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Rachel May Photography

Charlottesville , VA
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Charlottesville, VA US (map)

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540-841-5344

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I’m passionate about meaningful moments, being intentional, & having fun! I absolutely adore the country and everything about it. Especially sweet tea, warm hospitality, and a great pair... Read more
I’m passionate about meaningful moments, being intentional, & having fun! I absolutely adore the country and everything about it. Especially sweet tea, warm hospitality, and a great pair of boots. I’ve been described by my clients as sweet and spunky with a fun demeanor & exceptional attention to detail. I like to laugh and love meaningful details on a wedding day like when a Bride wear’s her grandmother’s veil. When I’m behind the camera I strive to create natural & relaxed environments for my clients so that they are able to be themselves. I love the real, romantic moments that two people create when they interact. It’s those real moments that inspire my heart and make me click the shutter. Take a look around and when you’re ready, send me a message and tell me all about your big day! I can’t wait to hear from you! www.rachel-may.com rachelmay@rachel-may.com 540-841-5344 Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Prints, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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Bethany
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Ray May is simply the best! Not only is she amazingly talented she has a heart of gold. She is kind, sweet, and has one of the most beautiful personalities I have ever known. We hired Rachel for our wedding day and also our engagement photos. I planned a wedding long distance and she was always there to answer my questions or provide me with tips. My husband isn't much of a picture person and we don't usually take a lot of photos together, but Rachel made us feel completely at ease in front of the camera and captured images we will cherish forever. Hire Rachel! You won't regret it!
Ray May is simply the best! Not only is she amazingly talented she has a heart of gold. She is kind, sweet, and has one of Read more...
Ray May is simply the best! Not only is she amazingly talented she has a heart of gold. She is kind, sweet, and has one of the most beautiful personalities I have ever known. We hired Rachel for our wedding day and also our engagement photos. I planned a wedding long distance and she was always there to answer my questions or provide me with tips. My husband isn't much of a picture person and we don't usually take a lot of photos together, but Rachel made us feel completely at ease in front of the camera and captured images we will cherish forever. Hire Rachel! You won't regret it! Read less
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kristen
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Rachel is simply exceptional and outstanding! Rachel is a warm, funny, and caring person. Having her with us on our wedding day was wonderful and my entire family enjoyed meeting her. We did engagement photos in the spring and our wedding was in the late summer and our photos are just incredible. Her photos captured elegance and romance and my husband and I will treasure them forever. Choosing a photographer was my number one to-do as a bride and Rachel was hands down the best choice.

From day one Rachel went above and beyond. She sent us adorable care packages and sweet notes. It added to the excitement and joy of being engaged. On our wedding day Rachel (and our second shooter) were punctual and so sweet. Rachel knew every single shot that we wanted and I knew I could enjoy my day and not worry about if this or that was getting captured. During portrait photos with my groom and myself (my favorites) for both the engagement photos and the wedding day Rachel knew where to place us to get amazing shots. I was worried about what we would do if it rained because it was an overcast day, but Rachel was always calm and had a plan no matter what the weather turned out to be. When I saw the photo of our first kiss I couldn't even believe it! The perfect moment was captured. So for both spontaneous and more portrait-type photos, her skill and direction as a photographer shine. I cannot say enough good things!!
Rachel is simply exceptional and outstanding! Rachel is a warm, funny, and caring person. Having her with us on our Read more...
Rachel is simply exceptional and outstanding! Rachel is a warm, funny, and caring person. Having her with us on our wedding day was wonderful and my entire family enjoyed meeting her. We did engagement photos in the spring and our wedding was in the late summer and our photos are just incredible. Her photos captured elegance and romance and my husband and I will treasure them forever. Choosing a photographer was my number one to-do as a bride and Rachel was hands down the best choice.

