Cades Cove Proposal in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park At the beginning of this week, I got to take Cades Cove proposal pictures for Jordan and Hope. I cannot tell you how much I LOVE proposals. They are tricky and can be logistically challenging, but they are SO. MUCH. FUN. Jordan and Hope are […]

Cades Cove, Proposal

Cades Cove Proposal || Great Smoky Mountain National Park || Jordan & Hope

January 29, 2021

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Cades Cove Sunrise Engagement Session You want to know what one of the most flattery things is to a photographer? When another photographer picks you to photograph their child’s wedding. While we were shooting Meg & Andy’s Cades Cove sunrise session, I can’t remember how it was brought up, but Meg and Andy both shared […]

Cades Cove, Engagements, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Smoky Mountains

Cades Cove Sunrise Engagement || Knoxville, TN || Meg & Andy

cades cove sunrise


Cades Cove Family Session in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park The day before the Menard’s family session in Cades Cove, I checked the weather, and it said 10% chance of rain. Okay. Perfect. I woke up at 6 in the morning and left by 6:30 and saw little dribbles of rain on my back […]

Cades Cove

Cades Cove Family Session || Great Smoky Mountain National Park || Menard Family

family session in cades cove


Cades Cove Family Session I met up with the McCowan family last week for a sunrise Cades Cove family session. Typically, Cades Cove is open before sunrise, and you can roll in and watch the sun rise over the mountain tops. Since COVID, however, they don’t open until 8 am, and as the time approaches, […]

Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Smoky Mountains

Cades Cove Family Session || Smoky Mountain National Park || McCowan Family

Cades Cove family session


Christina and Kevin are from Michigan. They hired me in 2019 before coronavirus and scheduled their wedding for September 2021. At the time, I didn’t have any 2021 weddings past June. They held down the fort solo for a long time. Then, COVID hit, and 2020 weddings started getting postponed. New brides started planning for […]

Cades Cove, Engagements, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Smoky Mountains

Cades Cove Engagement || Smoky Mountains || Christina & Kevin


Cades Cove Wedding and AMP Associate Photographer Ashley and Kyle eloped in Cades Cove on September 28th. I already had a wedding that day so my associate photographer, Brittany, photographed this one for me! This is something new I started offering this year, and I have to say I love it. Here’s the thing with […]

Cades Cove, Smoky Mountains, Weddings

Cades Cove Wedding || AMP Associate Photographer || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Ashley & Kyle

Cathedral veil at this Cades Cove wedding by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.


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

Toddler toss at this 2018 Favorite Portraits by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.


Cades Cove Engagement Getting this couple’s engagement session on the books was a little bit more difficult than I would have liked, but I am SO glad that we made it happen. Jackie told me from the start of our conversations that she wanted a Cades Cove engagement session. She said it was her favorite […]

Cades Cove, Engagements

Cades Cove Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Jackie & Chris

Knoxville, TN wedding photographer

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