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Smoky Mountain Engagement Session When we were choosing a location for Sarah and Chase’s engagement session, Sarah proposed going to Chase’s uncle’s cabin for a Smoky Mountain engagement session. I, being the mountain lover that I am, am ALWAYS down with shooting in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. She then proceeds to tell me […]

Engagements, Smoky Mountains

Smoky Mountain Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Sarah & Chase

January 18, 2019

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Studio session Shooting in the winter can be tricky. It hasn’t been as tricky this year as it usually is because until now, the weather has been generally super warm! With babies under 1, shooting outside in the winter just isn’t an option. Their noses get SUPER red and runny, and they are just not […]

Amanda May Photos Studio, Family

Studio Session at AMP || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Cooper Moyer is 9 Months

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Knoxville Botanical Gardens Family Session On August 13th, 2018, Tralene and Justin Lucas said their vows and committed their lives to one another at Sampson’s Hollow. I had the absolute pleasure of photographing their intimate, personal wedding that day. You can see their wedding blog post here! It was gorgeous, and Tralene made an INCREDIBLE […]

Family, Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Knoxville Botanical Gardens Family Session || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Lucas Family

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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 […]

Weddings

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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Studio 3 Month Session Elliana was one of the smiliest babies I have ever seen at a studio 3 month session. She was smiling, talking, and tummy-timing like a 6 month old. I told Edie and Josh this, too, but I think she’s going to be sitting up at 4 or 5 months old. Also, […]

Amanda May Photos Studio, Family

AMP Studio || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Elliana is 3 Months

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Fox Den Family Session The forecast was 90% chance of rain, but there was no rescheduling a session that 3 families had coordinated their schedules to attend. So, we changed the location to a family home in the Fox Den neighborhood. If you’ve never been in this neighborhood, it’s a REALLY cool area to drive […]

Family

Fox Den || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Gilliam Family

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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. […]

Weddings

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

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UT Gardens Gender Reveal Oooooh ma-gosh, ya’ll. This was the first gender reveal that I have ever shot, and it’s probably not what you think it will be. There was no confetti cannon, blue or pink sports ball to explode, or balloons to release. This gender reveal was between mom and dad and me. It […]

UT Gardens

UT Gardens Gender Reveal || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Maitland & Justin

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Meads Quarry Engagement Session I have this gallery wrap hanging in my office that is a 20×30. It’s the sample print that I give to inquiring brides when they book with me within 24 hours. That print is from Ty and Taylor’s wedding that I shot a few years ago. It was one of my […]

Engagements, Meads Quarry

Meads Quarry Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Marena & Jonathan

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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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Lakeshore Park So, I’ve shot at Lakeshore Park a couple of times. Both times, my GPS took me into the Lyon’s View Pike entrance. Going that way, the park seems much smaller than it is, and I’m realizing how naive I was to think it wasn’t huge. Everyone in Knoxville knows how gigantic that park […]

Family, Lakeshore Park

Lakeshore Park || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Clinton Family

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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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