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Shanell Bledsoe is a wedding, boudoir, and lifestyle portrait photographer based in Knoxville, Tennessee. Travel for destinations
weddings and portrait sessions is available and encouraged. Shanell is also a proud member of the Professional Photographers of America.


May 20, 2016
first anniversary photos in wedding dress and Army dress blues - knoxville tn

Chelsea + Nick – 1 year anniversary photo session in uniform!

Chelsea & Nick were married almost 1 year ago and I was fortunate enough to be their wedding photographer. For the wedding, Nick chose to wear […]
May 17, 2016
bride and groom pinky swear promise ring close up knoxville wedding

Shelbi + Dominic ~ Pride of the Southland Alumni Wedding at Southern Depot – St. John’s Lutheran

When 2 alumni of UT’s Pride of the Southland Marching Band get married, you’re just gonna hear Rocky Top more than once at their reception! Shelbi, a […]
May 15, 2016
bride and groom on tree swing, ring close up

Sampson’s Hollow wedding ~ Jenny + Ryan + baby Kaiden ~ Walland, TN

Jenny & Ryan’s Wedding at Sampson’s Hollow  The rain came and went. And came. And went. And…well, you get it.  Jenny & Ryan’s wedding ceremony at […]
May 2, 2016
Farm, flower, field, engagement, photos, white pine, knoxville, tn, wedding

Faith & Zach – Farm Engagement Photo Session in White Pine, TN

When Faith said she and fiance, Zach would like to do their engagement photos at her family’s vacation property in White Pine, TN, I was thrilled! I […]
April 30, 2016
Berean Christian School prom 2016, royal modest dress, Callie Corum, capitol theatre, Maryville, Tennessee

Callie & Issac – Berean Christian Prom 2016 – Capitol Theatre

Just a few images of Callie & her sweetheart, Issac before last night’s Berean Christian Prom at Capitol Theatre in Maryville, Tennessee. It was so fun to […]
April 20, 2016
Bride and groom at beautiful sunset, mountaintop

When drummers get married – Zach & Kelly – Faith Promise Church, Knoxville

When I think of traditional churches, I think of arches, pews, bad carpet and even worse lighting. But when you photograph a drummer’s wedding who, like […]
April 18, 2016
McCue family spring photos portraits in Knoxville. Shanell Bledsoe Photography

McCue Family – Spring portrait session in Knoxville

I love getting to see these kiddos grow up, even more so in front of my lens! I’ve had the honor of photographing mom & dad […]
April 18, 2016
Marriage proposal at Clarence Brown Theatre, UT, Knoxville wedding photograher

Taylor said yes! Marriage proposal at Clarence Brown Theatre

It’s not often that I get to photograph an actual proposal, so I jumped at the chance when I got the call. Derrick brought Taylor on […]

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April 18, 2016
McCue family spring photos portraits in Knoxville. Shanell Bledsoe Photography

McCue Family – Spring portrait session in Knoxville

I love getting to see these kiddos grow up, even more so in front of my lens! I’ve had the honor of photographing mom & dad […]
April 18, 2016
Marriage proposal at Clarence Brown Theatre, UT, Knoxville wedding photograher

Taylor said yes! Marriage proposal at Clarence Brown Theatre

It’s not often that I get to photograph an actual proposal, so I jumped at the chance when I got the call. Derrick brought Taylor on […]
April 6, 2016
Game of Thrones inspired wedding. Sword, rose gold amethyst ring, Marchesa gown. Shanell Bledsoe Photography. Winter is coming

Game of Thrones Inspiration ~ Knoxville Wedding Photograher

18 days y’all. Season 6 starts in 18 days! Recently, I had an idea to do a wedding inspiration photo shoot with the theme of my favorite show, […]
February 8, 2016
Little girls pink and gold kids Valentine's photo session in Knoxville. Shanell Bledsoe Photography

My Valentine ~ Children’s Portrait Photography ~ Knoxville

If you don’t have a Valentine this year, you can borrow mine. Just bring her back, please! I based my daughter’s Valentine’s photo session around this […]
February 3, 2016
6 month old twin boy and girl photos portrait session in Knoxville, TN. Shanell Bledsoe Photography, white tutu, pearls, grey gray bow tie

Ava & Beau’s 6 month twin photo session

Remember these tiny little cherubs? Photographing boy and girl twins may have been the highlight of my 2015. Well, they’re 6 months old now and the […]
January 11, 2016

Valentine’s Boudoir Mini Sessions scheduled for Jan. 17

Valentine’s Day is less than one month away so it’s time for boudoir mini sessions! This year’s package includes a “quickie” 20 min session, professional makeup by […]
November 24, 2015
Fall autumn engagement photo session at Ijams Nature Center in Knoxville, TN by Shanell Bledsoe Photography. Plum, green, pink

Abby + Tyler . Fall Engagement Photo Session in Knoxville, TN . Ijams Nature Center .

I loved Abby and Tyler’s color choices of green, pink, and plum for their fall engagement photos at Ijams Nature Center. Not that I’m trying to […]
November 5, 2015
Knoxville wedding, bridesmaids, worlds fair park, sunsphere, shanell bledsoe photography, gray, jenny yoo

Amanda + Joe’s Shades of Gray Wedding ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

This was one of those Murphy’s Law days. One where almost anything that could go wrong for me did. My backup gear was lost in transit […]
October 27, 2015
After the wedding bridal portrait photos at a horse farm in Jonesborough, TN. Shanell Bledsoe Photography, tree lined drive

Bridal Portraits after the wedding ~ Kellie’s session at her horse farm in Jonesborough, TN.

After-the-wedding photo sessions are becoming more and more popular for many reasons. Maybe it rained on your wedding day or your photography package simply did not […]