I grew up rural Meeteetse, Wyoming swimming in the sunshine and playing in the dirt. For my eighteenth birthday I got my first camera, and I found my love of photography by experimenting with my little digital camera. A few months later, durring my freshman year of college, I discovered my talent in photographing people.
I completed my Associate's Degree in Photography at Northwest College in 2012, graduating with honors. In the winter of 2013, I founded Justine May Photography in Cody, Wyoming.
My passion is showing people how amazingly beautiful they really are, especially for my high school senior girls who are seeing themselves as women for the first time. I love transforming self-doubt into self-love by showing them the truth, the truth in photograph. My work stands out to people because of its unique and untraditional style. I constantly striving to find a fresh way of telling people's story because no two people are exactly alike.
Though the world is big and beautiful, Wyoming is where I call home. I love it for its barren landscapes, for Yellowstone National Park, its authentic western lifestyle.
During my journey as a photographer, I’ve been able to engage in my community in a few ways.
–I’ve volunteered for non-profits such as the Nature Conservancy, The Park County Humane Society and The Wyoming Basset Hound Rescue.
–In 2015, I got to share my story with students in Cody High School’s media classes.
–My photos have been published by the Cody Enterprise, Powell Tribune, The Pulse, Cody and Beyond, and plainSpeak magazine.
–In 2016, I was a member of our local photography co-op, Open Range Images, where I sold fine art western lifestyle and nature photography.