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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.


February 16, 2015
Old Hollywood theme wedding at Capitol Theatre in Maryville, TN on Valentine's Day. © Shanell Bledsoe Photography

Preview of Lesli + Justin ~ Capitol Theatre Wedding in Maryville, TN ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

My 1st wedding of 2015 was one to beat! Here’s a quick preview of Lesli & Justin’s romantic Old Hollywood glamour theme wedding at the Capitol […]
February 9, 2015
Winter 6 month old photos with family in Knoxville, Tennessee, Shanell Bledsoe

Graham’s 6 month photo session – Winter photos- Knoxville Family Photographer

Warning!  This might be the cutest face you see all week. Little Graham brought his mommy and daddy to see me for his 6 month photos […]
December 23, 2014
Sunset, sun flare, boho, hippie, kids, coral, teal, turquoise, woods, ivy, fall, Knoxville TN child children's photography, Bledsoe Photography

Savannah & Connor ~ Knoxville Child, Family, Lifestyle Photographer

I’m going to need these two to stop growing. I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to photograph Connor and Savannah a couple of times […]
December 9, 2014
Fall, sunset engagement photos in Jonesborough, TN by Bledsoe Photography

Kellie & Nic ~ Jonesborough, TN Engagement Photo Session ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

Kellie & Nic live in Johnson City, TN, and wanted to have their engagement photos taken in nearby Jonesborough, Tennessee’s oldest town.  I had never been […]
December 2, 2014
first anniversary fall photo session in Knoxville, TN. Blue plaid, sapphire promise ring, Bledsoe Photography

Amber + John ~ 1 year anniversary photo session ~ Knoxville Lifestyle Photographer

Amber & John celebrated their 1 year dating anniversary with a photo session in Knoxville followed by a UT game.  I loved her pretty blue plaid […]
November 23, 2014

Ashley + Brad ~ An Orange, Gray & White ‘GO VOLS’ Wedding ~ Legacy Springs Event Center ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

Vol For Life, or #vfl is something one will hear and see quite often here in Knoxville.  And when your blood truly runs orange, it flows into […]
November 18, 2014

Cate + Garren ~ Fall Wedding Reception at Hidden Hollow Resort ~ 11.1.14 ~ Knoxville Chattanooga Wedding Photographer

It’s not often that I get a request to photograph a wedding that has already taken place.  What? Passing on a big bash, Cate & Garren surprised […]

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March 20, 2013

Sneak Peek of Danielle & Thomas {engaged!} ~ A Knoxville engagement session ~ Knoxville wedding photographer

It’s been a while…so I wanted to post a quickie peek of Danielle & Thomas’ engagement session this past weekend.  What a beautiful day and a […]
February 24, 2013

Allison + Blake {engaged} on the lake ~ Knoxville Engagement & Wedding Photographer

When Allison told me that Blake had proposed to her after a day of fun on the lake, I knew we had to shoot their engagement […]
February 13, 2013

Why do an after-the-wedding couple’s or bridal session? {Zac & Rachel’s post-wedding portrait session in Knoxville}

After-the-Wedding couple’s sessions and bridal sessions are becoming the latest trend in wedding photography for many reasons. Did you run out of time on your wedding […]
January 9, 2013

Boudoir Mini Photo Sessions for Valentine’s Day – Knoxville, Tennessee Boudoir Photographer

What’s the perfect, sexy Valentine’s Day gift for him?  A sensual photo collection of his classy lady, of course! Our annual Smitten Boudoir photo sessions for […]
December 31, 2012

Baby Ayla is here! Knoxville Newborn and Baby Photographer

Is there anything more fun that watching your friends bring their first baby into the world? Kara and Justin welcomed baby Ayla Hope on 12-12-12;  the […]
December 4, 2012

The Lindsay Family – Fall Photo Session – Knoxville Family Photographer

The Lindsays are some of my most fave peeps ever.  We met at their friend’s beautiful farm in Crab Orchard, TN for a fall photo session […]
November 27, 2012

Boudoir mini-sessions just in time for Christmas! Knoxville Boudoir Photographer

Naughty or nice?   Both, please! Looking for the perfect gift for your husband, fiance, or boyfriend?  Give him what he really wants for Christmas this […]
November 4, 2012

Paula + Ken’s 3rd Anniversary Session {Sneak Peek} ~ Fall portraits in Knoxville

Every year, Paula & Ken head to the Smoky Mountains for their anniversary and a fall portrait session with me.  I love this tradition!  Last year, […]
October 30, 2012

Kalie & Jeremy {sneak peek!} Knoxville Engagement Photography ~ A Very Converse Engagement Session

Here’s a quick peek of Kalie & Jeremy’s engagement photo session.  We wandered around the Old City just before the UT-Bama game and the weather was […]