Winter Engagement at UT Gardens and Volunteer Landing Allie and Brady are SUCH a sweet couple. Allie has followed Amanda May Photos for years. Even before she was engaged. Once it was time for her to start planning her wedding, she reached out to me, but I was already booked for her date. A couple […]

Associate Photographer, Engagements, UT Gardens, Volunteer Landing, Weddings

Winter Engagement || UT Gardens & Volunteer Landing || Knoxville, TN || Allie & Brady

January 6, 2021

at winter engagement


The Bridge Building Wedding So many memorable moments at Jessica and Patrik’s wedding at The Bridge Building. To start off, it was gorgeous. Some of my favorite details included Jessica’s dress and the bridesmaids’ dresses, Patrik’s attire, the incorporation of their pups on the cake and drink menus, the absolutely stunning skyline that you looked […]

Downtown Nashville, Nashville TN, The Bridge Building, Weddings

The Bridge Building || Nashville, TN || Jessica & Patrik


One Year Session at The Studio at Fountain City I have photographed Andersyn since she was in her momma’s belly. I’ve watched this sweet angel baby grow and grow, and now, she is turning one. It is hard to believe. All of her sessions have been adorable, but I think this one takes the cake […]


The Studio at Fountain City || Knoxville, TN || Andersyn Self One Year

one year session


Whitestone Inn Wedding This past weekend, I photographed Ashlee and Micah’s wedding at Whitestone Country Inn. Prior to doing their wedding, I met them at the Chimney Tops campground and did some engagement photos. I learned a little of their story then, but it wasn’t until their wedding that I gained a fuller awareness of […]

Weddings, Whitestone Country Inn

Whitestone Inn Wedding || Knoxville, TN || Ashlee & Micah


Peter Kern Library Elopement Sara works with a past bride of mine at Altar’d State. She got my name from her but unfortunately, I was going to be in Maine the day she was getting married. I told her that I do have a team of photographers who shoot on my behalf when this happens […]


Peter Kern Library Associate Elopement || Knoxville, TN || Sara & Todd

bride and groom at peter kern library


Hunter Valley Bridal Portraits On Natalie and Anthony’s wedding day, Natalie was getting ready with her mom in the bridal suite. Her dress was not a simple assembly. It had a corset in the back that her mom had to thread and tie off. The bustle had 10 anchor points, and it took a solid […]

Bridal, Hunter Valley Farm, Weddings

Hunter Valley Bridal Portraits || Knoxville, TN || Natalie Lieben

flowy veil at hunter valley bridal


The Cedars Wedding in Acworth, GA The day before Houston and Christina’s wedding at The Cedars, I had another wedding in Knoxville. The send off was at 9:30pm, and it was a 3 hour drive to our hotel in Georgia. When I arranged these two weddings, I didn’t think anything about it because weddings this […]

The Cedars Weddings & Events, Weddings

The Cedars Wedding || Acworth, GA || Houston & Christina


Hunter Valley Pavilion Wedding We kicked off Natalie and Anthony’s Hunter Valley Pavilion wedding day at Natalie’s mom’s house out in Louisville, TN. She and her girls stayed there the night before and had the most relaxing morning eating snacks, having their hair and makeup done, and just hanging out. When I got there, Natalie […]

Hunter Valley Farm, Weddings

Hunter Valley Pavilion Wedding || Knoxville, TN || Natalie & Anthony


Emporium Wedding One of the things I love most about Laura Beth and Trevor is they know exactly what they want, and they go for it. I felt this way before their wedding day, but after hearing the toasts at the reception, I think this is a trait that goes back much further than just […]

Downtown Knoxville, Emporium, Weddings

Emporium Wedding || Knoxville, TN || Laura Beth & Trevor


Castleton Vow Renewal As a photographer, you overhear a lot of things on a wedding day. Not on purpose. You’re just always there photographing something around all the people, and you just hear them. For the most part, all the things I hear are hilarious and so true. Things like, “the first time my husband […]

Castleton Farms, Castleton Vow Renewal, Fall Wedding Day, Vow Renewal, Weddings

Castleton Vow Renewal || Knoxville, TN || Haley & Jesse


Brooke & Ian’s Castleton Farms Wedding Ceremony & Reception At the beginning of every month, my assistant puts the timelines to every wedding for that month in my calendar. This way on the wedding day I have it on my watch, and it alerts me 5 minutes before the next piece of the day is […]

Castleton Farms, Fall Wedding Day, Weddings

Castleton Farms || Knoxville, TN || Brooke & Ian


Historic Westwood Senior Session I met Maddy for the first time at the fundraiser I hosted for Hope Resource Center back in June. She and her family so graciously participated and chose to come back and use me for Maddy’s senior photos! We picked a couple dates that worked for both of us and made […]


Historic Westwood Senior Session || Knoxville, TN || Maddy

historic westwood senior session


6 Month Lifestyle Session This is a Burton family 6 month lifestyle series session with baby Kairyn. He may only be 6 months old, but he has more hair than my 14 month old and almost as much as my 3.5 year old ha! He’s the most adorable little man, and he’s so deeply loved […]


6 Month Lifestyle || Knoxville, TN || Kairyn Burton


Airbnb Elopement Bethany and Nick’s wedding day was another unique spin on a COVID wedding. I think you are about to be very impressed with them as I start explaining just how this day went. They were supposed to get married in a synagogue off Kingston Pike. It was going to be a small wedding, […]

Elopement, Weddings

Airbnb Elopement || Knoxville, TN || Bethany & Nick

foreheads together


The Southern Railway Station Wedding I can’t remember what I wrote about in Delaney and Devin’s engagement session blog, but I’m sure it had something to do with the fact that I have two sisters-in-law named Devin and Dylana (pronounced the same as Delaney but with an “uh” sound on the end instead of “ee”). […]

Southern Railway Station, Weddings

The Southern Railway Station || Knoxville, TN || Delaney & Devin

bride and groom at southern railway

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