Our good friends Betsy and John
are AWESOME family/portrait photographers. Weddings aren't really their thing (yet 😀 ). However, when the AMAZING Cassie and Jason came into their lives… they couldn't say no (and now that we've met them… we TOTALLY understand why!!!!). She began telling us all about it and how nervous they were about the whole thing… after all…. they had never photographed a wedding before. We immediately looked at our calendar and said… "we're open that day, we'll help you!" Now I remember back to our first weddings and I remember the part that caused me the most stress were the posed photos of the bridal party, bride, groom, family and bride and groom. These, as a newbie, were BY FAR the most challenging. (to me anyway) Why? Because that's the only part of the day is 100% all the photographers responsibility. It's ALLLL about creativity, giving direction, moving quickly, etc. I knew right away when helping someone who has never done a wedding before… that THAT should be our focus. So, it was 🙂 We showed up for the bridal shots… stayed for the ceremony, bridal party shots, photos of just the bride and groom… and got them started with their flash at the reception. 😀 WOW what an experience this was. We LOVED every second!!!!!!! Mike and I learned that we "teach" in very different ways. He's very diligent, patient, explainative (that's not a word… I know I know), and thorough. I however explain by showing/doing. 🙂 In the world of bobbi+mike, we learned this… we REALLY love helping people become better wedding photographers. 😀 WE HAD SOOOOOO MUCH FUN!!!!
Betsy is awesome!!!!!! I spent most of the day with her… and she did SUCH an amazing job. She was ON HER GAME throwing out ideas, giving GREAT direction, staying highly organized and well… just being the awesome Betsy that we adore. John… Second sweetest husband I've ever met (hey, I have to stay loyal to the sweetness that is my Mikey). He ROCKED out that day! I remember while taking photos of the bridal party I look over and see him with the 70-200 laying on the ground getting some fun angles. You would have NEVER known that this was their first wedding!!!!!
Now Cassie and Jason… WOWEEEEEEE!!!!!! Cassie is SO cute & sweet! Jason is easygoing & fun! Together… they're AMAZINGLY in love! I remember Betsy telling me that when she took their engagement pictures that they were so in sync that they even blink at the same time. I laughed… thinking maybe it was just a fluke. NOPE… as I was going through our photos… she was right… they really do blink at the same time! HA! 😀
Alright… on to the photos 😀 Now, we're SO proud of the photos that we took of them. But, we can't take all of the credit… Betsy & John did such an awesome job of getting them comfortable with getting their photo taken during their engagement session. And well… they're gorgeous and as I already mentioned VERY in love. So yeah… we were set up for a win win situation. (Oh, and they scheduled their b&g photos during sunset… YEAH… HOW LUCKY WERE WE!?)
I've been playing with some vintage-y warm processing lately… whaddaya think?! Here's a BIG 'OL shout out to the Totally Rad Actions REVENGE set.
🙂 No worries… we still love our rich colors 😀
Their ceremony was held at Salomon Farms in Fort Wayne, Ind. If I could do my wedding over again… I would DEFINITELY do it there!!!!!!!!!!! It was simple but gorgeous. Oh, and the light was amazing.
Jason, you're adorable. Look at how he looks at her?! WOW TO THAT LOVE! Cassie's dad officiated their wedding. He was talking about how in love they were and said, "What is love? It's a photo of these two by Betsy and John…." WHAT?! HOW SWEEEEEEEET WAS THAT?! NEVER have we heard the photographer be mentioned during a wedding ceremony… so CLEARLY Betsy and John made a HUGE impression!
The bridal party WORKIN' it out! See Blue Steel there on the right?
I've ALWAYS wanted to take photos of a bride and groom in tall grass… ALLLLLLWAYS! When we pulled up to the ceremony site I started EXPLODING with ideas!!!!!!! I'm ready to go back there. Next time I'm in Fort Wayne… Someday I'd REALLY love to shoot an engagement session here.
This is genuinely one of my favorite photos I've EVER taken. AYKM?!
Mike is THE BEST at finding different angles on things. We were heading to our cars when he took this. Seriously… doesn't it look like he set it up?! He's so good. I love you Mike.
Cassie and Jason had one job to do for their little photo session… BE IN LOVE! CHECK AND MARK!!!!!! A quick piece of advice when planning photos on your day… when it's just photos of the two of you, try to be alone 🙂 As in… no family, no bridal party, no nothing (DOUBLE NEGATIVE… EEEEKS!).. just the two of you and our cameras. 🙂 I say this for a couple of reasons 1) it's the first and pretty much the only time you're alone together on your wedding day… and it's an AWESOME feeling! 2) it's less stressful. 3) it's easier to be yourself, be comfortable, be in love, etc… when you don't have your groomsmen/bridesmaids heckling you from the sidelines.
