- the one behind the lens that is probably bigger than my face
- a Certified Professional Photographer,
awarded by Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
- a wife and girl mom
- a proud lighting nerd
- my morning coffee
- dance, theatre, music, and all things artsy
- living in the beauty of east Tennessee
- UT Football!

My photography career started in 2007. Since then, my mission has been to capture every precious moment, both candid & posed, without being obtrusive.
 I specialize in providing a full service wedding photography experience. From the first email to the final album & art delivery, you will be guided & assisted in each step of this journey with the personal service of a seasoned professional. I believe wholeheartedly that your images should be printed, shared, passed down, and loved - not stored on a hard drive.
I am licensed to photograph in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Looking the perfect Smoky Mountain wedding venue for an elopement or a photo session? Just ask!


Hey there!
I'm Shanell, a wedding, boudoir, and portrait
photographer based in Knoxville, TN

My husband and I have been married since 2002 and have 2 of the most beautiful blonde kids you've ever seen
(I'm not biased at all). 
We spent 6 long years dealing with infertility, and I have a real soft spot for couples who struggle with it.

fun facts

Photography is my second career. I have a degree in music business management and toured for years with music artists. 
My first loves are music and dance, which is why if there's a beat, I'll be dancing!

I once shot a wedding on my due date. I took along a packed hospital bag and backed into a parking space at the wedding venue in case I had to
"exit stage right" quickly.

Imagine those swollen cankles at the end of the night!

When I am not working, I like to travel, spend time with my kiddos, and attend photography workshops and conferences to further my education.

I have a tendency to be a lighting nerd...don't hold it against me!

I've had the honor of having images published in Shutter Magazine, Pink Bride Magazine (cover), and many wedding blogs.

Check out a few features!

more about me

you'll hear from me shortly.

thank you!

xo, Shanell

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Drop me a line to inquire about your date availability, schedule a free consultation, or just say hi!

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