Bridal Portraits


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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 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 […]
April 8, 2017
wedding at historic southern railway station in knoxville tn

Preview – Blaze & Josh’s wedding at the Historic Southern Railway Station

In honor of Blaze’s birthday, here’s a little preview of her and Josh’s wedding at the Historic Southern Railway Station in Knoxville. I’ll post a full blog […]
January 9, 2017
valentine's day boudoir photo photography sessions in knoxville tn classy sexy lingerie

Mini Boudoir Sessions Booking Now in Knoxville – The Perfect Gift for your Valentine

Ahhh Valentine’s Day. It’s closer than you think! If you are like me, coming up with the perfect, romantic gift for your sweetheart is about as […]
January 6, 2017
Newborn baby photographer photos in Knoxville TN

Baby’s First Snow – Knoxville Newborn Photographer

“Thank goodness for the first snow. It was a reminder – no matter how old you became and how much you’d seen – things could still […]
November 9, 2016
First look bride and groom at World's Fair Site in Knoxville wedding

From DC to Knoxville: Lisa & Chris’s wedding at The Sunsphere and The Southern Depot

Lisa and Chris live in D.C. but wanted to submerse their family and friends in Knoxville’s uniqueness, so they chose the iconic Sunsphere for their wedding […]
October 5, 2016
Senior portraits photos with cheerleader hair bows at Ijams Nature Center in Knoxville

Maddie’s Senior Portraits at Ijams – Sneak peek

Sweet Maddie wanted a woodsy, outdoor look for her senior photos so we chose Ijams Nature Center in Knoxville as the backdrop. We were shooting her portraits […]

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January 10, 2011

Emily's 'Chihuly' Bridal Portrait Session ~ Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, Nashville, TN

Just wanted to share a few shots from Emily’s awesome bridal session that we shot back in October at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens.  (Yes, October.  That’s the […]
July 19, 2010

Morgan's Bridal Portrait Session at Cedarwood ~ Nashville Wedding Photography

Now that the wedding has past, I can post Morgan’s bridal portraits!  We shot her session at Cedarwood in Nashville, the same location as the wedding. […]
November 24, 2009

Jessica's Bridal Portrait Session ~ 10.18.09

Beautiful location, beautiful bride! Jessica chose Twin Oaks Farm near Springfield, TN for her bridal portrait session. There were so many gorgeous locations to shoot! I’m […]
November 23, 2009

Paula's Bridal Portrait session ~ Cheekwood Botanical Gardens ~ Nashville, TN

Now that she’s a Mrs., I can post some shots from Paula’s bridal portrait session. After a nasty week of rain, we got a beautiful Sunday […]
August 20, 2009

Robyn's Bridal Portrait ~ 8.14.09 ~ St. Louis/Fenton, MO

Now that lil miss sassafras and Schwarzie are married, I can show off the bridal portrait session we shot the day before the wedding in St. […]
June 19, 2009

Rachelle's Bridal Portraits ~ Riverwood Mansion ~ Nashville, TN

Rachelle claimed she didn’t want anything “too pretty.” But with that 1,000 watt smile, who couldn’t capture pretty? Especially at Riverwood Mansion. Her mom, LeeAnn, and […]
December 23, 2008

Sarah M's Bridal Portrait – Benton Chapel, Nashville, TN

Miss Sarah’s wedding gown was late coming in, so we actually shot her bridal portrait the same day as her wedding.  We just started early!  These […]