Old couple walks past honeymoon suite at Bull River Guest Ranch Wedding


My work focuses on human interaction and how our relationships define who we are and what we value. My work illustrates the authentic, real life moments that describe the universal experiences we share. I have been recognized with awards from a wide variety of international photography organizations, but the greatest accolade I can receive is being there for a family as they grow.

You, your kids, their kids…. you will all learn about your family, your values, and who you are, when you hold these memories in your hands.

Serving Nelson BC and beyond, I have been a documentary wedding and family photographer for over a decade.

Real life is the best adventure.

Your photos are how you will remember it.

Two brides exchanging rings

Wedding Collections

You want soak up every second of your wedding day with the people you love, and you want to remember that second whenever you look at your photos.

You want the whole day to be honest and amazing, and you don’t want to worry about missing a thing.

These are the memories that you’ll hang on your walls and smile at everyday, hug to your chest when you miss someone, and savour in albums for future generations to find.


Hourly coverage

Keepsake Slideshow

Digital files for print

Connection Session

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Kootenay family photography photo of two kids in a kayak on kootenay lake by nelson bc photographer bobbi barbarich

Family Collections

For photos that are less about the photo, and more about the family. You want photographs that are real, that describe who you are and what you value.

You want to soak up the fleeting moments you have with your family, and you want to feel that moment whenever you look at your photos.

These are the photos that you’ll hang in on your walls, put on top of caskets, hug to your chest, and leave in boxes for grandkids to find.


Keepsake Slideshow

4x6-sized digital files

Print Gallery

Sessions start at 3 hrs

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Kind Words...

Woman holds baby just after giving birth at Kootenay lake Hospital  by Nelson bc photographer Bobbi Barbarich
Bride and groom look up at the sky as confetti rains down after their Georama Growers wedding ceremony
Bride and groom cry during vows at vallican whole community centre wedding

Bobbi captured our wedding in the most incredible way. Every time I look at a photo I’m brought back to that day. We really wanted a more candid style, pictures that made you feel like you were there again, and she did the most amazing job! It was exactly the things we were looking for and all the things we didn’t know we wanted.... I don’t know how she does it but she does!

From incredible engagement photos where it felt as though we had known her our whole lives, to her being at our wedding and just seeming as though she was one of our closest friends - we could not have asked for a better photographer. If you want a photographer who seamlessly fits into your wedding, and makes all of your guests feel comfortable enough to dance their hearts out with a camera constantly on them - choose Bobbi. She is incredible and we feel so fortunate to have had her capture our day for us.

Bobbi has the natural ability to capture seemingly typical moments that you wouldn't have even thought were special at the time. Not until you see them in print yourself - through your very own (often unexpected!) tears - do you then realize that they were absolutely monumental to your memory of that moment in time. When Bobbi is photographing you and your family, you don't even realize that she is there. This is a beautiful representation of not only how discreet she is, but also speaks to how comfortable you feel in her presence.

--Brittany & Mike

--Erica & Tim

--Sally, Chris, Monroe & Hudson

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Wedding couple on the shore of slocan river, enjoying champagne at their kootenay wedding

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We can talk about every single detail to help you make sure that I'm the right fit for your day, or your family. I honestly look forward to meeting you. Wedding Collections start at 4250, families at 900.

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