Maternity Session for the Burton Family Since we photograph the Burton family in their bedroom at home for all their sessions, I really like to challenge myself to get a few different looking images every session. We have the go-to ones that we get every time so that Morgan can compare them session to session […]

Family, Maternity

Maternity || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Burton Family

February 13, 2020


Okay. Can we just talk about how GORGEOUS the children in this lifestyle session are???? Tristan and Brandon make some pretty kids. And Willow (the little girl) has the most amazing hair color I’ve ever seen and yes… it is natural. I would say Southern (oldest boy) is the ham of the family. He likes […]

Family, Lifestyle

Home Lifestyle Session || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Blair Family


Portrait Best of the Best 2019 One thing you may have noticed recently is that I am taking fewer portrait sessions from new clients. Almost every single portrait you see below has either been a past #AMPcouple, are a dear friend or family member of mine, or they are AMP family alumni (as in I […]

Baby's First Year, Family, Lifestyle, Newborn, Personal, Seniors

2019 Favorite Portrait Images


Lifestyle Newborn Session Okay… I LOVE this little girl’s name. I love how they spelled it, I love that it’s for a girl, I love that it’s a last name made to a first name, and I love that she can go by Andi. Andersyn is the daughter of Kari & Brad self. I photographed […]

Family, Lifestyle, Newborn

Lifestyle Newborn || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Andersyn Self


In Home Lifestyle Session Brittany and Chase are a past wedding couple of mine. You are going to see me say that a lot because I am officially not accepting new portrait clients unless they were an #AMPcouple or are related to an #AMPcouple. The AMP wedding family has grown so much that there is […]

Anniversary, Family, Lifestyle

Home Lifestyle Session || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Chase & Brittany


Knoxville Botanical Gardens Every now and then, life will make a full circle on you and place someone back into your life. That’s what happened with the Hatchett family. Years and years and years ago…actually, at the exact spot where I decided I wanted to become a photographer…I met the Hatchett family. It was at […]

Family, Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Knoxville Botanical Gardens || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Hatchett Family


Marblegate Family Session As many of you know, Marblegate Farm has a really sweet spot in my heart because I love it so much. It’s one of those venues I will NEVER get tired of shooting at. So, when Cheryl asked if I could come take some Marblegate family photos of her and her extended […]

Family, Marblegate Farm

Marblegate Farm Family || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Cobble Family


In-Home Lifestyle Session I did not come out the gate swinging at in-home lifestyle sessions when I began my photography career. To be totally honest, in my first couple of years of photography (2010-2011), it scared the poop out of me. I had NO idea how to shoot inside, and I didn’t have the right […]

Family, Lifestyle

Lifestyle Session || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Harris Family


Melton Hill Park Family Session I did this family session at Melton Hill Park for a family that is building an adoption book. An adoption book is something filled with photos of your family, has a bunch of information about your history, and shows the kind of family you are. This book is then shown […]

Family, Melton Hill Park

Melton Hill Park || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Donovan Family


Farm Maternity Session I cannot explain my excitement for these two. Kari and Brad got married in 2015, which is the year I became a full-time photographer. I also kicked my skill level and my image quality up a notch. To this day, they have an image on my website because I just love it […]

Family, Maternity

Farm Maternity Session || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Kari & Brad Self


12-month Lifestyle Session Baby Avie (as her sisters call her) is one! Time has flown by because it seems like yesterday I was taking maternity photos while she was still in her mama’s belly. Now, she’s sucking on lollipops with her older sisters, getting ready to welcome the first baby boy into the family, and […]

Family, Lifestyle

12 Month Lifestyle Session || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Avenly Burton


Lifestyle Newborn Session Meet baby Ella. Ella Scott Noble. Her first and middle names are named after ancestors from both sides of her family. Her parents are dentists, and she is already making her first move at just 3 weeks old! She came almost a month before her due date because she was so excited […]

Amanda May Photos Studio, Family, Newborn

Lifestyle Newborn Session || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Ella Noble


Melton Hill Park 1 Year I’m a little sad about the fact that this is my last portrait session with Miss Elliana Weiss! She has completed her baby’s first year with me and is graduating into toddlerhood! We had a grand finale with a Melton Hill Park 1 year session at 7:30 in the morning […]

Baby's First Year, Family, Melton Hill Park

Melton Hill Park 1 Year || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Elliana Weiss


Children’s Hospital Family Portraits You should know Traci. She is my editor/second shooter and a part of the AMP team. Not even two weeks ago, she found out her sweet baby boy has Leukemia. He is almost 6 months old and will spend the next 25 weeks at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital receiving chemo treatments […]

Family, Personal

Children’s Hospital Family Portraits || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Baby Jack Price


Concord Park Family Technically, this wasn’t the entire Gilliam family because Eric (dad) was out of town for work. But we did a little Concord Park family summer session anyways, mainly of the kiddos, and ended with a couple of popsicles! We couldn’t have gotten a more appropriate setting than their cute summer clothes with […]

Concord Park, Family

Concord Park || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Gilliam Family

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