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“Monica May is one of the most gifted communication designers I’ve ever come across.  Her ability to tell a story via her photographic, design and branding skills is remarkable.  With European flair, her work is infused with a nonstandard style that deviates from the bland and the norm.  I can quite honestly say that she cares deeply about the work she performs for her clients’ benefit, and that anyone requiring her expertise should run not walk to hire her.”
Derek Chin - Real Estate (Family & Business Photography)

Kind Words

My extra studies in early childhood education and work as a teacher are helpful during photo sessions with children and teens :


"[ ] Monica has a wonderful ability to captivate the children and command their attention. We have been truly blessed to have an educator who really understands how children learn and who provides a nurturing and safe environment [ ]. Monica's wisdom, creativity and skill have truly enriched our experience as a family during these critical early childhood years. We highly recommend Monica for any endeavor she may seek to pursue."

Diane Brockob - parent and school board member

"Monica was an excellent choice as she is a great team player and has many wonderful ideas. Her creative skills, organization and attention to detail enable her to excel at a variety of positions." Carlene Murray - School Principle & Teacher

“I have worked with Monica May Designs now for several projects.  One personal photo shoot for my family of which we were the subjects and the others are photo shoots with design edits and verbiage layout for professional use.  I can’t say enough positive things about Monica and her talents.  She puts her subjects right at ease and thinks of very creative ways in which to capture a moment, or to capture what is being sought after, for a particular marketing idea."

Natalie Rome - Real Estate (Family & Business Photography)

"When I talk to her I always learn something new or get a new idea ... She has high integrity and trustworthiness. I give Monica the highest recommendation."

Martin Wiedemann

Visual Stories + Social Media Design | San Francisco | Bay Area | Marin

Monica is insanely talented! Her photographs of my three children and me were beautiful! She made my 7 yrs old kids feel comfortable, all real smiles, laughs and jumps! She has a way of making you feel at ease! They were all stunning! I recommend her 100% to get the perfect shots!

Nancy Butera - (Family Photography Session)


Monica is such an amazing photographer! She has helped us multiple times. She did engagement photos for my wife and I, as well as pregnancy photos for us. Most recently, she did new headshots for me. She is incredibly talented. Warm, friendly, patient and gives great direction. She’s constantly adjusting to give you the best light, the best background and has fantastic ideas for great shots. We highly recommend her and would be happy to speak with anyone about our experience with her.

Michael Hoyt - (Engagement Session & Maternity Session)


We've had our family portraits taken by Monica for the last two years, and they are amazing. You can really tell that she loves what she does. She is super sweet and patient with our nervous dog, and managed to capture some real gems. She has a great eye for design and composition. We've used her photos for holiday cards, and headshots for work. My fiance isn't too excited about getting professional photos taken, and we always end up having a great time. Monica is generous with her time and her work, and even gave us extra photos. We were blown away by her generosity. And our families get the benefits of her hard work. Thank you, Monica!

​Donna Ho (Couple & Family Sessions)