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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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November 7, 2013

Fall Family Portrait & Christmas Card Sessions are in full swing in Knoxville! ~ Knoxville Family Photographer

There is nothing like fall in East Tennessee!  The colors, the weather, the football…it’s all exciting! I have been shooting tons of fall portrait sessions in […]
November 2, 2013

Fall Family Photo & Christmas Card Mini Sessions ~ Knoxville Family Photographer

It’s that time again! Fall mini-photo sessions will be this Sunday, Nov. 3rd and next Sunday, Nov. 10th in Knoxville.  This year, packages start at only […]
July 31, 2013

Pezzulo Family ~ Knoxville Family Portrait Photographer

What a precious family! Here are a handful of my favorites from my family portrait session with the Pezzulo fam at Knoxville Botanical Gardens.  With Mommy’s […]
April 16, 2013

Mommy & Me mini photo sessions scheduled for May 4th in Knoxville ~ Mother’s Day!

This will be my 2nd Mother’s Day as a mommy! To celebrate, I’ll be offering Mommy & Me mini photo sessions just for moms and their […]
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 […]
December 4, 2012

The Lindsay Family – Fall Photo Session – Knoxville Family Photographer

The Lindsays are some of my most fave peeps ever.  We met at their friend’s beautiful farm in Crab Orchard, TN for a fall photo session […]
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.
September 27, 2012

Noga Family ~ Knoxville Family Lifestyle Photography

Little Anthony was a trooper for our session!  He even let us know he was over it by signing “All done.”  =)  Such a cute little […]
February 29, 2012

Miss G is getting a baby sister! Nashville Family & Maternity Photographer

Remember Miss G?  Well, she is growing up fast and she is ready to meet her baby sister who will arrive this May.  We had a little […]