Romantic Black and White Central Park Wedding Couple
Smiling bridesmaids through Vintage Car
NYC Elopement Bethesda Terrace Arches
First Look at Tappan Hill Mansion
Bedford Post Inn Westchester Wedding
Romantic Grand Central Terminal Wedding Day Portrait
Dance with Dad
Groom touches pregnant bride's cheek
Wedding portrait NYC Andaz rooftop bride and groom

New York and New Jersey Wedding and

Elopement Photographer

Hello there! I'm Kristy May, a photographer based

in the New York City Area.

I love to tell a wedding day story through real moments and natural unposed portraits. My goal is for couples to enjoy as much of their day free to be with their guests in the unique and beautiful setting they have chosen and adorned. I want to document all the important people and carefully selected details and preserve them for you in a beautiful heirloom album or fine art print. We will work together to create a timeline to best capture your day. See a gallery of my favorite wedding moments here.,

I also love photographing elopements in New York City. I'm highly sought after for my experience with intimate weddings at Manhattan City Hall, Central Park and many other locations in the city. Whether you are a local looking for a more intimate wedding, or eloping from an international destination, I can help find the right locations and plan out a wonderful day for you. Please see this gallery and my extensive blog for examples of past elopements.

Kristy May Photography is an LGBTQ friendly wedding vendor. :)

Black & White

I started photographing in black and white with my first camera and printing the images myself in high school. Though I gave up working in a chemical darkroom years ago, I still love making prints and custom black and white images. While all of my images are shot in color, I always include a selection of custom black and white images with each wedding gallery. Real silver gelatin prints are available from digital files.


Clients have been kind enough to leave me reviews on Wedding Wire, The Knot, Google and reviews.

"I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for the beautiful photos of Sara’s wedding……I didn’t shed a tear that day (much to my surprise) but the same was not true as I looked at the gallery of pictures you created. You did an amazing job at capturing the personalities of those we love – thanks so much."

— Barb, mother of the bride, October 2017

“We just wanted to tell you how happy we were with your work, both the photos themselves and your overall execution. It was a pleasure to spend the day with you on this very special day of ours. we’ve been proudly sharing your work with our friends and family, the praise is unanimous. We hope you are well and should we require your photos for an important moment in our lives down the road we hope you’re available.”

— Michael & Melanie, January 2017

“It was so wonderful to have you at the wedding and the pictures were truly fantastic. You have such a talent for capturing the feeling of the event- you record the details and moments that make it all come alive again every time we review the pictures! It is seeing those details and moments at the time that sets you apart.”

— Caroline, mother of the groom, August 2015


Collections with albums and a la carte options are available.
Full pricing available on request.
See this page for details.

Service Area

I'm based in Union County, New Jersey but frequently work in the Tri-State area including Manhattan, Brooklyn, New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Connecticut, Cape Cod, Nantucket,Upstate New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. I'm available for destination weddings, including to my hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana.