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Rachel & Brandon

Happy Friday friends!!🙂 On June 20th, I had the opportunity to photograph Rachel & Brandon at the Country Club of York. This May they celebrated 6 years of marriage, and 11 years together! Below, Brandon has shared their amazing story! I smiled the entire time reading it, and I know you will too! I couldn’t wait to share more images with you all from our styled bridal shoot, along with a story of their journey together these past 11 years.

Please take a moment to check out our outstanding team below. ‪#‎emeraldstonephotography‬ http://www.emeraldstonephotography.com
Photography – Erica Lewis, Lead Photographer Emerald Stone Photography
Photographer Assistant – Ashlie Strevig
Venue – Shannon Seitz, Country Club of York
Wedding Dress – Renaissance Bridals and Prom
Tuxedo – Fred, Tuxedo House
Florist – Vince Butera, Butera The Florist
Jewelry – Debbie, Futer Bros. Jewelers
Models – Rachel & Brandon Tomlinson
Bridal Hair – Julie Doronina, Amber Room Day Spa
Bridal Make-Up – Rachel Tomlinson, Amber Room Day Spa
Thank you all again!!! Each of you are truly amazing!!!!

Rachel & Brandon – 3,947 Days

by Brandon Tomlinson

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Rachel & Brandon – 3,947 Days, by Brandon Tomlinson

Some love stories start with couples when they’re in their twenties, thirties, and sometimes even their forties. Rachel and I crossed paths for the first time when we were just eleven years old. Fast forward six years later, the night was September 10th, 2005. We found ourselves aboard the Bay Lady Cruise, sailing along the Baltimore Harbor, a senior class tradition. Throughout the night, I couldn’t help but notice Rachel looking over at me. While Rachel likes to think she pulled the first move, it is quite the contrary. Like any sixteen year old, I had been telling Rachel’s friends for weeks that I had a crush (haven’t said that word in a while) on her. After her friends told her about my aforementioned crush, Rachel stopped talking and making eye contact with me in the hallways (she previously had). I assumed she wasn’t feeling the vibes I was throwing out (I know, I couldn’t believe it either). Well, there must be something about a teal Tommy Hilfiger Polo. That night, the shy Rachel was not present. It started with a stare from across the boat and then her pointing at me to come over. You can imagine my youthful sixteen year old self scooting across the dance floor like LeBron James in his prime. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for what was one of our last hoorahs as students at North Carroll High School. That night, September 10th, would be the beginning for me, the beginning of the rest of my life. From that day forward, we have been a couple. For those of you keeping track at home, that’s 3,947 days that we have been together. There has not been a day since, when we have not spoken.

In between those 3,947 days, a lot has happened. After three years of dating, I took Rachel to the same boat where our love first started. It was there that I asked her to marry me. In the years that followed, we bought our first home, got married, and welcomed two beautiful kids into this world. Rachel is an amazing cosmetologist and she knows how to doll herself up (not that she needs it). What she doesn’t know, is that she never looked more beautiful than when she held both of our children after they were born. It’s what we always wanted. As odd as it sounds, we talked about getting married and having children within three months of dating each other. I think you just know sometimes.

The past eleven years have gone by fast. I’ve learned more about women’s clothing, make-up tutorials, keratin treatments, and hair products than one man should ever know. Rachel has learned more about the NFL, NBA, and songwriting than most people would prefer to know. One thing that didn’t take eleven years to learn was how to love each other. I certainly didn’t need 3,947 days to write about how I feel. We both knew from Day One how we felt. I always think to one of my favorite quotes from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. It goes…“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t slow down and look around, you might miss it”. Since our relationship has started, we’ve made it a point not to miss “it”.

Written By Brandon Tomlinson
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Photography – Erica Lewis, Lead Photographer Emerald Stone Photography

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Megan & Cody’s Wedding

Happy Monday friends!! Today I am beyond excited to share a variety of images from Megan & Cody’s wedding! Getting to know this amazing couple has been such a pleasure. They are such a joy to be around, and that fun, positive energy really came through during their wedding.

Megan and Cody’s wedding took place on May 28th at the Carroll County Agricultural Center in Westminster, MD. Everything about this day was perfect!! Along with photos from their day, I have placed Megan and Cody’s beautiful story below.❤ Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Cashman!!

