Fridays with Emerald Stone [Wk.8] The Dream Team

Happy Friday friends! I hope you all are staying nice and cozy inside on this cold rainy day!! I have a super busy day ahead, so today’s blog will be short and sweet. Today I want to share with you a list of AMAZING vendors that I love working with. If you are still in need of the perfect vendor for your wedding day – look no further! I have created the Dream Team just for you, below! 🙂

Working with vendors who know each other and work well together can be a dream for your wedding!! Emerald Stone Photography loves working with the following venues and vendors, and has created The Dream Team to make your planning process a breeze!

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Fridays with Emerald Stone [Wk. 7] Behind-the-Scenes!

Happy Friday friends! Today I want to share some behind-the-scenes images of myself and my assistant/shooter Ashlie! You know how often I say I have the best job in the world? I truly mean that, and I hope it shows through our images! WE LOVE WHAT WE DO! ❤ I often hear that people want to see the face behind the camera, want an “unfiltered view.” Below are several images from weddings last year that Ashlie and I captured together. Let me first say how much I love Ashlie!!! She is an AMAZING photography assistant!!! She helps with our wedding day timeline, organization, attention to detail, gathering guests for photos, lighting, heavy-lifting (aka. photography equipment!), second shooting, and literally everything else either I or the bride/groom need. As I was going through our behind-the-scenes photos for the year, I found photos I didn’t even know she took, but am so glad were captured!

Enjoy!

Ashlie (L)    |    Erica (R)

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Fridays with Emerald Stone [Wk.6] The Importance of Editing

Happy Friday!! Today I am going to explain some of the work flow that goes into editing engagement and/or wedding photographs, and why this process is SO important in the quality of the final images that I deliver!

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In-Camera RAW File   VS   Final Edited Image

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Fridays with Emerald Stone [Wk.4] Kayla & Jack’s engagement

Happy Friday friends! I hope you all are having a wonderful week, and I’m sure everyone is ready for the weekend! Does anyone have any fun plans?! Emerald Stone Photography just moved this week (still local to York, PA) and we have a ton of unpacking to do this weekend! We’ve been crazy busy all week with the move, but unpacking and personalizing our space will be so fun! 🙂 We are now located in Manchester, PA!! And LOVE it here. Something REALLY awesome – there is a gorgeous wedding venue right down the street from our new place called Historic Shady Lane. I’ve never been so close to such a stunning venue!! I can see a blog on this wedding venue in my near future. Have any of you ever been??

This week I am blogging about a Super cute couple, Kayla & Jack! Last week, on that very beautiful warm & sunny February day, we photographed their engagement session in downtown Frederick. It was such a great afternoon hanging out and getting to know this beautiful couple. We had a ton of laughs, and captured some really special moments between these two. Below I have highlighted some of our favorite images from their session. I cannot wait until their wedding day in May! It’s coming up So fast!! ❤

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