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Botanical Gardens Senior Session in Knoxville, TN Sometimes, things happen in your business that really show you your hard work is paying off. One of those things happened to me at Marina’s Botanical Gardens senior session. Through all of our communications, we never talked about what high school she went to. So, one of my […]

Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Seniors

Knoxville Botanical Gardens Senior || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Marina Bixler

June 11, 2020

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Favorite Engagement Photos from 2019 It’s here. 2019’s best of the best engagement photos. Yesterday, you saw my best of the best wedding photos, and now, it’s engagements. Tomorrow will be all the other best of the best portraits. You’ll find so many different venues listed below. Among them are McGhee Tyson Airport, The Apple […]

Arrington Vineyards, Atlanta, Baxter Gardens, Brewery, Calhouns on the River, Castleton Farms, Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, Forks of the River, Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Knoxville Zoo, Marblegate Farm, McGhee Tyson Airport, Meads Quarry, Melton Hill Park, Norris Dam, Percy Warner Park, Piedmont Park, Proposal, The Apple Barn, UT Campus, UT Gardens, Volunteer Landing

2019 Favorite Engagement Images

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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.

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Knoxville Engagement Session These two live in Kentucky and came south for their Knoxville engagement session. It was the first day of the season where it was bitterly cold outside (even though you would never be able to tell in the photos), and these two were seriously champs as the chill bumps crept up on […]

Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Downtown Knoxville Engagement || Botanical Gardens || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Whitney & Jordan

Urban doorway at this Knoxville engagement session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

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Knoxville Botanical Gardens Engagement Session I think most of my couples would describe me as a very vocal photographer. I am constantly communicating from behind my camera. Whether it’s giving directions, confirming how amazing they are, or cracking a really lame joke in efforts to get some natural laughter, I’m always talking. I have really […]

Engagements, Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Knoxville Botanical Gardens Engagement|| Knoxville, TN Photographer || Leah & Tony

Purple fall sweater at this Knoxville Botanical Gardens Engagement by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

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Fall Knoxville Botanical Engagement In the wedding photography industry, most clients come by word of mouth. This typically leads to shooting very similar personalities because current clients are friends with people that are similar to them. In the marketing world, we can connect most of our current clients back to past clients like a family […]

Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Knoxville Botanical || Downtown Knoxville Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Patricia & Donny

Downtown Knoxville at this Fall Knoxville Botanical Engagement by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

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Knoxville Senior Session Kate is a Knoxville senior at Hardin Valley Academy. She’s looking into a few different out of state colleges but has yet to determine which one she’ll call home for the next four years. It’s crazy to think that as a senior in college… with the whole united states as your option… […]

Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Seniors

Knoxville Botanical Gardens Senior Session || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Kate Haugh

Ivy wall at this Knoxville Senior by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos

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Knoxville Botanical Gardens and Volunteer Landing Engagement This month’s Wedding Planning 101 blog post is about engagement sessions. I wrote and published it early so I could use it in my new pricing guide. In the post, I talk about why it’s so important to have an engagement session, and why it’s so important your […]

Engagements, Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Volunteer Landing

Knoxville Botanical Gardens || Volunteer Landing || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Meredith & Matthew

Kissing at this Volunteer Landing engagement session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

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Downtown Knoxville and Knoxville Botanical Gardens Engagement Session Lauren and Tucker are getting married at a new venue in Johnson City, Tennessee, called Waterstone. This venue looks more and more amazing every time I see images from it! I am so utterly stoked to shoot there in May 2020. Until then, I’m here to share […]

Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Downtown Knoxville || Knoxville Botanical Gardens || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Lauren & Tucker

Khaki sport coat at this Knoxville Botanical Gardens engagement by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

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Knoxville Botanical Gardens Maternity Caitlin is a nurse, Cody is a truck driver, and they are expecting their first sweet babe. Caitlin might be the cutest little pregnant lady that I have ever seen, and it was an absolute pleasure photographing their Knoxville Botanical Gardens maternity session. She’s so tiny and truly just has a […]

Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Maternity

Knoxville Botanical Gardens Maternity || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Caitlin & Cody

Plaid shirt at this Knoxville Botanical Gardens maternity by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

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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

Toddler toss at this 2018 Favorite Portraits by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

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2018 Favorite Engagements Yesterday, you saw my 2018 favorite wedding photos post. One of my FAVORITE posts to look back on in my year review analysis. Now, I want to share my 2018 favorite engagements post. Also long, but not nearly as long as the wedding post. I’m sure it took your browser a solid […]

Baxter Gardens, Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, Estate of Grace, Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Lakeshore Park, Meads Quarry, Melton Hill Park, Neyland Stadium, Norris Dam, Sampson's Hollow, Smoky Mountains, Steeplechase, University of the Cumberlands, UT Campus, UT Gardens, Volunteer Landing, World Fair Site, World's Fair Park

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

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Knoxville Botanical Gardens Family Session On August 13th, 2018, Tralene and Justin Lucas said their vows and committed their lives to one another at Sampson’s Hollow. I had the absolute pleasure of photographing their intimate, personal wedding that day. You can see their wedding blog post here! It was gorgeous, and Tralene made an INCREDIBLE […]

Family, Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Knoxville Botanical Gardens Family Session || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Lucas Family

The whole family at this Knoxville Botanical Gardens Family Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

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Knoxville Botanical Senior Session I think this senior is the epitome of awesome. With her adorable glasses, high waisted pants, and floral combat boots, she’s the cutest hipster I know. Also, to go right along with her personal style, she’s planning to go to a makeup school in Nashville that teaches you how to do […]

Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Seniors

Knoxville Botanical Gardens Senior || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Ansley Hughes

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6 Month Session at Knoxville Botanical Gardens You guys. Look at this little girl’s cheese grin! Seriously! I’m dying over here. We got together for her little brother’s 6 month session, but I added an extra 30 minutes onto their time because I couldn’t help but spend some extra time collecting memories of this big […]

Family, Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Knoxville Botanical Gardens || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Cooper is 6 Months

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