Bride and groom hold each other at the end of their oak estate winery wedding


Candid, honest and MAGICALLY REAL.

I create a safe and comfortable environment for everyone. I feel like a guest with a camera, allowing the day to naturally unfold, without fabricating moments or interfering in the action.

You will be able to reflect on this very big, very special time with everything you recall, and many--SO many--moments that you never knew were happening. And THAT is the magic I create for you.

I promise to blend with your people, to gather up each and every second with grace, honour and a happy dose of humour.

Your wedding is an unforgettable celebration of the life you're building together. So you've invited your closest loved ones, the people who've been there from the beginning, for a few days of joy and connection.

These days that you so intentionally design will never happen again. So you forever want to remember, to genuinely FEEL, what your wedding was: the next chapter of your real life love story!

You want to feel what you felt. Documentary wedding photography will take you there.

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I'm Bobbi


Photographs for people who value photos they can feel.

Your wedding will not stop when the camera comes out.

You and your loved ones are going to keep celebrating every damn second. And I'm going to photograph how that felt.

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"Oh my god. We finally (finally!) looked at these photos last night ... we had this crazy mental block when it came to looking at them!

I think that we just had these incredible personal memories about the night, that for some reason we were a little bit afraid to 'see' from someone else's (your) perspective, lest they clash or change or sooooomething like that... We FINALLY looked at these photos last night, for the first time.

And we laughed and cried and told stories and remembered little moments that we had forgotten... we partied together drinking some of our wedding scotch and looking at pictures of our incredible wedding and had amazing sex.

Bobbi, THANK YOU so much for these absolutely priceless keepsakes. We will be looking at these when we're 80 years old.

You are an exceptional, master shooter. Your view of our wedding is so intimate, and it somehow perfectly captures what was so important to us. There are so many standouts, but the overall VIBE and STORY is fucking incredible. I don't even know what to say."

-Rio & Danny

bride and groom celebrate at blaylock mansion wedding near nelson bc

documentary Wedding photography for people who want to FEEL what they FELT.

you know what you want:

The whole story, from beginning to end, till death do you part.

British Columbia & Worldwide

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"PERFECT" and "PRETTY" are BORING. And you... you are not boring.


I'm a wedding photojournalist of REAL LIFE love stories, a seeker of the overlooked, and a sucker for dry wit.

I’ve been a documentary wedding photographer for over a decade, photographing real connections for over 250 wedding couples with questionable grace and a serious dose of laughter.

You are deeply in love with the weird, wild, and unconventional. and You know your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of each other, and all the people who played a part in who you are. You relish the crazy adventure that love is, and you want to sink your teeth into every second of it.

wedding revellers celebrate late into the night at their whitehorse wedding

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.

What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.

-Aaron Siskind

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here's what happens next.

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Fill out the contact form.

If you're struck by what the couples in my documentary wedding photographs experience, let's talk about how we can do the same for you. Fill out the questions on my contact form--this helps us both to understand what your priorities are and whether we'll be the perfect fit. Then, I'll respond within a day and we will set up a time to meet online. In our first meeting, we'll get to know one another. We'll talk about your vision, your priorities, and the experience you want to have for your wedding.


bride and groom embrace for their engagement photos at waterton lakes national park

Collections tailored to you.

Do you love the idea of documentary wedding photography, where the story of your wedding day naturally unfolds without me intervening and orchestrating moments? Can you envision spending your entire wedding day with me? If so, I create a custom proposal for you, outlining several collections that fit your priorities, and you pick the one you love most. Then we sign the contract, and we're official!


The best day ever.

bride and groom on bouncy balls at their british columbia wedding

Leading up to your wedding, we'll meet several times to go over your schedule, any concerns you have, and anything you're excited about. If you include a connection session with your collection, we'll do those in time for you to have the photos for your guest book or wedding website.

When your wedding day finally arrives, I already feel like a friend. I'll join you and your loved ones, and make hundreds of photos for you, so you can forever feel what you felt: all the waves of emotion, all the love, joy, and connection you share together and with your people.


Bobbi is all about the feels.

You really captured the feels of the celebration. Not to mention the relaxing the day after. Thank you for being as good as you are. We have such wonderful memories of the day and these feelings are superbly echoed in your work. I would not hesitate to recommend you as a exceptional photographer for any important event.

-Kathryn & Zan

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Photos you can feel.

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"Bobbi was amazing to work with and blew our expectations out of the water!"

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Bobbi has a knack for capturing real moments. Honest, raw, emotional photography. We were also very drawn to the vibrancy of her colour photos and classic beauty of her black and white photos. Our gallery is full of the most beautiful photos we could have ever imagined, well composed and creative. We relive every moment when we look at them.

Bobbi was unbelievably supportive and flexible throughout it all. We would and will invest in her again and again and again!

Cherie & Norm

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... about you.

Your loves, your dreams, your future, and how you can forever have those moments at your fingertips.


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