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megan+joey

I’ve only seen this one other time… and I think it’s genius! All of the bridesmaids created a “spread” for a scrapbook filled with photos of their memories with her. They gave it to her the morning of her wedding:DOn the right… that’s mom.:)See that little pin on the left? On Joey’s side of the family, many generations of women have worn it on their wedding day. For their reception, they added a basketball arcade game… it was quite the hit! However, the guys opted to have it in their getting ready room before the reception.
Meanwhile… Megan’s mom delicately places the aforementioned pin. They did a first look and we were off to shoot some portraits.
This wedding was unseasonably cooolllllldddd! As in 11° windchill cold! When I asked her if she still wanted to do some portraits outdoors, it was a no-brainer!  We really do have the most amazingly laid-back brides in Indianapolis.:D

Sidenote: I just checked the time stamps and it looks like we shot all of the outdoor bride and groom portraits in eight minutes. Yet another reason why an engagement session is invaluable!  We’re all able to work much faster if we’ve all done this before.;)See the SNOW?! This was, needless to say, the last portrait we took before heading back in to warm up. Then it was wedding party time. First up… the bridesmaids!

I lined up them up in the hotel lobby… got them in order and gave them a quick briefing on what they’d be doing in the short time we were outdoors. I just checked the timestamps and I’m not lying to you when I say we took all bridesmaids photos in 34 SECONDS! The first shot was at 4:05.44. The last shot was at 4:06.18. That’s definitely a record! Now mind you, there are only eight images but nonetheless… oh so impressive ladies! I tell you what, this couldn’t have happened with a better group… everyone was so attentive and kind. Thank you guys for getting it. Fo’real!Then we all headed back in and I did the same with the groomsmen… a quick briefing in the lobby and out we went! Alright… heading off to check time stamps now… be right back.

Okay, back.;)First one was shot at 4:08.36. The last one was at 4:10.17.  One minute and forty one seconds. Delivering 13 images. BADABOOM BADABING! Oh hey look… Eli Manning with his offensive line standing in front of the Colts Lucas Oil Stadium. Random.;)Then… you guessed it… back into the lobby we went to warm up for a minute… get a quick briefing… and the full wedding party was out.the.door!

First image 4:16.53. Last image 4:18.40. One minutes and forty seven seconds. 14 wedding party images delivered. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! This is blowing my mind as I look at these time stamps. Team Megan and Joey you guys were wedding party rockstars! …back into the lobby we went.;)Ceremony time.:)Someone asked me recently what my favorite parts of a wedding are… and I have a few.:)My answers. 1) The few minutes right before a bride walks down the aisle… the nerves and emotion are at their highest point. 2) The bride & groom just recessed down the aisle. There’s about a ten second period before anyone else has had a chance to interrupt their newlywed bliss… I always follow and they rarely notice me there… the excitement, love and pure joy that I witness is just so awesome.:)3) A guilty pleasure… I love love love watching those slideshows that sometimes play during dinner of them growing up. 4) The father/daughter dance.:)For those who have been reading this blog for a while those answers shouldn’t surprise you… images from those moments (minus the slideshow) are often featured.:)
Their ceremony was beautiful.
Strike that. Their ceremony was jaw-droppingly-gorgeous! Our favorite.:!:+:?:
Kiss de girl! Sha la la la la la!….and kiss de girl again!;)Every toast was perfect!Sorority traditions.:)Chi Omega, right?:D
Our favorite wedding band… Zanna Dooooo! I wonder where Megan learned those cool dance moves? OH?! That’s her dad in the photo on the right you say? OHHHHH… well that explains evvvverything!;)For real though… I think Michael was the dancingest father of the bride we’ve ever seen at any wedding… and that’s sayin’ something, we’ve photographed a LOT of dads!:DWhen they announced the garter toss Joey was nowhere to be found! Well there you are! SO much is happening in this image!  Mike’s view.
My view. What an incredible day it was.:)





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Indianapolis, Ind.

hair  •  Edit Salon
makeup  •  Casey Green
florist  •   JP Parker
videographer  •  Rewind Documentaries 
ceremony & reception venue  •  Union Station
band  •  Zanna Doo
cake  •  Classic Cakes

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their songs

recessional  •  All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
introductions
wedding party  •  The Final Countdown – Europe
bride & groom • Scream & Shout – will.i.am featuring Britney Spears (We actually totally forgot about picking out a song for the intros until about an hour before the wedding. So superwoman Bobbi stepped up and picked out a song for us!)
first dance  •  Sea Breeze – Tyrone Wells
father/daughter  •  My Wish – Rascal Flatts
mother/son  •  Have I Told You Lately That I Love You – Rod Stewart

 

bride+groom

 
What was the most memorable moment of your day?

