Samantha May


Welcome! I’m Samantha May.  I’m a lifestyle and wedding photographer based in Sacramento, California.  I’ve been passionate about art since I was a little girl and always loved the opportunity to create…whether through photography, painting, sketching, or design.  I feel fortunate to be a professional photographer doing what I love as a career for so many years now.  It’s such a blessing to see the reactions and smiling faces of my clients when they receive their photos, and I wouldn’t trade this feeling for anything in the world!  Creating photos is more than just a transaction to me.  In fact, my clients are like family to me and I like to get to know each one on a personal level, often times ending in a drink or meal together.  

My style of shooting is influenced by fine-art, journalism, and fashion. Having a creative eye helps me to go beyond conventional techniques to bring out the emotion in the images I capture.  I’m a romantic at heart and this is often conveyed in my work as well as themes of elegance, realism, and a cinematic feel.  I keep up on the latest trends in photography, but also make sure my work has a timeless quality that can be appreciated in any generation.  But what’s most important to me is that my clients are thrilled with the work I do!  I pride myself on being flexible and versatile…so whatever preferences you may have, I’m open to them and happy to accomodate any particular style or special requests.  So please share with me, I’m ready to listen!

On a personal level, I’m laid back, laugh and smile easily, and always enjoy a good movie or nice dinner out. Ella’s restaurant in downtown Sacramento is a favorite of mine as well as anywhere with sushi.  When I have a little extra time, I also love dancing and listening to music…probably the artist in me.  

I’m so glad you’re here, please take your time and and look around.  And if you feel like we might be a good fit, call or message me as I would love to hear from you!