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
Since it's been such a long time since we have had a wedding, we are doing a He Said, She Said post here because we both wanted to write something! The captions with the individual photos below are from both of us, some Joel, some Rita.
Hey, hey, hey! it's been a long time since we have posted a wedding. Our last wedding was this past New Year's Eve, and it's been a long stretch since then. The funny thing is that we ended last season at the same place that we started this season.
Emily and Dan were married at Knowlton Mansion in Philadelphia this past weekend. We really kicked off the season with a great couple. Dan and Emily and their friends were just so cool to hang out with, and we really had a great time shooting. Take a look at the pics, and tell us what you think! Don't forget to vote for your faves!
Emily and Dan were so expressive and we had so much fun with them I wish I could go back and do it again! I am so excited to show everyone all of these fun shots. First one below here was just before the girls got dressed - we were going up the staircase and I just saw this and was like "wow!" - I loved the colors and all of the negative space.
Emily and her maid of honor were hanging out waiting for part of her dress to get there - she had forgotten her slip at home, so someone had to run and get it. A perfect time to kick back and relax!
I love this shot of Emily near the window - she was so happy and nervous to see Dan!
These two were smiling all day!
We did a bunch of pics inside, and then later on we went out. Knowlton has so many great places to shoot.
Emily and Dan saw each other here before the ceremony, and we did just some shots of them before the ceremony started.
Nice tie huh? That's our kind of green.
In fact, it perfectly matches our green business cards - and Dan got this tie for only 7 bucks! What a steal!
Love this one! They are so happy and cute together.
I guess you could say they were fending off the paparazzi here.
Going down the aisle, Emily was all smiles, and her dad was getting a bit emotional. Dads are usually like that. :)
Dan sang a song to his new wife during the ceremony. I have to say there were few dry eyes in the place. Mine were even a little sweaty ;)
I loved Emily's grandmother, she was so cute.
Rita and I fought over this one, but we decided to post both of them. These two shots are almost exactly the same moment, but from different angles.
We did a lot of hiding in the bushes.
For the parting shot we took them out into the shed and did some outside-in-the-barn-standing-in-a-dirty-doorway shots.
So, if you know anyone who likes to follow our blog and maybe they got a little bored with the slowness of winter. Go tell them the Wiebs are shooting again! :)
Spring in NYC with Rebecca and Akshay Thursday, April 17, 2008
If we had to pick the perfect place for engagement pictures I think Central Park would be one of the first places that would come to mind. Every path takes you to a place that is totally different than the last. It's also amazing how many movies come to mind when walking around NYC, like Ghostbusters, Fantastic 4, and Spiderman! OK, and a few *cough* romantic comedy type chick flicks *cough*. Of course I only see them when it's Rita's movie pick. I guess that is a bit more appropriate here, since this is supposed to be a love story, right?
Anyhoo, we had a great time walking around with Rebecca and Akshay. I hope you can tell from the pics...
This was the first time the sun poked out through clouds. It was looking a bit dreary until this, and we were actually fearing the "R" word.
The light in this place was awesome. Behind us was a street performer burning incense and, um, singing. The atmosphere was so cool.
I dig the red umbrella in this shot.
More arches :)
This cracks me up. Rebecca got totally scammed here. Miss Liberty coaxed her up onto a platform and started dressing her up. Of course as she got down he pointed to the donation box on the ground. I think he should be paying her for being such a good sport! Akshay is keeping his distance.
We took a quick cab ride back to the other side of the park to shoot some quick shots in and around the neighborhood the lived in.
Simply Canvas Webinar - Tomorrow! Monday, April 14, 2008
Quick note to all you photogs out there - Simply Canvas is holding a great WEBINAR tomorrow morning (11 AM EST). We will be one of the guest speakers for the webinar, and will be talking about selling large portrait canvases as art work. There are some other great speakers, so if you want to learn how to increase your canvas sales, this webinar is for you! Click the link above to sign up.
So Haydn's homework on Tuesday involved 2 things - drawing a picture of his family - which he did very well, and drawing a picture of what he wanted to be when he grew up. As Joel and I sat down with him to work on this (Zane was there also drawing), we didn't say anything to influence him about his "profession". We have talked many times about this with the kids, and we are totally happy with whatever they decide to do with their lives. They are only 4 and 6, so we know that this will probably change many times over the next 10-15 years. Anyway, Zaney is a little pumpkin and I could just squeeze him to pieces - he piped up as he always does stating, "I am going to be an animal doctor when I grow up." He LOVES, LOVES, LOVES animals and is very determined that when he gets older that he is going to buy a building, and I have to quit my job and come help him start his animal doctor business. He is so sweet. And yes, he is only 4. :)
Haydn is our budding photographer. He knows how to work a camera, takes funny photos of him and Zane, and loves doing video, which is even funnier. Maybe he will be a cinematographer or director. He is quite the character. On this particular day, he made us proud and said he wanted to do what we do, and be a photographer. Joel and I smiled at each other as he started to draw his photo. He drew himself first, then a camera. He put the camera on a tripod, drew lights hanging from the ceiling to represent studio lights, and proceeded to draw an entire studio - or "gallery" as we call our space. He drew a photo on the wall, a computer on a desk - complete with keyboard and mouse might I add. He even drew a model against a background that he was taking a photo of. We were quite proud as the ideas kept coming out of him. We kept our mouths shut and let him go with it, and the picture below is his end product.
We couldn't be two more proud photographer parents. :)
Spotlight Member on Wedding Party Friday, April 11, 2008
Hey Gang! It's been pretty busy and exciting around here lately. We had a busy last couple of days, with speaking at Photo Nights for Charity, on Wednesday evening, and then speaking at a local elementary school all day yesterday. More to come on both of those events...
This post is dedicated to our friends over at Wedding Party, where we are the Spotlight Member this month. There is a great article about us, so go check it out! We are really pleased with the job Marcus and his staff did on the article.