Megan:   There were so many great moments in the day – it’s hard to pick just one. But crowd surfing during the last song was coolest thing I’ve ever done. Thanks Joey for jumping first!:)

Joey: Megan and I had hoped and dreamed for a wedding that would be a great party people will talk about for years. I’d say we achieved that based ending the night with the band closing down Union Station and with us crowd surfing!


 Any advice for future bride/grooms?

Megan:  Have fun! It’s the greatest day of your life, so relax and take time to enjoy each and every second. You spend months and months planning all these little things, and it all happens so fast. Stop. Look around. Smile, and take it all in. And hiring a bomb-ass photography team that you can be yourself around and who like to have fun just as much as you is a MUST! We couldn’t have had a better time with Bobbi and Mike (and the fun peeps at Rewind.)

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

Megan:  Request a wake-up call from the front desk of the hotel for the next morning.

Joey: Order more Guinness. We tapped the keg 40 minutes in to the cocktail hour.

 
Where did you go on your honeymoon?

We made our flight (thankfully) to Riviera Maya, Mexico and had a great time.

 





See me back there? Standing behind Ben (the videographer)? Yep! There I am! He says I’m easy to shoot beside because I’m short. There are very few benefits to being vertically challenged… so anytime I hear one I want to shout it from the rooftops! SO far here’s what I’ve got. 1) Commercial air travel. I can stand up in most commercial airliners while still at my seat. I’ve never banged my head on the low ceiling.  Also, while seated I still have plenty of leg room! 2) Safety.  When falling I don’t have as far to travel to the ground, thus preventing greater injury. 3) Crowd navigation. I’m not quite sure why but I’ve noticed that short people can navigate through large crowds faster than our tall counterparts. 4) Compact. I can fit into small places… if only I could lose these last 25 damn pounds.;)And now a new one for the list… 5) Not in the way. Videographers like to work with me because they shoot over my head. My loud mouth on film though… now that’s a different story!;)BADABOOM BADABING! …speaking of shooting over me!  Though Mike says my red hair is often in his way. Psh! I say it adds more character to your images. Ingrate!;)Testing my light. Mike was photographing the groomsmen and Ben was standing nearby…. soooo… he’ll do.;)Setting up family photos and this time Mike was testing his light. We were clearly quite happy to comply!:DSide note: I look like Ed Grimley I must say!  Come on… give me a break… you don’t know who Ed Grimley is?!  He’s the SNL character portrayed by Martin Short who played the triangle! It’s alllll coming back to you now I suppose?! You know, I look like I’ve gone completely mental I must say! (If you laughed at any of that, we’ll be best friends forever I must say!)These two guys were having a dance off in the mirror… and how else do you photograph a dance off in the mirror… by photographing the mirror… duh…;)




Megan, Joey and family… thanks for asking us to document your wedding. It was truly an honor and a privilege… I must say!;)

Much love friends!

~bobbi+mike:!:+:?:





 

  • KatieJanuary 15, 2014 - 11:50 am

    GORGEOUS!! Looks like it was an amazing party!!!ReplyCancel

  • KatieJanuary 15, 2014 - 11:50 am

    Also, I’m pretty jealous of all these people who get to have Rewind Documentaries record their wedding with you guys!!ReplyCancel

  • BenJanuary 15, 2014 - 5:02 pm

    I loved this wedding. I can’t wait to work on their film. It’s really going to be amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa YocumJanuary 15, 2014 - 5:23 pm

    Bobbi, YOU’RE SO FUNNY!! :D And this wedding is ridiculously gorgeous!! Way to rock those formal shots! Without you telling us, we’d never know you were in a hurry! Gorgeous, gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • JennieJanuary 15, 2014 - 5:51 pm

    OK, THIS party looks like a BLAST! Tapping the keg in 40?! They might need to be *my* new BFFs! ;) Well done, friends; well.done.ReplyCancel

  • LauraJanuary 15, 2014 - 6:19 pm

    Dang, you guys rock!! I love the brick + white wall portrait of Joey + Megan. Kudos to them and their wedding party for rocking the cold weather!!ReplyCancel

  • SuzanneJanuary 15, 2014 - 8:36 pm

    just filled up on my daily dose of inspiration. the white & red brick wall- only a designer would pick up on that Bobbi you rock! love the simplicity in changing up the ordering of the groomsmen back in a v to stretch that depth of field. you really enhanced the lighting in the church to look magical!ReplyCancel

