bobbi+mike » Indianapolis-based International Wedding Photographer


 I couldn't pick which makeup shot I liked more…:)So, I picked both!:D
Meanwhile… the guys were at a Fort Wayne landmark… the Main Street Coney Island:D  Mike is from Fort Wayne… so, he was excited when he heard that's what the guys were doing that morning:)He just informed me that it's been there since 1914.  Don't you think it's weird that he knows that? ;)  I guess that's why he's good at Jeopardy.
So, I decided to take Rachel out for some photos in her Aunt Judy's back yard.  The second we walked out there BAM… it went from zero to ten… sunny to POURING down rain.  So what do I do… I call my weatherman Mike.  Here's what the radar looked like. EEEEEEEEEEEKS!!!!!! Leave it to Mike to take a photo of it :D  Photo time, obviously… had to be put on hold. 
I love this:)Favorite:!:
 After the ceremony… the clouds parted ways and we made it happen! The bridal party headed over to the Fort Wayne Rose Gardens for some photos.  Right after we got there another wedding photographer came up to me and said, "we have a ceremony starting here in fifteen minutes."  I responded… "no problemo… we'll hurry!"  As we were taking these we noticed that the groomsmen from the other wedding party kinda looking at us funny. I immediately started picturing a West Side story style show down of groomsmen.  But really… they were probably just curious:)
How awesome are those beads in her hair?!  Those are two necklaces pinned in.  Pretty neat, huh?! 
 Jason's family is friends with Dean Kruse.  Dean owns Kruse International, one of the largest auctioneering firms in the world, and specializes in classic cars. WOWEEEEEE!  Here's Jason's uncle driving the car. 
 I sat in the front seat as we traveled from the photo site to the reception.  They were snuggled up in the back:)CLICK CLICK CLICK!  Another favorite:!:
I wish I knew what kind of car it was.  Anyone out there care to help?
 When we got to the reception site… I wanted to take a few of them with their car :)  How could I resist?!
I LOVE how Jason's looking at Rachel during her dads speech. :D 
 Don't Jason and his mom look alike?!  
Grandma was a DANCING MACHINE!!!!!! I really don't think she stopped dancing all night.
 The Beatles… need I say more?
 Last dance of the night :)  Mikey's favorite:?:
FORT WAYNE, Ind.  Jason and Rachel have such a deep deep love for each other… being around them is such a great feeling.
As already mentioned, Jason and his boys hung out at Coney Island in the morning.  How cool is that?!  Guys are always keeping us guessing with their "morning of" wedding plans.  Jason and his groomsmen are SUCH gentlemen.  They're also REALLY funny and SUPER crazy!  At Jason's bachelor party a few weeks before the wedding… Jason broke his elbow.  HE BROKE HIS ELBOW!!!!!  According to Jason's family… knowing who Jason was with was all they needed to know as to how he did it:DHA!
The entire bridal party has known each other for years.  Other than Jason's brother and sister… they were all in Dwenger High Schools Band together.  Now coming from someone who has always been associated with the marching band via the color guard… I can tell you that it is SUCH a tight knit group!!!!!!  You spend every EVERY waking moment together.  That is actually how Jason and Rachel met :)  They both played saxophone :) 
Another thing I can tell you about marching band members… They know how to party and cut loose!!!!!!  These guys danced ALLLLL NIGHT LONG!!!!! Jason and Rachel are VERY good dancers.  Both of them took swing lessons… and it certainly showed :)  These guys are just so much fun to be around.
Oh, and it's worth mentioning that whenever Meatloaf's "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" plays… I can't resist it!  Rachel, her friends and I… we were bustin' it out!  HOW FUN WAS THAT?!  Meatloaf "Bat Out of Hell" was one of my first three CDs I ever owned… I know all the words… HA!
Thank you guys for EVERYTHING!!!!!! We had SO much fun getting to know you, your friends and families.  

OK!  Rachel and Jason's slide show may be viewed by clicking here!  the user name is Rachel's maiden name, and the password is Jason's last name, in all lower case.  Also, their full gallery may be viewed by clicking here!  The event key is also Jason's last name.

Told you I was sitting in the passenger seat :)  Mike was driving beside the car to get this. AYKM?!  How did he do THAT?!   
  • AprilJuly 1, 2008 - 4:43 pm

    Love this wedding! I used to live about a mile away from the Kruse “Mansion”. It’s pretty incredible. I loved volunteering at the auction while in high school, but never got to ride in one of the cars… totally jealous!ReplyCancel

  • Kate "Phenomenal" MartinJuly 1, 2008 - 4:48 pm

    first to post! yesssssssssssssssssss.

    I love that car. I love her dress. I love that he’s twirkin’ a Purdue t-shirt…. mostly I love Mikey’s action shot with the shock of your red hair flying by.

    Oh no no no, wait- MOSTLY I love you.ReplyCancel

  • Kate "Phenomenal" MartinJuly 1, 2008 - 4:50 pm

    damn it, by the time I’m ready to post, I ain’t the first poster. Congrats April…a bit quicker on the draw.ReplyCancel

  • AprilJuly 1, 2008 - 4:51 pm

    Oh, and I thing the car is a 1935 Auburn Boattail SpeedsterReplyCancel

  • bobbiJuly 1, 2008 - 4:53 pm

    Kate, you’re the best. :) I cannot WAIT to see you on Thursday!

