little America to the pic… 06_nikaelanick_bbmk07_nikaelanick_bbmkTheir ceremony was absolutely breathtaking!!! My favorite:!:08_nikaelanick_bbmkI love marriage.:)
09_nikaelanick_bbmk10_nikaelanick_bbmkWuv… twuuue wuv…. 11_nikaelanick_bbmkThen it was time for a few portraits of just the two of them. 12_nikaelanick_bbmkThose amber waves of grain sure didn’t disappoint!13_nikaelanick_bbmkNikaela’s mom and her attention to detail is unmatched. I’ve never seen a more detailed wedding… and that’s sayin’ something…. after all, we’ve shot over 300 weddings!  Side note: I’m sure that many of you have noticed that I don’t blog a lot of detail shots… I usually only blog 25-30 images from a wedding… our specialty is telling stories and that’s what we prefer to do with our 30-ish images. That being said, we DEFINITELY shoot plenty of them… you just don’t see too many of them here.:)
14_nikaelanick_bbmkLOVE! THIS!15_nikaelanick_bbmk17_nikaelanick_bbmkOhhhhh happy dayyyyyy!18_nikaelanick_bbmkWe’ve had a BEAUTIFUL summer here in good ol’ Indiana!
19_nikaelanick_bbmkRECEPTION TIME! 20_nikaelanick_bbmkIt started to rain about an hour before their scheduled sparkler exit. PSH! They didn’t let a little bit of RAIN stop ‘em! 21_nikaelanick_bbmkMike’s favorite:?:22_nikaelanick_bbmk





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Crawfordsville, Ind.

coordinator  •  Gina Howald
hair  
•  Morgan Servies
makeup  •  Beth Jerrels – Champagne & Lipstick
florist  •  Stacy – Design Group
videographer  •  Rewind Documentaries
ceremony & reception venue  •  Family Farm
band  •  Matt Stedman Band & Ring of Music
cake  •  Le Dolce Vita Patisserie
paper goods  •  Pink Poppy Ink
bar  •  MBP Distinctive Catering
catering  •  The Juniper Spoon
rentals  •  A Classic Party Rental
dress  •  Badgley Mishka via Ultimate Bride Chicago
bridesmaid dresses  •  Lula Kate via Bella Bridesmaids Indianapolis
tuxedo manufacturer  •   Joseph Abboud via Black Tie Formalwear Chicago
custom bow ties  •  General Knot & Co

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their songs

processional   Can’t Help Falling in Love –Elvis Presley
recessional  •  Somewhere Over the Rainbow –Judy Garland
wedding party introductions 
 •  Ants Marching –Dave Matthews Band
first dance  •  You Are The Best Thing –Ray Lamontagne
cake cutting  •  Forever Young –Bob Dylan
last dance  •  Free –Zac Brown Band

 

bride+groom

 
What was the most memorable moment of your day?

Nikaela:  Walking into the ceremony was the most emotional, and seeing Nick and our family and friends standing in front of me was so humbling and unlike any feeling ever, simply amazing!  I also loved the serenity of our last dance, I couldn’t believe that it was all over and I will never forget the bliss I felt in those few minutes dancing with Nick.

Nicholas: The decision to not see Nikaela on our wedding day was highly debated leading up to the wedding. Now, I am so glad we didn’t see each other because the image of her in her wedding dress coming out of the field will stay with me for the rest of my life. 


 Any advice for future bride/grooms?

 Take your time in choosing who to surround yourself with on your wedding day. It makes all the difference and will allow you to relax and enjoy your Wedding day!

 
Funniest memory from your wedding day?

 We both loved the impromptu hoe-down during the Devil Went Down to Georgia. It was so much fun to watch everyone take their turn in the middle of the circle dancing to a song that was out of our dancing comfort zones:)

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

Nikaela:  Our wedding day was amazing and I wish that it could have lasted forever but lighting the paper lanterns and worrying about everything catching on fire was a little more stressful than I would have liked.

Nicholas: Not a thing, except maybe the paper lanterns. 

 
Where did you go on your honeymoon?

 We were so lucky to be able to spend 10 days sailing around Italy and Greece along with a few days in both Florence and Rome. We had the best time together and neither of us wanted to come back to reality!



 
 

Mike is the best looking photographer I’ve ever seen in action. He also happens to be my husband. BONUS! bobbi+mikeLet me hear you say HEYYYYY…. 24_nikaelanick_bbmk



 
 

Much love friends!

~bobbi+mike:!:+:?:



 
 

  • DestineeJuly 16, 2014 - 8:35 am

    So beautiful! What an incredible location! I love the bride and groom portraits so much! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • KatieJuly 16, 2014 - 11:01 am

    Oh MY!!! She is just STUNNING!! And I love her dress and style so much! Love the florals and the setting! WOW, looked perfect and happy!ReplyCancel

  • RachelJuly 16, 2014 - 11:59 am

    That location is AMAZING!!! The grain shots: So. Awesome. As is that last sparkler shot. Love ALLLLLL of these!!!ReplyCancel

  • shannonJuly 16, 2014 - 12:35 pm

    amber waves of grain, indeed!! those two shots are my favorite! love this wedding, love the colors, LOVE it all!!ReplyCancel

  • LaurieJuly 16, 2014 - 12:48 pm

    Ohhhh, that grain! I adore every shot with the grain. And that dress – stunning! Cannot get enough of 2nd image, the makeup shot, so great! Stunning wedding, captured perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • TammyJuly 16, 2014 - 2:57 pm

    I’m in LOVE with the “amber waves of grain”! That location is absolute perfection. Amazing job, as always!ReplyCancel

