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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
bride and groom kissing in vintage Buick Eight

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
wedding at historic southern railway station in knoxville tn

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
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 […]
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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January 10, 2011

Emily's 'Chihuly' Bridal Portrait Session ~ Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, Nashville, TN

Just wanted to share a few shots from Emily’s awesome bridal session that we shot back in October at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens.  (Yes, October.  That’s the […]
November 17, 2010

Cassandra + Aaron 10.23.10 Nashville wedding photography

Ever since I was little, I’ve wanted a backyard with a secret garden.  Alive with color, buzzing insects and shimmering lights.  Well, Cassandra and Aaron have […]
September 8, 2010

Tara & Thomas ~ 8.14.10 ~ Nashville Wedding Photographer

It seriously felt like a sauna the day Tara & Thomas said “I do” in Nashville!  But thanks to wonderful planning by the folks at The […]
July 19, 2010

Morgan's Bridal Portrait Session at Cedarwood ~ Nashville Wedding Photography

Now that the wedding has past, I can post Morgan’s bridal portraits!  We shot her session at Cedarwood in Nashville, the same location as the wedding. […]
June 17, 2010

Morgan & Michael ~ A Rainy Delay! 5.30.10 ~ Nashville Wedding Photographer

Sometimes you gotta wait it out. And that’s just what we did as the rain fell at Cedarwood for Morgan and Michael’s big day. Luckily, M+M […]
June 9, 2010

Jade & Nathan ~ 5.22.10 ~ Nashville Wedding Photography

Twas a HOT day in Hohenwald when Jade and Nathan tied the knot. Our plans for outdoor photos in the field at their reception site were […]
June 6, 2010

Erin & James' wedding in the flood! 5.1.10 Nashville Wedding Photography

Some couples worry about rain on their wedding day, especially when the ceremony is planned for outdoors. Well…how to you plan around a wedding in the […]
October 19, 2009

Loni & Brandon ~ Hendersonville, TN wedding ~ 10.10.09

Brrr! It was the first super chilly day of fall as Loni & Brandon tied the knot in Hendersonville. We planned to shoot the wedding party […]
September 23, 2009

Michelle & Tim’s wedding ~ Nashville, TN ~ 8.29.09

Details, details, details! I love the little details! Michelle & Tim worked with Jennifer Milam of Reveal Event Style to create a posh setting for the […]
August 11, 2009

Heather & Matthew ~ 7.25.09 ~ Gallatin, TN wedding

I’ve often said that once you’ve lived on a tour bus with someone, you are family. By that definition, Matthew is family! We met when we […]