bobbi+mike » a husband+wife photo team

You are about to fall in love with a family you’ve never met… and if you have met them… you’re about to fall even more in love with them! bobbi+mikeHow can you not adore them?!
02_BobbiMikeLFam1403_BobbiMikeLFam14Their family is full of so much love… 04_BobbiMikeLFam14Bella, we just adore you to pieces! 05_BobbiMikeLFam14AYKM with these smiles?!
06_BobbiMikeLFam14Buffy and Angel are such well behaved and patient pups.07_BobbiMikeLFam14My favorite:!:08_BobbiMikeLFam14I love this one too. 09_BobbiMikeLFam1410_BobbiMikeLFam14Have I mentioned how wonderful their smiles are?!
11_BobbiMikeLFam14Mike’s favorite:?:He said, “Madelyn makes it perfect!”12_BobbiMikeLFam14


Indianapolis, Ind.

mandy+jerry  ::  married 9 years • 10.22.05

How they met  :: We actually FIRST met in the first grade! We were in the same first grade class at school 70 in Indianapolis. Mandy doesn’t remember “Gerald” from those times, haha!!! We re-met at through our friend Windi, at a party, the summer before we left for college. Mandy wasn’t ready for a serious relationship at the time but Jerry knew right away that Mandy was special. After spending the first year at different colleges, Mandy transferred to Purdue and the rest is history. We grew up together, growing more in love each and every day. Lucky to be married to our best friend.:)

Mandy ::  hometown – Indianapolis, Ind  ::  Mommy, Photographer, Fitness Coach, etc  ::  five words – Ambitious, Smart, Beautiful, Competitive, and Loving

Jerry  ::  hometown – Indianapolis, Ind  ::  Sales Engineer   ::  five words – Thoughtful, Loyal, Sincere, Crazy Smart, Sexy:)

Bella  ::  6 years old  ::  five words – Outgoing, Kind, Intelligent, Driven and Warm-Hearted

Madelyn  ::  2 years old  ::  five words – Sweet, Friendly, Funny, Brave and Adorable

Buffy & Angel  ::  9 years old

Your perfect Saturday  ::  Starting the day with a great workout followed by a fun day with our kids…trip to the zoo, evening walk with the pups, grilling out with friends and family while the kids run around laughing and playing .. ending the evening after the kids are bed with a comfy blanket, cuddling on the couch and watching a good movie. :) 


13_BobbiMikeLFam14These kids suuuure did love them some Mikey! Can you blame them though?!:)14_BobbiMikeLFam14


Much love friends!



  • RachelSeptember 29, 2014 - 3:54 pm

    I LOVE your family sessions, and this one is no exception! Love how much love are in all of these! Your favourite is my favourite, Bobbi. AMAZING work, as always!ReplyCancel

  • MandySeptember 29, 2014 - 4:05 pm

    Bobbi and Mike. Thank you SO so much. I love my family. I love your work. Thank you for making something in my dreams, photos by you, a reality. :) they are perfect. We will treasure them forever!ReplyCancel

  • LaurenSeptember 29, 2014 - 8:51 pm

    Lots of love and smiles. What it should be about. Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • shannonSeptember 30, 2014 - 1:08 pm

    i LOVE LOVE your family sessions!! they are like no other. these are so packed full of love and fun and just scream FAMILY!! i am madly MADLY in love with the 2 that you and mike picked as your favorites. not gonna lie….i’m uber jealous that i dont have something like this. amazing.ReplyCancel

  • KatieSeptember 30, 2014 - 2:44 pm

    Ok my gosh! This fam sure knows how to give a great hug. Those kiddos are loved so much and man oh man BBMK – you guys know just how to capture perfection. I need family shots like this fo real!ReplyCancel

  • VanessaSeptember 30, 2014 - 2:55 pm

    You captured some serious cuteness and personalities here. Wonderful family session! By the way-love your black and whites!!ReplyCancel

  • NicoleSeptember 30, 2014 - 5:55 pm

    You guys make me so excited to get into family photography in the future! I LOVE these. I love all the laughter. Even the dogs looks super happy!ReplyCancel

  • NickiOctober 1, 2014 - 4:57 am

    Such an adorable family! These photos are BEAUTIFUL!! So much fun and good smiles in every photo. Your fav is my fav. Awesome, awesome job!ReplyCancel

  • MissyOctober 1, 2014 - 9:09 am

    So beautiful! And I LOVE that their dogs are named Buffy and Angel :) ReplyCancel

  • Angel CanaryOctober 1, 2014 - 2:00 pm

    Love these!!!! You guys really show the true joy and love! Mandy and Jerry this makes my heart smile!!!!ReplyCancel

