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

May 14, 2019


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


Harlinsdale Farm Sunrise Session No matter what city you live in, it’s natural to develop relationships with the people around you. Sometimes, it’s seasonal relationships that fade when you don’t live in close proximity to one another, and sometimes, it’s close friendships that lead to more phone calls as the distance grows. Then, there’s something […]

Family, Harlinsdale Farm, Nashville TN

Harlinsdale Farm || Nashville, TN Photographer || Norton Family


Lenoir Cotton Mill The Weiss family is from Chattanooga, TN. I got to photograph their wedding and Elliana’s newborn session in Chattanooga! For her 3 month session, we were right in the middle of winter so they came to my home studio. For her 6 month session, we met in Lenoir City at the Lenoir […]

Family, Lenoir Cotton Mill

Lenoir Cotton Mill || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Elliana is 6 Months


1 Year Studio Session I think this may have been the happiest 1 year studio session that I’ve ever photographed. He literally came in the door smiling, loved my camera, was super social, and is adorable!!! My studio sessions have changed a little bit. Now that we are expecting baby #2, we’ve had to turn […]

Amanda May Photos Studio, Family

1 Year Studio Session|| Knoxville, TN Photographer || Elijah Sims


Knoxville Lifestyle Photographer Avenly Brindle is officially 3 months old, and she. is. gorgeous. I got to do a Knoxville lifestyle session with this family, and I learned something. The one thing that I love most about them is how much they love each other. They own The Quarry venue with another couple, and the […]

Family, Lifestyle

Family Lifestyle || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Burton Family


2018 Favorite Portraits There is a second branch to Amanda May Photos, and that is portrait photography. Portrait photography includes seniors, families, newborns, maternities, birthdays, headshots, fundraisers, anniversaries, and more. It’s pretty much anything I shoot that is not a wedding or an engagement, which are the main purpose of AMP. Sometimes, it means shooting […]

Adair Park, Amanda May Photos Studio, Anniversary, Baxter Gardens, Bicentennial Mall Park, Cades Cove, Calhouns on the River, Commercial, Cumberland Falls, Downtown Knoxville, Downtown Nashville, Estate of Grace, Family, Fruit and Berry Patch, Hope Resource Center, Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Lakeshore Park, Lifestyle, Maternity, Meads Quarry, Melton Hill Park, Newborn, Neyland Stadium, Norris Dam, Oakes Farm, Percy Warner Park, Personal, Sampson's Hollow, Seniors, Shelby Bottoms, Smoky Mountains, Spout Springs Vineyard, Steeplechase, University of the Cumberlands, UT Campus, UT Gardens, Volunteer Landing

2018 Favorite Portraits || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Personal


Studio session Shooting in the winter can be tricky. It hasn’t been as tricky this year as it usually is because until now, the weather has been generally super warm! With babies under 1, shooting outside in the winter just isn’t an option. Their noses get SUPER red and runny, and they are just not […]

Amanda May Photos Studio, Family

Studio Session at AMP || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Cooper Moyer is 9 Months

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