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
Tricked ya this week, didn't I? I bet you all thought we didn't have a wedding last weekend - it's Friday and I am just blogging this now! Our Turkey Day sale was pretty successful and we were crazy busy earlier this week with taking care of all of that. So anyway, we did have a wedding last Saturday, and the day was spent with the gorgeous Kristen and her husband Peter!
Kristen and Peter only booked us a few short weeks ago, but we were happy to be participating in their day. They wanted very few portraits done, so we captured most of the day seeing events and moments through the 4 Wiebner eyes. A traditional Catholic ceremony was held at St. Cornelius church in Chadds Ford, PA - a church we were glad to return to, we had been there previously this summer. Lots of light and flexibility in our positioning during the ceremony make this church one of our new favorites.
The reception was held in Avondale at The Great Room at Loch Nairn Golf Course - what a great room! or rooms I should say. It was spread out across 3 different rooms, and there was a nearly 2 hour cocktail time, and then lots of dancing, eating, and partying!
Kristen's dog Scout was so cute, he was being very overprotective of his mommy, and was keeping guard while Kristen was getting dressed.
Kristen just couldn't get her ribbon to tie properly and she had to wait for her mom to get there - mom saves the day!
Sooo graceful and elegant!
It was during these couple quick portraits that we found out Kristen actually used to model. We could tell just by how she held herself, she knew exactly what to do.
This is my favorite shot from the day. I saw this gentleman sitting there before the ceremony and he just looked like he had character. Then I caught him doing this as the priest started his homily.
Joel's take on the priest's homily. Don't you love that light?
One of Peter's nieces trying to not doze off during the ceremony.
In the vestibule of the church, friends and relatives greeted each other with smiles.
Kristen's bouquet was perfect for fall!
Leaving the church during a gorgeous sunset.
A quick portrait or two outside of the reception...
Kristen's cousin's daughter was soooo adorable!
A scrumptous looking cake.
The exterior of the reception venue.
Peter's nieces were having a whole ton of fun with one of the guests.
An over-abundance of cake!
5 Day "Turkey Day" Sale on Prints and Canvases! Thursday, November 22, 2007
"Turkey Day" Sales -
Starts: Thursday, November 22nd at 12:01 AM
Ends: Monday, November 26th at 11:59 PM.
5 Days only!*
The Turkey Gobbler Special -
20% off a $100 order or more
The Turkey "Gone Wild" Canvas Special -
$100 off a 16x20 Canvas - $540 (regularly priced at $640)
$400 off a 20x30 Canvas - $800 (regularly priced at $1200)
$600 off a 30x40 Canvas - $1800 (regularly priced at $2400)
IMPORTANT: The Turkey Gobbler Special is available for online orders or orders placed through our office - simply contact us via email or phone with your order (make sure to mention the above offer) - easy as that! (Payment and shipping details will be provided upon order placement.) The Turkey "Gone Wild" Canvas Special - is ONLY available through the office. If you would like to make a canvas order, please contact us via email or phone.
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Tracy and Scott - November 10th Wednesday, November 14, 2007
What a weekend! Saturday we arrived at the historic Mountain View Inn, where the reception was held, to see what everyone was up to before the ceremony - Tracy ran up and gave us a big hug and smile when we arrived and off we went.
We didn't have much time prior to the ceremony for portraits, so we only grabbed a few, but later had a lot of time to get what we needed. The ceremony was held at the spectacular, Saint Vincent's Basilica, in Latrobe, PA. It was a shorter Catholic ceremony than we are used to, but that was fine, we were excited to get to spend some alone time with Tracy and Scott. As we were doing their couple portraits we finally had a chance to really talk, and Tracy and Scott are huge movie fanatics like us. I love finding out these little things that connect us to our clients, it just makes the whole experience so much more fun and relaxing for everyone.
After we froze out in the cold for a little while, we headed back over to Mountain View, where there was a break before the cocktail hour. Everyone warmed up and started the party early, while we whisked around down in the ballroom grabbing some details.
The cocktail time (it wasn't a full hour) started with our astonishment at the amount of cookies in the room. I have never in my life seen so many cookies and pastries in my life. The entire right side of the ballroom wall was lined with tables and tables of cookies. It was a cookie feast!
The other highlight for us at the reception was the dollar dance. It was one of the most fun events we have seen in a long time. Tracy did it the RIGHT way with a polka, and handing out shots - she ended up polka-ing (yeah made that up) with just about every guest in the room. I felt so bad for her too, because she was having problems with the bustle in her dress, so she ended up having to hoist her huge dress up and cling onto it with every person she danced with. She was so exhausted, hot and sweaty until the end I thought she was going to pass out! But once Scott broke through all of the guests crowded around Tracy and "rescued" his bride, they ran out into the lobby for a breather and their last shot with us!
Thanks so much to you both for inviting us to travel out to be included in your super-special day, it was an honor!!
Scott's working on getting all dashing looking. Joel was having some fun with the guys while I was over with the gals.
I love this shot, this was Tracy and her makeup gals seeing Tracy's sister all "dressed up" for the first time that day. Tracy started crying after this. :)
I love this shot of the church.
And this moment, Joel said he nearly missed as he was across the church and ran as he saw it happen - Tracy's brother was walking her down the aisle and this is what happened when he came to get her, they both started sobbing uncontrollably.
Tracy gets some quick makeup touch-ups before photos, as one of her adorable little flower girls watches in awe.
Tracy had the most infectious and radiant laugh and smile. I could have photographed these two all day - oops, well we did!
Tracy had really unique bouquets, as every one of them was designed differently with different shades of fall flowers, but they all went together. It was done beautifully.
Tracy was just simply stunning.
Scott secured actually one of his first cars (like literally, he owned this car in a former life), for their escape to the reception. We HAD to do some photos with it...
Tracy requested that we drive out to the highway to grab this shot of the church in the distance, she said the view was to die for, and she wasn't kidding! We got a bunch of shots of the church in focus, but I like this one showing the scenery in the foreground.
At the reception, there is that laugh again!
And totally happy and content a lovely first dance.
Some guests enjoying the party!
And getting down too.
These flower girls were just soooo cute. Here they are waiting their turn for the dollar dance!
Yeah, Scott's mom had broken her neck (I believe that is right.) - but here she is doing a shot at the reception with her neck brace on! Not something you see very often.
Exhausted from the dollar dance, we waited out in the hallway for Tracy to freshen, Joel sneaked this shot of Scott sitting in the phone booths while we waited!
Over the weekend we had the pleasure to work again with the adorable Lily, for her 4th session of the year. If you haven't been following Lily throughout the year, we have been doing a "Year in the Life" session with her, which includes 5 portrait sessions over the course of her first year.
Lily's parents wanted something fall themed, so we kicked around some ideas and came up with a place that we frequent, the Country Barn Market. We received permission from Jim, the owner, to go wherever we wanted, so we started out in the pumpkin patch and then walked around the farm. Lily was sooo adorable and lively! At about 9 months, she is really full of expressions and was hamming it up for the camera. We had so much fun!
Lily got down and dirty with this shoot and was literally crawling around in the grass and dirt. Luckily her parents are easy-going and just let us do our thing. You can see her knees got pretty dirty in these shots, but no worries, that's why we have mad Photoshop skills! Whatever images Lily's parents order, all of the grass stains will be taken out...now just enjoy these Lilytastic photos!!