Lead photographer of Carmen May Photography. I have a passion for capturing  breathtaking engagements, weddings, and baby and family milestone sessions! My work is often described as soft, natural, romantic, and timeless...but I just like to think of it as a real extension of your story. I'm always looking for candid moments, unique details, and personal touches to document every second in a way that will immediately take you back in time.

Today, I live with my husband turned second-shooter, Chad, and we have a beautiful baby girl named Noah that neither of us can ever get enough of! She's our little assistant! Living in southwestern PA has given us the opportunity to photograph the best scenery in the Mid-Atlantic. The Youghiogheny river, waterfalls, and mountain scenery is right in our backyard and our clients love meeting us in these kind of places! When I'm not behind my camera, I love making our baby smile, hanging out in a coffeeshop (or working there, let's be honest), casual hiking in Ohiopyle, making pottery whenever I get the chance, doing a Peloton workout, dreaming about the next snowboard or national park trip we'll take as a family, and eating all the dessert I can get my hands on!

Hi, I'm Carmen!!

Fun Facts


View More

Before becoming a professional photographer, I spent the first two years of my career as a graphic designer for a ski factory in the mountains of Utah! One of my happy places is gliding down those snow-covered hills on my snowboard. That's probably why I love a good mountain top wedding so much! My dream for my family is to own a ski cabin someday and show Noah everything she needs to know!

A few of my favorite things: I have a big sweet tooth and can’t ever say no to a Dairy Queen blizzard or a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies! I love visiting national parks, with Acadia national park being my favorite because that’s where we had our wedding in 2018! I'm also guilty of watching every episode of 90 Day Fiancé!

I always loved being creative and art has always been a part of my life. Being able to document weddings and baby milestones is an artistic honor that I don't take lightly! I love what I do and it makes me even happier when I hear from my clients how much they love their photos!

My husband is the best second-shooter ever! Chad is the guy you want when it comes to adding more fun into your day and getting other angles that you otherwise wouldn't get! He brings more creativity and happiness into your photos and definitely has a sense of humor! It's fun for us to work together as a couple and I know that you'll love Chad!

My husband, Chad is my incredible second-shooter. Together, we are the perfect mix of laid back, organized, fun, and efficient. Beyond weddings, Chad is a wonderful dad, enjoys kayaking in his spare time, reading books, eating all my cookies, and watching combat sports! Hoping for a little more easy-going, fun on your big day? You just found your match.

Meet Chad

C H E C K  C A R M E N  &  C H A D ' S  A V A I L A B I L T Y


You're excited about your beautiful wedding dress, but you don't care one bit if it gets a little dirt on it. All in the name of adventure, right?!

You're a little more free-spirited than traditional. You envision your wedding on top of a mountain or deep in the woods. Even if you're  getting married in the church down the road, you're still incorporating unique elements into your day.

 You love photos that are laid back and candid, but you still want your photos to remain classic for years down the road. You're a best of both worlds kind of girl. 

Let's Meet!