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  • Welcome to my blog!

    Hello there-- I’ve been waiting for you!!! You know who you are and are true to yourself, you are a liver-of-life, a collector of moments, a person who appreciates great photography and its ability to press the pause button on life’s most incredible moments.

    You want a photographer who is able to handle all aspects of wedding photography with ease, capturing: candid, romantic emotion; flattering, beautiful portraits; breathtaking scenery & architecture; the joy and energy out on the dance floor and all those sweet wedding details that you have been working on for months in an artful, creative way.

    I have great news for you—I’ve got you covered!!!

    My work is creative & thoughtful. My goal is to share your unique love story. I get to know your interests & personalities in order to capture them forever in beautiful, personal, artful photographs that tell your story. I invest my time helping you become comfortable in front of my camera & find the most flattering lighting and angles for you and your surroundings.

    If this sounds good to you, and you’d like to reach out to me to find out more, please connect here.

Wolfe Family Photos: Winter at Laurel Lake

Meet the Wolfe family:  4 teens, 2 dogs, 2 parents and a whole lot of cool.

This family portrait session was Mr. Wolfe’s Christmas gift to the Mrs.  They wanted me to capture the candid, fun nature of their family and have the photo shoot before the oldest girls returned to school.  Since capturing the outdoors was a must, I mentioned the 30 degree temp– while my equipment could handle it and I would love it, I wanted to make sure they would be OK.  Not only were they OK, they chose an awesome frozen lake as their location and gathered up their tent, bike, marshmallows, card games, doggie-jackets and more, meeting me in great spirits and ready to have some fun.  Wolfe family, I hope these shots show off what an awesome family you really are.

Laurel lake

Teen Wolves, hehe 

Camping!

Zoom in on the shot above– little coat wearing dogs are in Tia’s basket.

Apples to Apples

A portrait of each:

All together now

A little more formal

Photo-booth style

The frozen lake is discovered!

Scarf limbo is invented

Some Wolfe family spirit

and they lived happily ever after

Robyn WolfeJanuary 26, 2011 - 10:03 am

These portraits honestly captured the heart of our family. Our energy, enthusiasm, curiosity, humor, personality, and passion all shine in every image. I love that we not only recreated some of our happiest memories, we also created new one’s while we were there. This was the best gift I’ve ever gotten and will treasure it for the rest of my life. Thank you so much!

Back to my roots: Nature Photography

I love the outdoors.  Before I fell head over heels for weddings, I spent my time photographing nature.  Most of which was found on favorite trails or in my own backyard garden.  Basic exposing and composing of mostly inanimate objects gave me a firm foundation and some pretty cool experiences.

Some of my early photography won awards…

others sold well in galleries…

Several found homes on my walls

One thing that surprised judges, gallery visitors, and photographers alike: these were all taken with a point and shoot camera (canon power shot).

This leads to a pretty big question: Why do I own such expensive equipment now if I can get good results with a camera that cost 1% of my current set-up and is way easier to carry?  Here is the answer:  to capture great images on a point and shoot, everything has to be perfect, to get consistently great photos on demand in any lighting condition and producing photos that look exquisite even when substantially enlarged, you need to invest in gear that allows maximum control and captures extremely high quality images as well as invest the time into learning how to use it.

To answer a question I hear asked even more, “I see a good photo: is the photographer good or is it just a person who bought a good camera?” I can tell you the simple answer, which I’m sure you already know– a great camera certainly helps, but in the end, it is the photographer.

Kate KoberJanuary 26, 2011 - 11:29 am

Wow Lisa! I can’t believe that these were all taken with a point and shoot! How did you get such amazing detail? I’m still working on learning how to use my new SLR, and am saving up for a good macros lens…just in an effort to get shots similar to these! I must tell you that your photography is a true inspiration 🙂

lisaJanuary 26, 2011 - 12:55 pm

Thanks 🙂 The Canon power shot can capture great detail if the conditions are right and you know how to use the settings you have creatively to get the exposure you want. Try shooting on an overcast day without a particular subject in mind, just look for beauty and capture it. You will get much more detailed and reliable results with a SLR, I started with the 60mm macro and was just amazed with the results.

DVD cases: customized, sturdy and ready to use!

I like quality.  I take pride in providing excellent products and services– my DVD cases are no exception.  My clients are able to have the best of both worlds: they can quickly and simply purchase gorgeous prints from the top-notch lab that I work with AND obtain a DVD containing the high-res digital negatives.  Most of my clients choose both.  They use the high quality prints for display, framing and gifts while using their disc copies as keepsakes, for scrapbooks, to design holiday cards– the sky’s the limit.

