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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, 2015
Pink Bride magazine cover contest finalist, bride and puppy, shanell bledsoe photography

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
6 month baby girl photos portraits in knoxville, TN, clouds, fur rug, teal, coral

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
1 year old photo session in Knoxville, UT Gardens, Shanell Bledsoe Photography, Mickey Mouse outfit

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 […]
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 […]

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November 23, 2014

Ashley + Brad ~ An Orange, Gray & White ‘GO VOLS’ Wedding ~ Legacy Springs Event Center ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

Vol For Life, or #vfl is something one will hear and see quite often here in Knoxville.  And when your blood truly runs orange, it flows into […]
November 18, 2014

Cate + Garren ~ Fall Wedding Reception at Hidden Hollow Resort ~ 11.1.14 ~ Knoxville Chattanooga Wedding Photographer

It’s not often that I get a request to photograph a wedding that has already taken place.  What? Passing on a big bash, Cate & Garren surprised […]
November 17, 2014

Christmas mini photo sessions in Knoxville set for Nov. 23

I’ll be doing another day of outdoor mini photo sessions on Sunday, Nov. 23rd with a Christmas twist! Please email me via the contact link for […]
October 31, 2014

Jordan ~ Class of 2015 Farragut High Senior Portraits ~ Knoxville Senior Photographer

I wish all of my subjects were this incredible in front of the camera!  Jordan is a natural and just as sweet as pie. This Farragut […]
October 24, 2014

Colby Jones ~ Halls High Senior Portrait ~ Knoxville Senior Photographer

This kid.  This kid has too many accolades to mention. Today’s senior is Colby Jones, from Halls High School in Knoxville.  Colby is a star football athlete […]
October 24, 2014

New custom wooden USBs & presentation boxes for wedding clients from Artsy Couture!

I will admit it.  I’m a sucker for packaging. So I LOVE these new custom wooden USBs & 5×7 boxes for my wedding clients from Artsy […]
October 13, 2014
greek wedding knoxville photographer crescent bend bledsoe photography vintage rolls royce

Mary + Daren’s Greek-Arab Wedding at Crescent Bend – Knoxville Wedding Photographer

Mary and Daren’s Greek-Arab Wedding at Crescent Bend in Knoxville I knew it was going to be awesome.  I knew it, but I really didn’t know […]
October 9, 2014

Chelsea + Nick’s engagement session on the lake ~ Knoxville engagement photography

My job basically rocks. While I knew that already, it is especially fun when I can “work” on a sunny afternoon at the lake.  Chelsea & […]
October 6, 2014

Fall Mini Photo Sessions in Knoxville set for 10/19 & 10/26

Get your Christmas card photos out of the way early and book your fall mini photo session in Knoxville now! This year, sessions will start at […]