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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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July 25, 2014

Cap’n Baby Barry’s Sneak Peek ~ Knoxville Newborn Photography

Captain Baby Barry was all smiles yesterday!  Here’s a sneak peek of lil man’s newborn session.
April 7, 2014

Baby Malachi has arrived! Knoxville newborn photographer

Little Mr. Malachi was the perfect sleepy gentleman for our newborn session at his house.  (Yes, I make house calls for newborn photo sessions.  It’s MUCH […]
February 8, 2014

Valentine’s Day Kissing Booth Photos ~ Miss Figgy’s sneak peek

My sweet hubby built this Kissing Booth for me for Valentine’s Day photos.  Isn’t it adorable? Miss Figgy stopped by today for a few chocolate kisses […]
July 31, 2013

Baby Jack has arrived! {Knoxville Newborn Photographer}

Baby Jack is here!   As soon as I knew he was a boy, I ordered the orange and white elf hat.  Little man is ready […]
December 31, 2012

Baby Ayla is here! Knoxville Newborn and Baby Photographer

Is there anything more fun that watching your friends bring their first baby into the world? Kara and Justin welcomed baby Ayla Hope on 12-12-12;  the […]
October 24, 2012

The Wilhite Family ~ Knoxville Family Portrait Photographer ~ Fall Family Portraits & Christmas Card Sessions

Here’s a sneak peek of the Wilhite’s fall family photo session in Knoxville.  Little Savannah is 9 months old and such a joy!  I couldn’t get […]
October 16, 2012

Baby Zoe ~ Knoxville Newborn Photography

Sweet Baby Zoe is here!  Here’s a sneak peek of our session with her and her proud mommy & daddy, Scott & Amy.
February 22, 2012

My maternity photo session with Kate Crafton Photography, infertility struggles, and a baby on the way!

I seldom post about personal stuff, but this blog took six long years to write about. My husband and I have struggled with infertility since 2005. […]
August 10, 2011

Family & kid sessions ~ Knoxville & Nashville Family Photography

Terrible.  I am terrible at keeping up with blogging every session.  I am terrible at marketing my work.  I am terrible at selling!  *sigh*  A successful […]
April 23, 2011

The Ervins welcome baby Westley ~ Knoxville newborn photography

It feels like we waited forever for this little monkey to arrive.  I used to spend my Thursday nights at his mommy and daddy’s house watching […]