A Wedding at The Standard There are so many Knoxville venues that offer amazing outdoor portrait locations. There aren’t as many that offer a variety of indoor portrait locations though. Especially, not as many awesome spots as you get with a wedding at The Standard. I am so very thankful this past Saturday’s wedding was […]

The Standard, Weddings

The Standard Wedding || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Sarah & Chase

July 4, 2019


Knoxville Botanical Gardens Maternity Caitlin is a nurse, Cody is a truck driver, and they are expecting their first sweet babe. Caitlin might be the cutest little pregnant lady that I have ever seen, and it was an absolute pleasure photographing their Knoxville Botanical Gardens maternity session. She’s so tiny and truly just has a […]

Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Maternity

Knoxville Botanical Gardens Maternity || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Caitlin & Cody


Strawberry Creek Wedding This wedding was full of some of my favorite people. Way way way way back, 5 years ago, I photographed Tori & Landon’s wedding. Then, a couple years ago, I photographed Taylor & Ty’s wedding. Now, Landon’s sister, Marena, married Taylor’s brother, Jonathan, and they had their wedding at the Stables at […]


The Stables at Strawberry Creek || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Marena & Jonathan


Reception Exit Ideas About a month ago, I posted on my instastory and asked what would be helpful to brides in my Wedding Planning 101 series. One of the responses that I got back was for unique reception exit ideas. Of course, everyone knows the sparkler exit. This is by far the most common around […]

Wedding Planning 101

Wedding Planning 101: Reception Exit Ideas


Percy Warner Engagement Session I traveled to Nashville for Mariah and Slade’s Percy Warner engagement session the day before I shot a wedding in Louisville, KY. My second shooter for my Louisville wedding came with me from Knoxville. Instead of driving to Nashville and back, then to Louisville and back, we just made a girls’ […]

Engagements, Percy Warner Park

Percy Warner Engagement || Nashville, TN || Mariah & Slade


The Olmsted Wedding Louisville, KY is not a city I get to shoot in often. In fact, I’ve only ever shot one other wedding there. I really really love traveling to and shooting in new cities, but I’m not always as blown away as I was with Tiffany and Shawn’s locations, especially The Olmsted. We […]

The Olmsted

The Olmsted Wedding || Louisville, KY || Tiffany & Shawn


Concord Park Family Technically, this wasn’t the entire Gilliam family because Eric (dad) was out of town for work. But we did a little Concord Park family summer session anyways, mainly of the kiddos, and ended with a couple of popsicles! We couldn’t have gotten a more appropriate setting than their cute summer clothes with […]

Concord Park, Family

Concord Park || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Gilliam Family


McGhee Tyson Airport Engagement Photos Every single 8+ hour wedding package with Amanda May Photos includes a complimentary engagement session. I do this for multiple reasons, but mostly because I want to get the couple in front of my camera before the wedding day. As soon as they book, I send them an engagement session […]

Engagements, McGhee Tyson Airport

McGhee Tyson Airport Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Megan & Michael


Concord Park 9 Month Elliana Weiss had her Concord Park 9 month session a few days ago. I learned something about her at this session…she loves The Beach Boys. She loves them so much that she smiles, claps, and dances every single time she hears their song Barbara Ann. It was so cute that we […]

Concord Park, Family

Concord Park 9 Month || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Elliana Weiss


Stones River Country Club This couple may have gotten married in a church in Murfreesboro, but the bulk of their day was spent at Stones River Country Club. I’m so very thankful for this because Stones River Country Club offered a variety of portrait options while it rained outside. It also provided an awning to […]

Nashville TN, Stones River Country Club, Weddings

Stones River Country Club || Nashville, TN || Morgan & Chris


Morristown Engagement I grew up in Knoxville, and I have only ever been to Morristown for volleyball tournaments in high school. As a typical high schooler, I didn’t pay attention to the world around me. Ironically, I spent most of my time outside, but had no appreciation for nature…the mountains just didn’t drop my jaw […]


Morristown Engagement || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Katie & Ethan


Sampson’s Hollow Elopement Caleigh and James had a small Sampson’s Hollow wedding on May 23rd. They were the 4th of 6 weddings I had in 10 days, and it was the perfect middle wedding for two reasons. 1) They decided on a smaller wedding where it would just be four guests, their ADORABLE kiddos, and […]

Sampson's Hollow, Weddings

Sampson’s Hollow Wedding || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Caleigh & James


WindRiver Wedding Day This wasn’t my first WindRiver wedding day since becoming a Knoxville Wedding Photographer, but this was the first time I photographed this combination of ceremony and reception locations. The ceremony was on the hill right beside Citico’s Restaurant overlooking the GORGEOUS lake. The reception, however, was at a spot called Overlook Manor […]


WindRiver Wedding || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Gabby & Zach


This post is going to sound so biased because…well…I’m a vendor. Of course, I want to be treated well, but I also want to explain why I feel this is so important. Plus, I have a few ideas for you so you want to treat your vendors especially well. Or maybe just some pointers you […]

Wedding Planning 101, Weddings

Wedding Planning 101: Treating Your Vendors Well


WindRiver Bridal Portraits In case you haven’t noticed, I have shot a TON of bridal portraits recently. I think the biggest reason for this is the Wedding Planning 101 blog post that I wrote last month called “Why do a bridal session?” I’m not going to lie…as I’ve shot all of these recently, I’ve found […]

Bridal, Weddings, WindRiver

WindRiver Bridal Portraits || Knoxville, TN Photographer || Gabby Davis

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