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honest, thoughtful, & reflective

for couples in love + their four-legged family

Mei Lin Barral Photography

honest + reflective imagery

for couples in love + their four-legged family

Now, I cannot wait to hear your
  
love story.

you've found your
person.

now it's time to celebrate your
love.

congratulations are in order

I understand if everything feels overwhelming right now, 
you are getting married.
You are now engaged to the love of your life, &
in the midst of planning your celebration.

I want you to be able to be present with each other,
to realize how lucky you are to have found each other.


my philosophy

On Christmas day almost 10 years ago, my cousin's partner surprised her with a tiny little black lab mix puppy with a huge red bow tied around his neck. It was that day that everyone in our family knew for certain they would one day get married.

On the morning of their special day, everybody was nervous, anxious, & most of all excited for the day's events to unfold.

This was the first wedding I attended, and I remember being in awe of everything during that day. I saw the photographer document the gorgeous bridal gown + shoes and instantly knew I wanted to photograph every part of a wedding day and the couple's love story.

I have carried this experience close to my heart ever since. I am thrilled to be able to document couples' love so their grandchildren may one day witness how love transcends time.

collections

the

BEGINNING AT 450

With your partner you have declared your love for one another & made the decision to grow old together. Celebrate this momentous time of your lives; it is a chance for you to slow down and enjoy being a fiancé(e).

engagements

BEGINNING AT 2500

Your wedding day is only the beginning of your new life with your partner by your side. This is the day that you celebrate your love, surrounded by all of your favorite people. Documenting this joy means you have heirlooms to keep close to your heart.

weddings

BEGINNING AT 600

The most important part of a wedding is to be with the one you love and begin a new adventure together. This collection is for the free-spirited, non-traditional couple who want an intimate celebration of love.

elopements

show-stopping experience

the

First of all, congratulations! You're getting married to your best friend and that is such a wonderful thing.

Please fill out the contact form to let me know where, when, and with whom you'll be celebrating your love.

1 | Places

I'll email you to set up our initial video call so we can meet each other and talk about your wedding plans.

I love to virtually meet all potential couples before we truly begin your photography experience.

2 | Overture

It was so nice to virtually meet you! I will email you an Investment Magazine full of details including collections, FAQs, wedding day tips, & more.

And I'll be in touch to any questions you may have.

3 | Start of Act 1

If you decide you'd like to have me for your day, (first of all thank you!) I will email you a contract, your new Personal Portal, & you'll send me a check for your 50% retainer.

Your contract can be signed online and is super user-friendly.

4 | End of Act 1

Now it's time to schedule your engagement session.

I love it when my couples choose a meaningful location -- it could be the place you had your first date, where one of you proposed, or it could be an entirely new adventure for you both.

4 | Intermission

You're wedding day is only about a month away which is when I'll touch base to go over all the details including vendors, final timeline, & more for your day.

This ensures you get the most beautiful photos of your celebration. 

6 | Act 2

The day is finally here, you're really getting married!

This is a new chapter in your love story and I'll be here to commemorate your day. I'll also be here for you throughout your day to lend a helping hand.

7 | Grand Finale

You're full of love and within just a few days of your wedding you'll receive sneak previews from your celebration!

Be sure to follow along on Instagram so you don't miss out.

8 | Standing Ovation

@meilinbarral

You'll receive your custom blogpost a week after your wedding which includes extended sneak previews.

This is a great way to share a highlight of your wedding photos to friends & family.

9 | Curtain Call

Finally, you'll receive your full wedding gallery.

This is the moment when you'll receive 500+ gorgeous wedding photos to reminisce and relive a momentous occasion in your love story.

10 | Exit Music

We've never hired a wedding photographer before, how do we do this?

We've never hired a wedding photographer before, how do we do this?

frequently asked questions

I completely understand! Start by contacting me and let's talk about your vision for your day and get to know each other. We'll start with the date and location of your wedding, budget, and what you're looking for (engagement session, full day coverage, etc) and go from there. Contracts are all done online and a 50% retainer reserves me for your date!
 

Should we have an engagement session?

Should we have an engagement session?

Most of my couples ask for an engagement shoot! They're a perfect time for you to take a minute, snuggle and kiss your spouse-to-be, and commemorate this time in your lives. Plus, we get to know each other, so by the time the wedding day rolls around, we're totally comfortable and already have a great relationship.

The location is totally up to you - I want you to show off who you are as a couple and individuals at a place that means something to the two of you. I'll help brainstorm places if you get stuck - I have so many hidden gems to show you!
 
Alternatively, if you’re incredibly busy before the wedding, an anniversary session is a lovely way to reflect on your first year of marriage together and celebrate!

How many photos should we expect?
How long until we get to see them?

How Many Photos Should We Expect?
How Long Until We Get To See Them?

You'll have a stunning gallery of 500+ wedding photos in 6-8 weeks. But don't worry, you won't be waiting long to see special sneak peaks
on Facebook & Instagram!

Speaking of — can we see a full gallery?

Speaking Of — Can We See A Full Gallery?

Of course you can!
Please email me and I will send you wedding galleries that fit perfectly with your wedding style.

Will you travel for our wedding?

Will You Travel For Our Wedding?

I would be thrilled to travel for your wedding. I am ready to drive throughout New England, & I do have my passport updated + ready to go for destination weddings.  Wedding collections are subject to an additional travel fee.
Email me and we'll start talk about where you'll be celebrating.

Are the people featured on your website models?

Are The People Featured On Your Website Models?

I am happy to say that all of the couples featured on my website are really together & really in love.

There's no faking real love & real emotion, and I'm an expert at bringing out the best in you.

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