We walked in to see THIS! AYKM?!
Doesn't this make you smile!?
uhm, badass! (Did I just say that on my blog?!)
What I love about this image is if you look right above her handkerchief you can see Tom's name where he signed it. You probably can't see it because the photo is too small here on the blog, but I assure you… it's there 😀
…some last minute touchups. 😉
The bouquet is sitting on the exterior of the church. Guests were arriving and looking at me like I was crazy. I suppose I'm used to that. 😉
You guys know how much I love these final moments before dad officially gives away his daughter… makes me think of my dad. Mikey's favorite ❓
They got married in the evening… so by photo time… no daylight left. So, we got creative!
AHHHHH!!!!! HOT HOT HOT!!!!!
There were SO many flash bulbs going off during the father-daughter dance. So, I put my camera on rapid fire HOPING to grab one of those flashes… and DID! YAHOOOOSKI! Notice the flower girl on the right side swinging her dress around? 😉
I was walking around looking for a spot to take a photo of the rings when I noticed a very nice man that I had sat with during dinner drinking a Heinekin. He was almost done with it when I said…. "Mind if I borrow that?" Without hesitation he handed it to me. I sat the rings on top and BADABOOM BADABING… AWESOME! What I like about the photo is that you'd NEVER guess it was sitting on a beer bottle but maybe you'd wonder where that green little light came from. Now you know 😀
Colleen was glowing ALLLLLL DAYYYYY LONNNNNNG!
NAPERVILLE, Ill. This was one of the first times in my wedding photography experience that I wasn't there to watch the bride get ready. So, when Colleen walked in, my jaw DROPPED to the floor… AYKM??!?! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! I experienced the first view of the bride like the guests do…
For those photos of the groomsmen… I'm not gonna lie… it was FAREEEEEEEZING outside. Let me say that again…. FAREEEEEEEEEEZING! I looked at the guys before we went out and said, "we'll only be out there for ten minutes… and I promise it'll be worth it." Colleen's brother said to me, "If they're anything like the engagement photos, I have full faith in you." It was such an awesome thing to hear… and I'll tell you this…. those guys did AWESOMELY! It didn't get SUPER cold for us until that train came by… AHHHH!!!! WINNNNNDDDD!!!!! And by the way… just so you groomsmen know that I didn't lie to you…. I just looked at the digital time stamps from the first photo we took out there to the very last and we got it done in EIGHT minutes 😉 BRING IT!
Colleen and Tom, you're one in a million. You're two of the sweetest, most genuine, most laid back people we've ever met. I just can't help but smile when you guys are around. And, I know that's the case with everyone in your life… because I watched it happen all day. 😀
WE LOVE YOU GUYS!
~bobbi+mike ❗ + ❓
Anyone want some slide show love!? Click here for it! The user name is Colleen's maiden name, and the password is Tom's last name, in all lower case.
Also, the full gallery is available by clicking here! The event key is the groom's last name!
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The second picture is priceless!
Love the train picture with the groomsman – but how did you get the empty spot in the middle, where you can see the trees… that is awesome!
OOOOHhh, my fav is the same as yours. That image is killer. From the way she is holding up her dress….the umbrella holders….and you know I love a bride that wears colored shoes! 😉 Seriously rocks. The train picture is awesome and I also love the elevator one. You guys are incredible. Great job guys!!! 🙂
The train photo – awesome. Out of all the “my favorite” photos of yours that I have, that probably tops the list (perhaps my love of long exposure photography is a reason)?
It amazes me how each and every post you all have outdone yourselves.
These are beautiful guys. Wonderful job. Love the elevator shot. 🙂
OMG!!! I love them all!!! Esp the Groom with his men in front of the Train!! and the ring shot…magnifique!! You two ROCK!
NICEEEEE! you rock!
Ohmygosh….these turned out AWESOME! Colleen was absolutely stunning stunning stunning!! Bob, your fave is my fave too…love me some pink peep toes! The two of them are just so sweet together…you can really see how much they just adore each other! Congrats Tom and Colleen! Yay NNHS!
ooooh yes, her pink shoes in the street with the umbrellas! So cute! She’s a beautiful bride!
That’s train shot IS awesome. I can TOTALLY see you workin it in 8 min!
The reason I love these images so much is because they portray SO many different emotions from the day. You always manage to capture so many interesting and different things at your weddings. Honestly, I got some major chills looking at these.
looove that second one!!!!xo
looove that second one!!!!xo
Wow! I love these! The train shot is awesome and I LOVE the bouquet shot! It’s perfect! I love your work!
