Indianapolis, Ind.

I love love LOVE shooting weddings at Union Station! It is truly one of my very favorite Indianapolis venues.

Lately they’ve been allowing the girls to get ready in this huge upstairs room (as opposed to the smaller room in the basement) that has winnnndowwwws and this photographer (and many other photogs) is oh so appreciative! Thank you to the powers that be who have been making this happen!

Olivia & Taylor

If you’ve been following my blog for any period of time you know that a four-prong solitaire is my favorite. And this diamond?! GIMME GIMME GIMME!

Maybe I should post mine up here someday? Yeah, I will. Good idea Bobbi. Thanks Bobbi.

Olivia & Taylor

HELLOOOOOOO TAYYYYYLORRRRR!!!!

Olivia & Taylor
Olivia & Taylor

That dress, I’m dead. RIP me. Call 911, and tell ’em to bring the paddles for this heart needs to be revived!

Olivia & Taylor
Olivia & Taylor
One of my best friends has a daughter named Olivia, and every time I see her I exclaim, “OLIVIA, ILOVIA YOU!”
It took every ounce of discipline I had within myself to not say that every time I said Olivia’s name. I mean… the photographer professing her love for the bride continuously throughout the day mayyyyy seem weird. Then again, in retrospect, it’s not like it would have been thaaaat off brand coming from my crazy!
OLIVIA, I LOVIA YOU!
Olivia & Taylor

A handsome Labrador in a bowtie?! YES PLEASE! Whyyyy did you even have to ask me????!? Oh, you didn’t ask? Okay, well now you know how I feel about the whole thing. You’re welcome.

Olivia & Taylor
Olivia & Taylor

Get yourself a woman who looks at you the way Olivia looked at Taylor on their wedding day.

Olivia & Taylor

Are you KIDDING me with this venue?! I’ve shot at Union Station what seems like 100 times and I’m still in awe every time I walk through those double doors.

Olivia & Taylor

One of my favorite things about a traditional Jewish wedding is that the bride’s and groom’s parents’ join them under the chuppah usually for the entirety of the ceremony. Though truth be told, I love everything about a Jewish wedding!

Olivia & Taylor
Olivia & Taylor

MARRIED!!!!!

Olivia & Taylor

My view:

Olivia & Taylor

Megan’s view. 😉

This young man was clearly feelin’ my hilarious jokes. I mean, what can I say?! I’m really funny and kids can’t get enough.

Olivia & Taylor

That photo on the right?! I CAN’T! I love your love.

Olivia & Taylor
Olivia & Taylor
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On brand
– Bobbi
Olivia & Taylor
Olivia & Taylor
Olivia & Taylor

Their first dance was so perfectly sweet.

Olivia & Taylor

I AM OBSESSSSSED WITH MOMMA’S REDDDDDD DRESSSSSSS!!!!!! If I were ever forced to choose one color to wear for the rest of my life, you best believe I’m showin’ up in red.*

Sidenote: for the record, my favorite color is yellow; but I look awful in it. My home, however, GIMME ALLLLLLL THE YELLOW!

*if any of we Americans are ever forced to wear one color, it’s time to start rioting; for we live in a damn democracy!
Olivia & Taylor
Olivia & Taylor
Olivia & Taylor
Olivia & Taylor

Megan’s view:

Olivia & Taylor

My view.

A cute story: The Hora started and no one knew what to do.  So Leslie (the amazing planner) and I frantically look towards each other and without saying a word we grab hands and enthusiastically  started the Hora.  Yeah… Not all heroes wear capes. 😀 One of the mannnnny reasons why hiring experienced wedding professionals should be on the top of your planning to-do list. Though I may be partial.  😉

Olivia & Taylor
Olivia & Taylor
Olivia & Taylor
Olivia & Taylor

Olivia and Taylor, thank you for being so perfectly you two. Oh, and OLIVIA ILOVIA YOU! 😀

Much  love friends,

Bobbi

 

Indianapolis, Ind.

HEEERE WEEEE GOOOO AGAINNNN!!!!! One of my favorite families of all time: The Kim family! This team truly holds a special place in my world, they have from the moment I met them when I shot their engagement photos 12 years ago. TWELLLLVE YEEEEEARS AGO…. WHAAAAAT??!!? I know I’m always super dramatic about how long I’ve been photographing certain families but I keep forgetting that I’m nearly 40 and I’ve been doing this since I was 24. I mean, do the math Bob!

A quick recap: their family of threetheir family of four, their family of four again, and thennnnn this session; their family of five!

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This image is exactly the photo that I wish for every time I photograph a family.

Meet Anna! She’s perfect!

Kim Family

“Daniel: Kinetic, Inquisitive, Sweet, Goofy, Resolute” –Mom & Dad

Kim Family
Kim Family

It’s a tradition: squishy face! I took a squishy face photo of Thomas at our very first family session. Then, I took another when Daniel became a part of the family. For the third session, I insisted that it was now a tradition and we must do it again.  So of course we it must happen for THIS session! Welllll…. I should say that we definitely gave it our best effort but sweet Anna looked like she was about to burst with all of the love squeezes! Click here to see my not-so-perfect attempt. Also, look what I just noticed!