    • MandyOctober 2, 2014 - 11:42 am

      Thanks Angel! MUAH!ReplyCancel

  • MarilouOctober 2, 2014 - 5:22 pm

    These are wonderful! What a fun, happy, and gorgeous family!! Your favorite is my favorite, but they are ALL 10s!! Mike with the dogs/kids is too cute.ReplyCancel

  • AbbeyOctober 2, 2014 - 8:21 pm

    Sigh, this is why you WILL photograph my family one day!!! These. are. perfect. Love them all!ReplyCancel

  • TsoneOctober 2, 2014 - 9:15 pm

    There is so much energy here… These are awesome!!ReplyCancel

  • MeganOctober 2, 2014 - 10:15 pm

    Gosh. I just absolutely adore your family sessions. I can’t imagine getting an entire gallery from you of images like this–SUCH perfection. Again. I can’t even piece a favorite.ReplyCancel

  • MollyOctober 3, 2014 - 12:00 am

    Aah! These are beautiful! I love that I know where this is, too! Your favorite is my favorite, Bobbi—duh! Wonderful job, guys!ReplyCancel

  • CarlyOctober 3, 2014 - 9:59 am

    There is so much love shown in each and every image. Way to go <3ReplyCancel

  • JacqieOctober 3, 2014 - 12:08 pm

    What a sweet session! I love the sandwich photo! The one against the red door is amazing too. High fives!ReplyCancel

  • AmyOctober 3, 2014 - 7:16 pm

    Super cute fam!! I love to see sisters that love each other that much :) It makes me miss my own. Nice work guys!!ReplyCancel

  • MicahOctober 10, 2014 - 12:55 am

    Good golly… your favorite is my favorite. But this session is FILLED with amazing color, wonderfully genuine emotions and so. much. fun!! You two are so fantastic with kids and adults alike! Great, great work!!ReplyCancel

  • KatieOctober 13, 2014 - 1:41 pm

    Phew, your fave is just OUT OF THIS WORLD beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

Jusssst when you thought that Alicja and Adam’s celebration couldn’t be more incredible…. heeeeere comes day twoooo!:D

They got married in Adam’s parents’ back yard…. yep, the same place that all of the festivities from the night before happened. Talk about a quick transformation! bobbi+mike Alicja’s beautiful mother walked her down the aisle.:)0054_AdamAlicja_8_9_14002_bobbimike_MorrisCenter_AAw_14Mike’s view on the left… mine on the right.:)003_bobbimike_MorrisCenter_AAw_14You two are SO beautiful! 004_bobbimike_MorrisCenter_AAw_140190_AdamAlicja_8_9_14I LOOOOVED Adam’s navy tux jacket! I’ve never seen anything like it and now I’m kind of obsessed!006_bobbimike_MorrisCenter_AAw_14BRING IT IN TIIIIGHT! Oh… but of COURSE Wriggles made an appearance!007_bobbimike_MorrisCenter_AAw_14008_bobbimike_MorrisCenter_AAw_14Alicja, you’re stunning.:)009_bobbimike_MorrisCenter_AAw_14When I saw this painted on the side of a parking garage, I made a bee line for it! 010_bobbimike_MorrisCenter_AAw_14Lookin’ SO good!011_bobbimike_MorrisCenter_AAw_14

Adam’s parents welcoming everyone to the reception…

…INTRODUUUUUCINNNNNG!!!013_bobbimike_MorrisCenter_AAw_14 I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house for the father/daughter dance…

0389_AdamAlicja_8_9_14015_bobbimike_MorrisCenter_AAw_14When Adam and his mom did this dance, the crowd went wild!014_bobbimike_MorrisCenter_AAw_14Anna’s toast was perfect in every way… 016_bobbimike_MorrisCenter_AAw_14Everything that came out of this man’s mouth was pure gold. He was so incredibly wise. 017_bobbimike_MorrisCenter_AAw_14Love your glasses David!
018_bobbimike_MorrisCenter_AAw_14These ladies were quite the violin trio!019_bobbimike_MorrisCenter_AAw_14020_bobbimike_MorrisCenter_AAw_14Sonya! 021_bobbimike_MorrisCenter_AAw_14022_bobbimike_MorrisCenter_AAw_14Have I mentioned how much fun we had at this wedding?!bobbi+mike….it’s a tradition!
023_bobbimike_MorrisCenter_AAw_14Adam with DJ Chuck. 024_bobbimike_MorrisCenter_AAw_14When Adam decides it’s time to loosen up the tie… YOU LOOSEN UP YOUR TIE!;)bobbi+mikeSarah with her dad…. those two are JUST alike! 025_bobbimike_MorrisCenter_AAw_14026_bobbimike_MorrisCenter_AAw_14HA!027_bobbimike_MorrisCenter_AAw_14David’s sister (not pictured) said the shoes were killing her feet… so they traded. What a good big brother!:)He danced in these for hours! 028_bobbimike_MorrisCenter_AAw_14Love you two! 029_bobbimike_MorrisCenter_AAw_14


