Most of us have a bucket list, right? At least… most of us have one since that awesome movie came out, right?
On my bucket list (that I wrote out two-ish years ago), was to have a feature article about our business in Rangefinder magazine. Why Rangefinder? Well… I have a few reasons. 1) it was the first photography magazine that I subscribed to. 2. It’s one of the largest circulation photography magazines in the country and is also the sponsor of WPPI. and 3) Almost every photographer I know subscribes.
When, back in November, I got an email from Rangefinder’s Features editor that said this, “We’ve been hearing great things about you two and are wondering if you would be open to a feature article in January issue of Rangefinder magazine talking about yourselves and your work”… I was speechless… absolutely speechless. After the first five minutes of picking my jaw up off of the ground I shouted, “WOULD WE?! ABSO-FREAKING-LUTELY!” Mike came running in… “what are you shouting about in here weirdo?!” I showed him the email… he gave me the biggest and best hug ever as I was wiping the tears from my face.
Drama queen? Probably. But I’ll say this… this is, for us, our biggest photography-related accomplishment to date.
Now, I’m not trying to sound all braggy… I promise you I’m not… but, again, this is a really proud moment for us. 🙂
When it came in the mail… I could hardly contain myself!
And then my ingrate self saw the title and font. WHAT?! CURLZZZZ?! REEEEEEALLY??!!!?! CURLZ?!!!? Before I was a professional photographer, I was a graphic designer… and every designer has fonts they despise… most of which we all share. ie. Comic Sans, Papyrus, Curlz, Bradley Hand, Marker Felt, Kristen ITC, Sand, etc. So when I saw that our article was titled “Bobbi + Mike = 4Ever” in a font I didn’t love… I wasn’t nearly as excited. Yes, YES… YES! I’m the definition of dramatic. After a few day of the dramatics and shock wearing off… It hit me… there we were, IN RANGEFINDER!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Then I showed my mom, she cried too, “Mike and Bobbi… this is your story… and it’s just awesomel!” For those that are subscribers and want to read it, it’s on pages 28-38… with a few ads sprinkled in. I sent them 50+ photos for them to choose from. When Addi’s cuteness made the cut, I couldn’t WAIT to tell Ryan. It’s my favorite part of the whole article.
Friends… I cannot thank you enough for all of your support and love over the years. I won’t lie… this career has been quite the roller coaster. But these amazing moments make all of the hard work worth it.
Thank you thank you thank you.
Much love friends!
~bobbi+mike ❗ + ❓
::EDITED TO ADD:: For those that aren’t Rangefinder subscribers, you can download and read the article here.
PS. because this is a “subscriber only” magazine and our families are DYING for a copy (my G-ma has a copy of 3 of the Digital Photo Pro’s with Mpix Pro’s ad featuring us laying out as a coffee table book… I’m SO not kidding you right now)… would any of you be willing to mail us yours when you’re done reading it? If so, we would REALLY appreciate it! We can send you a self addressed, ready to mail envelope if you’d be so kind! 😀 email hello at bobbiandmike.com if you’re willing 🙂