We are Tom & Emily, a newly-wed freelance photo and video team living in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. We love roaming the streets of our small town, drinking coffee at our local coffee shop, eating local pizza, and watching the survivor (don’t judge us lol).
We believe in photos and videos that are forever and totally immerse you into the feelings and emotions you felt on your day. I believe in real moments and chasing sunsets. In the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together. I believe in images that are itching to be printed, placed in beautiful frames and hung on walls for years to come.
We are laid back but also goofy and love to laugh. Emily loves planning and is type A - you will usually see her checking her watch and moving everyone along to where they need to be. Tom loves directing and is one of the most passionate people you’ll ever meet. (Tom also loves chocolate milk - he wanted me to add that).
Part of our team is Copeland, our mini golden-doodle who was named after our favorite band. We are big dog guys. We started dating in highschool (peep our prom picture) and waited 6 years to get married. We totally understand how big of a deal this day is!
Wyndridge Farm | Dallastown, PA
arielle & keith
"They are the most adorable couple, even cuter in real life, and their attitudes and personalities are perfect for this job. They are very creative and have really fun ways of making you laugh and smile in the realest way and the photos turn out so well."
WORD ON THE STREET
Nothing like meeting your person at an early age. We started dating while we were in high-school. Long-distance love and growing up together built the foundation of our love story.
We shot our first wedding together in high school. Tom was actually the first person to start shooting weddings as a photographer! Of course, at the time, I was the second shooter assisting him.
We're big dog people. We have a little pupperioni named Copeland (after our favorite band) who is constantly giving us a run for our money! He is crazy but we love him. Here is is sitting in testing lighting for me.
Okay - don't call us dramatic but at our house, pizza is it's own food group. Pizza is our favorite food. It’s our go-to date night forever. We even grow basil in our garden every year so that we can make our own pizza from scratch from home!
I never thought I could make a living doing what I love, but after working a 9-5 and constantly feeling drained - I needed a way out. Tom had started booking more wedding video jobs and as I started second shooting for him and a few friends, I immediately knew I was in love with this industry. I loved helping the bride with all of the little things throughout the day, chatting with mom, and keeping things moving. I felt like I was naturally navigating the needs of the client and had never felt more fulfilled. At the end of the day, the food is gone, the lights are off, your dress is preserved and all you're left with is your memories, the photos, and the videos from the day. Even though I'm young, I don't have grandparents left here on earth. Their greatest gift to me are the photos they left behind. I treasure every single one and I know I'm not the only one!
I found my love for video at a young age. What started as making silly videos with my friends turned into a passion. I started working for churches creating videos but after filming my first wedding for a friend, I knew I wanted to create more. Telling a story that will be viewed and cherished for generations to come is a very unique feeling. I still love creating all types of videos but weddings are very special and to be able to do it with my wife is more than I could have ever asked for.
BEHIND THE videos
BEHIND THE PHOTOS
We met during our junior year of high school through mutual friends from our church. We were both from separate states but met at a college visit while scoping out Emily's future University. Some time passed and Tom was rejected by 3 other classmates for prom. He asked Emily (at the time a distant acquaintance) and she knew there would be free food, so she said yes...
That single question led to months of Facetime calls lasting hours at a time. We quickly discovered that we had a lot of things in common, and that started a deep friendship, which blossomed into romance. The night before prom Tom asked Emily to be his girlfriend.
Fast forward eight years and we have a sweet little puppy, a wedding photo and video business that we love, and a happy little farmhouse in Pennsylvania. We feel SO blessed to be together and happy for as long as we have.
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