Katie and friends at the Dunes 🙂
While Mandy was doing her thing…
Then they got ready together in their hotel room 🙂
I couldn't resist these HOT shoes!!!!!! Talk about "something blue" !!!!!
Katie helping Mandy button the buttons 🙂
I walked in the basement of their ceremony site and noticed a bunch of Lego's. I started pulling them apart and looking for only their wedding colors… from there I built this little Lego blue/black/white/cream uhm… thing. People were looking at me like I was nuts… then they saw that I was on a mission! 😀
They got married in an Art Center 🙂
The bridal party 🙂
We went on a quick photo expedition and found some really fun photo spots 🙂 Everything that you see here was within a 2 block radius of the art center.
I LOOOOOOOVED THIS!
Yes yes yes… We found an abandoned car.
Mandy and Katie… WOWZERS to your GORGEOUSNESS!!!!!!
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. Mandy and Katie have been together for ten years… TEN YEARS, I would say that they've already proven that they truly are committed 🙂 However… their ceremony really cemented that commitment both to their friends, family and even themselves. It was such an emotional thing to witness… and we loved every second.
They met at Ball State 😀 The person who officiated their ceremony was their professor. So, she's known them since the beginning of their relationship… no one could have been more perfect to preside over such an important event. Wow… what a awesome day!
Mandy did an amazing job of putting it all together. Every detail was planned to a T… and it all looked AMAZING!
Katie, along with her bridesmaids and Mandy's brother, on the morning of their ceremony… went to the famous Indiana Dunes. 😀 How unique is THAT for the morning of your big day?! They climbed up the Dune. They climbed down the Dune. They admired the Dune. They put their feet in the water. They washed the Dune off their feet. They went home. 😀
Right after the ceremony we scooted out to get some photos of the bridal party and the two brides 😉 After about 10 minutes… it VERY quickly went from sunny to cloudy. At first we were excited… the temperature dropped 10° . YAHOOOOO!!!!! Mike looked up… and noticed what appeared to be a storm forming
RIGHT over us… and THAT explains the cool breeze!!!! 😀 So… the bridal party headed in while Mandy, Katie, Mike and I worked it out PRONTO! Towards the end of that time… it was OH SO windy… dust flying everywhere. After all… we were RIGHT next to the Dunes! We got them all done in about fifteen minutes and as SOON as we got inside… it started POURING! ((WHEW)) CLOOOOOOOSE CALL!
Their friends/family were so awesome! Mandy's mom was one of the sweetest, most hospitable women we've ever EVER met! The second we walked into her house, she was handing us food and drinks. She did an awesome job of making us all feel so welcome.
Of all of the Indiana photographer blogs that I follow… I cannot think of ever seeing a same sex ceremony featured. Please correct me if I'm wrong. It was exciting to know that we were photographing something that is quite rare here in the Midwest. 😀
Thank you SOOOO much for EVERYTHING!!!! It was perfect in every way!
Love love love,
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All right! We've got some slideshow love for everyone! Click here! User name is Mandy's last name, and the password is Katie's last name all in lower case. your browser may ask you to input the info twice the first time.
Also, Mandy and Katie have their full gallery viewable by clicking here 🙂 The event key is Katie's last name. Enjoy!
I don't mean to intimidate you all with my guns… but I had to take my jacket off so that Mandy could lay on it 🙂
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I can see it now…the shoe shot with the lego shot in-between the shot you took while intimidating us with your guns. Lovely!
huh? I’m confused!
Love this. LOVED the pic between the two windows with the molding….GORGEOUS. Beautiful setting, beautiful wedding, beautiful couple. Congrats Mandy and Katie!
Yaaay, Mandy & Katie! I love it! And thank you for showing us the behind-the-scenes magic-making. I would be intimidated to have you standing over me like that, but then again, that’s probably why I’m always behind the camera. (:
Intimidated?! I’m far from scary… I’ll prove it, let me photo you!
And Tasha… I MISS YOU! 🙁
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THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! We love them! You two made our day even more special; thanks for being a part of it and thanks for the beautiful pictures. We can’t wait to see the rest of them!
Beautiful pictures and a beautiful ceremony!
