Winter Engagement at Melton Hill Park Lexi and Matt are one of the couples I met at another wedding before they got engaged and loved them even before they became an #AMPcouple. Then, they came to my AMP Social in November with two other AMP couples and were talking about how nervous they were for […]

Engagements, Melton Hill Park

Winter Engagement || Melton Hill Park || Lexi & Matt

February 12, 2021


There is so so so much I am incredibly thankful for with each one of these couples. More than likely if you seem them below, I either have already shot their wedding or am shooting their wedding this year. They have trusted me. They have put a really important responsibility in my hands and trusted […]


Best of 2020: Engagements


Foothills Parkway Engagement Oh my goodness. Do you remember that day last week that it hit 60 degrees and the sun was showing off and all was right in the world? Yeah. That’s the day that Ashley and Jordan chose to do their Foothills Parkway engagement session. To say that I was thankful for getting […]

Engagements, Foothills Parkway, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Smoky Mountains

Foothills Parkway Engagement || Great Smoky Mountain National Park || Ashley & Jordan

at foothills parkway engagement


Castleton Farms Winter Engagment Today, I counted how many times I am shooting at Castleton Farms this year. It is 10, you guys. TEN weddings at one venue is a crazy high amount. I have 28 weddings booked for 2021, and 1/3 of them are at the same place. I can’t tell you how crazy […]

Castleton Farms, Engagements

Castleton Engagement || Knoxville, TN || Erin & Michael

at castleton farms winter engagement


Winter Engagement at UT Gardens and Volunteer Landing Allie and Brady are SUCH a sweet couple. Allie has followed Amanda May Photos for years. Even before she was engaged. Once it was time for her to start planning her wedding, she reached out to me, but I was already booked for her date. A couple […]

Associate Photographer, Engagements, UT Gardens, Volunteer Landing, Weddings

Winter Engagement || UT Gardens & Volunteer Landing || Knoxville, TN || Allie & Brady

at winter engagement


Nashville Engagement Session Mae and Casey’s Nashville engagement session has been a long time coming, you guys. They were originally supposed to get married in May of 2020. I had a wedding in Nashville a couple months before theirs, and we planned to do their engagement photos afterwards. Then, COVID and the Nashville tornadoes hit, […]

Engagements, Nashville TN

Golden Field Engagement || Nashville, TN || Mae & Casey

at nashville engagement


Heartland Meadows Engagement Lauryn and Dakota’s engagement session was at their wedding venue. I had heard of Heartland Meadows, but I had never been there. I also had no idea it’s practically in my back yard. I’m glad I got to see it before the wedding day though because this place is massive. It has […]

Engagements, Heartland Meadows

Heartland Meadows Engagement || Knoxville, TN || Lauryn & Dakota

on a dock at heartland meadows engagement


Courthouse Engagement Session Sarah and Troy are from California. They moved to Knoxville for Troy to complete his PhD in philosophy. They haven’t explored much because as soon as they moved here, the pandemic hit and everything shut down. The part of town they know best is downtown. They also wanted a staple Knoxville location […]

Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, Knoxville Courthouse

Courthouse Engagement Session || Knoxville, TN || Sarah & Troy

gay street at courthouse engagement


Roan Mountain Engagement Session There has been a lot of talk around Knoxville about the bald mountain at Roan Mountain State Park. Most of us photographers go to Max Patch, but then, a new location came into the conversation. This was the first time I got to try it out. It’s a little scary going […]

Engagements, Roan Mountain

Roan Mountain || Johnson City, TN || Lexie & Brett

foreheads together at roan mountain


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


Apple Barn Engagement Session Okay. I met Maggie for the first time while she was a bridesmaid in another wedding I was shooting. It was the morning of the wedding when Maggie came up to me and said, “So, Lindsay told me that you were a CPA??” A huge smile grew on my face, and […]

Engagements, The Apple Barn

The Apple Barn Engagement || Knoxville, TN || Maggie & Matt

apple barn engagement session


RT Lodge Engagement Session I learn so much about my couples at their engagement sessions, and every single session is different. For Rachel and Burton, I learned just how chill they are and how much fun they like to have. Exhibit A) As they unloaded from their car, Rachel grabbed a cooler in one hand […]

Engagements, RT Lodge

RT Lodge Engagement || Knoxville, TN || Rachel & Burton

arm around fiancee


Vintage Car Engagement at Castleton Farms Okay, so this is pretty cool…the vintage car itself, but also, the story behind it. This is the first time I’ve shot a vintage car engagement session, but it wasn’t just a prop for Lindsey and Devin. This car came from Devin’s grandmother. It didn’t run and was covered […]

Castleton Farms, Engagements

Castleton Engagement || Knoxville, TN || Lindsey & Devin

Couple at vintage car engagement


A couple months ago I was at the Castleton Experience to get some “behind the scenes” shots of the ladies working the event there. If you’ve never been to Castleton, their grounds are HUGE and really spread out. To get the entire event, I was trekking back and forth across the property over and over […]

Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, World's Fair Park

Market Square || World’s Fair Site || Knoxville, TN || Megan & Caleb

market square


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

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