I believe animals are people too.
I grew up alongside the
kindest labrador retriever
When I was young, I went to choose a yellow Labrador Retriever with my mom. We named him Tin Tin (named after Les Aventures de Tin Tin); he was one of the most patient, kind, + trusting people I've known. I was an only child and was so fortunate to have grown up with him. He taught me how to love a dog, and how to be loved by one.
I have given a piece of my heart to so many animals, and they have in turn, given me a piece of theirs. This is why I genuinely believe that animals are people too.
Documenting couples with their four-legged family brings me incredible amounts of joy; it is made even more special when they are a part of couples' wedding day. That special day is meant to celebrate with one's family, and dogs are a part of that family.
Hi there, my name is Mei Lin (I know I have an odd first name; it's pronounced May-Lynn) and I really love pugs.
I am a quiet, introverted soul. You can often find me engrossed in the latest novel or memoir I'm reading (I sobbed on a train after finishing Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng).
When reading, I love to snack on popcorn or olive bread. If I need a little something sweet, I'll make a delicious vegan chocolate mousse.
When not cozied up indoors, you can find me marveling at a musical in a local theatre. (I really recommend Watiress and Once).
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 pleasure of visiting wonderful new places. I call Vermont home and because my family is from the South of France, I call that home as well. I've lived in Edinburgh for five months, and am currently residing in Boston.
Traveling floods my heart with wonder and appreciation. Whether I have to board a plane, or board the commuter rail in Massachusetts, I am always left with a smile and a lovely memory.
Despite being tone-deaf and rhythmically sub-par, I have a great fondness for musical theatre. Everything about the experience of musical theatre is grand; the harmonies, the stage + light design, & of course the wonderful heart that a show exudes.
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 overwhelmed with emotion).
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 is that I love pugs. I love all the sounds they make and all the hugs they give.
Gypsy (the pug on my lap) was kindly rescued from a wonderful organization called Green Mountain Pug Rescue. They're a wonderful team and have great foster-parents while the pugs wait for their forever home.
~Gypsy hates being the odd one out
& will make all sorts of sounds to let you know she's feeling excluded
~Her favorite food is cheese, any kind as long as there's loads 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