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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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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 […]
February 28, 2012

Well, hello Mollie! Nashville & Knoxville Maternity Photography

I am trying hard to get all the last minute things done before I begin maternity leave next week and I couldn’t forget to blog this […]
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. […]
September 13, 2011

Coming soon…Arianna! Knoxville Maternity Photography

Brent & Dana are ready for little princess #2!  Baby Arianna is due anytime so I better post this session now.  Big sis, Bella cannot wait […]
April 21, 2010

Penny Lane is on the way ~ Maternity Photography in Nashville

By far one of my most memorable weddings to shoot was that of Brittany and Mike with little Micah in tow! We are talking a LOST […]
March 3, 2010

LaResa & Brandon's maternity session ~ Nashville, TN

LaResa & Brandon are having a girl! Little Miss Kyndal is expected soon. I bet she will be just as photogenic as her mommy and daddy. […]
January 25, 2010

Melissa's Maternity Portrait Session ~ Nashville, TN

Melissa and Dan are expecting a baby girl very soon! At photo-time, they had not yet decided on name, so we played around with pink bows, […]
July 16, 2009

Shannon's maternity session 6.22.09

Shannon and I have been friends since high school, when she used to drive me to class almost every sleepy morning. Back when her world was […]
December 23, 2008

Tami’s Maternity Photos

BELLIES! I shot Tami and Andronicus’ wedding earlier this year, so when Tami called to say she was ready for maternity photos, I was elated!  I […]
July 2, 2008

Dana & Brent maternity photos

My dear friends Dana & Brent blessed me a few weeks ago by letting me shoot their maternity photos as we all impatiently awaited the arrival […]