Downtown Knoxville and Knoxville Botanical Gardens Engagement Session Lauren and Tucker are getting married at a new venue in Johnson City, Tennessee, called Waterstone. This venue looks more and more amazing every time I see images from it! I am so utterly stoked to shoot there in May 2020. Until then, I’m here to share […]

Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Downtown Knoxville || Knoxville Botanical Gardens || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Lauren & Tucker

July 11, 2019


Engagement at Castleton Farms This couple lives in California, but Erin is originally from Knoxville. Last January, I met Erin’s mom at the Hunter Valley Farm Open House. Several weeks later Erin came into town, and they decided on the beautiful Castleton Farms as their wedding venue. Soon after reserving the property, they reached out […]

Castleton Farms, Engagements

Castleton Farms Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Erin & Vinnie


World’s Fair Site Senior Session I have known Mariah since she was a little girl. Her family and my family bonded together a long long time ago, and I have had the utmost pleasure of watching her grow up. I’ve seen all the stages of this girl’s life. From pool parties to asking what it […]

Seniors, World Fair Site, World's Fair Park

World’s Fair Site Senior || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Mariah Muncy


A Wedding at The Standard There are so many Knoxville venues that offer amazing outdoor portrait locations. There aren’t as many that offer a variety of indoor portrait locations though. Especially, not as many awesome spots as you get with a wedding at The Standard. I am so very thankful this past Saturday’s wedding was […]

The Standard, Weddings

The Standard Wedding || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Sarah & Chase


Knoxville Botanical Gardens Maternity Caitlin is a nurse, Cody is a truck driver, and they are expecting their first sweet babe. Caitlin might be the cutest little pregnant lady that I have ever seen, and it was an absolute pleasure photographing their Knoxville Botanical Gardens maternity session. She’s so tiny and truly just has a […]

Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Maternity

Knoxville Botanical Gardens Maternity || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Caitlin & Cody


Strawberry Creek Wedding This wedding was full of some of my favorite people. Way way way way back, 5 years ago, I photographed Tori & Landon’s wedding. Then, a couple years ago, I photographed Taylor & Ty’s wedding. Now, Landon’s sister, Marena, married Taylor’s brother, Jonathan, and they had their wedding at the Stables at […]


The Stables at Strawberry Creek || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Marena & Jonathan


Reception Exit Ideas About a month ago, I posted on my instastory and asked what would be helpful to brides in my Wedding Planning 101 series. One of the responses that I got back was for unique reception exit ideas. Of course, everyone knows the sparkler exit. This is by far the most common around […]

Wedding Planning 101

Wedding Planning 101: Reception Exit Ideas


Percy Warner Engagement Session I traveled to Nashville for Mariah and Slade’s Percy Warner engagement session the day before I shot a wedding in Louisville, KY. My second shooter for my Louisville wedding came with me from Knoxville. Instead of driving to Nashville and back, then to Louisville and back, we just made a girls’ […]

Engagements, Percy Warner Park

Percy Warner Engagement || Nashville, TN || Mariah & Slade


The Olmsted Wedding Louisville, KY is not a city I get to shoot in often. In fact, I’ve only ever shot one other wedding there. I really really love traveling to and shooting in new cities, but I’m not always as blown away as I was with Tiffany and Shawn’s locations, especially The Olmsted. We […]

The Olmsted

The Olmsted Wedding || Louisville, KY || Tiffany & Shawn


Concord Park Family Technically, this wasn’t the entire Gilliam family because Eric (dad) was out of town for work. But we did a little Concord Park family summer session anyways, mainly of the kiddos, and ended with a couple of popsicles! We couldn’t have gotten a more appropriate setting than their cute summer clothes with […]

Concord Park, Family

Concord Park || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Gilliam Family


McGhee Tyson Airport Engagement Photos Every single 8+ hour wedding package with Amanda May Photos includes a complimentary engagement session. I do this for multiple reasons, but mostly because I want to get the couple in front of my camera before the wedding day. As soon as they book, I send them an engagement session […]

Engagements, McGhee Tyson Airport

McGhee Tyson Airport Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Megan & Michael


Concord Park 9 Month Elliana Weiss had her Concord Park 9 month session a few days ago. I learned something about her at this session…she loves The Beach Boys. She loves them so much that she smiles, claps, and dances every single time she hears their song Barbara Ann. It was so cute that we […]

Concord Park, Family

Concord Park 9 Month || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Elliana Weiss


Stones River Country Club This couple may have gotten married in a church in Murfreesboro, but the bulk of their day was spent at Stones River Country Club. I’m so very thankful for this because Stones River Country Club offered a variety of portrait options while it rained outside. It also provided an awning to […]

Nashville TN, Stones River Country Club, Weddings

Stones River Country Club || Nashville, TN || Morgan & Chris


Morristown Engagement I grew up in Knoxville, and I have only ever been to Morristown for volleyball tournaments in high school. As a typical high schooler, I didn’t pay attention to the world around me. Ironically, I spent most of my time outside, but had no appreciation for nature…the mountains just didn’t drop my jaw […]


Morristown Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Katie & Ethan


Sampson’s Hollow Elopement Caleigh and James had a small Sampson’s Hollow wedding on May 23rd. They were the 4th of 6 weddings I had in 10 days, and it was the perfect middle wedding for two reasons. 1) They decided on a smaller wedding where it would just be four guests, their ADORABLE kiddos, and […]

Sampson's Hollow, Weddings

Sampson’s Hollow Wedding || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Caleigh & James

Knoxville, TN wedding photographer

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