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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 […]

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

January 24, 2019

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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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Knoxville Botanical Gardens Senior Session A couple of years ago, I took senior portraits of a girl named Brianne (click here to see those). They are still some of my FAVORITE senior pictures because of how fun this girl was. Her smile, her hair, and most of all, her authenticity made it so much fun […]

Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Seniors

Knoxville Botanical Gardens || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Luke McGill

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Estate of Grace Senior Session I don’t get to shoot as many senior sessions as I’d like. I have found that most of the seniors that inquire with me wait until the spring to have their photos done, which is when my schedule is crazy, and they can’t take time off of school. When Kendall’s […]

Estate of Grace, Seniors

Estate of Grace Senior || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Kendall Warwick

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Volunteer Landing & UT Gardens Senior Session There are a few areas around Knoxville that really thrive in the spring and UT Gardens is one of them. I met Melissa Black on The University of Tennessee’s campus to do a UT Gardens Senior session with her. She is graduating with her Bachelor’s in nursing from […]

Seniors, UT Campus, UT Gardens

UT Gardens & Volunteer Landing Senior Session || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Melissa Black

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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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Celeste Ritchason had her graduation last week from the University of Tennessee. Before graduation began, we all met just outside of Thompson-Boling Arena for some quick pictures of Celeste and her family. It just happened to be the coldest day in December, so after a few outside we headed in for some additional family pictures […]

Seniors

UT Graduation || Sunspot || Celeste Ritchason

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Colton McConnell lives in Maryville, TN and goes to Christian Academy of Knoxville. He’s going to be moving to Nashville to attend Lipscomb University with his sister next fall and plans on studying business with a minor in fashion. You can tell with just one glance at his pictures why he’s choosing that route. Not […]

Seniors

Maryville, TN || Loudon Lake || Colton McConnell

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I am so so so so so stinking excited to be sending out this blog post! This is the first year that I have not been working 90 hour weeks in public accounting for the first 3-4 months of the year.  It took me a bit longer than I had hoped, but I finally have […]

Family, Maternity, Newborn, Personal, Seniors

2015 Favorite Portraits || Amanda May Photos || 1 of 3

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Jake is a champ.  Let’s face it.  Guys don’t like pictures. They just don’t. It’s embedded in their DNA. There are a handful of times in their lives that they just have to suck it up and do it… senior year is one of them. When I meet with my senior boys, the first thing […]

Seniors

Senior || Victor Ashe Park || Jake Henry

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This session was a last minute booking for Brianne’s senior pictures due to her school by October 14! With my Ireland trip coming up October 1-10, we had just a short amount of time to get a day that was good for us both, find a hair and makeup artist, and still have time for […]

Seniors

Senior || Knoxville Botanical Gardens || Brianne

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 Oh geez, where do I even begin. You probably recognize this ballerina senior from some of my other past sessions.  Her and my little sister did a best friend session last year around christmas here, they also did a ballet session together here, and now it is time for Tia to have her very own […]

Seniors

Ballerina Senior || Mabry Hazen House || Elkmont Campground || Tia

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Garrett and his family is another client of mine that I’ve gotten to photograph many times over the past couple years.  I’ve seen Garrett grow up and it’s absolutely crazy that I’m now blogging his senior portraits! When his mom contacted me to get this set up, we talked about a couple potential locations but […]

Seniors

Senior || Norris Lake || Garrett Nokes

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Guy senior pictures can be a bit difficult sometimes.  Usually guys don’t feel super comfortable in front of a camera and when there’s no girl to buffer them like in an engagement session, they can feel awkward and uncomfortable. So this little blog is all about how you can make your senior guys this year […]

Seniors

Brandon || Senior

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You’ve seen this face on my blog before. Avery Welsh. I’ve been photographing her for years and I got to say that every time she schedules a session with me I get super excited because look how amazing gorgeous she is! She’s a cheerleader [an awesome cheerleader at that] at Powell High School, but I […]

Seniors

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