WELCOME TO SHANELL BLEDSOE'S BLOG

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.


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 […]
June 29, 2015
Macri-Waagmeester wedding by the lake, watts bar lake, lakeside wedding, grande vista bay, shanell bledsoe photography, windy wedding, rainy wedding

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
Knox Sox baseball photos, little league baseball photos, baseball theme photo session,

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
Newborn baby twins, twin photos, boy and girl twin photos, newborn photography in Knoxville, TN.

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
Knoxville wedding, stables at Hunter Valley Farm, Shanell Bledsoe Photography, Chastin and Tyler Stinnett

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!

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April 15, 2015
Bailey Fisk, senior portrait photos in Knoxville, Old City. Gibbs High Senior.

Bailey ~ Gibbs Senior ~ Senior Photos That Don’t Suck!

Bailey was cool about it, but he always is.  (Just look at that handsome smirk!) But his mom confided that his senior photos from school…well…they weren’t […]
March 29, 2015
twins maternity photo session in Knoxville, Shanell Bledsoe Photography

Preview ~ Tara & Anker expecting TWINS!

Just one peek!  This soon-to-be mama of twins froze her tail off for her maternity session yesterday, so she deserves a sneak peek. (and maybe a banana […]
March 23, 2015
Spring family photos portraits in Nashville and Knoxville, coral colors, third birthday, 3 year old

Spring Family Portraits are in full swing in Knoxville and Nashville!

Today the sun is shining and it should hit 70 degrees. Ahhhh! I could not be more ready for spring and that means family portrait time. […]
February 26, 2015
Old Hollywood glam art deco wedding at Capitol Theatre in Maryville, TN. Vintage convertible Bel Air, feather centerpieces, crystal chandelier

Lesli + Justin’s Old Hollywood Glamour Wedding at Capitol Theatre, Maryville, TN ~ Valentine’s Day Wedding ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

If you’re going for Old Hollywood glitz and glam with some art deco flair, the Capitol Theatre in Maryville, TN is your place! Lesli & Justin […]
February 16, 2015
Old Hollywood theme wedding at Capitol Theatre in Maryville, TN on Valentine's Day. © Shanell Bledsoe Photography

Preview of Lesli + Justin ~ Capitol Theatre Wedding in Maryville, TN ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

My 1st wedding of 2015 was one to beat! Here’s a quick preview of Lesli & Justin’s romantic Old Hollywood glamour theme wedding at the Capitol […]
February 9, 2015
Winter 6 month old photos with family in Knoxville, Tennessee, Shanell Bledsoe

Graham’s 6 month photo session – Winter photos- Knoxville Family Photographer

Warning!  This might be the cutest face you see all week. Little Graham brought his mommy and daddy to see me for his 6 month photos […]
December 23, 2014
Sunset, sun flare, boho, hippie, kids, coral, teal, turquoise, woods, ivy, fall, Knoxville TN child children's photography, Bledsoe Photography

Savannah & Connor ~ Knoxville Child, Family, Lifestyle Photographer

I’m going to need these two to stop growing. I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to photograph Connor and Savannah a couple of times […]
December 9, 2014
Fall, sunset engagement photos in Jonesborough, TN by Bledsoe Photography

Kellie & Nic ~ Jonesborough, TN Engagement Photo Session ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

Kellie & Nic live in Johnson City, TN, and wanted to have their engagement photos taken in nearby Jonesborough, Tennessee’s oldest town.  I had never been […]
December 2, 2014
first anniversary fall photo session in Knoxville, TN. Blue plaid, sapphire promise ring, Bledsoe Photography

Amber + John ~ 1 year anniversary photo session ~ Knoxville Lifestyle Photographer

Amber & John celebrated their 1 year dating anniversary with a photo session in Knoxville followed by a UT game.  I loved her pretty blue plaid […]