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.


April 6, 2016
Game of Thrones inspired wedding. Sword, rose gold amethyst ring, Marchesa gown. Shanell Bledsoe Photography. Winter is coming

Game of Thrones Inspiration ~ Knoxville Wedding Photograher

18 days y’all. Season 6 starts in 18 days! Recently, I had an idea to do a wedding inspiration photo shoot with the theme of my favorite show, […]
February 8, 2016
Little girls pink and gold kids Valentine's photo session in Knoxville. Shanell Bledsoe Photography

My Valentine ~ Children’s Portrait Photography ~ Knoxville

If you don’t have a Valentine this year, you can borrow mine. Just bring her back, please! I based my daughter’s Valentine’s photo session around this […]
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 […]
January 11, 2016

Valentine’s Boudoir Mini Sessions scheduled for Jan. 17

Valentine’s Day is less than one month away so it’s time for boudoir mini sessions! This year’s package includes a “quickie” 20 min session, professional makeup by […]
November 24, 2015
Fall autumn engagement photo session at Ijams Nature Center in Knoxville, TN by Shanell Bledsoe Photography. Plum, green, pink

Abby + Tyler . Fall Engagement Photo Session in Knoxville, TN . Ijams Nature Center .

I loved Abby and Tyler’s color choices of green, pink, and plum for their fall engagement photos at Ijams Nature Center. Not that I’m trying to […]
November 5, 2015
Knoxville wedding, bridesmaids, worlds fair park, sunsphere, shanell bledsoe photography, gray, jenny yoo

Amanda + Joe’s Shades of Gray Wedding ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

This was one of those Murphy’s Law days. One where almost anything that could go wrong for me did. My backup gear was lost in transit […]
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 […]

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June 8, 2009

Robyn & Jon ~ Engagement Session

Jon, a.k.a Schwarzie, and Robyn will be wed in St. Louis this August and I can’t wait to shoot their wedding! We got together for engagement […]
April 2, 2009

Mary Beth & Adam's Engagement Session ~ Downtown Knoxville

Mary Beth, Adam and I got to romp around downtown Knoxville for their engagement session. We hit up the Old City, Gay Street and the World’s […]
March 9, 2009

Bledsoe Photography voted "Best Value" by Nashville Brides!

Thanks so much to everyone who voted and thanks to Ashley’s Bride Guide for such an information filled blog! It is truly one of the best […]
November 25, 2008

Jen & Bud Engagement- Round 2!

Jennifer and Bud (and I) really wanted fall leaf photos so we headed out towards Hendersonville for more engagement photos.  I LOVE the colors!
November 11, 2008

Order your Christmas cards now!

Any photo can be used for an adorable Christmas card!  Get your order in early to avoid the rush! Call or email me for pricing info. […]
October 8, 2008

Jennifer & Bud~ Engagement Photos

“OK, gimme a kissy shot!” I’m sure my clients get sick of hearing this, but I guess I’m just a romantic at heart. Enter Jennifer and […]
September 29, 2008

Angela & Adam's engagement session

Angela & Adam are one of those fun, down-to-earth couples that just make you smile! Of course, it’s easy to have fun when we have so […]
September 22, 2008

Emily & T.C.'s engagement session

I’m a country girl from East TN, so when Emily said that T.C. wanted some photos with their tractor, I was all about roaming the fields. […]
September 11, 2008

Allison & Matt's engagement session

Whew! The pretty blue eyes on these two! Meeting Allison & Matt proved it is a small world. Not only did all three of us grow […]
September 11, 2008

Brittany & Mike & the purple tu-tu

The conversation went something like this: Shanell: Cool. I’ll be in a green Honda Passport. Brittany: Ok. I’ll be in a purple tu-tu. What? SCORE! I […]