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
Yay for beach babies! At the end of May we photographed the Beach Teeny Weeny Wiebs sessions - these kids were so cute in their swimsuits! We had about 75 beachballs filling the studio for some fun and play, the kids had a blast. Kids came in prepared with their swimming trunks, bikinis, towels, goggles and more and were ready and willing for us to shoot them having fun. Let's see what these little ones got in to...
O Where, O Where, Have Teeny Weeny Wieb Portrait Sessions Gone? Monday, April 19, 2010
So how cute, are these cutie patooties?? Can I say cute again! Ok, before I get sickenly sweet like sugary frosting, let's talk about what's up with the Teeny Weeny sessions first...
So if you have been following us lately, you may have noticed we haven't been shooting our Teeny Weeny Wiebs sessions on a monthly basis like we were last year. (If you have NO CLUE what a Teeny Weeny Wiebs sessions is, check out this post from our First Teeny Weeny session to get the basic gist.)
Several reasons for that, but the main one is that these sessions are a super ton of work (and we have had a big increase in our workload with our lifestyle portrait sessions and weddings), so we have decided to do them only every 2-3 months. We will still be tying them into First Fridays and taking donations for charities, for the off months (when we don't have Teeny Weeny sessions), we will be showing off our personal work in the gallery for First Friday. Of course we are chock full of ideas for the Teeny Weeny sessions and are really excited to continue doing them. The next day of sessions will be on Wednesday, May 26th, and we will be emailing out the theme towards the end of next week after we get back from Texas. Also, we have some changes to how Teeny Weeny sessions will work, so pay attention to the email newsletter when you get it!
If you aren't on our email Newsletter list - what are you waiting for? Email us to get in the know! (Sorry photographers, we love you, but the email newsletter is for clients or other parties interested in using our photography services.)
Now, on to the sessions we did for Valentine's Day - we did a play on "Love Letters" as you can see. I think all of the kids got a kick out of the ideas, and we loved shooting them!
Layla was determined to find something in our mailbox, and when she didn't she put something in it!
Logan was lovin' life!
Pierce and William really had a blast. William thought he could actually crawl in the mailbox - part of him fit at least!
Charlotte and Ava were SO diva in their Valentine's dresses their mom made for them.
Carson and Brandon were trying their best to keep these letters up high - I think they succeeded.
Pierce was a little shy and held on to that heart for dear life. He warmed up a little bit, and we got some fun shots for mom.
Ok, one of my all-time favorite Teeny Weeny images ever! :) Griffin is the brand new little bundle of one of our couples, Lori and Mike, and boy did he have fun in that mailbox!
Brynn was one of the happiest babies I have seen in a long time - she had a smile on from the moment she walked in the door to the second she left. She screamed and smiled and screamed and smiled... :)
Halloween Mini Sessions in the Studio Thursday, January 7, 2010
Ok, so I know it's January and I know I'm horrible, but yes, here are some Halloween pictures to look at! :) I think you all know we were super swamped from the end of October right up until Christmas. We just didn't have a second to breathe! So I was pretty delayed in getting everything up, including these super-cute photos from our first ever Halloween mini-sessions! The session was just a quick 5-10 minute session, and included a 5x7 print with the session fee. (Additional orders could be made as well.) We didn't get quite as many sign ups as we hoped for, but since this was our first year doing it we attributed it to that. We are hoping for a big response for this year!
Better late than never, but October's Teeny Weeny Wiebs sessions are finally on the blog! I have to say this has been probably my favorite Teeny Weeny session so far - I just love our set, and what's better than kids in their comfy jammies? Our favorite photos from the sessions (shown below) were hung in our gallery/studio here in Lancaster for November's First Friday (November 6th). Our charity for that night (which was suggested by one of our awesome TWW moms, thanks Carrie!) was Project Linus - we raised nearly $400 for this organization! And the winner of our voting was our first image below - Grant! His lucky parents will get to keep the fine art print that is hanging in our studio.
