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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 20, 2016
first anniversary photos in wedding dress and Army dress blues - knoxville tn

Chelsea + Nick – 1 year anniversary photo session in uniform!

Chelsea & Nick were married almost 1 year ago and I was fortunate enough to be their wedding photographer. For the wedding, Nick chose to wear […]
May 17, 2016
bride and groom pinky swear promise ring close up knoxville wedding

Shelbi + Dominic ~ Pride of the Southland Alumni Wedding at Southern Depot – St. John’s Lutheran

When 2 alumni of UT’s Pride of the Southland Marching Band get married, you’re just gonna hear Rocky Top more than once at their reception! Shelbi, a […]
May 15, 2016
bride and groom on tree swing, ring close up

Sampson’s Hollow wedding ~ Jenny + Ryan + baby Kaiden ~ Walland, TN

Jenny & Ryan’s Wedding at Sampson’s Hollow  The rain came and went. And came. And went. And…well, you get it.  Jenny & Ryan’s wedding ceremony at […]
May 2, 2016
Farm, flower, field, engagement, photos, white pine, knoxville, tn, wedding

Faith & Zach – Farm Engagement Photo Session in White Pine, TN

When Faith said she and fiance, Zach would like to do their engagement photos at her family’s vacation property in White Pine, TN, I was thrilled! I […]
April 30, 2016
Berean Christian School prom 2016, royal modest dress, Callie Corum, capitol theatre, Maryville, Tennessee

Callie & Issac – Berean Christian Prom 2016 – Capitol Theatre

Just a few images of Callie & her sweetheart, Issac before last night’s Berean Christian Prom at Capitol Theatre in Maryville, Tennessee. It was so fun to […]
April 20, 2016
Bride and groom at beautiful sunset, mountaintop

When drummers get married – Zach & Kelly – Faith Promise Church, Knoxville

When I think of traditional churches, I think of arches, pews, bad carpet and even worse lighting. But when you photograph a drummer’s wedding who, like […]
April 18, 2016
McCue family spring photos portraits in Knoxville. Shanell Bledsoe Photography

McCue Family – Spring portrait session in Knoxville

I love getting to see these kiddos grow up, even more so in front of my lens! I’ve had the honor of photographing mom & dad […]
April 18, 2016
Marriage proposal at Clarence Brown Theatre, UT, Knoxville wedding photograher

Taylor said yes! Marriage proposal at Clarence Brown Theatre

It’s not often that I get to photograph an actual proposal, so I jumped at the chance when I got the call. Derrick brought Taylor on […]

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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 […]
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 […]
October 12, 2011

Rachel & Josh : engaged ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

It seems like forever since I shot Rachel & Josh’s sweet engagement session in Knoxville.  They are the cutest little couple! I am behind on blogging […]
August 4, 2011

Becky & Adam’s Culleoka Wedding and Firehouse Reception ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

Becky & Adam were married June 11 at Friendship Baptist Church in Culleoka, TN.  Never heard of it?  Neither had I!  It’s a cute little town […]
July 12, 2011

Allie & Robbie’s gazebo wedding at Dara’s Garden ~ Knoxville Wedding Photograper

“Is that Carolina blue?”  That’s all I had to ask to get the groomsmen on my side.  Carolina blue was everywhere from the guys socks to […]
June 24, 2011

Courtney & Ruf ~ Clarksville Engagement Session

Courtney & Ruf invited me to Clarksville, TN to shoot their engagement photos on Ruf’s family property.  There were so many options for great spots, I […]