Because she’s been in the wedding industry for many years, she has lots of tips, tricks, suggestions, and the like! They all add up to her goal of making wedding photos best capture a couple’s day. After all, you don’t want the photos to look like someone else or to have a style that doesn’t fully reflect their personalities or the flavor of the day.
For those who have worked alongside Bobbi, or for her couples, everyone will tell you that she brings 100% forth when she has the honor of capturing a wedding day. Her funny noises for kids and dogs are just one example! Her gifts with kids and dogs is legendary I’m not kidding you!!
“While some parts of wedding planning can be stressful (like budgeting and family disagreements), others are super-exciting. For most couples, picking a photographer to capture the special day is a fun experience, since you can browse through websites, poll your friends for their advice, and ultimately, pick someone who will make you feel comfortable. And, of course, take images you’ll treasure for a lifetime.”
Bobbi’s full response:
1: When first meeting the couple for engagement photos, I share with them that no matter what happens in the next half hour, there will be no laugh-out-loud moments that result in that ugly laugh cry face. At this point, I am standing in front of them and ready to immediately capture that ice breaker expression. These are often some of the most favorite images from the session.
2: After getting the couple warmed up in from of the camera with some simple standing in one spot poses, it’s time to go to the next level, moving photos poses, so asking the couple to hold hands and walk towards me, and as they walk, they bump their hips together, like the old disco dance craze, the most genuine expression of joy happens.
3: When kids and dogs are at the wedding, a loud clicking noise I make from one side of my cheek always gets everyone’s attention, including the adults, and then I follow it up with another clicking sound while saying, “ok now for the big kids turn.”
Note from the Editor aka the big kid: Everyone loves Bobbi’s warm and engaging style! She makes everyone genuinely happy & relaxed. Of course, that is truly what makes wonderful photographs that capture memories.