  • Megan DJanuary 15, 2014 - 9:22 pm

    GOLD MEDALIST in Speed Shooting (Wedding Parties in 11 Degree Windchill) 34 SECONDS!?!? That is aaaaaaamazing? And the photos are all fab! It looks like you guys had more than average fun at this wedding. As you should…Megan and Joey look like a ball! Megan you’re dress? Gorgeous!!!! Love the portrait with the white wall and brick wall. Cauuuute!ReplyCancel

  • Zach and SarahJanuary 15, 2014 - 9:54 pm

    So pretty! Those bridesmaids shots are gorgeous. 8 minutes and BBMK gives more beautiful images than most people get in hours. Way to go!ReplyCancel

  • MollyJanuary 15, 2014 - 9:57 pm

    Holy wow to that venue—like, jaw-on-the-floor wow. And her dress. And the flowers. And the guys’ suits. And the bridesmaids’ dresses. And your awesome dedication to getting the shot while making sure your clients are comfortable. And how even in the dead of winter, your images are still so warm and inviting. And and and and and. Beautiful wedding, bbmk, but that’s no surprise! :D ReplyCancel

  • maike rinayeJanuary 15, 2014 - 10:19 pm

    I’m so so so in love with their bouquets! They’re gorgeous!!! Your images are stunning, as always :)….. but most especially the shot of the full ceremony location with the guests in the background. I LOVE that one.ReplyCancel

  • mirandaJanuary 15, 2014 - 10:52 pm

    Oh my gosh, these are so amazing!! I wish I could have been apart of that wedding! It looks like such a blast!! I love the bridal part inside shot … so JCrew! ;) Love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Elisabeth LuskyJanuary 16, 2014 - 12:29 am

    What a stunning wedding. That image in the church is unreal. You guys rocked this as usual. Love the bridal party images and just the fun and happiness here :) ReplyCancel

  • NickiJanuary 16, 2014 - 2:25 am

    Wow, wow, wow!!! Everything about this wedding is amazing! The venue, her dress, bridesmaids dresses, the flowers, everything!! The reception looked like it was super fun! Only you guys could talk a whole bridal party into going outside for portraits in 11 degree weather and only you guys could get them done in that short of time. I’m EXTREMELY impressed and jealous. Awesomely amazing job as always! You rocked this wedding!!!ReplyCancel

  • JacqieJanuary 17, 2014 - 4:02 pm

    Beautiful wedding! These images are incredible. Love them all!ReplyCancel

  • NicholeJanuary 17, 2014 - 4:19 pm

    Bobbi and Mike you are masters of light. Love the black and white shot of them kissing. And the ceremony photos – all of them. And I can’t believe what you did with such a short time, cold weather, and so many people – pure magic. There is a reason you guys are my heroes. :) ReplyCancel

  • It's me, Betsy!January 17, 2014 - 4:37 pm

    OUT. STANDING!!!!!! So much beauty and so much personality. Everybody there was so engaged! (Hello, garter toss guys? They were ON it!)ReplyCancel

  • JulieJanuary 19, 2014 - 12:01 am

    GAH! Perfect as always! You two rock! That venue is just FAB too!ReplyCancel

  • CaitlinJanuary 21, 2014 - 7:07 pm

    I am always in awe of the beauty you guys produce! High fives for those time stamps.. My jaw was on the floor!ReplyCancel

  • JennyBZJanuary 21, 2014 - 7:16 pm

    I LOVE that bride and groom image w the different brick split down the middle!!! I’m ibsessed w the palette of bridesmaid dress colors! And I love that bridal party pic in the lobby!!! Such a beautiful wedding!!!!! xxReplyCancel

  • EmilieJanuary 21, 2014 - 7:44 pm

    Wowzers! You guys never cease to amaze me! So many fabulous images but the vertical kissing image made me swoon!ReplyCancel

  • KimJanuary 21, 2014 - 8:04 pm

    My bridesmaids and friends made me a scrapbook 4 yrs ago; I still look at it any time I miss them. Love the photos, as always!ReplyCancel

  • BrittJanuary 22, 2014 - 1:10 am

    Wow, could these pictures be any more perfect?? The colors, the light, the expressions, the friends, the venue, all of it. ESPECIALLY considering how fast you shot all of those bridal party photos! Win! And oh, okay, in the sorority traditions shot, Megan totally looks like Rachel McAdams, don’t you think?! Also, Bobbi, you’re my favorite… I must say!ReplyCancel

  • RavenJanuary 29, 2014 - 10:09 pm

    Bobbi! AND Ed Grimley references?! I’m so psyched about this workshop. You guys are amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Shawn SwanderFebruary 15, 2014 - 7:50 am

    Beautiful work really fun to look at!ReplyCancel

  • Perry TankoFebruary 15, 2014 - 5:27 pm

    gamefaqs sent me here, the happy brides made me stay. Stay awesome Bobbi and Mike.ReplyCancel

brianna+jon

FINALLY! I’m blogging our Fall 2013 workshops. I first had to get through all of our normal sessions before I could get to these. THAT BEING SAID, I genuinely believe it will be worth the wait. Proud of these two sessions my friends.

