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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photo by Shelley Paulson Photography


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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    I can’t believe it’s already been a month since I said YES! Wow, what a crazy journey it has been so far! A lot of you have been asking me how Benny proposed and I try my best to describe the details, but finally here are some pictures : )

    So I had NO IDEA this was about to happen. We had just gone out to a late dinner + dessert and I was expecting to come home and rest because I was shooting a wedding the next day. It was just past 12am when we got home, December 23rd, my 25th birthday! (yes, I shot a wedding on my birthday! haha). But instead of parking by my house like Benny usually does, he drove straight into my backyard! The first thing I saw were tons of lights on both sides. I started freaking out JUST a tiny bit thinking this must be a really nice birthday surprise or…something! NO WAY was he going to propose..was he?! No wayyy…! We parked and he invited me out for a walk…
    It was beautiful! Never had I seen my backyard this nice! haha. Benny planned for everything to be displayed kind of like an art exhibit and so we walked through each part.
    You might be wondering why there’s a little girl’s bike and a Hello Kitty scooter on display. These were shipped all the way from Kansas City to Los Angeles for this very night! The bike and scooter played such a big part in our relationship, because I learned how to ride a bike for the very first time in KC and Benny was there to cheer me on! After that day as I practiced outside, Benny would join along, riding my niece’s Hello Kitty scooter by my side. And that was the beginning of us! haha. Below, instagram cookies that I ordered for Benny for our 1 month anniversary! verses that really spoke to us this season + ice skates, ordered from the place where we had one of our first dates! Everything that was displayed meant something special to us. Thank you Benny for thinking of all these things! < even his car was part of the exhibit! hehe and then it happened!! I couldn’t believe it! ENGAGED?! I loved the details from that night so much I went outside the next morning to capture them in natural light too, hehe. THANK YOU to everyone who helped put this together! And thaaat was how it happened! THANK YOU Benny for putting so much thought into everything and making the night so special for me! I loved it! Ahhhh, can’t believe we are gonna get married!! : )

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    10 Responses

    1. Jessica Cheng says:

      HAHA i loooove your reaction to him holding the ring out to you :OD and wow he put so much thought into this. good job benny! and good job to all the volunteers :O)

    2. Shana says:

      I haven’t met him, but I like your fiance already! Super thoughtful and sweet proposal! Congrats Eileen and Benny!

    3. Aimee says:


    4. Karen says:

      Omg. He went all out. Congrats you two! 😀

    5. Judy says:

      So beautiful Eileen! Great job Benny! Can’t wait for the big day! 🙂

    6. Emily Kim says:

      OMG This is probably one of the best proposals I have ever seen. Whoever designed the layout is AMAZEBALLS!!! <3 Congrats again!

    7. Joan says:

      WOW. Absolutely amazing. 🙂 🙂 Congratulations, Leenbeans! 🙂 Thanks for sharing this with us! 🙂

    8. Tiffany Wong says:

      I’m speechless, maybe even with some tears of happiness and joy! That is the sweetest and most thoughtful engagement! I love what God did 🙂 today is my parents 28th anniversary and I was just thinking about God’s faithfulness and love to join couples together for His Glory!!!! Excited for you two! God knows best!!

    9. EILEEEEEEN!!! I just now finally had a chance to read your story and take a good look at the photos – HOW ROMANTIC! I’m so, so, so, SO happy for you and Benny! You looks so happy together. CONGRATULATIONS! 😀 XOXOXO

    10. yu /lim family says:

      wow..! congrats Eileen! ..what a beautiful wedding proposal ^__^
      wish you and your fiance all the best!! hugs

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