Alpine Village Wedding Chapel Brittany reached out to me about a few short weeks before her and her fiancé were coming to Pigeon Forge to elope. I guess technically it wasn’t an elopement because it was a little more planned and their closest family and friends joined them, but it definitely was a teensy, tiny, […]

Elopement, Smoky Mountains, Weddings

December 7, 2017

Alpine Village Wedding Chapel || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Brittany & Daniel


Cumberland Mountain State Park Half way between Nashville and Knoxville is Cumberland Mountain State Park. I wouldn’t consider myself extremely well versed in my state parks, but I do know my way around a lot of campgrounds throughout Tennessee. However, I had never been here. I’m not quite sure how I missed it because it […]

Cumberland Mountain State Park, Weddings

Cumberland Mountain State Park || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Kelsey & Justin


Engagement Session at The Standard More and more often, I’m getting couples who have met online, Max and Elise being one of them. I think slowly but surely we are squashing the stigma that comes with online dating. I hope that this post helps in this squashing because, I personally think, with some caution, that […]

Engagement Photos, The Standard

The Standard Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Max & Elise


Sampson’s Hollow Wedding You’ve seen me bragging about Sampson’s Hollow Wedding s on here before.  I just love this cute little venue tucked back in some rolling hills just outside the Smoky Mountain National Park. I hadn’t gotten to photograph a Sampson’s Hollow Wedding during this season before and I think it might be my […]

Sampson's Hollow, Weddings

Sampson’s Hollow Wedding || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Chantalle & Ryan


Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm Wedding There are wedding venues in Knoxville that are GORGEOUS but have terrible staff. There are also venues that have AMAZING staff but are not so cute. Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm Wedding s get the best of both worlds because they are both absolutely stunning and have amazing staff. Not to […]

Hunter Valley Farm, Weddings

Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm Wedding || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Jessica & Cameron


Lifestyle Photos Since my fall schedule was and still is crazy packed, we decided to do Marlee and Matt’s lifestyle photos in the morning on a Friday. The forecast ended up being rain but we would have been shooting inside anyway so we kept it scheduled. I made “window light” using my umbrella flash and […]

Family, Lifestyle

Lifestyle Photos || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Marlee & Matt


Hope Resource Maternity Pictures I got to spend my Monday afternoon with some amazing women to have their Hope Resource Maternity photos taken at UT Gardens. It was freezing… and overcast which made it more freezing. But these ladies stuck it out and I’m so thankful. I only got to spend about 10 minutes with […]

Maternity, UT Gardens

UT Gardens Maternity || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Hope Resource Center


Biltmore Estate Engagement This session holds a special place in my heart because Leah is my step sister on my dad’s side and we’ve been sisters since she was a baby. I’ve watched her grow and blossom and fall in love and all the things and now I still can’t believe I’m taking her engagement […]

Biltmore Estate, Engagements

Biltmore Estate Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Leah & Jordan


Newborn Girl This sweet little newborn girl is named Selah Mae. In case you’re wondering, Selah is pronounced “say-luh”. Does this word ring a bell with any of you? Are you wondering where these incredible parents got it from? It’s from the Bible. But its unique in that it’s not a person in the Bible, […]


Newborn Photos || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Selah Mae


6 Month Photos I can’t decide who 6 month Eylan looks like more on the outside. She definitely has her daddy’s tan skin tone and her mommy’s sweet smile but everything else is a perfect mixture of Austin and Nikki. But when it comes to her personality, she is exactly both her mom and dad. […]

Family, Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Knoxville Botanical Gardens 6 month photos || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Eylan Rhoades


Amanda May Photos Studio Wait… what? Amanda May Photos has a studio now? Well, not really. It’s just my house. But if you haven’t been here in the last year, you don’t know that I have converted the front “formal” living space to my office/studio. It’s the room you walk into from the front door. […]

Amanda May Photos Studio, Newborn

Amanda May Photos Studio || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Amelia Guinn


Downtown Knoxville Engagement Session Mariah and Mitchell are from the Cleveland, TN area but drove up to Knoxville to have their engagement photos taken with their puppy. When we were discussing locations, Mariah had a more formal outfit in mind that she thought would look better in an urban backdrop… so of course I immediately […]

Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Downtown Knoxville Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Mariah & Mitchell


Sevierville, TN Family Session If you noticed the name of the blog, you probably thought it was really obscure. Sevierville, TN? So the session was in an entire city? Well, not quite. But it was literally on the side of the road on the way back to my parents lake property. We drove and drove […]

Family, Smoky Mountains

Sevierville, TN Family Session || Knoxville, TN Photographer || The Rodman Family


WindRiver Wedding I have become slightly obsessed with this WindRiver Wedding. I got to meet the ladies that run the show back in January at their vendor event. They were all so incredibly nice and their venue was so incredibly beautiful. It got me so excited about getting to shoot a WindRiver wedding, but nothing… […]

Weddings, Wind River

WindRiver Wedding || Knoxville TN Photographer || Sean & Christine


Sunrise Session at the Fruit and Berry Patch I had never shot during the sunrise hour at the fruit and berry patch before, but turns out, it’s one of the most gorgeous times to shoot there. Not only are the grounds completely empty, but the sun rises on the side of the mountains, so you […]

Family, Fruit and Berry Patch

The Fruit and Berry Patch Family Session || Knoxville, TN || The Ratliff’s

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