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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.


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
bride in front of Bennett Hall''s stained glass Gothic arch windows nashville Scarritt Bennett

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 […]
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 […]

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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 […]
September 19, 2016
One year old triplets family photos in Knoxville

The 3 P’s are 1 year old!

Wow time flies! It seems like these kiddos were just born and now they are rockin’ out their triplet 1 year photos with huge grins, giggles, […]
February 3, 2016
6 month old twin boy and girl photos portrait session in Knoxville, TN. Shanell Bledsoe Photography, white tutu, pearls, grey gray bow tie

Ava & Beau’s 6 month twin photo session

Remember these tiny little cherubs? Photographing boy and girl twins may have been the highlight of my 2015. Well, they’re 6 months old now and the […]
July 27, 2015
Newborn Baby boy photo session, lots of hair, Knoxville newborn studio photography, shanell bledsoe

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
1 year old birthday photos, Knoxville child and baby photographer, shanell bledsoe photography

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 […]
July 20, 2015
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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!
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, […]
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 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 […]
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 […]