  • CaitlynnJuly 16, 2014 - 3:30 pm

    A pretty picture here, a pretty picture there, pretty pictures everywhere! What a beautiful location for a wedding! Those two look SO happy! Beautiful work as always.ReplyCancel

  • AbbeyJuly 16, 2014 - 3:44 pm

    Heck yes! These are all awesome!!! And oh my gosh their decorations.. that pergola is breathtaking!! Awesome wedding images!ReplyCancel

  • ChrissyJuly 16, 2014 - 4:02 pm

    Wooow! What a wonderful location!!! Love all of the bridal party pictures, and the one of Nikaela and Nicholas sitting in the grass! Looks like a really fun group!ReplyCancel

  • Mother of the BrideJuly 16, 2014 - 7:52 pm

    I can’t believe I’m crying again! Bobbi and Mike told their story perfectly pictorially!! (And I should know…)ReplyCancel

  • kimJuly 16, 2014 - 10:14 pm

    Her dress is just stunning!! And that image of the two of them — WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!!!!!! Love everything about their day and their images are perfection!ReplyCancel

  • JenJuly 16, 2014 - 10:22 pm

    Beautiful images, B + M! Love all of the shots through the grass!ReplyCancel

  • JennyBZJuly 16, 2014 - 11:51 pm

    Oh my word this is a beautiful wedding!! Stunning bride, hot tamale groom, gorgeous location, what more could you ask for!? Love love love! Great job, friends!ReplyCancel

  • WendyJuly 17, 2014 - 12:51 am

    You win AGAIN!! Ahhmazing job, as always!!!ReplyCancel

  • CandiceJuly 17, 2014 - 12:07 pm

    “I love marriage” not “I love weddings”… no wonder you are so amazing at what you do, you have the right perspective. Beautiful job… AGAIN! I just love, love, love the “stories” you two make!!!ReplyCancel

  • maike rinayeJuly 17, 2014 - 1:52 pm

    Wow, their ceremony location is a DREAM. Beautiful job, as always.ReplyCancel

  • Kate BorgeltJuly 17, 2014 - 3:05 pm

    B+M… beautiful day. Captured! Wow. I love the one of them in the grass… feels like we are just peaking in on a moment. So perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Tre CavilJuly 17, 2014 - 7:46 pm

    Beautiful! Love the sparkler photos!ReplyCancel

  • NickiJuly 18, 2014 - 4:41 am

    Beautiful wedding, gorgeous couple! Love all of these photos but the last black and white sparkler shot is my fav. Awesome job!!ReplyCancel

  • audreyaliceJuly 18, 2014 - 2:21 pm

    Hahaha. I’m actually laughing out loud at all of your “amber waves of grain” commentary. Beautiful wedding, beautiful images! :) ReplyCancel

  • Holly McCulloughJuly 18, 2014 - 3:46 pm

    These are sooooooo good!!! I really love the back shot of the entire ceremony. And the amber waves of grain?! So ridiculously good. I’m jealous of this wedding, it’s gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Erin EvangelineJuly 18, 2014 - 3:59 pm

    Beautiful location, beautiful couple, beautiful wedding!! I saw that dress at a bridal salon when I went shopping for my best friend’s wedding and I was OBSESSED… so good to see a bride wearing it perfectly! Also, the wide shot of the ceremony with her walking down the aisle is gahhhhh…so good! LOVE!ReplyCancel

  • Joan GeorgulisJuly 18, 2014 - 4:19 pm

    Beautiful pictures of a Beautiful Couple…So Happy I was able to be there at your wedding..regret my husband ‘Grandad Mike’ was unable to attend, and so does he..God Bless you both Nikaela and Nicholas,
    We wish you a long Happy life together….With much love from both of us..Grandma & Grandad Georgulis. xxReplyCancel

  • VanessaJuly 18, 2014 - 4:25 pm

    Such loveliness. From the setting to the dress to the details. And captured so perfectly with a mix of creativity, emotion and beauty.ReplyCancel

  • MicahJuly 18, 2014 - 5:25 pm

    bbmk… These photos are glorious! The color, the light, the posing, the couple, the location… It’s hard to adequately describe how awesome you two are :) ReplyCancel

  • MollyJuly 18, 2014 - 6:18 pm

    Such a cool venue for this wedding—it seems so intimate and secluded! I love all of your portraits (duh), but my favorite is definitely the grain shot. Way to do it right, guys, as always! :D ReplyCancel

  • DawnJuly 18, 2014 - 9:11 pm

    Are you kidding me?! These are amazing. Love those two images with the grain (of the groomsmen and the one of B+G) and the ceremony photos, too! Beautiful wedding with beautiful photos to capture it all!ReplyCancel

  • TsoneJuly 19, 2014 - 3:31 am

    Oh Bobbi & Mike, you done did it again! Aaaammmmaaazzzing!!! :-D ReplyCancel

  • Julie PJuly 21, 2014 - 12:21 am

    AHHHH! Just perfect as always! Just loved everything about it, she is just STUNNING! My FAV is the pictures in the forest. :) ReplyCancel

  • Maggie MJuly 21, 2014 - 7:11 pm

    A kissing spot?! I love that!! Beautiful images of a beautiful couple (and dress!!)!ReplyCancel

  • KristeenMarieJuly 22, 2014 - 2:18 pm

    Lovely, lovely, lovely!!ReplyCancel

  • Gina HowaldJuly 22, 2014 - 2:21 pm

    I am smiling from ear to ear! I’m in love with passion. And passion was at every twist and turn of this wedding day including the passion of photography from Bobbi+Mike…capturing it all beautifully and perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • AshleyJuly 22, 2014 - 2:35 pm

