Emilie Nelson Photography

Emilie Nelson Photography

May is a self-taught portrait and dance photographer based in NYC.

Her inherent talent and interest for art and design began at an early age; over the years studying music, dance, and taking architecture and design classes in high school, this love grew immensely. Looking for something to do over a break from school she picked up a camera, started shooting, and hasn’t stopped.

Quiet and introverted by nature, she understands the importance of making sure whoever is in front of the camera comfortable. She uses her natural tendency to be an observer to capture real moments and emotions. She believes the best photo isn’t necessarily one that is posed, but one that genuinely captures the subject and/or their movement.


Aside from photography, May is a full-time student pursuing her BBA/MBA in Public Accounting.

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