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 fianc√© 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!