    Perfection as always friends! What a beautiful wedding!!! :) ReplyCancel

  • MarilouJuly 22, 2014 - 2:52 pm

    “a cold pop” – I’m dying. These are SO BEAUTIFUL. What a lovely couple. Your work just always takes my breath away!!ReplyCancel

  • CorrieJuly 22, 2014 - 2:56 pm

    Wow! Top to bottom amazing. I love the setting the dress…. Wait I love everything.ReplyCancel

  • Kristen P.July 22, 2014 - 3:03 pm

    That bride is stunning! And what a beautiful setting for a wedding. I love all of their personal touches. As always, team BBMK, you captured this day beautifully!ReplyCancel

  • LisaJuly 22, 2014 - 5:13 pm

    Stunning!!! And what a gorgeous outdoor venue.ReplyCancel

  • KarenJuly 22, 2014 - 7:03 pm

    Amazing! I absolutely love the one of the everyone shot from behind. The bride’s veil was blowing in the breeze. So, so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • NikaelaJuly 23, 2014 - 9:36 am

    I’ve had this tab open on my computer since the day you posted it and still sneak peeks at it as often as I can! I love EVERY SINGLE ONE of these photos, you guys are so amazing!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything :) ReplyCancel

  • GailJuly 23, 2014 - 9:37 am

    Wedding dresses with sleeves are the new Nutella on wheat toast. SWOON.ReplyCancel

  • BenJuly 23, 2014 - 10:07 pm

    I love this wedding! You guys did a great job. You shot around me so well! My favorite is them sitting down in the field.ReplyCancel

  • adelJuly 24, 2014 - 5:51 am

    Magnifique photos, frais et pleine de vie. bravo!ReplyCancel

  • lisa lacroixJuly 25, 2014 - 5:54 pm

    beautiful work. I love the sparklers!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Adam CavanaghJuly 27, 2014 - 3:18 am

    Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

Liz and Jack…. you’re about to fall in love with this duo! Consider yourself warned.:)
bobbi+mikeSee that lapel pin on the bouquet? Jack and Liz make them and sell them. Pretty cool right?! Think I could get a bbmk pin? No really… can I?:D02_lizjack_bbmkShabbat candles.  It’s a family tradition.:)
03_lizjack_bbmkMeanwhile…. 04_lizjack_bbmkMeet the men. What a great group of guys!08_lizjack_bbmkAre you dying over these images? Okay good… that makes twoooo of us!  My favorites:!:06_lizjack_bbmkLOVING these purple dresses!
07_lizjack_bbmkOhhhh that Wacky Bobbbbbbi strikes again…!
09_lizjack_bbmk….gettin’ married time….10_lizjack_bbmkThis was the first wedding ceremony that ever happened at Goldman Union Camp Institute…. AKA, where Liz and her sisters went to camp every summer growing up.11_lizjack_bbmkI adored their Chuppah!12_lizjack_bbmkLiz’s parents.:)13_lizjack_bbmk14_lizjack_bbmkMARRIED!  I love that he was concerned about Liz’s dress as they headed back down the aisle. This is a Mike-esque move.:)15_lizjack_bbmkMike’s favorite!:?:
16_lizjack_bbmkI love how expressive they are!
17_lizjack_bbmkHAHAHA!18_lizjack_bbmk19_lizjack_bbmkWHERRRRE’S WALLLLLDO?! Translation: see Mike over there? 20_lizjack_bbmk21_lizjack_bbmk22_lizjack_bbmk23_lizjack_bbmkLiz’s uncle on the harmonica. 24_lizjack_bbmkThey were clearly quite impressed with those harmonica skills! 25_lizjack_bbmkI believe this was during a Talking Heads song. I can’t tell a lie… I jammed with them.:)26_lizjack_bbmkHow can you not love them?!
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Indianapolis, Ind.

wedding coordinator  •  Allie Ellsworth
hair  
•   Adrianne Willoughby
makeup  •  Beauty by Crystal – Crystal Haffner
florist  •  Accent Floral Design
videographer  •  Rewind Documentaries
ceremony & reception venue  •  Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI)
band  •  Zanna Doo
cake  •  Classic Cakes
wedding signs  •  Chalkit2me
custom pins  •   Party Time Pins
catering  •   Alan’s Catered Events
decorations  •  WOW Factors
bridesmaids dress manufacturer  •  Henkaa

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their songs

processional   •  Waste by Phish
recessional
 •  Fluffhead by Phish
bride’s recessional 
 •  Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles
introductions  •  Tweezer Reprise by Phishy
first dance  •  Is This Love by Bob Marley
father/daughter  •  Father & Daughter by Paul Simon and Happy by Pharrell
mother/son  •  Ripple by The Grateful Dead > The Great Curve by the Talking Heads

 

liz+jack

 
What was the most memorable moment of your day?

Liz:  Walking down the aisle, seeing ALL of my most favorite people in the whole world in one place, and just being so blown away.  What an unreal and incredible experience!

Jack: Following Jewish tradition, Liz and I spent our first moments as a married couple in seclusion.  We stole away to a private balcony looking west towards the sun setting over the forest.  We ate some snacks, talked, and smiled and laughed a lot.  That 20 minutes when I had Liz all to myself was the most memorable moment for me.


 Any advice for future bride/grooms?

Liz:  Figure out how to clone yourself and be in all places at once!  I wished I could have gotten a chance to see everything and talk to everyone but it was so hard to pull myself away from the dance floor!  Yay for Zanna Doo!  Also, Bobbi, Mike, and Ben are the absolute dream team!  Invest in these amazing photographers and videographers and they will hands down make your day. They make the photography FUN and they do so much more- from bustling to hand delivering mashes potatoes, they really go above and beyond. 

