Surprise Proposal on Lake Higgins, Greensboro NC Engagement Photographer

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Hannah & Josh’s Surprise Proposal on Lake Higgins in Greensboro started on a cold, winter morning, but ended with warm, full hearts

Does anyone remember February 2020? It feels like forever ago.

Well, back in February, my amazingly talented florist friend told me she needed help with a secret project. Her best friend’s boyfriend, had asked her to to help plan a secret proposal! She immediately contacted me for a “styled shoot.” Our secret cover was a sunrise styled shoot on the docks of lake Higgins just outside Greensboro to show off a new bouquet and dress design. Having done styled shoots with us before, her best friend Hannah willingly agreed and was none-the-wiser!

I have to stop and make a plea for early morning shoots. Golden hour is gorgeous in the evening, but the mornings are just delicious. When booking your shoot with us, we will always suggest a morning session because of this lighting. Seriously though – look at these shots! If you are going to hire an Engagement Photographer in Greensboro – schedule a sunrise session!

The Proposal

We met the morning of March 8th (less than a week before the Covid shut down!) at lake Higgins and began shooting in some of the prettiest light I have ever seen! Hannah was absolutely stunning in her green, velvet dress from Southern Bride and despite the cold, she was so excited to be there!

On the lake shore, Josh was waiting for her boyfriend (also Josh) to arrive. I was given the signal and asked Hannah to turn around and face the sun so I could get a different angle. As I “adjusted my camera” and continued to talk, Josh snuck up behind her and tapped her on the shoulder. She slowly turned around and said “What are you doing here?” Josh got close and began to describe how much he loved her, he shared some very special Bible verses and then said “I’m going to propose.” Hannah began to cry and Josh got down on one knee as he pulled out the ring and asked the most important question of the day “Will you Marry me?”

Hannah, replying through tears, said “YES!”

The two embraced and Josh threw his hand in the air and yelled, “We did it!”

We all began to cheer with excitement! Now that Hannah was finally in on the secret, we continued our photo session around the lake and took some of my most favorite engagement photos ever!


Greensboro Surprise Proposal Engagement Photographer Lake Higgins North Carolina
Greensboro Surprise Proposal Engagement Photographer Lake Higgins North Carolina

Greensboro Surprise Proposal Engagement Photographer Lake Higgins North Carolina

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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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