I think these photos prove my point 😀
Just my 2¢ 🙂
A HUGE thanks go to Cassie and Jason for allowing us to help photograph your day. You, along with your families, made us feel so warm and welcome.
And to Betsy and John… WORK IT OUT!!!!! We would shoot with you two ANYTIME! YOU ROCK!
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!
~bobbi+mike ❗ + ❓
Now… like always… the action shots 😀 There are more than usual here because well… there were FOUR photographers covering this event. It was one of the best covered weddings ever 😀
When Betsy saw this image she titled it, "Strawberry and chocolate, together at last." HA!
You know… I've been trying to grow my hair out but this summer humidity and seeing the results (thanks Mike) is REALLY talking me out of it!!!!!
It was a drive-by Miking!
This one CRACKS me up! Betsy taking a photo of the bridal party. John taking a photo of her in action. Mike taking a photo of John in action taking a photo of Betsy in action. HA!
I nearly died. Okay… that's a bit dramatic. Okay… A LOT dramatic. That's me laying on the ground… if you couldn't tell. 😀
Check out what Cassie did to our place cards. HOW CUTE IS SHE?! She's been a VERY faithful blog reader/commenter 😀
And… here we all are 😀 I LOVE THIS!!!!!! See, we're all VERY good at the "bring it in tight" 😀
❗ BOBBI + MIKE + BETSY & JOHN ❓
Wow. y’all. That is so awesome that you helped your friends out in such a major way. I loved this post. It’s inspiring to me,
these are amazing as always! how fun are those place cards!?!? So Cute!!!
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! My life is awesome because you guys are in it. Seriously. How in the world will I ever thank you guys enough!?? What ever did i do to deserve such fabulousness? I love you all to pieces!! Bobbi, we are both hyper and nutty and our hubbies are the zen sweeties we need to keep it all together. We were all so meant to meet! (Thank you Lindsay and Zac Hackett!)
Ok, I’m going back to processing photos. I have FOUR times the work to do now but LOVIN every minute!!!
It goes without saying that you rocked the living daylights out of those photos. (I’m feeling a trash the dress coming on….)
Oh and I never even noticed blue steel in the group photo. HA!! Love that cutie paul! He didn’t bust that out during his senior session with me.
PS My hair looks like CRAPPPP that night. I’m sooooooo glad I was able to get in for a dye job. Woo hoo, i was overdue!
Wowzers Bobbi these are gorgeoous! And you have such a big heart. No wonder I admire you so 🙂
Bobbi – you look so skinny! Woo hoo!!
(oh, the pics are fab, too.:))
Such fabulousness 🙂 thats what this world needs more of is peopl ehelping each other out and lifting everyone to new heights rather than pushing them down…. YOU GUYS ROCK!
WOW. The photos are gorgeous as always but I just love that you included the action shots! Betsy and John are seriously lucky! You all look like so much fun! Wish you two could be here in Florida for my first solo wedding coming up.
Totally awesome. What you did for your friends is awesome, your pictures are awesome, the bride and groom are awesome. Everyhthing!! It is nice to know there are people like you out there…*happy sigh*
alright alright alright. i just had to comment on this one. this is by far, my favorite bobbi+mike wedding to-date. gorgeous. processing/colors.
https://www.bobbiphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/06e.jpg – AYKM!??!?!?
SO jealous of Betsy + John!!!!!
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Probably my favorite blog wedding shots ever! Thanks for the treat! =)
Looks like it was a great day! Betsy & John are so cool….and of course you guys too..
OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bets told me you would be doing a post on the Cassie and Jason wedding and you DID NOT DISAPPOINT!!!!!!!!!! Having gotten to hear Betsy gush about how lucky she and John were to shoot with you two, it was so awesome to see this post and read your perspective on the day. I wish I could have been a fly just buzzing around you all to take it in as well!
Congrats on another job well done and cementing a friendship that sounds as if it’ll be around for decades to come (yeah, don’t think Betsy and John won’t hit you up to take photos of Cassie and John’s 25th wedding anniversary!) haha!!!
Way to go!
These photos are breathtaking! What an amazingly GORGEOUS couple!
Beautiful! Your favorite is my favorite. Love it.
Oh gosh i’m so jealoussss Betsy!! 🙂 I want to come shoot with all of you!!! 🙂 I will too- you just say the word and i’m leaving on a jet plane, don’t know when i’ll be back again.. 🙂
Awesome wedding you guys!
I too have been the beneficiary of Bobbi and Mike help/teaching/general kindness. You’re good people!
uhhh, AYKM??? (had to) ok, Cassie is quite possibly one of the most hot/gorgeous brides EVER!!!! Her hair, makeup, dress, boquet, everything…and well just her…beautiful!!! These photos are insane in the membrane and i freakin love the prcessing you did!
p.s. blue steel is killin me over here…love it!
great job guys! and what an awesome thing to do for your friends!