South Bend, Ind.

florist  •  Polly McCarthy Poppies
videographer  •  Keith Anderson Films
coordinator  •  Louis Behre
reception venue  •  Palais Royale
dj  •  DJ Chuck
dress  •  Rosa Clara
bridesmaid dresses  •  Monique Lhullier
tuxedo manufacturer  •  Frederick Lynn


their songs

first dance  •  Can’t Help Falling in Love –UB40
father/daughter  •  Butterfly Kisses –Bob Carlisle
mother/son  •  Frozen
cake cutting  •  Better Together –Jack Johnson



What was the most memorable moment of your day?

Stepping out on the balcony overlooking our friends and family.

 Any advice for future bride/grooms?

Party to the fullest! 

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

Not at all! We all had a blast!!!

Where did you go on your honeymoon?

Maldives and Dubai



Me showing Alicja how to pose. I’d say I nailed it!;)030_bobbimike_MorrisCenter_AAw_14This makes me laugh!
031_bobbimike_MorrisCenter_AAw_14Her hair got tangled up in her buttons… BOBBI TO THE RESCUE! 032_bobbimike_MorrisCenter_AAw_14

Much love friends… Can’t wait to see you all again at Sarah’s someday wedding!;)

High fives all around!



  • shannonSeptember 26, 2014 - 2:09 am

    can we all just stop and take a long moment to look at how STUNNNNNNNNING Alicja and her dress are. blown away. those 2 images of her alone are downright spectacular!!
    and the cheering bridal party?! gorgeous!!
    there is so much a love about this entire wedding. good on you ALL!!!!ReplyCancel

  • JennyBZSeptember 26, 2014 - 10:29 am

    Bobbi and mike.. I can’t say enough wonderful things about this wedding. I adore every single thing. Her gown, his tux, the bridesmaids dresses.. Everything is so gorgeous. I LOVE that image of them coming down the aisle right after the ceremony. I can’t get over how beautiful they are.. Another one of my favorites of yours. BIG high fives, friends.ReplyCancel

  • rachelSeptember 26, 2014 - 11:45 am

    That. Dress. AMAZING! As are these images! It seems like a totally different wedding compared to day one – amazing!!! Love, love, love all the different reception shots you guys get, and how you capture everything – beautifully done!ReplyCancel

  • BenSeptember 26, 2014 - 12:18 pm

    You guys are the best. These photos are some of your best. I love the emotion in them and they are such a beautiful couple.ReplyCancel

  • VanessaSeptember 26, 2014 - 4:23 pm

    I don’t know how you guys do it. These images rule supreme. They capture so much beauty and emotion….an absolute favorite wedding of yours!

    Also, I love the brides gown and bridesmaids dresses. She has great taste!ReplyCancel

  • LauraSeptember 26, 2014 - 4:49 pm

    Wowza – such a beautiful, emotion-filled wedding!!! I loooove their entrance to the reception on the balcony! And for a moment I thought Justin Timberlake was their officiant. :-) ReplyCancel

  • AbbeySeptember 26, 2014 - 10:10 pm

    Perfect in every way!! Goodness everything is so beautiful and I justice how every single one of your images are the same level of quality and perfection!ReplyCancel

  • TammySeptember 27, 2014 - 1:00 am

    Ok can we all take a moment to talk about Alicja’s dress??! It is absolutely perfect in every way. I’m so in love with all these images and the emotion behind them. This is definitely one of my favorite weddings you’ve ever done.
    P.S. Alicja your eyebrows are perfection and I’m a little jealous.
    P.P.S. Bobbi, I’m loving the hand tattoos!ReplyCancel

  • Megan DSeptember 27, 2014 - 9:10 am

    Ummm…this looks like tooooo much fun and I FEEL like I was there! AWESOME job! I’m obsessed with their portraits! These two are so GORGEOUS together!!! And I love the groomsmen ties!ReplyCancel

  • MicahSeptember 27, 2014 - 11:16 am

    These images are absolutely breathtaking! You capture stunning beauty, incredible light, perfectly saturated color (those groomsman’s ties?!?), intimate relationships, and wonderful FUN!! You two are masters at your art and never stop topping yourselves. Gorgeous work!!ReplyCancel

  • KatieSeptember 27, 2014 - 3:31 pm

    You are both so incredible and consistent with every wedding! I especially love the reception pictures. You captured the beauty, fun, and once in a lifetime moments so perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • jessicaSeptember 28, 2014 - 10:16 am

