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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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August 1, 2014

BFF Photo Session with Lauren & Olivia ~ Knoxville Photographer

I remember smothering my face in makeup, dressing up in my mom’s pink and gray taffeta cocktail dress & heels, and taking pictures with my best friend, […]
July 31, 2014

The Clevengers ~ Family Lifestyle Photo Session ~ Knoxville Family Photographer

It’s easy to photograph beautiful kids, but it’s even easier when they are family and I can boss them around.  =)  Not really.  My nieces and […]
May 29, 2014

Sisters, cousins, and a BIG announcement surprise! Knoxville Child Lifestyle Photographer

When these 2 sisters get together with their cousin, you can expect giggles, silly faces and lots of Matilda Jane ruffles! I shot this session with […]
April 5, 2014

2014 Spring mini photo sessions – April 13th! Now booking senior portraits in Knoxville

Thank heavens Spring is finally here! I will be shooting outdoor Spring themed mini photo sessions on April 13th in west Knoxville.  It’s a perfect time […]
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 […]
December 26, 2013

The Buchanan Kids ~ Knoxville Family & Lifestyle Photographer

I’m almost 40, so these young people are still “kids” to me even though the oldest is in college.  Where has the time gone? Heather, Taylor […]
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 […]
October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween from Little Red Riding Hood ~ Knoxville Child & Family Photographer

My very own Little Red Riding Hood donned her cape yesterday for a frolic through the woods to grandma’s house.  (Ok, ok, so maybe we just […]
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 […]