You can’t tell by looking at these images, but it was sooooo cooooold outside when we shot these! I tell you what, Brianna and Jon stayed in the best of spirits for the entire session! You see, workshop sessions are twice as long as normal sessions so that our attendees can see the maximum amount of locations / ideas / posing / lighting scenarios. One of my favorites on the right.:!:These two are getting married in 2014… and they couldn’t have been a more perfect couple to “model” for us.The first and foremost reason they were perfect for our workshop? They’re crazy about each other!The second reason? They are ridiculously fun! I’m kind of obsessed with her hair.:)My view. On the right… that was Mike’s view of the same setup. He shot both of the images below with our 45mm 2.8 Tilt Shift.
HA!I’m obsessed with black and white images. This one’s Mike’s favorite:?:And well… another favorite of mine, too!:!:

I just adore these two!
Then we ended the session in the field that we end almost all of our workshop sessions.BLUUUUE SKIIIIIES SMILING AT MEEEEE!!!!Have I mentioned how much I love black and white images?!OHHHH BRIANNA!!!! YOU ARE SOOOO BEAUUUUTIFULLLL!!!! Another favorite:!:Thanks you two for being awesome.:D




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Indianapolis, Ind.

Together  ::  December 7, 2011  •  Engaged  ::  October 7, 2012  •  Wedding  ::  2014

Brianna ::  sales specialist  ::  Hometown  • Leechburg, Pa.  ::   five words  •  Beautiful, Spontaneous, Funny, Wise, Considerate

Jon  ::  self-employed studio engineer and producer  •  Hometown  •  Speedway, Ind.  ::   five words  •  hilarious, passionate, witty, chivalrous, handsome :) 

How they met, as told by Brianna :: We me through mutual friends in college. He needed a haircut. I convinced him that I knew how to cut hair. I cut his hair. We fell in love.

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Oh hey there funny girl!:DPS. For the first half of the session… I was coatless… I forgot it when I got on the bus. On the way to location #2, we swung by and picked it up. WHEW! I win at life. You know why? That hot tamale man in the green jacket… he’s my husband. BOOOOYAH!:D
See left the man in the black coat on the far left? His name is Ed and he’s quite awesome. He’s been our official workshop driver now for two years. He also always takes the group pic.:DSo if you’re in the Indianapolis area and you’re looking for a limo driver for any occasion… Call Carey Limo and ask that Ed be your driver. JUST DO IT!:DEvery time I take a picture of Mike in this position I can’t help but sing… “he’s hunting waaaabits… hunting waaaabits…”:DHaving a moment.;)SO MANY MOMENTS!:DWhat can I say? I don’t have a bubble!;)

HEEEEERE WEEEE ARE!!!!:DWorkshop #13! 





Spring workshop announcement coming today… so make sure you’re on the mailing list!  (mailing list always gets a head start on booking). We’d love to have you!

Sending love and high fives to every single one of you! Thanks for everything friends!

~bobbi+mike:!:+:?:

 
 
 

PS. Do you already “like” our Facebook business page? If not. DO IT!

Also… the business is finally on Instagram so be sure to follow @bobbiandmike :D

For my personal Instagram feed, follow @bobbi_bbmk… though be warned, it’s mostly photos of our beloved pup #MurphyMo.:)




  • CiikuJanuary 9, 2014 - 10:56 am

    You guys are the best. If my husband and I are ever in the states…. it would be a privilege to have our pictures made by you guys!ReplyCancel

  • Kellie PennJanuary 9, 2014 - 11:03 am

    Whoa. Some seriously fun, quirky, perfectly BBMK images going on in this post! (And…you were having a seriously great hair day!)