    I Love……
    I’m speechless. From the beginning of the day to the end, pure fun and beauty! As always amazing job BBMK!ReplyCancel

  • jacqieSeptember 28, 2014 - 3:02 pm

    Yes yes yes!!!! I love the bulldog because who can resist?! Also, the “I love…” photo! Killing me!!!! Gorgeous bride AND groom and a lovely wedding part 2. :) ReplyCancel

  • FayeSeptember 28, 2014 - 9:56 pm

    It is hard to comment on this wedding without literally using every amazing word I’ve ever wrote about a wedding! For Realz! It’s beautiful, gorgeous, fun, moving, lovely, I could go on and on and on! SO GOOD! SO GOOD! SO GOOD! (sweet caroline) :) ReplyCancel

  • JuliaSeptember 29, 2014 - 3:57 pm

    Absolutely unbelievable images of an amazing couple and an amazing wedding! But so very sad we didn’t get a Bobbi and her brides pic!! We will just have to wait for Sarah’s someday when there will be five of us there ;-) ReplyCancel

  • EmilieSeptember 29, 2014 - 4:36 pm

    WOW!! I am in such awe of this wedding!!! Every image is a TEN in so many ways and conveys so much personality, emotion & beauty! Alicja & Adam are a beautiful couple & seem to be well-loved by their incredible families! Bobbi & Mike, I don’t know how you continually up your game, but you do….all the freak’n time!!!!ReplyCancel

  • NickiOctober 1, 2014 - 4:03 am

    Well these are just ridiculously awesome!! Love the brides dress, the grooms tux, bridesmaids dresses, everything about this wedding was just perfect!!! On top of everything looking perfect, you can feel the love and joy coming out of every single image. Definitely one of my fav BBMK weddings! Awesome awesome job guys!!!!ReplyCancel

  • BrittOctober 1, 2014 - 1:30 pm

    I don’t even have words for how much I adore this post (and the last one — Alicja and Adam’s day one). I just… can’t. They are too wonderful. I’m afraid these posts are spoiling me for any other wedding photographs I see ever. The moments, the color, the angles you each got, the emotions… I just can’t even. Way to knock it COMPLETELY out of the park, guys!!ReplyCancel

  • KatieOctober 1, 2014 - 3:59 pm

    HOLY GORGEOUS WEDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This wedding + bobbi and mike = perfection! Looking through all of these was so fun!ReplyCancel

Incredible right? RIGHT?!
01_bobbimike_aa1w201402_bobbimike_aa1w2014Alicja, you’re stunning… absolutely stunning! Adam’s mom emailed and gave me some info about the dress designer, she wrote, “Alicja’s red dress was made by Dr Haroon.  A medical doctor who gave up his practice and started designing wedding dresses.  Later in life he felt that his passion is design.  Now he is one of the best wedding dress designer with a long waiting list.” It really was one of the most beautiful and intricate dresses I’ve ever seen.

I adore Adam’s entire family. They’re all such great fun! 07_bobbimike_aa1w2014WRIGGLES! Their dresses were all so gorgeous! Alicja’s sister Anna and best friend Alek led the way.
08_bobbimike_aa1w201409_bobbimike_aa1w201411_bobbimike_aa1w201412_bobbimike_aa1w2014This is Sarah’s third appearance on this blog… she also happens to be Adam’s sister.:) (Nicole and Kevin, Julia and Dave)
10_bobbimike_aa1w201413_bobbimike_aa1w2014I’ve never seen Henna done and it was beautiful to see!
14_bobbimike_aa1w2014Noreen.:)15_bobbimike_aa1w201416_bobbimike_aa1w201417_bobbimike_aa1w201418_bobbimike_aa1w2014Three of the men from Chicago’s Men of Dance came out and performed. It was amazing!!!!19_bobbimike_aa1w201420_bobbimike_aa1w201431_bobbimike_aa1w2014Adam and Sarah’s youngest sister Sonya is an incredible young lady. She reminds us more of Mike’s brother Jeffy than anyone either of us have ever met. She’s pure joy I tell you… PURE JOY!:D0280_AdamAlicja_8_8_1421_bobbimike_aa1w2014Alicja’s Mom is such a beautiful and kind woman. It’s no wonder her daughters are as incredible as they are.:)0259_AdamAlicja_8_8_1422_bobbimike_aa1w201423_bobbimike_aa1w2014Alicja with Rafat, Adam’s father. 24_bobbimike_aa1w2014David and Rehan. 25_bobbimike_aa1w2014Sarah and Alex. 26_bobbimike_aa1w2014JULIA!!!!Yes yes yes… our May, 2013 Florida bride!:DPeople should pay this girl just to dance at wedding receptions…. she is FUNNNN CITY!27_bobbimike_aa1w201428_bobbimike_aa1w201429_bobbimike_aa1w2014Rafat and Zoreen (Adam’s parents)30_bobbimike_aa1w2014

More coming soooon!



