Bledsoe Photography
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Knoxville TN 37923
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bronte.darlean


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Best wedding photographer ever!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

I couldn't pick just one. They are all amazing!

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

We talked before the big day about all the shots I wanted and she gave me a ton of beautiful ideas for pictures that I had never thought of. There were times during the day that I forgot she was there because she did such a good job of letting me and my new husband have a little space while she got beautiful candids.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

I felt like there was a ton included. I got engagement pics taken, a DVD with the engagement pics on it, two photographers through out the entire day, and two usb drives full of tons of pics.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

She is so sweet and funny. Did did a great job of making us all laughs and she helps me ease my nerves before I walked down the isle. I had so many people come up to me and tell me how much they loved her.


mkatsikas
Wedding on 2014-09-27


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Engagenent and Wedding photos

What was your favorite wedding photo?

They were all so AMAZING! Her creativity, passion, and vision for photography is absolutely breathtaking!

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

I never even knew she was there. She captured every moment brilliantly. I can look back at the pictures and then entire days story is there. Memories of a lifetime from the candid shots, to the action, to the portraits! Absolutely beautiful.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

After doing research and interviewing several photographers, Bledsoe offered the best package. She was flexible with incorporating additions and supplementing other things we needed or wanted. Her packages include engagement and wedding photos with a USB of both, two photographers, albums, and a Boudoir session if you want it.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

She was so engaging it was like she was part of the family! The day was organized and she made everyone feel so special, like it was everyone's big day (like a true photographer should). I wouldn't have changed the day in any way. Shanell, captured our special day with her talent and gave us a lifetime of gorgeous memories.


rn3838
Wedding on 2013-04-28


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my spring wedding

What was your favorite wedding photo?

Too hard to decide they were all amazing!

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

We had a plan set up before the big day for the posed shots. This minimized the time the wedding party and family had to spend away from the party. She captured all my important moments and special requests.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

Engagement photos with a gorgeous personalized DVD album. My entire wedding day with personalized DVD album and a fabulous photo album scrapbook. Two photographers and full coverage of all events.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Shanell is the most amazing photographer! Professional, reliable, awesome personality, flexible with requests, creative, and so much more. Her creative and professional eye captured the most amazing photos for our engagement and wedding day. She has a passion for her business and her product proves it. She is one of the best investments I ever made!


alexanderia
Wedding on 2013-02-17


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Best wedding photograher and very affordable

What was your favorite wedding photo?

Our photo with Nashville in the background in black and white with my husband kissing my and I'm leaning back holding my train. It is very timeless and vintage, 1920's looking which I love.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

There were so many pictures that I now see she captured that I had no idea she was getting at the time. I had no idea she was at the ceremony or reception. She was extremely discrete but got amazing shots.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

I got 2 sets of DVD's. I received a dvd for printing and dvd for sharing online. I also had her shoot our engagement photos. There were 2 photographers at all times.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

It was as if the photographers were not even there. And when they did have to get folks together for photos it was like they were part of the family and just fit right in with everyone.


Joni Mayville
Wedding on 2012-06-16


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My awesome wedding photos

What was your favorite wedding photo?

My favorite is one of my husband, daughter and I walking away after the ceremony. She caught my daughter skipping. We look so happy. It's a perfect picture.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Shanell has the most awesome attitude. She totally put me at ease during the bride session before the wedding, but during the ceremony I had no clue she was even there. I was amazed she was able to get the shots she did without being right in the middle of everything.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

She just has a great attitude and is super talented. She really seems to enjoy what she does, even when it's 110 degrees outside, and I think that makes a huge difference.


Heather Pezzulo
Wedding on 2010-06-20


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Fabulous Job! Definitely Recommended!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

I chose to wear a cathedral veil during my wedding and we have a series of pictures I call the "veil pics." Whenever I show anyone these photos, the responses are always the same: gasps of awe and big smiles... Everyone loves these pictures! They are so creative and beautiful. One features my veil flowing behind me in the breeze and another has my husband and I kissing while draped underneath. Descriptions really can't give them justice! She also is good at taking opportunities for great shots as they present themselves instead of just taking the "normal" pictures. For example, we were married next to a lake and as dusk fell, a thick fog started to form over the water. Shanel took us to a spot next to the shore and took pictures with the fog and lake behind us. The pictures turned out so beautiful, and so one-of-a-kind.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

She was great! We did bridal party photos before the ceremony to save time between ceremony and reception, and my husband and I didn't want to see each other before the wedding. She did a great job coordinating all the shots without us accidentally running into each other. Also, I was briefly worried after the wedding that she didn't get all the pictures I wanted because I barely noticed her there. Yet when I saw our wedding album for the first time, I realized she went above and beyond to get not only the pictures I wanted, but details I hadn't even thought about beforehand. We were very pleased!

