Not many people can poof hair as well as Danie can 🙂 Arielle’s mom Celeste walked in soon after the photo on the left was taken… “uhm… it’s not staying like that, is it?!” “haha, no mom…” 😀

Oh, hello amazing PURPLE Pura Lopez shoes 🙂

As you may or may not remember… Bob is a bad ass. AKA, he’s a race car engineer. AKA, he’s kind of a big deal. 🙂 Arielle temporarily borrowed this picture from him and secretly had it signed by Mario Andretti… UHM… let me repeat myself for those who may have missed it… MARIO ANDRETTI?! Arielle, you get wife of the year for that move!

Arielle and her bridesmaids got ready in Arielle and Bob’s home… and it’s awesome. I’d love to live in a home just like it. 😀 BTW, to future brides & grooms… PLEEEEEEEASE get ready in a room with windows… the more the better 🙂  Thank you in advance 😀

I am in LOVE with this photo. You are RIDICULOUSLY gorgeous!!!!

I don’t mean to be all creepy mccreeperson… but… I said this on the day of your wedding, and I stand by it… Arielle, you have a pretty collar bone 🙂

Arielle and her amazing superwoman mother. 🙂

Hmm… think Bob looks like his dad at all???

Had a few minutes before the ceremony started… so I stepped outside and grabbed a few of the groomsmen 🙂

Such a classic bride.

RIGHT after their ceremony, a quick moment alone… 🙂 Perfect.

This moment brought me the serious tears… Celeste told me he and his late wife’s story that morning. It’s a Carl & Ellie kinda story. My favorite ❗

Mike’s favorite ❓

I adore you two.

This was our first wedding, during daylight, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Let me tell you… I’ve NEVER seen so many photographers in one place… I didn’t even know there were that many photographers IN Indianapolis. How can so many co-exist in one city and make a living!? To my Indianapolis photog friends… you know what I’m talking about, right?! I do have to say, it IS a gorgeous setting, and, minus competing with other photographers, it IS easy to take beautiful images here. Okay… off my soapbox. BTW, I do get that sometimes your clients insist on it… and sometimes, it’s the perfect setting for the appropriate couple. I don’t mean to sound all snotty… that’s certainly not my intent. I guess I was just so shocked at how many photographers were all in one place.

WE HAVE ANOTHER FBB (fearless Bobbi bride)!!!! 😀  Mom (Celeste), don’t kill me, k? Again, there were no dresses harmed in the making of this image. 😀

While Mikey shoots the toaster… I always photograph the toastee’s reactions. 😀 BTW… by toaster, I don’t mean the kind that makes your bread crispy 🙂 Just in case there was any confusion. 😉

Arielle had this dress made… and it was so perfect for her 🙂



indianapolis, ind.

hair | Dan
ie Patterson

makeup | Brandy – EyeMax by Kiralee
florist |Jean Markley (Bob’s mom)
videographer |abcd
ceremony  | Saint Luke’s United Methodist Church
reception venue | Indianapolis Museum of Art
band | Liz Fohl + Arielle’s brother Jonathan and crew
dj | Cheryl Johnston
cake | Heavenly Sweets
caterer | Nourish
dress | Anne Barge custom creation
bridesmaid dresses | Belsoie
shoes | Pura Lopez



their songs

first dance | “A Thousand Miles” –Vanessa Carlton
father/daughter |“I Loved Her First” –Heartland
bouquet toss |“Miss Independent” –Kelly Clarkson



What was the most memorable moment of your day?
arielle: The ceremony (especially being pronounced husband and wife) – it was incredibly personal and I’m pretty sure I ran the entire gamut of emotions during that 30 minutes
bob: Seeing Arielle for the first time as the door opened at the end of the church aisle

What was your favorite detail?
arielle: The shoes and the dress, and Bob’s mom did a phenomenal job with the flowers – they were gorgeous
bob: What details? We had time to notice details?

Any advice for future bride/grooms?
1. Hire bobbi+mike DUH! (thanks friends 🙂 )
2. Hire other people you trust because it will make the day sooo much easier when you don’t have to worry (ie Beth at Nourish catering who was basically a wedding planner, catering manager, general badass all in one)

Funniest memory from your wedding day?
arielle: bobbi+mike’s unboxed booth with my mom’s box o’ props – it was hilarious and people had a BLAST!
bob: “I never knew my hips moved like that” and Bobbi having to leave the tent because she was laughing so hard (it’s true, maybe you had to be there… Freaking hilarious!)

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

Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Le Reve Hotel and Spa near Playa del Carmen Mexico – we highly recommend it!



Celeste had THIS sign made for our photobooth because she knew there were going to be a lot of “Bob’s” at the wedding. By the time we took this photo… the amount of Bob’s had decreased substantially… I don’t think we would have been able to fit ALL of the Bob’s there in the booth! My funniest moment of the day? As I was standing in this photo, Bob’s dad on the left, stepped out, took one look at me and said, with the most confused look on his face, “YOU’RE A BOB?!” I’d spent all day with him, and he never knew my name 😀 Maybe you had to be there… it was hilarious to me. Oh, and for those wondering… my entire family and my best friends call me Bob. Don’t know why… just more natural I suppose 🙂

This was the first time I didn’t win an emotion contest! I’d like to call it a tie 😉 Hey… I need to sleep at night knowing I didn’t lose… it’s my contest… I make the rules… don’t judge me!

Arielle and Bob, you two are the best. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for asking us to document your wedding. YOU TWO ROCK!

love love love,

~bobbi+mike ❗ + ❓


I’d like to title this photo… “IN IT TO WIN IT!”

hello hot husband, I love you. 🙂

If you’re a woman who’s ever been photographed by me, and you’re above say 5’6″, you know what this is… it’s “Bobbi level”! 😀 What can I say… I’m good for the building up of the quadriceps! 😀

❗ + ❓