Jack: Learn it, practice it, preach it- surrender to the flow.

 
Funniest memory from your wedding day?

Too many!!!  Sporre (Groomsman) getting on stage with the band and singing Al Green “Let’s Stay Together” and Prince’s “Kiss”.  Uncle Jeff busting out his harmonica to jam with the band.  Jess and Abbie’s speech video- compilation of all “Happy” family videos as well as the surprise “Happy” dance time during the father-daughter dance.  The non-drinking, best man’s shot of “water” getting accidentally swapped for a shot of tequila 10 minutes before the ceremony. Everyone’s reaction to the Tie-Dyed cake!  We could keep going…

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

Not a thing!!!!

 
Where did you go on your honeymoon?

Mini-moon in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and we are going on an RV road trip of Alaska in a couple months for our honeymoon!



 

I am INTENNNNNSE!28_lizjack_bbmk29_lizjack_bbmkI may be intense but those mommas be lovvvvvvin’ me!;)30_lizjack_bbmk



 

MUCH LOVE FRIENDS!

~bobbi+mike:!:+:?:



 

  • kimJuly 11, 2014 - 2:36 pm

    She’s GORGEOUS!!! And love how you captured their personalities and expressions!! Love the location they chose for the ceremony and I’ve never seen a cake like that! Gorgeous and fun images at the same time = perfection!ReplyCancel

  • DawnJuly 11, 2014 - 3:10 pm

    This bride is gorgeous!! Loooving all of those bridal party and ceremony photos. And those reception photos are incredible. What an awesome party!! I bet you guys left with humungo smiles on your faces after this incredible day!ReplyCancel

  • StephanieJuly 11, 2014 - 3:50 pm

    OH Dear Bobbi!!! The colors and light in this wedding are spectacular! that image of her coming back down the isle is priceless!! :) and I am soooo loving their song choices!! :) ReplyCancel

  • rachelJuly 11, 2014 - 3:54 pm

    This wedding is awesome! These pictures make me wish I was there – so much fun! The laying down shot – my fave, HANDS DOWN! LOVE when brides and grooms are willing to do that! It’s stunning!ReplyCancel

  • ChrissyJuly 11, 2014 - 4:35 pm

    Purple is my absolute favorite, so I’m loving EVERYTHING about this wedding!! Liz, you are just stunning!! I love the portraits of the two of them! So serene and peaceful!ReplyCancel

  • Megan DJuly 11, 2014 - 4:36 pm

    AHHHH!!! I LOVE THIS COUPLE AND THIS WEDDING!!!! SO so sooooo perfect! I love your ceremony shots. I love the portraits (duh town)and I LOVE the dancing photos! You guys know how to make the memories count. xoxoReplyCancel

  • LauraJuly 11, 2014 - 8:05 pm

    HOW FUN!!! Love their portraits, and the fact that they got married ‘at camp’ and that they’re going on an RV road trip honeymoon – you’re right, I’m totally in love with these two. :-) ReplyCancel

  • JennyBZJuly 11, 2014 - 9:34 pm

    I. Love. Them. I love everything about this!! And yes yes yes, your faves are definitely my faves, that laying down one! Perfection!! Gorgeous job on this gorgeous wedding! xxReplyCancel

  • Laura MJuly 11, 2014 - 10:15 pm

    Everything about this post is awesome – the chuppah, the couple, those purple dress, and the photos!!! Completely gorgeous and FUN as always!ReplyCancel

  • TammyJuly 12, 2014 - 3:04 pm

    I’m obsessed with this wedding! From the colors to the location to the genuine happiness throughout the entire day, it’s all around perfection. Congratulations Liz and Jack!ReplyCancel

  • Zach and SarahJuly 12, 2014 - 10:12 pm

    Ok, your images are always beautiful, but I especially loved the shot of them laying in the green grass. So beautiful! And that cake topper?? SO cute! Way to go capturing all these beautiful moments.ReplyCancel

  • beauty by crystalJuly 13, 2014 - 3:49 pm

    LOVE LOVE!! You guys are so great!! I would love some pics for my website!!!! xxReplyCancel

  • maike rinayeJuly 14, 2014 - 9:00 am

    Oh my gosh. They look like SO MUCH FUN!!!! Beautiful images!ReplyCancel

  • shannonJuly 14, 2014 - 11:45 am

    LOVING this wedding!! every single thing about it!! and those beautiful ladies in purple…gorgeous!!! the colors, the couple, the wedding…SOOOOOO good!!!!ReplyCancel

  • AntiquerainJuly 14, 2014 - 1:20 pm

    The cake was tie-dyed? On the inside. I’d like to see that…

    Really liked their cake toppers. Fun, playful and unique.ReplyCancel

  • KatieJuly 14, 2014 - 1:41 pm

    I do love them!! They are so happy and genuine! What a beautiful day!!ReplyCancel

  • Maggie MJuly 15, 2014 - 3:42 pm

    Bride and groom in the grass for the win!! Looks like a really beautiful ceremony!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa YocumJuly 16, 2014 - 12:22 am

    Oh my goodness! I LOVE thus couple!! What a gorgeous, FUN day!! Love the details and the purple, and that black and white close up during the ceremony is stunning!! Oh, and love your gray suit!!ReplyCancel

  • CarlyJuly 16, 2014 - 12:14 pm

    Soooo much happiness in these photos :) :) :)

    Well done bbmk!ReplyCancel

  • It's me, BETSY!July 16, 2014 - 1:24 pm

    OMG, this wedding is just DARLING. Love every bit of it!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tre CavilJuly 17, 2014 - 7:49 pm

