Ashleigh and Manny met in middle school. She saw him in sixth grade and thought he was cute, but as the new kid in school, she was too shy to talk to him then. Over the next year or two, they became friends and would hang out frequently. When Ashleigh told Manny she was going to be attending a different school the following year, Manny asked Ashleigh to be his girlfriend. They’ve been together since!
Last year, Ashleigh told Manny that after she graduated college, she would be moving out of state. She is currently attending college in Louisiana to become a Veterinarian. Just like he did to make Ashleigh his girlfriend, Manny took the opportunity to take their relationship to the next level. At her college graduation party, with all their friends and family gathered to celebrate with them, Manny got down on one knee to ask Ashleigh to be his wife. She said yes and the two are engaged to be married!
While they were home for Spring Break and Easter, we took the opportunity to take their Rancho Cielito Lindo engagement photos. Here are some of my favorites!
It was pretty windy during their Rancho Cielito Lindo engagement photos. However, this next shot is still one of my favorites! I love the natural look of the wind in her hair!
Ashleigh and Manny made sure to include their fur babies in their Rancho Cielito Lindo engagement photos! I would expect nothing less from a future Veterinarian! The key to including Buddy and Super Duty, their incredibly photogenic pups, was that they brought the best puppy-sitters in the world: their parents who definitely think of these two as their grand-dogs!
Seriously, how cute are Ashleigh and Manny?!?!
One thing that is super cool to me about being able to photograph Ashleigh and Manny’s wedding later this year is that this is the third wedding for this sweet family we’ve had the honor of photographing! We photographed Kayla and Trent’s wedding in 2013 and Kelsea and Harrison’s Log Country Cove wedding last year. Now, it’s Ashleigh and Manny’s turn and we’re SO THANKFUL that we get to serve this sweet family, again!
I may have yelled “YAS QUEEN!!” at Ashleigh more than once when she changed into THIS DRESS! I’m seriously all heart eyes over it and think it was absolutely PERFECT! Everything that I could possibly want for a dress, this one has! It’s a beautiful jewel tone, which is great for all skin tones. It has a low V neckline and a cinched waist, emphasizing the feminine hourglass shape. The tulle overlay was perfect for spinning in! If I find out where she got it, I’ll be sure to share!
There is no such thing as too many spinning dress shots!
Ashleigh and Manny – thank you so much for spending part of your Spring Break and Easter weekend with me! I’m so glad we were able to take your Rancho Cielito Lindo engagement photos while y’all were in Texas and that y’all picked such a beautiful day! I can’t wait to celebrate the first day of your marriage here later this year!
– Mylah Renae