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

January 23, 2020


A cookout event for AMP couples only So, I did a thing this year. Instead of spending a crazy amount of money advertising with Wedding Wire, I invested back into my couples. Every single year, I really sit down to look at a budget for Amanda May Photos. I allot so much to advertising, so […]

Personal, Weddings

AMP Cookout!

AMP couples at this AMP Cookout by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.


Children’s Hospital Family Portraits You should know Traci. She is my editor/second shooter and a part of the AMP team. Not even two weeks ago, she found out her sweet baby boy has Leukemia. He is almost 6 months old and will spend the next 25 weeks at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital receiving chemo treatments […]

Family, Personal

Children’s Hospital Family Portraits || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Baby Jack Price

Leukemia at the Children’s Hospital Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.


Hazel’s Cactus Nursery It was a long drawn out process, but we finally have Hazel’s nursery DONE! We are absolutely in love! Before I even knew I was pregnant, right before Thanksgiving, I made a trip to Bargain Hunt and came across one of my favorite Target floor lamps. It’s the marble base with the […]


Hazel May’s Cactus Nursery


When I was pregnant with Grayson, I didn’t even want maternity pictures. I took them because I didn’t want to regret not taking them, but I swelled so terribly and hated how big I got. There was no way I wanted to document that. I did anyways, and I’m so thankful because I love seeing […]


Personal || Maternity Pictures of Baby Hazel

The bump at this Maternity Pictures by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.


Easter 2019 Since I started dating Dustin in 2008, we always travel to his hometown in Somerset, KY to celebrate Easter with his family. They are truly the all-American family with lots of aunts, uncles, and cousins who truly enjoy being together. Of course, you will always find someone napping after the feast, but for […]

Personal, Somerset, KY

Easter 2019 in Somerset, KY || Personal

Egg hunt at this Easter 2019 by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.


Mommy & Me Session Wanna know one of the things that photographers do when they hang out? Take photos of one another. In this case, take photos of one another AND their kiddos :-). Last week, Brittany Sidwell Photography and I met up with our two boys for a Mommy & Me session. Her babe […]

Family, Personal, UT Gardens

UT Gardens || Mommy & Me Session!

White t-shirt at this Mommy & Me Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.


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 […]


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

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


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.


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 […]


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

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


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


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


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 […]


Personal || Anna Maria Vacation || Annual Beach Trip


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 […]


Personal || Charleston, SC || March 2018


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, […]


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

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