  • It's me, Betsy!September 22, 2014 - 12:46 pm

    FANTASTIC! So much life and love here! The colors match their energy perfectly! What a gorgeous day captured!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • RachelSeptember 22, 2014 - 12:49 pm

    Oh my GOSH!!! These are incredible!!! The colours, the detail! This whole thing is amazing, and such an awesome celebration! So excited to see more!!!ReplyCancel

  • JesszwoSeptember 22, 2014 - 12:52 pm

    SO much fun, and SUCH a perfect wedding for you guys to photograph. Color EXPLOSION! Beautiful, you guys!ReplyCancel

  • shannonSeptember 22, 2014 - 12:58 pm

    insanely gorgeous!! so much COLOR, LOVE, FUN and GORGEOUSNESS!!
    i am in loooove with these and want to see more!! amazing job b and m.ReplyCancel

  • katie dSeptember 22, 2014 - 1:27 pm

    Girl, the color… all those stunning colors! All that motion and love! You and Mike capture it flawlessly EVERY SINGLE TIME! This wedding is so magical. The dresses and her gorgeous hair and that pup – to die for!ReplyCancel

  • JennyBZSeptember 22, 2014 - 1:44 pm

    oh i love love love me an Eastern wedding!!! the colors and the dancing!!! all the details!! this is so beautiful!! can’t wait to see more more more of this!!! not to mention this GORGEOUS bride and handsome groom!! LOVE!ReplyCancel

  • hotpinkfishnetsSeptember 22, 2014 - 5:23 pm

    how funnnnn!!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah AnsariSeptember 22, 2014 - 10:33 pm

    Bobbi and Mike – you never cease to amaze me! Love all the pictures so much. Thank you for capturing the day perfectly, my family owes you one, or a million :)


  • Stephanie RitaSeptember 23, 2014 - 9:09 am

    Love all the colors and fun! Could you explain a bit about the lighting you used for this wedding? Your photos have so much depth!ReplyCancel

  • ShannonSeptember 23, 2014 - 11:02 am

    It’s the most beautiful, magical, fantastic wedding I’ve ever seen! The love and beauty so well captured!ReplyCancel

  • TammySeptember 23, 2014 - 11:19 am

    These are incredible!!! I loooove all the colors and energy throughout the entire day. And can we talk about how gorgeous that bride is?? Absolutely stunning. Amazing job you guys!ReplyCancel

  • Zach and SarahSeptember 23, 2014 - 10:05 pm

    Wow! Those colors are amazing, and that bride is stunning. Great job Bobbi and Mike. You captured this fun day perfectly.ReplyCancel

  • LauraSeptember 23, 2014 - 11:57 pm

    Yes. SO incredible! And I love that you knew half the people there (or so it seemed)! It looks like they had an awesome evening, I’m sure their wedding photos will be equally as beautiful and memorable!ReplyCancel

  • JacqieSeptember 24, 2014 - 2:39 pm

    What an absolutely beautiful celebration! I love the vibrance! The bride is totally gorgeous. I adore her getting ready photos!ReplyCancel

  • AllisonSeptember 24, 2014 - 3:39 pm

    THESE ARE AAAAAAAMAZING! Vibrant, beautiful, full-of-love and light!! Just looked at them twice cause I couldn’t get enough!
    GREAT WORK!ReplyCancel

  • RyanSeptember 24, 2014 - 4:23 pm

    So much life in these. Nice work friends!ReplyCancel

  • AbbeySeptember 25, 2014 - 8:35 am

    ahhh I would have loved to be there! It looks incredible!!ReplyCancel

  • KatieSeptember 25, 2014 - 12:27 pm

    Oh my word! Love the beautiful light and crisp images, absolutely gorgeous! This wedding must have been so much fun!ReplyCancel

  • BrittSeptember 25, 2014 - 12:36 pm

    If anyone ever asks you guys if you do good reception dance photos, you should just link them to this post!! Holy wow!!! Gorgeous colors, gorgeous people, gorgeous photography!ReplyCancel

  • GirishSeptember 25, 2014 - 12:47 pm

    Awesome pictures. Indian weddings are pure fun, so much color.. much dance. Super work.ReplyCancel

  • KatieSeptember 25, 2014 - 2:21 pm

    I just…I love it all so much! GORGEOUS!ReplyCancel

  • MicahSeptember 25, 2014 - 2:23 pm

    WOW!! What an AMAZING day! The colors & emotions in these photos make me wish I was celebrating with them!ReplyCancel

