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Ayers Family | Great Marsh Estate, Bealeton, Virginia Portrait Photographer

Ayers Family | Great Marsh Estate, Bealeton, Virginia Portrait Photographer

I love switching up locations that match my couples’ ideal backdrop. They mentioned the farm look, which immediately made me think of my parent’s place, but I had another idea in mind. :) My great-cousin once owned a GORGEOUS estate right around the corner from my house growing up. It’s funny because my sister and I talked about how it would be the PERFECT location for a wedding. I even planned to do a styled shoot there a few years ago! Welllllll, my friends, Jessica and Jon, from Main Street Weddings, now manage the Great Marsh Estate and made it into a wedding venue!!!! YES! I mentioned this to Jennifer as an option, and she didn’t hesitate! She told me she wished I saw her reaction when she saw the property because her jaw dropped! Haha! And seeing how these photos turned out, I couldn’t imagine a different backdrop for these portraits!! :) :) :)

Ayers Family | Great Marsh Estate, Bealeton, Virginia Portrait Photographer

Jennifer enthusiastically shared her outfit ideas with me before we met up and my heart immediately swelled with excitement!!! They looked like they came right out of a fairytale! <3 Jennifer’s soft blue Cinderella dress, Lily’s white fluffy gown, and Will in his dapper suit jacket with this incredible glowy backdrop made this session one of my favorites this fall! <3 Plus, I cannot get enough of Lily’s little crown!!! OH MY GOSH! SO cute!!!! :) Even though Lily was done towards the end of the session, I still had to include a photo of her upset with her little crown because it’s still adorable! HA!

Thank you, Great Marsh Estates, for having us on your beautiful property!!! It was so much reliving the memories there at the estate and seeing it from a photographer’s perspective!! Thank you, Ayers Family, for a beautiful time from the moment we started the session!!! :) You all 

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