Island Homes Anniversary Session Another opportunity to shoot a local photographer and it was just so good. I first met Khristy when I shot one of her family member’s weddings in Indiana. What are the chances right?? How in the world would I get a wedding in Indiana and meet a Knoxville photographer while I’m […]

Anniversary, Family, Island Home Airport

Island Homes Anniversary || Knoxville, TN || Khristy & Matt

November 24, 2020

graffiti wall at island homes anniversary


World’s Fair Site Family Session I met the Bishop family for their World’s Fair Site family session last week, and my goodness I had so much fun with them. These kiddos are sweet to their core and just have the best smiles ever. We had their session scheduled in October, and the week before we […]

Family, World Fair Site, World's Fair Park

World’s Fair Site Family Session || Knoxville, TN || Bishop Family

walking down steps at world's fair site family


Knox Botanical Fall Family Session This little family is just precious. At the beginning of our session, I learned just how adventurous little Owen is. He was so not into being held, and as soon as you put him down, he took off. Usually, I can still distract them with something fun while they are […]

Family, Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Knoxville Botanical Gardens || Knoxville, TN || Sexton Family

knox botanical fall family


Sequoyah Hills Family Session I recently wrote a blog about how meaningful it is when a photographer chooses you to photograph their kids. It’s the highest form of flattery when it comes to photography. Well, Tristan is also a photographer. She is amazing, and if you haven’t seen her work, you can follow her on […]

Family, Sequoyah Hills

Sequoyah Hills || Knoxville, TN || Blair Family

holding hands at sequoyah hills family


Stanley’s Greenhouse Family Session I get all of my house plants and some of our landscaping plants from Stanley’s Greenhouse, and I get all of our pumpkins/gourds from Thress Nursery Gardens. From the very first time I went to Stanley’s Greenhouse, I’ve been DYING to shoot there. It is absolutely beautiful, and ALL of their […]

Family, Stanley's Greenhouse

Stanley’s Greenhouse || Knoxville, TN || Dyer Family

family photos at stanley's greenhouse


Knox Botanical Gardens 6 month session I cannot BELIEVE it’s already been 6 months since this little nugget was born. Does anyone else feel this weird time warp thing from 2020? On the one hand, I feel like the non-mask wearing days were forever ago and COVID has been around for years, but on the […]

Family, Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Knox Botanical Gardens || Knoxville, TN || Kinsley Grace is 6 Months

baby holding flower at knox botanical


Family Farm 9 Month Session I got to see this little nugget again for her family farm 9 month session, and I cannot believe how quickly the time has flown by. She is one of the cutest kids on the planet with those bright blue eyes and little cleft chin. It’s the sweetest seeing Kari […]

Baby's First Year, Family

Corryton Family Farm || Knoxville, TN || Self Family

baby and dogs on blanket at family farm


Owen Rechel Newborn at The Studio at Fountain City The relationship that I have with the Rechels is incredible. I probably write about this on every single one of their blog posts. but every time I think about it, it’s just incredible so I’m sharing it again for all the new readers. Max, or daddy […]

Family, Newborn, The Studio at Fountain City

The Studio at Fountain City || Knoxville, TN || Owen Rechel Newborn

baby on blue patterned rug


Maypop Fields Family Session This season of Coronavirus has really opened the doors for me to shoot more portrait sessions than I normally would this time of year. All of the rescheduled weddings have freed up some time, and last week, I got to photograph a Maypop Fields family session for a visiting group from […]

Family, Maypop Fields

Maypop Fields Family Session|| Knoxville, TN Photographer || Antil Family

maypop fields family


The Studio at Fountain City 1 Year Old Session I have known Claudia for a long time! We connected through the wedding industry years ago. She does hair and owns her own salon. She has now added mommy to her very long list of impressive skills, and I got to have Lachlan over for his […]

Family, The Studio at Fountain City

The Studio at Fountain City || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Lachlan Turns 1

baby sitting on bed


Hope Resource Fundraiser I was sitting at my desk when I got the email telling me that the fundraising dinner for Hope Resource Center was canceled this year due to Coronavirus. Since it’s an annual event that happens in the spring every year, postponing wasn’t going to work. They decided to move it to a […]

Family, Hope Resource Center, Maple Grove Estate

Maple Grove Estate || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Hope Resource Fundraiser

Hope Resource Fundraiser by Knoxville Wedding Photographer Amanda May Photos


Two Month Photos Right at the beginning of the Phase 2 opening, I had the opportunity to go to Somerset, KY to take two month photos of a sweet little girl named Hazel. There’s no way I’m forgetting her name 😉. Her parents live in Boston but her grandparents live in Somerset. Since she was […]

Family, Lifestyle

Two Month Photos || Somerset, KY || Pope Family


Front Porch Project This family is really quite something. We did their yard session before the total shut down due to COVID, and we didn’t even realize that we were really setting a trend. It’s now referred to as the front porch project (obviously kidding), but we totally did a “front porch project” session before […]


Front Porch Project || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Gilliam Family

mom and dad holding kids at front porch project


You know one thing that is so great about this quarantine? The fact that you have an excuse now to stay home and cuddle your babies. I know Morgan and Topher are really feeling that right now because they just welcomed their fourth baby and only boy into the family! You saw him last week […]

Family, Lifestyle, Newborn

Lifestyle Newborn Session || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Kairyn Burton

Sisters holding newborn brother


A Fresh 48 and Newborn session This blog post is going to be a little bit unique in that I combined two different sessions into one post because they happened so close together. Baby Kai was born the Friday before last. He was welcomed into the world by his parents and three sisters with a […]

Family, Fresh 48, Newborn

Fresh 48 & Newborn || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Kairyn Burton

Baby yawning at his fresh 48 photos

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