Indianapolis, Ind.

Ohhhhh Ellen how I adore theeee!

Ellen & Lazar

Ummm, this engagement ring!? I don’t have words. Nope, no words.

Ellen & Lazar
Ellen & Lazar
Ellen & Lazar

I live for a good dad reaction to the site of his daughter as a bride for the first time.

Ellen & Lazar
Ellen & Lazar

Me too bridesmaids, meeeee tooooo!

Ellen & Lazar

Loving this winter wedding color palette!

Ellen & Lazar
Ellen & Lazar
Ellen & Lazar
Ellen & Lazar

St John’s is one of my favorite churches in all of Indianapolis.

Ellen & Lazar
Ellen & Lazar
Ellen & Lazar
Ellen & Lazar

Another signature Bobbi wedding party photo. 🙂

Ellen & Lazar
Ellen & Lazar
Ellen & Lazar

24 people in your wedding party? BRING IT!

Ellen & Lazar

Not only was their ceremony at one of my favorite churches, their reception was also at one of my favorite venues. The Indiana Roof Ballroom NEVER disappoints!

Ellen & Lazar
Ellen & Lazar
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SEE WHAT I MEAN?! It NEVER disappoints!
Ellen & Lazar
Ellen & Lazar
Ellen & Lazar
Ellen & Lazar

Ellen with Lazar’s sisters.

Ellen & Lazar
Ellen & Lazar
Ellen & Lazar
Ellen & Lazar

Behind the scenes

I think I have 100 photos like this of the back of my head at the front of the church; Megan testing the light while I arrange the family. Standard. 🙂

Ellen & Lazar

 

Much love friends!

~Bobbi

 

 

Norfolk, Va.

I honestly don’t even know how to begin this blog post because there aren’t words that could possibly express my love for this duo, these families, and this day.  I have been SOOOO damn excited to share this wedding with you all!

That morning Megan was so excited that she was going to photograph a bride getting ready… because she hasn’t really done that in the last three years (since coming on with me full time). The below photo of Jess was taken by Megan.

Zoë & Jess

Zoë is a Virginia-based wedding photographer herself and has been a huge supporter of my photographer for years.  I actually met Zoë (along with her mother Andi) in 2009 when I spoke at WPPI (the largest wedding and portrait photography conference in the world). She was 14 years old, a freshman in high school and told me waaaaaay back then that I’d be her wedding photographer some day in the future. Zoë is clearly a woman of her word!

When I walked in to this room to photograph her getting ready that morning, she was so happy that she started crying.  Ummmm whaaaaat?! See, told you that this blog post would be hard for me to put into words! Pretty incredible, right?!

Zoë & Jess
Zoë & Jess

Their first look.

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I was so excited to have those first moments together just the two of us!
– Zoë

When there isn’t much around, I can always count on the top of a parking garage. 😉

Zoë & Jess
Zoë & Jess

See why I’ve been SO excited to share these images with you all?! Of course you do! THESE PEOPLE ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Zoë & Jess
Zoë & Jess

I think I’m one of the only blog writers who writes the captions above the photos. You see, I like to introduce the photos with my captions so that you can read my wit, whimsy, and knowledge before seeing the amazingness. You’re welcome.

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My favorite! I hope they frame this.
Zoë & Jess

From left to right: Jess’ dad, Jess, Jess’ stepdad, Zoë, Zoë’s dad. As a stepmomma myself, I love seeing these beautiful un-conventional family relationships work so beautifully. High fives to co-parenting!

Zoë & Jess

LOVE IS LOVE!

Zoë & Jess

My view.

Zoë & Jess
Zoë & Jess

Megan’s view.

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Zoë & Jess
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Even though we were nervous to read our vows out loud we were so happy we wrote our own!
– Jess
Zoë & Jess
Zoë & Jess

If you look closely you’ll see an actual bag of rice being thrown at them. I think one of their guests didn’t get the “take the rice out of the bag” memo. 😉

Zoë & Jess
Zoë & Jess

Even when there’s a first look I always insist on 10-15 minutes of portrait time following the ceremony.

Zoë & Jess
Zoë & Jess

I was hiding in the bushes like a creeper shooting the first dance.

Zoë & Jess
Zoë & Jess
Zoë & Jess

I mean…. how could you not love this wedding?!

Zoë & Jess

Zoë’s dance face looks exaaaaactly like my dance face!

Zoë & Jess

behind the scenes

Zoë & Jess
Zoë & Jess
Zoë & Jess
Zoë & Jess

 

 

Much love friends!

Bobbi

 

 

Nashville, Tenn.

Back in 2017 I got an email from a very nice man named Michele who lived in Belgium.

Miranda & Michele

The email went like this:

“My girlfriend (Miranda) and I are planning to visit the South (New-Orleans, Alabama, Georgia, South & North Carolina and Tennessee) during October 2018. We love having couple sessions during our trips (which always create great memories). As my girlfriend will turn 30 in November 2018, I’m planning a big surprise for her by setting a session with you (for full disclosure, she is a huuuuge fan of your work and she will be more than thrilled to meet you in person, she might even faint!).”

Miranda & Michele
Miranda & Michele

UMMMM WHAAAAA??!?!!!?!! YOU LIVE IN BELGIUM AND YOUR GIRLFRIEND IS SUCH A BIG FAN SHE MIGHT FAINT WHEN SHE MEETS ME?!?!!? WHAAAAAAA???!!??!!

Miranda & Michele

…hold on… let me jump off of this cloud you just put me on and come back to reality….

“YES YES YES, LET’S DO THIS!!!!!”

Miranda & Michele
Miranda & Michele

Photographing this couple was truly a dream come true. I adored them so damn much!

Miranda & Michele
Miranda & Michele

Their only request was to go to a record store. Megan and I found the perfect one online, however when we showed up it they had JUST torn down the old really cool one with all of the character and replaced with a shiny new one with beautiful woodwork and neon lights. Ummm…. ummm… UMMMMM!!!! Whatever, let’s make this work!

Miranda & Michele
Miranda & Michele

….and make it work we did! Side note: see MegMoney back there searching for a record of her own? She had no idea she was in the shot and I didn’t want to yell across the shiny new echo-y store to ask her to move. Oh well, she’s a legit patron who’s legit shopping therefore she’s part of the legit atmosphere so I’m goin’ with it!

Miranda & Michele
Miranda & Michele
Miranda & Michele

How beautiful is this duo?!

Miranda & Michele
Miranda & Michele
Miranda & Michele

I could photograph Nashville every day for the rest of my life. Dramatic? Yes. True? Mostly. 😉

Miranda & Michele
Miranda & Michele
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LOVE THIS ONE!

Behind the scenes

Miranda & Michele
Miranda & Michele

 

 

Much love friends!

Bobbi