Willstella Farm, Kernersville Wedding Photographer: Willstella Farm, Kernersville NC 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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Charming Anne of Green Gables inspired editorial shoot hosted at Willstella Farm features a dedicated and creative team of local Kernersville vendors including photographer, planner, florist and more!

Willstella Farm, Kernersville Wedding Photographer

I drive by Willstella Farm at least one once per week. From the road the graceful farm house is unassuming and looks like many of the farmhouses that line the roads in Kernersville. But one of my jobs as a photographer is to notice the details most people just drive by. Next to the house is an ornate iron gate that leads to the back of the property. There you find a large oak tree where lights have been strung. Looking past that you see a large barn that is still home to a few goats and donkey, but the silo has been converted to a bar. Next to the barn and silo has been erected a large pavilion where graceful chandeliers hang from the ceiling. This family farm has become a place where families gather and celebrate the most joyous times of their life.

My friend Brandy of Beyond Special Events told me she had taken on a special role at Willstella Farms as the wedding coordinator and that she had a few ideas for editorial shoots she would like to do. The one that stood out to me was an Anne of Green Gables inspired wedding. That little farm house on the side of the road suddenly became the setting of an endearing love story. We wanted this editorial shoot to be special and feature only the best vendors that were local to Kernersville. Our goal was to show all of the amazing talent that is right here in our small town.

Vendor Team and Inspiration

The bride’s look is modern take on the Edwardian silhouette of the early 1900’s. When I approached Nichole at Magnolia Bride with this vision, she had the perfect dress. This gorgeous gown had just arrived in her shop when I contacted her and she graciously allowed us to borrow it for this shoot. Continuing the modern twist on the Gibson Girl look Laura at Pins and Curls Bridal Updos created a beautiful braided updo while Sarah at SMG Beauty Co kept the make-up soft, natural, and rosy. The groom’s tux was provided by Southern Bride. You can find the bride’s lace boots and groom’s page boy hat here and here on Amazon.

Tiffany at Pixie Dust Floral Design chose a mix of seasonal wildflowers flor the bouquet and floral installation along the trunk of the large oak tree behind the house. We chose this spot as the location for our ceremony. Printology Press (our only non-Kernersville vendor) designed the invitation suite and Cake and All Things Yummy crafted the delicate cake. Twice Loved Vintage provided the antique pieces for our cake stand, tables, chairs, and place settings. And last, but definitely not least, Giada’s laid out a delicious charcuterie board for our picnic setting.

Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer
Willstella Farms Kernersville Winston-Salem Wedding Photographer

Another of our favorite Kernersville Venues is Cuddle Creek Farm. You can see more of it here.

Vendor Team:
Photography: @himherphoto
Coordinator: @beyondspecialevents 
Venue: @willstellafarm
Rentals: @twicelovedvintagetlv
Florals: @pixiedustflorals
Invitation Suite: @printologypress
Cake: @cakeandallthingsyummy
Charcuterie: Giadas Trattoria
Tux: @southernbride 
Dress: @themagnoliabride
Hair: @pinsandcurls_bridalupdo_
Make-Up: @smgbeautyco
Bride: @sydneyrosewray 
Groom: @nickaronsnaps

Willstella Farm Kernersville NC photographer

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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