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Printshop Brewery Engagement As I prepped for this Printshop Brewery engagement session, I Googled what the inside of this building looked like. Trying to get an idea of what I was walking into when this couple requested photos at one of their favorite breweries. Needless to say, there wasn’t much to go off of since […]

Brewery, Engagements

Printshop Brewery Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Chelsea & Daniel + baby Laiken

October 1, 2019

Holding hands at this Printshop Brewery engagement by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

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Melton Hill Engagement Session I have shot a few Melton Hill engagement sessions over the last couple years. There are so many amazing spots down by the water that I haven’t had a reason to venture out too far from the lower parking lot. As I approached Sarah and Ryan’s Melton Hill engagement session, however, […]

Engagements, Melton Hill Park

Melton Hill Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Sarah & Ryan

Holding hands at this Melton Hill engagement session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

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Knoxville Botanical Gardens and Volunteer Landing Engagement This month’s Wedding Planning 101 blog post is about engagement sessions. I wrote and published it early so I could use it in my new pricing guide. In the post, I talk about why it’s so important to have an engagement session, and why it’s so important your […]

Engagements, Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Volunteer Landing

Knoxville Botanical Gardens || Volunteer Landing || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Meredith & Matthew

Kissing at this Volunteer Landing engagement session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

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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

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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

Kissing at this Meads Quarry engagement by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

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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

Whispering by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

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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

Vals boutique dress at this Forks of the River engagement by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

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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

at this Piedmont Park Proposal 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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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

Engagement photos at this engagement at Castleton Farms by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos

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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

Engagement shoot outfits at this Percy Warner Engagement Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

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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

Sitting in the airport seats kissing at this McGhee Tyson Airport Engagement by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos

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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

Kissing in a field at this Morristown engagement by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

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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

Sports jacket at this Castleton by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

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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

Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

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