proud to photograph people in love
THE IDEA BEHIND THE NAME
If you happen to wonder about may22 photography’s name, the reason behind it is very simple -I want to celebrate the Irish people's vote in favour of marriage equality. This is very close to my heart. The referendum took place on May 22nd 2015. It was a really happy day for me! So now I can capture your happiest and proudest moments; engagements, weddings and other meaningful events - this fills me with pride and joy.
The dynamic of the same-sex couple wedding is different. There is no bride and groom, just two people in love. There are no gender roles or rules set in stone for LGBTQ couples. This is how it is in day to day life, the same applies to the wedding day.
Just like many of the same-sex couples that I’ve met, many boys and girls are also going for cool, non-traditional and alternative weddings. The tattoos are on show, the ice-cream van is parked outside the venue, and the vintage dresses are sparkling in the sun …. But above all, family and friends are coming together to celebrate love.
Being a bit of a non-traditional type myself, I understand your needs and desires.
As a wedding photographer my goal is to make every couple feel stress-free. No bossing around, rushing or hurrying; the day is yours, I'll capture what happens. I have a documentary style, the atmosphere is nice and relaxed; this allows us to connect and build trust. Thanks to that I can capture the most intimate moments of your day.
I'm passionate about wedding photography and my couples which means you can rely on me, my creativity and professionalism. Still, my number one objective is for you to have great fun on your wedding day and leave the documenting in images to me.
your dublin wedding photographer
I love mountains, being outdoors with my friends and discovering new places. To clear my mind I spend summer afternoons on my road bike. My favourite scent is petrichor - the smell of rain on dry earth … I know, very romantic, right? When asked to describe myself, I say: a book and herbal tea addict. 15 years of experience with photography has made my eyes sensitive to beauty and emotions. My friends unanimously say that I am a good observer, they also say that I have a dry sense of humour. I live with my partner Chanelle, our rescued cat Tilly, kitten Bennie and loads of house plants.
I am based in Galway, in the beautiful West of Ireland but I’m also a frequent visitor to Dublin as my in-laws and I actually like each other ;)
If you want to say hi, find out about wedding packages or wedding albums, please contact me here.
"We hired May 22 Photography to photograph our wedding in December 2016. We were absolutely blown away by both the photographs and the service that we received. Joanna put so much thought into everything she did, it was so personalized and special. Our wedding pictures are just gorgeous, they radiate the happiness and love that we experienced with our families on the day, and bring a smile to our faces every time we look at them. Joanna managed to capture the most intimate moments of our ceremony without us even noticing she was there!
I really couldn’t recommend May 22 more as a photographer for your big day. You will have beautiful, natural memories of your day that are unique to you as a couple."
KAROLINA & EMER
“Thank you Joanna for our beautiful pictures and capturing memories to keep forever.
You are such a pro and cannot wait to meet you again”