The Photographer : Ashleigh Magnus
Hey everyone! I’m Ashleigh. I wanted to take the time to connect with all of you and share a little about who I am and what I do. I studied business with an emphasis in marketing at Brandman University and am a self taught photographer. I’ve grown up and spent all my life in Orange County, California. From a young age I’ve been an avid horseback rider and am blessed to own two of my own gorgeous boys. I enjoy spending time with friends and father whether it be trying the new coffee shop down the street or traveling to new places together. Road trips and adventuring are some of my favorite activities and I am always looking for the next new place to go! I’ve always been a die heart country fan, and while I love all music; country has a special place in my heart and half the time I spend out line dancing. I also love reading and continually am looking for new books to indulge in. I’m a devoted Christ lover and am continually thanking the Lord for all the opportunities He has provided me with. I believe everyone has their own story to tell, and I would be honored to help share yours!
How It All Began
Since receiving my first horse Banjo I have had a passion for documenting the fun and incredible adventures we have had. Banjo has been my best friend since I was a little girl and I cherish every moment we spend together. I’ve learned that by freezing our memories in images, I have a way of looking back, reliving, and treasuring our time all over again. Banjo was simply the start to a long line of memories I hoped to save. Since then I have been sure to capture memories with my friends, family, and other loved ones. So my story is just that, it’s my own, it’s unique, and it’s something that I want to share with those I love. Your story, and those in it whether it be your life partner or four legged friends, is just as special and important. So let’s tell your story, and capture memories that you will hold close to your heart for years to come. Through this industry I have not only had opportunities to work and develop client relationships, I have grown and created friendships. I am, and always will be, extremely grateful to all of you who believe in and trust me to share in your story. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me the chance to follow my dream in the process!
~ Behind the Scenes ~
I always love capturing some behind the scenes moments from sessions with you and your loved ones! Any behind the scenes images are more then welcome during sessions and may be put on display here! Lets show off your story and experience some more!
~ Meet The Team ~
This boy has been my ride or die from the start. Being the inspiration behind my photography, I'm blessed for the countless years we've had together and look forward to the ones yet to come. Banjo is a 23 year old Appendix, trained in both western and english disciplines this horse has done it all! One of my crowning achievements with him would be the ability to trick train and ride without a bridle. I have never experienced the sort of trust we share and now have the ability to share it with others. Banjo is a superstar modeling for me and several of my clients have had the chance to use him in their session. Fun fact he was also Boot Barn's model in 2014!
This girl has become a huge part of what I do and continues to inspire me every day! Running her own photography business, Sara takes the time to come second shoot and assist at engagements and weddings. Her fun and eager personality shines through in everything she does and I love having her on the team while also watching her thrive in her own business! With her around your big day is sure to be something special!
Moe was welcomed into the family in 2015 and boy has it been a ride with this one! While he continues to be my incredible show jumper, I'm also blown away by his fun and quirky personality. I don't believe I have met a horse with such a full heart and desire to please. Moe has taken me to countless new heights and continues to grow and develop me as a rider. On our off days I'm usually out enjoying a trail ride with this guy or giving him some time off to relax in the turnout. I'm so excited to see where our future leads and am enjoying every step we take together! Countless thanks goes out to the Kivlin family for making it possible for me to have the horse of my dreams!
Megan has joined our team as our official make up artist! So excited to be working together with this incredible girl and giving clients the opportunity to feel like a star with professional make up. Megan has a sweet and funny personality that makes everyone around her laugh. I'm certainly looking forward to working with this talented girl more!