Orange County Engagement : Lesley + Amir

Orange County Engagement : Lesley + Amir


They met by way of a friend. Amir met Lesley and was smitten with her dazzling smile and vivacious personality. Carefully hedging his bets, Amir did his homework (via Facebook) on this girl who stole his heart. After viewing pictures and stealthily seeing what groups she belonged to, he sent her an email. Lesley tosses her head back and laughs when Amir recounts that email. He had so much game back then, she says in between fits of laughter.

And that’s the thing about Amir: he makes Lesley laugh with little to no words at all. Perhaps it’s his unique skill set as a psychiatrist, but Amir reads his fiancé like a front page cover story. And now it’s his turn to laugh. Lesley turns and smiles at him when she admits she can read him just as well. One of the perks of marrying a doctor is learning how to use his techniques in the same way. Amir nods and smiles, revealing–again–just how smitten he is with the girl who stole his heart two years ago.

Amir and Lesley are marrying next month in Manhattan Beach and I couldn’t be more excited to hang out with them again soon. We had a blast at their engagement session and I enjoyed getting to know them better, especially since they booked me online. Spending the day in Orange County for their engagement session was the perfect start to what’s shaping up to be a perfect wedding day.

I don’t think it needs to be said, but I’ll just go ahead and admit how beautiful I think Lesley is…and not just on the outside. This girl has a gorgeous soul, too.

Lesley brought along a few details to personalize her engagement photos and I couldn’t have been happier!

A simple blend of their personalities is shown in this photo…Amir is holding a bottle of Spanish wine (a nod to their travels to Spain) and Lesley is holding their favorite macaroons (we shared them at the end of the session–delish!). Sometimes the smallest elements really help bring a session together and showcase their love in a unique way…

The light during their engagement session was nothing short of divine…

Just before sunset, they roamed the hillscape together and it made for lovely moments together…

I’ll end this post with this photo since it’s the perfect depiction of their love!

To see more of Lesley and Amir’s engagement photos, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slideshow with music provided by The Music Bed!

Happy Friday!

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  1. Mei Teng -

    Beautiful engagement photos

      3.1.13 - 1:02 pm

  2. Liz -

    Oh my gosh – LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! These are just so beautiful!! And that maxi dress Lesley is wearing is stunning. Jasmine – I hope you gave yourself permission to hang out with them and have a glass of wine afterwards. You definitely earned it!!

      3.1.13 - 1:24 pm

  3. Danielle -

    Amazing session!! The lighting is incredible!!

      3.1.13 - 1:46 pm

  4. Zac -

    Excellent work as always Jasmine, I really like the black and white images.

      3.1.13 - 1:55 pm

  5. Alli McWhinney -

    Those last 3 photos are to die for! Amazing!

      3.1.13 - 2:33 pm

  6. Gail -

    Ohhhh absolutely GORGEOUS! Cannot wait to see their wedding as you can just tell it is going to be one stylish affair!!

      3.1.13 - 3:21 pm

  7. jack -

    The blue dress is a gorgeous splash of colour against the green background. The second photo is beautiful, definitely my favourite!

      3.1.13 - 3:55 pm

  8. Lindsey McClennahan -

    SO very classy. Great job J. They look like scenes from a great romantic comedy film!

      3.1.13 - 4:12 pm

  9. Regan -

    Ahh so beautiful!! I so want one of those macaroons. The lighting is beyond amazing! Love love this session! Can’t wait to see their wedding! 🙂

      3.1.13 - 4:27 pm

  10. shhivika -

    Hey Jasmine – love love your work, and the setting of this shoot was, infact, nothing short of devine. Thank you for always inspiring us.

      3.1.13 - 4:39 pm

  11. Ashley Rogers - Breathtaking! I want to meet them. 🙂 Stunning Jasmine!

      3.1.13 - 5:00 pm

  12. Hailey -

    Wow, Jasmine! These are all so gorgeous!

      3.1.13 - 5:34 pm

  13. Amélie Cousineau -

    The thing I like most about this shoot is that it’s simple and beautiful at once. Great work as usual, props Jasmine!

      3.1.13 - 5:41 pm

  14. Lucy Santaniello -

    Awe, that last shot is the sweetest! Beautiful!!

      3.1.13 - 6:12 pm

  15. Melissa Kate -

    LOVE!! These are incredible… especially the last one! <3

      3.1.13 - 7:30 pm

  16. David + Kara Wedding Imagery -

    Great work as always, Jasmine!

      3.1.13 - 7:40 pm

  17. Jessica Vidmar Photography -


      3.1.13 - 8:11 pm

  18. Evie Perez -

    SO pretty Jasmine!! I Just can’t get over the lighting in this session! It was beyond gorgeous.!

      3.1.13 - 9:11 pm

  19. Debby -

    Love the black and white portrait of her! and WHERE are the macaroons from?!

      3.1.13 - 11:15 pm

  20. Tira J -

    What a completely gorgeous session! Everything! The couple, the clothing, the light, the WINE! Ha ha! Can’t wait for their wedding too. xoxo

      3.2.13 - 12:24 am

  21. Dennis Bullock -

    So amazing!

      3.2.13 - 12:33 am

  22. Hendrik -

    Beautiful images!

    Can´t wait for the summer…

      3.2.13 - 1:24 pm

  23. antonia chick -

    I absolutely love this session Jasmine – the black & white portrait of Lesley is nothing short of stunning!!

      3.2.13 - 3:03 pm

  24. Katarina Sharon -

    Beautifull pictures as always!

      3.3.13 - 5:36 pm

  25. Melissa Avey -

    So beautiful! The weather is certainly not that nice right now here in Cambridge, Ontario! LOL

      3.4.13 - 12:27 am

  26. ashley goodwin -

    Oh heyyyyyyyyyyy you have been doing some sessions that JUST WHEN I THINK YOU CANT GET ANY BETTER YOU DO! This is one of them. Gorgeous, fun mix of light, love, and wine. Holler back.

      3.5.13 - 3:47 am

  27. Tumbleweed Photography Studio -

    You had exquisite lighting for this session. And that up close black and white portrait of the bride is nothing short of divine!

      3.5.13 - 8:11 pm

  28. Amber -

    Wow! Gorgeous!

      3.6.13 - 9:37 pm

  29. Jsoh -

    Wow what a backdrop!

      3.8.13 - 5:43 am

  30. Pete Henderson -

    Nice. Like the black and white.

      3.9.13 - 4:28 pm

  31. natalie -

    amazing photos…xxoo

      3.13.13 - 1:23 pm

  32. Mark Martinez -

    Wow! I think this one is going on my list of favorite Jasmine Star engagements. Classic and elegant from start to finish and that first image is just perfection. Bravo!

      4.19.13 - 11:25 pm

  33. derek martinez -

    Such a beautiful session, so much love!

      5.22.13 - 3:46 pm

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