Lee was attending a cousin’s wedding and talking to his Uncle when his Uncle introduced him to a family friend/business partner. Not sure of what to say to the man, he spoke of school and his academic aspirations. Impressed by this young man, the family friend invited Lee to meet his daughter. Lee didn’t want to go and was slightly aghast at being set up, but he felt obliged to meet the girl since the man was a good family friend. So he went and endured the most awkward moments of his life meeting Amy while her Mom stood around in full hook up mode. And of course Amy turned out to be everything he thought she wouldn’t be and so began their summer romance. When the summer ended he left Chicago for Southern California where he’s a graduate student at UCSB and thus began their long distance Chicago – LA relationship. Amidst heartache, I miss you’s, and lots of frequent flyer miles their love grew into what they share today. Amy and Lee will be marrying in their Chicago home town, but wanted to take their engagement photos in Los Angeles where they’d spent much of their time growing to know and love one another.
It was my first time meeting Amy and Lee and I have to say that they are the cutest couple ever. I love the way they interact and how easy they are to laugh with each other. We had a ton of fun and had some beautiful light and scenery to play with. I’m really excited to share these images with you. And last, but not least…thank you Muse Makeup Artistry for dolling Amy up for our shoot! Her hair and makeup looked flawless. I totally recommend girls get their hair and makeup professionally done for our shoots.
I love that these two can rock the fierce looks and also be relaxed and have fun too. They couldn’t be more attractive than they already are.
As we made our way back up the hill to our cars, I couldn’t resist a few more shots in the wildflowers growing along the hillside. So gorgeous! I won’t lie, I am completely in love with these images. They’re just so romantic to me!