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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.


October 27, 2015
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]

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June 29, 2015
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Preview: Chelsea + Nick

“May you always have walls for the winds, a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you, and all […]
June 16, 2015
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Kaitlyn + Wes ~ Museum of Appalachia Wedding ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

Every time I look at these images I tear up. Every time. The way Wes loves Kaitlyn is just precious. It’s everything a girl could ask for […]
June 13, 2015
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All About That Base ~ Eli & Trey’s Baseball Photos in Knoxville

These two young men have a soft, squishy part of my heart that’s just for them. I have been photographing them since they were pups and […]
June 10, 2015
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Newborn Twins! ~ Knoxville Baby & Newborn Photographer

This was my first time photographing newborn twins and I was super excited! They were both little angels and did a great job. To be fair, […]
June 9, 2015
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Chastin & Tyler ~ The Stables at Hunter Valley Farm Wedding ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

Congrats to Chastin & Tyler who tied the knot at The Stables at Hunter Valley Farm on May 22nd. (Vendor info to come soon!) ©2015 Shanell […]
May 29, 2015
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Congrats, Chastin & Tyler!

Congratulations to Chastin & Tyler who were married May 22nd at The Stables at Hunter Valley Farm in Knoxville. Here’s a peek. More to come!
May 20, 2015
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Please vote E in the Pink Bride Magazine cover contest!

Your vote would be much appreciated for me and sweet puppy, Layla in the Pink Bride Magazine cover contest! You can vote daily until 5:00pm Thursday, […]
May 12, 2015
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Briley’s 6 month photos ~ Knoxville studio photographer

WARNING! Ridiculous amounts of cuteness ahead! Sweet little Briley brought her mommy along to the studio for her 6 month photo session last week just before […]
April 28, 2015

Amira + Tai ~ A Match Made in eHarmony Heaven ~ Formal wedding in Knoxville at St. James Episcopal Church & Downtown Marriott

How do 2 hard working professionals in their late 30’s find love when one is in Jersey and the other in New York City? “We joke […]
April 18, 2015
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There’s a Mickey Mouse in the Tulips! ~ Malachi’s 1 year photo session in Knoxville

In about 7 hours we are hopping a plane to Disney World to celebrate my little mouse’s 3rd birthday. In honor of that, here’s a peek of […]