Misael & Ellisa | Engagement Portraits on the family ranch | Dublin, TX

 A couple laughs together while they hug, engagement portraits in Dublin, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com

We're so excited to tell y’all the love story of these two, because it is the sort of cute, everyday love story that shows finding your perfect person is possible.

Misael & Ellisa met at a mutual friend’s house party. Misael, tired from working a long day, was sitting quietly on the couch, watching TV. Ellisa came up and sat beside him, and struck up a conversation. She asked him a lot of questions, but being so tired, Misael wasn’t very talkative. Then, when Ellisa went to chat with someone else at the party, Misael left without saying good-bye.

Ellisa thought that was the end of that, and didn't expect to connect with Misael again. She was surprised when their mutual friend told her Misael had asked for her number so he could call and apologize for appearing rude. The apology led to Misael asking Ellisa out on a first date, which led to a more formal second date. It was at this second date Misael likes to joke that Ellisa “fell for him,” since she literally missed the step getting out of his truck and face-planted in the grass right in front of him. Luckily for these two, laughter is one of their defining marks as a couple, so they laughed it off and have been together ever since.

One of their favorite ways to spend time together is visiting Misael’s family’s ranch. Ellisa enjoys spending time with his family and his mom’s home-cooking. Both Misael and Ellisa work with cows, so they also like to drive out on the property to check in on the cows and enjoy the country views. When Misael decided to propose to Ellisa he picked his family’s ranch as the perfect spot, during one of their drives out in the field on the gator.

Ellisa noticed Misael seemed a little off or nervous that night, but wasn’t really sure what was going on. When he suggested they go for a ride in the gator, she didn’t think it was anything out-of-the-ordinary. Yet when she went to open the glove compartment, Misael freaked out and told her not to look in there. She thought that was weird, but he played it off and off they went for their drive. Little did Ellisa know that her engagement ring was riding along in the glove compartment, and she had almost ruined the surprise.

Misael drove Ellisa out under a tree on a hill that overlooks the ranch. And as her back was turned to him, looking out over the view, he got down on one knee behind her and touched her leg. She swatted his hand away, thinking he was messing with her. But when he kept touching her leg, she turned around and realized what was happening. Misael asked her to spend forever with him as his wife, and she said yes! And so the wedding planning began!

When we were meeting with them and discussing their engagement session, they brought up the idea of doing their session at Misael’s family’s ranch, photographing them at the same spot Misael had proposed. We loved the idea! I mean, how cool will it be to show your children an engagement photo and tell them that’s the exact spot where your dad proposed to me?!?

So we drove out to Dublin, Texas on Sunday to photograph these two Sweethearts for their engagement portraits.

Being with Misael & Ellisa again reminded us just how much fun they are as a couple. They laughed so much during their session, and caused us to laugh along with them. Especially when we wanted the cows in the background of their portrait and had to call on their parents to herd them around for us.

The joy they have in their relationship is so evident you just know they are going to have such a happy marriage, full of love and laughter. And it all started with an awkward conversation at a friend's party!

 A couple stands in front of the Dr. Pepper mural downtown during their engagement portraits in Dublin, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Fun engagement portraits in Dublin, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Fun engagement portraits in Dublin, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Romantic engagement portraits on a family ranch in Dublin, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Romantic engagement portraits on a family ranch in Dublin, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 A couple smiles at one another in a field of cows - engagement portraits on a family ranch in Dublin, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 A couple stroll hand-in-hand on the groom's ranch in Dublin, Tx - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Romantic engagement portraits on a family ranch in Dublin, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Romantic engagement portraits on a family ranch in Dublin, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Romantic engagement portraits on a family ranch in Dublin, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com

Dear Misael & Ellisa,

We had a blast being with you guys out in Dublin! Thank you so much for showing us your ranch and letting us meet your sweet family. And thank you for the reminder of how fun love can be! We pray you continue to laugh together as you finish up your wedding plans...and for the rest of your lives!

Love, J&M

 A couple embraces in a field with a Texas sunset behind them during their engagement photos on a family ranch in Dublin, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com