You two are such amazing people. These are incredible pictures. I just can’t get enough!
The photos are AMAZING! I wish I had photos like those of my wedding. You all did an incredible job of capturing the once-in-a-lifetime memories.
Wow. I stand in awe. How lucky Betsy and John are to have the help and direction of the fab bobbi + mike. And you 4 seriously rocked this wedding. The couple did as well. I agree with wreckless girl, these are some of my most FAVORITE wedding photos of all time!! The love those two have is just BEAMING and you guys caught it. I FREAKIN LOVE the processing. I love the signature B + M colors, but I am really into the vitagey feel you have been using lately.
um… yeah…. so you+mikey are ALWAYS welcome to come help out my weddings!! where do i sign up?
amazing- as you know. 😀 betsy and john scored big as well as nailed it!
AHHH I LOVE these shots! Great work as always and Betsy and John really did bring it too! Way to be awesome and help them out! Gorgeous work Bobbi + Mike!
Bobbi…I wasn’t prepared to look at these pictures! With Jason being is Los Angeles for five weeks now, I am SO lonesome and homesick for him. These pictures just took me back to that day and all of the wonderful moments we shared together in the midst of all the craziness. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. They are just so beautiful! We loved having you guys there, we totally felt like rockstars 🙂
WOW! Those are some breath taking images! What a beautiful couple! Fabulous job!!!
Great look w/ the pping….I do love your normal color, but this is sweet too. Looks like you guys had a blast together – nice of you guys to help another couple out!! I have my first wedding this year, and oooh man I’d love to have some bobbi+mike helping me out! LOL
So beautiful – the couple, the pics, the barn, the weather…
Sometimes I wonder how you guys get so lucky with the weather!
Gorgeous! Hurray for the Fabulous Four Fotogs!
Lauren, we don’t always get lucky with the weather… it’s actually been a very rainy June here. You just have to find covered spots 🙂 Thanks for commenting!
A-MA-ZING!!! As always you rocked it out! BTW – I 110% agree with your 2-cents. Couples need to be alone… when you’re surrounded by people watching, its AWKWARD!
ummmm yeah. looooovin the processing, lovin the emotion, lovin the angles, lovin the EVERYTHING as always! These pictures ROCK.
period. end of story.
Ok, I have to say, I am SO thankful to you both for all your incredible help with our first wedding! As if it wasn’t obvious enough by all the comments to this post, we are very lucky to have you as mentors and friends. And I have to give a big shout out to +Mike. His patient explanations and timely tips throughout the evening not only kept me from making horrible rookie mistakes but actually allowed me to concentrate more on taking great photos. Boy, we couldn’t have done it without you!
You both ROCK.
Prob some of my favorite wedding shots you’ve ever taken. The one of the bride needs to be blown up to like HUMUNGOxHUMUNGO.
Since you did so good second shooting…does that mean you want to come here and second shoot me???
Love you both.
I say it everytime…but OH MY GOODNESS!!! As always…where do I start? The fact that you’re helping your friends in need…Wildly Sweet of you both.
The TRA “Revenge” used in the first photo does it justice. Great creative vision brought home on that.
Your “AYKM” photo…um needs to be changed to “AYFKM” I mean “Are you freaking kidding me” is way more fitting for that shot! RIght?!
The one after it is phenomenal…the way the sun is gently resting on the roof of the little barn (I think it’s a barn) 🙂 and then bounces off everything.
But…my pick of this series of fabulous wedding shot is the one after that…the one of them lovingly staring into each others eyes. I think it is truly beautiful in every way and is such a great representation of “LOVE & MARRIAGE”.
Way to capture a gorgeous couple in love, help your friends and have fun!
Bobbi & Mike: Doing Good Deeds= Check Check
You have just made my day. I think it’s so stinking cool to see photographers working together like that, without some big “You’re my competition I’m keeping everything I know secret” mentality.
You’re a good egg Bobbi.
And a kick a** photog too 🙂
oh to work with the amazing bobbi!! well i have actually had the insane pleasure of shooting with you in vegas and i gotta say, that was an awesome experience!! your clients and peers are so lucky to have you! i love your vintage look but, i miss your colorful bobbiesque style too 🙂
That is really awesome guys!! Beautiful pictures from beautiful souls!! Its people like you that are unique, and the fact you guys helped shoot with them is fabulous!! I wish there were more people like you and Mikey 🙂
I LOVE the first one in the tall grass, and the three following. gorgeous.
Hey Bobbi and Mikey,
Casey and Jason have to be the luckiest Bride and Groom, ever, to have two sets of talented photographers. I love the first photo of Casey, she is absolutely gorgeous. I also love the impromptu picture that Mikey took walking up the hill, to the barn. Great shooting Mikey.
