Hello! I’m Laura May, a wedding photographer living in the beautiful village of Shifnal in Shropshire, but I shoot weddings all over the UK including acoss the Midlands and in London.
I live in a bijou (it really is tiny) house with my fella Dave and our French Bulldog, Reggie. I have been photographing ace weddings across the UK for 3 years. I dreamed of being a rock star (anyone else dress up in tulle skirts and fingerless gloves and dance along to Madonna?! No? Just me then) and then when I had to be serious, I wanted to work in radio, but life had other plans.
Reggie is quite possibly my most favourite living thing in the world. When I’m not photographing you’ll find me walking Reggie or snuggling on the sofa with Reggie perfecting my ability to binge watch Netflix! I also love to spend time with my nieces and nephew, they really do make my heart smile.
I’m partial to a bit of live music; be it gigs or festivals. I love Wolverhampton Civic and attended Glastonbury five times but my lucky “I can always get tickets!” fingers lost their luck after 2010 and haven’t been since *sad face*. These days you’re more likely to find me sipping a gin or a pint of Aspells in my local beer garden!
My love of creating memories led me down the road to becoming a wedding photographer. I’ve been a photographer for years and I can’t imagine doing anything else. Do I miss the 9-5pm office job? No.
Read more about my journey into photography via the link below!
Laura May x
I love weddings; I invest a lot, emotionally and professionally, in your day and it’s a privilege to share it with you. My aim is to capture the realness of your wedding day in an un-obtrusive manner, for you to look back through your gallery and re-live the day in all its laughter, emotion and celebration. Photography gives me the opportunity to document real moments, unique connections and personalities throughout your wedding day.
If people cry, you relive and feel it in your gallery. When people laugh and dance all night; how amazing if you can laugh and dance again with them? We are sentimental at heart and your wedding gallery will help you relive the day beautifully through imagery – for years to come.
I love blubbing along to the speeches (soooo glad I have a camera to hide behind) and you will love the couple portrait session; it’s a chance for you two to have a breather alone together and relax for possibly the only time in the day!
Overall, the best thing about being your wedding photographer is being able to take ace photos, create your memories and capture you guys in love…and let’s not forget the dancing…BALTER!
Weddings are all about enjoying yourself! Do your wedding day, your way. Spend the day with your favourite people and dance wildly (BALTER!) to the band.
I couldn’t live without...you guessed - Reggie, travelling and Starbucks Mint blend tea - I'm OBSESSED with it. Have you tried it? It's delicious, get to Starbucks now! I spend a lot of time at the cinema with Dave as we have one those unlimted cards, but nothing makes me happier than travelling around the world and adding new stamps to my passport. It's a business goal to spend every January in a far flung hot destination practising yoga and leave the boys at home together.
I also LOVE - musical theatre, Marvel, the feeling I get when walking around London, Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper (but not together in a A Star is Born - let's talk!), countryside walks, live music, i think Phoebe Waller-Bridge is a genius "HAIR IS EVERYTHING", toast that is toasted (not warmed up bread)...
AND I can't let you go without sharing with you my addiction to Walkers Thai Sweet Chilli Sensations. Amen to them.
p.s I have a HUGE fear of pigeons and London based Squirrels!
REGGIE *insert all the heart emojis!*
Starbucks Mint Blend Tea