It wasn't 'love at first sight' for Leila. Quite the contrary! Leila initially got bad vibes from Gene during their initial first encounter in Westwood, California - so Leila decided it would be entertaining to try and kick a rock toward his direction as they approached their cars to part ways. As Leila's foot went up, her body went DOWN, down, down to the rocky ground! Bruised and embarrassed for days, this untraditional first meeting proved to be exactly what Leila and Gene needed to break the ice and instantly become friends! They would both learn that they had a common interest in food and traveling, and their friendship soon transformed into something greater! A lasting and loving relationship.
"I knew she was the one for me from the beginning and asked her to marry me where we first met." - Gene
Below are a few of our favorite images captured during our time together in Palm Springs for Leila and Gene's beautiful Engagement Sessions. After an extremely fun and exciting time together, Gene and I were fortunate to walk away without a rock flying in our direction from Leila… And we are grateful for it;) Haha.
"They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green."
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