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Carmen May Photography is a wedding photography and videography team run by husband and wife, Carmen and Chad. If you're looking for natural, dreamy, and timeless images with a professional, yet down-to-earth approach, then stop your search!

With a focus on outdoor scenery, your memories will be captured in the most natural and scenic way, while also having the most beautiful indoor lighting memories documented as well! Whatever your heart and wedding dreams are, Carmen and Chad prioritize your vision and wants. Whether you're wanting the majority of your images to be candid or a little more classic and formal, they will be there to make your wedding photo and video vision come true!

If you're a kind couple wanting a professonal team with stunning image results, talk with Carmen and Chad today. Your wedding photos and video will become your family heirlooms. Choose a team like Carmen and Chad that cares about you. They've been in your shoes and love nothing more than making their clients feel both comfortable in front of their cameras as well as a calming presense on the day of your wedding!

Carmen May Photography is based in Farmington, PA and also serve surrounding areas such as Pittsburgh PA, Morgantown WV, Deep Creek Lake MD, and more. PA, MD, VA, WV, and OH are the majority of states they travel to.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$2,950

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Albums
Digital Files
Matted Prints
Prints

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$4,450

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Slideshow
Digital Files

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Natural
Photojournalism
Traditional

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Matted Prints
Prints
Save the Date
Thank You Cards
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Reviews of Carmen May Photography

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Daniel
Daniel W. Sent on 10/23/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dream proposal and fall engagement shoot

YOU CAN END YOUR SEARCH HERE. Convinced the perfect photographer doesn't exist? Carmen May Photography certainly was the one for us, delivering natural and dreamy photos alongside timeless video.

Carmen & Chad helped me pull off my dream proposal followed by a fall engagement shoot. I realized Carmen's clients follow her through engagements, weddings, maternity, newborn and baby plans, even when they live a few states away. What inspires such fierce loyalty?

THE PHOTOS: The moment I saw our photos, I went, "yes, this is perfect -- this is why I hired Carmen." I loved the composition. Her years of experience really shone through, with her eye for the shot elevating it to another level and creating that MAGICAL quality. People thought our candid photos were posed, it was that good! We got countless compliments, and a line of friends wanting to book her too.

THE VIDEOS: Watching Chad's video brought us back to the moment. You know it's gold when you feel the emotion swelling within you! Chad has a knack for getting the right shots synchronized perfectly with music to tell your story — our video gets better every time we watch it. We had highlight & full-length videos.

FLEXIBILITY. Carmen helps you to realize YOUR dream. Whether you want guidance at every step, or have a specific vision you're trying to realize.

My proposal was complicated — I wanted to sing in a quiet, pretty place with good lighting and acoustics (unusual request!). Carmen patiently noted and remembered every detail. She found the perfect location with more than I asked for (a small pond, trees, bridges). Her knowledge of the mountains is astounding.

ADAPTABLE. Carmen & Chad met me for a planning call and in person the day prior. On the day itself, a severe thunderstorm materialized out of nowhere. Thankfully, they moved the proposal up by a few hours. 5 minutes before the proposal, a maintenance truck drove to our exact spot, but they managed to wave the truck off just in time. They did this without tipping my fiancée off, while hiding in plain sight. My fiancée and I couldn't have been more pleased with how the proposal went.

FULL-SERVICE. Besides planning, Carmen advised on outfits. She has Pinterest boards to give you inspiration for each season (and even provides clothes for mums!). She has vendors to suggest if needed. For our fall shoot, we followed them around as they brought us to beautiful fall spots off the beaten track, feeling like VIPs. If you want albums, the quality of the sample album we saw was unparalleled.

VALUE. Ultimately, you're paying for their artistry in capturing your life moments – pictures you'll want to hang up on your wall and videos you'll want to watch over and over again. They delivered a home run on that front: Carmen & Chad were worth every penny and more.

VIBES. Carmen & Chad are absolute gems as people, husband & wife, and parents. I believe that helps them capture others' stories of love, because they *get* it. Finding seasoned people in this industry who retain a sense of wonder is a rarity. They genuinely share in your joy. Communication was easy, with Carmen always quick to reply.

I came looking for professionals, and I found them – but we also came away with friends. The only "downside" of choosing them? We're now spoilt for life - they raise the bar for photographers so high!

(P.S. I am happy to talk about my experience; ask Carmen to connect you. This review was not solicited nor paid for. I'm just a happy client.)
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Jodi D. Sent on 08/24/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Personal touch and pictures that will last a lifetime.

Andrew and I were thrilled to have Carmen as our photographer. We cannot say enough amazing things about her work and we absolutely loved our pictures. The husband/wife approach made us feel like we had known Chad and Carmen for years and all of the sudden having our picture taken felt natural. We appreciated their style of taking candid photos and they captured the best moments of our wedding. We are truly grateful for her gift as a photographer because now we will have memories lasting us for a lifetime! Thank you Carmen and Chad for making our day special.
Alana
Alana L. Sent on 08/26/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photos!

Carmen is a phenomenal photographer! To start, she traveled all the way to Virginia to take our engagement photos in a place that was meaningful to us. As we continued planning our wedding, we were frequently in contact with each other to plan the details of the wedding day. She helped us make our timeline for the day and answered all of the questions I had. On the wedding day, she was very professional and a calming presence. She helped us with poses and kept everything running smoothly. After the wedding, we received our photos in a timely manner, and we were blown away by how beautiful they were! There was a perfect mix of posed and candid photos. She captured every special detail from our day. I also need to mention how awesome it is to have a husband and wife photographer team for your wedding! Chad created the most amazing highlight video for us. I’m so thankful we have video to look back on. Overall, I would highly recommend Carmen for your wedding photography. She is not only incredibly talented, but also a very kind and thoughtful person. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with her again in the future.
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Carmen May
Carmen May
owner, lead photographer

Hi, I'm Carmen! Lead photographer and owner of Carmen May Photography. 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! Along with my husband Chad (videographer and second shooter), you're going to love having us as your husband and wife photo & video team!

Chad S
Chad S
videographer & second shooter

Chad is an incredible videographer and second shooter for your wedding day! He will document your most unforgettable moments, capturing the best highlights throughout the day and you’ll love replaying your wedding video over and over again!

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
JK Farm JK Farm Barn & Farm Weddings

Carmen is a pro. She loves what she does, and it shows... time after time. Her subjects and the settings they choose are each unique, and inspire her to capture the memorable moments they relish viewing over and over. We're always happy to see Carmen serving our couples here at JK Farm!

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