Meads Quarry Family Session

Family sessions before kids are a lot like engagement sessions. Engagement sessions are always some of my favorite sessions because I get so much time with the couple. They are dressed in outfits that they love and give them confidence. We choose a location that they love. I get to take them in the prettiest lighting of the day. For all of those reasons, I just love engagement sessions. Even though this is technically a Meads Quarry family session, it has the same feel as an engagement session. It’s better though because these two have the comfort of a marriage together. When I asked them to hold hands or kiss or for Matt to sweep Emily up in his arms, they did so with familiarity, and instantly, it becomes that much more romantic and dreamy and natural. I just love this Meads Quarry family session.

Goldenrod at this Meads Quarry Family Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

Bringing it personal

The first time that I ever shot at Meads Quarry was a few years ago when a couple from Chattanooga came to Knoxville for me to take their engagement photos. They asked me if I had ever shot there, and of course, I said no. Luckily, I love shooting in new places, so I started doing my research on engagement sessions at Meads Quarry. I actually went there a couple days in advance to scope it out. I knew there was a spot where you could get the rock in the background as well as it’s reflection in the water, but I had no idea where that spot was. If you’ve ever been to Meads Quarry, it’s part of the Ijams Nature Center, and there are trails running all over the property. Obviously, this spot had to be off the trail that circles around the quarry, and I thought I had found it. I brought the couple to where I thought this spot was. It turns out there was not NEARLY enough room for us to shoot there. It was a little side trail that went STRAIGHT down, and there was one tiny flat spot at the bottom where you would balance on tree roots and hold on to the trunk to not fall in the water. There was barely enough room for two people, let alone three. I took about five pictures, pretended like it was totally worth the hike down, and got the heck out of there. After all of that, I couldn’t deliver any photos from that spot because it was just not the pretty spot I was thinking it was going to be. I learned a lot about Meads Quarry that day, and I’ve been taking couples there ever since. I did find the spot with the reflection after I hiked much further back into the woods so I’m not making my clients get anywhere close to falling in the water anymore ;-).

Purple dress at this Meads Quarry Family Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Green shirt at this Meads Quarry Family Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Quarry water at this Meads Quarry Family Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Wooden bridge at this Meads Quarry Family Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Arms around neck at this Meads Quarry Family Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Holding hands at this Meads Quarry Family Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Maxi dress at this Meads Quarry Family Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Wedding rings at this Meads Quarry Family Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Butterfly bush at this Meads Quarry Family Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Hand on cheek at this Meads Quarry Family Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Kiss on the hand at this Meads Quarry Family Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Train tracks at this Meads Quarry Family Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Gravel path at this Meads Quarry Family Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Whispering at this Meads Quarry Family Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Hug from behind at this Meads Quarry Family Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Kisses at this Meads Quarry Family Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. The Outpost at this Meads Quarry Family Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

I’m a Knoxville Wedding Photographer that loves to travel… I shoot anywhere! If you have any questions about pricing or booking with me, click here to contact me now! If you liked what you saw above, go ahead and follow me on Facebook or Instagram to see my daily updates of the latest sessions!

 

If you loved this session, you’ll also love:

Gilliam Family Pictures

Gallagher Family Pictures

German Family Pictures

Amanda & Zeke Wedding Pictures

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

AMANDA MAY'S instagram

Follow along: @AmandaMayPhotos

All the pretty on the daily:

                                                                     Knoxville, TN wedding photographer

Hi there! I am Amanda May Photos, a                                                                  serving the world.

LEARN MORE ABOUT AMANDA

Read all of our Photography Reviews at Wwlogo 83x19
The Snap Society Webshow Guest of the Week

As seen in...

Borrowed & Blue

ARCHIVES