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
If you haven't seen enough of Jen and Mike this week, there's more in store. Last night we had a totally rockin' time with them doing some after wedding portraits. The post wedding session is a session we offer for any of our couples (or any other couples that love our work!) - after the wedding. It could be the day after the wedding, the week after, or heck years after. Why not just do portraits on the wedding day? As you saw with Jen and Mike's wedding, we actually did quite a few. The post wedding session is great for several reasons. One, you can go to a REALLY cool location to get some portraits that you might not be able to go to on the wedding day. We have TONS of ideas and locations for these shoots, so we try to keep every one of these shoots different. Also, it gives us additional time to experiment with lighting techniques, posing, and various other ideas that we may not have had time for at the wedding. Another important reason is that it allows our brides and grooms to be more open to getting their wedding attire dirty. We won't go and throw a handful of dirt on you just to do it, (unless it is part of a concept shot, wink, wink) - but it opens up the possibilities of sitting or getting into less than desirable locations. Plus, its just plain fun!
Jen and Mike trusted us totally and left the location up to us. We pulled some ideas out of our bag of tricks and decided on the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. What?!? Yes, a Railroad Museum. What the heck does wedding photos have to do with trains? Well nothing of course, but that never deters us - we have visited the Museum many times with our kids, and have always thought it would be a cool place to do a shoot. We had some conceptual ideas in mind, and Jen and Mike just let us do our thing. So let's see what happened...
Oh! And I NEARLY forgot, we had some very special assistance for this shoot from our great friend, Brock Martin from Infinet Design. He assisted with our lighting and equipment carrying and we can't thank him enough! It's always great to have another helpful pair of hands when on a shoot like this. Thanks Brock!
First we played around inside the museum on some of the train cars - Dave, the Director of the Museum was our guide and he was extremely helpful and offered up suggestions and ideas on things we could do.
Mike really loved these benches sitting in the Museum, and so did we, so we set up this shot in front of one of the PA cars.
I wish Joel would have taken a shot of me taking this photo, because I had to shimmy up on the railcar adjacent to this one to get the shot. I was balancing on tiptoes to get it!
Some dramatic lighting makes for some awesome affects. I love this shot of Jen and Mike sitting in the car.
Moving outside at sunset, we caught the sun reflecting off of some of the silver trains, it was just amazing!
A total conceptual shot I visualized about 6 months or so ago - I wanted to tie Jen up with rope and toss her on the tracks just like in the old movies. We had a lot of fun with this one.
Joel's breathtaking portrait of Jen on the tracks with the ominous train looming in the background.
And a final sexier portrait - Jen in her ropes has Mike in her grasp. Thanks guys for such an awesome shoot!
Oops - one more from Kristin and Rick Friday, October 27, 2006
Today we had the opportunity to photograph Kristin and Rick in some cool local locations. They were married on October 1st in Las Vegas, and they wanted to get some photos here at home after the wedding - so we did a special portrait session. They wore their wedding "outfits" and Rick found some cool spots for us to take some great shots of them - sorry we are keeping the location to ourselves for now - it is a hidden gem! Thanks so much guys for being so cooperative with all of our ideas, we had such a great time, even though it was 45 degrees outside! Congratulations!