• Well, hello there beautiful.

    Welcome to the new blog for Meo Baaklini Photography!

    I absolutely love photographing people. There is something so personal and vulnerable about a portrait. When it comes to my weddings, I really enjoy the pace and atmosphere of elopements and intimate ceremonies.

    My other passion lies in the realm of dress up. I have an obsession for playing with hair & makeup and allowing women to feel as beautiful as they look. If you haven't already, you can watch my Behind the Scenes video to see what it's like at a session.

    If you would like to connect feel free to stop by my Facebook or send me an 101,109,97,105,108liame!

    xoxo
    Meo

    Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, available for worldwide destination weddings

A Family Session at Old Borges Ranch//Walnut Creek Family Photographer

“That’s it?”

“Yep, that’s it. I’m quick”

I’m a mom, I get it. The last thing we want to do is force kids into photos or make the experience painful. I make sure to work quick and efficient. Mom has a household to run and kids have play time they don’t want to miss out on.:)

It’s fascinating to watch them interact with each other during the session. They let me boss them around for a few minutes and kick up dust. We also got to see one of the local horses come through, so that was a fun little surprise.

Enjoy!

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How to Have the Cutest City Hall Wedding//Grace + Adam’s San Francisco Elopement

Ever wonder how to have the most adorable Pinterest worthy City Hall wedding? It’s actually quite simple.

Step 1. Pack up the car and drive from Vancouver to San Francisco.

Step 2. Make sure your custom Rose Gold wedding dress coordinates with your hubby as well as the colors around City Hall.

Step 3. Have your closest family members there to celebrate.

Step 4. Bring Baby Olive to steal the show.

 

In all seriousness, this was a fun afternoon for me. I’ve shot a hundred elopements, but this was my first City Hall wedding. I instantly fell in love with the way the light just caressed each area and illuminated the building. Perfecto. For real. If you are thinking of getting married here, do it.

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Venue: San Francisco City Hall

Officiant: Ken Jones with Lyssabeth’s

 

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Teaser! Grace + Adam/SF City Hall Wedding

Hi, meet my new BFF, Olive. She is so stinking cute, I could just nibble her little cheeks. Oh, and those are her awesome parents Grace and Adam.

Here is a little peek from today’s wedding.

Enjoy!

Meo

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Jeilysse’s Cotillion/Discovery Bay Country Club

Happy 18th Birthday Jeilysse!!

What an honor to photograph this pivotal moment in a young woman’s life. There was dancing and more dancing, and singing and yes, even rapping (sort of…j/k). It’s a Filipino tradition for when a girl turns 18. There was a whole entourage of her friends and family that all participated in multiple dances. Some were traditional & some performed some amazing contemporary pieces.

In between, there is the 18 Roses dance. It was memorable because while each special gentleman in her life presented her with a rose and a dance, a lovely lady lit one of her 18 candles and told stories of their life and friendship with the debutant. It was very heartwarming to see how greatly she has affected those lives around her.

Congratulations Jeilysse!

xoxo,

Meo

 

Venue:  Discovery Bay Country Club

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