    Beautiful place to have a wedding! Love the wedding colors.ReplyCancel

  • NickiJuly 18, 2014 - 3:36 am

    Love this venue! The photos from the ceremony are awesome!! Love the one of her coming down the aisle. The reception looks like it was so much fun. Beautiful couple, gorgeous wedding! Awesome job!!ReplyCancel

  • MH Pomander'sJuly 24, 2014 - 7:06 am

    The pictures are amazing! Thank you so much for capturing such a special family on their special day! Liz was fabulous and thank you for sharing with us!ReplyCancel

  • lisa lacroixJuly 25, 2014 - 5:55 pm

    Stunning wedding. I love the colors they chose!!! Thant purple is killer.ReplyCancel

Ohhhhhh I’ve been SOOOOOOO exciiiiiiited to show you these images!  01_rn_indianapolis_bobbimikeNick called me, wanted a session. But he wanted more than that. He wanted to propose. I emailed Rachel (who in the past had asked to be a workshop model). I’d emailed her a few times asking about it but our schedules never lined up. So, when he told me that he wanted to propose I knew the perfect head fake! I emailed, nonchalantly, “Hey, need models for a posing guide… are you free next Tuesday or Wednesday? If not, no biggie… I’m emailing a few people so get back to me as soon as you can.”  She emailed me back… and we started making plans. Meanwhile, Nick and I had been talking pretty regularly to try and brainstorm about how we were going to do this. 03_rn_indianapolis_bobbimikeWe had to do it TOTALLY unlike we did Lanette and Cain’s… after all, Rachel reads my blog… she’d KNOW we were up to something! 04_rn_indianapolis_bobbimikeSo we started the session as if it were any other session.  05_rn_indianapolis_bobbimikeThis photo perrrrrfectly captures their relationship… in my OH SO humble opinion.:)06_rn_indianapolis_bobbimikeSo while I shot a few photos… Mike checked ahead to see where the next photo spot would be…07_rn_indianapolis_bobbimike….but in reality…. he was tying an engagement ring to a tree branch.:)
08_rn_indianapolis_bobbimikeI then set them up about 20 feet in front of the ring… facing forward… 09_rn_indianapolis_bobbimike….then I backed them into the tree “by accident.” OOPS! Oh wait… what is THAT?!
10_rn_indianapolis_bobbimikeWELLLLLL RACHELLLL…. IT’S AN ENGAAAAAGEMENT RING!!!!11_rn_indianapolis_bobbimikeTHIS IS REALLY HAPPENING?!
13_rn_indianapolis_bobbimikeYES YES YES YES! Oh wait… did YOU know about this?!14_rn_indianapolis_bobbimikeBEST. DAY. EVERRRR!!!!!15_rn_indianapolis_bobbimike…then we proceeded to shoot REAL engagement photos! You two are the sweetest.:)My favorite:!:02_rn_indianapolis_bobbimikeThen we switched up the location and  outfits. By the way, Rachel I just adore those freckles! Oh… and red hair?! YES! I love her!18_rn_indianapolis_bobbimikeHOLY HOT LEGS BATMAN!16_rn_indianapolis_bobbimike19_rn_indianapolis_bobbimikeWE’RE ENGAGED!!!!17_rn_indianapolis_bobbimikeHappy engagement day you two. Mike’s favorite:?:
21_rn_indianapolis_bobbimike20_rn_indianapolis_bobbimikeTruly an honor to have been asked to photograph your proposal… thanks for that friends.:)22_rn_indianapolis_bobbimike




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Indianapolis, Ind.

Together  ::  9.1.12  •  Engaged  ::  5.20.13

Rachel ::  Registered Dietician, Apprentice   •   Hometown  ::  Greenwood, Ind.  •   five words  ::  Gorgeous, patient, laugh-out-loud funny, loving, supportive.

Nick  ::  Senior Software Engineer   •  Hometown  ::  Modesto, Calif.  •   five words  ::  Passionate, handsome, wicked-smart, loyal, grounded.

How they met, as told by Nick   ::  I was running a local CrossFit gym, and had run a LivingSocial promotion. Rachel picked up the deal, became one of my clients, and we became friends over the next few months. Before our first date we had both been actively telling ourselves not to get “involved”. An impromptu social outing to see KISS (rock!), where nobody else showed up, turned into our first date.

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Much love friends!

~bobbi+mike:!:+:?:



 

  • rachelJuly 7, 2014 - 5:27 pm

    I LOOOOOOVE this!!! Ahh, so, so great to have this captured! This couple is a ridiculous amount of adorable.ReplyCancel

  • kimJuly 7, 2014 - 5:44 pm

    Oh this is fantastic!!! She is adorable and he’s so handsome!! You are SO amazing at what you do Bobbi and Mike!!! That staircase with the orange rail and the one of her grabbing his face after the proposal — just so many favorites!ReplyCancel

  • LauraJuly 7, 2014 - 8:07 pm

    Awww, yay!!! Congrats to Rachel + Nick on the proposal and to you guys for setting it up so perfectly!! You truly capture the happiest moments! :-) ReplyCancel

  • CorrieJuly 7, 2014 - 8:24 pm

    I love these images! such a perfect couple and soooo in love! great shoot!ReplyCancel

  • Dennis BullockJuly 7, 2014 - 9:17 pm

    So amazing guys! Love it!!ReplyCancel

  • maike rinayeJuly 7, 2014 - 9:41 pm

    You guys are the best. I love this, and reading it, and just… aww… love it. And that big sky pictures, with his awesome tattooed arms… gah!!! IT’S AMAZING!ReplyCancel

  • AbbeyJuly 8, 2014 - 8:59 am

    Awwww!! Congratulations to the couple! No better team to have capture it than BBMK!!ReplyCancel