    And April… How the HECK did you know that?! BONUS POINTS FOR YOU!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda McDougallJuly 1, 2008 - 4:55 pm

    I am in love with:

    -the first image. wowsers.
    -the image of them in the backseat…that is a moment that most photogs wouldn’t have captured…hats off to you Bobbi
    -grandma dancin’!ReplyCancel

  • Kurtis BowersockJuly 1, 2008 - 5:57 pm

    All I have to say is – Yikes!!! the 1st shot of them together. You two are scary good.ReplyCancel

  • christinaJuly 1, 2008 - 6:15 pm

    AYKM???? The car ones rocked!!!ReplyCancel

  • TiffanyJuly 1, 2008 - 8:30 pm

    So AMAZING!!ReplyCancel

  • Michael BlanchardJuly 1, 2008 - 9:09 pm

    Even if bludomain never gets their shit together and finishes the contest – this entry proved your worthiness of “photographer of the year” without a shadow of a doubt.ReplyCancel

  • JamieJuly 1, 2008 - 9:57 pm

    I ALWAYS say sax-a-ma-phooooone!!!! it makes my Mikey smile. :)
    love the ring shot! yowza!ReplyCancel

  • You know me and Cars, Bobbi so I’ll just leave it at Holy COW! :-D Seriously digging that guys hair and LOVING the bar shot with the beers. :) ReplyCancel

  • BetsyJuly 1, 2008 - 10:27 pm

    Awwwww, seeing these photos of you guys in FW makes me miss you!!!! Seriously, can’t wait to see you again!!!

    Beautiful photos guys. duh!

    BTW, where was that salon. It looks cool.

    PS Another groom that reminds me to embrace my curls!ReplyCancel

  • What a completely fun wedding!!! Love the series. The car rocks!
    The make up shots are fun and the ring shot? Awesome!
    beautiful shot of the priest in the church.
    the shots in coney island are fun. glad there are 2 of u to go and get the guy s& girls sides of the morning!ReplyCancel

  • david & kimi bJuly 2, 2008 - 2:11 am

    mmm…that ring shot!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • HeatherbauersJuly 2, 2008 - 8:40 am

    What do you do with all the shots of you and the bridal parties? I mean…you should put them in an album or something. any news on the blu photographer/s of the year?ReplyCancel

  • Lauren JenningsJuly 2, 2008 - 9:06 am

    you guys are awesome. that is all for now. :) ReplyCancel

  • saraJuly 2, 2008 - 9:10 am

    wow the car shots are rad, and well, granny she can come to my reception….it looks like she knows how to get down! i love the bride’s dress and lastly, mikey’s shot of you in the car totally looks like a james bond getaway type shot. love it!ReplyCancel

  • VanessaJuly 2, 2008 - 9:17 am

    You two ROCK!!! Love the first picture of them, the second make-up picture, all the car pictures, well I love all of them! :) ReplyCancel

  • Cheyenne SchultzJuly 2, 2008 - 10:11 am

    Great stuff! Great wedding! I have to say though – my fave is the last one mike got of you in the car….love that!

    Hope all is well!ReplyCancel

  • DeniseJuly 2, 2008 - 11:11 am

    I’m loving the picture Mike took of you in the car. It’s awsome!ReplyCancel

  • Heather ColeJuly 2, 2008 - 5:31 pm

    You work it out EVERY TIME! Meow you two. Meow.ReplyCancel

  • jamie burnettJuly 2, 2008 - 8:26 pm

    What a fun car to have to shoot with. Love your Post processing!ReplyCancel

  • Theresa marieJuly 3, 2008 - 1:54 am

    ohmyheck. That last one is just FANTABULOUS! I would die if I saw that from my wedding! Awesome work Mike!

    I just love reading your blog! Sorry I haven’t commented earlier…but it is such a joy every time I visit!!! Thanks for the eye candy and the daily smiles!ReplyCancel

  • One Shot Beyond PhotographyJuly 3, 2008 - 11:10 am

    I cannot even pick a favorite on this set. They are stunning…simply stunning.ReplyCancel

  • NicoleJuly 3, 2008 - 1:58 pm

    Love the last pic of you in the car! Mike is awesome!ReplyCancel

  • MombaJuly 3, 2008 - 2:04 pm

    WOW… Rachel and Jason’s wedding photographs are truly art work. I love it. My favorite is the first B&W, of which, you commented on Rachel’s beads. I love the effect you applied.

    Look at all that red hair flying in the wind. Mikey is too funny.

    I love you both,


  • Kylene CleaverJuly 4, 2008 - 7:40 pm

    My friend Chrissie Raysor turned me on to your blog. I love your style and find it totally inspiring. Awesome Job!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Uncle NickJuly 5, 2008 - 12:06 am

    I loved driving Rachel, Jason, and you around town Bobbi. You guys did a great job. God bless Jason and his beautiful bride Rachel. :) ReplyCancel

  • coraleeJuly 7, 2008 - 3:06 pm

    All I want to say is that I want to me like Bobbi & Mike when I grow up…and I think that I’m older than you two so that says something…luv you guys! work it out :P ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah at EADJuly 9, 2008 - 7:24 pm

    One of my favorite memories is of a certain night in New Orleans at Howl at the Moon screaming that song. Fun times.ReplyCancel

  • EricOctober 16, 2008 - 9:32 am

    bridal hair…

    Anyone up for trying this out with me?…ReplyCancel

  • KishaDecember 11, 2014 - 2:52 pm

    Yes I’m still here trolling thru the archives! What can I say, I love the love!!! The commentary at the end always makes me feel like I was there and that I know all of these people. Bobbi + Mike ROCK!!! (Especially on a few post back when your names were really on rocks) womp womp :) ReplyCancel

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