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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 […]

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

April 30, 2019

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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. […]

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Weddings

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

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Spence Cabin Proposal Jonathan and Josie were in town visiting from North Carolina for the holidays. They had been together for 6 years when Jonathan decided it was time to put a ring on it. He contacted me on Tuesday this week inquiring for a surprise proposal in Cades Cove on Wednesday…as in the next […]

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Spence Cabin Proposal || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Jonathan & Josie

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Colorado Destination Wedding On December 5, the Fothergills flew to Denver, Colorado 3 days before my little sister’s Colorado destination wedding in Breckenridge. I’m not going to gush too much of the details of our vacation time because I have personal pictures saved up for that, but I will tell you, if you haven’t ventured […]

Destination Wedding, Weddings

Colorado Destination Wedding || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Leah & Jordan

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Cades Cove in the Smokies I hope each of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are now decked out in full on winter gear, singing Christmas songs, and wrapping presents to go under your tree. You would never know by looking at these pictures, but it was FREEZING the morning of Taylor and Austin’s pictures. […]

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Cades Cove || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Taylor & Austin

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Estate of Grace Session Another Estate of Grace session?!?! Yup. Are you getting tired of them yet? Yeah, me neither. I’m thinking next year, I just need to do one mini session day there so all the families that want an Estate of Grace session can come, and we can do them all at once! […]

Weddings

Estate of Grace || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Bullard Family

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Black Fox Farms Wedding This is the second wedding I have shot at Black Fox Farms, and both weddings have been AMAZE-balls. The first wedding was for Nikki and Austin a couple years ago, which you can see┬áhere. The farm has two different ceremony sites, both of which are stunning. The location that Morgan and […]

Black Fox Farms, Chattanooga TN, Weddings

Black Fox Farms || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Morgan & Taylor

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