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First name: Mei Lin
(pronounced “may-LYNN”)
she/her
LGBTQ+ & BIPOC
Woman-Owned & Operated
MeiLin@MeiLinBarralPhoto.com

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Wedding Collections Begin at
6,000
most couples invest
7,000 - 9,000

Elopements Begin at
2,000
Most couples invest
3,000 - 4,000

Couple Sessions & Animal Portraiture Begin at
850

Chicago & Beyond

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Emma, Maya, & Kona, engagement session with rescue dog

"Everything that Mei Lin did was above and beyond our expectations. We are a same-gender couple who got engaged and wanted a romantic photoshoot with our pup in our city, Chicago. HUGE perk - she is GREAT with dogs. Our pup was VERY excited to be at the beach, but she handled him so sweetly and gently, and we still got some incredible photos with him."

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!”

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."

Erin, Jeff, & rescue dog Princess, wedding & engagement

"We hired Mei Lin to photograph our wedding and engagement photos. She is well prepared, responsive to emails, and very professional. We can't wait to have her photograph our wedding!"

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