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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.


April 6, 2016
Game of Thrones inspired wedding. Sword, rose gold amethyst ring, Marchesa gown. Shanell Bledsoe Photography. Winter is coming

Game of Thrones Inspiration ~ Knoxville Wedding Photograher

18 days y’all. Season 6 starts in 18 days! Recently, I had an idea to do a wedding inspiration photo shoot with the theme of my favorite show, […]
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 […]
November 5, 2015
Knoxville wedding, bridesmaids, worlds fair park, sunsphere, shanell bledsoe photography, gray, jenny yoo

Amanda + Joe’s Shades of Gray Wedding ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

This was one of those Murphy’s Law days. One where almost anything that could go wrong for me did. My backup gear was lost in transit […]
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 […]

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October 24, 2014

Colby Jones ~ Halls High Senior Portrait ~ Knoxville Senior Photographer

This kid.  This kid has too many accolades to mention. Today’s senior is Colby Jones, from Halls High School in Knoxville.  Colby is a star football athlete […]
October 9, 2014

Chelsea + Nick’s engagement session on the lake ~ Knoxville engagement photography

My job basically rocks. While I knew that already, it is especially fun when I can “work” on a sunny afternoon at the lake.  Chelsea & […]
October 6, 2014

Fall Mini Photo Sessions in Knoxville set for 10/19 & 10/26

Get your Christmas card photos out of the way early and book your fall mini photo session in Knoxville now! This year, sessions will start at […]
October 1, 2014

Peek of Baby Briley on the way!

I’m so stinkin’ excited for these two!  Here’s a preview of Allie & Robbie’s maternity photo session. Baby Briley will be here soon!
August 21, 2014

Shepherd Family ~ Knoxville Family Lifestyle Photography

Sharon, Darrell and their daughter, Amber, had not had a family photo made since Amber was little bitty.  I’m glad they chose me to remedy that! […]
August 5, 2014

Sneak Peek ~ Kaley’s Senior Portrait Photo Session ~ Farragut Senior ~ Knoxville Senior Photographer

If only I had half of her guitar talent, I’d be happy.  What a beauty too! Here’s a sneak peek of Farragut senior, Kaley Troop’s senior […]
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 […]
July 29, 2014

Hannah & Steven {maternity} baby belly session ~ Knoxville Maternity Photographer

Here are a few shots from Hannah & Steven’s maternity ~ baby belly session in the gardens. This is yet another couple that have overcome infertility. I think […]
July 25, 2014

Cap’n Baby Barry’s Sneak Peek ~ Knoxville Newborn Photography

Captain Baby Barry was all smiles yesterday!  Here’s a sneak peek of lil man’s newborn session.