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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

July 11, 2019

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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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Marblegate Farm Engagement Marblegate Farm launched in April of 2018, and shortly after I booked a 2019 wedding there. I saw their launch and knew they were gorgeous, but I actually hadn’t been there in person yet. Then, Becca and Kris decided on a Marblegate Farm engagement session, which took me to the property, and […]

Engagements, Marblegate Farm

Marblegate Farm Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Becca & Kris

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Max Patch Engagement Session I have driven to Max Patch so many times, but never by myself and pregnant. If there’s one thing to know about me as you read this story, it’s that I pay NO attention to directions when I’m the passenger. I can basically never get myself somewhere for a second time […]

Engagements, Max Patch

Max Patch Mountain || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Amanda & Andrew

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Knoxville Zoo Engagement Session Before Grayson, I hadn’t been to the Knoxville Zoo in AGES. I’m talking elementary school. I remember thinking it was the coolest place ever when I was little, but as I grew, it just wasn’t somewhere I went. Then, we had Grayson and decided to get annual passes. When we went […]

Engagements, Knoxville Zoo

Knoxville Zoo Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Jennifer & Peyton

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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 […]

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

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Smoky Mountain Engagement Session When we were choosing a location for Sarah and Chase’s engagement session, Sarah proposed going to Chase’s uncle’s cabin for a Smoky Mountain engagement session. I, being the mountain lover that I am, am ALWAYS down with shooting in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. She then proceeds to tell me […]

Engagements, Smoky Mountains

Smoky Mountain Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Sarah & Chase

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