  • AmySeptember 25, 2014 - 9:12 pm

    OH. MY. GOSH. I have been waiting for these for so long! And they were worth the wait!!! Absolutely beautiful! Can’t wait to see the rest :) ReplyCancel

  • BenSeptember 26, 2014 - 11:43 am

    The photos are great. I love all of the color and the energy. (annnd that’s how you get pinkeye)ReplyCancel

  • VanessaSeptember 26, 2014 - 11:45 am

    What gorgeous fun-ness!! The vibrance, colors, and ornateness od this wedding is amazing. I love it. The images you captured show so much tradition and love and celebration!ReplyCancel

  • FayeSeptember 26, 2014 - 3:41 pm

    Man oh man is everything about this beautiful! I thought her dress looked even more beautiful than some eastern wedding dresses I’ve seen (which doesn’t seem possible). Can’t wait to see part two!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen PattonSeptember 26, 2014 - 9:40 pm

    Oh my gosh- I have never wanted to be invited to a celebration so badly as this one! It looks like such an incredible time! You guys beautifully captured the fun of the day- what an amazing celebration!ReplyCancel

  • Megan DSeptember 27, 2014 - 8:32 am

    One of my many many faaaaaavorite thing about Indian weddings is all the color!!!!!! And you guys do it so brilliantly!!!!! I love this so much! I love love the entrance photos! Those dresses are stunning!!! Gorgeous!!!!! Great job team! xoxoReplyCancel

  • JessicaSeptember 27, 2014 - 10:56 am

    The COLOR, SMILES,FUN and LOVE. Way to capture the day beautifully, Bobbi + Mike style!!! :) ReplyCancel

  • NickiSeptember 29, 2014 - 2:55 am

    LOVE!!! These photos are amazing! Love all the colors and all the dancing. This wedding looks like so much fun! The bride is stunning and so is her dress!!ReplyCancel

Are you sitting down for this? Good. If not… I’ll wait…






K. Prepare yourselves to be blown away by this awesome family. No… for real… they’re kiiiind of perfect…;)Starting things off with my favorite:!:
001_BobbiMikeHFam14This session took place at Rachel’s family cabin… I don’t remember the full story but I know her parents owned it, maybe her grandparents did?, Rachel and Jared honeymooned there, and now it’s theirs. :) 002_BobbiMikeHFam14003_BobbiMikeHFam14The youngest… his name is Huckleberry… and he’s the smilingest baby I’ve ever photographed.
004_BobbiMikeHFam14I couldn’t love this more!005_BobbiMikeHFam14006_BobbiMikeHFam14If you’re a photographer… you’ve probably heard of ProPhoto Blog (my WordPress blog is designed using their template). Welllll…. Jared is the genius behind it!  Rachel suggested I take a headshot for his website… BADABOOM BADABING… nailed it!
007_BobbiMikeHFam14Ohhhh Daaaale…. you melt me!  This one was the entertainer.
008_BobbiMikeHFam14Winfield is such a smart young man. I feel like this photo perfectly captures his confident personality. But wait… let’s talk about that image of Rachel and Jared for a minute…. WHOA! I love those smiles!:D009_BobbiMikeHFam14Huck doesn’t quite know what to think of that scene… 010_BobbiMikeHFam14Harriet (on the left) was the big big helper of the group… always making sure everyone and everything were taken care of. 011_BobbiMikeHFam14…THOSE SMILES THOUGH?! AHHHH!!!!
012_BobbiMikeHFam14013_BobbiMikeHFam14Rachel recently posted this photo, circa 1999, to Facebook…. I’m pretty sure it’s from their honeymoon. So much, yet so little, has changed. Gosh I’m deep.;)014_BobbiMikeHFam14I love all of the expressions in this. 015_BobbiMikeHFam14Please hang this one at the lake house. K? K. 016_BobbiMikeHFam14017_BobbiMikeHFam14Oh wait… hang this one too.  You know what… just hang ‘em all!  Mike’s favorite:?:


Silver Lake, Ind.

rache+jared  ::  Holland, Mich. ::  married 15 years • 8.14.99

Rachel ::  hometown – Fort Wayne, Ind.  ::  Mom  ::  five words – awesome, beautiful, loyal, intelligent, kind

Jared  ::  hometown – Detroit, Mich.  ::  web developer  ::  five words – kind, silly, intelligent, loving, generous

Winfield  ::  8 years old   ::  five words – loves babies and cute things, voracious reader, focused, determined, confident

Harriet  ::  6 years old  ::  five words – Constantly thoughtful, kind through her soul, creative, puzzle solver, solution finder

