We met in 2006 while working together at a small internet startup company. After years of being best friends, we started dating, and we got married 2011. Aside from getting to know our couples and their rad families, working together is our favorite part of our job. We approach almost every aspect of our business collaboratively, from writing emails to photographing to designing albums.
We both love: cooking & trying new foods, spoiling our two cats, drinking fancy (and not so fancy) beers, listening to records, going on casual hikes in beautiful West Virginia, playing video games, and watching a combination of old movies on Criterion Channel and cooking shows on Food Network. We're basically just a couple of nerds who love consuming & creating art.
What's in a name?
The Oberports is a combination of our last names - Bobby OBERlander and Emily PORTer. It started as an affectionate nickname that came about organically shortly after getting married, and now it's also our business name!
FULL TIME WV PHOTOGRAPHERS SINCE 2009
We’ve photographed over 400 weddings together all over wild & wonderful West Virginia as well as in Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, DC, Massachusetts, and beyond. We've had the honor of having four WV Weddings Magazine cover photos and we've been featured on many renowned wedding blogs.
Fall/Winter 2017 WV WeddingsAWARD
Best of West VIrginia - PeopleMAGAZINE COVER
Fall/Winter 2016 WV WeddingsFEATURE
F* Yeah Gay WeddingsFEATURE
Rock N Roll BrideAWARD
Junebug's Best of the Best Engagement PhotosAWARD
Best of WV WeddingsMAGAZINE COVER
Best of WV WeddingsAWARD
Int'l Society of Pro Wedding Photographers
ENOUGH ABOUT US
We want to hear more about YOU! Working with us is easy as pie, but first you need to get in touch with us. We'd love to know more about what you're planning, when you're planning it, and where it will be. Whether you're interested in chatting more about your wedding, your engagement shoot, family photos, senior portraits, or creative headshots - we'd love to hear from you!