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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.


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 […]

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October 27, 2015
Callie Corum, Knoxville senior portraits photos, Berean Christian senior, shanell bledsoe photography, casual outdoor, boho, hippie

Callie Corum ~ Berean Senior ~ Knoxville Senior Portrait Photographer

One word that describes Callie?  Happy! Callie is a senior at Berean Christian School and recently won the title of Claiborne County 2015 Miss Fairest of the […]
September 25, 2015

Preview – Natalie’s Senior Photo Session ~ Knoxville Senior Portrait Photography

Just one from Natalie’s senior portrait session. Bring on the class of 2016!
September 4, 2015
gazebo, rustic farm wedding, asheville wedding photographer, shanell bledsoe photography, the farm a gathering place, cornflower blue, grey, yellow

Kellie + Nic ~ Rustic Wedding at The Farm – A Gathering Place, Candler, NC ~ Asheville Wedding Photography

Kellie & Nic shared more than a porch as neighbors while they were both in grad school at East Tennessee State University. They actually share the same […]
September 2, 2015
pin up photos, vintage pin up, photography, knoxville, tennessee, sailor dress, vintage airplane, shanell bledsoe photography

Pin Up Perfection ~ Hello 30! ~ Knoxville Boudoir & Pin Up Photography

From earning a Masters Degree to turning the big 3-0, Ms. A had a lot to celebrate this year. So to commemorate those achievements and many others, […]
August 26, 2015
Triplet maternity photo session in Knoxville, Tn. 3 peas. Shanell Bledsoe Photography. Clothesline, big sister

The 3 P’s ~ Expecting Triplets ~ Knoxville Maternity Photographer

The 3 P’s are expecting 3 more P’s very soon! Big sister, Ayla let me know by repeating “Elliemayacade!  Elliemayacade!” I soon figured out that her little […]
August 12, 2015
retro comic book theme engagement photo session in Knoxville, TN, graffiti, gotham, shanell bledsoe photography

Courtney & Caleb’s retro comic book themed engagement photo session ~ Knoxville wedding photographer

So there’s something to note about me. When you say you’re having a “retro comic book themed wedding,” I’m in. I’m like, all in. These two […]
July 27, 2015
Newborn Baby boy photo session, lots of hair, Knoxville newborn studio photography, shanell bledsoe

Baby Cape ~ Knoxville Newborn Photographer

Sweet baby Cape came to see me at just 2 weeks old for his newborn photo session. He brought his beautiful head of hair and big […]
July 21, 2015
1 year old birthday photos, Knoxville child and baby photographer, shanell bledsoe photography

Barry (and his stinker face) is 1! ~ Knoxville child, baby, & family photographer

Last week, my little buddy, Barry (or “B Squared” as I call him) stopped by the studio on his first birthday for photos. And do you […]
July 20, 2015
9 month old baby photos, baby rolls, knoxville, studio, photography, baby, shanell bledsoe photography

Baby smiles ~ peek of Sam’s 9 month session ~ Knoxville baby photographer

Lil Sam-I-Am turned 9 months old recently and stopped by the studio in Knoxville for photos to celebrate. Just a peek-a-boo!
July 15, 2015
Lakeside wedding, grande vista bay, rockwood, tennessee, shanell bledsoe photography, windy, flying veil, aqua, mint, turquoise, teal

Chelsea + Nick’s windy, lakeside wedding at Grande Vista Bay ~ Rockwood, TN

The rain came and went. The sun came and went. The wind came and stayed! Chelsea and Nick’s beautiful lakeside wedding at Grande Vista Bay was such a […]