  • TammyJuly 8, 2014 - 11:37 am

    I love these! This couple is adorable and I feel like you captured their relationship perfectly. Congrats to Rachel and Nick!ReplyCancel

  • JennyBZJuly 8, 2014 - 12:09 pm

    AH-MAZING!!!! i love love love these! they are just toooooo cute for words! your favorite and mikes favorites are my favorites! but i love each and every one of them! i think everyone should have their proposal photographed!! fab job, friends! xxReplyCancel

  • Melissa YocumJuly 8, 2014 - 12:57 pm

    MANOHMAN!!!!! New favorite. Hands down. For real. I don’t even know what to say, but I’m teary and grinning like crazy and I am just SO IN LOVE WITH THIS SESSION!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • AshleyJuly 8, 2014 - 1:02 pm

    This deserves a typical bobbi phrase… AYFKM?!?!? Loveeee everything about these two… the fields, the sky, the favorites… love them all! Way to rock it out bobbi+mike, congrats rachel+nick!!! :) ReplyCancel

  • KatieJuly 8, 2014 - 2:29 pm

    They are SO CUTE!!! What a sweet, sweet idea and way to capture it all! Awesome!ReplyCancel

  • stephanieJuly 8, 2014 - 10:26 pm

    Bobbi….friend….you are just awesome!!! This couple was just so stinking adorable!!!! I have serious hair jealously of her! :) ReplyCancel

  • GailJuly 8, 2014 - 10:43 pm

    Okay, as AWESOME as this session is (because it is), I just can’t unsee the ADORABLENESS that is Mike’s face!!! Nice work you two!ReplyCancel

  • DestineeJuly 8, 2014 - 11:06 pm

    Aah! Love these! How fun, and sneaky, and perfect! Love that kiss shot on the stairs after the outfit change (and the one right next to it!) Perfection!ReplyCancel

  • ResiJuly 9, 2014 - 8:01 am

    Such a great surprise!! Love your photos. And her hair!! I have similar curls but that color?? Just amazingly beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • ChrissyJuly 9, 2014 - 10:58 am

    Yeeessssss!!!! I love these soooo much!!!!!! So much cuteness and excitement!! Congrats, Rachel and Nick!ReplyCancel

  • shannonJuly 9, 2014 - 12:42 pm

    oh my heavens! can you do proposal sessions at least once a week for the rest of your life? it makes me fall in love all over again! these are amazing! love love LOOOOOOVE! and her hair? some girls get all the luck! xoReplyCancel

  • Candice FrazierJuly 9, 2014 - 2:11 pm

    JUST PERFECT!!! Love it!!!ReplyCancel

  • Zach and SarahJuly 9, 2014 - 10:29 pm

    Every groom-to-be should be so sneaky! Props to him! And her curls? Perfect! Way to go Bobbi and Mike! These pics are such a gift to them and their future family.ReplyCancel

  • Megan DJuly 10, 2014 - 12:13 pm

    Ohhhh MAN!!!!! I love this so so much!! That shot of Mike behind them…dying!!! My faves are the two verticals under the HOLY HOT LEGS BATMAN photo. So perfect!!!ReplyCancel

  • DanicaJuly 10, 2014 - 2:34 pm

    Is it weird that I’m a total random stranger who got watery eyes while reading this!! <3.

    Congrats you guys. Wishes of long term happiness:)ReplyCancel

  • RhiannonJuly 10, 2014 - 2:42 pm

    Absolutely LOVE this…. found myself grinning like crazy while reading the whole thing. Beautiful shots!ReplyCancel

  • Jen CroweJuly 10, 2014 - 2:49 pm

    Aw man, I got emotional looking at these! How exciting for them!!! Love this session!ReplyCancel

  • NancyJuly 10, 2014 - 2:51 pm

    Probably one of my favorite stories & blog posts ever. Just so sweet and awesome.ReplyCancel

  • GisselleJuly 10, 2014 - 3:05 pm

    Omg they are the cutest!! How amazing to capture an engagement. These are priceless!!! You guys rock!ReplyCancel

  • KelliJuly 10, 2014 - 3:24 pm

    Love it! What a cute couple!
    The photo of mike with the ring is awesome!ReplyCancel

  • AshleyJuly 10, 2014 - 3:25 pm

    Aw this is so awesome!!! Love a great engagement story! Beautiful shots and congrats to the newly engaged!!!! :) ReplyCancel

  • KristeenJuly 10, 2014 - 3:52 pm

    Too cute! I just love this!ReplyCancel

  • AngieJuly 10, 2014 - 4:31 pm

    Ohhhhhh looooooove it!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • AmyJuly 10, 2014 - 8:29 pm

    I LOVE everything about these!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • DawnJuly 10, 2014 - 9:31 pm

    God, you guys are SO good. Every single freaking one of them is amazing. I love all the natural smiles and the colors and the locations. They’re so perfect! And what a great memory to have this as their proposal. Congrats to the happy couple!!ReplyCancel

  • Laura MJuly 11, 2014 - 9:50 am

    Can you please just photograph everything, ever? I love seeing the world and lovely moments through your lens and they have got to be over the moon about these photos!ReplyCancel

  • beauty by crystalJuly 13, 2014 - 3:53 pm

    you two have a way of getting couples so comfortable – they let down their guard and you capture such sincere images. LOVE THEM!ReplyCancel

  • Maggie MJuly 15, 2014 - 2:44 pm

    You probably could use these for a posing guide, because they’re fabulous!! What a sweet couple. She looked happy to begin with, but she looks *really* happy in the second half of the session!ReplyCancel