    These are the kind of images that keep me coming back to your blog over and over. Perfection.ReplyCancel

  • ShannonJanuary 9, 2014 - 11:08 am

    LLLLLLOOOOOVVVVEEEEE!!!!!! I remember this day and these pictures being amazing but they are so much more wonderful than I remember!!! I can not say enough amazingness about this workshop. Game changing. If anyone is even kinda thinking about attending….DO IT!!! Bobbi and Mike are as incredible as they come!!!
    Jon and Brianna, you two are wonderfully adorable together! Thank you for making the experience so great.
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  • LauraJanuary 9, 2014 - 11:09 am

    Aaaaah!! So much amazingness!!! *LOVE* the zig-zag ramp photo of just their legs.ReplyCancel

  • mirandaJanuary 9, 2014 - 11:22 am

    Oh my gosh, I’m obsessed with this session. Talk about amazing!! These are all absolutely amazing!!! Love love love love love!!!ReplyCancel

  • nicoleJanuary 9, 2014 - 2:19 pm

    YES YES YES!!!!!!
    These are some of my favorite images ever! I adore these! So fun, beautiful and romantic!
    Also, can we get the credit roll for her outfit?! Love!ReplyCancel

  • JamieJanuary 9, 2014 - 2:20 pm

    Every image is so full of life!ReplyCancel

  • StephenJanuary 10, 2014 - 9:48 am

    Beautiful stuff. But you already knew that ;) ReplyCancel

  • Geri BlustJanuary 10, 2014 - 8:49 pm

    Oh you guys!! These are amazing!! This looks like it was a super fun workshop I’m sad I missed it!! :) ReplyCancel

  • hannahJanuary 11, 2014 - 12:55 pm

    SO CUTE!! these are adorable… simple and FUN. LOVE.ReplyCancel

  • Sasha FarinaJanuary 12, 2014 - 4:15 am

    her eyes!! mesmerizing!ReplyCancel

  • Angelina GonzalesJanuary 12, 2014 - 8:48 pm

    So lovely! Miss you two!ReplyCancel

  • Zach and SarahJanuary 12, 2014 - 10:02 pm

    Beautiful as always!ReplyCancel

  • Karen MenyhartJanuary 12, 2014 - 11:58 pm

    Woooohoooo! The finished product does not disappoint! I had a total beyond blast at this workshop!!!! I learned so much, stuff that I am adding to my shooting process now (esp. the hamming it up! ha!) Thanks for making everything SO MUCH FUN!!!!
    Bobbi and Mike rock!ReplyCancel

  • Karen MenyhartJanuary 13, 2014 - 12:00 am

    oops! Forgot to give mad props to John and Brianna! It was COLD that day, and they were troopers! So nice to meet both of you!ReplyCancel

  • NickiJanuary 14, 2014 - 4:42 am

    Oh wow I love these! Every image is beautiful!! That photo with their foreheads touching and her hair blowing is my favorite. Absolute perfection there! I always get a little jealous when I see a workshop post, I want to relive it again!!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Elisabeth LuskyJanuary 16, 2014 - 12:29 am

    Beautiful. These images are awesome! Soooooo perfect and true to your style! Great workshop, looks like :) ReplyCancel

From our nut house to yours… Merry Christmas!

We brainstorm for months and without fail, everrrry year it comes to us at the verrrrry last second! So to those who received your card after Christmas… please know that we tried…

So heeeeere it is… our 2013 Christmas card.:)




On the inside…

“From our nut house to yours… Merry Christmas!”

See the pecans on the roof? I know I know… SO witty!;)

A huge shoutout to Ilene, owner of Classic Cakes, for helping our vision and sketches come to life! :D  Their attention to detail was remarkably impressive! Looking for the best cakery in town? Look no further!

Everything you see there… the ENTIRE thing was edible… to include the little bobbi+mike fondant snowmen!  See all of that snow sugar? – we used about 15 lbs of it just for the snow.  That gingerbread creation weighed about 15 lbs too…so there’s probably close to 30 pounds of sugar in that photo.  Yeahhh… enough to make your teeth ache and your belt to burst just at the thought of it! (my dorko husband just did the math and says that’s about 53,000 calories worth of sugar in the photo)

BTW, I don’t think anyone caught our way too subtle “easter egg” in there…

Oh! I can’t forget to show you the annual bbmk Christmas logo to match the card:

 




And for those who are new here, here are a few from the past…

On the inside: “Don’t shoot your eye out!”


See that picture of Mike laying on my lap near the top right corner?  I guess we were too convincingly awkward. It recently went viral, “WalMart Called, Your Photos are Ready.” I’ve always known we’d someday hit the big time… it’s too bad that we had to look like this on our big debut!;)Thanks to all of you who emailed and messaged to let us know that we were infamous.:D


On the inside: “Hoe. Hoe. Hoe.”

The year we were normal.;)




Thanks for tuning in friends! Until next year…

~bobbi+mike:!:+:?:





PS. To those who were supposed to get one and didn’t, over the last week we’ve had 30+ returned to us because our laser printer didn’t seal the toner down (or something technical like that) on a few of the cards, the address had worn off as it made it’s way through the postal system. Womp womp wommmmp…

PPS. Thanks to all of those who helped us brainstorm our wacky ideas. Namely: Ben and Lesley.:)And finally a HUUUUUUGE thanks to Karen (Mike’s mom) for helping us stuff all of the envelopes! You are THE BESSSST!!!!




