I speak to help wedding pros to believe in a CEO mindset, choose abundance over fear, build perseverance, and embrace what makes them FABBO (unique, special, & remarkable).

Whether it’s behind the camera or in front of an audience, I’m a storyteller at heart.

I’m 40 years into a wedding-industry career and I still wake up every morning with a passion for this industry.

Now, I’m on a mission to inspire wedding pros to show up in their business, stay connected to their why, share their struggles and their wins so they feel confident telling their own story.

With me on stage, there will be plenty of “aha” moments, mixed with some laughs. Maybe even tears (I’ve seen this happen from time to time). But either way, your audience will walk away re-energized and empowered to show up authentically every day to run their business from a place of purpose.

Motivate Your Audience to Bet on Themselves So They Can Build a Wedding-Industry Career They Love & Their Clients Love More 

I’m also a Storytelling Destination Wedding Photographer, & Diet Mountain Dew Addict.

Hi,I'm bobbi!

Motivational speaker, event emcee+ moderator, wedding-industry coach + educator

I’ll motivate your audience to take action and believe they have what it takes to thrive in our competitive industry.


As a gay woman, no one told me I could dive head-first into a male-dominated photography career. In fact, I got used to hearing the words “you can’t do it."

I knew I wanted to leave the industry better than I entered it, so I had to pave the path on my own.

Now, my goal is to motivate wedding pros to build a profitable, purposeful, and inclusive business. All while reminding them they are the secret sauce to success and that there’s room at the table for everyone.

To help them unapologetically show up, share their story, and bring their own damn chair if they have to.

Because here’s the thing…

The number one reason why wedding pros become stagnant in their career is they become bogged down by the “should do’s” of running a business. The stress and high-expectations of entrepreneurship in the wedding industry weigh heavy on their shoulders. They lose their passion, stop dreaming big, and believe the lie of not being good enough.

Mindset, purpose, and self-confidence are how we can bust through the ceiling of imposter syndrome and keep them moving forward.

Let’s empower your audience to create a career that they not only love and are proud of but also one that their clients love and will support even more for years to come.

Why Choose Me?

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Workshops+roundtables
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Ways to Collaborate

Most Requested Topics

BEt ON YOURSELF AND REMEMBER WHY YOU STARTEd

The biggest roadblock I see wedding professionals struggle with is confidence. Knowing and believing they have what it takes to thrive in a competitive industry. In this session, I inspire wedding pros to look inward and remember why they started as motivation so they can ditch the fear and walk in abundance. 

Perfect for: Any sized group. Wedding professionals early in their career struggling with clarity and confidence.
Length: 45 Minutes

BUILD A PROFITABLE AND PURPOSEFUL WEDDING CAREER BY BEING YOUR AUTHENTIC FABBO SELF 

Being in the industry for over 40 years, I discovered the mindset shifts I needed to see my business from a way to earn a paycheck, to the driving force that fulfills my life-long purpose. In this session, I’ll shift your mindset to realize you don’t have to choose between a profitable or purposeful wedding industry career— you can have both.

Perfect for: Medium to large groups. Wedding professionals 5-7 years in the industry burnt out and eager to work from a place of purpose and passion.
Length: 45 minutes

WHAT TO DO WHEN Sh#T COMES KNOCKING

Oh and trust me, sh#t will come knocking. Divorce, a death in the family, a global pandemic (hello Corona!), you name it. It’s crucial to build a mindset that expects the unexpected and have a gameplan to get you through it. In this session, I discuss the perspective and solutions you need to stay focused, keep your feet on the ground, and keep moving forward. 

Perfect for: Any sized group. Wedding professionals who want to build courage and perseverance for any difficult situation.
Length: 45 minutes

HOW TO BE INCLUSIVE: SERVING LGBTQ+ CLIENTS & SHAPING WEDDING INDUSTRY CULTURE

Build a community of love and acceptance for your clients, your colleagues, and beyond. In this session, I explore how wedding pros can cultivate inclusivity in their business through sharing everyone’s love story. There’s no precedent for a movement like this, so come with your questions and let’s create a new history together.
 
Perfect for: Small intimate groups. Diversity-driven wedding professionals
Length: 45 minutes

I’m always open for new topics designed to motivate your audience to BE even more FABBO. Reach out to discuss specific ideas for your next event.

Presentations, Panels & Workshops I've Done


Sasha Souza

Podcasts I’ve Been On

The Profitable Photograpther

15 minute marketing with GT

Double a solutions

Curators Club

Bokeh Podcast

— Kathy - Rekindle Communications

The moment I heard Bobbi speak, I knew she was different from other speakers. She comes from a place of love, authenticity, and raw compassion. Her content isn’t just tacky “you can do it!” motivation. She helps you shift the perspective to learning what it means to find your purpose, embrace your purpose, and translate that purpose into every area of your life including business, so you can take intentional action.