  • NickiJuly 16, 2014 - 3:23 am

    I just love this whole thing! This couple is sooo adorable! The photos right after the proposal are priceless. You guys did not only did an amazing job capturing the proposal but also the obvious love they have for each other. Awesome, awesome!ReplyCancel

  • adelJuly 16, 2014 - 5:04 am

    Really pretty. I love the picture with mick passing behindReplyCancel

  • Tre CavilJuly 17, 2014 - 7:51 pm

    Cute couple! Nice to see the happiness in her eyes and smile.ReplyCancel

Last month we shot an intimate wedding with no wedding party and 50 guests. And it was the sweetest.:)

I love when a bride gets ready in a room with big windows!  The color and dimension works mucho better with natural light photography. Jussssst sayin’.:)
01_ricksboatyard_bobbimike_14I adooooored Kelly’s mom!
02_ricksboatyard_bobbimike_14….meanwhile…. drinkin’ whiskey and tyin’ shoes…;)03_ricksboatyard_bobbimike_14Have I mentioned I love shooting “getting ready” photos in rooms with big windows?!:D:D: D04_ricksboatyard_bobbimike_14Kelly’s only request all day… to take a photo of their rings on a Maker’s Mark bottle. We here at bbmk industries aim to please!:D05_ricksboatyard_bobbimike_14Gosh you’re pretty…06_ricksboatyard_bobbimike_14One of my favorite bridal photos of the year. Just so so so gorgeous. My favorite:!:07_ricksboatyard_bobbimike_14Crystal, as always, did an incredible job on the makeup! 08_ricksboatyard_bobbimike_14Welcome Mike to the photos! 09_ricksboatyard_bobbimike_14You two are so sweet together.:)10_ricksboatyard_bobbimike_14I looooove me some symmetry! 11_ricksboatyard_bobbimike_14…gettin’ married time! There was a threat of rain that threw a wrench in their outdoor ceremony plans… so last minute they moved everything indoors. Though as luck would have it… it never rained.;)Murphy’s Law at its finest!:D12_ricksboatyard_bobbimike_14Soon after dinner we stepped outside for some sunset photos. Mike’s favorite:?:13_ricksboatyard_bobbimike_1414_ricksboatyard_bobbimike_14You both just have the best smiles!15_ricksboatyard_bobbimike_14Congratulations you two! 16_ricksboatyard_bobbimike_14





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Indianapolis, Ind.

hair   Julian’s Salon
makeup  •  Beauty by Crystal
harpist  •  Melissa Gallant
ceremony & reception venue  •  Rick’s Cafe Boatyard 
cupcakes  •  Gigi’s Bakery 
dress  •  Jacquelin Exclusive from Nancy’s Bridal Boutique 

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their songs

first dance  •  You and Me (Penny and the Quarters)
father/daughter  •  Daddy Dance With Me (Crystal Keith)
mother/son  •   I Hope You Dance (Lee Ann Womack)  

 

bride+groom

 
What was the most memorable moment of your day?

Kelly:    If I had to narrow down to one, it would probably be my father’s toast.  He traveled a lot for work when I was in elementary school, and I collected trolls at that time.  (Embarrassing, I know!).  I would lend him a particular blue one whenever he went on a trip to serve as a reminder that I was always with him.  Since then, I had not though about or seen the troll in almost 20 years.  Towards the end of his speech, he pulled it out of his jacket.  That definitely tugged my heart! 


 Any advice for future bride/grooms?

Kelly:  1) Make sure your photographers not only capture amazing pictures but also wear many hats during your wedding: comedian, meteorologist, timekeeper, bustle-extraordinaire, etc. Bobbi and Mike were lifesavers and really shaped our day for the better. Best wedding investment, hands down!   2) Don’t lose sleep over the details because 90% of them will go unnoticed and/or your guests will quickly forget after the wedding. What people will remember are the big moments, witnessing your love, and being around great company.

Mike:  Have a small wedding.  We thought we would have so much more time to talk to guests when there were only forty of them and that everything would run a lot more smoothly.  While the day turned out wonderful, we still felt rushed at times and wished we would have been able to spend more time speaking personally with each of our guests.  I can’t imagine how hectic it would have been if we had four hundred guests!

 
Funniest memory from your wedding day?

Kelly:   In the midst of our ceremony, there was brief whispering among our officiant, Mike, and me.  (Let’s just say we almost got her to talk about wuv…tru wuv!). 

Mike:   Instead of the traditional wedding cake, we decided to have mini cupcakes.  While serving them to each other, Kelly gave me a hard time that I forgot to remove the liner from her cupcake.  However, she had yet to realize that she had not removed the liner from mine as well. 

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

Kelly:  Wished we could have enjoyed our meal.  Our food lineup was awesome, and I barely had time to eat any of it! :( 

 
Where did you go on your honeymoon?

Jade Mountain in St. Lucia.  It was a trip of a lifetime and highly recommend going!!!  

Testing the light with THAT hot tamale model. BOOM! SO FIIIIINE! On the right… Kelly’s dad and I discussing the family photos.:)
17_ricksboatyard_bobbimike_14Thanks for requesting a photo with us. You sure know how to make us feel loved! 18_ricksboatyard_bobbimike_14 


Kelly and Mike…. thanks for treating us like family that day… you guys are the best!

Much love friends.