  • Dianna ChandlerJanuary 3, 2014 - 1:31 pm

    I love them all! Y’all are adorbs ;) ReplyCancel

  • Ben ElsassJanuary 3, 2014 - 1:33 pm

    Your face in the ‘American Gothic’ one never gets old. They’re all wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • micheleJanuary 3, 2014 - 1:42 pm

    the “hoe hoe hoe” gets me everytime!!! peeing my pants. HAHAHA.
    i want to know about the “easter egg”!!!!! tell us tell us!ReplyCancel

  • micheleJanuary 3, 2014 - 1:45 pm

    i know! there’s a pile of dog poo in front of the door?ReplyCancel

  • ErinJanuary 3, 2014 - 1:50 pm

    I LOVE YOUR CARDS!! I think I found the egg, but every time I try to comment it says my comment contains spam words! Grr… Does it relate to something the dog may have done though?!ReplyCancel

  • RobinJanuary 3, 2014 - 1:51 pm

    the yellow snow is hilarious…geez murphy mo. when you gotta go you gotta go.ReplyCancel

  • NicoleJanuary 3, 2014 - 2:02 pm

    Love it!!!ReplyCancel

  • SaraJanuary 3, 2014 - 2:03 pm

    I love the yellow snow by the bush!! :) ReplyCancel

  • SallyJanuary 3, 2014 - 2:13 pm

    You guys top yourselves every darn year! And that matching logo is fab, never a detail missed with you two. ;-) ReplyCancel

  • bobbiJanuary 3, 2014 - 2:30 pm

    Robin… youuuu got it! MurphyMo marked that bush with some yellow snow. ;) ReplyCancel

  • CourtneyJanuary 3, 2014 - 2:34 pm

    I LOVE your card this year. What a great idea. :) And holy cow, your hair in 2012! So long. I need whatever vitamin you were taking.ReplyCancel

  • AliciaJanuary 3, 2014 - 2:34 pm

    I’d be lying if I said I haven’t been checking periodically in hopes of seeing your Christmas card! As always it’s as adorable as you two are:)ReplyCancel

  • luisa ochoaJanuary 3, 2014 - 2:37 pm

    I see a dog pee near the bushes! hahahahah great xmas cards!ReplyCancel

  • AbbyJanuary 3, 2014 - 4:01 pm

    Love all the Christmas cards!!! Hahaha Too cute!ReplyCancel

  • Angelina GonzalesJanuary 3, 2014 - 4:11 pm

    LOVE them all!!!ReplyCancel

  • AbbyJanuary 3, 2014 - 6:34 pm

    Love that American Gothic!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen MenyhartJanuary 3, 2014 - 6:46 pm

    LOVED them all, but the Christmas Story one made me snort out loud
    “She looks like a big pink nightmare”
    Ha! Thanks for the chuckle Pals!ReplyCancel

  • Jen ProutyJanuary 4, 2014 - 1:32 am

    super cute!ReplyCancel

  • RachelJanuary 4, 2014 - 7:54 pm

    I love all your awesome Christmas cards. I just put a picture of our dogs and our baby on the front of ours and call it a day.ReplyCancel

  • FreddyJanuary 5, 2014 - 5:53 am

    Felicidades Bobbi y Miki son unos genios los felicito me encantaría tener un contacto mas fluido con ustedes yo tambien soy fotografo y todos los dias del año visito su pagina wueb y atravez de la distancia aprendí mucho de ustedes no dejen de escribirme aunque sea en ingles feliz 2014 Freddy Punta del este, Uruguay Sur americaReplyCancel

  • amy (smith)January 6, 2014 - 3:58 pm

    Look forward to this card every year … another awesome idea!!ReplyCancel

  • MandyJanuary 7, 2014 - 8:39 am

    I have loved you guys since you took my friend Christin and Josh’s wedding years ago and have followed you ever since!!! I look forward to your card every year, but I had to write in because my husband was looking at this website that posted funny holiday pictures and one of your fake awkward family ones made the top ten…hahaha. They thought is was real! It made me laugh and had to share. Hope you stay warm out there and have a great 2014!ReplyCancel

