Kate and David | Intimate Backyard Wedding in Winston Salem

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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Kate and David’s beautiful, intimate backyard wedding at her mother’s home in Winston Salem proved love was not cancelled – even in the middle of a global pandemic.

The summer of 2021 was just as tumultuous for couples planning a wedding as the summer of 2020. Rules and regulations, mandates, and shutdowns caused a lot of fear. While we were still shooting weddings, there was still a lot of uncertainty for couples. Kayli Lafon Photography asked me to join her as a second shooter for an intimate backyard wedding in Winston Salem. I was very excited to work with her and jumped at the chance.

Kate and David decided that despite all that was going on in the world, they would still have their dream wedding. Instead of a large venue with lots of guests, they chose to scale back and host their wedding in Kate’s mother’s beautiful backyard. Her mother has an amazing green thumb. Her garden is just as beautiful as any professionally landscaped wedding venue. They gathered their closest friends and family from all over. Then they said their vows in the garden where Kate used to play as a child.

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The Ceremony and Reception

I was honored to be present to witness such a special ceremony. There were few dry eyes as the couple shared their first kiss. After the ceremony, we captured some beautiful portraits of Kate and David as the sun was setting. The warm summer light was streaming through the trees creating the most beautiful glow. Then we ate some of the most delicious food I have ever eaten at a wedding! Finally, Kate’s parents surprised her with a Mariachi band to celebrate their union and we sent them off with a sparkler exit!

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Even though much of the danger of that pandemic has passed and couples are celebrating with much larger weddings, don’t be afraid to host a small wedding with your closest family and friends at an unexpected location. Kate and David’s wedding proves that you can still have the most beautiful, intimate backyard wedding of your dreams.

Want to be inspired by another small, intimate wedding?

Click here to see Alina and Brandon’s Micro-Wedding at the Burke Manor

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.


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.


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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