Dale  ::  3 years old  ::  five words –  Imaginative, playful, silly, shy, night-owl

Huckleberry  ::  9 months old  ::  five words – Smile, Smile, Smile, Smile, Smile:)

How you met  ::  We met in the fall of our freshman year, 1997, when we were 18.  We spent freshman year as good friends.  Our relationship began just before I left for a semester abroad in Mexico.  We spent 7 months writing letters, with occasional access to email.  No phone.  The day that I came back we talked about getting married.  We asked our parents, they were supportive.  We got engaged in June and married in August.  You gotta snatch up the good ones quick.  We celebrated 15 years last month.  I’m seriously the luckiest girl in the world.  Anybody who knows Jared would agree!


019_BobbiMikeHFam14Favorite Mike-in-action photo everrrrr! That man is impressive! 020_BobbiMikeHFam14


Rachel and Jared… with all of the photographers that you know and work with… we could not be more flattered and honored that you asked us to photograph your family… we would LOVE to do it again!

Sending love your way friends!


PS. Squeeze sweet Huckleberry for me!:D


  • KerenSeptember 17, 2014 - 3:36 pm

    These pictures seriously made me tear up. They are PERFECTION. I’m so in love with this session…the colors from the clothing line, the fun smiles, the indoor shots…and those shots at the end on the pier…SO SO..amazing!!ReplyCancel

  • rachelSeptember 17, 2014 - 3:39 pm

    This could be my favourite family session of you guys to date. And that is saying a LOT, my friend! I can’t even choose a favourite! The couples shots of the 2 of them, the ones with the water, the clothes line, and the inside hanging out ones! AHHHH, I love them ALL!!!ReplyCancel

  • TammySeptember 17, 2014 - 4:02 pm

    Ok so these are PERFECTION. This is my favorite family session of yours so far. I honestly can’t even pick a favorite photo because they are literally all my favorites. Amazing job you guys!ReplyCancel

  • KarenSeptember 17, 2014 - 5:01 pm

    Love! Who else can make the laundry hanging out to dry cool? Love these photos and such a gorgeous family! I would wallpaper the lake house with them! Fab! Fab! FAb!ReplyCancel

  • destineeSeptember 17, 2014 - 6:52 pm

    Perfection! I love these so much. What a darling family. I’m so in love with the images of Rachel and Jared together! I want that with my husband! Love all the expressions. And yes, the legs in the lake needs to be a huge canvas!!!ReplyCancel

  • shannonSeptember 17, 2014 - 6:56 pm

    stop it right now. just stop!! these are absolutely amazing!! best family session of yours ever!! i am OBSESSED with the one of rachel and jared laying in the hammock. and those ones at the end by the water…to die for!! what a dream session!!
    ps- jared, woohoo to you!! big prophoto fan here!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rachael AllexSeptember 17, 2014 - 9:22 pm

    I can’t handle all this amazingness. First of all, HOT mama! LOVE the colors in the first photo. The cabin is so cute. Amazing water/reflection photos. In love with them all!ReplyCancel

  • MarilouSeptember 17, 2014 - 10:30 pm

    I AM CRAZY about these photos and this family!!! Such beautiful light. Such a bond between them. *happy sigh*ReplyCancel

  • SarahSeptember 18, 2014 - 6:30 am

    This is one of the best I’ve ever seen come from you guys. Something about it is absolute perfection!ReplyCancel

  • LeaSeptember 18, 2014 - 6:36 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love them all!ReplyCancel

  • LauraSeptember 18, 2014 - 1:36 pm

    On my word – you just keep setting the bar higher and higher!! These images are FABULOUS – every single one is perfect!!!ReplyCancel

  • MarissaSeptember 18, 2014 - 3:05 pm

    That last picture…WOW! Definitely on my “Top 10 bobbi+mike Photos”. ;)
    Y’all are crazy amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel HendersonSeptember 18, 2014 - 4:34 pm

    I LOVE THEM!!!!! Thank you so much. It’s so good to have such great photos of all of us! You guys are awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Betsy KingSeptember 18, 2014 - 5:52 pm

    AMAZZZZZING! Best photos in the history of the world!!!! (Yes, I’m dramatic, but these are so freaking goooooood!)ReplyCancel

  • ResiSeptember 19, 2014 - 2:37 am

    What a beautiful session with such BEAUTIFUL people in and out! Amazing how you captured all six of them. Makes it look easy to have four children and go on vacation to your favorite lake house ;) What a lovely place. Good for them (and you!) that you spent such a nice evening together and got these photographs. Memories in pictures for years to come! Love those behind-the-scene photos because that’s determination!! HahaReplyCancel

