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Engagement Session You probably know what an engagement session is at this point. If you haven’t experienced one yourself, you likely know someone who has or you’ve at least seen some engagement photos online through different outlets. But do you know WHY engagement sessions are so important? Your first thought probably goes straight to the […]

Engagements, Wedding Planning 101

Wedding Planning 101: Engagement Session

September 17, 2019

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Meads Quarry Engagement Session Caity and Kaleb are getting married at Castleton Farms in February 2020, and we took their engagement pictures at Meads Quarry. I offer complimentary engagement sessions to all my wedding couples because I get to learn so much about them during our time together. My favorite story from Caity and Kaleb’s […]

Engagements, Meads Quarry

Meads Quarry || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Caity & Kaleb

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The Apple Barn Engagement Session Jacob’s family takes a family trip every year to go to the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area, and they always attend the Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre dinner show. So, when it came time to propose, he collaborated with the staff at Sweet Fanny Adams to propose to Courtni on stage. Plus, their […]

Engagements, The Apple Barn

The Apple Barn Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Courtni & Jacob

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Meads Quarry and Forks of the River Engagement As you look through these engagement photos, there will be two things that pop out at you right away. 1. How adorable Katie and Rhett are together, and 2. How in shape they are! Well, they actually met at a gym. Katie said she saw Rhett across […]

Engagements, Forks of the River, Meads Quarry

Meads Quarry || Forks of the River Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Katie & Rhett

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Piedmont Park Proposal If you go back through any of my proposal posts, you will see I always talk about how they are a favorite of mine. I love the magic of it all. The planning, the surprise, the good kind of drama…I just love proposals. When Houston contacted me about shooting his proposal to […]

Atlanta, Engagements, Piedmont Park, Proposal

Piedmont Park Proposal || Atlanta, GA || Houston & Christina

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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

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Engagement at Castleton Farms This couple lives in California, but Erin is originally from Knoxville. Last January, I met Erin’s mom at the Hunter Valley Farm Open House. Several weeks later Erin came into town, and they decided on the beautiful Castleton Farms as their wedding venue. Soon after reserving the property, they reached out […]

Castleton Farms, Engagements

Castleton Farms Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Erin & Vinnie

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Percy Warner Engagement Session I traveled to Nashville for Mariah and Slade’s Percy Warner engagement session the day before I shot a wedding in Louisville, KY. My second shooter for my Louisville wedding came with me from Knoxville. Instead of driving to Nashville and back, then to Louisville and back, we just made a girls’ […]

Engagements, Percy Warner Park

Percy Warner Engagement || Nashville, TN || Mariah & Slade

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McGhee Tyson Airport Engagement Photos Every single 8+ hour wedding package with Amanda May Photos includes a complimentary engagement session. I do this for multiple reasons, but mostly because I want to get the couple in front of my camera before the wedding day. As soon as they book, I send them an engagement session […]

Engagements, McGhee Tyson Airport

McGhee Tyson Airport Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Megan & Michael

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Morristown Engagement I grew up in Knoxville, and I have only ever been to Morristown for volleyball tournaments in high school. As a typical high schooler, I didn’t pay attention to the world around me. Ironically, I spent most of my time outside, but had no appreciation for nature…the mountains just didn’t drop my jaw […]

Engagements

Morristown Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Katie & Ethan

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Castleton Farms Engagement Remember at the beginning of last week when we had those really random days of 65-degree highs for the temperature? Yeah, well we got to take these Castleton engagement photos then and it was seriously perfect. I loved getting to know Sarah & Ryan better. My favorite thing about them is how […]

Castleton Farms, Engagements

Castleton Farms Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Sarah & Ryan

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Baxter Gardens Portraits Seems like every single time I shot Baxter Gardens Portraits this year, there was perfect lighting. Gabby & Zach’s engagement session was no exception. But I want to spend a little bit of this post talking about outfit choices. Gabby and Zach’s clothing was SO on point with the location. I always […]

Baxter Gardens, Engagements

Baxter Gardens Portraits || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Gabby & Zach

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Baxter Gardens Session The last two years in the month of April, I did a Baxter Gardens Session almost two or three times a week. It seemed like every single client wanted their photos there…and rightly so, because it is gorgeous. This year, however, my first time there wasn’t until 10 days into the month. […]

Baxter Gardens, Engagements

Baxter Gardens || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Julia & Jacob

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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

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Farm Engagement Session I met this couple through a fabulous wedding planner named Megan Matthews that I went to college with. We all met up one evening in my home office, and I immediately knew I loved this couple. Evan is goofy and likes to make Andie smile, and Andie is so sweet and so […]

Engagements

Loudon Farm Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Andie & Evan

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