take a peek behind the lens
Hi, I’m Ashleigh!
MORE THAN JUST YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
I want to get to know the real you and what your love is all about. I thrive on documenting your story in a authentic way that reflects who you are as a couple.
I not only want to capture your story in a beautiful and unique way, I want to make sure it as authentically you as possible. A huge way I can do this is by making sure we connect on a personal level before you ever step in front of the camera.
So, a little about me—I’m Ashleigh, pronounced the normal way, but with a twist on the spelling.
I’m an outgoing San Diego native living out my best days in the gem state, Idaho, with my husband, Brian, and our two pups. I’m a total homebody that loves to explore new places. Mountains captivate me but I love a good ocean view.
I prefer my paths to be dirt, but will travel on horseback, tires, or a snowboard. I love music, but I’m also totally content in the sound of nature. I’m not a morning person, but I’m working on it. I love working out; I’m going to a training studio now and I love it! I’m always wrapped in a blanket and I LOVE pillows. Candy, sushi, cider + coffee are the way to my heart.
Born and raised in Southern California, I started my photography journey as a kid. With a tech-savvy father, who past down cameras and video cameras to me, I’ve had a passion for documenting life through the lens of a camera for more than half my lifetime. My professional experience for photography began with my first job at Kodak (16), to taking grad and portrait photos of my friends, to shooting couples and eventually gaining the confidence to take on weddings.
Being a hopeless romantic myself, shooting weddings comes natural and it truly never gets old. I still get teary-eyed over vows, first dances + simply seeing soulmates marry their best friends. Marriage is our most cherished, magical gift and to be apart of them brings me absolute JOY to be able to do this as my job. I’m still pinching myself.
a few of my favorite things
My Short Story
2015: STARTED ASHLEIGH MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY
2018: GRADUATED COLLEGE + WENT FULL TIME WITH MY BUSINESS
2019: BRIAN PROPOSED, XO
2020: 5 YEARS IN BIZ, WOOOO!
2021: BEST DAY EVER //MARRIED MY BEST FRIEND ON 10.02.21
2022: MOVED TO IDAHO
2023: CONTINUING MY TRAVEL TO SOCAL + BEYOND!
meet the family
I met this handsome fella named Brian in college, after I coincidentally sat next to him in class. He was so cute, charming and really funny. Obviously the rest is history because I was hooked. For our first official date, we jumped out of a plane?? I knew in that moment, he was going to be my forever adventure buddy… so we moved in together just a few months after meeting one another. Brian served 5 years in the Navy and obtained his undergrad and soon after, masters degree. He’s the most hardworking, dedicated person I have ever met. He’s a very big part of why I took the chance going full time with my business.
After 5 years renting, we bought our first home together in a quaint neighborhood in Poway, California. Our little 1973 home has been such a blast to renovate and what we spent most of 2020 doing. We have spent many, many hours/days working on home projects together and really making it OUR home. Brian proposed December 2019 in La Jolla on the cliffs of Torrey Pines and we got married on October 2, 2021 in the mountains of Big Bear. We bought our second home in Meridian, Idaho where we plan to reside “almost” full time, as we both travel for work. We’re so excited to immerse ourselves in our new home state and explore all Idaho has to offer.
Our favorite hobbies together include: Cuddling on the couch watching shows + movies, eating bomb Mexican and Italian food (I would argue these are our top choices), trying out new breweries, dirt biking, scuba diving, camping, road trips and new adventures. As long as we’re together, we’re happy.
Remi, our first pup we got together in 2016 at 7 weeks old. He turned 7 years old on Christmas Day (don’t let his gray face fool you) he’s a forever puppy. Often mistaken for German Shepherds, both our pups are Belgian Malinois. A remarkably intelligent, loyal, active breed. You won’t find me home without these two attached to my hip.
They love to hike, swim and camp with us. It’s really awesome having dogs that can keep up with our life style. They are the sweetest, most loving duo, with completely opposite personalities but total besties. Remi is the needy, loving, social, people loving, forever puppy.
Remi’s favorite things: Squeaky Kong balls (very specific, tennis balls don’t cut it), suckling on all his stuffed toys, cuddling, hiking, treats, sunbathing and his BFF, Bella.
Ryder, most often referred to as “The Ry Girl.” Was adopted around 3 months + she’ll be 4 years old on Cinco De Mayo (yep, they’re both holiday puppies). Ryder’s really unique and shy to strangers, but once she warms up to new people, she’s always everyone’s favorite (shhh, don’t tell Remi). Everyone can appreciate earning her love and trust. She’s a sweet, down to earth, shy girl, who appreciates quiet moments and simply observing.
Ryders favorite things: Sitting by the front door looking outside, chasing bunnies or squirrels, kissing Remi, hiking, treats, stealing toys from Remi that she doesn’t actually want and independently napping all day so she can be up all night.