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Discover the Story Behind Zerbe Photography

Our History!

Established in 1977 as Dave Zerbe Studio of Photography, the journey began with a simple vision: to freeze fleeting moments in time, preserving memories that last a lifetime. The journey was led by founder Dave Zerbe, a visionary artist with a deep appreciation for the art of photography. With a commitment to quality and an unwavering dedication to the craft, our studio quickly gained a reputation for producing images that resonate with emotion and authenticity.

In 2022 our studio experienced a shift in leadership as Wayne Becker, once an apprentice under Dave and long time employee of the business, chose to carry forward the esteemed Zerbe family legacy. Later that year, the studio rebranded with a more modern look and shortly after, Zerbe Photography came to fruition. Most recently, Zerbe Photography moved to a new location at 530 Penn Avenue in West Reading, PA! We are incredibly excited about the future.

Today, Zerbe Photography continues to deliver a phenomenal experience while upholding the Dave Zerbe Legacy. Over the years we have expanded to cover various aspects of professional photography. This includes Senior Portraits, Family Photography, Children Photography, Newborn Photography, and Professional Portraits, to name a few. We take immense pride in telling your story through photography. 

Why Choose Zerbe?

When you choose Zerbe Photography, you're choosing more than just a photography studio – you're choosing an experience. Our goal is to provide you with not only stunning photographs but also an experience that's enjoyable, relaxed, and tailored to your unique needs.

Whether it's your wedding photography, a family portrait session, or a corporate session, Zerbe Photography is here to capture the moments that matter most. Join us in creating a visual legacy that will stand the test of time. Contact us today to discuss your vision and let us help you tell your story through the art of photography.

Meet Our Team!



What an incredible journey!

Hello my name is Wayne Becker and I am the Owner of Zerbe Photography! I never truly thought I would ever type that sentence, but I am incredibly humbled and honored to be carrying on the legacy of the famous Dave Zerbe. 

I started here in 2014 as Dave’s apprentice super excited to finally be in the field that I studied for in college at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Joining the team full time in 2016, I continued to learn and grow every chance I got. When Dave passed away the following year, I was thrusted into the Lead Photographer role and did not look back. In 2022, the Zerbe family passed the business on to me knowing full well that I planned on keeping the Zerbe legacy alive.

As your photographer, my goal is to make your professional portrait experience fun and enjoyable. This begins with our team being involved in the process as much as we possibly can. We help regarding recommendations on backgrounds, outfits and more! I want to not only become your photographer, I want to become a trusted ally in this photography process.

I promise this experience will be everything you’ve hoped for and more.


Hi, my name is Josh! I've been working for Zerbe Photography for over 7 years. I am the Lead Photoshop Artist. You can find me working on a photo restoration project or finalizing your print orders.

I always want to learn new things in the workplace and I love the creativity in the photography field. It is so rewarding to share my work with our valued clients. In my spare time, you can find me playing video games and watching media analysis videos on YouTube.


Hey friends! My name is Jasmine and I’m the Studio Photographer & Portrait Enhancement Specialist for Zerbe Photography. 

I started here as a studio intern in January 2023, and now I’m excited to be a part of the team full time! There has never been a time where you’d never see me without a camera in my hand. I love capturing portraits of people and using my creativity for anything I do. In my free time, you can find me watching Netflix, photographing friends, and painting. 

My goal is to capture the enthusiasm, amazing smiles, and best moments of you. I can't wait to have the opportunity to work with you!


It's nice to meet you!

My name is Alexis and not only am I Wayne's wife, but I also do a lot the behind the scenes work including Content Creation, Wedding Planning and Wedding Photography. I officially joined the Zerbe team in 2019 as hope to see my husband more and in turn found my passion behind the camera. (Just joking) Zerbe Photography has become our family business and I am so grateful to be part of the legacy. I cannot wait to work with you!

Give us a call to schedule your session today! We are available to capture many moments including weddings, family portraits, high school seniors, newborns/children, business portraits and much more.

Zerbe Photography
530 Penn Ave
West Reading PA 19611

Phone: 610-376-0379


Service Area:

Eastern Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley, Lancaster, Reading, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Philadelphia, West Chester, and Pottstown.

We travel very well! We've been to many different states including New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware. Don't hesitate to ask about a travel event or session.



We are a member of the Professional Photographers of AmericaGreater Reading Chamber Alliance, and The Wedding and Portrait Photographers International.

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