Rachel May Photography

Rachel May is a destination wedding photographer based in the rolling hills of Virginia. Her style is elegant, bright, and full of energy.


Dedicated to providing a high touch service, Rachel strives to get to know her clients to provide a product that is both personal and meaningful.


Services Offered
  • After Parties
  • Boudoir Photos
  • Destination Weddings
  • Digital Photography
  • Engagement Photos
  • Film Photography
  • Rehearsals & Other Wedding Events
  • Second Shooter
  • Full Day-of Photography


Working with Rachel was absolutely amazing. From our first conversation over the phone to the gift she sent us for our first Christmas as a married couple, every interaction was wonderful. Rachel created such a personalized experience for us that I felt like I was her only bride that season. Leading up to the day she was completely professional, anticipated our wants, and made invaluable suggestions to our wedding day schedule to ensure we got the photos we wanted. On the day of, she had an energy and calm that was infectious. She seemed to have all of our wants memorized and captured more than we could have ever hoped for. Our gallery of photos was soft, intimate, joyous, and fun. She has a way of capturing everything magical about a wedding and we feel extremely lucky to have had her photograph ours.

– Pilar P. –

“We absolutely loved working with Rachel. We were drawn to her work from the start by the energy she captured in her photos – they were fun, cheerful, romantic, and exactly what we hoped to capture in the photos of our wedding day. She spent a lot of time with us before the day – getting to know us, discussing any questions we had, and planning a timeline and list of the photos we knew we needed. On the wedding day, she and her team were so helpful and organized, and were a huge help in making sure we were running on schedule. And the photos are just beyond anything we could have imagined, we are so happy!”

– Julianne K. –

“From our first introductory phone call, we knew she was “the one!” Not only was she so personable and kind, she listened and wanted to know every detail that was important to us. Her photography is real, soft and romantic. Everytime we look at the photos, we remember the day being perfect because she captured every moment that was special to us. And more! My husband and I felt so taken care of by wonderful people. We’re looking for any reason to book her again. She is quite simply the BEST and will be a friend for life!”

– Katie G. –

“You are making a mistake if you don’t have Rachel photographing your special day. She was incredible to work with. From engagement photos, to the wedding day album, everything was perfect. She got to know us and our group immediately, and made us feel so comfortable through it all. She was so organized and made sure we got every picture we wanted! It even hailed on our wedding day, and we still have the perfect photos! Rachel made it so easy for my husband and I to simply enjoy our wedding day, while still capturing the incredible details and emotions from the day. I am so thankful for all of her hard work, and our beautiful album that we will cherish forever.”

– Molly K.  –


Lauren & Harrison

Brittland Manor

Elizabeth & Grant

Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Paul & Pilar

Private Estate

Callie & Mark

Evans Hall, Lexington


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