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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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April 18, 2016
McCue family spring photos portraits in Knoxville. Shanell Bledsoe Photography

McCue Family – Spring portrait session in Knoxville

I love getting to see these kiddos grow up, even more so in front of my lens! I’ve had the honor of photographing mom & dad […]
April 18, 2016
Marriage proposal at Clarence Brown Theatre, UT, Knoxville wedding photograher

Taylor said yes! Marriage proposal at Clarence Brown Theatre

It’s not often that I get to photograph an actual proposal, so I jumped at the chance when I got the call. Derrick brought Taylor on […]
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 […]
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 […]
October 27, 2015
Callie Corum, Knoxville senior portraits photos, Berean Christian senior, shanell bledsoe photography, casual outdoor, boho, hippie

Callie Corum ~ Berean Senior ~ Knoxville Senior Portrait Photographer

One word that describes Callie?  Happy! Callie is a senior at Berean Christian School and recently won the title of Claiborne County 2015 Miss Fairest of the […]
September 25, 2015

Preview – Natalie’s Senior Photo Session ~ Knoxville Senior Portrait Photography

Just one from Natalie’s senior portrait session. Bring on the class of 2016!