RT Lodge Winter Wedding Before we dive into how absolutely incredible this couple is, I want to shout out to the venue. This is my very first RT Lodge winter wedding, and guys…it totally lived up to the dreams. I’ve been back in Knoxville since 2015. I also went full time that year and shoot […]

RT Lodge, Weddings

RT Lodge Winter Wedding || Knoxville, TN || Rachel & Burton

February 25, 2021

RT Lodge Winter Wedding


Farmhouse One Year session You’ve seen the Cole family on my blog before. I’m pretty certain I talked about this then as well, but it’s been a whole year so I want to give you a refresher. Ann is the cousin to one of my past AMP brides. We met because she was a bridesmaid […]

Baby's First Year, Family

Farmhouse Session || Knoxville, TN || Mabry Ann turns ONE!

at farmhouse one year


Plan your next Smoky Mountain Family Getaway That subheading makes it sound like I am a travel agent. I’m not, but I am a photographer who LOVES having my family photos taken when we do trips to cool cities with new landscapes. And it’s hard, you guys. It’s hard to find a good, trustworthy, local […]

Family, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Smoky Mountains

Smoky Mountain Family Getaway || Sevierville, TN || Ackerman Family

family photo at smoky mountain family getaway


Girl Party: Glitter, Twirls, and Birthday Cake Last week, my cousin brought her little girl over to the studio for a mini girl party. Stella Ruth turns six at the end of the month, and what better excuse to dance, throw glitter in the air, and eat birthday cake, amiright?? This girl right here is […]

Girl Party

Girl Party at The Studio at Fountain City || Knoxville, TN || Stella Ruth

throwing glitter at girl party


Winter Engagement at Melton Hill Park Lexi and Matt are one of the couples I met at another wedding before they got engaged and loved them even before they became an #AMPcouple. Then, they came to my AMP Social in November with two other AMP couples and were talking about how nervous they were for […]

Engagements, Melton Hill Park

Winter Engagement || Melton Hill Park || Lexi & Matt


Spence Cabin Family Session This family came to a cabin in the Smokies with both sets of grandparents and a set of great grandparents to celebrate their youngest turning one. They came from Texas, one of the grandparents came from North Carolina, and the others came from South Carolina. They were only in town for […]

Family, Spence Cabin

Spence Cabin Family Session || Smoky Mountains || Amaya Family

one year old walking at spence cabin family session


Urban Engagement Session This couple. Where do I even start??? First of all, they are adorable. Second of all, I’m totally obsessed with their urban engagement session. Third of all, we have so much in common already. The day they get married, I actually already have two other weddings. Typically, I don’t take on a […]

Downtown Knoxville, Skyline Engagement, Sunsphere Engagement

Urban Engagement Session || Knoxville, TN || Jessica & Joel

heal click at urban engagement session


Going out with a bang, you guys. This is the final post in my Best of 2020 series, and it’s a biggie. When I get to the end of the wedding editing process, I pick a few of my favorites to export to a favorites folder. With over 1,000 edited photos on average at each […]


Best of 2020: Weddings


There is so so so much I am incredibly thankful for with each one of these couples. More than likely if you seem them below, I either have already shot their wedding or am shooting their wedding this year. They have trusted me. They have put a really important responsibility in my hands and trusted […]


Best of 2020: Engagements


Holston Hills Country Club Maternity session You know what is so special about this Holston Hills Country Club maternity session? This couple got married at this exact venue a little over three years ago. It was November of 2017, and we celebrated in the exact same ballroom where they vowed to spend their lives together. […]

Baby's First Year, Holston Hills Country Club, Maternity

Holston Hills Country Club Maternity || Knoxville, TN || Kari & Stefan

at holston hills country club maternity


Best of the Best, Portraits edition This is something I like to do every year. Most of the time I do it within the first week of January, but this year was a bit different. This past fall was the craziest I’ve ever let my schedule get to make up for the quarantined spring, and […]

Amanda May Photos Studio, Anniversary, Baby's First Year, Business Branding, Family, Fresh 48, Maternity, Newborn, The Studio at Fountain City

Best of 2020: Portraits


Foothills Parkway Engagement Oh my goodness. Do you remember that day last week that it hit 60 degrees and the sun was showing off and all was right in the world? Yeah. That’s the day that Ashley and Jordan chose to do their Foothills Parkway engagement session. To say that I was thankful for getting […]

Engagements, Foothills Parkway, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Smoky Mountains

Foothills Parkway Engagement || Great Smoky Mountain National Park || Ashley & Jordan

at foothills parkway engagement


Cades Cove Proposal in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park At the beginning of this week, I got to take Cades Cove proposal pictures for Jordan and Hope. I cannot tell you how much I LOVE proposals. They are tricky and can be logistically challenging, but they are SO. MUCH. FUN. Jordan and Hope are […]

Cades Cove, Proposal

Cades Cove Proposal || Great Smoky Mountain National Park || Jordan & Hope

at cades cove proposal


The Studio at Fountain City Newborn Shew. You guys. This little girl is a DOLL. Caroline and Christian drove in from Johnson City to have do a Studio at Fountain City newborn session with their sweet little Ella. If you don’t remember this couple, you can see their engagement session here and their wedding here! […]

Baby's First Year, Family, Newborn, The Studio at Fountain City

The Studio at Fountain City || Knoxville, TN || Ella Gash Newborn

at fountain city newborn


Vida Maternity Session Spaces in the City are at it again, you guys. They just opened their new restaurant called Vida, as well as a downstairs lounge called The Vault, and wow, you guys. I am blown away at this place. It’s inside of an old bank, and they did an incredible job restoring it […]


Vida Maternity Session || Knoxville, TN || Demi & Maria

vida maternity session

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