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

November 17, 2017

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


Newborn Photography About two years ago, I decided I wanted to up my game in the Newborn Photography department. I bought all the things I needed, took class on top of class, volunteered all my friends having babies as my practice models and set out to make it happen. I know, I know, I’m a […]


Newborn Photos || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Abby Ella Cooper


Castleton Farms Engagement I love love love this Knoxville wedding venue. There is seriously SO much to offer! For Mike and Allison’s Castleton Farms Engagement Session we spent an early morning together for a sunrise session walking around the grounds and finding gorgeous spot after gorgeous spot. If you’ve ever been to Castleton, you know […]

Castleton Farms, Engagements

Castleton Farms Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Allison & Mike


The Stables at Hunter Valley Farm Wedding This Hunter Valley Farm wedding was gorgeous. There are two things that I love about it especially. 1) They have horses wondering the grounds throughout any wedding day. At sunset, they have this gorgeous fence line keeping horses in their homes and the the sun is setting directly […]

Hunter Valley Farm, Weddings

The Stables at Hunter Valley Farm || Knoxville TN Photographer || Chasity & Rodney


Smoky Mountain Engagement Session When couples want to have a Smoky Mountain Engagement Session it gets me so excited! There are only a few places in the United States that have access to mountain views like Knoxville does. I hear locals say things like whyyyyy would anyone vacation to Knoxville??? Insinuating that Knoxville isn’t cool and there’s […]

Engagements, Smoky Mountains

Townsend Engagement Session || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Stephanie & Brandon


Baby Boy Newborn Photos If you’ve been following me recently, you’ve noticed that ALL of my newborns have been girls. I was starting to think I was the only one in Knoxville that had a boy this year (exaggeration intended), until this little fella came along. James Farrell Gilliam. He was just the sweetest during […]


Newborn || Knoxville, TN Photographer || James Farrell


Community over Competition Community over competition is an ongoing theme in the photography industry. When you enter into such an oversaturated market, the competition is endless… literally. Sometimes that can be a little overwhelming and a few years ago, the leaders in this industry started preaching community over competition and it truly has changed the […]

Commercial, For Photographers

Photographer Head shots || Knoxville TN || Erin Turner Photo

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