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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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October 24, 2014

New custom wooden USBs & presentation boxes for wedding clients from Artsy Couture!

I will admit it.  I’m a sucker for packaging. So I LOVE these new custom wooden USBs & 5×7 boxes for my wedding clients from Artsy […]
October 13, 2014
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Mary + Daren’s Greek-Arab Wedding at Crescent Bend – Knoxville Wedding Photographer

Mary and Daren’s Greek-Arab Wedding at Crescent Bend in Knoxville I knew it was going to be awesome.  I knew it, but I really didn’t know […]
September 28, 2014

Preview: Mary + Daren – Crescent Bend Wedding – Knoxville Wedding Photographer

Congrats, Mr. & Mrs. Poppen!  More to come soon!
June 20, 2014

Courtney + Andrew ~ LaFollette, TN wedding at The Stables ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

Courtney likes it hot.  I mean, she chose a sunny, 91 degree day in June to marry Andrew, a firefighter.  Fortunately, the only burning was my skin.  Photographers […]
April 23, 2014

Courtney & Andrew’s rustic country engagement photo session – Knoxville Wedding Photographer

Ahhh lovebirds in the spring time! Courtney & Andrew will be getting married in LaFollette this June and I can’t wait to see her as a […]
February 13, 2014

Kristen + Josh ~ A mountaintop wedding in the Smokies at Gatlinburg Mansion

“It took me quite a while to finally pursue Kristen, but getting to be with a woman like her is well worth the wait. I am […]
January 17, 2014

Danielle + Thomas marry in Sevierville ~ Knoxville Sevierville Wedding Photographer

There were so many beautiful weddings, sessions and moments last year that I wanted to share, I just couldn’t keep up! So I’m determined in this […]
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 […]
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 […]