~bobbi+mike:!:+:?:



 

  • kimJuly 2, 2014 - 2:27 pm

    AHHHHH — those walls and that light!!!!!! Gorgeousness bobbi and mike!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Laura MJuly 2, 2014 - 2:27 pm

    While all of these photos are beautiful (as always!), the photos by the lake are romantic, peaceful, and perfect. Lovely work!ReplyCancel

  • rachelJuly 2, 2014 - 3:35 pm

    These are stunning. Fact. LOVE the sunset pictures, and love the wall with the vines! I’m ALL ABOUT the small, intimate weddings, and this one looks perfect!ReplyCancel

  • jennyBZJuly 2, 2014 - 7:25 pm

    oh my god!! your favorite is definitely one of my favorite. but i’m also over the moon with those geometric rainbow wall images!!! and mikes fave is absolutely gorgeous too! but that photo of them with the orange chairs, thats a bbmk photo if i’ve ever seen one. ON BRAND!! these are beautiful, just beautiful. wonderful work as always, friends! xxReplyCancel

  • KarynJuly 2, 2014 - 8:06 pm

    That symmetry shot! Goodness. So much gorgeous here. These two are sweet and that wedding advice about not worrying over the details… spot on.ReplyCancel

  • BenJuly 2, 2014 - 8:14 pm

    Great job friends! Such great portraits. You captured the day greatly.ReplyCancel

  • stephanieJuly 2, 2014 - 8:42 pm

    Y’all…those sunset shots were gorgeous!!!! :) seriously!!!! :) such a beautiful day!!!ReplyCancel

  • ArendaJuly 2, 2014 - 9:31 pm

    Wow, I never see sunset portraits of couples on their wedding day! My favourite is Mike’s favourite – just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • BrookeJuly 3, 2014 - 12:20 am

    Beautiful wedding! My favorite is the same as Mike’s favorite. Wow, such a lovely wedding captured perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • PinkyJuly 3, 2014 - 4:02 am

    Love all the different backdrops they had. And the rings! Love the shot on the bottle!ReplyCancel

  • maike rinayeJuly 3, 2014 - 9:33 am

    Aww, I LOVE that first image of them sitting down with the orange chairs… What a beautiful wedding!ReplyCancel

  • MicheleJuly 3, 2014 - 6:13 pm

    This couple has such a sweet aura! Love your symmetry too Bobbi!!!!!!
    Mike, lookin sharp!ReplyCancel

  • ChrissyJuly 3, 2014 - 8:55 pm

    Wowie!!! I can’t choose between your fave and mike’s fave…both are stunning!! Fabulous images, as always!!ReplyCancel

  • Zach and SarahJuly 3, 2014 - 10:45 pm

    Seriously?!? All that color? I love it!!! This couple is beautiful, and I hope they hang every single one of these in their house because these are perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Rachael AllexJuly 3, 2014 - 11:00 pm

    Love those sunset photos in the grass, so beautiful! Also, what a beautiful bride! Great job as always bbmk!ReplyCancel

  • KellyJuly 4, 2014 - 10:28 am

    Ditto on everyone’s comments!!! Thank you for beautifully capturing our day, and we are SO glad we delayed the post-ceremony pics for sunset! Going through the full gallery as I write this :) ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Elisabeth LuskyJuly 6, 2014 - 9:10 am

    Just love these… what a stunning couple! You did an awesome job!! You are so right about the natural light in those images at the beginning, they are just awesome. The one of her facing the window while getting her dress on?? Wow. And yes, the sunset images are STUNNING, MIke is right on ;) GReat amazing job as always!ReplyCancel

  • destineeJuly 6, 2014 - 2:39 pm

    I’m always just blown away by how creatively you shoot each wedding and make such unique images every time! Such gorgeous images of a beautiful couple! Love!

    Plus, her hair looks amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Julie PaisleyJuly 7, 2014 - 1:09 am

    Oh I just love small intimate weddings!! You rocked it! That sunset picture, AMAZING! You know I love me some sun! ;) Just perfect friends!ReplyCancel

  • AbbeyJuly 7, 2014 - 10:00 am

    I just can’t get over how sharp and clear your photos are. Like, just pure butter! This bride and groom are goooorrgeeeous and so are these photos. Amazing.ReplyCancel

  • TammyJuly 7, 2014 - 12:49 pm

    I loooove the pictures by the painted walls and the ones by the lake! Wonderful job, as always!ReplyCancel

  • MollyJuly 8, 2014 - 12:41 pm

    Man, I love big weddings, but something about the small ones is just so appealing. This couple is stunning and obviously sweet, you can see it on their faces! I love all the portraits, but my favorite by far is the symmetrical one. That one printed as a canvas would be awesome! Great job, BBMK (duh!), and congratulations Kelly + Mike!ReplyCancel

  • KatieJuly 8, 2014 - 2:24 pm

    WOWSERS so gorgeous!!!! Feels intimate and special :) ReplyCancel

  • GailJuly 8, 2014 - 10:45 pm

    In my head, when I got to those last few shots of them sitting in that little meadow with the sun set? The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven” started playing….NOT even kidding.ReplyCancel

  • Maggie MJuly 9, 2014 - 12:26 pm

    They look like such a sweet pair of people! Love the sunset shots, so romantic. And that last shot of them dancing, man you can see her happiness!!! Fabulous work friends!ReplyCancel

  • Megan DJuly 10, 2014 - 4:09 pm

    This wedding is stunning! Her getting ready shots are perfect. LOVE their portraits. Amazing job as always team!ReplyCancel

  • nicoleJuly 11, 2014 - 1:32 pm

    YEEESSSSSSSSSS!!!!! Holy wow – these are incredible. Something very serene and beautiful about them. Love, love, love. :) ReplyCancel

  • NickiJuly 15, 2014 - 5:48 am

    Beautiful wedding! The solo shots of the bride are stunning! Love that sunset image too! Awesome job!ReplyCancel

  • Tre CavilJuly 17, 2014 - 7:53 pm

    Some really great shots here! Love the photography! Great looking couple.ReplyCancel