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Augie & Sarah Wed: Williamsville, Il Wedding Photographer

Augie and Sarah live in Norway. However, when they got engaged they knew they wanted to exchange their wedding vows in their hometown of Williamsville, Illinois with all of their family and friends.  I had the pleasure of meeting up with them last Christmas and photographing their engagement

Kimber & Richard: Springfield Il Wedding Photographer

Share the love and leave a comment for this sweet couple.  If they get 30 comments I’ll gift them a free 5×7! And don’t forget to like the Shannon Leigh Anderson Photography page on facebook!  Check there for updates!

The Mann Family: Urbana Illinois Family Photographer

Meet Brian, Lauren and sweet baby girl Mackenzie. They are very dear to my husband and I as they were some of the first friends we had in the C-U area. They work for a campus ministry organization called Greek Intervarsity and two years ago took new positions in North Carolina; we miss them. I

Kelly & Drew Wed: Urbana Il Wedding Photographer

Kelly & Drew have such a sweetness about them. I so enjoyed getting to know them a bit better. I only hope that that sweetness pours out of these images. Thanks Kelly and Drew for letting me be a part of your first day as husband & wife.  May the Lord bless you in all you do! Share the love

Josh & Samantha’s Carnival Wedding: Champaign Il Wedding Photographer

I had really been looking forward to this sweet wedding since Samantha contacted me last year. Josh and Samantha were doing a carnival theme for their June wedding.  I was smitten with the idea.  Visions of red and white stripes and cotton candy danced in my head. And let me tell you when the day

Sweet Baby Tyler: Springfield Illinois Newborn Photographer

Isn’t Tyler amazing?  I think so. Share the love and leave a comment for this handsome little guy.  If he gets 15 comments I’ll gift him  a free 5×7! And don’t forget to like the Shannon Leigh Anderson Photography page on facebook!  Check there for updates!

Lilly: 36 Weeks

The girl behind this belly: One of my favorite people on the planet. My maid of honor. The one that I traveled half way around the world with doing missions in South Africa. Has a servant’s heart. Loves Jesus. Is SNL kind of funny. We’ve peed our pants together. A lot. Is

Ameea 1 Year: Rantoul Il Children photographer

Meet sweet Ameea. I fell head over heals with her big brown eyes.  She is just darling and has the personality to boot. Share the love and leave a comment for this beautiful little girl.  If she gets 15 comments I’ll gift her a free 5×7! And don’t forget to like the Shannon Leigh Anderson

Liz & Jon E-Session: Champaign Il Engagement photographer

Meet Jon and Liz. I get to photograph their wedding next July. We met on Campus a few weeks ago for their engagement session and I LOVE what we ended up with.  They were up for anything (which I love in my clients). Thanks Jon and Liz for letting me capture your love.  I can’t wait for the

Playing it Safe

Shannon Leigh Anderson Photography was asked to partner with the “Playing it Safe” program! Head out to the Champaign County Fair Grounds for fun and safety tips tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a chance to win a FREE Shannon Leigh Anderson Photography session!

Baby London: Champaign Il Newborn Photographer

I had the true pleasure of meeting sweet baby London (as well as his parents, Ashley & Kevin) last week.  He was only a few days old and was mighty handsome! He was just perfect during our session. Thanks Ashley & Kevin for letting me capture this precious time for you! Share the love and

Featured on On to Baby

My Sweet Ruby Evangeline’s first birthday (lovingly called ‘Tea for Ruby’) has been featured on On To Baby. It’s one of my favorite baby-idea sites.  There are LOTS of great ideas! Check out Miss Ruby’s feature  here.

Baby Blakley: Tolono Il Newborn Photographer

Meet sweet baby Blakley.  Isn’t she gorgeous? She was only 4 days old and photographed like a champ! Share the love and leave a comment for sweet Blakely.  If she gets 15 comments I’ll gift her a free 5×7! And don’t forget to like the Shannon Leigh Anderson Photography page on facebook!

Baby Natalie, 9 months: Urbana Illinois Children Photographer

Sweet Baby Natalie is 9 months! I have so enjoyed watching this beauty grow! Share the love and leave a comment for this most adorable little girl.  If she gets 15 comments I’ll gift her a free 5×7! And don’t forget to like the Shannon Leigh Anderson Photography page on facebook!  Check there for

Baby Mandy: Champaign Il Newborn Photographer

Meet Sweet baby Mandy and her Mom, Cher. Aren’t they gorgeous?

