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Family Post – March 2018 Last year, in Grayson’s first year of life, I took photos of him every single Wednesday. I documented his growth weekly, and I did a year end blog post of all of those photos. After that, I decided I wanted this to be a regular thing. Even though I wasn’t […]

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2018 Family Post || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Year End Review

January 25, 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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I am a little bit ashamed to admit that I’ve felt like Jesus has been calling me to do this since high school. Although, in high school it would have taken the form of a book because as much as I don’t want to face it, blogs didn’t exist that long ago. It’s a little […]

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Coming Face to Face with God’s Grace and Glory || Personal

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Grayson takes on Charleston There is one thing REALLY great that happened recently on our Charleston trip. Grayson graduated back to an AWESOME traveler. When he was little, like 3-8 months little, he was an awesome traveler. He was too little to care about anything, and as long as I had him either strapped to […]

Charleston SC, Destination Wedding, Personal

Knoxville, TN Photographer || Grayson in Charleston, SC || Personal

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Oakes Farm Family Trip I can’t tell you how long it has been since I had a Saturday off in October. I’m talking years. I didn’t plan it that way at first for this year, but there were two weekends where I booked Sunday weddings with no Saturday weddings. One of the weekends was October […]

Oakes Farm, Personal

Oakes Farm || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Personal

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This was our forth time to Anna Maria island with the Fothergill family. The second trip with Grayson and my first one with a wedding on either side of it. It was so much fun and like always, it passed way too quickly. Every year we try something new and this year it was having […]

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Personal || Anna Maria Vacation || Annual Beach Trip

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Charleston At the beginning of March, the day after Grayson’s first birthday party, we took a vacation to Charleston, SC. Dustin had a work event that he was having to attend and I decided to tag along and go see my cousin who lives out there. Grayson and I stayed on Daniel Island where my […]

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Personal || Charleston, SC || March 2018

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Grayson’s First Year This blog post has been a long time coming. An entire year actually. Grayson was born on a Wednesday. And every single week for the last year, usually on Wednesday, sometimes on Thursday and once on a Sunday, we’ve done a little photo session. I’ve done a quick edit of the pictures, […]

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Personal || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Grayson’s First Year

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2017 Favorite Engagements Man oh man. I have had so. much. fun. going back through all these engagement pictures and picking my 2017 Favorite Engagements. There were seriously SO many that I could hardly narrow it down. In my portraits I had 228 photos that I marked as my favorites from 2017. 2017 Favorite Portraits […]

Engagements, Personal

Personal || Knoxville, TN Photographer || 2017 Favorite Engagements

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2017 Favorite Portraits 2017 brought so many amazing, exciting opportunities. I got to take some 2017 favorite portraits in the Smoky Mountains, at the Grand Tetons just outside of Jackson Hole, of a big sister meeting her baby brother for the very first time, over 14 newborn sessions, 2 proposals, in the snow, in the […]

Anniversary, Family, Lifestyle, Maternity, Newborn, Personal, Seniors

Personal || Knoxville, TN Photographer || 2017 Favorite Portraits

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I am going to go ahead and give you permission to nag me hard core. I can’t believe it took me nearly 9 months to get this out. I’m literally going to be working on the one for 2017 in 3 months ha! BUT never-the-less, I did get it out! This is a collection of […]

Personal, Weddings

2016 Favorite Weddings || Knoxville TN Photographer || Personal

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It’s taken me a long time to write this. I would type a sentence, erase it, type another, erase it. It seemed nothing I wrote could do justice to how amazing of a person my dad was and how gaping of a hole he left in my heart. I’ve had so many people tell me Amanda, you’re handling […]

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The story of my dad || Personal

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This past week has been full of adventure. Traveling from Knoxville to Anna Maria Island with a 3 month old is an adventure all by itself. But then add in a week in a new house, sleeping in 3 different beds, having a whole bunch of new people and voices around all the time, feeling […]

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Personal || 2017 Vacation || Anna Maria Island

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I am so so excited to share my favorite engagement pictures from 2016 with you today! In case you missed it, I have already shared my favorite portraits from 2016 here. You can also see my 2015 favorite portraits, engagements and weddings that I shared with you about a year ago. Just like all of […]

Engagements, Personal

Personal || Knoxville, TN Photographer || 2016 Favorite Engagements

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Dustin and I are unlike most soon-to-be parents. We did not start working on the nursery until I was 35 weeks pregnant. Crazy right? Here’s the thing… I am a planner. I HATE procrastinating. It stresses me out. But we were both busy with our job stuff, then we bought a “fixer upper” house, then […]

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Personal || Baby Grayson’s Nursery

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