  • Kristina ProvinsalJanuary 9, 2014 - 4:12 pm

    it was SOOO adorable and I love how it felt like a surprise when I went to open it! how super fun! thank yOU! I had issues with my cards to this year!!! WAH!ReplyCancel

elizabeth+matt

Elizabeth and Matt’s day was so awesomely awesome. These two, along with their families and friends, are one in a million.On the left, that’s Elizabeth’s dad Jim (who I just noticed happens to be in this blog entry more than the average father of the bride!), he’s a professional bowtie tier (is that even a word? I just looked in my dictionary and it’s a word for a platform… but not necessarily a word used for those who tie ties… hmmmm…).
Sewed into the bottom of the crinoline of Elizabeth’s wedding dress was the lace that made up her mother’s wedding dress. I just think that’s the perfect way to incorporate your mom’s dress! For those planning a wedding, write that down… it’s genius.:)Meanwhile…:)Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue! This little guy was an out-of-the-movies kind of cute.The two fathers discussing something clearly very deep before the ceremony…or maybe football.  Who knows!?I think that the aforementioned professional bowtie tier tied that bowtie. Try saying that five times fast! Sidenote… Matt, you remind me of my dad’s side of the family… namely my Uncle Kevin. I only have one pic and it’s from the 80′s… but here you go.:)I LOOOOOVED ALL OF THE BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES!!!!! This was the first time I’d ever seen such bold colors in the “choose your own dress” color palette… and I loved it! So well done! As a photographer who is sometimes not great with names, it was also very handy… “blue dress… move to the left a bit…” HA!Oftentimes when I photograph the bride alone, I ask that the maid of honor be there. I said to Elizabeth, “look at Rachel!” Then to Rachel I said, “Make Elizabeth laugh!” This was what happened.;)Image on the left by Mike. Image on the right… me.;)
The bridesmaids’ flowers… KALE FLOWERS! I didn’t even know such a thing existed!?
Right before the walk down the aisle.:)
I wish I could hear what Jim was saying up there… clearly it was quite comical!
The out-of-the-movies kind of cute nephew decided he wanted to color in the midst of the ceremony.:)Good idea young man!
Such an excellent ceremony.:)

MARRIED!The ridiculously fun wedding party in all of their colorful amazingness!My view on the left. Mike’s on the right.:)He always has a way of surprising me.:DOhhhh that wacky Mike!;)
We adore you two…. to the max.:)You two have quite a way of bringing out the best and the most genuine personalities in the people you love. The people in your lives are lucky to have you. For real. I love your red hair.:)
First dance… “I Will” by the Beatles.:)Perfection!Yes yes yes Elizabeth… given how many images there are of your dad here in this blog entry… does that answer your question?;)





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Indianapolis, Ind.

hair  •  Abby Custer
makeup  •  Beauty Anywhere Makeup by Rachel Walker
florist  •   Coby Palmer Designs
ceremony & reception venue  •  Woodstock Country Club
ceremony music  •  Steven Jones, Jared and Josh Thompson, and Laney Wilson
cocktail hour music  •  Jared Thompson and Premium Blend
band  •  Some Day
cake  •  Rene’s Bakery

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their songs

processional  •  ”La Vie En Rose” -Louis Armstrong;  ”Trumpet Voluntary” -Jeremiah Clarke
recessional  •  ”You Are the Best Thing”  -Ray LaMontagne
first dance  •   “I Will” -Beatles
father/daughter  •  ”Unforgettable” -Nat King Cole duet with Natalie Cole
mother/son  •  ”Days Like This, Van Morrison
cake cutting  •  ”Ain’t That a Kick in the Head” -Dean Martin

 

bride+groom

 
What was the most memorable moment of your day?

Elizabeth:  One point that really stands out in my mind is when we were standing together at the beginning of the ceremony, and we were looking at our friends standing there facing us, and that was the first time we had seen all of them together in their outfits. They looked fantastic! They looked completely perfect and beautiful!

Matt: From my perspective the most memorable moment was essentially the same, but it started at the beginning of la vie en rose when the entourage entered the ceremony.


 Any advice for future bride/grooms?

Surround yourself with people you love. 

 
Funniest memory from your wedding day?

Trying to cut the cake. We tried to only cut a sliver, but then we weren’t able to get any cake out to eat, so we basically just ate icing. It was delicious though! 


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

Yes, we would figure out how Bobbi got to take home desserts from the reception and we didn’t! All you have to do was ask!;)Come on now… you know I’m a professional wedding guest! HA!


Where did you go on your honeymoon?

 Mendocino, California





YESSSS!!! The gang’s all heeeeeere!!!!!…during the ceremony… Is there any other way to shoot than with your hip popped? Didn’t think so. You can’t be mad that even when I’m shooting I’m posin’ it up like a model. It’s my nature… what can I say?
Matt’s dad and I were clearly BFFs!:DAnd what the heck am I doing in that photo on the right?! Whatever the case, they don’t seem mad about it.;)Wanna know what photographer swagger looks like? Well… here it is! HA! I remember being was quite excited about the images that I just shot as we walked backed into the reception after photo time… but I really don’t remember doing this at all. Elizabeth and Matt… do YOU remember?! I’m so weird…




Much love friends!

