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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 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 […]
May 21, 2014

Sneak Peek! Boho Styled Bridal Shoot in Knoxville

Here’s a quick peek of my boho styled bridal photo session from Monday.  I LOVED the jewel tones, gold utensils, and Moroccan lanterns hanging from the trees! […]
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… […]
May 8, 2014

Tiffany ~ Oak Ridge High Senior Outdoor and Track Portrait Session ~ Knoxville Senior Portrait Photographer

Beautiful.  Smart.  Athletic.  Talented.  Kind hearted.  Did I mention beautiful?  All in one package?  It’s not fair. Tiffany is a senior track althlete at Oak Ridge High […]
May 6, 2014

Renee & Ryan ~ Hot Air Balloon Themed Wedding Reception at Hunter Valley Farm ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

 Renee & Ryan said, “I do,” on April 12th with a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony at Hunter Valley Farm in Knoxville after what felt like a looooong engagement. […]
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 […]
April 16, 2014

It’s time to book those SENIOR PORTRAITS in Knoxville!

Yes, I photograph seniors too!  And Knoxville senior portrait sessions for the spring are filling up fast!  It’s always fun to play up each senior’s individual […]

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February 9, 2011

Paula + Ken ~ Knoxville Lifestyle Photography

P+K celebrated their first wedding anniversary at Butterfly Gap Retreat in the shadow of the beautiful Smoky Mountains in Maryville, TN.  I’m so glad they chose […]
January 10, 2011

Emily's 'Chihuly' Bridal Portrait Session ~ Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, Nashville, TN

Just wanted to share a few shots from Emily’s awesome bridal session that we shot back in October at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens.  (Yes, October.  That’s the […]
December 28, 2010

Gil Elvgren Pin-Up Sessions ~ Knoxville Pinup & Boudoir Photography

I have some really brave friends! A few months back during one of many girls nights, my friend Maria broke out her awesome new calendar with […]
December 13, 2010

Allie & Mommy ~ My favorite Kiwis! ~ Nashville children's photography

Allie and her mommy, Sarah wanted to do a secret mommy-daughter session for daddy.  So before they took off on a cross-country tour with Rapture Ruckus, (daddy’s […]
December 9, 2010

It's Christmas, baby! ~ Knoxville newborn photographer

I’ll be officially blogging the Lowe Family session later, but I had to share this precious little 8-day-old monkey RIGHT NOW! Welcome to the world, Baby […]
December 7, 2010

Amy + Scott's Engagement Session ~ Knoxville engagement & wedding photographer

If I got to choose, I would have sparkling blue eyes just like Amy’s.  She and Scott chose UT Botanical Gardens for their engagement session location […]
December 2, 2010

The Wards ~ Nashville & Knoxville Lifestyle Photography

I’m trying my best to catch up on editing and blogging weddings, but I wanted to share a few shots from this fun lifestyle / couple […]
November 7, 2010

Eli & Trey ~ Fall portrait session ~ Knoxville children's photography

This is my third opportunity to photograph these rambunctious, adorable brothers.  Eli and Trey love to play sports and wrestle, so as with most little guys, […]
July 26, 2010

Gentry Faith is here! ~ Nashville Newborn/Baby Photography

Congrats to Adam and Angela on the birth of their first baby, Miss Gentry!  She was born on June 2nd, weighed 7 lbs, and was 19.75 […]