Print + Online Publications
Founded by a girl with a passion to document moments and make them last forever (like Keith Sweat).
I freaking love my job. I get to create, document, and fulfill my client's visions for a living. It sounds so boring reading that, but the real life that happens in between those commas is so vibrant.
Relationships are formed and I've met some amazing people that I am going to keep forever. (Yes, I'm gonna love you, squeeze you, feed you + tell you you're pretty)
Where I'm ComInG From:
I've been fascinated with the idea of recording and playing back moments of time since I was in Kindergarten. I used to watch Princess Bride on VHS and then sync up that PLAY/RECORD button on my little cassette recorder and listen all day long. Thankfully that obsession led to a curiosity with taking photos + I received a camera on my 10th birthday. So, while my friends were off sharing snacks during our school field trips, I was off taking photos of the kids enjoying themselves (and to snap a few of my crush since social media wasn't around).
WHERE I'M TRYING TO GO:
It's simple. I just want to work with people who are overall good humans, who value family, believe in true love & know how to enjoy life.
-I listen to really loud hip hop on the way to weddings. Sometimes I'm the hype man, sometimes I'm the rapper. You never know who you're getting. I also enjoy carpool karaoke with my passengers.
-I can carry a whole conversation with memes and gifs.
-I love lists, organization and plans. However, if things don't go as planned my general attitude is "No worries, let's roll with it". You have to be part MacGuyver in this industry
-My favorite parts of the wedding (besides the sentimental moments, of course) are the food + dancing! If you have an amazing DJ don't be surprised to see me shoulder shimmying my way around the dance floor, camera in hand.
THIS IS THE REAL ME.
(photo credits: sweet marie/mindy aagaard, robyn navarro, daniel dearco, myself and my handy iphone)
PHOTOGRAPHY + portrait art
- Digital watercolor portraits
- Celebrate Life-Documentary style family sessions
- All sessions are created with a final art piece in mind. During our reveal session, I will assist with image selection and give recommendations based on style, space and budget. Once your custom pieces are created, we will unveil your new art and make sure you are 100% satisfied.
MAKEUP, HAIR AND WARDROBE STYLING (portraits + elopements)
You don't worry about a thing. Meo's got you.
We discuss everything that you like and don't like, how your skin usually acts, your typical day to day looks and make sure you look pretty and polished before your shoot.
Unless you are submersed in the wedding industry, a lot of these things might seem foreign. If you're already working with a planner, great! I'm here to help answer questions and give technical recommendations on how things will look on camera vs real life, what locations have the best lighting, etc...
TEACHING + COACHING
I want to build a community of artists that can support one another + help each other grow. Although my focus is on photographers, small business owners can benefit greatly from learning the basics of getting "up and running".
For photographers, I offer one on one coaching + group sessions at very reasonable rates.
As a business owner you need to make sure your first impression is a lasting one. We can build a package after evaluating your goals and cover staff portraits, business interiors, behind the scenes images + video for social media and blogs, website setup and training, content planning and execution and more.
I can help as little or as much as you need.
portraits + boudoir
Session fee covers the creation process, high quality products will be created for final art pieces and purchased during your reveal session.
Boudoir- Bright and airy, dark and moody and all the 50 shades in between.
elopements + small events
Specializing in intimate elopements with hair & makeup in San Francisco or Napa Valley.
Custom all inclusive packages available for select locations in Marin County.
Posing, lighting and makeup classes are available as one on one or group sessions.
After discussing your tentative wedding timeline you will be provided with coverage recommendations + options.
Staff portraits, business interiors, products, behind the scenes, social media content generating and management.
destination wedding | travel fees
Available for travel worldwide. I have all my shots and my passport is ready.
Documenting your wedding story from the proposal to the partying!
SAN FRANCISCO + NAPA VALLEY ALL INCLUSIVE ELOPEMENTS
This is for the lover in you.
Wake up with your best friend, get your hair and makeup done in your hotel room. Capture the day as it unfolds into marrying your sweetheart in the iconic San Francisco Bay Area. Available for destination elopements worldwide.
Hourly or all inclusive collections available. I partner with the Bay Area's best officiants, florists and artists to provide an easy wedding solution.
Ready to get started? Schedule your phone appointment directly through the calendar below or fill out the contact form with any questions.
Expect a reply within 1-2 business days for email inquiries.