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

We had Shanel and her assistant, and the dvd. Also, her website makes it very easy to order additional prints.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Shanel has a great personality and is very fun to work with. It only takes a few moments with her to feel totally at ease... which is a necessity when taking wedding pictures. Nobody wants to look stiff or uncomfortable in their wedding album! Also, we had an outside ceremony in the middle of summer. Needless to say it was HOT (about 98 degrees outside) and Shanel was very courteous of everyone wearing long dresses and tuxes, making sure the pictures beforehand took as little time as possible so we could get back inside to air-conditioning. Shanel was definitely a trooper and was able to stay in the hot sun for as long as it took to get all the shots we wanted. We appreciate her hard work very much!


Sarah Fowler


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December Wedding Photography Review

What was your favorite wedding photo?

All of my pictures were amazing, but I actually have 3 favorites. Two of these pictures were captured while I was walking down the aisle. In one, I am winking and waving at a family friend who has cancer. We were unsure if he would make it to the wedding, and the picture shows my excitement when I saw him. He is winking and smiling back at me. Another one is of my kissing my 94 year old grandmother who, again, we weren't sure if she would be well enough to come to the wedding. Both of these people mean so much to me and these two pictures will forever be a treasure to me. My last favorite is of my husband and I at an old house where we had wedding party pictures taken. The lighting and effects used on that photograph make it look "old", which was very fitting to the surroundings.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Except for the times when we were taking staged pictures, I never realized she was there. She was able to get amazing shots and still stay back, letting us enjoy our day. I appreciate this SO much. She braved the cold, snowy, icy weather to help me get wonderful memories of my day!

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

A photo album, DVD of our photos and rights to print, as well as a separate session of my choice.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

She was very laid back, calm, and SO funny! Making jokes, allowing us time to enjoy each part of the day, and helping with anything needed made her amazing and so much fun to work with!


Paula Vaughn
Wedding on 2009-11-06


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The Gift Keeps on Giving

What was your favorite wedding photo?

It's so hard to choose just one when there are so many wonderful options to choose from. I guess if I had to narrow it down to one it would be the one I still have as my wallpaper on my computer at work even 9 months later. There is a picture of my husband I sitting in the pews of the old 1900 church we were married in. We're kissing and behind us is the beautiful stained glass window. It really captures such and intimate moment and the beautiful details of the church.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

There are so many pictures Shanell has of the day and I don't even remember seeing her there at that moment. She is extremely professional and yet knows how to get everyone involved in capturing the best memories. It was so nice going through the pictures and being able to see what else was going on that day in the areas I wasn't directly participating in at the time. I was able to see my wedding day from a completely different and absolutely stunning viewpoint. The lighting in the church was very dim because it was so old and we had a night time wedding. Shanell did a fantastic job of taking hundreds of pictures with different settings so that we could make sure we'd have several shots to choose from and to make sure the lighting didn't affect the quality of the outcome of our photos.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

Our wedding package included: engagement photos, boudoir session, photo book of boudoir for groom, bridal portraits, wedding photos, photo book of wedding, DVDs of all sessions

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Shanell has such a great, fun, open minded, creative, and comforting personality. She brought such ease in all the photos we had . She created that atmosphere that we could be natural and act as if we were there alone which allowed us to capture some very special moments. I am so thankful she was there as part of our special day.


Robin Caddell


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The Best Experience!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

There are so many! Shanell took a beautiful shot of my grandparents on the dance floor - their expression is beautiful! I also love a shot she took of our rings on a Christmas tree branch, our guests dancing to "YMCA", a tender look my husband and I shared, one with my shoes and earrings!

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

I hardly knew that Shanell was there. She took control over the "formal" shots, which were done very quickly and efficiently, and the rest of the shots were a surprise! She was everywhere capturing everything, but managed to be invisible!

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

Two photographers, DVD - would have included engagement pics, but I decided not to do them. May have her do some boudoir photos for an anniversary present for my hubby!

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Shanell is not only highly professional, but she has such a magnetic personality that she makes people feel comfortable and at ease. She understands the stress of a wedding day and tries to ease that pressure! Her presence at my wedding was such a gift! I wouldn't and couldn't imagine anyone doing a better job. I work in the bridal industry and recommend her highly to everyone!


Jennifer Nichols


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We love Bledsoe Photography!:)

What was your favorite wedding photo?

