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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
bride and groom in field at the cedars at carr farm aimee and montana sunset

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
bride in front of Bennett Hall''s stained glass Gothic arch windows nashville Scarritt Bennett

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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
December 9, 2014
Fall, sunset engagement photos in Jonesborough, TN by Bledsoe Photography

Kellie & Nic ~ Jonesborough, TN Engagement Photo Session ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

Kellie & Nic live in Johnson City, TN, and wanted to have their engagement photos taken in nearby Jonesborough, Tennessee’s oldest town.  I had never been […]
February 22, 2012

My maternity photo session with Kate Crafton Photography, infertility struggles, and a baby on the way!

I seldom post about personal stuff, but this blog took six long years to write about. My husband and I have struggled with infertility since 2005. […]
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 […]
May 27, 2011

Kimberly & Jim ~ 4.30.11 ~ Thompson’s Station, TN wedding

You know those couples who just look so sweetly at each other and everyone around can see that their love is undeniable?  Kimberly and Jim are […]
September 24, 2010

Julie Anne + Clay ~ A rustic wedding-A rockin' reception! ~ 8.21.10 ~ Nashville Wedding Photographer

I was so happy to be chosen as J+C’s photographer, especially after learning about the reception band they had booked!  After chatting awhile, I realized that […]