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Downtown Knoxville and Meads Quarry Engagement Session There is one thing that a client can say to their photographer that will literally make that photographer’s heart jump for joy, and it’s this, “Oh, I totally trust you, I know you’re going to do a great job!” That’s it. That one little phrase. I have worked REALLY REALLY hard over the years to generate a culture around the […]

Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, Meads Quarry

Downtown Knoxville || Meads Quarry || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Caroline & Christian

April 9, 2019

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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

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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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Meads Quarry Engagement Session I have this gallery wrap hanging in my office that is a 20×30. It’s the sample print that I give to inquiring brides when they book with me within 24 hours. That print is from Ty and Taylor’s wedding that I shot a few years ago. It was one of my […]

Engagements, Meads Quarry

Meads Quarry Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Marena & Jonathan

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Meads Quarry 1 Year Old Session This little girl had her very own Meads Quarry 1 year old session last week, and she basically killed it. She was walking around pretty good, smiling like crazy, clapping nonstop, and wanting to put every single rock in her mouth. About half way through the session, I had […]

Family, Meads Quarry

Meads Quarry || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Abby Ella turns 1

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Meads Quarry Family Session Family sessions before kids are a lot like engagement sessions. Engagement sessions are always some of my favorite sessions because I get so much time with the couple. They are dressed in outfits that they love and give them confidence. We choose a location that they love. I get to take […]

Family, Meads Quarry

Meads Quarry || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Byrum Family

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Meads Quarry 9 Month Photos It’s so cool getting to photograph babies, but it’s even more cool when you know their moms. Me and this girl go way back. We grew up just miles from one another in Claxton. One of the tiniest communities ever. It’s in between Clinton and Powell, and I think it […]

Family, Meads Quarry

Meads Quarry || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Theo is 9 Months!

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Meads Quarry Engagement I have SUCH a crazy story behind this couple. Before I jump into their amazing Downtown Knoxville & Meads Quarry Engagement session, I want to share a bit about it. I think Morgan might have found me on Instagram… I can’t even remember. But as I was emailing back and forth with […]

Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, Meads Quarry

Downtown Knoxville & Meads Quarry Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Morgan & Taylor

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Meads Quarry I literally can’t get enough of this cute little family. I met Amanda a couple years ago at one of her friend’s wedding that I was photographing. She came up and introduced herself and told me that she was going to be hiring me for some portraits very soon! Even though I lived […]

Maternity, Meads Quarry

Meads Quarry Maternity Session || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Amanda + Jordan

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I met Gretchen (mom) at a wedding that she helped coordinate on December 3rd. I was so incredibly impressed with her wedding coordination that I told her I wanted to add her to my featured vendor listing. Her response surprised me so much though. She told me that she doesn’t actually coordinate weddings, that she actually […]

Family, Meads Quarry

Family Christmas || Meads Quarry || The Nortons

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Meads Quarry Photo Session I have known Mariah since 2013 when she came to play volleyball with me at University of the Cumberlands. During our time there, I got to know Mariah so well and really got to see the heart of gold that she has. Blake did not go to school there, but still […]

Engagements, Meads Quarry

Downtown Knoxville || Meads Quarry || Mariah + Blake

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Meads Quarry Engagement Madeline and Ryan had their first date in downtown Knoxville. They walked around Crutch Park, Gay Street and had dinner at Soccer Taco. So when they were deciding on locations for their engagement session, downtown Knoxville was a must. But what made this even more amazing, was they wore the exact same outfits […]

Engagements, Meads Quarry

Downtown Knoxville || Meads Quarry || Madeline + Ryan

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I have known this bride for a super long time. She is actually the sister of another bride that I shot back in June, Sommer Malone, and we grew up on the same road and went to the same school system. At her sister’s wedding, I got to meet Rodney in passing, but it wasn’t […]

Engagements, Meads Quarry

Meads Quarry || Ijams Nature Center || Chasity + Rodney

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I love this couple. One reason why I love this couple: Let me preface this story with the fact that I am embarrassingly bad at names. Names of anything. Countries, cities, songs, artists, locations, buildings… you name it… and I can’t (get it?). So the struggle is real for me memorizing all of my couples’ […]

Engagements, Meads Quarry

Meads Quarry || Engagement Pictures || Nikki + Austin

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