~bobbi+mike:!:+:?:





  • Stephanie RitaDecember 20, 2013 - 3:33 pm

    The bride looks like Amy Adams! Especially when she smiles. Great photos BBMK!ReplyCancel

  • ElizabethDecember 20, 2013 - 3:53 pm

    These are so amazing! Thank you so much!! You guys truly captured the day, and you did an amazing job of capturing our family and friends! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • shannonDecember 20, 2013 - 3:58 pm

    madly in love! the bridesmaids dress colors…brilliant! this wedding is packed full of gorgeous people, fun and LOVE!! superb wedding! SUUUUUCH a stunning bride.

    and side note: BBMK is hands down the best looking duo out there.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleDecember 20, 2013 - 4:49 pm

    As someone who was unable to attend this wedding in person I have to say THANK YOU Bobbi + Mike for capturing the day so perfectly! Lovely memories.ReplyCancel

  • LauraDecember 20, 2013 - 5:45 pm

    Is it silly that my favorite is your ‘photographer swagger’ photo? But seriously, this bride is *so* beautiful – and I love her bridesmaid dresses and flowers!!ReplyCancel

  • JennyBZDecember 20, 2013 - 6:15 pm

    oh i love love love love this wedding! the beautiful fun bridesmaid dress colors! the GORGEOUS bride and groom! love this so much! beautiful beautiful wedding!!!

    ps LOVE that last image of you. awesome.

    much love friends! xxReplyCancel

  • KarenDecember 21, 2013 - 9:11 am

    LOVE! I am so jealous of red heads, always wanted to be one! They made gorgeous brides. I’m gonna have to borrow that tribal move seen on the last photograph…..ReplyCancel

  • SallyDecember 21, 2013 - 4:26 pm

    What a gorgeous wedding! The b+w verticals under the tree where yours and Mike’s are next to each other just might be my favorites! I love seeing that moment twice from completely different points of view. Incredible job as always. (and those kale bouquets rocked!)ReplyCancel

  • MollyDecember 21, 2013 - 5:52 pm

    The colors in this wedding, especially for a late-season one, are unreal! Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple and what looks like a way fun wedding. Great job, guys!ReplyCancel

  • Geri BlustDecember 22, 2013 - 9:23 am

    Beautiful images Bobbi and Mike! And gorgeous couple!! You can just feel their love through these photos!ReplyCancel

  • MaggieDecember 22, 2013 - 12:31 pm

    So wonderful..as usual.. Bobbi & Mike! All so so good! That group shot with the bride & groom smooching.. Love it!!ReplyCancel

  • KatieDecember 22, 2013 - 4:14 pm

    This looks like an OUTSTANDING wedding!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors and the bride and groom are just pretty and look like really nice people :) ReplyCancel

  • TsoneDecember 23, 2013 - 12:08 am

    Beautiful work Bobbi & Mike! And congrats Elizabeth & Matt!!ReplyCancel

  • CaraDecember 24, 2013 - 3:24 pm

    Great photos, but why post one that is completely blurry and out of focus?ReplyCancel

  • Sasha FarinaDecember 25, 2013 - 11:59 pm

    colorful and fun wedding party! LOVE!ReplyCancel

  • TanjaDecember 29, 2013 - 5:15 pm

    The made of honour shot and the brides reaction to it… SO awesome! :D ReplyCancel

  • Megan DDecember 30, 2013 - 11:30 am

    The color!! It’s gorgeous! As always you guys knocked this outta the park. I love the B’s dress!! Looks like it was made just for her. Love the wedding party photo on the stairs too. GREAT job BBMK!!! xoxoReplyCancel

  • mirandaDecember 30, 2013 - 3:33 pm

    Beautiful! Love all the colors and the bridesmaids flowers. Stunning!ReplyCancel

  • NickiJanuary 6, 2014 - 5:07 am

    Love all the personal touches in this wedding! The black and white portrait of them under the tree is perfection! Gorgeous images and gorgeous couple! Awesome job BBMK!ReplyCancel

  • kimJanuary 13, 2014 - 12:21 pm

    JAZZ hands!!! Beautiful images! Love all the colors!ReplyCancel

  • Meg MillerJanuary 13, 2014 - 3:17 pm

    I love the vendors on this post- they hired the A team fo-sho! Awesome shots!!!ReplyCancel