From day one Rachel went above and beyond. She sent us adorable care packages and sweet notes. It added to the excitement and joy of being engaged. On our wedding day Rachel (and our second shooter) were punctual and so sweet. Rachel knew every single shot that we wanted and I knew I could enjoy my day and not worry about if this or that was getting captured. During portrait photos with my groom and myself (my favorites) for both the engagement photos and the wedding day Rachel knew where to place us to get amazing shots. I was worried about what we would do if it rained because it was an overcast day, but Rachel was always calm and had a plan no matter what the weather turned out to be. When I saw the photo of our first kiss I couldn't even believe it! The perfect moment was captured. So for both spontaneous and more portrait-type photos, her skill and direction as a photographer shine. I cannot say enough good things!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rachel is an awesome photographer with a cute personality. She came early on the wedding day to take pictures, then at the wedding made sure we got the pictures we wanted taken, and to boot drove to Alexandria from Charlottesville area on the wedding day (July 4th!). She was everywhere taking pictures that you didn't even know where she was; just blended with the family and other attendees. Can't wait to see all of the pictures! Highly recommend using this photographer!!!
Rachel is an awesome photographer with a cute personality. She came early on the wedding day to take pictures, then at the Read more...
Rachel is an awesome photographer with a cute personality. She came early on the wedding day to take pictures, then at the wedding made sure we got the pictures we wanted taken, and to boot drove to Alexandria from Charlottesville area on the wedding day (July 4th!). She was everywhere taking pictures that you didn't even know where she was; just blended with the family and other attendees. Can't wait to see all of the pictures! Highly recommend using this photographer!!! Read less
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kristie
Wedding:
12/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Rachel May Clarke is the consummate professional with an eye for detail and an intuitive sense for capturing those "special moments." Our family did a location shoot with six adults and two children. It was amazing to watch her work as she moved us effortlessly into different settings and shots with the two little grands playing at our feet. She was even able to capture their playful nature and true innocence as they ran circles around us all. What a great experience for our family and what lovely memories for us all to keep. Thanks, Rachel. You are a true artist!
Rachel May Clarke is the consummate professional with an eye for detail and an intuitive sense for capturing those Read more...
Rachel May Clarke is the consummate professional with an eye for detail and an intuitive sense for capturing those "special moments." Our family did a location shoot with six adults and two children. It was amazing to watch her work as she moved us effortlessly into different settings and shots with the two little grands playing at our feet. She was even able to capture their playful nature and true innocence as they ran circles around us all. What a great experience for our family and what lovely memories for us all to keep. Thanks, Rachel. You are a true artist! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
We were lucky enough to have Rachel May as our engagement and wedding photographer for our nuptials this October. She went above and beyond my expectations of what a wedding photographer could be. I initially chose Rachel to be our photographer because I knew that I would feel comfortable having her at such an important and intimate event as our wedding. She is very friendly, approachable and light hearted- I just adore her. The engagement photo shoot that she offered helped us to feel even more comfortable in front of the camera, and the casual shots that we have from that are priceless, too. We are over the moon with our wedding pictures. Rachel caught every special moment of the night, and we have so many photos that I know will be iconic for our family and generations to come. Another thing that I love about Rachel May is her attention to detail in all her correspondence. He welcome package and all the packaging of the finished project made us feel special. I can only give Rachel my highest recommendation. You won't be disappointed, she is worth every penny! We thank you, Rachel for all your heart and hard work that you put into our wedding!!!!
We were lucky enough to have Rachel May as our engagement and wedding photographer for our nuptials this October. She went Read more...
We were lucky enough to have Rachel May as our engagement and wedding photographer for our nuptials this October. She went above and beyond my expectations of what a wedding photographer could be. I initially chose Rachel to be our photographer because I knew that I would feel comfortable having her at such an important and intimate event as our wedding. She is very friendly, approachable and light hearted- I just adore her. The engagement photo shoot that she offered helped us to feel even more comfortable in front of the camera, and the casual shots that we have from that are priceless, too. We are over the moon with our wedding pictures. Rachel caught every special moment of the night, and we have so many photos that I know will be iconic for our family and generations to come. Another thing that I love about Rachel May is her attention to detail in all her correspondence. He welcome package and all the packaging of the finished project made us feel special. I can only give Rachel my highest recommendation. You won't be disappointed, she is worth every penny! We thank you, Rachel for all your heart and hard work that you put into our wedding!!!! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are so thankful and fortunate that Rachel May was able to be a part of our wedding. She also did our engagement pictures! Photography is such an important aspect of a wedding and we are so overwhelmingly happy with our pictures. We have gorgeous pictures to remember our special day with. Not only is Rachel May a talented photographer, but she has a heart of gold! It was so nice having her bright, happy personality around on our big day. I feel like she is a part of our family. I could not recommend Rachel May enough!
