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

January 17, 2020


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


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

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