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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
Nashville Sangeet Indian wedding

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
bride and groom overlooking Chattanooga Valley at Rock City portrait

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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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
Newborn baby photographer photos in Knoxville TN

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 […]
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 […]
September 19, 2016
One year old triplets family photos in Knoxville

The 3 P’s are 1 year old!

Wow time flies! It seems like these kiddos were just born and now they are rockin’ out their triplet 1 year photos with huge grins, giggles, […]
September 6, 2016
Maternity photos in Little River, Knoxville maternity photography

Baby Girl K is on the way! Maternity photo session in the river – Walland, TN

Manasseh’s maternity photo idea lead us to the Little River in Walland for a nice, cool evening in the water with the family.  Baby K will […]
May 17, 2016
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]