Caitlin May is a professional photographer with extensive experience in the fashion and wedding industry. She’s also the amazing talent who shot our ‘Ever Thine, Ever Mine, Ever Ours’ bridal editorial in Issue 10 of HOORAY! We sat down with Caitlin to find out more about her work: Blog_Meeta_CaitlinMay_01
Tell us a little about yourself: I’m a young photographer who loves traveling and creating. I live with my beau in a little house in Melbourne where I spend my time editing and drinking copious amounts of tea. Blog_Meeta_CaitlinMay_02 How did you get into photography? I started shooting at 16 after I modelled for a photographer. I was always creative, forever writing and drawing, but I had never delved into the world of photography until that point. Soon after, my parents happened to buy an SLR and I spent my time photographing friends, flowers and animals… plus awful selfies (as you do at 16). At 17 I started to take everything a bit more seriously – I went to university, started my own business and I now photograph weddings, fashion, portraits and families. Blog_Meeta_CaitlinMay_03 Describe your aesthetic Pretty, colourful, emotive and simple. Blog_Meeta_CaitlinMay_09 Talk us through a typical day at work: One thing I love about my job is that there is no typical day. One day I might be photographing a wedding, the next I will be photographing a big fashion shoot with some other wonderful creative. Other times (most of the time) I’m in my cave editing and replying to emails. Blog_Meeta_CaitlinMay_06 What’s the coolest project you’ve worked on? Working with animals is always a lot of fun (albeit challenging). I worked with a gorgeous Alaskan malamute recently – I wanted him to appear stoic but he was a big goofball who enjoyed rolling on his back and rolling his tongue out of his mouth. I love discovering new, magical places – large woodlands are my favourite! I often drive around for hours looking for beautiful picture spots. I’ve also started doing a personal series over the last year, dealing with issues through my writing and photography. I find that very cathartic. Blog_Meeta_CaitlinMay_10 What do you love most about your job? I can be having a bad day – but as soon as I’m out with my camera, everything else dissipates! Blog_Meeta_CaitlinMay_08 I am happiest when… I’m in a beautiful place behind a camera, or if I’m surrounded by a copious number of puppies. Or both. Blog_Meeta_CaitlinMay_11 If you’d like to find out more about Caitlin May, check out her website here. Blog_Meeta_CaitlinMay_05 Photography Caitlin May Photography