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Why Choose
Amy May Photography

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Welcome to Amy May Photography, your premier destination for exquisite portrait and commercial professional photography in Galena, IL. Choosing the right photographer for your needs is a crucial decision, and we're here to tell you why we should be your top choice.

At Amy May Photography, we understand that photography is not just about capturing images; it's about capturing emotions, stories, and the essence of your unique journey. With a passion for helping our clients see the beauty within themselves, we believe that confidence is the key to success in relationships, business, and life.

Our founder, Amy May Laskye, is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) with a keen eye for detail and a dedication to providing a service that goes beyond the ordinary. Amy's commitment to remaining neutral on hot topics ensures that your photography experience is focused entirely on you and your vision.

We offer a full-service portrait and boudoir studio, where we create a comfortable and empowering environment for every client. Whether you're looking for stunning portraits to celebrate your milestones or high-quality commercial photography to elevate your business, we're here to make your vision a reality.

With a voice of confidence and empathy, we work closely with you to understand your unique needs and desires. Our goal is to create photographs that not only meet but exceed your expectations. We believe that every person has a story worth telling and a beauty worth capturing, and we're here to help you share that beauty with the world.

Choose Amy May Photography for an experience that goes beyond photography – it's about embracing your confidence, celebrating your uniqueness, and capturing the moments that matter most. Join us in creating timeless memories that will last a lifetime.


Professional Photographer

Amy May Photography was officially opened in 2015 in Stockton, IL focusing on general portraits and weddings.  Studying under the top photographers in the country, she honed her skills in lighting, posing, storytellling, editing style, and styling. Amy moved her studio to Galena in 2023 and has become Galena's Premier Photographer.

Earned Certified Professional Photographer designation

The CPP (Certified Professional Photographer) designation is the official credential for photographers looking to distinguish themselves within the industry. The program, offered by PPA, assures potential clients of a photographer's knowledge, experience, and ability to develop new skills and techniques. In essence, earning the CPP designation is a declaration of one's professional competence and ability. For photographers who may have entered the industry with loads of passion but a limited formal education, the CPP program provides a solid foundation to elevate their craft and achieve new heights.

Leadership & Community Involvement

Scenic Art Loop - Founder & Executive Director

Galena Bridal Fair - Founder & Producer

NW IL Art & Jazz Fest - Founder & Producer

Volunteer Photographer - Galena Corkless, Galena Oktoberfest, Ladies Getaway Weekend, Galena Halloween Parade, Galena Luminaria & Living Windows.

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