Forest View Manor Bridal Portraits

This Forest View Manor bridal session has stolen my heart!  There were moments during the session that felt like a Charleston plantation, but this beautiful manor sits in our small Southern town!

Miranda’s session took place in the middle of the pandemic and it’s a miracle that we made it happen!  She was able to get personal appointments for hair and makeup, while I searched for a location that would allow us on the grounds.

I’ve always dreamed of shooting at this manor, which was once known as the Ledbetter House.  The owners of this beautiful residence were so kind and welcomed us with open arms.  They even opened up their guest house for Miranda to get ready.  The stars aligned and it was the most magical day with the most incredible people!

Miranda and Jimmy’s wedding was scheduled to take place in May, but due to the circumstances they postponed to July.  So why am I revealing her bridal portraits now?  Well, the couple decided to have a private ceremony on their original date so her dress has officially been seen!  Lucky for me, I don’t have to wait any longer to share her breathtaking session!

I can’t wait for their big event in July and I couldn’t be more excited to share her portraits on the blog today!  Miranda is truly a classic Southern bride!


  1. Wanda Huffstetler says:

    Thank you, Ashley! This beautiful home was a magical backdrop for Miranda’s bridal portraits! You are awesome!

    • Ashley Koch says:

      It was truly the most dreamy of bridal sessions and Miranda could not have looked more beautiful!!! I just love you and your sweet family to pieces!!!!

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