Our Proposal Story, by Megan Cashman
My fiance’s name is Cody. His whole family is deeply involved in running and volunteering at local and state fairs. Cody had told me that his family and his father’s co-workers were planning a surprise party for his father, Andy, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds during the fair. Andy is the General Manager at the Maryland State Fair; and I was told the surprise party was to honor his length of service at the fairgrounds. Before his “surprise party”, the fairgrounds was holding a fireworks show. Andy had asked me to take some pictures of the fireworks and Cody suggested taking the pictures from the ferris wheel. We got on the ferris wheel, the ride operators had stopped us at the very top, and the fireworks started. Cody noticed something inside of the racetrack. He asked me to read it…. in lights it read “Will you marry me?” I looked back at Cody and there he was on one knee, which was hard to do in a ferris wheel cart, with a gorgeous ring! Of course I said YES! He explained to me that the diamond in my ring was made from the cuff links that were passed down to him from his grandfather. Then he told me to look up in the ferris wheel; he had a go-cam installed in that specific ferris wheel cart to film the whole proposal. So now we can watch that special moment anytime we want and to share it with family and friends. When we stepped out of the ferris wheel, we were greeted by our closest friends and family members, followed by an engagement party. It was the PERFECT proposal and I could not have asked for a better fiance! We have planned a May wedding at the Carroll County fairgrounds, where we both participated in when we were younger. Fairs will always be special to us in more ways than one.

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MEGAN & CODY WEDDING

Why I Love Wedding Photography

Choosing a wedding photographer is one of the most important decisions you will make.
The reason I fell in love with wedding photography was simply because I really genuinely love working with people, and couples that are in love are just the best thing ever. There is something very pure about it, but also the chance to really photograph a couple in a special way, to capture their love story and make something extraordinary for each couple.
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It’s long been my aspiration to bring an editorial quality to a wedding shoot. I love capturing the genuine emotion from events that unfold, but moving more towards blending that with gorgeous detail shots, and styling key elements of the day with that editorial eye. It really has been a journey to get to where I am as a wedding photographer in 2016, and a very exciting one. If there is one thing I could change though is that sometimes there are not enough hours in the wedding day, if only there was many more hours of gorgeous light to photograph everything in; or for time to slow down so at least my couples could really enjoy the whirlwind that a wedding day is.
So finishing off, why do I love wedding photography? Because I believe in love.
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Rachel, Jeff, Ethan & Evan

Good Morning Friends! I hope you all are enjoying this beautiful Wednesday!🙂

Last week I had the pleasure of working with Rachel and her family. We headed to the gorgeous Farquhar Park for their family lifestyle session! The boys had such a fun time climbing trees, showing me how fast they could run and how high they could jump, building stick teepees with mommy & daddy, and just enjoying the outdoors! I was beyond excited to capture these precious moments for Rachel and her family, as they haven’t had family photos taken in over 4 years, which didn’t include their handsome little Evan!! I know they will treasure these photos forever, and so glad they are a part of our amazing Emerald Stone Family!!! ♥

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Ashley + Justin’s Wedding

Saturday was the perfect day!!! Ashley and Justin tied the knot at the gorgeous Boulder Ridge at Ski Liberty. After watching the weather all week, it turned out to be the perfect day!! A bright blue sky with big puffy white clouds. Ashley looked stunning walking down the aisle in her beautiful Alfred Angelo gown. The best part was looking back at Justin and capturing his expression while seeing Ashley make her way towards him and Jaxson❤

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It has been such a pleasure watching their family grow every year! Saturday was so special, and I couldn’t be happier for her, Justin and Jaxson.
Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Wilhelm!!

Photography – Emerald Stone Photography
Hair & Make-up – Ashlie Eden Zufall
Venue – Liberty Mountain Resort / Boulder Ridge at Ski Liberty
Wedding Dress – Alfred Angelo
Bridesmaids Dresses – Alfred Angelo
Tuxedos – Amanda Ritchey
DJ – Shewsical Entertainment
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Artistic Lifestyle Sessions

Happy Friday!! Is everyone looking forward to this gorgeous weekend ahead?? I know I am!🙂 My family and I have a lot of plans for outdoor fun!!

Speaking of outdoor fun… now that we are almost out of the rainiest month of the year, it’s time to start planning your family lifestyle session! During the week, I book a limited number of artistic lifestyle sessions for you and your family.

I wanted to share several examples of beautiful families I have had the pleasure of working with last year.

I hope this gets everyone excited about beautiful weather, sunshine, summer, and photos!! I am now booking April – August. Please email me at info@emeraldstonephotography.com to schedule your session🙂

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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Butera the Florist – “Behind the Scenes”

Happy Tuesday everyone!! I hope you all are having an awesome day! As I look back at our Styled Bridal Shoot photos, my jaw drops a little bit more each time I view the amazing, one-of-a-kind bouquets and arrangements Vince Butera created for us at Butera the Florist. From working together to create three unique themes, colors and concepts, to having the honor of photographing him work behind the scenes in preparation of our bridal shoot – I am still SO amazed by Vince’s talent! As I am counting down the final 3 weeks until wedding season kicks off for Emerald Stone Photography, I just had to share a few more images from our amazing behind the scenes shoot with Vince that really brings his outstanding talent to life! BRIDES – BUTERA IS THE FLORIST TO BOOK FOR YOUR WEDDING!!!!🙂 They have been in business for over 35 years, keep up with the latest wedding trends, have won several awards, receive phenomenal reviews and ratings – look no further!! You will be so happy you booked Butera for your special day.

