Engagement


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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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May 17, 2014

Mary + Daren {engaged} ~ Knoxville engagement & wedding photographer

Mary & Daren will be married in September at Crescent Bend, so we shot their engagement session photos there and then hit downtown for a few […]
May 13, 2014

Bethany & Jonathan ~ Brentwood to Nashville Engagement Session ~ Nashville Wedding Photographer

They met at a mutual friend’s romantic destination wedding in Jamaica.  They shared banana daiquiris on the beach all day and laughs by the villa’s poolside veranda all night… […]
April 23, 2014

Courtney & Andrew’s rustic country engagement photo session – Knoxville Wedding Photographer

Ahhh lovebirds in the spring time! Courtney & Andrew will be getting married in LaFollette this June and I can’t wait to see her as a […]
August 27, 2013

Bronte & Joey ~ Knoxville Engagement Session ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

Gosh, what more could ya want out of a garden engagement session? Beautiful light, an endlessly romantic couple who adore each other and tons of sweet […]
April 4, 2013

Christie + Mike {engaged} ~ Knoxville Wedding and Engagement Photographer

Christie & Mike’s wedding at Knoxville Botanical Gardens is coming up at the end of this month, so we really waited till the last minute for […]
March 20, 2013

Sneak Peek of Danielle & Thomas {engaged!} ~ A Knoxville engagement session ~ Knoxville wedding photographer

It’s been a while…so I wanted to post a quickie peek of Danielle & Thomas’ engagement session this past weekend.  What a beautiful day and a […]
February 24, 2013

Allison + Blake {engaged} on the lake ~ Knoxville Engagement & Wedding Photographer

When Allison told me that Blake had proposed to her after a day of fun on the lake, I knew we had to shoot their engagement […]
October 30, 2012

Kalie & Jeremy {sneak peek!} Knoxville Engagement Photography ~ A Very Converse Engagement Session

Here’s a quick peek of Kalie & Jeremy’s engagement photo session.  We wandered around the Old City just before the UT-Bama game and the weather was […]