I believe animals are people too.
My cousin married the love of her life in
She had been with her partner for five years prior to that. As a family, we all knew that they would marry and have children together. (He even surprised her with a puppy one year -- yes, they were that committed to each other). Everybody was absolutely ecstatic when he proposed. Fast forward to their wedding day: everybody was nervous, anxious, and most of all excited for the day's events to unfold. She prepared for her day in her parents' home, while he was getting ready in their own home.
Insert me, wide-eyed, heart full, camera in hand. At that point I was just beginning to learn about photography. I followed their photographer around the house and noted the timeline of the day. I remember pin-pointing where the photographer was during every part of the wedding day. I saw the photographer take a gorgeous gown + shoe image and knew then that I would be in her shoes one day.
Since then, I always remember how it felt to be a part of the family during a wedding and carry that close to my heart when I'm photography the wedding details, the tears falling from parents' eyes, and the love that the couple give to each other with only one look in their direction.
Hello there, my name is Mei Lin (it's my first name and it's pronounced May-Lynn) and I really love pugs.
I am a quiet, introverted soul. You can find me losing track of time + my immediate surroundings while I'm reading a book (I sobbed on a train after finishing Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng).
Going to the cinemas fills my heart with so much joy. Sharing the experience of seeing a new film with strangers sitting nearby is something that is such an odd and rare thing, that it both comforts and intrigues me.
Merci d'être venu; I hope I get to meet you & your
four-legged family soon ~
The first time I flew on an airplane was at thirteen months old. Since then, I've had the immense honor of seeing so many awesome (in the traditional sense of the word) places. I'm from Vermont, currently living in Boston, and I lived in Edinburgh, Scotland for five months which was one of the best times in my life. I am genuinely revigorated whenever I visit a new place (whether I have to board a plane, or board the commuter rail in Massachusetts).
I am constantly planning a new trip and some places I would absolutely love to go to include Wales, Sweden, Portugal, & Mongolia.
One of my greatest joys is singing along (by myself) to musical theatre albums. I am unfortunately not a singer or a dancer, though that far from stops me from grinning like a madwoman as my ears are filled with harmonies.
Waitress remains one of my favorite musicals (I haven't stopped listening to the music since 2015, when it was first released). I had the greatest fortune to see it in 2016 with the original cast (I teared up twice because I was so happy + excited). Another musical I saw that made me really emotional was War Horse. The puppetry and the music was phenomenal, and I cried as soon as they played the first note.
It's no secret: I love my pugs endlessly. If we've ever met in person (or on Instagram) I'm positive that the first thing you'll know about me (after you learn my name), is that I love pugs. I know not everybody loves these pig-like dogs, but my love + affection for them can more than make up for it.
I can't remember how I learned about them, all I know is that I already adored them as a youngling when I watched any film with pugs (Pocahontas & Otis + Milo come to mind).
I grew up with the kindest
His name was Tin Tin and he was one of the most patient, kind, + trusting people I've known. He was an extra large lab, (not on purpose -- that's just how he was!). The phrase gentle giant comes to mind thinking of him. He taught me how to love a dog, and how to be loved by one.
Since then, I've always lived surrounded by animals which is why I genuinely believe that animals are people too. From dogs, cats, birds, horses, and miniature horses, so many four-legged people have come into my life.
I have so many fond memories of all the animals I've crossed paths with, (not just the ones who a part of my family), and I am incredibly grateful to be able to keep making new four-legged friends.
~Gypsy hates being the odd one out
& will verbally let you know if she's being excluded
~Her favorite food is cheese, any kind as long as there's lots of it
~Miss Gypsy is a big fan of taking walks if she's being pushed in her stroller (shopping cart made into a custom stroller) or held in her doggie sling
~Her tongue is ridiculously long (it’s not fully extended in the photo you see!)
~Oreo has long legs so he supports his weight
well (corroborated by his vet)
~He loves to "nurse" certain stuffed animals especially when he's stressed (his pig toy is among his favorites)
~Oreo loves running on the beach, you wouldn't even know that he spends most hours in the day sleeping
~He’s the pug that started it all