I’m a queer Chicago intimate wedding photographer who knows you love your four-legged family members even more than your human ones sometimes. I’m an animal advocate, musical theatre enthusiast, and major pug lover.
As a proud member of the LGBTQ+ & BIPOC communities and as a woman-owned + operated business I thrive in uplifting and celebrating all kinds of love. Protect Trans Kids. Black Lives Matter. Stop Asian Hate.
Prioritizing the documentation of genuine, tender, and quiet moments for my couples is my passion. I love working with laid-back couples whose biggest intention is being present with their partner on their wedding day.
A & R + rescue dog diega, anniversary session with dog
"On the day of our photoshoot, she was such a friendly and warm presence. Her calming demeanor certainly helped when our dog was a bit anxious about being in a new place and posing for pictures. We really appreciate how she was so patient with all of us! Of course the photos were fantastic - I would recommend Mei Lin with enthusiasm!"
Missy, Tom, & Rescue Dog Marigold, elopement & anniversary session
“Our dog is very anxious and Mei Lin took all the necessary steps to help her feel more comfortable. Mei Lin is professional, kind, thoughtful, and produces gorgeous photos. I cannot recommend her highly enough!”
Katy, Brian, &
Rescue dog Ruben, Engagement Session
"Mei Lin is such a joy to work with! She is incredibly professional, timely, and makes you feel right at home in front of the camera. I cannot WAIT to see the beautiful photos I know will be coming once our wedding day arrives! I would highly recommend booking MLB Photography for your big day."
Sarah & David, wedding/anniversary session
"I'm so pleased with the photos [Mei Lin] took; not only are they beautiful, but they so successfully capture the essence of our relationship in all of its quirky glory that one friend of mine said, 'These are the best wedding photos ever.'"
Danielle & rescue dog Milo, portrait session with dog
"After the day was done, all I could think was that I wanted to schedule another one... It will definitely not be my last! And I recommend Mei Lin to all my friends and family. She is kind, professional, highly skilled, and gets great results."
Not only did Rya & Britt host a marvelous intimate garden wedding in Chicago, they celebrated with their closest friends & family members while bowling and playing laser tag. Their guest of honor was Miss Lio (who -- yes -- is named after the Liopleurodon dinosaur).
Recently engaged couple Emma & Maya brought their pup Kona to celebrate with some gorgeous Chicago sunset photos at the North Avenue Pier.
Aja & Kyra's day was held in an underground converted church in Logan Square Chicago. It mirrored their personality and style as a couple and individuals.
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