I usually go in order with my blog entries… but this time, a special circumstance 😀 Lori and Eugene weren’t able to do their engagement photos until this week… BUT, they’re getting married TOMORROW! I wanted to make sure they saw their amazingness before the big day. 🙂 So, I popped this session in the front of my queue and badaboom badabing, here they are!
For those who live in the midwest… you know about the RIDICULOUS heat we’ve had here this week. By evening on this day the temperature had reached about 98° with a 113° heat index. NOOOOO THANK YOUUUU!!!! So, we check marked this session at dawn when it was 77°. BOOOOOOM! The benefits of a dawn session are major… the light is innnnncredible, it’s 10-20° cooler, annnnnd…. no one has time to get nervous before the session. I’m not gonna lie… I know it kinda sucks getting up that early, but it’s only once. And when it’s over, it’s beyonnnnnd worth it! Previous clients who’ve done this with us… Can you please back me up? 😀
Our favorite ❗ + ❓When they told us they were interested in getting their photos taken on a lake in her parents’ boat… I about flipped my poopie! Okay, that’s a lie, I didn’t. But you get the idea about my excitement level!BTW, what does that even mean? “Flipped my poopie” ?! That’s stupid. I’m not saying it again. Okay… moving on…
HELLOOOOOO AMAZING LIGHT!Lori and Eugene are such a fantastic match. They make each other laugh… easily. 🙂 You guys know me… I LOVE me a good laugher 😀WACKY BOBBI STRIKES AGAIN!
Then we left the dock, they changed clothes, and here we were 🙂My mom used to french braid my hair just like this. (I think I even had one of my school pictures taken with this hairdo. If I can find it, I’ll share it here) I felt like the prettiest girl in the class. I wish I could do this to my own hair. Lori, teach me… please? 😀THEN… as we were driving, we saw this incredible farm at the top of a hill. We drive the windy driveway towards it and knock on the door. Out comes Delmer, a very old man wearing very dirty overhauls. He was the definition of southern Indiana charm. Delmer could barely see us and thought we were all there to simply chat. He, along with his wife (who sadly passed in April) have lived in that farm house (with 119 acres!) for fifty five years. “Me and my daddy built this old house.” -Delmer
After about 15-20 minutes of talking with him he said, “So, what is it that you need anyway.” We asked if we could take a few photos on his property; he kindly obliged. We found Delmer’s farm right as the sun was getting really warm… so we didn’t shoot there for long. Let me tell you though, this was a photographer’s heaven! I love this image 🙂 Lori, you have an incredible smile. Truly incredible! 😀
wedding | date, 7.23.11 | bloomington, ind.
together | 1.23.10
engaged | 7.3.10
Lori | central office manager – Hoosier Hills Credit Union • hometown | bedford, ind.
Eugene | general manager, Canine Companions & director/coach, Hoosierland Vollyball Club • hometown | Chicago, Ill.
how they met, as told by Lori | “We were set up on a blind date by mutual friends. We went to dinner with friends on January 22 and had our first date on January 23 and then we fell in love.”
I cannot WAIT to hang with you two (along with two of my favorite past brides and some of my favorite past bridesmaids) this weekend! BOOOOOOM!
LOVE TO YOU TWO!!!!
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I love her freckles and adorable braid 🙂 Gosh that early morning light is so yummy!
Stunning work – fellow photographer just admiring your skills. Great shots. Beautiful light, beautiful couple. In awe.
LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about these. Her freckles and braid are adorable! 🙂
LORI AND EUGENE!!!
These pictures are amazing and truly capture the emotional connection between you too! I can’t wait to see you tomorrow!!!
Great work, Bobbi and Mike 🙂
Love each and every frame. Freckles. Braid. Sun. Farm. How Eugene smiles at her. And I LOVE how they met! Jonah and I were set up on a blind date by mutual friends, too. It does work! Happy marriage to them – They’re adorable! 🙂
RIDIC!! I say more morning sessions for sure!! The light is so amazing and everyone is not DYING!!!! Great job guys!!! These are awesome.
OMG, so beautiful!!!!!!! These two are precious!!!!
So how the heck early DO you have to get up to do a morning shoot?
HOW AWESOME! getting to shoot on a boat had to be so rad! well done!
beautiful! i love the feet shot. =)
I’d totally get up at an ungodly hour to have a shoot with that kind of light. Those lake shots are GORGEOUS.
So beautiful! Wish I could be there this weekend to celebrate with all the amazing people. Congrats Lori and Eugene!
wow – seriously that first picture… AH – MAY – ZING!!!!!!!!
Wow! So great guys! Love that light!
I love the boat photo. That’s art-worthy for sure!
LOVE the pictures! Not only do bobbi+mike get amazing light for their pictures this early in the morning…..the clients are on a bobbi+mike high allll day! 😉 🙂
I back up your morning light comment!! It’s totally worth it! (And this is coming from someone who doesn’t know the meaning of the word “nice” until at least 11 am.)
Bobbi+Mike, These photos are amazing and I LOVE the people in them! My Lori Lee is gorgeous and I must say that Eugene is looking extra handsome in these pics. Love to you and my besties Lori and Euge!
The lighting is awesome!
first image…done and DONE. wow. i think my mouth dropped open a little farther with each photo. can’t WAIT to see the wedding photos!!! 🙂
Damn. Nice work right here.
The boat shot – WOW guys WOW!
Amazing shots! I love the story about meeting Delmer.
Also, I remember you wearing your hair like that. It was really cute!