Betsy and John are pretty lucky, as well, to have the talented Bobbi and Mikey to help photograph their first wedding shoot. You are both so giving.
Great job to all,
You are amazing peeps. GORGEOUS WORK! Also, I really doubt this will be betsy and john’s only wedding shoot.
Great Photos. That is one of the neatest locations for a wedding i have ever seen.
How stinkin’ cool are you? I love that you took the time to help out friends with their first wedding. Their blog is SO cute too–gorgeous! I love the couple shots–so peaceful! You rock baby!
Have you guys EVER taken a bad photo?!? Come here and train me, too! You guys make me feel like a total amateur!
XOXO, Sarah Q
There just aren’t words when I see these photos……they take my breath away – your shots and John/Betsy’s! We could not have asked for a more perfect day….or a more perfect team of photographers. Thank you for your labor or love…..we will cherish these memories forever! I know I’m her mother but…..she made the most gorgeous bride ever!
I LOVE your work!!!
Your spirit of sharing what you know with others is admirable. I do that now and I hope that as I get more successful I will always be willing to share what I know with others starting out and always remember all the amazing photographers (like you two) that I’ve learned from.
thanks for sharing your amazing photos!
Beautiful, gorgeous, amazing, stunning!! 🙂
I am totally digging the vintage look. These pictures are amazing. I love them all as always. Betsy and John are so lucky to have you two as friends! I would do anything to have you there to help shoot a wedding!! 🙂
Ok my favorite session you guys!!! Seriously this is perfect from beginning to end. The PP on these are perfect and trully capture the day with warmthand fun and happiness.
I have to agree with you Bobbi. I love that image is well. Amazing work as always!
These are GORGEOUS! I love the pp you did!
These are beautiful guys. 🙂 How do you have four photographers and not get in eachothers shots. That must have taken some awesome coordination! 🙂
These are the most beautiful wedding pictures I have ever seen! Of course, look at the gorgeous bride! Wow! Great job!!
Wow, what great shots. I just LOVE shooting with another full time wedding shooter. You get so many ideas, and it really takes the pressure off knowing you can focus on your thing while they get all the other shots. Oh, and less lens changing!
Great shots guys,
Guys, you both are great!!!
I am a Photographer here in Fort Lauderdale – Miami area http://www.paulopics.com , and I would love if I had that help 8 years ago, when I started Wedding Photography.
Great post… Gorgeous pictures!!!
I so love you guys! Every time I read a post I feel like I know you guys! I’m sure it’s not always easy working together as hubby & wife but you guys really do look so happy and I can see love your jobs!
It was great of you to help your fellow photogs out and you got great results. ive been on a vintage kick lately too and these look great!
Nice work! beautiful place!
These photos are AMAZING!!! Cassie is absolutely gorgeous (love the dress) … her and Jason look SO in love. What a great location also, love the old barn and huge fields. Bobbi + Mike with Betsey and John is a force to be reckoned with … great teamwork!! Keep the fabulous photos coming 🙂
i love these. great photos, great processing! love the barn.
Mieky- your shot with them walking and the barns and the sun…oh kill me now.
That photo makes me all melt-y and swoon-y….*sigh*
It is rivaling my favorite EVER leaves shot from Danielle & Justin’s wedding.
Mike- you’re a dreamboat.
And I can say that…cause I’ve seen you with your shirt off.
(Bobs- how embarrassed is Mike right now???)
Just ONE question. Can you EVER take a BAAAAD picture? I swear it’s not possible 🙂 Y’all rock!!!
You guys are so awesome.
GREAT shots (to everyone! they did an awesome job!)
bride looks kinda lke audrey hepburn, don’tcha think? very classic beauty!
ooh and love love LOVE the vintage-y effect!
Dear B+M: These pictures are TOO amazing. Seriously. You have outdone yourselves this time. How is this couple to choose which one is their favorite?!! Also, shameless plug: I am from Ft. Wayne and I loooove tall grass so you just let me know if you would like for me to pack up the fiance and we’ll be there waiting for you! 🙂
I love this location! it is literally right down the street from my mom’s house and the place where grew up! I love the way you captured not only the love between cassie+jason, but the you relate it to the world around them. I would definitely love to have pictures with my husband taken there and is the woods on my mom’s property! An idea for the future…
Ok Bobbi, I’m adding a reply to Jennifer’s comment. Yes, that IS a great location! Who knew?! I’m totally inspired to go shoot there again.
Ok, I’ll shush.
Oh wow!! These pics are amazing! I”m so glad I got to see how Cassie’s makeup turned out! I had so much fun with her at MAC – she was the most calm, sweet bride EVER! Everything turned out amazing and I’m so glad I got the honor of doing the bride’s makeup! Congrats!!