Beautiful, authentic, and laidback wedding & portrait photography based in Pittsburgh.
Because your story is one grand adventure.
In fact, your dream wedding is filled with the ones you love, a grand 'ole party, and pictures that'll immediately take you back in time (without taking you out of the moment). Far from formal, stiff, and old-school, you want your photos to actually illustrate the spirit of the day with an emphasis on candid fun.
The only problem? You can't seem to find a photographer who is relaxed and low-key while still producing magazine quality work in a professional manner. Not to mention...wedding planning is completely overwhelming and you don't know if you'll ever find the perfect vendors.
THE CARMEN MAY
YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A PHOTOGRAPHER
WHO'LL CAPTURE YOUR GREATEST MOMENTS IN A WAY THAT FEELS REAL, UNPOSED, & NATURAL
WHAT IF YOU COULD HAVE A BEST OF BOTH WORLDS PHOTOGRAPHY TEAM?
WELCOME TO THE CARMEN MAY PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE
Photography for the adventurous and free spirited couple in love who want photos that tell a captivating story. We are all about capturing images that make you feel something while also offering a refreshingly simple and streamlined experience.
Low-key enough to naturally blend into your wedding day and capture photos that feel authentic to your story....yet professional and able to produce undeniably beautiful photos in an efficient and sophisticated manner. They'd mesh well with your wedding party, make you feel 100% comfortable in front of the camera, and deliver photos that instantly bring you to *happy* tears.
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"My advice for couples looking for a wedding
photographer? Find someone that can capture the joy in every photo even when the event is throwing you curve balls. Pretty much, I would tell them to call Carmen. Her pictures are absolutely stunning! Each photo captured a
priceless moment in such a creative and whimsical way."
"Carmen has an unbelievable eye for lighting,
perspective, and subject matter. With the time she had with us, her photos told the memorable story of our special day and reflected the best parts of who we are. Her ability to capture the precious, candid moments is what will keep our memories alive forever."
WE BLEND RELAXED & ADVENTUROUS WITH
PROFESSIONAL & EFFICIENT
So you can rest assured that you'll have fun on your wedding day and receive photos that beautifully document every moment.
Step One: Tell us your story! Fill out a contact form with your date, wedding plans, important details, and love story. We'll be in touch shortly with availability and collection specifics!
Step Two: Make things official with a simple online contract and retainer payment. Once everything is official, we'll send over our recommendations for your best day ever.
Step Three: Sit back and relax! We do all the heavy lifting so that you can enjoy your wedding and engagement session. From planning questionnaires and a customized wedding timeline, we'll make sure you feel 100% ready to celebrate when your big day arrives.
All Carmen May Wedding Collections include at least eight hours of coverage, two photographers, a complimentary engagement session, an online gallery and print release, and a personal online store. You'll always have the option to upgrade your collection with more hours of coverage, albums, and prints! We pride ourselves on our client experience and stop at nothing to make sure that you are completely delighted every step of the way!
If you've made it this far, you're surely in the right place! We love all kinds of weddings, but truly, if you're a super laid back couple looking for a bit of an untraditional, all-about-you-filled wedding day, then we need to talk! All weddings are different and unique on their own, so we will customize the perfect collection for you! Please fill out a contact form and I'll send you over more details to get started soon!
Not in the market for a wedding photographer but still drawn to our natural and whimsical style? We offer maternity, baby's first year plans, senior graduate, and family photography! Much like our wedding photography, the Carmen May Portrait Experience blends a love for natural photos in scenic locations with professionalism and service. We know you'll love every minute! For detailed collection information, please fill out a contact form here.
LOCAL WEDDINGS &
WE OFFER PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY, TOO!
We're Carmen and Chad! A wife and husband photography team based in the woodlands of Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. Our work is often described as whimsical, elegant, and authentic...but we just like to think of it as a real extension of YOUR story. We're 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. When we're not behind the camera, you can find us hanging out with our pups- Augie and Athena- in our cozy cabin. We love coffee shops, hiking, planning road trips to National Parks, eating dessert, and hitting the slopes whenever possible. We would be honored to play a part in your memories and hope to hear from you soon!
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