Bridal Portraits


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Shanell Bledsoe is a wedding, boudoir, and lifestyle portrait photographer based in Knoxville, Tennessee. Travel for destinations
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June 30, 2017
Indian groom and American bride leave in rain scarritt bennett wedding nashville photographer

Part 2 – Stephanie & Sumeeth’s Indian-American Wedding in Music City

Part 2: Stephanie and Sumeeth’s Indian-American fusion wedding at Scarritt Bennett Center – Wightman Chapel and Country Music Hall of Fame Stephanie and Sumeeth’s wedding weekend […]
June 29, 2017
Nashville Sangeet Indian wedding

Stephanie and Sumeeth’s Indian-American Fusion Wedding in Nashville, Music City – Part 1

Stephanie and Sumeeth’s Indian-American fusion wedding weekend in Nashville Music City USA – part 1 #sumeethstephsitup My first Indian-American wedding ever–I will never forget it!  What […]
June 13, 2017
bride and groom overlooking Chattanooga Valley at Rock City portrait

Taylor + Derrick’s Lookout Mountain Wedding at Grandview

To say the view was breathtaking at Taylor and Derrick’s wedding at Grandview on Lookout Mountain is an understatement.  “Say your vows above the clouds,” was […]
June 3, 2017
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Stephanie’s Bridal Portrait Session at Scarritt Bennett Center’s Wightman Chapel in Nashville

Stephanie and Sumeeth’s lavish Indian wedding weekend began last Thursday with Stephanie’s bridal portrait session at Wightman Chapel at Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville. Wightman Chapel is […]
May 17, 2017

Tori + Zach – Traditional Southern Church Wedding in LaFollette, TN

I’m off to Bermuda to celebrate 15 years with my hubs in less than 24 hours, but I wanted to be sure to get Tori and Zach’s […]
May 1, 2017
bride and groom kissing in vintage Buick Eight

Preview of Tori + Zach – Traditional Church Wedding in LaFollette, TN

Just a quick peek of Tori and Zach’s traditional church wedding in LaFollette, TN before they fly off to honeymoon in Hawaii. Hey jealousy!
April 25, 2017

Josh + Blaze’s Wedding at Historic Southern Railway Station in Knoxville

Josh and Blaze’s wedding day at Historic Southern Railway Station in Knoxville was a big day for many reasons, but for me, it was D-day. Due […]
April 19, 2017
Black wrought iron gazebo at Cheekwood engagement session

Stephanie + Sumeeth’s Nashville Engagement Photo Session at Marathon Music Works and Cheekwood Botanical Gardens

Ahhh Nashville. It still feels like home. I’m so excited to be photographing Stephanie and Sumeeth’s wedding next month! It will be my first Indian wedding […]

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June 3, 2017
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Stephanie’s Bridal Portrait Session at Scarritt Bennett Center’s Wightman Chapel in Nashville

Stephanie and Sumeeth’s lavish Indian wedding weekend began last Thursday with Stephanie’s bridal portrait session at Wightman Chapel at Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville. Wightman Chapel is […]
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 […]
July 17, 2014

Lacey’s Garden Bridal Portrait Session ~ Knoxville TN Wedding Photographer

Now that Ms. Lacey is Mrs. Siminerio, I wanted to share a few images from her bridal portrait session.  As we began shooting the last few shots, […]
June 9, 2014

Sneak Peek of Courtney & Andrew

Just a peek of sweet Courtney just before her wedding at The Stables on Saturday.  This big laugh is SOOOO her!  More to come!!
May 21, 2014

Sneak Peek! Boho Styled Bridal Shoot in Knoxville

Here’s a quick peek of my boho styled bridal photo session from Monday.  I LOVED the jewel tones, gold utensils, and Moroccan lanterns hanging from the trees! […]
August 15, 2013

Mrs. Pressly {Bridal Portrait} ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

I posted Allison & Blake’s wedding recently and here are a few from her garden bridal portrait session yesterday.  Yes, yesterday.  I was too excited! xoxo
February 13, 2013

Why do an after-the-wedding couple’s or bridal session? {Zac & Rachel’s post-wedding portrait session in Knoxville}

After-the-Wedding couple’s sessions and bridal sessions are becoming the latest trend in wedding photography for many reasons. Did you run out of time on your wedding […]
September 25, 2012

Meghan ~ Knoxville Bridal Portrait

I just love these big brown eyes!  We shot Meghan’s bridal session after her wedding to have more freedom with the cleanliness of her gown =) […]
October 21, 2011

Rachel’s downtown Nashville bridal session ~ Nashville Wedding Photographer

Now that Rachel is a Mrs., I can post a few shots from her bridal session.  We started at Centennial Park and then headed downtown to […]
July 1, 2011

Allie ~ A Knoxville Bridal Session ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

I will be blogging Allie & Robbie’s wedding soon, so in the meantime, here are a few shots of Allie’s bridal portrait session at The Bleak […]