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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 […]

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

January 24, 2019

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Hope Resource Center 2018 Portraits This is the third year I have had the privilege of partnering with Hope Resource Center to give their patients either maternity or family photos they can cherish forever. We took the Hope Resource Center 2018 portraits at a park right beside their office, which is really close to UT’s […]

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2018 Maternity & Family Photos || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Hope Resource Center

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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

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Community over Competition Community over competition is an ongoing theme in the photography industry. When you enter into such an oversaturated market, the competition is endless… literally. Sometimes that can be a little overwhelming and a few years ago, the leaders in this industry started preaching community over competition and it truly has changed the […]

Commercial, For Photographers

Photographer Head shots || Knoxville TN || Erin Turner Photo

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White Space Studio Are you a photographer that doesn’t need a studio all the time but would like to rent one out occasionally for sessions? This is your space! Are you a creative educator that doesn’t have enough room for your big classes and would like more space to teach? This is your space! Are […]

Commercial, For Photographers

Commercial || Knoxville TN Photographer || White Space Studio

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Hope Resource Center I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Hope Resource Center’s 2017 fundraising dinner again this year. This organization never fails to blow me away. This year was Hope Resource Center’s 20th year in operation! How phenomenal is that? They have served over 25,000 patients and closed 2 abortion clinics. There is so […]

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Hope Resource Center || The Foundry || 2017 Fundraising Dinner

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It was a last minute thing when Josh Weiss contacted me about updating the headshots at his law firm Cavett & Abbott, PLLC. Josh just made partner there (maybe transforming it into Cavett, Abbott & Weiss, PLLC??? we shall see!) and was already improving the firm’s website with updated headshots. I had the absolute honor of […]

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Chattanooga, TN || Headshots || Cavett, Abbott & Weiss Law Firm

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I took some headshots for one of the sweetest ladies EVER! She works for Mortgage Investors Group in Knoxville, TN, and let me tell ya, if I were in the market for a new mortgage, I would definitely go to her. She is so genuinely kind and smiles all the time! In this world, and […]

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Headshots || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Christin Snow

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Yesterday was Hunter Valley Farm’s winter open house for 2017. They market it as a “bringing pinterest to life” open house and let me tell you, that’s EXACTLY what it is. I was stationed up at the Stables (vs. the Pavilion), and since there were a few photographers, I only photographed up at the Stables, so […]

Commercial, Weddings

Hunter Valley Farm || Stables || Open House 2017

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I started offering mentorships last year after I went full time and learned SO much about how to launch a wedding photography business.  It has been so humbling and amazing to teach other beginning photographers on things that I’ve done that completely changed my business. Brianna drove all the way down from Ohio to spend […]

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Brianna Houchens || AMP Mentorship || Headshots

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Holston Hills country club had it’s grand opening on July 23rd to announce its new fitness center! I was asked to come down and photograph their first zumba class, kids class, personal training, and pool time. All of their time and hard work has paid off because they had a great turn out! Zumba was […]

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Holston Hills || Commercial Photography || Amanda May Photos

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Exactly one week ago I was given the opportunity to photograph an event for the famous Borrowed & Blue! Borrowed & Blue is an AWESOME wedding blog that has committed to publish every single wedding because they believe that every single bride deserves to have the opportunity to be featured on a wedding blog. In […]

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Borrowed & Blue || Nashville Luncheon || Amanda May Photos

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I have kind of already told the story of how I found out about Hope Resource Center and how I got to be partnered with them. If you want to catch up, you can read more about that story in two separate blog posts over here or here! So now I want to share a little […]

Commercial, Family, Personal

Hope Resource Center || Cherokee Blvd || Amanda May Photos

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The speaker at this event was a POW for 7.5 years in Vietnam.  Wow.  I could not even imagine.  As he told his story about spending 8 Christmas’s as a prisoner of war it brought tears to my eyes.  There was an analogy he used during his speech that helped everyone in the audience understand. […]

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Salvation Army || Downtown Knoxville Marriott || 2016 Gala

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I announced my partnership with Hope Resource Center a couple weeks ago. It wasn’t until last night that I actually got to take part in a Hope event to solidify my partnership. Each year Hope Resource Center throws a fundraiser at a venue in town to help people learn more about what they do. This year, […]

Commercial, Personal

Hope Resource Center || The Foundry || Fundraising Event

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