Engagement Session Giveaway: Megan and Matthew’s Unforgettable Experience

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Megan and Matthew, the Winners of Our 2023 Engagement Session Giveaway, Had the Ultimate Engagement Session Experience Complete with a Photo Session at the Little Chapel at Haven Ridge

The Ultimate Engagement Session Giveaway last year was a remarkable event that beautifully highlighted love and community spirit. Megan and Matthew, the lucky winners of this giveaway, experienced a dreamlike engagement session, thanks to the collaboration of local Winston-Salem vendors. This blog post delves into their experience, emphasizing why our annual giveaway has become one of our favorite things to do!

North Carolina Engagement Photographer The Little Chapel Champainted by Bec Brushed by Bec Winston Salem Picnic Ladies

A Collaboration of Local Vendors for the Ultimate Engagement Session Giveaway

This giveaway was an awesome demonstration of community collaboration, with various local vendors coming together to create a memorable experience:

  • Hair and makeup artist, SMG Beauty Co ensured Megan looked radiant for her engagement session.
  • A press-on nail specialist, 1002 Nails added an extra touch of elegance to her ensemble.
  • Wood and Thread Boutique provided a gift card for Megan to purchase her fabulous black sequin dress
  • Hot Rocks Tanning, Beauty Babes WSNC, and Afterglow Aesthetics provided services including a facial, lashes, and tanning, adding to the luxurious feel of the session.
The Little Chapel at Haven Ridge Engagement Photographer
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The Little Chapel: An Idyllic Setting for Engagement Photos

The Little Chapel in Winston-Salem, a key part of our engagement session giveaway, offered a picturesque and romantic setting. Its charming architecture of the chapel and peaceful atmosphere made for an ideal backdrop for Megan and Matthew’s engagement photos.

The Little Chapel at Haven Ridge Engagement Photographer
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Romantic Picnic Setup by Winston Salem Picnic Ladies

The engagement session was elevated by a romantic picnic organized by the Winston Salem Picnic ladies. Complete with Brushed by Bec’s floral arrangements, a gourmet charcuterie, and champagne, the setup was not just visually stunning but also created an intimate space for the couple to enjoy their engagement session.

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North Carolina Engagement Photographer The Little Chapel Champainted by Bec Brushed by Bec Winston Salem Picnic Ladies
North Carolina Engagement Photographer The Little Chapel Champainted by Bec Brushed by Bec Winston Salem Picnic Ladies

Capturing Timeless Moments Around the Chapel

The photography session around The Little Chapel was a highlight of the giveaway. We captured beautiful, intimate portraits of Megan and Matthew, showcasing their love against the timeless beauty of the chapel.

The engagement session concluded with a magical golden hour photoshoot by the water. After a quick outfit change, Megan and Matthew enjoyed a serene moment in a rowboat, perfectly capturing the essence of their relationship under the soft, golden light.

The Little Chapel at Haven Ridge Engagement Photographer
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Celebrating Love Through the Engagement Session Giveaway

This engagement session giveaway wasn’t just a photoshoot; it was a celebration of love and community. Megan and Matthew’s heartfelt appreciation for every vendor and each moment of the session underscored the incredible impact such giveaways have. Their engagement session, powered by the joint efforts of Winston-Salem’s finest, became a lasting memory and a beautiful testament to the power of collaborative celebrations in love stories.

We are so grateful to all the vendors that made this very special shoot possible! 
Don’t forget to follow us, and all of the following vendors on Instagram for future giveaways!

Engagement Session Giveaway Partners

Photography provided by Him and Her Photography @himherphoto
Venue The Little Chapel @thelittlechapel
Picnic provided by the Winston Salem Picnic Ladies @winstonsalemspicnicladies and @the.boardbabe
Engagement Session Video by Gold Leaf Productions @gold.leaf.productions
Floral Details by Brushed by Bec @brushedbybec.florals
Custom Champagne bottle by @champainted.brushedbybec

All the pampering before your session:
Professional Hair and makeup for the session by @smgbeautyco
A custom press on nail set by @1002nails
Spray Tan by @hotrockstanning
Fresh Lashes by @beautybabeswsnc
Facial by @_afterglow_aesthetics
A gift card to @woodandthreadboutique for some fresh threads

To see another session at the Little Chapel, click HERE!

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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