Dayton, OH Wedding at Top of the Market My middle wedding this past weekend was in Dayton, OH. How in the world did I get a Dayton, OH wedding you ask? It starts back in college. Even before I started Amanda May Photos. I went to undergrad at University of the Cumberlands where I played […]

Destination Wedding, Weddings

Top of the Market || Dayton, OH || Megan & Davis

May 23, 2019


Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm Wedding This past weekend was one for the books. If you follow along with Amanda May Photos on Instagram, then you saw that I had a triple header weekend. It wasn’t just any triple header weekend though. It looked a little like this…Thursday night I shot this sweet couple’s rehearsal […]

Hunter Valley Farm, Weddings

Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Katelyn & Gooch


Intimate WindRiver Wedding Lori and Greg had a small, intimate WindRiver wedding last weekend. I talked with Lori on the phone, but we did not meet in person until the wedding day. There was one thing that immediately stood out to me…how joyful she is. She is joyful with thanksgiving, joyful with excitement, and it […]

Weddings, WindRiver

WindRiver Wedding || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Lori & Greg


Cardwell Manor Wedding This venue hasn’t been open a long time… a year I think. This was my first Cardwell Manor wedding and therefore, is the first interaction I’ve had with this team. Let me tell you guys… I was impressed. This venue offers an “all inclusive” option. Which means they are doing the rentals, […]

Cardwell Manor, Weddings

Cardwell Manor Wedding || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Alanna & Aaron


Holston Hills Country Club Wedding You know what was really great about this Holston Hills Country Club wedding? How slow paced it was. I cannot tell you how long it’s been since I had a slow wedding day. Nobody was frantically rushing around, stressing, sweating, or irritable because we all had plenty of time to […]

Holston Hills Country Club, Weddings

Holston Hills Country Club || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Jennifer & Peyton


Downtown Engagement Session So, this couple has one really awesome story behind how they met. Besides the fact that they are both engineers (which, ironically enough, I have a ton of engineers as my couples), they both did a study abroad in Prague. I don’t think there’s any better way to fall in love than […]


Downtown Knoxville Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Duncan & Sarah


Wedding Day Timeline One thing that surprises new brides the most is how early they have to get in their dress to start photos before the ceremony. Now this will vary from photographer to photographer… some photographers are less hands on and just document the day unfolding, some photographers spend an hour with just the […]

Wedding Planning 101, Weddings

Wedding Planning 101 || The Importance of a Timeline


The Press Room Wedding When I arrived to this Press Room wedding, the bride’s mother was the first to greet me. I walked in the door, and she said, “AMANDA MAY!! It’s so wonderful to finally meet you!!! And congratulations on your new little baby!!!” In that instant, I felt the joy that was surrounding […]

The Press Room, Weddings

The Press Room || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Abby & Jimmy


Bridal Session: It’s not just about getting pretty pictures There is so much more to a bridal session than just getting pretty pictures of yourself. 15-20 years ago, bridal portraits were part of the engagement process. You then printed one of those photos on a massive scale, had it framed, and sat it on a […]

Bridal, Wedding Planning 101, Weddings

Wedding Planning 101 || Why do a Bridal Session?


Graystone Quarry Wedding There is one major theme that stood out to me at this wedding: joy. The same word that I use to describe the Amanda May Photos’ brand. It’s exciting as a photographer when you get to work with a couple that aligns so perfectly with the brand that you work so hard […]

Graystone Quarry, Weddings

Graystone Quarry Wedding || Nashville, TN Photographer || Will & Casey


Lighthouse Knoxville Wedding This was my first wedding at Lighthouse Knoxville. The drive in leads you to face a gorgeous horse farm, which became the backdrop for most of the photos. Not only was it gorgeous, but it was also the direction of sunset, which meant it would be in the background for best lighting. […]


Lighthouse Knoxville || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Ashley & Andrew


Relix Theater Wedding I haven’t shot a Relix Theater wedding since they remodeled, and you guys, it is SO nice. They completely transformed their space from something that looked more like a concert space to a high-end downtown wedding venue. There were three things especially great about it: 1) The sun sets directly in front […]

Relix Variety Theatre, Weddings

Relix Theater Wedding || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Leslie & Derric


2018 Favorite Wedding Photos Every year I put together a post at the end of the wedding season made up of my own personal favorites from all the weddings I shot that year. This year I did something a little different. I marked my favorites as I went this year instead of going through every […]

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


Lexington Courthouse Wedding Exactly four days after Christmas, Dustin and I headed back to Somerset, KY where his family lives. A really close family friend of the Fothergill’s was having a Lexington courthouse wedding, and they wanted me to photograph it. It always means a lot when family friends choose me as their photographer. They […]

Destination Wedding, Weddings

Lexington Courthouse Wedding || Lexington, KY Photographer || Morgan + Jean


Fountain City United Methodist + The Foundry Christmas Wedding On December 22, 2018, Katie Bales married Chris Kelly at Fountain City United Methodist Church. Afterwards, we went to The Foundry in World’s Fair Site to celebrate with a reception. One of my favorite shots of the year came from this wedding. It’s the one with […]


The Foundry Reception || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Katie & Chris

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