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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
Indian groom and American bride leave in rain scarritt bennett wedding nashville photographer

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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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 […]
May 2, 2016
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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 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 […]
November 24, 2015
Fall autumn engagement photo session at Ijams Nature Center in Knoxville, TN by Shanell Bledsoe Photography. Plum, green, pink

Abby + Tyler . Fall Engagement Photo Session in Knoxville, TN . Ijams Nature Center .

I loved Abby and Tyler’s color choices of green, pink, and plum for their fall engagement photos at Ijams Nature Center. Not that I’m trying to […]
August 26, 2015
Triplet maternity photo session in Knoxville, Tn. 3 peas. Shanell Bledsoe Photography. Clothesline, big sister

The 3 P’s ~ Expecting Triplets ~ Knoxville Maternity Photographer

The 3 P’s are expecting 3 more P’s very soon! Big sister, Ayla let me know by repeating “Elliemayacade!  Elliemayacade!” I soon figured out that her little […]
July 27, 2015
Newborn Baby boy photo session, lots of hair, Knoxville newborn studio photography, shanell bledsoe

Baby Cape ~ Knoxville Newborn Photographer

Sweet baby Cape came to see me at just 2 weeks old for his newborn photo session. He brought his beautiful head of hair and big […]
July 20, 2015
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Baby smiles ~ peek of Sam’s 9 month session ~ Knoxville baby photographer

Lil Sam-I-Am turned 9 months old recently and stopped by the studio in Knoxville for photos to celebrate. Just a peek-a-boo!
March 29, 2015
twins maternity photo session in Knoxville, Shanell Bledsoe Photography

Preview ~ Tara & Anker expecting TWINS!

Just one peek!  This soon-to-be mama of twins froze her tail off for her maternity session yesterday, so she deserves a sneak peek. (and maybe a banana […]