Orlando, Florida



Growing up, I've always had a passion for art. I loved to be creative and had dreams to become an animator for Disney, a famous interior designer featured on HGTV, or even an architect to design one-of-a-kind homes and buildings.

But guess what I have become? An accountant. That's right...where is the creativity in THAT? I have slowly locked it up and lived my life planning each step of the way to ensure stability and security for my future.

One day, I was asked a very simple question by a total stranger: "What are your hobbies?" Sadly, I responded that I didn't have any at the moment as my past hobbies had disappeared due to my focus on my career dream. Let's just say, I was just downright sad.

After that encounter, I was on a mission. To find that passion for art again. Instead of picking up a paintbrush or a pencil, I have picked up a camera (one that cost me an arm and a leg!). I have found that I really enjoyed capturing the beautiful moments in a person's life and the wonders of the world. As a result, So May Ly Photography was born!

So a little background on the name... So May Ly is pronounced "So-May-Lee". In November 2013, I married my amazing and supportive husband, Ricky Ly, an engineer by day and pro-blogger by night (www.tastychomps.com) who inspired me to explore my creative side of me that has been hidden for so long. Taking his last name, my name became May Ly which means "beautiful" in Chinese. As So May Ly Photography is dedicated in documenting all the beautiful moments I capture, I thought this play on my name was perfect!

I hope you all will enjoy my site and thank you for visiting! ^___^

<3 May

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