Kim Family

“Thomas: Brilliant, Thoughtful, Detailed, Obedient, Passionate” –Mom & Dad

Kim Family
Kim Family
Kim Family

“Anna: Beautiful, Uplifting, Compassionate, Gregarious, Jubilant” –Mom & Dad

Kim Family
Kim Family
Kim Family
Kim Family
Kim Family

“Peter:  Strong, Sentimental, Genuine, Crazy Smart, Principled” –Robin

Kim Family

“How you turned a crabby toddler, 2 boys who kept asking when we were going to be done, and a few mosquitos into these makes me wonder where you hid your magic wand, Bobbi.” –Peter

“I was seriously nervous after our session…Anna wasn’t her happy self, and the boys were asking if we were done yet countless times…but you pulled it off. Again. I shouldn’t be surprised.” –Robin

You two are the best, the very very very best! Anytime you need photos from now until eternity, I will clear my schedule to make it happen, mark my words!

Kim Family
Kim Family

“Robin:  The absolute 1) sweetest, 2) most thoughtful, 3) most servant-hearted, 4) most beautiful, and 5) best mother to his children a man could ever have. Was that more than 5?” –Peter

We were nearing the end and Anna was nearing meltdown so Peter suggested that Robin do this. IT WORKED!

Kim Family

Then I thought, “how cool would it be for Robin to have a memory of her perspective of the mom airplane!” So I quickly got on the ground and click click click!

Kim Family
Kim Family

behind the scenes

Kim Family

Momma Megan strikes again; I tell you, she’s a certified kid magnet!

Kim Family
Kim Family

 

Love you big time Robin & Peter, BIG time!

Bobbi

 

Indianapolis, Ind.

I’ve been insanely excited to share this wedding with the world!

Megan reading Sean’s letter. They  both teared up while reading each other’s notes.

Megan & Sean

Sean getting the tux assist from his brother.

Megan & Sean

This was one of my favorite moments of the whole day. The bridesmaids and I had gotten ourselves set up for the “robe photo” before Megan had made it onto the deck; when she walks out she sees her bridesmaids and is genuinely flabbergasted at how beautiful everyone looked. She turned to look at me as though to say, “aren’t they beautiful?!” and that’s the precise moment that I took this photo. 😀

Megan & Sean
Megan & Sean

Here’s another funny moment: one of her sisters was putting Megan’s necklace on her when she lost grip and it fell down her dress. Megan’s mom then went into auto-pilot and quickly reached for it.

Megan & Sean
Megan & Sean
Megan & Sean
Megan & Sean

As we were all leaving to head to the church, and as the bridesmaids were hustling to gather all the things I called Megan over for a quick two minute bridal session. As chaotic as the scene surrounding us was, you certainly can’t tell by how relaxed she is here.

Megan & Sean
Megan & Sean

The priest jokingly says something along the lines of (I am definitely paraphrasing), “I know that Sean is a perfectionist and runs a tight ship, so I have to ask are things running on time?”

Sean jokingly responds with a smile while rotating his fingers in a way to imply that the priest needs to keep things moving.  Everyone, to include the priest, laughed a big laugh.

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Funniest moment of the day: I tried to hurry up our priest during the ceremony and it did not go over well!
– Sean

Alright you two, I was standing as close as I could be without being a part of the wedding party and I (along with Megan) have been dying to know what you all were laughing at. Soooo… we would love to know what happened right after you “kissed the bride.” I was guessing that the priest had asked you to hurry along as a way to get you back on asking him to hurry up his sermon?

Megan & Sean
Megan & Sean

MARRIED!!!! The recessional is always one of my favorite parts of any wedding. 😀

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Taken right as they exited the church. LOVE LOVE LOOOOVE THIS!

Then we headed to the IMA for some portraits.

Megan & Sean

I always love seeing Megan’s view of this.

Megan & Sean

I love your love.

Megan & Sean
Megan & Sean
Megan & Sean

The light that afternoon was so beautiful!

Megan & Sean
Megan & Sean
Megan & Sean

Sean is the most animated groom I’ve photographed in recent memory!

Megan & Sean
Megan & Sean

Megan’s sisters’ toasts were perfect; I definitely teared up.

Megan & Sean

I loved Megan’s dad!

Megan & Sean
Megan & Sean

Sean’s mom during the toasts.

Megan & Sean

Sean is holding up a magazine with “GLORIOUS” on the cover while dancing and celebrating to “Gloria.” It was clearly a sports celebration but what they were celebrating I don’t know. I’m sure someone out there knows, care to loop me in?

Megan & Sean
Megan & Sean

What a fun day you had! We were truly honored to have been a part of it.

Megan & Sean

behind the scenes

Megan & Sean
Megan & Sean

 

Much love friends,

Bobbi