My husband and I are so thankful and fortunate that Rachel May was able to be a part of our wedding. She also did our Read more...
My husband and I are so thankful and fortunate that Rachel May was able to be a part of our wedding. She also did our engagement pictures! Photography is such an important aspect of a wedding and we are so overwhelmingly happy with our pictures. We have gorgeous pictures to remember our special day with. Not only is Rachel May a talented photographer, but she has a heart of gold! It was so nice having her bright, happy personality around on our big day. I feel like she is a part of our family. I could not recommend Rachel May enough! Read less
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Cortney
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Rachel's work speaks for itself but what you can't see until you actually experience it is Rachel's dedication to getting to know you as a couple so she can deliver photos that reflect your love and who you are as a couple. Rachel was willing to travel from Virginia all the way to the Baltimore zoo for our wedding and ended up staying later for us than she originally agreed to. Rachel knew how to stay behind the scenes that we barely noticed she was photographing us. At the same time she gave us direction when needed to get the best shots. What really impressed us about Rachel was when all of our coordinators left and our wedding kind of lost direction, Rachel stepped up and communicated with our dj and kept our wedding on schedule for cutting the cake and our dances and pretty much the rest of the night. She also was our seamstress haha, she helped me with an issue I had with my dress on top of everything else. We are very pleased with all 1200 some finished photos that we received that were all wonderful shots. She does black and whites and color for all of the pictures if you want. She is very well priced especially for the quality of work that she does where most would charge 2-3k more. We received a preview of our photos the very next morning after our wedding night and the rest of our photos on or before the date that was agreed upon. Even the way our usb came in the mail was packaged beautifully and safely. It is obvious that Everything Rachel does is with careful thought and with all of her heart. We are so happy to have met her and have her photograph one of the most amazing days of our lives. Thanks again Rachel for all you did for us and for your incredible work!
Rachel's work speaks for itself but what you can't see until you actually experience it is Rachel's dedication to getting Read more...
Rachel's work speaks for itself but what you can't see until you actually experience it is Rachel's dedication to getting to know you as a couple so she can deliver photos that reflect your love and who you are as a couple. Rachel was willing to travel from Virginia all the way to the Baltimore zoo for our wedding and ended up staying later for us than she originally agreed to. Rachel knew how to stay behind the scenes that we barely noticed she was photographing us. At the same time she gave us direction when needed to get the best shots. What really impressed us about Rachel was when all of our coordinators left and our wedding kind of lost direction, Rachel stepped up and communicated with our dj and kept our wedding on schedule for cutting the cake and our dances and pretty much the rest of the night. She also was our seamstress haha, she helped me with an issue I had with my dress on top of everything else. We are very pleased with all 1200 some finished photos that we received that were all wonderful shots. She does black and whites and color for all of the pictures if you want. She is very well priced especially for the quality of work that she does where most would charge 2-3k more. We received a preview of our photos the very next morning after our wedding night and the rest of our photos on or before the date that was agreed upon. Even the way our usb came in the mail was packaged beautifully and safely. It is obvious that Everything Rachel does is with careful thought and with all of her heart. We are so happy to have met her and have her photograph one of the most amazing days of our lives. Thanks again Rachel for all you did for us and for your incredible work! Read less
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kira
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
We couldn't be happier with all the memories captured of our perfect wedding day thanks to Rachel May Photography. Rachel has watched my family grow through the lens of her camera for many years now. She was the only choice for me when planning a photographer for our big day, as I have always been impressed with her amazing work. I've never been disappointed with a single image. Rachel loves her work and it shows. From every tear jerking, funny, happy moment- every image we received was flawless. She's prompt, creative and very detailed oriented. Her fun loving, kind personality makes it easy to feel natural and beautiful in front of her camera. I highly recommend Rachel May Photography.
We couldn't be happier with all the memories captured of our perfect wedding day thanks to Rachel May Photography. Rachel Read more...
