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Marriages are meant to last forever, but wedding days aren’t. They fly by like a ride on a rollercoaster you’d rather not depart. But the day will end and you are left with the task of how best to remember it.

This is where I come in.

I have devoted myself to joyously preserving the memories of a precious and fleeting day, all the while delivering a thoughtful, high-touch, and effortless experience for my clients.

From guiding you into the right pose, pinning a boutonniere or just letting you be, I’m there by your side as needed.

And we’ll make some beautiful images too.

Why Kristy?

For over a decade, Kristy May has dedicated herself to documenting weddings of all sizes. She is skilled at including locations in iconic and subtle ways making her a natural choice for destination focused weddings. Her love of black and white images and classic film looks add a timeless appeal to the finished images. Above all, her most valuable skill is making clients feel relaxed, confident and seen.

Learn more about Kristy here.

Weddings & Micro Weddings

Family, friends, together celebrating in person no matter the size, what is better than that? With a style designed to capture moments and details unobtrusively, you enjoy your day and preserve it for many years to come.

No two weddings are the same and I am always open to customizing my collections to suit your wedding needs, but to save time, you can review my beginning collection offerings here.

Included in every collection:

  • Kristy as your primary photographer
  • hi-res jpgs via download with release
  • sneak peek images
  • a private online gallery with print ordering options
  • slideshow in HD with music
  • location timeline and logistics consult

Weddings with 8 hours begin at 4750

Micro Weddings (up to 50 guests) with 6 hours begin at 3500

Optional engagement, rehearsal dinner coverage and assistance planning and designing heirloom albums and fine art prints.

“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

Soul Mate

Love NYC? Love taking photos? This day long session is just for you. Starting with six hours, it can include getting ready, a ceremony and portrait time for up to 20 people at multiple locations within the five boroughs of NYC. Kristy will handle the location timeline, logistics and suggest additional vendors like a hired car, vintage cab and hair and make-up. If New York is part of your love story, honor it with photos and an experience of a lifetime!

  • 6-10 hours of photography
  • hi-res jpgs via download with release
  • sneak peek images
  • a private online gallery with print ordering options
  • slideshow in HD with music
  • locations timeline and logistics consult
  • witness or officiate ceremony

Begins with 6 hours at 2800

Customize for destinations outside of NYC, pricing upon request

Intimate Weddings & Elopements

A specialty of mine enables couples locally and from all around the globe to experience a fantastic day in New York City (and surrounding regions) and get married in the process. Whether it is just the two of you or up to 20 of your most favorite people, celebrating your love in NYC is an adventure worth having.

From City Hall, to Central Park, DUMBO or your own backyard, the city will be your backdrop and muse. As a registered NYC marriage officiant, Kristy can also marry you in a simple civil ceremony. (and yes, take photos at the same time!)

Included in every collection:

  • Kristy as your primary photographer
  • hi-res jpgs via download with release
  • sneak peek images
  • a private online gallery with print ordering options
  • slideshow in HD with music
  • location timeline and logistics consult
  • act as witness

Begins with 1.5 hours at 900


"As a couple who really don't enjoy having our pictures taken, Kristy was excellent in making us feel at ease on the day. We're really delighted with the pictures of our elopement but we also loved spending a few hours wandering through New York with Kristy. We'd highly recommend her."

- Bethan, bride

West Village Engagement Session

Engagement Session

Celebrate your engagement with a custom portrait session at your favorite location in the Tri-State area. Online gallery and consultation for art and prints included.

Begins at 850



Yes. Due to the fact that NYC City Hall is closed until further notice and the simple civil ceremonies normally performed there are unavailable, I got ordained by the Universal Life Church and registered as an officiant with NYC. I can legally perform simple ceremonies and photograph them at the same time. If you are looking for a more elaborate, virtual or custom ceremony, I suggest hiring a dedicated officiant. But if you are having an elopement or very small wedding, I can absolutely legally marry you.
For weddings and most elopements, between 75-100 images an hour. (Of course, transit, number of guests and other conditions will affect this.)
My first name is Kristy and my maiden name is May. I decided to keep it as my business name after I got married to a Mr. Chatelain. Good luck pronouncing that correctly. :)
If your wedding is within 50 miles of my studio in 07204, there is no travel fee. Beyond that, travel fee will vary.
All images are hi-res jpgs with basic corrections to color balance, contrast, exposure, straighten image, crop out distracting elements, if possible. Every image will receive some kind of adjustment as needed. Some might require further editing or retouching at my discretion.
Additionally, you will get about 5 highlight images per hour of shooting (which are selected by me) in color and black and white, with basic retouching as needed.
Beyond that, retouching can be added à la carte. See the full FAQ for details.
Yes, fully, and yes, if they really want it.
Not anymore! I learned on film and processed and printed my earliest work myself. My love of black and white images began during this time. It was a great learning experience but I have been fully digital since the early 2000s. I do love the film aesthetic and strive to apply that to my digital images in color and black and white.

For more FAQ, see this page.