Joanna May Blog

My Crate and Barrel Knock-Off

I’ve always wanted carrara marble countertops. I know they are trendy and all over the place, but so beautiful! But let’s be realistic: probably not going to happen, and probably should based on the...

Finding Liturgy and Discovering Theology

Maybe it’s because I grew up in an evangelical, non-denominational, charismatic, rhyming worship songs, sanctuary-with-basketball-goals type of church, but I love me some liturgy. This Christmas Eve, my husband and I went to a...

The Aching, Sobbing, Heartbreak of Longing

A few nights ago, I was playing my piano and singing and worshiping when suddenly it hit me: the aching, sobbing, heartbreak of longing. I started crying, “What if I never get there in...

“Hold On” Released on iTunes

“Hold On” a compilation album inspired by the documentary Nefarious – exposing the sex trafficking industry was released on iTunes last week and I forgot to blog about it! My husband J.May is rapping...

Houston Wedding

I had the opportunity to go with my friend and mentor Shelley Paulson to second-shoot a wedding in Houston. It was in a gorgeous facility, lovely weather (especially compared to Kansas City in December),...

My Personal Restoration

I went out to our backyard today with the puppies and took a look at our yard. If you’ve ever seen the movie, Secret Garden, then you can imagine what it looks like –...

Pausing my Primordial Holler

Don’t get me wrong, I love America. Washington D.C. and all those founding fathers, colonial Williamsburg and History Channel specials. I love red, white and blue, the 4th of July, Jack Bauer, and all...

Canadian Wedding with Erin and Jesse

Erin and Jesse are my dear friends from Canada. I was very privileged to be able to photography their wedding in August 2010 after a rather lengthy car ride across the country.

More than “More Lord”

I was in a meeting the other day where there was altar ministry that sounded like “More Lord!!!! We aren’t satisfied, we must have more!!!” It was tenacious, it was persistent, and almost militant,...