I'm Eileen, so nice to meet you! I am a Los Angeles based photographer, passionate about people and a huge fan of love. I truly believe photography is God's gift to me; through it I am able to share life with some of the most amazing people. What a privilege and joy it has been!

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I use way too many exclamation marks, but I'm really just that excited!!!! I want to know what moves your heart. I say "that's so funny" quite a bit, but it can mean a number of things. I am a lover of donuts and tea. I floss every night before bed! I love the idea of being spontaneous, but rarely do things unplanned. I am the youngest of four girls, but I'm taller than all my sisters. I would love to open a cafe someday. I am fascinated by the bridegroom God and his ravished heart for all of humanity

photo by Shelley Paulson Photography

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    Kay’s 8th Birthday Party!

    My oldest niece just turned 8! Isn’t it crazy how time flies?! I still remember the night when my sister Emily told our family she was pregnant…we were all so excited! Now 8 years later we are STILL very excited for this little (or not so little anymore!) one and the life ahead of her.
    My second sister Elizabeth threw this whole party together. You might recognize her work from Timmy and Judy’s baby shower in October. Yes, she’s amazing! Liz is super detailed in everything that she does and I love how this Butterfly-themed birthday party turned out. You will be seeing more of her stuff here for sure! : )
    Everyone had sandwiches for lunch. Yum, I could use one right about now : )
    I love how there was a table for all the girls..and then a little one for the three (one is missing in this picture!) boys at the party, hehe.
    The house was filled with energy! All the kiddies were running around after lunch playing Simon Says and other games they made up. It’s so much fun watching them! : )
    And what’s a party without cake?!
    …and presents!
    Finally, after some more running around it was time for all the kids to nap. Everyone was so sad to go! Emily prepared goodie bags for all the kids to take home and Liz baked these delicious green-tea cookies for all the parents. What a great way to end the party! : )
    Kay is seriously the sweetest girl you’ll ever meet. She has such a kind heart and is always thinking of others before herself. Hooray for this new year! I can’t wait to see what God will show you this year Kay! Happy birthday again from your Ayi-4..I love you so much! : )
    *more pictures from Kay’s party coming soon on my facebook page!

    Posted in Children Photography, Event Photography

    4 Responses

    1. Tori says:

      What a lucky girl – such a gorgeous 8th birthday! Eileen, your photos are stunning and Elizabeth seemed to think of every little detail. I love the green and white, such a nice color scheme!

    2. kay says:

      thank you, ayi 4, for this post and all the nice things you said about me at the end. i miss you and love you!

    3. Ruth says:

      Dear Eileen, I was wondering where was found the clear ornaments, butterfly cut-outs, and the striped paper. My daughter decided to have a butterfly party for her eighth and I saw your pictures on Thoughtfully Simple. We both gasped and said, “It’s Perfect!!!” Thanks!

    4. Shere says:

      I absolutely love this. I pretty sure I will use most of these ideas for my daughters 3rd bd. love love love it

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