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  • We’ve Rebranded!

    Over the past year, the studio has undergone a shift. While I will continue photographing people I have chosen to concentrate my marketing efforts toward commercial and branding photography. I have opened an office in Dubuque’s Millwork District and plan on spending more time there building my brand’s family. We offer headshots, food & beverage, architecture, real estate branding images, and events. Thank you all for joining me on this crazy journey. Those of you who trusted me in my first years, and everyone since I celebrate YOU. Without you, there would be but a dream. We are an innovative and contemporary studio specializing in commercial and brand imagery that supports…

  • Family First During the Pandemic

    Spring is around the corner and that means we are usually planning weddings, graduations, personal branding sessions, and family gatherings for the year. I hope you continue to plan your life events. Don’t worry if they are delayed; these events will still happen. Please continue to plan your lives as if this will end swiftly. Take time to look around your home, really look at your beautiful family and remember who you are; a mother, a brother, a daughter, an in-law… well, you get the point. Celebrate who you are, how your family has changed over the last few years, and why you love them. On the other side of this are more happy…

  • Welcome to 2020!

    As the new year unfolds I tend to reflect on everything that happened during the previous year. This process helps me plan by improving processes, techniques, brand awareness, and overall client experience. In 2019 I completed the necessary requirements to obtain my CPP (Certified Professional Photographer). I am especially proud of this achievement as there are less than 2500 Certified Professional Photographers in the United States and feels like the equivalent of “passing the bar exam” for lawyers. They don’t just hand out this achievement! One of my senior images was published in a national photography magazine; my third overall. In January I will be attending PPA’s national conference in…

  • Amy May Laskye, CPP

    Stockton Photographer Earns Certification Amy May Laskye of Amy May Photography joins prestigious group as a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) (Stockton, IL 7/11/19) – Amy May Laskye, CPP of Amy May Photography in Stockton, IL has earned the Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation from Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Laskye earned this designation after completing an intensive program that measures her artistic and technical competence. Professional Photographers of America currently recognizes fewer than 2,500 CPPs. The CPP program is designed to empower photographers to be more knowledgeable, successful, and technically equipped professionals. It’s a program focused on foundational education and applied skills. “It is extremely important for me to have…

  • Professional Head Shots

    Headshots are the single most important marketing tool for a professional.  Take it seriously and invest in yourself.  Here are a few tips for a better headshot. 1. Go pro.  Spend the money. It’s worth it. Go to a professional, who is trained, understands lighting, and takes headshots for a living, not some friend who happens to have a decent camera who “sorta knows a little about photography.” Save those pictures for Instagram, and leave the headshots to the pros. On a national average good headshots range from $400-$1200, and to get them professionally duplicated (not at CVS) will cost you another $100. Anything less is just a glorified passport…

  • Wedding Season has Started

    We are eagerly anticipating a busy wedding season. We have several couples getting married this year; some in Galena and some destinations. Our team is gearing up for it with new lighting and a wealth of knowledge to capture each couples dream day. We are limiting our schedule to 12 weddings this year but still have a few dates open. If you are searching for a photographer please consider Amy May Photography. Our team has over 35 years combined experience and would love to meet with you and discuss one of the most important dates in your life. Let us create imagery for you and your family. Give us a…

  • New Website

    Welcome to our new website. It’s filled with more images and more ways to contact us about your photography needs. We invite you to look around and see if we are the photographer for you. Thank you!