About Lieb Photographic LLC
Hello and welcome! My name is Michelle and I am passionate about providing timeless images for those who cherish love, treasure memories, adventure together and share a sentimental heart. I love to celebrate and capture one of the best days of your life with honor, respect and joy.
I completely understand firsthand that planning a wedding is one of the most exciting and sometimes confusing things you will ever undertake. In understanding that, I have made it my goal to make the photographic part of your process fun, simple and enjoyable. My heart is to give you an incredible photographic experience from beginning to end.
I want your experience to be all it can be. I want you to feel as strong a love for each other as my husband and I do and to feel natural, happy and comfortable in front of the lens. You should look back with love and fondness on every moment captured. A decade down the road from now, I want you to see just how classic and timeless you look even though the styles may have changed. I hope that you will smile together at your hair before it started greying and laugh at the sweet wrinkle lines you see in each other’s faces fifty years from now. So that’s why I do things like I do…encouraging you in your love and keeping YOU in mind, giving you a wonderful photographic experience.
As much as I love photographing the rings, the florals, and the other lovely details of your day, my focus still lies largely on the tender moments, the shared laughter, the stunning portraits together and the unexpected expressions and the gathering of friends and family. I want to capture the moments in your wedding day that you will treasure forever. I whole-heartedly believe that your wedding is not just about that one day, but the entire experience from the planning stage to the growing old together. I want to provide you with images that you can look back upon and smile, laugh, and remember…to remind you of your beginning and your foundation. Your photography is a large part of your wedding experience and it should be fun, real and memorable.
Lieb Photographic will be featured on The Washingtonian Bride and Groom and The Knot this winter and has been featured on Fab You Bliss, The Black Tie Bride, Rustic Wedding Chic, Smitten Mag, Eco-Beautiful Weddings, Glamour and Grace, Classic Bride, Wedding Lovely, United with Love, Knotsvilla, Borrowed and Blue, Love Came Down, Dogwood Brides, August Willows, Love and Lavender, and Melissa Hearts Weddings.
Michelle is also a preferred vendor with Once Wed, Borrowed and Blue and Wedding Lovely. She is also an active member of Main Street Weddings, The Rising Tide Society, the Virginia Wedding and Event Network and Canon Professional Systems.
Her work has also been featured in galleries across the country including the Center for Fine Art Photography, Soho Gallery, Vermont Photo Place and more.
What you Receive:
Every Lieb Photographic couple receives a wonderful welcome package which includes some special surprises as well as a 34 page guide created from a wedding photographer's perspective to help with the big day and all things photographic including sample timelines, preferred wedding professionals and more. Michelle also sends monthly newsletters and offers gifting services for products as options for guests to gift photographic products from the wedding day in advance (in addition to or in place of a traditional wedding registry). She also hosts a facebook group for 2016 and 2017 brides so bides can share help, vendor advice and more with others getting married in the same year. She is also currently planning the first Brides Day Out!
Photographic Biography in Michelle's words:
So here's my photo backgorund! I fell in love with photography and art from a very early age. I first remember my father's photography (hand developed) and loved to see images of my mother at the local fruit market in New York, Alaskan wildlife from my dad's travels and early images of a crazy little toddler (yup, that was me) and still later, my baby brother. My love of the camera never ceased and I went on to receive my bachelor's degree from James Madison University with a major in art and later, a masters degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, specializing in photography and the book arts. I later taught photography as well as advanced placement studio art and advanced placement art history at Liberty High School in Bealeton, Virginia from 2002-2013. After the birth of my favorite photographic subject...my adorable little son, I retired from teaching to focus on being mommy and on the business of photography.
I have continued throughout the years to learn more about digital, traditional, historic, and experimental photographic processes by attending workshops and classes through the Center for Alternative Processes in New York City, the Visual Studies Workshops in Rochester, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Art in Richmond. I received several grants to assist in my continued education in the photographic processes.
I still love the historical processes such as tintypes and ambrotypes as well as the experimental processes like lumen printing and pinhole photography.
And I LOVE to shoot medium format film on request!
Down to business:
Lieb Photographic is a legally operating LLC, under the correct statutes and laws for Culpeper County, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the Federal Government, adhering to tax and company structure laws. Lieb Photographic is an insured business and offers protection for both the company and the client by using legal contracts for each job so you have the security of trusting your personal or business photographic needs to a company that operates legally and ethically.
All images are arranged, photographed, and edited by Michelle Lieb with the exception of some wedding photographs in which second shooters were responsible for the photographing. Second shooters are included in most wedding packages to ensure that multiple events can be photographed at the same time and at different angles. Lieb Photographic LLC has worked with and works with talented photographic professionals as second shooters.
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