Photography by May Arason-Li bio picture
  • Hello!

    Thanks for stopping by. In case you didn’t know, I love photography and I am fortunate to be able to share my passion with you. I simply cannot imagine going through life without photographs - there are just so many reasons for taking photos. To remember, to relive, to share, to learn, to tell a story, to create, to feel... I could go on forever. The wonderful thing about photographs is that they are instantaneous. And as we change through life, so do the images we want to capture. I believe in capturing beautiful, modern images for modern families. More importantly, I want to capture the connection between family members. I care very much about getting to know my clients and having fun during our sessions. I am not trying to create the perfect image of you - rather, real images of genuine happy, silly, fun and tender family moments. This site features my most recent session along with some personal images peppered in. I am so thrilled to have met so many wonderful people and they have all inspired me in one way or another.

    Please enjoy the photos on this site and by all means, please feel free to get in touch with me if you think my style and vision matches yours.

    {Photo courtesy of Kelly Bik Photography}

    *Note this web site does not yet support Retina (or high def) displays.

Another wonderful fall afternoon

Again, another beautiful fall afternoon when I went over to meet James, Lisa and their family. It really makes my “job” much more fun to be able to hang outside with families and not worry about running inside to warm up this time of year. I always enjoy seeing the kids Jordyn and Connor and […]

View full post »

Lisa - November 16, 2010 - 6:52 pm

Well May, once again despite some pretty uncooperative subjects (and I am not referring to James or myself), you have given us some wonderful photos of our family.
We had a good laugh over the one of all of us together with Jordyn and her huge frown. What's up with that??? I also really love the ones of Connor running with his football and me and the Buddha with his serious face on.
Thank you so much.

Carter – 6 months old

Oh my, baby Carter has grown a lot in the last six months since we first met! So much that his family lovingly nicknamed him Little Buddha – how cute is that? So adorable and huggable – I just loved his chubby rolls, deep blue eyes and drooly smiles.   “If only I could somehow […]

View full post »

Lisa - November 16, 2010 - 6:46 pm

Oh May, I cannot stop staring at him. I just love my little Buddha SO much and you have captured him so beautifully.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Laurie - November 24, 2010 - 7:06 pm


So this is Fall…

It is the second week of October and normally I’ve got one of my sweaters on, perhaps a vest and a scarf and some boots. When I met up with Jen, Mark, Ashley and Carley, it was a hot and sunny day and the thermometer read 27 degrees celsius! Needless to say, sweaters were not […]

View full post »

Anonymous - October 25, 2010 - 8:25 am

May these are great!! Loved that we tried a new location! Awesome job! thankyou so much for your patience! You can't even tell Ashley was slightly uncooperative during the shoot! Jen

Off to school we go!

September was a really, really exciting month for Aidan (and for his parents). Not only did he turn five, he also started kindergarten! I caught up with the whole family a couple of weeks ago and I peeked into Aidan’s classroom and I will admit I don’t remember my kindergarten classroom looking as cool or […]

View full post »

Linda - October 12, 2010 - 3:18 pm

Love the "chalkboard" shots! What a neat idea. Great location too. Awesome work May!

Kim - October 12, 2010 - 6:26 pm

What FUN family shots! Nice work!

Anonymous - October 13, 2010 - 4:29 am

Great pictures! Now I want my daughter photographed in front of a chalkboard!

Laurie - October 15, 2010 - 7:29 pm

Just love them! Love angry Zach, love grinning Aidan and love probably the best family shot we've ever had! Thank you!

Rock N Roll

The forecast called for 60% chance of showers on the day I met up with this family – fortunately, we took a chance and decided to stay outdoors and got our shoot done before the rain came. Tex, the little rock ‘n’ roll dude, was a bit nervous of me when he and his family […]

View full post »

Tallula Wilkie - October 6, 2010 - 11:04 am

May- we are thrilled with the pictures!!
I am amazed you were able to capture speedy Tex- who normally shows up as a blur in any photos we attempt. We are lucky to have found such a talented and sweet photographer!
Thanks again!
Tallula and Clint

Linda - October 7, 2010 - 6:50 am

Love the fireman's hat! What an adorable shot. Great work May!

M o r e   i n f o
C o n n e c t