I approach weddings with an eye for beauty, spontaneity, and emotion. I look for small and revealing moments as well as the traditional highlights of the ceremony and reception. I am often told I make people feel at ease when I photograph them and that I blend in. I aim to be as unobtrusive as possible, while making sure I always get my shot.
My approach combines a documentary style with classic portraiture. I love to capture moments that will make you laugh or gasp, and I love the timeless portrait. I also bring years of experience photographing stories and people for publication. During the weekdays I am usually on assignment for various magazines and book projects – throughout the Hudson Valley, around the country, and beyond; and my food related photo stories often appear in the New York Times‘s Dining section.
You can take a look at my editorial work on my main site, www.jennifermay.com. I have worked for many book publishers, and by 2013 I will have a dozen photo books published for such publishers as Clarkson Potter, Crown, and Random House, including two cookbooks for Iron Chef Michael Symon.
I was raised on the west coast of Canada, and I live in upstate New York with my husband and daughter.
Also, if you would like to see full weddings I have photographed, here are two examples. One is from a beautiful estate in the Hudson Valley, Montgomery Place, and the other is at the always-lovely Garrison, in Cold Spring.
To learn more about how I can be of service to you on your wedding day, and to request a rate sheet, please email or phone me: