Different Types of Unity Ceremonies On Monday this week, I had a bridal session with an amazing bride named Megan. During her portraits, she asked me what she should be thinking about when it came to their ceremony. If she was going to have to script it up? If they had to write their own […]

Wedding Planning 101

Wedding Planning 101: Unity Ceremonies

November 27, 2019


Castleton Farms Engagement Session Taylor and Collis had their engagement session with me this past weekend. We met up at Castleton Farms and spent almost 2 hours together venturing around the property with their pup in tow getting gorgeous engagement photos. I got to know them a little better throughout our time together. Collis is […]

Castleton Farms, Engagements

Castleton Farms Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Taylor & Collis


Melton Hill Park Family Session I did this family session at Melton Hill Park for a family that is building an adoption book. An adoption book is something filled with photos of your family, has a bunch of information about your history, and shows the kind of family you are. This book is then shown […]

Family, Melton Hill Park

Melton Hill Park || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Donovan Family


Farm Maternity Session I cannot explain my excitement for these two. Kari and Brad got married in 2015, which is the year I became a full-time photographer. I also kicked my skill level and my image quality up a notch. To this day, they have an image on my website because I just love it […]

Family, Maternity

Farm Maternity Session || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Kari & Brad Self


Knoxville Engagement Session These two live in Kentucky and came south for their Knoxville engagement session. It was the first day of the season where it was bitterly cold outside (even though you would never be able to tell in the photos), and these two were seriously champs as the chill bumps crept up on […]

Downtown Knoxville, Engagements, Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Downtown Knoxville Engagement || Botanical Gardens || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Whitney & Jordan


Castleton Farms Wedding Matthew and Meredith had their wedding at Castleton Farms, and they have one of the coolest stories related to picking their venue! After they got engaged, they picked a date about 6 months away. As many of you know, planning a wedding in 6 months is a lot. It can get a […]

Castleton Farms, Weddings

Castleton Farms || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Meredith & Matthew


The Press Room Wedding Caroline and I are a lot alike in our attention to detail, which is one of the reasons I think she chose me as their wedding photographer. Timelines detailed down to 5 minute increments, making sure the whole bridal party is standing at the same angle, and getting symmetrical family photos […]

The Press Room, Weddings

The Press Room Wedding || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Caroline & Christian


Southern Railway Station Engagement Session Eric proposed to Erica on a hike in the Smokies. So, when we discussed engagement session locations, we decided on a place called Andrew’s Bald. It was going to be totally gorgeous except for on issue. There is a bit of a hike. We all three love hiking though so […]

Engagements, Southern Railway Station

Southern Railway Station Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Eric & Erica


12-month Lifestyle Session Baby Avie (as her sisters call her) is one! Time has flown by because it seems like yesterday I was taking maternity photos while she was still in her mama’s belly. Now, she’s sucking on lollipops with her older sisters, getting ready to welcome the first baby boy into the family, and […]

Family, Lifestyle

12 Month Lifestyle Session || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Avenly Burton


Natchez Trace Glen Maternity Session Sarah and Aren have been long time clients of mine so I know you’re going to recognize them. I shoot them every year in the fall for a sunrise session the day after a long wedding day. We change up the location each year, but the session is the same. […]

Maternity, Nashville TN, Natchez Trace Glen

Natchez Trace Glen Maternity || Nashville, TN Photographer || Sarah & Aren


RiverView Family Farm Wedding Here’s what I know about Chelsea and Daniel. They love the lake. They are so stinkin’ cool. They have a gorgeous daughter named Laiken. They thoroughly enjoy a good beer. They know how to have a great time. Even though I wasn’t physically there, I know they also throw a great […]

RiverView Family Farm, Weddings

RiverView Family Farm || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Chelsea & Daniel


Lifestyle Newborn Session Meet baby Ella. Ella Scott Noble. Her first and middle names are named after ancestors from both sides of her family. Her parents are dentists, and she is already making her first move at just 3 weeks old! She came almost a month before her due date because she was so excited […]

Amanda May Photos Studio, Family, Newborn

Lifestyle Newborn Session || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Ella Noble


Arrington Vineyard Wedding I checked the radar the week leading up to Emily and Charlie’s Arrington Vineyard wedding. It was calling for clear skies with rain the day before and the day after, but clear skies on Sunday. Then, I realized it was still looking at Knoxville weather, but I shrugged it off because it […]


Arrington Vineyard || Nashville, TN Photographer || Emily & Charlie


Knoxville Botanical Gardens Engagement Session I think most of my couples would describe me as a very vocal photographer. I am constantly communicating from behind my camera. Whether it’s giving directions, confirming how amazing they are, or cracking a really lame joke in efforts to get some natural laughter, I’m always talking. I have really […]

Engagements, Knoxville Botanical Gardens

Knoxville Botanical Gardens Engagement|| Knoxville, TN Photographer || Leah & Tony


A cookout event for AMP couples only So, I did a thing this year. Instead of spending a crazy amount of money advertising with Wedding Wire, I invested back into my couples. Every single year, I really sit down to look at a budget for Amanda May Photos. I allot so much to advertising, so […]

Personal, Weddings

AMP Cookout!

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