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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.


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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December 26, 2013

The Buchanan Kids ~ Knoxville Family & Lifestyle Photographer

I’m almost 40, so these young people are still “kids” to me even though the oldest is in college.  Where has the time gone? Heather, Taylor […]
December 23, 2013

Beth + Kurt ~ A Rainy Wedding at Twin Cedar Farm ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

“And the rain, rain, rain came down, down, down…” My daughter is obsessed with the original Winnie the Pooh movie so this little song was stuck […]
December 14, 2013

Sneak Peek of Sweet Baby Stephens ~ Knoxville Maternity & Baby Photographer

Sweet Baby J will be here before we know it!  Here’s a sneak peek of Mommy Rachel and Daddy Zac’s maternity session with their little princess […]
November 7, 2013

Fall Family Portrait & Christmas Card Sessions are in full swing in Knoxville! ~ Knoxville Family Photographer

There is nothing like fall in East Tennessee!  The colors, the weather, the football…it’s all exciting! I have been shooting tons of fall portrait sessions in […]
October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween from Little Red Riding Hood ~ Knoxville Child & Family Photographer

My very own Little Red Riding Hood donned her cape yesterday for a frolic through the woods to grandma’s house.  (Ok, ok, so maybe we just […]
October 10, 2013

Tonya + Dr. Kevin ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer ~ Campbell Station Park Wedding

An intimate wedding with no guests…ahhh!  Just what the doctor ordered! (pun totally intended) Dr. Kevin and nurse Tonya opted for a very personal, small ceremony […]
August 27, 2013

Bronte & Joey ~ Knoxville Engagement Session ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

Gosh, what more could ya want out of a garden engagement session? Beautiful light, an endlessly romantic couple who adore each other and tons of sweet […]
August 15, 2013

Mrs. Pressly {Bridal Portrait} ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

I posted Allison & Blake’s wedding recently and here are a few from her garden bridal portrait session yesterday.  Yes, yesterday.  I was too excited! xoxo
August 13, 2013

Beth + Kurt {Sneak Peek!} ~ Twin Cedar Farms Wedding ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

Here’s a quick sneak peek for ya, Beth & Kurt! The rain storms on Saturday at Twin Cedar Farm just made for pretty skies and an […]