Wedding Photography


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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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September 16, 2016
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Pretty in Pink Wedding at Hunter Valley Farm – Knoxville Wedding Photographer

Faith & Zach’s Wedding at Hunter Valley Farm in Knoxville, Tennessee Faith and Zach’s summer wedding at The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm had some of […]
June 22, 2016
Night photo of bride and groom kissing inside gazebo at The Stables in LaFollette, TN

Whittney + Zach’s Waterfall Wedding at The Stables, LaFollette,TN – Knoxville Wedding Photographer

Whittney & Zach’s Wedding at The Stables in LaFollette, Tennessee Whittney & Zach are such a sweet couple and I was so happy to photograph their […]
June 9, 2016
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Britney and Andrew’s Rainy Day Wedding at Twin Cedar Farm in Rockford TN

Britney & Andrew’s Rainy Day Wedding at Twin Cedar Farm Sometimes rain delays a wedding ceremony. No biggie. Other times it delays and delays and sends […]
June 3, 2016
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Courtney + Caleb’s Vintage Retro Comic Book Themed Wedding ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

Comic book covers. Superhero Pez dispenser wedding favors. Nerf gun toys. Colored pencils and games. These are just a few items that you could find on the […]
May 20, 2016
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Chelsea + Nick – 1 year anniversary photo session in uniform!

Chelsea & Nick were married almost 1 year ago and I was fortunate enough to be their wedding photographer. For the wedding, Nick chose to wear […]
May 17, 2016
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Shelbi + Dominic ~ Pride of the Southland Alumni Wedding at Southern Depot – St. John’s Lutheran

When 2 alumni of UT’s Pride of the Southland Marching Band get married, you’re just gonna hear Rocky Top more than once at their reception! Shelbi, a […]
May 15, 2016
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Sampson’s Hollow wedding ~ Jenny + Ryan + baby Kaiden ~ Walland, TN

Jenny & Ryan’s Wedding at Sampson’s Hollow  The rain came and went. And came. And went. And…well, you get it.  Jenny & Ryan’s wedding ceremony at […]
April 20, 2016
Bride and groom at beautiful sunset, mountaintop

When drummers get married – Zach & Kelly – Faith Promise Church, Knoxville

When I think of traditional churches, I think of arches, pews, bad carpet and even worse lighting. But when you photograph a drummer’s wedding who, like […]
November 5, 2015
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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 […]
September 4, 2015
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Kellie + Nic ~ Rustic Wedding at The Farm – A Gathering Place, Candler, NC ~ Asheville Wedding Photography

Kellie & Nic shared more than a porch as neighbors while they were both in grad school at East Tennessee State University. They actually share the same […]