• 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!


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

How to: DIY Bunting for Thanksgiving

I teamed up with Andrea at Avenle for a quick and simple DIY project, just in time for Thanksgiving. Here is a quick and easy DIY Bunting you can use to liven up your glorious day. Enjoy!

What you’ll need:

Burlap (A bunch. That is a technical term)

Printed Letters GIVE THANKS

Hot Glue Gun

Washi Tape & Scissors

Something round to trace

String to tie it all together

Coffee & Chit Chat


1. Print letters

2. Stack papers and trace a circle. Cut them out (easier to cut all together for consistency)

3. Cut burlap into rectangles (do NOT cut while wearing corduroy pants. We learned the hard way)

4. Take your Washi tape and make a little “roof” on your burlap. (There is a technical term, but I’m only one cup of coffee deep for the day. See the example to see what the heck I’m talking about.

5. Cut your little tails off the burlap.

6. Glue your letters on with the hot glue gun. (Feel free to add some sparkly stuff here!)

7. String it and hang it up!


Post a picture and tag #Avenle or #MeoBaaklini for us to see what you’ve come up with to dress up your decor!


Happy Thanksgiving!

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Fall Giveaway for Brides!!!

By now you should be in full force wedding planning mode for your 2015 wedding. Schedule your studio visit to check out my 2015 wedding collections and look at the albums, wooden heirloom boxes and other goodies for my 2015 brides!


For the month of November, book the following and get some added gifts:

1. Engagement session only: Save the Dates (Set of 50, with option to order more)

2. Engagement + Wedding: Save the Dates plus Wall Portrait Collage

3. Same day consultation + booking: Complimentary engagement session with Save the Dates plus a photo book for your guests to sign at the reception


Schedule your consultation by contacting Meo at hello@meobaaklini.com or calling 510-545-6361. My studio is located in Benicia, CA.




Meo Baaklini is located in Benicia, CA. Photography coverage available for weddings in the San Francisco Bay Area, Napa Valley or beyond. Inquire with details about your wedding by clicking the “Contact” button


Once Upon a Time Themed Baby Shower/Fairfield Family Photographer

Most people don’t think about hiring a photographer for birthday parties or baby showers. You put so much effort into planning and preparing for your party, why not enjoy it?! You can’t be everywhere at once, and you will miss out on so much if you’re not in the moment.

Believe me, I’ve tried to photograph my own events (same goes for vacations!). I’m so happy when families invite me into their important moments. It’s seriously an honor to document the day so they can actually be a part of it. I hope you enjoy this one!


How cute is this Pinterest worthy Once Upon a Time themed baby shower? Instead of your typical Disney Princess stuff, each table had a centerpieces from different stories like Snow White, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Frozen, The Little Mermaid (my favorite!) and Beauty and the Beast.

Before all the festivities, we got to sneak in a few minutes for a quickie maternity session (including the dog!). Thanks to a local friend, we had a quiet spot off the beaten path with delicious sunlight peeking through the leaves.

Other Information:


Handmade desserts from different family members, appropriately named to go with the theme. (The fairy dust cookies were my FAVORITE!!!!)


The Selfie Game

Don’t Cross Your Arms (or legs!)

Decorate a Onesie


Tacos! (Don’t worry, grabbing the vendor’s information and will update this!)


Trio Musico 707-651-9963 (Santiago)






Baby shower, maternity and other special event coverage available in the Napa Valley & San Francisco Bay Area. Inquire about your event date at hello@meobaaklini.com or check out my website at www.meobaaklini.com

Meo Baaklini Photography is located in Benicia, CA and available for travel!


October 23, 2014 - 4:28 pm

Cristal Wallin - The maternity portraits are gorgeous Meo!!

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.


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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.


Venue: San Francisco City Hall

Officiant: Ken Jones with Lyssabeth’s


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