Trey & Laura: E-Session St. Louis Engagement Photographer

Meet Trey and Laura. I got to meet up with this sweet couple in St. Louis on Mother’s Day (which also happened to be Laura’s birthday) for their engagement shoot.  I absolutely LOVED watching these two interact.  They are oh so in love. I am so looking forward to their wedding in

Scott & Kim Wedding: St. Louis Wedding Photographer

As Kim climbed the crowded steps to the St. Louis Arch where her groom was waiting she said “It’s funny how no one else matters.” I thought that was one of the sweetest things a bride could say on her wedding day. And it’s true, he was all she cared about. I really enjoyed

Kinzie1 Year: Mahomet Il family photographer

If you follow my blog, you have met sweet Kinzie before.  I was lucky enough to shoot her newborn session this time last yer.  She was the perfect little newborn and now she is the perfect little one year old. She is such a little cutie. We headed out to Lake of the Woods in Mahomet, Il for a

K Family: Champaign Il Family Photographer

Last week I had the true pleasure of meeting the K Family.  They were so sweet and I absolutely loved their colorful outfits and personalities. Even though it was COLD the children were SO well behaved!  That makes my job so much easier.  ? Thanks K fam for letting me capture this preasious moment

Cortese Family: Champaign Il, Family Photographer

I mean give me a break. It seems WRONG to be able to photograph a family this cute.  They are truly beautiful inside and out. Hope you enjoy the pictures Kyle and Kara!  I love you guys!

Jessa & Eric E-Session: Monticello Il Engagement Photographer

Jessa & Eric are the sweetest couple, not to mention photogenic! I had the pleasure of photographing their engagement session in Monticello, Il at Allerton Park. It was a little windy but I never heard them complain! I can’t wait to photograph their wedding later this year! Share the love

Deb & Marc: Chicago Wedding Photographer

Last weekend I got to play second shooter for my dear friend and fellow photographer, Matt Debackere. I got to meet Deb, Marc and their family and friends at their downtown Chicago wedding. Here a few of my shots from the day.

Tanya’s Belly: Champaign Il Maternity Photographer

Meet Tanya and her 38 week belly.  She is adding yet another baby boy to her family in the next few weeks. I am pretty impressed with her agility at 38 weeks, especially chasing around her other 2 little boys. Praying for a safe and speedy delivery for you! Can’t wait to meet baby boy #3.

Baby Kara: Mahomet Il children photographer

Check out baby Kara and adorable big brother, Coy. Aren’t they the cutest? I had the privledge of heading to their home in Mahomet last week and capturing this oh so precious time in their lives. Enjoy your sweet little girl B-family, they grow way too fast (as I am sure you know).

Shannon Leigh Anderson Published!

I have been meaning to post these for quite awhile but time (like usual) got away from me. Anyway, Shannon Leigh Anderson Photography has been published! About 6 months ago I was contacted by the marketing and communications department at Carle Hospital.  They wanted to use a few of my images from

Tea for Ruby Featured

Earlier this month, as you know, my sweet Ruby turned one! We decided to do a tea party, mostly because her favorite book is Tea for Ruby. It is written by none other than the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson and illustrated by  Robin Preiss Glasser. If you haven’t read it, you MUST!

Kelly & Drew: E-Session

Meet Kelly and Drew. They are getting married this summer and I have the pleasure of photographing their nuptials. I love getting to meet and photograph a couple before the big day.   It gives us a chance to get to know each other and get comfortable with each other.  After all I am “all up

Ruby turns 1: Central Illinois Children Photographer

So photographing your own one year old (by yourself) is difficult. Really difficult. But we did end up with a few keepers. (We’ll try again when I can enlist Daddy’s help). Here is my baby in her tea party dress with her new chair from Gigi & Pop. How is is possible that she is one

Carter: 1 Year

I can’t believe little Carter is a YEAR old already! It’s just a reminder of how fast this life goes.  Sigh.

We’re back!

It’s sad but true. After spending 8 days in paradise we are officially back to the damp, cold, gloomy  February that is central Illinois.  Boo. I have been spending my days cuddling with my sweet baby who I missed TERRIBLY and catching up on emails. I can’t wait to share the rest of the

I’m OUTTA here

Yup it’s true. I am on vacation this week.  Somehow I got lucky enough to be asked to shoot a destination wedding in the middle of February. Uh YES please! I will be warm, there will be sand in my bathing suit and there will be tan lines.  I-am-pumped. Oh yeah so if you try and reach me this

Baby Natalie: 6 Months

If you follow my blog you have met sweet baby Natalie already.  You can see her 3 month shoot HERE. This session was her second of the Stork Package and I am assured 2 more before her 1st birthday.  YES!  I love photographing this little doll. She has such a sweet demeanor and the CUTEST mop of