This especially adorable DVD example happened to be in my office as I am in the process of preparing his family’s prints and disc for shipping.

The cover is customized with an image of the session.  It features the one and only Jaxson mischievously shaking a tree limb.

The leaves continue to shake onto the back of the case where they are met with my stamp of approval.

The CD itself is even etched with an image from the session (Keeping with the theme, Jaxson is IN a tree, haha)

and the words “print release” so you won’t have to worry about bringing extra papers if you choose to take it to a local lab.

The case is solid and closes magnetically– customized-quality and functionality.  I’m happy to be offering these to all of you.  Enjoy!

Ashley MorrisonJanuary 18, 2011 - 5:10 am

That DVD case is so incredibly cool! I love that it gives a taste of what’s to come when the DVD is popped in for viewing! 🙂

Rhinehart Photography Best of 2010 Slideshow

I am thrilled to be posting this slideshow!!!  2010 has been a big year for Rhinehart Photography.  We photographed weddings from Penn State to Staten Island, Gettysburg to Boston and many others in between.   We met great people, made lasting friendships and our lives have been forever changed as a result.  We poured everything we had into this joint venture and are so excited to share the results with you.

My biggest thank you goes to my husband, Kris.  He has devoted himself to my dream as if it were his own.  He has spent hours: giving me excellent business advice (marrying SU’s “business student of the year” does have its perks), researching the best equipment, carrying that equipment during shoots, helping well beyond his share around the house, the list could go on forever, he’s amazing.

Another endless list would be thanking my family and friends, for watching our children during photo-shoots, for helpings us, supporting us and believing in us.  We appreciate all of you very much.

My final thank you goes to the lovely couples and families that have entrusted us with the capturing the once in a lifetime moments that you will get to see first-hand in the images below.  I want to thank all of you for being yourselves, for trying  my ideas even if they sounded a little crazy (like me laying flat on my back in a parking lot while all of you circle me with bouquets) haha and for referring us to your families and friends, what a tremendous compliment.  Thank you!

So here it is our top 100 (ish), enjoy and please leave comments, I’d love to know what you think!

To see a “full screen” version, hold your mouse over the slide show and click the circle here ^^^

MelanieJanuary 11, 2011 - 8:45 am

lisa, you are amazing!! God has really gifted you to catch the depth behind tiny moments. and perfect music choices for the slide show! 🙂

RaJanuary 11, 2011 - 2:18 pm

It’s true what they say–smiles are contagious–and it’s hard not to come down with a serious case of them looking at your work, Lisa. Great collection. Thanks for sharing!

Sam HassasJanuary 12, 2011 - 12:49 pm

Wow Lisa. Very nice indeed. Favorites were, little girl laughing in the snow, bride leaning on dad, APPLE!!

~Sam

Mark ArnoldJanuary 12, 2011 - 6:35 pm

Sweet work Lisa.
I am glad i am a fan – it is fun to see your touch on the work you do.

Lookin’ good even from the Big “D”.
-Mark

Miguel SerranoJanuary 12, 2011 - 11:18 pm

Lisa… what a year, stunning work!

lisaJanuary 26, 2011 - 12:58 pm

Thank you everyone!!!

juanJuly 20, 2011 - 5:42 am

Lisa, what an amazing showcase! Lots of fun to look at. You guys are doing great work!

Best Harrisburg Wedding Photographer

You can also find Rhinehart Photography at: Best Harrisburg Weddings.  It covers Harrisburg, York, Lancaster and the surrounding regions!  While I’ve shot many weddings in my home-base of Central PA, I am open to traveling just about anywhere– I have captured weddings in Boston, Staten Island and Jersey to mention a few, and have some coming up in Delaware, Maryland, and many others.  I like the little icon Best Harrisburg Weddings sent me.


Speaking of Central Pennsylvania Weddings, here are a few shots from Ginger and Neil‘s wedding at the Bent Creek Country Club.  If they look familiar, it might be because they are featured on my contact form (kissing in a phone booth) and on my “friends” slide of my opening slideshow.

Bent Creek Country Club Wedding

They are huge Penn State fans, so incorporating football into the day was a must.

Lots of bridesmaids– I love it!

When I asked Ginger what she liked most about Neil, one of her top answers was, he makes me laugh.

Bent Creek Country Club Wedding Photography

Breaking it down to Thriller 😉

Bent Creek Country Club Wedding

Their second romantic getaway, late in the evening.  To capture the movement of her dress, I slowed down the shutter and shot them from above.

Bent Creek Country Club Wedding

Here’s to you, Ginger and Neil!!!

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