— Brittany - Photography by Brittany

BOBBI!! I just want to say THANK YOU for all of the knowledge you drop. I have been mined blown listening to everything you have to share. I’ve learned so much! Thank You!!!

— Brooke - DJ

Bobbi, you are such an inspiration with the way you led the room. Especially at the end with those few that really opened up and shared their hearts & who was getting emotional. When you said we have all been there and will be again over our careers so you are not alone in your struggle! It’s such a gift that you know just the questions to ask to help others open up and be heard and you genuinely are a wedding pro cheerleader. I just wanted to give credit where credit’s due. I'm so grateful I attended today as you said we are exactly where we are supposed to be!

— Amy

Hi Bobbi. I am listening to you right now on Clubhouse and you are FANTASTIC!!! I have heard you speak in other rooms and when I log on and see you are in the room and get very excited. You are a gem, thank you for your inspiration

— Brenda - Planner

Bobbi you are so incredible. You have an amazing presence and I thank you for your voice. I love it when you get to the core of people to open up and share who they are, and why they do, and how you explain why this is so important for us to do so that clients trust us and invest with us and we then believe in ourselves. Thank you for reminding me that I am braver than I think 

— Terry - Venue Owner

I know understand the value of sharing my story, all of it the struggles or knee scrapes as you say, as well as the times I got up and started over, hearing others also have gone through this, made me feel like I actually the CEO of my biz and I will now share my story and be proud of the journey I am on, especially the stumbles as you have shown me they a vital part of having that abundance mindset.

— Kara S - Catering Sales Manager

I was a fortunate attendee to the Vendor Awards and tried to find you after the event to introduce myself and just give thanks to you and your wonderful words about the industry. The things you said just resonated deeply to me and I was wanting to express that and was hopeful to add you to my very small but growing list of women I would love in my corner. 
Thank you for a wonderful evening of emceeing, you were very eloquent and moving!  I hope to chat or meet you soon!

— Angela H - Memorable Events by Angela + Co

Thank you again soooo much for everything you have done and continue to do for the event industry, and for being overall super fabbo in general. I could not think of a better emcee to make us laugh and recall that we are all needed and have a role on the wedding day. More importantly, making ALL OF US feel like winners all night and adding something personal about each presenter and nominee just solidified that when you ask us to share our story you listen, and therefore when you share it others have now heard our stories too! 

How Authenticity Books Clients

association of bridal consultants- heartland

Serving LGBTQ+ Couples

Golden isles wedding association

The Value of Being Authentic

Myrtle Beach Wedding Photographers

Identifying Your Right Client

Charleston Wedding professionals

Seen At

The knot workshop
savannah + miami

Pro Panel

Indianapolis Wedding Professionals

State of the Industry

 Catersource Miami

 St Augustine Wedding Professionals 

 WPGA Nashville Retreat

PowerHouse Elevated Workshop Boston

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Storytelling destination wedding photographer and motivational speaker Bobbi Brinkman motivates wedding professionals to bet on themselves so they can build a wedding-industry career they love & their clients love more.

Whether it’s captivating audiences on a stage or 1:1 Coaching Fabbo-Chats, Bobbi's "you can do this" approach helps wedding pros serve with intention and build a CEO mindset. 

Her mantra in business and in life is to BE FABBO, which means to be yourself, lead with kindness and know that what you do matters She believes every wedding pro has what it takes to make an impact in our industry by being their FABBO self. When she’s not coaching wedding pros or documenting weddings across the country, Bobbi enjoys spending time with her wife Tina, their Sassy Shorkiepoo Ellie Joy, and of course with a Diet Mountain Dew in hand.  

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Storytelling destination wedding photographer and motivational speaker Bobbi Brinkman motivates wedding professionals to bet on themselves so they can build a wedding-industry career they love & their clients love more.

Bobbi spent the last 40 years creating a purposeful & inclusive wedding-photography career, and is currently most passionate about motivating wedding professionals to believe in themselves so they can create a purposeful career in their own lives. 

Whether it’s captivating audiences on a stage or 1:1 Coaching Fabbo-Chats, Bobbi's "you can do this" approach helps wedding pros serve with intention and build a CEO mindset. 

Bobbi also hosts the Be Fabbo Podcast—episodes full of motivation and candid conversations that speak to the hard truth of building a purposeful wedding career.

Her mantra in business and in life is to BE FABBO, which means to be yourself, lead with kindness and know that what you do matters. She believes every wedding pro has what it takes to make an impact in our industry by being their FABBO self. 

When she’s not mentoring wedding pros or documenting weddings across the country, Bobbi enjoys spending time with her wife Tina, their Sassy Shorkiepoo Ellie Joy, and of course with a Diet Mountain Dew in hand.  

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