  • JaimeSeptember 19, 2014 - 9:05 am

    Stop it. Stop it right now. These have such a unique feeling, so real and so full of love. Your ability to capture personalities is unlike ANY other.ReplyCancel

  • MicahSeptember 19, 2014 - 5:37 pm

    Are you kidding me with these!?!?!?! Absolutely AMAZING!! So many incredible images! That hammock photo of mom and dad blew me away! And the dock photos…gesh, what an awesome family!ReplyCancel

  • RoxanaSeptember 20, 2014 - 8:39 pm

    That last shot!! Family in silhouette with sunset!! AAAAHH. Took my breath away. Love.ReplyCancel

  • CaitlynnSeptember 20, 2014 - 9:17 pm

    Shut. Up. What kind of superpowers do you guys have?! Every single image is simply gorgeous. So rich. It’s like I can feel the family love radiating off of them. I really can’t pick a favorite. How do you keep outdoing yourself? Also, Jared, another big ProPhoto fan here!ReplyCancel

  • VanessaSeptember 21, 2014 - 9:31 am

    I am so impressed. You guys are amazing. You encapsulated ‘life at the lake house’ for this family. PricelessReplyCancel

  • Stephanie BannonSeptember 21, 2014 - 8:29 pm

    WOW! I love all the beautiful bright colors! They look like such a fun big family! You did a great job with those kids too!ReplyCancel

  • MarySeptember 23, 2014 - 9:32 am

    This are stunning! Great job awesome photographers ever! And wow to see the man behind the magic! Gorgeous family!

    However, I am absolutely giving a standing ovation to Mike. You knew the shot and you went for it!!! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • katie dSeptember 23, 2014 - 9:34 am

    Holy moley this is one of the sweetest most precious families you’ve done to date. I love their modest house. It is perfect beyond all compare. I feel like I can sense what their life is like with those kids – full of love and all the right priorities on all the essential things in life which make you smile – togetherness, experiences, and the little moments. BBMK this warms my heart so much and truly makes me smile from the inside out. You guys did such an amazing job capturing them!ReplyCancel

  • LeaSeptember 23, 2014 - 10:23 am

    I’m in love with every. single. one. Can’t wait to meet you guys in November and soak in your amazingness!ReplyCancel

  • Kate BorgeltSeptember 23, 2014 - 10:46 am

    B+M… My, my, my… my heart was aching with goodness when I looked at these photos. They are true perfection. You guys are beyond amazing. I mean, can I shake your shoulder and scream… YOU GUYS ARE SO DAMN GOOD!ReplyCancel

  • KristinaSeptember 23, 2014 - 11:01 am

    Hang them alllllll!!!!!!!! oh. My. Gosh! You blew this away !!!!!! Amazing!!!!! :) ReplyCancel

  • lindsay lacySeptember 23, 2014 - 11:09 am

    completely, totally, and utterly obsessed with this session. Beautiful images of what looks like a beautiful family!ReplyCancel

  • AnnieSeptember 23, 2014 - 11:59 am

    I’m seriously obsessed with this session. You guys knocked this out of the park. The amazing photogenic family doesn’t hurt either. So many incredible shots here!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jane HastySeptember 23, 2014 - 12:08 pm

    I could spend all day looking at these and all of your pics. Thanks for sharing so much of what you capture!! XO JaneReplyCancel

  • ChristineSeptember 23, 2014 - 1:42 pm

    Wow, oh WOW! I <3 everything about this sessions…the color, the light, and what you guys did to get the shot!?!? And speaking of that, did Mike have a housing on? Or was he naked in there? And, I'm talking STRICTLY about the camera here…ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay ColletteSeptember 23, 2014 - 6:28 pm

    THESE. ARE. PERFECT.ReplyCancel

  • KimSeptember 23, 2014 - 8:15 pm

    These photos are fabulous! I’m in awe of your ability to capture such fun-loving shots of individuality in family shoots. I can truly see the personalities of each of those precious children! The shots on the edge of the water are phenomenal! (I don’t like feet in the least, but ok, those are cute)ReplyCancel

  • MicheleSeptember 23, 2014 - 9:48 pm

    Bobbi and Mike! What an awesome blog! These photos just wowed me the whole way down. I didn’t know they could get better and… They did!ReplyCancel

  • AmySeptember 25, 2014 - 9:19 pm

    WOWZA!! These are amazing. I love how much character this family and that cabin have. So precious :) ReplyCancel

  • Kristen PattonSeptember 26, 2014 - 9:34 pm

    Amazing, as always. I am always so amazed how you can get so many beautiful photos of the entire family (especially these bigger families), and each one shows a different side of the family, a different interaction- it’s so beautiful!ReplyCancel