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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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February 29, 2012

Miss G is getting a baby sister! Nashville Family & Maternity Photographer

Remember Miss G?  Well, she is growing up fast and she is ready to meet her baby sister who will arrive this May.  We had a little […]
February 28, 2012

Well, hello Mollie! Nashville & Knoxville Maternity Photography

I am trying hard to get all the last minute things done before I begin maternity leave next week and I couldn’t forget to blog this […]
February 18, 2012

Paula & Ken’s 2nd Anniversary Session ~ Cades Cove ~ Knoxville Portrait Photographer

Fall in East Tennessee…what could be more beautiful? Paula & Ken have spent 2 anniversaries here and I love capturing their weekend celebrations.  Not only are […]
January 17, 2012

We’ve won the 2012 Bride’s Choice Award from Wedding Wire! ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

How Exciting! Thanks everyone!
January 5, 2012

Justin & Sarah {engaged} ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

These two have more talent and creativity than should be legal!  Justin is a musician, a composer, gymnast, dancer and choreographer while Sarah also shares the […]
December 30, 2011

Ashley & C.R. ~ A fall country wedding in 2 states!

Ashley & CR’s wedding day spanned 2 states.  The ceremony was held at Sulphur Spring Baptist Church in Franklin, KY, and the reception took place on […]
December 16, 2011

Elaina & Andrew’s Big Fat Greek Wedding ~ Nashville Wedding Photography ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

After meeting at MTSU’s Kappa Sigma, Elaina & Andrew bonded over mutual friends and their Greek heritage.  They shared a 7 year courtship before deciding to […]
December 8, 2011

Erin + Kamron {engaged!} ~ Arrington Vineyards Engagement Session ~

When I need fashion advice, I call Erin.  When I want an opinion on a possible wedding venue to purchase, I call Erin.  When I have […]
December 4, 2011

Courtney & Ruf {married!} Hunter Valley Farm ~ Knoxville wedding photography

Courtney & Ruf were married back in August (yes, I’m that far behind on blogging!) at Hunter Valley Farm in Knoxville.  The fuschia and orange colors […]
November 16, 2011

Rachel & Josh {married!} ~ Nashville Wedding Photography

It was such a beautiful day in Gallatin at Pick Inn where Rachel & Josh were wed.  Rachel chose blue, green and orange for her colors […]