I had so many to choose from, but my favorites (aside from the one she took of our dog in his tuxedo:)) were the series she took right after we were married and had walked down the aisle. There was a small walk back to the guest house on the property where we had our outdoor wedding, and she kept taking pictures of us walking away while everyone else was leaving the ceremony. She really captured those private first moments as husband and wife beautifully, and we had no idea she was there! I think she just has this intuition about moments like that!

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Like the rest of the brides on here, we barely knew she was there. She is so awesome with candids and at the same time, she manages to get the important family photos and anything else you want. It seems like she manages to be everywhere at once!

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

We bought the package with an engagement session, 6 hours of wedding coverage, and a DVD with rights to print. I think we also get one photo album. She has incredible pricing and it really is such a great value! The best part is that she is so organized. She posted our pictures in her viewing gallery a little over a week after the wedding!

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

I met Shanell a while back and knew that she had worked with weddings in bridal shops, etc. for many years. She truly knows the industry, loves what she does, and you can really see it in her work! She shot my little sister's wedding last October, so my family was very familiar with Shanell for my wedding, and they just absolutely love her! To them and me as well, there would be no other photographer shooting my wedding:) lol! She has a calming personality, and it transfers to her clients. My wedding was outside and unseasonably hot, so everyone was "glistening" by the time we had taken some pictures. Shanell tried to make everyone as comfortable as possible, finding spots out of the direct sunlight and taking small breaks. She is so creative, and we just all truly appreciate her dedication to getting the best shot, and her comfortable, easy-going presence. Coming from a family who has had the pleasure of working with Shanell at two weddings now, you will not be disappointed if you choose her to document your special day!!!!


Crystal West
Wedding on 2010-06-05


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THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHER IN THE WORLD!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

My favorite wedding photo was when Shanell had my husband dip me, while my sister threw up in the air my cathedral length veil to catch the wind. It is very whimsical. And it just catches emotion, its def. my favorite picture.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Shanell was everywhere taking pictures. Which is what I wanted, I wanted a photographer that would be everywhere taking pictures, and capturing my special day. And to tell you the truth I didn't even really notice her too much throughout the whole entire event. I was just having to much fun. Shanell is in my opinion, the best photographer you could ask for!

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

In my package, I had engagement picture session and DVD of all the shots taken, up to 6 hours of wedding day photography shots and a DVD of that as well. The rights to all my pictures, so I can take them anywhere I want to, in order to get them printed out. And a Coffee Table Book that Shanell creates with 50 to 60 photos of the important high lights of the wedding. All this was included in my package!

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Shanell was a hit at the wedding! Everyone loved her; they just thought that she was awesome! And I mean, once you meet Shanell, it is hard not to love her! Seriously, if you are in the market of finding that perfect photographer, that has new and fun ideas. SHANELL IS THE ONE TO GO WITH!


Abigail Lyon


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Shanell Bledsoe

What was your favorite wedding photo?

My favorite photo, If I must pick just one, would be of my big brother giving me a hug. Shanell really captured the feeling of that moment. With my back to the camera, the photo was really about my brother's sincere love. My veil tucked beneath his arms as he wrapped them around me, his face showing emotion like I've never experienced.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Shanell captured every special moment of the day and every little detail of the wedding that we wanted to cherish. She stayed in touch with me from the first time we met up to the day of the wedding to make sure she knew what we wanted. And when the day came, she was well organized and the group shots ran smoothly. Her ideas for for action shots were fun and original. The ceremony shots were perfectly detailed and I never even knew she was near. (I was too focused on my hubby :))

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

In our wedding package we had a photo session (engagement, bridal, or trash the dress), 8 hours of wedding day coverage, a CD with proofs and the rights to print, and a 16x20 mounted print! Our package also included the BEST photographer ever and she brought an assistant with her on the day of the wedding.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Shanell was very professional and easy to work with. My husband and I instantly connected with her the first time we met and knew we wanted her as our photographer. We didn't consult with any other photographer after we met with her! She has a great personality and everyone in the bridal party and family enjoyed working with her. She's organized and has a calming personality, and that's what every bride needs on the most important day of her life!!


Melissa McCormack


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Creative, fun, beautiful, affordable photography

What was your favorite wedding photo?

