Farmhouse One Year session You’ve seen the Cole family on my blog before. I’m pretty certain I talked about this then as well, but it’s been a whole year so I want to give you a refresher. Ann is the cousin to one of my past AMP brides. We met because she was a bridesmaid […]

Baby's First Year, Family

Farmhouse Session || Knoxville, TN || Mabry Ann turns ONE!

February 18, 2021

at farmhouse one year


Plan your next Smoky Mountain Family Getaway That subheading makes it sound like I am a travel agent. I’m not, but I am a photographer who LOVES having my family photos taken when we do trips to cool cities with new landscapes. And it’s hard, you guys. It’s hard to find a good, trustworthy, local […]

Family, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Smoky Mountains

Smoky Mountain Family Getaway || Sevierville, TN || Ackerman Family

family photo at smoky mountain family getaway


Spence Cabin Family Session This family came to a cabin in the Smokies with both sets of grandparents and a set of great grandparents to celebrate their youngest turning one. They came from Texas, one of the grandparents came from North Carolina, and the others came from South Carolina. They were only in town for […]

Family, Spence Cabin

Spence Cabin Family Session || Smoky Mountains || Amaya Family

one year old walking at spence cabin family session


Best of the Best, Portraits edition This is something I like to do every year. Most of the time I do it within the first week of January, but this year was a bit different. This past fall was the craziest I’ve ever let my schedule get to make up for the quarantined spring, and […]

Amanda May Photos Studio, Anniversary, Baby's First Year, Business Branding, Family, Fresh 48, Maternity, Newborn, The Studio at Fountain City

Best of 2020: Portraits


The Studio at Fountain City Newborn Shew. You guys. This little girl is a DOLL. Caroline and Christian drove in from Johnson City to have do a Studio at Fountain City newborn session with their sweet little Ella. If you don’t remember this couple, you can see their engagement session here and their wedding here! […]

Baby's First Year, Family, Newborn, The Studio at Fountain City

The Studio at Fountain City || Knoxville, TN || Ella Gash Newborn

at fountain city newborn


A Branding Session at The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Darrin and Sheila Perryman are a realtor husband and wife duo that make up The Perryman Group. They are with Honors Real Estate Services based out of West Knoxville but serve all of East Tennessee. I know the Perrymans through our church and recently joined a […]

Business Branding, Family, Hunter Valley Farm

The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Branding || Knoxville, TN || The Perryman Group

family sitting on a bench


Home Lifestyle Session for Baby Kai The Burton family is a family you’ve seen on here a lot. All with in home lifestyle sessions. They have 4 kiddos, and the last two I have been fortunate enough to photograph about every 3 months. They have done the same series of shots in Morgan and Tophor’s […]

Family, Lifestyle

Home Lifestyle || Knoxville, TN || Baby Kai 9 months

at home lifestyle


Ocoee Whitewater Center Maternity Session Marshall and Erin are one of the couples that have been with me through every major moment of their life. Back in 2015, I photographed Marshall proposing to Erin at a little restaurant in Cleveland, TN. You can see more from that session here! Then, I had the opportunity to […]

Family, Maternity, Ocoee Whitewater Center

Ocoee Whitewater Center Maternity || Cleveland, TN || Marshall & Erin

at ocoee whitewater center maternity


We did KJ’s 6 month session at The Studio at Fountain City. This little man… oh my word. He’s the smiliest 6 month old I think I’ve ever seen. Just so happy and the absolute sweetest. He was seriously so happy our entire session that I had to ask Shannan and Kevin if he ever […]

Amanda May Photos Studio, Family, The Studio at Fountain City

6 Month Session || The Studio at Fountain City || KJ Zartman

6 month session


Fox Den Family Session The Levy family is made up of three households. The original Levys, who graduated to grandparents, the Gilliams, and the Pattons. Two of the three families live in Fox Den and have an absolutely stunning view of Fox Den’s golf course. I’ve shot at this particular home before, but this time […]


Fox Den Family Session || Knoxville, TN || Levy Family

all the kids at fox den family session


Downtown Family Photos Mark surprised Delyn with a family session for her Christmas present. He found me, reached out to me, scheduled with me, and to her surprise, we met by the big Christmas tree for some downtown family photos. When they arrived, I started with my usual opening spiel. I told them what to […]

Anniversary, Downtown Knoxville, Family

Downtown Family Photos || Knoxville, TN || Mark & Delyn

arms around waist at downtown family photos


Newborn Session with Liam I was welcomed into the Ensworth home last week to photograph sweet little Liam’s newborn session. This baby, ya’ll. He was a complete and total angel. Even when they changed his clothes he didn’t make a peep. He was passed out sleeping for the entire thing, and even when their pup […]

Family, Lifestyle, Newborn

In Home Newborn || Knoxville, TN || Liam Ensworth

smiling baby at newborn session


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

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

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I'm Amanda May and I'm pretty stoked that you're here. I'm a three on the enneagram, a smiler when things get awkward, and I would love for you to get to know me more over on my about page.


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