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, I have created this blog to share all the beautiful moments I have and will experience in my life!

So a little background on the name of my blog. SoMayLy is pronounced “So-May-Lee”. In November 2013, I married my amazing and supportive husband, Ricky Ly who inspired me to create this blog as he himself is a pro-blogger in the foodie scene (tastychomps.com). Taking his last name, my name became May Ly which means “beautiful” in Chinese. As this blog 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 blog and thank you for visiting! ^___^

<3 May

P.s. Follow me on Instagram! _SoMayLy

Contact Information: MayW.Wong@gmail.com

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/somaylyphotography


  • Anna Hoang
    Jan 10th, 2015 - 2:44 am - REPLY

    I received SO many compliments on the pre-wedding photos! Thank you so much May! They turned out gorgeous!

    • SoMayLy
      Jan 13th, 2015 - 4:41 am - REPLY

      You are very welcome Anna! ^___^

  • Pearleen Buchala
    Feb 6th, 2015 - 2:12 am - REPLY

    I LOVE IT! Also, I love and miss you too. hehe