About the Author Patricia Saunders was born and raised in Connecticut before relocating  to the San Francisco Bay Area. She recently received her Master’s from  the University of Phoenix. After the passing of her mother Patricia  decided that all the words were to be released. Situations,  Circumstances, and Life Lessons have influenced her. She works as  supervisor for a corporate organization and in her spare time she is  writing poetry, traveling, and wine tasting.
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I (Meo), was officially dubbed Patricia’s official photographer for life. Ok, maybe it’s a little exaggerated but she seemed excited :) I can’t wait for her book to come out. 
Make sure to check out Patricia’s project "Through the Fire" on Facebook.

About the Author

Patricia Saunders was born and raised in Connecticut before relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area. She recently received her Master’s from the University of Phoenix. After the passing of her mother Patricia decided that all the words were to be released. Situations, Circumstances, and Life Lessons have influenced her. She works as supervisor for a corporate organization and in her spare time she is writing poetry, traveling, and wine tasting.

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I (Meo), was officially dubbed Patricia’s official photographer for life. Ok, maybe it’s a little exaggerated but she seemed excited :) I can’t wait for her book to come out.

Make sure to check out Patricia’s project "Through the Fire" on Facebook.

Pictures from the Hilaries Helpful Hints Munchkin Masquerade.
Purchases and downloads will be available until December, 20% discount will be good through sessions booked in 2011. (Do no have to be shot in 2011, just booked…deposit required)

Click the link here to see the entire gallery
http://meobaaklini.smugmug.com/Photography/HHHints/19639466_zcCND9

Pictures from the Hilaries Helpful Hints Munchkin Masquerade.

Purchases and downloads will be available until December, 20% discount will be good through sessions booked in 2011. (Do no have to be shot in 2011, just booked…deposit required)

Click the link here to see the entire gallery

http://meobaaklini.smugmug.com/Photography/HHHints/19639466_zcCND9

Events, Gigs, and Munchkins Galore

So we have a few things lined up this month before I (Kina) head out to Japan for a few months.

Oct. 22 - We’ll be shooting the Harvest Market to Benefit the SF LGBT Center as well as offering special discounts and packages to attendees.  Come visit our info table!  There will be raffle prizes, foodies, and a slew of artists selling and showcasing their wares.

http://sfharvestmarket.wordpress.com/2011/09/23/vendor-spot-light/

Oct. 23 - We’ll be covering the Munchkin Masquerade Parade 3-6p.  Be sure to check back at the blog for cute pics of little ones running around in their costumes =D.

http://hhhints.com/2011/09/save-the-date-sunday-oct-23rd-from-3-6-pm/

Oct. 25 - I’m flying to Japan!  I’ll be based by Niigata Station, but will be traveling throughout the country. =D Holla if you’re adventuring out that side of the hemisphere!

TBA - Corporate Headshots for a local company =]

We also have our own separate projects going on while all this is happening.

Check out our blogs and see what’s up!

meo. and kina.

//RUBEN’S ROAD TO RETIREMENT

When you’ve dedicated 40+ years into your career, you deserve to have an amazing celebration.

I had the pleasure of working with Ruben before his retirement, and his humor and feisty personality is seriously reflected in his world famous guacamole.

We gathered at Scott’s to grub, laugh and tell stories… we had everyone write down a story, or “good luck” note.

Kina came and shot the event, then tagged me in to make the book. It is a simple black leather, 20 page (with linen type pages) that included tons of photos of everyone enjoying themselves along with the notes they wrote for him.

We got to deliver it to him recently, and it was a big “warm fuzzy” moment that he appreciated all the hard work that went into his event and his book that he will get to keep forever.

Good luck on the golf course Ruben! (And hope to see you soon, with guacamole in hand)

//B+R WEDDING SLIDESHOW

Yep, super top secret (more than the secret ingredient on Iron Chef), but two totally down to earth people.I love meeting clients that are the type of people you’d find yourself hanging out with outside of the wedding.

The only thing that was missing from B+R’s special day, were their dogs! That would’ve just topped it off.

Cheers to Mr. + Mrs. “C”

Location: Sunol Valley Golf Course

Dress: Bride’s Corral

Florals: Fantasia Blooms

//still has that new blog smell.

Ahhh, nothing like the the fresh scent of a new blogsite.

Thanks for joining us on this crazy adventure of a couple of chicks who just love taking pictures.

We know there are hundreds of other photog’s you can choose to hire for your big event, big day or big ol’ headshot (just kidding), so we thank you for taking the time to check out our work.

Enjoy,

Meo

The Team

Meo Baaklini

Alias: Meo, Mama, Karaoke Champ
Abilities: Shoot with stilettos, remove zits & nose hairs with precision in Photoshop, speaks English with multiple accents.
Threat Level:
Savage, don’t be fooled by the ridiculous amount of giggles that come from her.
Shoot Log: Paint runs in her blood, so don’t be surprised if she attacks your face with makeup. She almost always has a finished image in mind, but almost always changes the plan. She is currently mastering the art of directing models, so if she says “go like this….” just roll with it. Come prepared with funny stories and tons of personality.

www.meobaaklini.com

Kina Asok
Alias: Kina, Pumpkin, Tinz, Ba, Ninja
Abilities: Moody photo punch!, photochop magic, climbing, eating, Berserk mode
Threat Level: Extremely high — Bites and throws lobsters — beware
Shoot Log: With a background in fashion and fine art, Kina is a handful to work with as she likes to play with her models like they were Barbie dolls.  This is probably due to the fact that she had none as a child and only had westerns and kung fu movies as her companions.   Because of this she demands the utmost physical control from her models.  Kina likes to place her subjects in locations not seen by most passerby and most likely closed to the public.

www.kinaasok.com