In case you don't know what Teeny Weeny Wiebs are: Each month we will pick one day to do "mini shoots" that are themed. The shoots will last only 15 minutes each and only cost $25 for the session! Joel and I will be coming up with fun new ideas for the themes each month. Some of the sessions will be for kids, some for pets, some for adults - some for all ages! Yes, we are doing this each and every month! As an added twist to our Teeny Weeny sessions - we will be picking our favorite image from each session and displaying them in our gallery on First Friday each month. We will be using the photos to help raise money for a different charity each month. Here's the deal: Come in on First Friday and vote for your favorite Teeny Weeny image. You can vote by placing a monetary donation in a bucket under your favorite print. All of the money we collect in the buckets will go to charity, and the image that collects the most money wins! The client will receive the print for free that collects the most donations.
If you are interested in future Teeny Weeny Wiebs session - please send us an EMAIL to get more info! The spots go quick! We photographed Christmas Teeny Weeny sessions in November, but will not be doing Teeny Weeny sessions in December - we are taking the month off! No worries, they will be back for January. January 27th we will be doing a Valentine's Day theme, so sign up now!
Here's Grant's winning photo, doesn't he look like he is up to trouble?
Here's baby Jonathan! His hair and expression just kill me!
Layla was showing off this Halloween book, I think she was excited for Halloween to get here!
Layla's little bro, Logan, was having some pillow fun.
Miss Samantha fit the theme perfectly - she even looks sleepy! :)
Alayna was a sweetie and looks like she is pointing out all of the stars.
Oh Riley! Riley was determined to get into trouble, look at the concentration on that face! :)
Bronson was a jolly little guy!
Collin and Ryan were into the monsters and dinosaurs - rawr!
This one made the front window :)
Madeleine was a little shy at first, but then mom got her to warm up!
Pierce and William were sportin their bedtime diaper and undies, and were having some fun looking at all of our books.
William is such a cutie! This made the front window too.
This seems the model shot of our theme, Elliott and Landis were like this for the first 2 minutes, we grabbed some shots like this, and then they were monkeys climbing all over!
Abbi was a sweet little baby!
Oh George! George was a bundle of energy all over the studio!
And then there was George's sister Miss Sophia - doesn't she look annoyed with her big brother?
And we know these 3 very well - Sebastian, Oliver and Vivian - they go to school with our boys. They were so fun!
Time for the big kids to play! Karin brought all of her co-workers in and had a big pillow fight. We had feathers EVERYWHERE!
Who can forget Miss Lily? I loved her froggy jammies.
And Lily was getting some serious air in this shot, so she made the front window too. :)
Christmas Teeny Weeny sessions - sign up quick! Friday, November 13, 2009
It's here! Christmas time is fast approaching, and our Teeny Weeny Wiebs for November will be Christmas themed! Think twinkling lights, present boxes to play in, maybe a Christmas tree, and lots of Christmas music filling the studio. We love Christmas! Come get your little ones photographed during our 15 minutes mini sessions and get some fabulous photos to give as gifts for Christmas. Send us an EMAIL or give us a call to sign up!
We made our first announcement for these sessions in our newsletter & Facebook Fan Page yesterday and sold out November 18th in just a few hours! Today I opened up the afternoon of November 20th and sold that out too! We have decided to open an unprecedented 3rd day of these Christmas sessions on November 30th. This will be the last day we will have for these, so get them while you can.
If you aren't familiar with our Teeny Weeny Sessions, here's how it works:
The sessions are 15 minute sessions - "mini" sessions. We hold them one day each month, and each month we have a different theme for the shoot. The fee for the Teeny Weeny sessions is $25/session - all photographs from the session will be centered around the theme of the month. We typically proof between 10 and 15 images from each individual session.
As an added feature - each First Friday we do a "gallery show" of the Teeny Weeny sessions from that month. We print one fine art print from each session, and hang it for display in our gallery/studio. If you come out on First Friday, you also can vote for your favorite Teeny Weeny image - by placing a monetary donation in a can under your favorite print. The print that receives the most donations wins! The family will get to keep that print ($150 value). Also, all of the money that is collected will go to a local charity.
After the First Friday "unveiling" of our favorite images, we also schedule a time for you to come in to the studio and view the remainder of the images from your session. You can order any prints or products you would like to at your viewing session.