Do you like to have fun? We do, especially with our photos. We wanted something a little different than the average blog out there, so along with our super talented Blog designer we came up with a Favorites section - or "Wiebner Faves" as we like to call it. What is it you ask? more »
Well, under each photo, you will see an "I Like This" box. If you really like that image, if it tickles your fancy, or makes you laugh, or just plain old makes you smile - go ahead - check it. We know you want to. Each time that box is clicked on a photo, it adds to the running tally for that image. The top 14 favorite images on the entire blog will be shown as thumbnails in this section. Just so you can see the most popular images of all time on the blog. A little something out of the ordinary - it never hurts to be different!
Also, blog posts can be favorites. Now that we have comments available, you will see a little bar meter at the bottom left of each post. Once the meter hits a certain number of comments, its automatically promoted to a "Wiebner Fave Post". :) Something else just for fun!
Are you ready to advance your business? Education in our industry is important to us. The more photographers that are aware in the industry the better it is for everyone. Won't you join us in making our goals a reality? We participate in various workshops, seminars and speaking engagements. Listed below are various engagements - some are our own workshops, others we will be hosting or speaking at. If you wish to participate, please drop us a line or click the link to find out more info!
I find it incredibly difficult to write about us when put on "The Spot". "I need a 500 word bio about you and Joel, now!" Who can do that? How do you make your own personality shine in a few words, let alone that of two people? Well, I am going to give it my best shot. If you really want to know about US - who we really are - read the blog below. We really try to keep it updated as often as possible, and hope that our fun, casual personalities shine through in the words you read and the images we capture for our clients. The blog below is our way of communicating our lives - both personal and professional - with clients, friends, family and colleagues. We believe strongly in using words and images together to communicate our passion.
I am going to keep this short and sweet - Joel and I were meant to be together - to live, love and be happy making photographs. We were both photographers before we met over 9 years ago - we met behind a camera, and continue to feed off of that energy. We are a rock solid husband and wife team and we wouldn't want it any other way - we work together 24/7 and never tire of each other. We have had our business since November 2000, and have thrived on photographing weddings as our main photography genre since 2002. We love what we do. We like to think we look at the world in our own way - not photojournalistically, not traditionally, not artistically. Just as a Wiebner. If you like what we see, then you will like us too. Oh and don't forget to comment in the blog on our two little darlings - Haydn and Zane - they are pretty darn cute little Wiebners. Enjoy! - Rita
January 11th was a great start for weddings for 2014. January and February are usually dead for us, but with 3 weddings in December, 1 in January, 1 in February, and then multiples in March, wedding season really didn't slow down for us much this winter. We photographed Christina's sister's wedding way back in 2005, one of our favorite weddings and couples! - Liz and Rob and their families were memorable and so much fun to work with. We have worked with Christina a few times over the last few years for news interviews, as she works with a local station. We were really excited when she emailed us a few months ago and said she was planning an intimate winter wedding for her and Reid, and wanted us to be there! Although it was a short affair for us, we packed a lot of moments in, and were honored to be included.
The event was held at Cork Factory Hotel, with lots of smiles, laughs and tears. It was a day to remember!
Another engagement session in the snow! This time we didn't have active snow falling, but we did get to tromp around in a bunch of it. With Maura and Kyle's wedding coming up, they wanted to get some photos near a covered bridge to use at their wedding. They were troopers (even though we all got soaked feet) and we ended up with some great shots. Wedding day here we come! Just a few weeks away!
Gah! What's more fun than shooting an entire engagement session in a blizzard?!? Ok, well JOEL would think that, but for me who loves the warmer weather, I could think of a few more things that could be better. :) But at least Brina and Kevin were up for it! We knew snow was expected for the day of their engagement session in Baltimore, but it was still at only 50% chance that day. And on the way to Baltimore there was nothing. We pull up to Brina and Kevin's house and it literally starts snowing as we get out of the car! What are the chances? It snowed like gangbusters for their entire session and when we got back to their house at the end, it stopped snowing. How crazy! But luckily Brina and Kevin were cool with it and we got some great shots of them enjoying the snow. They sure were troopers!
Wedding No. 338: Annalisa & Jeff's Spectacular NYE Wedding Friday, February 21, 2014
December 31st was a New Year's Eve wedding like no other! A special red Vera Wang wedding dress, Skeeball, custom lighting and unique ceremony set up. What a treat! Everything was held at the Cork Factory Hotel, except for portraits, which were at various locations around Lancaster city. It was C-O-L-D, especially atop the walking bridge where Annalisa and Jeff had their first look. But they were troopers! And had a good time despite the chilly wind.
A first for us at Cork Factory, and I think a first for them period in this room, but the ceremony was set up in the round, with a custom lighting fixture created especially for this wedding by Shumaker PDT. It was gorgeous and the ceremony was beautiful! The evening ceremony was followed by cocktails and rounds of Skeeball (which Annalisa had especially for Jeff!) and then proceeded into a fun filled New Year's Eve party! Lots of laughs, dancing and mingling were capped off at the end of the night by a special photo countdown to midnight. What a party!
Some other great vendors that were a part of this awesome day:
December 14th we were hit with one of the many snowstorms of this winter so far, and although it was cold and snowy, the wedding must go on! Adrienne and Pat were married in West Chester at St. Agnes Catholic, with a reception at Penn Oaks Golf Club. We had photographed Adrienne's dad's wedding a few years ago, so already knew most of the family, and were excited to work with everyone again! We had a lot of time for portraits after the ceremony, but because it was SO cold outside, only got a few shots in the blustery outdoors. We were able to work in the back room at Iron Hill Brewery in West Chester, and made the most of it! The reception was complete with fireworks, epic dancing and good times all around. Loved working with these guys again!