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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.


November 15, 2018

Ronda & Eric’s Smoky Mountain Wedding at The Magnolia

Ronda and Eric’s wedding at The Magnolia Wedding & Events Venue, Pigeon Forge, TN Ronda and Eric live just outside of Raleigh, NC, but chose a […]
December 1, 2017
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Aimee + Montana’s Fall on the Farm Wedding at The Cedars at Carr Farm

I am so happy to share Aimee and Montana’s fall wedding at The Cedars at Carr Farm in Cedar Hill, TN. The Cedars at Carr Farm […]
November 22, 2017
Wedding ceremony at Hollyfield Manor Pond

Amber & Michael’s Wedding at Hollyfield Manor in Richmond, VA

Today I am excited to share Amber and Michael’s beautiful fall wedding at Hollyfield Manor. Hollyfield Manor is a stunning 18th century plantation home rich with history, […]
June 30, 2017
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Part 2 – Stephanie & Sumeeth’s Indian-American Wedding in Music City

Part 2: Stephanie and Sumeeth’s Indian-American fusion wedding at Scarritt Bennett Center – Wightman Chapel and Country Music Hall of Fame Stephanie and Sumeeth’s wedding weekend […]
June 29, 2017
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Stephanie and Sumeeth’s Indian-American Fusion Wedding in Nashville, Music City – Part 1

Stephanie and Sumeeth’s Indian-American fusion wedding weekend in Nashville Music City USA – part 1 #sumeethstephsitup My first Indian-American wedding ever–I will never forget it!  What […]
June 13, 2017
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Taylor + Derrick’s Lookout Mountain Wedding at Grandview

To say the view was breathtaking at Taylor and Derrick’s wedding at Grandview on Lookout Mountain is an understatement.  “Say your vows above the clouds,” was […]
June 3, 2017
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Stephanie’s Bridal Portrait Session at Scarritt Bennett Center’s Wightman Chapel in Nashville

Stephanie and Sumeeth’s lavish Indian wedding weekend began last Thursday with Stephanie’s bridal portrait session at Wightman Chapel at Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville. Wightman Chapel is […]
May 17, 2017

Tori + Zach – Traditional Southern Church Wedding in LaFollette, TN

I’m off to Bermuda to celebrate 15 years with my hubs in less than 24 hours, but I wanted to be sure to get Tori and Zach’s […]

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November 15, 2018

Ronda & Eric’s Smoky Mountain Wedding at The Magnolia

Ronda and Eric’s wedding at The Magnolia Wedding & Events Venue, Pigeon Forge, TN Ronda and Eric live just outside of Raleigh, NC, but chose a […]
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 […]
September 16, 2016
Bride walking with bridesmaids in pink at Hunter Valley Farm

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 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 […]
June 29, 2015
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Preview: Chelsea + Nick

“May you always have walls for the winds, a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you, and all […]
February 26, 2015
Old Hollywood glam art deco wedding at Capitol Theatre in Maryville, TN. Vintage convertible Bel Air, feather centerpieces, crystal chandelier

Lesli + Justin’s Old Hollywood Glamour Wedding at Capitol Theatre, Maryville, TN ~ Valentine’s Day Wedding ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

If you’re going for Old Hollywood glitz and glam with some art deco flair, the Capitol Theatre in Maryville, TN is your place! Lesli & Justin […]
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 […]
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 […]