We couldn't be happier with all the memories captured of our perfect wedding day thanks to Rachel May Photography. Rachel has watched my family grow through the lens of her camera for many years now. She was the only choice for me when planning a photographer for our big day, as I have always been impressed with her amazing work. I've never been disappointed with a single image. Rachel loves her work and it shows. From every tear jerking, funny, happy moment- every image we received was flawless. She's prompt, creative and very detailed oriented. Her fun loving, kind personality makes it easy to feel natural and beautiful in front of her camera. I highly recommend Rachel May Photography. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
We chose Rachel to capture our special day based on a recommendation from my husband's sister (also a wonderful wedding photography!). We did our initial research in choosing a photographer, but after meeting and interacting with Rachel, it really sealed the deal. She is so bubbly and friendly, which makes working with her easy and one less thing to have to stress about when planning a wedding! Rachel was incredibly professional - from her adorable welcome packets that make you feel special to her organized wedding questionnaires, she never missed a beat. On the day off, Rachel was sweet, prompt and flexible which made it an absolute pleasure; not to mention our pictures our absolutely gorgeous! We are so happy to have them as a keepsake to always remember our wonderful wedding. She was punctual in providing us with our pictures and even went above and beyond to help us get some photos early for a second reception. Rachel is a phenomenal photographer and a person every bride would be lucky to have on their wedding day.
We chose Rachel to capture our special day based on a recommendation from my husband's sister (also a wonderful wedding Read more...
We chose Rachel to capture our special day based on a recommendation from my husband's sister (also a wonderful wedding photography!). We did our initial research in choosing a photographer, but after meeting and interacting with Rachel, it really sealed the deal. She is so bubbly and friendly, which makes working with her easy and one less thing to have to stress about when planning a wedding! Rachel was incredibly professional - from her adorable welcome packets that make you feel special to her organized wedding questionnaires, she never missed a beat. On the day off, Rachel was sweet, prompt and flexible which made it an absolute pleasure; not to mention our pictures our absolutely gorgeous! We are so happy to have them as a keepsake to always remember our wonderful wedding. She was punctual in providing us with our pictures and even went above and beyond to help us get some photos early for a second reception. Rachel is a phenomenal photographer and a person every bride would be lucky to have on their wedding day. Read less
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Siobhan
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Rachel was an amazing photographer and all around joy to work with for our wedding. She is artistic, upbeat and friendly as well as professional. During our engagement session she made us feel comfortable and took note of our style and composed some breathtaking photos! I couldn't believe how great we looked! On our wedding day, she was very organized and made sure she got photos of all the little details and DIY projects that I worked quite hard on and captured all the best moments of the day. Before the wedding, she ensured that she knew what shots and locations we wanted to include and that made the photos go smoothly on the big day. I loved how she added personal touches to everything -- sending me an adorable notebook when we first selected her and also presenting our completed images on USB in the cutest packaging. Her attention to detail is definitely evident in her presentation and her attentiveness to us as clients. In addition, she uploaded our photos on a great website that made sharing with friends and family very easy. If you are a bride that enjoys a rustic, whimsical, and vintage feel, Rachel will no doubt make you and your day shine. I'm so happy and grateful that we found her!
Rachel was an amazing photographer and all around joy to work with for our wedding. She is artistic, upbeat and friendly Read more...
Rachel was an amazing photographer and all around joy to work with for our wedding. She is artistic, upbeat and friendly as well as professional. During our engagement session she made us feel comfortable and took note of our style and composed some breathtaking photos! I couldn't believe how great we looked! On our wedding day, she was very organized and made sure she got photos of all the little details and DIY projects that I worked quite hard on and captured all the best moments of the day. Before the wedding, she ensured that she knew what shots and locations we wanted to include and that made the photos go smoothly on the big day. I loved how she added personal touches to everything -- sending me an adorable notebook when we first selected her and also presenting our completed images on USB in the cutest packaging. Her attention to detail is definitely evident in her presentation and her attentiveness to us as clients. In addition, she uploaded our photos on a great website that made sharing with friends and family very easy. If you are a bride that enjoys a rustic, whimsical, and vintage feel, Rachel will no doubt make you and your day shine. I'm so happy and grateful that we found her! Read less
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