Arrington Vineyards Engagement Last week I trekked across Tennessee to meet this Texas couple for an Arrington Vineyards engagement session. There is this AMAZING planner in Nashville, Ashley Silver Bourque with Silver Celebrations, that connected me with Emily and Charlie. I don’t know how she knew that we would be such a great match, but […]

Arrington Vineyards, Nashville TN

Arrington Vineyards Engagement || Nashville, TN Photographer || Emily & Charlie

February 13, 2019


Lighthouse Knoxville Wedding This was my first wedding at Lighthouse Knoxville. The drive in leads you to face a gorgeous horse farm, which became the backdrop for most of the photos. Not only was it gorgeous, but it was also the direction of sunset, which meant it would be in the background for best lighting. […]


Lighthouse Knoxville || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Ashley & Andrew


Knoxville Lifestyle Photographer Avenly Brindle is officially 3 months old, and she. is. gorgeous. I got to do a Knoxville lifestyle session with this family, and I learned something. The one thing that I love most about them is how much they love each other. They own The Quarry venue with another couple, and the […]

Family, Lifestyle

Family Lifestyle || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Burton Family


Knoxville Zoo Engagement Session Before Grayson, I hadn’t been to the Knoxville Zoo in AGES. I’m talking elementary school. I remember thinking it was the coolest place ever when I was little, but as I grew, it just wasn’t somewhere I went. Then, we had Grayson and decided to get annual passes. When we went […]

Engagements, Knoxville Zoo

Knoxville Zoo Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Jennifer & Peyton


Relix Theater Wedding I haven’t shot a Relix Theater wedding since they remodeled, and you guys, it is SO nice. They completely transformed their space from something that looked more like a concert space to a high-end downtown wedding venue. There were three things especially great about it: 1) The sun sets directly in front […]

Relix Variety Theatre, Weddings

Relix Theater Wedding || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Leslie & Derric


Family Post – March 2018 Last year, in Grayson’s first year of life, I took photos of him every single Wednesday. I documented his growth weekly, and I did a year end blog post of all of those photos. After that, I decided I wanted this to be a regular thing. Even though I wasn’t […]


2018 Family Post || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Year End Review


2018 Favorite Portraits There is a second branch to Amanda May Photos, and that is portrait photography. Portrait photography includes seniors, families, newborns, maternities, birthdays, headshots, fundraisers, anniversaries, and more. It’s pretty much anything I shoot that is not a wedding or an engagement, which are the main purpose of AMP. Sometimes, it means shooting […]

Adair Park, Amanda May Photos Studio, Anniversary, Baxter Gardens, Bicentennial Mall Park, Cades Cove, Calhouns on the River, Commercial, Cumberland Falls, Downtown Knoxville, Downtown Nashville, Estate of Grace, Family, Fruit and Berry Patch, Hope Resource Center, Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Lakeshore Park, Lifestyle, Maternity, Meads Quarry, Melton Hill Park, Newborn, Neyland Stadium, Norris Dam, Oakes Farm, Percy Warner Park, Personal, Sampson's Hollow, Seniors, Shelby Bottoms, Smoky Mountains, Spout Springs Vineyard, Steeplechase, University of the Cumberlands, UT Campus, UT Gardens, Volunteer Landing

2018 Favorite Portraits || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Personal


2018 Favorite Engagements Yesterday, you saw my 2018 favorite wedding photos post. One of my FAVORITE posts to look back on in my year review analysis. Now, I want to share my 2018 favorite engagements post. Also long, but not nearly as long as the wedding post. I’m sure it took your browser a solid […]

Baxter Gardens, Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, Estate of Grace, Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Lakeshore Park, Meads Quarry, Melton Hill Park, Neyland Stadium, Norris Dam, Sampson's Hollow, Smoky Mountains, Steeplechase, University of the Cumberlands, UT Campus, UT Gardens, Volunteer Landing, World Fair Site, World's Fair Park

2018 Favorite Engagements || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Personal


2018 Favorite Wedding Photos Every year I put together a post at the end of the wedding season made up of my own personal favorites from all the weddings I shot that year. This year I did something a little different. I marked my favorites as I went this year instead of going through every […]

Black Fox Farms, Calhouns on the River, Castleton Farms, Charleston SC, Chattanooga, Chattanooga TN, Christopher Place, Church Ceremony, Claihill Farm, Crescent Bend, Destination Wedding, Estate of Grace, Graystone Presbyterian, Hunter Valley Farm, Kincaid House, RiverView Family Farm, Sampson's Hollow, Southern Railway Station, Spence Cabin, The Foundry, The Preserve Resort, The Press Room, The Quarry, The Standard, Toqua Campground, Weddings, Whitestone Country Inn, WindRiver

2018 Favorite Weddings || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Personal


I am a little bit ashamed to admit that I’ve felt like Jesus has been calling me to do this since high school. Although, in high school it would have taken the form of a book because as much as I don’t want to face it, blogs didn’t exist that long ago. It’s a little […]


Coming Face to Face with God’s Grace and Glory || Personal


Smoky Mountain Engagement Session When we were choosing a location for Sarah and Chase’s engagement session, Sarah proposed going to Chase’s uncle’s cabin for a Smoky Mountain engagement session. I, being the mountain lover that I am, am ALWAYS down with shooting in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. She then proceeds to tell me […]

Engagements, Smoky Mountains

Smoky Mountain Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Sarah & Chase


Studio session Shooting in the winter can be tricky. It hasn’t been as tricky this year as it usually is because until now, the weather has been generally super warm! With babies under 1, shooting outside in the winter just isn’t an option. Their noses get SUPER red and runny, and they are just not […]

Amanda May Photos Studio, Family

Studio Session at AMP || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Cooper Moyer is 9 Months


Knoxville Botanical Gardens Family Session On August 13th, 2018, Tralene and Justin Lucas said their vows and committed their lives to one another at Sampson’s Hollow. I had the absolute pleasure of photographing their intimate, personal wedding that day. You can see their wedding blog post here! It was gorgeous, and Tralene made an INCREDIBLE […]

Family, Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Knoxville Botanical Gardens Family Session || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Lucas Family


Lexington Courthouse Wedding Exactly four days after Christmas, Dustin and I headed back to Somerset, KY where his family lives. A really close family friend of the Fothergill’s was having a Lexington courthouse wedding, and they wanted me to photograph it. It always means a lot when family friends choose me as their photographer. They […]

Destination Wedding, Weddings

Lexington Courthouse Wedding || Lexington, KY Photographer || Morgan + Jean


Fountain City United Methodist + The Foundry Christmas Wedding On December 22, 2018, Katie Bales married Chris Kelly at Fountain City United Methodist Church. Afterwards, we went to The Foundry in World’s Fair Site to celebrate with a reception. One of my favorite shots of the year came from this wedding. It’s the one with […]


The Foundry Reception || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Katie & Chris

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