Wow, I could never pick just one. But one of my favorites is a shot of my husband and I and exchanging vows. We're facing each other, under beautiful white arches and magnolia trees. Our minister is in the background, and it's perfectly framed - and at the bottom right of the shot is our 3-year-old ring bearer, lying on his stomach, propped up on his elbows, gazing up at us oh-so-earnestly. :)

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Shannell is such a pro. My husband told me after the wedding that he hadn't understood why I'd wanted to hire a photographer (vs. relying on Grandma's film) until he saw Shannell in action. She was everywhere, capturing everything, and never getting in anyone's way! She captured so many candid moments that I didn't get to witness myself while I was caught up in the rush of everything going on. She got my face while I teared up dancing with my Dad, my husband's grin when I first started down the aisle, my cousin's intense concentration while he showed up everybody on the dancefloor...having these moments captured in photos is priceless. And the portraits are fabulous, too! Some of my favorites are of the entire wedding party, and those are hard shots to do well. Shannell is fun and creative, and she immediately picked up on our spirit and the spirit of our wedding, and captured that spirit. The pictures she took were exactly what I was hoping for from my wedding photography.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

There were lots of packages to pick from, including some a-la-carte options. The package I selected included a choice of either bridal portraits or an engagement session, plus 8 hours of wedding day coverage (with a choice to add on more), plus a 20-page (front and back!) wedding book for my husband and I, and two 10-page books for each of our sets of parents, PLUS a 16x20 of our choice! And we chose to add on our own copies of DVDs that included digital jpegs of ALL the pictures with a right-to-print form from Shannell. I love having all the pictures on my computer! I've had a different wedding picture desktop just about every week for the last 3 months. :)

I shopped around a LOT before deciding on Shannell, and her packages were by far the best value I found for the amazing quality she provides.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Shannell is personable, easy-going, and super easy to get along with. My wedding party loved how easy she was to work with! And it made my day SO much less stressful knowing I didn't have to worry about how the picture-sessions went. She treated my like a princess, which is just what a bride loves on her wedding day. :)


Jenny Wingard


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Shanell was wonderful!!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

There were so many great photos, it is hard to pick one. But she did take the most beautiful photo of the groom's niece that I think the whole family will have hanging in their houses because it was so beautiful.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

I really wanted a lot of candid photos, and she took a lot of photos that I didn't know she had until I saw the website. There were some times that I knew she was there, but overall she blended well into the crowd and got some amazing shots.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

We had a really small wedding, so I just needed the smallest package possible. I paid $450 plus tax and received a CD with all of the shots and that paid for three hours of service, which was perfect. We didn't have an engagement shot or a photo book, but I didn't want those anyway. The package fit perfectly in our budget and the photos were exactly what we wanted.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

The groom is definitely camera-shy, but Shanell made him comfortable just by letting him be himself and by taking candid photos of him when he didn't know it. There were a few times she asked us to pose in certain ways that weren't necessarily natural to us, but in the end produced great photos, so I am glad she did that. She brought a lot of expertise to the wedding in terms of the photography.


alicia pickett


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Outstanding! Unique! And completely Personable!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

My ultimate request for photographs was that they not look typical. My husband and I very much enjoy our life and the people we surround ourselves with, I wanted our photos to reflect that.

My favorite picture is of my husband and I kissing downtown nashville, TN in front of a wall with a huge mural of Nashville and all that it represents on it. The background is full of color and life b/c it's a brick wall that has been painted. Standing behind us are 7 bridesmaids all dressed in black with beautiful colored flowers everywhere. And 7 groomsmen in Top hats and Tails canes and gloves standing next to the ladies. The picture was so much fun to take and seemed to capture our life.

I also loved the photos we took at the Hard Rock, near the Trolley, at the milk shop place and near the river.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Shanell is amazing at what she does. She will go to great lengths to get the shot she wants. 1/2 the time you don't even realize your picture is being taken. She captures truly who you are and the day of the event. All the joy and happiness. All the life and memories. Same is true for posed photos. The atmosphere is very relaxed and professional.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

I received a bridal photo session with my package. Due to our move shortly after the wedding.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

The whole process was relaxed and enjoyable. She stayed on schedule and was very flexible when unique opportunities came up.


Tamera Hawkins


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I'd definitely recommend Bledsoe Photography!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

One of my favorites was of my husband and son each kissing one of my cheeks as I grinned.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Looking back at my wedding album I don't know how one photographer was able to take so many pictures and seemingly be in multiple places at the same time. But Shanell blended right in. I came across several pictures that were taken when I wasn't even aware she had been around.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

I decided on the all day package. Shanell arrived at my place in the morning to follow my sisters and me through my hair and make-up sessions and she stayed until later that evening, when I felt that we taken all the pictures I wanted.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

I had several family members comment on Shanell's professionalism and thoughtfulness. Again, she blended right in.


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