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

November 6, 2019


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


Concord Park 9 Month Elliana Weiss had her Concord Park 9 month session a few days ago. I learned something about her at this session…she loves The Beach Boys. She loves them so much that she smiles, claps, and dances every single time she hears their song Barbara Ann. It was so cute that we […]

Concord Park, Family

Concord Park 9 Month || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Elliana Weiss


Melton Hill Park Senior and Family This blog post is going to look a little bit different because this session was a little bit different. I had the privilege of photographing both the Bullard family and Natalie one evening last week at Melton Hill Park. The last couple years I have run a special on […]

Family, Melton Hill Park, Seniors

Melton Hill Park Senior || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Bullard Family + Natalie Senior


Downtown Somerset, KY Family Pictures It’s hard to believe that I photographed Kathryn and Spenser’s wedding almost 6 years ago. I looked back at those pictures, and these two have literally not changed one little bit. You know me, and you know how I love coming back to my AMP couples and shooting them again. […]

Family, Somerset, KY

Downtown Somerset || Somerset, KY Photographer || Kathryn & Spenser


Melton Hill Park Family Session Tristan and Brandon Blair are from North Carolina, but they have lived in Rutledge, TN for a little over a year now. Brandon is a pastor, Tristan is a photographer, and they have three really pretty kiddos named Southern, Willow, and Gunner. I met up with them last week for […]

Family, Melton Hill Park

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


Lifestyle 6 Month Session I genuinely love the color palette of this family’s life. This creamy, boho feel gets me excited for their session every three months! Avenly Burton has officially had her lifestyle 6 month session. Morgan and Topher decided to do a baby’s first year package before Avenly was born. They got a […]

Family, Lifestyle, The Quarry

Lifestyle 6 Month Session || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Avenly Burton


Mommy & Me Session Wanna know one of the things that photographers do when they hang out? Take photos of one another. In this case, take photos of one another AND their kiddos :-). Last week, Brittany Sidwell Photography and I met up with our two boys for a Mommy & Me session. Her babe […]

Family, Personal, UT Gardens

UT Gardens || Mommy & Me Session!


Hope Resource Session I normally do the Hope Resource session in the fall, but I’m going to have a baby this fall so they graciously allowed me to schedule the session for spring. We chose UT Gardens as our location this year, and it was SO gorgeous! Also, the 70 degree, sunny weather was such […]

Family, Hope Resource Center, UT Gardens

UT Gardens || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Hope Resource Center


Lifestyle Newborn Session Emily and Brit just went from being parents of one to parents of two. At their lifestyle newborn session, the first thing I asked Emily was so how crazy is it really??? as I am also about to enter that phase of life. So far so good was her initial response. Then, she told me a really hilarious story that […]

Family, Lifestyle, Newborn

Lifestyle Newborn || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Jase Ratliff


1 Year Studio This week was very busy with shooting, which is a refreshing change of pace from all the computer work I’ve been doing the last two weeks. I’ve had some portraits every day, and this family was one of them. The Moyers: a family that feels like my family at this point. I […]

Amanda May Photos Studio, Family

1 Year Studio || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Cooper Moyer


Harlinsdale Farm When I look at the image above from this Harlinsdale Farm family session, I laugh because this adorable 2 year old LOVES his puppy, and his puppy is totally just taking it. I also see so much joy in the threads of this family it makes my heart burst! Meet Lauren & Mike […]

Family, Harlinsdale Farm, Nashville TN

Harlinsdale Farm || Nashville, TN || Reese Family

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