Jessica and Nick | Asheville Wedding Photographer

Hey! We're Josh & Alisha Croghan, a husband and wife wedding photography team based in the Carolinas. We love camping, nerding out, and telling your love story.

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Blue Winter Wedding Dreams at the Loralei Inn, Asheville Wedding

Blue wedding details were huge in 2021!

Asheville Wedding Photographer Loralei Inn Blue Tulle Dress

Jessica and Nick held the blue winter wedding of their dreams at the Loralei Inn in Canton, NC just outside of Asheville.

Asheville Wedding Photographer Loralei Inn Blue Tulle Dress

One of my favorite personal touches was this elegant blue cake by Verbena Events. The wrapped sugar is a great alternative for those of us who don’t like fondant, but still want an elegant finish. And of course I have to mention the gold edging and foiling details – such a beautiful touch!

Asheville Wedding Photographer Loralei Inn Blue Tulle Dress

My favorite detail is probably Jessica’s hair. Haley Garber is a hair wizard, y’all! She was able to create these floral details with Jessica’s actual hair! (No – these are note extensions or clip ins!) She loves to create art on wedding days, but is also a phenomenal teacher that loves to share how-to’s on her social media profiles!

Asheville Wedding Photographer Loralei Inn Blue Tulle Dress

Jessica also captured the two-piece tulle skirt trend so well! This blue, fluffy skirt was do feminine and fun. The top piece was covered in a beautiful lace detail and had a corset back for the perfect fit! The fur wrap was the perfect coverup for this look.

Asheville Wedding Photographer Loralei Inn Blue Tulle Dress

Simple green florals by Sweet T Flowers gave this look a fresh finish.

Asheville Wedding Photographer Loralei Inn Blue Tulle Dress
Asheville Wedding Photographer Loralei Inn Blue Tulle Dress

The grand front veranda of the Loralei Inn helped us create these beautiful portraits while being shaded from the harsh winter sun. Many people don’t realize that the sun from December through March in North Carolina creates a very harsh light due to the angle of the sun. If you are planning a winter wedding in Asheville, keep the lighting in mind.

Asheville Wedding Photographer Loralei Inn Blue Tulle Dress
Asheville Wedding Photographer Loralei Inn Blue Tulle Dress
Asheville Wedding Photographer Loralei Inn Blue Tulle Dress
Asheville Wedding Photographer Loralei Inn Blue Tulle Dress

The bride switched to a leather jacket for an edgier (and warmer!) look.

Asheville Wedding Photographer Loralei Inn Blue Tulle Dress
Asheville Wedding Photographer Loralei Inn Blue Tulle Dress

And of course I can’t forget Nick! Give me a groom that is willing to be a goofy hype man any day! His slim fit suit created the perfect silhouette and his floral tie was the perfect compliment to Jessica’s color scheme.

Asheville Wedding Photographer Loralei Inn Blue Tulle Dress
Asheville Wedding Photographer Loralei Inn Blue Tulle Dress
Asheville Wedding Photographer Loralei Inn Blue Tulle Dress

Amazing Vendor Team:

Photographer: @himherphoto⁠

Stylist: @glamourgrindevents⁠

Venue: @theloralieinn

Hair and makeup: @beautybyhaleygarber ⁠

Flowers: @sweettflowersnc⁠

Dress: @glamourandgrindrentals⁠

Rentals:@wnctents

Cake: @verbenaeventsavl

For more of our favorite Asheville photos, check out Becca and Spencer’s shoot at Looking Glass Falls.

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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