I believe animals are the best kind of family,
Hi there, my first name is Mei Lin (May-Lynn)
and I really love pugs.
I am a quiet, introverted soul, just like most of my couples. This helps me observe and capture the most tender moments on your wedding day without being obtrusive.
I am Pet CPR & First Aid Certified which means I'll be there for your four-legged family if something were to unfortunately happen during your wedding and animal portrait session.
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 at a local theatre enjoying a musical - I really recommend Waitress and Once.
From my French family to yours, merci d'être venu; I can't wait to meet you and your four-legged family soon!
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 pr engagement session. That special day is meant to celebrate with one's family, and dogs are a part of that family.
The first time I flew on an airplane was at thirteen months old. Since then, I've had the pleasure of exploring so many wonderful new places. I call Vermont home, but 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.
Despite being tone-deaf and rhythmically challenged, I have a great fondness for musical theatre. Everything about the experience is grand: the harmonies, the stage and light design, and 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 was lucky enough to see it in 2016 with the original cast, where 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. Oreo (on the table) has been in my family for over 12 years now!
~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 even 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