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K-Brew Engagement Session I’m not gonna lie I’m a sucker for a good local coffee shop as much as your hipster neighbor. K-Brew is one of the bigger ones close to my house, and it is my preferred choice when I have time to sit at a coffee shop to work. When Laura Beth and […]

Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, K-Brew

K-Brew Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Laura Beth & Trevor

March 26, 2020

couple holding hands

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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

Market square at this Knox County Courthouse Wedding by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

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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

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Downtown Knoxville Maternity There are going to be two main purposes to this blog post. 1) To share Bre and Matt’s downtown Knoxville maternity session that I just love and 2) to share some really awesome news about their nephew that I know they are just as excited to share with the world! So here […]

Downtown Knoxville, Maternity

Downtown Knoxville Maternity || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Breana & Matthew

Glowing parents at this Downtown Knoxville Maternity by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

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Knoxville Engagement Session These two live in Kentucky and came south for their Knoxville engagement session. It was the first day of the season where it was bitterly cold outside (even though you would never be able to tell in the photos), and these two were seriously champs as the chill bumps crept up on […]

Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Downtown Knoxville Engagement || Botanical Gardens || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Whitney & Jordan

Urban doorway at this Knoxville engagement session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

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Fall Knoxville Botanical Engagement In the wedding photography industry, most clients come by word of mouth. This typically leads to shooting very similar personalities because current clients are friends with people that are similar to them. In the marketing world, we can connect most of our current clients back to past clients like a family […]

Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Knoxville Botanical || Downtown Knoxville Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Patricia & Donny

Downtown Knoxville at this Fall Knoxville Botanical Engagement by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

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Downtown Knoxville and Knoxville Botanical Gardens Engagement Session Lauren and Tucker are getting married at a new venue in Johnson City, Tennessee, called Waterstone. This venue looks more and more amazing every time I see images from it! I am so utterly stoked to shoot there in May 2020. Until then, I’m here to share […]

Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Downtown Knoxville || Knoxville Botanical Gardens || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Lauren & Tucker

Khaki sport coat at this Knoxville Botanical Gardens engagement by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

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Downtown Knoxville and Meads Quarry Engagement Session There is one thing that a client can say to their photographer that will literally make that photographer’s heart jump for joy, and it’s this, “Oh, I totally trust you, I know you’re going to do a great job!” That’s it. That one little phrase. I have worked REALLY REALLY hard over the years to generate a culture around the […]

Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, Meads Quarry

Downtown Knoxville || Meads Quarry || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Caroline & Christian

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

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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 […]

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.

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2018 Favorite Engagements Yesterday, you saw my 2018 favorite wedding photos post. One of my FAVORITE posts to look back on in my year review analysis. Now, I want to share my 2018 favorite engagements post. Also long, but not nearly as long as the wedding post. I’m sure it took your browser a solid […]

Baxter Gardens, Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, Estate of Grace, Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Lakeshore Park, Meads Quarry, Melton Hill Park, Neyland Stadium, Norris Dam, Sampson's Hollow, Smoky Mountains, Steeplechase, University of the Cumberlands, UT Campus, UT Gardens, Volunteer Landing, World Fair Site, World's Fair Park

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

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Downtown Knoxville Elopement Oh my goodness, you guys, I am so stoked about these images! If any of you are trying to do a small Downtown Knoxville elopement, email me because this was so. much. fun. and I’m obsessed with these images!!!!! So, the story of how Ximena and Lance met is pretty crazy. They […]

Downtown Knoxville, Elopement

Downtown Knoxville Elopement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Ximena & Lance

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Downtown Knoxville Engagement Session This couple is so much fun and are definitely city people like myself. I’ve always told Dustin that I am so thankful that the Lord had us come together to live this life, but if He hadn’t, I probably would have moved to Manhattan right out of college and lived my […]

Downtown Knoxville, Engagements

Downtown Knoxville Engagement Session || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Leslie & Derric

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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

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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

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Pizza Picnic When I got to meet with Maddie for the first time, I was asking her questions about her and Lee. Things like how they met, what the proposal was like, etc… When it came time to discuss the engagement session, I asked her, like I ask all my couples,¬†what are some things that […]

Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, UT Campus

UT Engagement Session || Pizza Picnic || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Maddie & Lee

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