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

August 7, 2020

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


Maternity Session for the Burton Family Since we photograph the Burton family in their bedroom at home for all their sessions, I really like to challenge myself to get a few different looking images every session. We have the go-to ones that we get every time so that Morgan can compare them session to session […]

Family, Maternity

Maternity || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Burton Family

by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.


Okay. Can we just talk about how GORGEOUS the children in this lifestyle session are???? Tristan and Brandon make some pretty kids. And Willow (the little girl) has the most amazing hair color I’ve ever seen and yes… it is natural. I would say Southern (oldest boy) is the ham of the family. He likes […]

Family, Lifestyle

Home Lifestyle Session || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Blair Family

The whole family at this lifestyle session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.


Portrait Best of the Best 2019 One thing you may have noticed recently is that I am taking fewer portrait sessions from new clients. Almost every single portrait you see below has either been a past #AMPcouple, are a dear friend or family member of mine, or they are AMP family alumni (as in I […]

Baby's First Year, Family, Lifestyle, Newborn, Personal, Seniors

2019 Favorite Portrait Images


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

by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.


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

Faux fireplace at this home lifestyle session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.


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

Daughters by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.


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

at this Marblegate Family by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.


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

Master bedroom at this in-home lifestyle session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

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