Maternity Session for the Burton Family Since we photograph the Burton family in their bedroom at home for all their sessions, I really like to challenge myself to get a few different looking images every session. We have the go-to ones that we get every time so that Morgan can compare them session to session […]

Family, Maternity

Maternity || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Burton Family

February 13, 2020


Okay. Can we just talk about how GORGEOUS the children in this lifestyle session are???? Tristan and Brandon make some pretty kids. And Willow (the little girl) has the most amazing hair color I’ve ever seen and yes… it is natural. I would say Southern (oldest boy) is the ham of the family. He likes […]

Family, Lifestyle

Home Lifestyle Session || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Blair Family


Knox County Courthouse Wedding I’ve shot a Knox County Courthouse Wedding before, but there is one way that this one was a little bit different. In the past, I’ve photographed the ceremony, followed by some family photos and bride and groom photos around downtown. Leah and Tony did that as well, but at the end, […]

Downtown Knoxville, Elopement, Knoxville Courthouse, Lonesome Dove

Courthouse Wedding || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Leah & Tony


Cumberland Mountain Engagement Last week, I went to Cumberland Mountain State Park in Crossville, TN, for an engagement session. The couple I met was Cierra and Chandler. They are getting married at a resort on a tropical island in June (Yes, I did try to tag along, but I will be shooting a good ole […]

Cumberland Mountain State Park, Engagements

Cumberland Mountain State Park Engagement || Crossville, TN || Cierra & Chandler


Should you do a boudoir session? This is the question that burdens a lot of brides. I get it all the time… I could NEVER do that, but I know my fiancè would LOVE it. Let me put your mind at ease and give you a few pieces of information you may not have thought […]

Wedding Planning 101, Weddings

Wedding Planning 101: Boudoir Session


Nashville Lifestyle Newborn Session Last week, some really dear friends of mine had their first babe. Her name is Ivy Everson, and she is absolutely beautiful. They live in Nashville, and when I photographed their maternity session back in the fall, I had every intention of making the drive to Nashville again when Ivy decided […]

Associate Photographer, Lifestyle, Nashville TN, Newborn

Lifestyle Newborn || Nashville, TN Photographer || Ivy Everson


Portrait Best of the Best 2019 One thing you may have noticed recently is that I am taking fewer portrait sessions from new clients. Almost every single portrait you see below has either been a past #AMPcouple, are a dear friend or family member of mine, or they are AMP family alumni (as in I […]

Baby's First Year, Family, Lifestyle, Newborn, Personal, Seniors

2019 Favorite Portrait Images


Favorite Engagement Photos from 2019 It’s here. 2019’s best of the best engagement photos. Yesterday, you saw my best of the best wedding photos, and now, it’s engagements. Tomorrow will be all the other best of the best portraits. You’ll find so many different venues listed below. Among them are McGhee Tyson Airport, The Apple […]

Arrington Vineyards, Atlanta, Baxter Gardens, Brewery, Calhouns on the River, Castleton Farms, Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, Forks of the River, Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Knoxville Zoo, Marblegate Farm, McGhee Tyson Airport, Meads Quarry, Melton Hill Park, Norris Dam, Percy Warner Park, Piedmont Park, Proposal, The Apple Barn, UT Campus, UT Gardens, Volunteer Landing

2019 Favorite Engagement Images


It’s that time of year again where I’m sharing my 2019 favorite wedding images! There are a LOT on here, and this made me think I narrowed it down too small as I went throughout the year. I think I have a serious problem ha! In the past, I have thought through all of my […]

Arrington Vineyards, Bridal, Cardwell Manor, Castleton Farms, Cheval Manor, Church Ceremony, Claihill Farm, Graystone Quarry, Holston Hills Country Club, Hunter Valley Farm, Kincaid House, Lighthouse Knoxville, Marblegate Farm, Ramble Creek, RiverView Family Farm, Stones River Country Club, The Press Room, The Quarry, The Stables at Strawberry Creek, The Standard, Weddings

2019 Favorite Wedding Images


Lifestyle Newborn Session Okay… I LOVE this little girl’s name. I love how they spelled it, I love that it’s for a girl, I love that it’s a last name made to a first name, and I love that she can go by Andi. Andersyn is the daughter of Kari & Brad self. I photographed […]

Family, Lifestyle, Newborn

Lifestyle Newborn || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Andersyn Self


In Home Lifestyle Session Brittany and Chase are a past wedding couple of mine. You are going to see me say that a lot because I am officially not accepting new portrait clients unless they were an #AMPcouple or are related to an #AMPcouple. The AMP wedding family has grown so much that there is […]

Anniversary, Family, Lifestyle

Home Lifestyle Session || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Chase & Brittany


Knoxville Botanical Gardens Every now and then, life will make a full circle on you and place someone back into your life. That’s what happened with the Hatchett family. Years and years and years ago…actually, at the exact spot where I decided I wanted to become a photographer…I met the Hatchett family. It was at […]

Family, Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Knoxville Botanical Gardens || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Hatchett Family


Ramble Creek Wedding Oh Ramble Creek…how you know all the things to do to make a photographer’s heart beat out of her chest. I just love this venue. When it first opened, it was all I ever saw come across my feed. Photographer after photographer doing styled shoot after styled shoot. I kept waiting patiently… […]


Ramble Creek Wedding || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Megan & Mike


Ramble Creek Bridal Session We lucked out for Megan’s Ramble Creek bridal session because we literally got the BEST weather amidst several cold, rainy, cloudy days. It was heavenly. You know what else we lucked out on? Finding out her dress has POCKETS! Isn’t that a pleasant surprise?? Yeah, I think so, too! One of […]

Bridal, Ramble Creek

Ramble Creek Bridal || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Megan Kindle


Marblegate Family Session As many of you know, Marblegate Farm has a really sweet spot in my heart because I love it so much. It’s one of those venues I will NEVER get tired of shooting at. So, when Cheryl asked if I could come take some Marblegate family photos of her and her extended […]

Family, Marblegate Farm

Marblegate Farm Family || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Cobble Family

Knoxville, TN wedding photographer

I'm Amanda May and I'm pretty stoked that you're here. I'm a three on the enneagram, a smiler when things get awkward, and I would love for you to get to know me more over on my about page.


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