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
Hey there blog followers! Just a quick note that the office will be closed starting, well, pretty much right now! until and including next Tuesday. We have a wedding tomorrow and then will be off camping in West Virgina for a few days for the Memorial Day holiday. We will return to the office on Wednesday - ready to work and with some fun pix from the weekend!
Hehe! I just had to post this cause it was so stinkin' cute! Our good friends Cat and Adi of Next Exit Photography, out in LA - just had a baby a few weeks back - baby Clara! She is sooo adorable! Anyway, I sent them a little baby care package, with a super cute onesie outfit. Cat took a photo of Clara in it and sent it to me - so here is Super Clara!
What can I say about this totally rock-a-licious wedding?!?! You may remember Angela and Kurt, from their engagement session last fall - since we had such a good time with them during that session we were really pumped up for this wedding. Especially since Angela kept telling us about all of the fun details she was going to be having. Like that fantastical color blue! Every time I looked at it during this wedding it made me think of cotton candy. The girls bouquets went with the dresses perfectly, and I just loved, loved loved the color palette!
We had some strange weather that weekend - with it pouring all day Friday, and then looking like it was going to rain all day Saturday. The Wiebner luck held out, and we didn't have any rain to ruin any of the plans. The ceremony was smooth as glass, and afterwards we went to the Ephrata Cloister for some fun pix of Angela, Kurt and their friends. In fact, just as we stepped out to start taking photos at the Cloister, the sun burst through the clouds, and the skies were blue. The first time that day! Again, the Wiebner magic came through! (Knock on wood, but we happen to have VERY good luck with weather at weddings - in the 6ish years we have been doing this, we have only had weather not go our way a handful of times!) Anyway, after some fun at the Cloister, it was off to Netherlands Inn, or should I say Historic Strasburg Inn? in Strasburg, PA. Apparently it has reverted to its original name of the Historic Strasburg Inn - fairly recently from what we found out. Angela had put on a totally glam birdcage veil for the reception, and we got a few shots of her and Kurt with it as well. We were only able to capture the beginning of the dancing before we were scheduled to leave, but we did get to see just a bit of THE MAN, DJ Freez who we found out has been doing a lot of club stuff in Miami recently. He is super talented, and if you want your reception to pulse like a dance club, he is the one to get!
We ended up doing a ton of really great portraits for Angela and Kurt's day, so those are a lot of our favorites below!
Angela was sooooo breathtaking in her dress - just gorgeous!
One of my personal faves - and this one's for Kurt, who loves dogwoods - but the bee-u-tiful Angela under this blossoming tree.
Kurt chillin a bit before we started some pix.
Man I loved those tuxes - shaa-aaarr-ppp!
Wow, it's been awhile since I have done a fun ring shot. But here is one - Angela had those little wedding tissue packets to hand out to the guests - I snagged one and went and grabbed this shot with the rings.
Joel grabbed this just before the ceremony - Angela works at a dental office, and here she is, flossing her teeth! The dentists would be proud!
Just about that time...
Those amazing, amazing bouquets!
After the ceremony, the guests were all given balloons for a balloon release!
Up, up and there they go.
I don't know why, but I just love this shot - for me, it's the guy in the background.
Over at the Cloister, basking in the sun!
Now at Strasburg Inn, don't you just love this?!? My take...
This is probably the best I have ever seen this room decorated - simply gorgeous dahling!
A little first dance action...
...Angela jokin' around with the Freez man.
Have to have the garter removal.
And finally a little dancing action!
A Garden Party with Bella and Scarlett Friday, May 16, 2008
Oh my! These two were soooooo cute! Bella and Scarlett's mom, Kim, has been following our work for awhile now (a friend of hers had her engagement photos taken by us) - and she wanted to get some Wiebner photos of her own! So after one reschedule due to rain, we finally made it to Hershey Gardens. The girls had the cutest purple matching dresses, that also matched perfectly with some of the tulips. We ran around the gardens, frolicking here and there like little butterflies. (Boy, glad Joel isn't writing this or that would have sounded really weird!) We had a little bit of rain toward the end of the session, but only a few drops and the girls actually tried catching them in their tea cups! Oh yea, we had a tea party too! Check out all of the fun!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this one!
This is our absolute favorite! We put these two in these ferns and Scarlett just made the best faces up at big sister Bella!
Oh, here we go - looking at the rain drops starting to fall...
So I wasn't here for the conversation, but I think it went something like this...
(oh, and this was via IM)
Brock: "Hey Joel"
Joel: "Yeah Brock"
Brock: "I took some cool photos at a warehouse that is getting torn down in town."
Joel: "Oh yeah? Let me see."
Brock: "Okay, here is the link, they are on my blog."
...Joel goes to view photos on blog...
Joel: "Dude, those are sweet."
Brock: "Yeah they are cool. We should do a shoot of me and Bec there sometime."
Joel: "Oh yeah? How bout tomorrow?"
Brock: "Really? Okay, yeah sure!"
So, what's missing from this conversation? The part about asking Rita and Becca if they can do it tomorrow - oh yeah that little detail!! So Joel and Brock made these plans on Monday afternoon, and Tuesday afternoon we were off to the broken down, torn down, warehouse doing yet again some photos of two of our most boring subjects. I am being sarcastic...I am laying it on thick...I hope you get that. :)
We always love photographing these two and we usually do a springtime shoot. So this year it was impromptu, last minute and unplanned. But boy did we have fun and get some great shots! We probably could have shot there all evening, and what started out to be just a quick one hour shoot turned into 2 hours...
Oh, and if you don't remember who Brock and Becca are, check out there shoot from 2007 and 2006
We started off easy...ya know...just sittin' around in a pile of rubble...
Then we went exploring some and found these two cool walls still standing.
I love this one that Joel grabbed.
And we played with some of the blocks. Brock looks like a totem pole in this shot.
Then we found all of these fun lines in the parking lot next to the warehouse. We liked playing with these!
Bec thought she was Wonder Woman!
Love this one too - saweet!
And one of the warehouses was still standing, but abandoned, so we explored it a little bit. This fire escape had a tree growing right up through it! It was really cool looking.
An urban jungle.
Inside we found more coolness that made for some killer black and white shots.
And all of these fire extinguishers were just hanging out together, so we busted up there party.
After we left the building, we were walking back to the car and found this "meadow" amidst all of the rubble.
Joel brought some souvenirs home from the shoot - he found a cool antique Pepsi can, and a Tennessee license plate of all things. Watch out, wide load coming through! (Ok, that was mean, but he's my husband, he can take it!)
And of course, one last shot of Brock as we were driving back to the studio - sporting some pretty swift shades!