Professional wedding photography

About the photographers

I am a Hereford based wedding photographer. Together with my husband we have created Marta May Photography THE MAYS. Our photography style is natural, relaxed and creative. Here are the examples of our recent professional wedding photography work:

Wedding photography blog

I have always wanted for this blog to be a bit different – inspiring and interactive. What would you like me to write about? I have asked this question on my Facebook and my followers really wanted to know about my route to professional wedding photography. What inspired me to follow this path and how I built up my reputation? Thank you so much for your questions. I really hope that thanks to this you will get to know me a bit more.

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I have always been creative. I used to paint and draw a lot. In every workbook that I had – if a teacher asked for a drawing – I used to just spend time colouring and adding shadows. A normal picture of a leaf in my biology workbook would turn into a 3D drawing. Everybody told me to go to the art school but I wanted to discover and invent medicines instead.


I studied Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and got a Master of Science Degree but something was still missing in my life. I’ve always loved languages so I decided to study Norwegian and Czech. While studying humanities (I also hold a BA in Slavonic language and culture) I discovered philosophy and that opened the whole new world to me. If I had time I would probably also study photography, Nordic culture and languages and many more.

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Family life

With a full time professional wedding photography business, two small kids at home I don’t have time for regular studies. That’s why I just learn in my own spare time or just ‘in the meantime’. If I want to learn a certain technique I just take my camera and practice.

Professional wedding photography – the beginnings

What inspired me to start a photography business? Well – I think every time I focused on something different, I wasn’t entirely happy so I kept searching and then I found photography. How I built my reputation? I think I just can’t switch off, which is bad and good, I’m always thinking of improving things, making them better and I never stop. I know I will always be learning and discovering things.

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My advice

If you love what you do – you will be happy. Just do what you really love and you will be successful. If you want to read more about professional wedding photography, our wedding blog is filled with useful information.