Pow-pow-poof-poof (or how do you make a blowing out the smoke sound)? Your guns are awesome (so are the pics, btw.). Perhaps you and Mikey could get together for a little “gun smoke” action one day, and really show off the arsenal? Or have I over stepped my bounds as a first-time-commenter? 🙂
And I have to admit – of the photographer blogs from the midwest that I’ve perused over the year (you all are the only ones in my bloglines!), I’ve rarely (if ever) seen a same-sex wedding shoot. Or a same-sex “engagement” shoot. Or a same-sex family shoot. So, thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing it (even though I have no idea who the couple are)!! The pics and brides are all gorgeous.
Looking forward to our little family shoot in August. I. Can’t. Wait.
these are awesome! serisoulsy? the last shot of the curved wall with them standing on the faaaarrrrr right edge. fugedaboutit!! amazing! and how cool are all the nooks and cranies you guys found?
oops, forgot to say that that might be one of the coolest ring shots ever! duh 🙂
Just like every time you post.
Love, love love the abandoned car shot. Mandy and Katie – you guys rock!
Bang, bang, mutha-trucka. You brought out your big guns for this wedding! I know that was cheesy, but the pictures ROCK!
oh my- that abandoned car is so freakin AWESOME!!!! I love the double door shots. really really great work as usual you two. 🙂
Oh wow! I love #15 and the one in the art gallery! What a beautiful set!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the shoes and the one in the field and the legos…!
Definitely pulling out the big 5d guns….hahah I love it and the photos two.
Bobbi (+Mike) YOU ROCK! That first shot of them in the grass…wow!! You can totally see how in love they are, you are so good at capturing that. I love this wedding, it looked so awesome!
“…the guns”! ROTFLMAO!!!!!!…priceless 😀
Great job Bobbi & Mike. I can’t wait to see the rest. You guys take awesome pics and you were totally fun! The one of Mandy & Katie laying down is my fav out of these. Mandy is gorgeous!!!! Love you Mandy & Katie!
AWW you guys rock! Beautiful as always:) I hope you enjoyed my town… it has some cute spots!
You two take wonderfully beautiful photos. And I cannot BELIEVE you are in Indiana!! That rocks because I am from IN and have been searching for a pair of photographers to (someday!) do my same sex engagement/wedding photos as well. I am definitely keeping you bookmarked! My favorites from this wedding are the first one in the field and the one of the two brides in the seperate doorways. The colors are amazing and the scenery is completely gorgeous. Thank you for this!! I’m crazy happy now!! 🙂
Bravo on the beautiful images, Bobbi and Mike, and more importantly, bravo Mandy and Katie on your commitment to one another.
Wonderful job with this wedding! You can realllly see the connection between these two.
I want tickets to the gun show!! BANG BANG!!
Great job with the wedding you two. I love the one of them laying down.
Nice work you guys!
you betta watch out for the guns, they’ll git cha!! lego ring shot. KICKS @$$!!!! lovin the dunes!!! mclovin it!
Awww, I just love that for so many reasons. 🙂
I love this post.
I’m a wedding photographer, but very new, here in Michigan City, My first commitment ceremony is in a few weeks. Yours is the first blog post I’ve seen for a same-sex wedding in Indiana as well. I’m sure they’re happening, especially in a progressive, liberal town like Michigan City. I’d love to do more.
I’m a member at the art center, shooting a wedding there in a few weeks, and enjoyed your post. I lurk your blog and love it. Just wanted to comment, thanks!
That shot with the front of the abandoned Buick…oh myyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
L O V E D it!
I thought you guys had done a same sex couple before? Maybe it wasn’t a ceremony though, but you’re right, it’s just not something you see much of around here. Which is really too bad, because love is love! You guys did a great job as always, and I’m totally jealous that you just stumbled upon such an awesome abandoned car!
Sarah… yes yes yes, we photo’d their engagement session. This is the first commitment ceremony I’d seen. 🙂
um those shoes, and the leggos are freaking fantastic!!!
These are fabulous … what a wonderful couple … you can definitely feel the love in these pics. Great job you two!!
Thank you bobbi and mike for capturing the beauty of deep, committed love. Aren’t our 2 girls wonderful?! Can’t wait to call you for baby pics!
I havent been here in a while. man such good work. i always get inspired comming to your blog. have a great day guys!!!
AAAHHHHHH!!! (screaming with excitement) You were in my hometown Michigan City! I. Am. In. LOVE. (I’ve been in love but it’s more deeper now)