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WELCOME TO SHANELL BLEDSOE'S BLOG

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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June 9, 2015
Knoxville wedding, stables at Hunter Valley Farm, Shanell Bledsoe Photography, Chastin and Tyler Stinnett

Chastin & Tyler ~ The Stables at Hunter Valley Farm Wedding ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

Congrats to Chastin & Tyler who tied the knot at The Stables at Hunter Valley Farm on May 22nd. (Vendor info to come soon!) ©2015 Shanell […]
April 15, 2015
Bailey Fisk, senior portrait photos in Knoxville, Old City. Gibbs High Senior.

Bailey ~ Gibbs Senior ~ Senior Photos That Don’t Suck!

Bailey was cool about it, but he always is.  (Just look at that handsome smirk!) But his mom confided that his senior photos from school…well…they weren’t […]
March 29, 2015
twins maternity photo session in Knoxville, Shanell Bledsoe Photography

Preview ~ Tara & Anker expecting TWINS!

Just one peek!  This soon-to-be mama of twins froze her tail off for her maternity session yesterday, so she deserves a sneak peek. (and maybe a banana […]
March 23, 2015
Spring family photos portraits in Nashville and Knoxville, coral colors, third birthday, 3 year old

Spring Family Portraits are in full swing in Knoxville and Nashville!

Today the sun is shining and it should hit 70 degrees. Ahhhh! I could not be more ready for spring and that means family portrait time. […]
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 17, 2014

Christmas mini photo sessions in Knoxville set for Nov. 23

I’ll be doing another day of outdoor mini photo sessions on Sunday, Nov. 23rd with a Christmas twist! Please email me via the contact link for […]