Newborn Studio Oh, you guys. I am so excited to share this sweet, precious newborn studio session with you! Dustin and I have known the McElroys for a couple of years now. They were a part of our very first small group, and I’ll never forget how welcoming Emily made me feel. Within the first […]

Amanda May Photos Studio, Newborn

May 25, 2018

AMP Studio || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Ella McElroy


Graystone Presbyterian Church Abbey & Donald got married at Graystone Presbyterian Church in South Knoxville. This is one of my favorite churches to shoot at in Knoxville because it’s just so pretty. In addition to all of its beauty, it has an absolutely wonderful staff, and they allow you to bring in your own pastor […]

Graystone Presbyterian, The Foundry, Weddings

Graystone Presbyterian & The Foundry || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Abbey & Donald


Spence Cabin Wedding This is the very first time I’ve gotten to shoot a Spence Cabin Wedding and I have to say… it was GORGEOUS. It might be my new favorite Smoky Mountain venue. Of course, it’s purely meant for small, intimate weddings, and the building itself has just the bare necessities. But the surroundings. […]

Spence Cabin, Weddings

Spence Cabin Wedding || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Brianna & John


Knoxville Gardens Engagement The weirdest thing happened at this Knoxville Gardens Engagement Session. We were shooting along the gravel road that cuts right through the middle of the gardens, and these two teenagers were walking through throwing rocks. I didn’t think that much about it when they were more than 50 yards away from us. […]

Engagements, Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Knoxville Botanical Gardens Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Hannah & Matt


The Quarry This Knoxville Wedding Venue has been on my radar since it opened last year. I watched as other photographers were shooting their own weddings at The Quarry and revealing more and more details of the property. I tried to patiently wait for my own wedding to be there, but let’s face it… who […]

The Quarry, Weddings

The Quarry || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Cassie & Stu


Knoxville Botanical Engagement I shoot Knoxville Botanical engagement sessions a lot. I mean, it is one of the prettiest, largest, most diverse parks/gardens in Knoxville. So it’s no wonder why people want their pictures taken there so much. It’s always gorgeous, but on the day of Caitlin and Billy’s engagement session, the sun was especially […]

Engagements, Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Knoxville Botanical Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Caitlin & Billy


Biltmore Engagement Session Oh, Biltmore Engagement sessions… you steal my sunshiney heart every. single. stinking. time. 3 of the 4 times that I’ve shot Biltmore Engagement sessions it has been the most beautiful perfect weather. Is this another reason why everyone loves Asheville so much? Because it has perfect weather…like all the time? Katelyn & […]

Biltmore Estate, Destination Wedding, Engagements

Biltmore Engagement Session || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Katelyn & Gooch


UT Gardens Engagement Session When I first talked to Danielle & Tommy about doing engagement pictures, they weren’t totally sold. I think it was more Tommy really feeling like pictures were not his thing. It wasn’t two days later, and they ran into another photographer at a restaurant. It was Alison Cunningham with A&M Photography, […]

Engagements, Family, UT Gardens

UT Gardens Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Danielle & Tommy


Baxter Gardens Head Shots It’s literally been 2 years since I met the infamous Brittany Sidwell of Brittany Sidwell Photography. We talked over lunch with some other fellow photogs about creating a wedding photography group in Knoxville. Then, we all went paddle boarding on the Tennessee River with Billy Lush Rentals. And although that wedding […]

Baxter Gardens, Commercial

Baxter Gardens Head Shots || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Brittany Sidwell Photography


Baxter Gardens 1 Year Session Can you tell I am loving me some Baxter Gardens right now?? This spring has brought a LOT of rain, which has pushed a LOT of sessions from March into April. Then, I found out that Baxter is open the ENTIRE month of April, and well…I just couldn’t help myself. […]

Baxter Gardens, Family

Baxter Gardens 1 Year Sesh || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Eylan Rhoades


Baxter Gardens Maternity Session Meet my big bro. This is Brad, his wife Crissy, and their two boys Keagan & Gavin. They are adding baby Harper into the mix this coming June, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. I was so excited when they let me take some Baxter Gardens Maternity pictures for them this […]

Baxter Gardens, Maternity

Baxter Gardens || Maternity Session || Hensley Family


Baxter Gardens Engagement Baxter Gardens is one of those hidden gems in North Knoxville that only comes out for a very very short season. Every year, during the Dogwood Arts Festival, the Holston family opens up their private residence to the public to enjoy one AMAZING landscaping job. You have the option to drive through […]

Baxter Gardens, Downtown Knoxville, Engagements

Downtown & Baxter Gardens Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Danielle & Matt


Meads Quarry Engagement I have SUCH a crazy story behind this couple. Before I jump into their amazing Downtown Knoxville & Meads Quarry Engagement session, I want to share a bit about it. I think Morgan might have found me on Instagram… I can’t even remember. But as I was emailing back and forth with […]

Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, Meads Quarry

Downtown Knoxville & Meads Quarry Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Morgan & Taylor


Baxter Gardens Family Session Gosh… this family. I just love them to pieces. I met them at Baxter Gardens this past weekend to do some Baxter Gardens Family pictures for them. If you don’t remember, I photographed Abby’s newborn photos 6 months ago!! (WHAT?!? How has it been 6 months already??) And at the time, […]

Baxter Gardens, Family

Baxter Gardens Family Session || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Abby Cooper is 6 Months


Volunteer Landing & UT Gardens Senior Session There are a few areas around Knoxville that really thrive in the spring and UT Gardens is one of them. I met Melissa Black on The University of Tennessee’s campus to do a UT Gardens Senior session with her. She is graduating with her Bachelor’s in nursing from […]

Seniors, UT Campus, UT Gardens

UT Gardens & Volunteer Landing Senior Session || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Melissa Black

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