Julie and Taylor | Hanging Rock State Park

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Julie and Taylor’s Engagement Session at Hanging Rock State Park Waterfalls

A few months ago I got a text from Julie with a huge announcement – she is getting married! I was so excited. I have known Julie for many years and had even done her Lacrosse and Senior photos in high school. She is such an amazing young woman, so I knew anybody that had stolen her heart would be amazing, too! When I finally got to meet Taylor, I wasn’t wrong. He is so caring, and oh my gosh, so funny! Taylor is currently working for the Air Force while Julie finishes nursing school. We can’t wait for their beachside wedding in just a few weeks!

Julie told me she wanted very casual, fun engagement photos – she was speaking my language. They love to travel and go on adventures, so I knew Hanging Rock would be the perfect spot for them. They decided that exploring the waterfalls at the Upper and Lower Cascades sounded more exciting, so we stuck to that plan instead of climbing to the summit. I am not disappointed. This has been one of my most favorite engagement sessions ever!

Hanging Rock Cascades North Carolina Waterfall Engagement Session

Our first stop was the Rock Garden before heading to the Upper Cascades. The first few minutes of the shoot are usually a little awkward while we are teaching you some core poses, but these two jumped right in!

Hanging Rock Cascades North Carolina Waterfall Engagement Session
Hanging Rock Cascades North Carolina Waterfall Engagement Session
Hanging Rock Cascades North Carolina Waterfall Engagement Session
Hanging Rock Cascades North Carolina Waterfall Engagement Session
Hanging Rock Cascades North Carolina Waterfall Engagement Session
Hanging Rock Cascades North Carolina Waterfall Engagement Session
Hanging Rock Cascades North Carolina Waterfall Engagement Session Booty Grab
Hanging Rock Cascades North Carolina Waterfall Engagement Session

This afternoon glow was so dreamy! I could not have asked for better light during their session!

Hanging Rock Cascades North Carolina Waterfall Engagement Session
Hanging Rock Cascades North Carolina Waterfall Engagement Session
Hanging Rock Cascades North Carolina Waterfall Engagement Session
Hanging Rock Cascades North Carolina Waterfall Engagement Session

Down at the Lower Cascades is where things started to get a little steamy! But even so, we were laughing and having so much fun the entire time!

Hanging Rock Cascades North Carolina Waterfall Engagement Session
Hanging Rock Cascades North Carolina Waterfall Engagement Session
Hanging Rock Cascades North Carolina Waterfall Engagement Session
Hanging Rock Cascades North Carolina Waterfall Engagement Session
Hanging Rock Cascades North Carolina Waterfall Engagement Session
Hanging Rock Cascades North Carolina Waterfall Engagement Session
Hanging Rock Cascades North Carolina Waterfall Engagement Session

We're Josh & Alisha

Just two lovebirds, enjoying everyday life.

Photographers. Artists. Creatives. Parents to two. Nerds. Foodies. Lovers. Friends.

We have been friends since 2006, married since 2008, and capturing memories through photography since 2010. The years of experience in all three make us uniquely qualified to tell your budding love story. If the years have taught us anything, its that fulfilling, long-lasting marriages have a foundation of friendship, and are built with joy - and perhaps quite a few carbs! 

We strive to help you feel confident during your big day, and not awkward or stressed - so you can look back on joyful memories that tell your love story.

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Hi! I'm Alisha!

I'm so excited you're here! 

In addition to being a lady-boss photographer, I am a wife, a mom, a teacher and a follower of Jesus. Those things are the center of everything about who I am, what I do, and how I do it. That means I believe in how important family is, whether you are just starting your own, or are celebrating all of those special milestones. Josh and I have been married for over 12 years and photographing weddings and families for over 10 of those years. Our style has evolved over time, but we love capturing images that are bright, colorful, and tell the most important story - yours!

When we are not shooting, I love going on adventures with our two beautiful girls, trying new recipes, or catching up on my favorite shows with my hubby.

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Hi! I'm Josh!

I want to capture your day!

Having the opportunity to live in a town as beautiful as Kernersville, NC is great. Being able to be here with Alisha is even better. I've been married over twelve years to the love of my life and for most of that time we have worked closely as wedding photographers. Because of this, we have a unique outlook on the wedding experience. Having the opportunity to find the joy and love in that special day and share it with you and your family and friends is the best thing about what I do. That's why I never miss getting a photo of the groom's face when he sees his bride for the first time.

When I don't have a camera in my hands, I enjoy coffee dates and car-sushi with my bride, board games before bed, and binge watching Netflix.

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