Yes please share your settings for the moving train photo!!
Ya’ll do a heck of a job!
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!
I love them all and the train shot kicks ass. So does the bouquet picture….so do – ALL OF THEM!
You guys are such storytellers. I LOVE that about your photography – it is incredibly inspiring and also just so awesome for all of your clients who know that they’re going to get amazing photojournalistic imagery! Well done!
You can say badass. Because it is. Phenomenal work, as always.
I have been stalking the blog for a while, I love writing as much as your photos! I had to comment because I love love love the ring shot you got! I second shoot wedding and I actually find the funny looks from guests kinda fun when I am able to find something to try. Thanks for the inspiration!
i LOVE the bw, shadowy (is that a word?) one with the two of them. just incredible!
Am I the only one who thinks the bride looks like the girl on How I Met Your Mother (Robin)? Gorgeous!
In love with every bit of this. You guys rock my world.
you guys continue to awe! wedding, after wedding, every single bloody one of them – right on the money! Wedding photographer hall of fame is just around the corner. hope you guys like public speaking. 😉
bobbi & mike- i love your blog, your work and your funny banter and commentary. reading your blog gives me a healthy dose of goodness every day. AMAZING work!
You two are the BEST!!!!! I really mean that too. You’ve captured the spirit of these two wonderful people celebrating with their closest friends and family unlike anyone else ever could. I love love love the pictures, especially the umbrella shot, the shot of colleen up close and with her dad, that fabulous train zippppppping by…amazing…love the green lighting with her ring, so cool…. I could go on and on and on (oh, I guess I did)…… thank you thank you thank you, you’re the best, really really really…..the best. :o)
You probably don’t remember me but I have been watching your blog since I went to Andea’s wedding last fall. I was her brothers date…anyways i love your blog and your work but when I saw these photos I freaked out, these are in Naperville right? I see my best friends house in the background in the picture when the bride is running into the church! So wierd, I got really excited. But…awesome job as always!
her holding her dress + hot pink shoes + that trolley = perfection
that old man= my heart melting
the two flower girls standing on either side of the aisle= symmetry that you loooove (and I do too!)
Another wonderful wedding!
entire post is BA.
I love your style. Photojounalism. I like all the above. I admire your work. Maybe, one day, we can meet & have a chat..
With as many weddings as you do, I don’t know you do it — and by “do it” I mean capturing truly candid moments at every wedding at which you’re behind the camera.
So beautiful. I LOVE the 15th one (yes, I counted). It truly is Hot Hot Hot!
what does aykm stands for anyway? I love your blog and look at your pictures everyday but I get stump with the AYKM. I must be slow…booo. i suck. you’re great. the world is so unfair! ; )
AYKM = ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! 😉
Thanks for not posting any of the terribly embarrassing (but hilarious) photos of me dancing. Just like the engagement photos, all of these are incredible. they really capture the day perfectly…and going outside in the cold was definitely worth it….
Who took that photo with you and the bride+groom? Priceless.
i cant even pick a favorite… they’re all breathtaking, they’re all drippin’ with gorgeousness… ahhh… they’re just the food for my soul today 🙂
Bobbi and Mike, thank you thank you THANK YOU! WOW!!!!! The photos are stunning. I love the train photo! SO cool— I can’t wait to see the rest—you guys just AMAZE me. Your talent is second to none. We had so much fun with the two of you at the wedding. We plan on insisting all our friends hire you for their weddings so we can hang out again!!! 🙂
loved reliving the day through these posts! They are amazing as I expected and more! They are quite possibly the cutest couple ever and you somehow captured that in the photos! AMAZING! ps-it was my fiances beer bottle that gave the green light…does that mean I can expect some sort of kick back? 🙂
DANG… that’s all that needs to be said!
ohhhh. “are you kidding me?” now I get it. haha. thanks bobbi! enjoying the pictures. and how do i get in on the diet fun? I have a few pouds to lose…those last 5…the worse! and just to let you know…i have metal braces. i love it! it will take a few weeks to get use to it. i dont even know they are there anymore.
I like how you focused on the girls in the aisle, vs. the couple. Subtly different.
The whole set, as usual, is great.
Absolutely priceless images… DOF is stunning throughout..
I love the train shot.
The pictures are great, but the couple is fantastic! Colleen is beautiful as always and Tom could not stop smiling! Loved all of the pictures and pink shoes! LOL!!!