Now onto the photos….🙂 Have a great day everyone!!!

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Persnickety Invitation Studio

Hey everyone!! Happy Wednesday! I wanted to share some photos with you of an amazing studio to visit for all of your wedding stationery needs!! Persnickety Invitation Studio is located in York, PA, and has the most gorgeous variety of wedding invitations, save-the-dates, place settings, table numbers and more, that I have ever seen!! I recently had the opportunity to work with Melissa and her team for our Styled Bridal Shoot, and they are absolutely outstanding at what they do!!! Photographing her studio in detail really opened my eyes to just how talented these girls are!! They can customize your wedding theme perfectly!!

Meet the team:

Have a great day everyone!
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Styled Bridal Shoot {Classic Elegance}

Happy Friday Everyone!! I want to share some of my favorite images with you from our Styled Bridal Shoot at the Country Club of York! Our styled shoot was held on Monday, and it was absolutely amazing. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to work with. All of our vendors are so talented and put so much time and effort into pulling our entire concept together. I hope you all enjoy these images as much as I do, and I’m looking forward to posting more on the blog next week!

Our Team of Amazing Vendors –
Venue – Country Club of York
Photography – Emerald Stone Photography
Lighting – Ashlie Strevig @ Emerald Stone Photography
Gown & Tux – Renaissance Bridals and Prom
Flowers – Butera The Florist
Jewelry – Finch Jewelers
Linens – Special Occasions Linen
Cake – House of Clarendon
Invitations – persnickety invitation studio
Planning & Concept – Shannon Seitz @ Country Club of York & That’s It Wedding Concepts by Susan Moran

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Christine + Charlie’s Engagement Session

Happy Friday everyone!! Today I am sharing a few photos of one of my favorite couples – Christine & Charlie! Christine has been my best friend since high school, and it was such an honor to be able to capture beautiful photos for her engagement. Her and Charlie are seriously perfect for each other, and she has shared her story for us all to read. I am beyond happy for the two of them and cannot wait for their wedding in October!!❤

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{Our Story, by Christine}

“Charlie and I met in January 2014, through a mutual friend, Ron, that I had worked with. We were at work one evening and he said, “I’ve got this friend that you should meet!” I was a little hesitant at first, but said “Well, tell me about him!” So, he told me a little about Charlie and that I should send him a friend request on Facebook. I looked him up, did a little “Facebook stalking” and sent him a request. A few hours later I got a notification that he accepted my request. We sent a few messages back and forth and then gave each other our phone numbers. Charlie and I texted for a few days, asking each other questions trying to get to know one another. A few nights later at work, Ron said “Since we are both off on Monday, why don’t you come over the house and I’ll invite Charlie too so you can meet him.” I got so excited and of course said yes. That Monday I went to his house, and there was Charlie. We hung out that night with Ron, his wife, sister and her fiance playing cards and watching movies. When the night was ending and we were saying goodbye, he gave me a quick hug and went home. I thought to myself, “Really?! A quick hug that’s all I get… Guess I won’t be hearing from him again!” I was surprised the next day when I got a text from Charlie. We continued to text back and forth and hang out here and there for about two weeks. I kept talking to Ron and asked him if Charlie had said anything to him about me. He said no, but he would talk to Charlie. A few nights later, Charlie and I went out (and with a little nudging from Ron) he asked me to be his girlfriend! I was so happy!! We had an amazing relationship, always wanting to be with each other always talking and texting each other. That October, my lease in my apartment was going to be up. Charlie suggested I move in with him, so without even thinking twice I agreed. We had talked randomly now and then about marriage, kids and the future. I had no clue that he had already been planning to purpose. New Year’s Eve 2014, we were at his sisters party. We had all drawn names for a secret Santa, and were giving the gifts out at the party. When all of the gifts were given out, Charlie’s brother in law stood at the front of the room and said. “There is one more secret Santa, we are all going to count down from 5 and that person is going to stand up.” So, we counted and when we got to one, Charlie stood up, turned to look at me and got down on one knee. I immediately started crying!!! He asked me to marry him, and of course I said yes!! As soon as I stopped crying I called my mom, and both of my grandmothers to tell them the news and that we needed to start planning! Charlie has made me happier than I could have ever imagined that I could be. He truly is my Prince Charming.”

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Photography By: Erica Lewis, Emerald Stone Photography