Douglas Lake KC and Tyler chose some pretty amazing locations for their engagement session. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, my FAVORITE places to shoot are the places that are totally unique to my couples. In this case, we went to KC’s family’s lake house on Douglas Lake. It was gorgeous. Their […]


July 19, 2017

Douglas Lake Engagement || Knoxville TN Photographer || KC & Tyler


Sampsons Hollow Sampsons Hollow is one of my favorite Smoky Mountain venues. It’s located on the Townsend side of the mountains and is tucked away at the base of some rolling hills. They have multiple ceremony sites… the one used below is Sarah’s Glen, which is nestled back into the woods with towering trees all […]

Sampson's Hollow, Weddings

Sampsons Hollow Wedding || Knoxville TN Photographer || Shawn + Ernie


Jackson Terminal Raquel and Garrett got married at a gorgeous church in downtown Knoxville and had their reception at Jackson Terminal. They also rented a loft in market square for the girls to stay the night in and get ready the morning of the wedding. All three of their locations were gorgeous. If you are […]

Jackson Terminal, Weddings

Jackson Terminal Wedding || Knoxville TN Photographer || Raquel + Garrett


Bicentennial Mall Park I met the Reese family through a bride that I get to work with in September. They are so sweet and so much fun… but their baby!!! Is he not the CUTEST??? He is 6 months old here and totally stole my heart! When you have a baby, the whole show gets […]

Bicentennial Mall Park, Family

Bicentennial Mall Park || Nashville TN Photographer || The Reeses


Oh my goodness, this little boy is the SWEETEST! He is about to become a big brother and I can honestly say that he is going to rock it! He was giving baby Claire kisses and playing with her shoes throughout our session no questions asked. There is something about being a big brother that […]


Downtown Franklin TN || Nashville Photographer || The McDaniels


Bicentennial Mall Park Sarah and Aren are dear friends of mine from the Ernst & Young days. They typically have their annual family session in the fall but this year, they showed so much grace and flexibility with me having a little, and decided to move it up to now since I was already coming […]

Bicentennial Mall Park, Family

Bicentennial Mall Park || Nashville TN Photographer || Sarah + Aren Everson


Destination Wedding There is something to be said about having a destination wedding! It’s so intimate and romantic and you are truly surrounded by the people who love you the absolute most. This was really my third destination wedding where I went with the couple from Knoxville to the destination (I shoot lots and lots […]


Daytona Beach || Destination Wedding Photographer || Chaney + Andy


Castleton Farms Have you ever been to Castleton Farms? If not… you’re really missing out. It is SO gorgeous. They have so many options for you to use to celebrate your wedding day! There is a barn, a mansion, fountains, perfectly manicured lawns, a vineyard, a pond, and so much more. I personally love the […]

Castleton Farms, Engagements

Castleton Farms Engagement || Knoxville TN Photographer || Madeline + John Christian


Sunset Rock These two are getting married exactly one week from today! Time has seriously flown by… it seems like yesterday we were meeting at Remedy with coffee and Makers Donuts in front of us. Breana’s parents were telling me about their days as wedding photographers, and we were picking dates and locations for the […]


Sunset Rock || Knoxville TN Photographer || Breana + Matt


Estate of Grace Estate of Grace is a venue located on some farmland back in the rolling hills of Corryton. You stay on Tazewell Pike and go all the way to Gibbs until finally you turn off and drive straight back into the mountain. Once you start climbing the driveway, you realize what a view […]

Engagements, Estate of Grace, UT Gardens

Estate of Grace || UT Gardens || Knoxville Engagement Photographer || Kayla + Micah


Knoxville Botanical Gardens Kari and Stefan are planning a full wedding on a really fast timeline. When we met, Kari said… I’ve always wanted to get married in the fall and since he proposed in the spring… that means a 6 month – ish engagement. I love that she didn’t let the short term engagement […]

Engagements, Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Knoxville Botanical Gardens Engagement || Knoxville TN Photographer || Kari + Stefan


Haymaker Farms This venue is SOOOO amazing! Very very few venues can hold 400 people. And if they can, they don’t do it very beautifully. But Haymaker totally rocked it. First of all… their ceremony site is GORGEOUS! They have this huge structure at the beginning of the aisle made out of this beautiful wood […]

Haymaker Farms, Weddings

Haymaker Farms Wedding || Knoxville TN Photographer || Andrea + Matt


Family You know those clients that stick with you from the beginning? I have very few families that are still around from the time that these sweet Baloga’s hired me. In fact, maybe the only other client still around from that time is Nick’s brother Jonathan and his family. There are so many other blog […]


Family Session || Knoxville TN Photographer || The Baloga’s


Hattie Reece Parrott. I’m obsessed with her name. She is a baby sister to Lillian Kate Parrott, and a daughter to Kelci and Devan Parrott. This sweet family is a long standing Amanda May Photos client and really… more like friends. I’ve had the absolute privilege of photographing them “pre-kids“, Lillian’s maternity, newborn, 6 month, […]


Newborn || Knoxville TN Photographer || Hattie Reece Parrott


It’s taken me a long time to write this. I would type a sentence, erase it, type another, erase it. It seemed nothing I wrote could do justice to how amazing of a person my dad was and how gaping of a hole he left in my heart. I’ve had so many people tell me Amanda, you’re handling […]


The story of my dad || Personal

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