Hi beautiful people....

I'm Memories by Cheryl Mays, award winning photographer and a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography (NYIP).  I am based in Amherst, VA but service all over Central Virginia and I am always willing for a road trip anywhere. 

A little about me ~   

I absolutely love photography.  I've loved photography for over 40 years but just started my business in 2014 with my friends and family saying "you have something special to share".  I am a lucky person....I have a wonderful husband of 28 years, 3 beautiful children and a "Nana" of 1 beautiful granddaughter.  Plus our hearts belong to "Ace" our very silly and lovable boxer, "Elvis" my 15 yr old Cockatiel (RIP) and "Pepper" my  10 yr old African Grey Parrot.  They all mean the world to me.  I also LOVE the beach and the sand between my toes!  Believe me you are gonna have a blast with me.  I am always laughing and I make you relax and have your natural beauty shine thru.  All of my clients tell me how much fun they had.  I love all types of photography from Macro, Family, Seniors, Landscapes, Maternity and babies!  And best of all Weddings, Weddings and did I say Weddings?????

My vision ~

I strive to capture natural expressions and spontaneous moments.  My objective is to produce breathtaking photographs that are meaningful to you.  I love making those "I wish I had a camera" moments a reality.  I put as much love into each image no matter what type of photography I am doing. 

Contact me ~

You can give me a call at 434-238-3925 or send me an email and I'll contact you ASAP with all your questions on what "memories" you want to remember.

Have a blessed day,


"I can do all things through Him who strengthens me."  Philippians 4:13