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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

Carle Hospital Project

Early last fall I was contacted by Carle Hospital about shooting a special project for their postpartum and labor and delivery wings. I felt completely flattered that they chose little ol’ me out of all of the photographers in Champaign-Urbana.  I was ecstatic about the opportunity. The

My BFF Gets Married

On December 30th I got to watch my BFF, Brooke, marry the love of her life, Daniel. It was a small, private ceremony with just close family and friends.  We had about 5 minutes to shoot a few shots. The BIG shin-dig takes place in paradise in a few weeks.  YES, I will be there and I CAN’T

The Gray Family Sneak Peek

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting the Gray family.  They were in need of an updated family photo since it was miss Makenna’s 4th birthday.  Isn’t she the most beautiful little thing?  She’s got blonde hair and brown eyes… I’m a little partial to blondes with

A Look Back at 2010: Weddings

Another intense photo post but I just COULDN’T narrow all of my weddings down! Check out my favorites from 2010

A Look Back at 2010: Seniors

I didn’t photograph a TON of seniors this year but the girls I DID photograph were simply stunning.  I can’t WAIT to see what these girls accomplish after they graduate.

A Look Back at 2010: Kids, Toddlers & Families

This post is a little intense -SORRY. I just had FAR too many that I loved!  Enjoy browsing more of my favorites!

A Look Back at 2010: Babies

I’m not sure how it happened but this year I REALLY fell in love with babies.  Maybe it’s because I had my own ? I also fell in love with photographing babies. Check out my top baby picks from 2010.

A Look Back at 2010: Couples

2010 was such a wonderful year – personally & professionally! My husband and I welcomed our sweet little Ruby into the world in March and my business grew beyond my wildest dreams. I feel BEYOND blessed by my clients support this past year, I got to work with so many wonderful people! A

Sarah & August: E-Session

Meet Sarah & August. Aren’t they a beautiful couple? Not only are they beautiful but they are adventurous too!  In fact, they currently reside in Norway and are taking every opportunity to explore the topography – rain or shine. If you couldn’t tell by the snow covered ground,

Baby Faith: Newborn

Aren’t sweet baby Faith and her parents just the cutest? I love meeting new families, especially when they have such a beautiful baby like Faith!  Oh she melted my heart! Congrats on your new precious jewel.  Enjoy her, they grow WAY to fast.

Chloe & Fam

This shoot was probably one of my favorites in a long time! The Flynn family had me come over to their place for little Chloe’s four year pictures.  She  was so sweet and animated- she had killer threads too!  The expressions we captured had me rolling! We even squeezed in some family

Hooper turns 2

I love my repeat clients. I get to see them grow and change.  I haven’t seen Hooper since he was 18 months and now he is 2 years old and awaiting a baby sister in the next few months! Don’t you just LOVE the faux hawk?

Josh & Samantha: E Session

Meet Josh & Samantha.  They are getting married in June and I have the pleasure of photographing their nuptials. Their theme?  Carnival. I LOVE the creativity of my clients!  This particular couple thought of every little detail, including lollipops and balloons. We headed to a local ferris

Morgan: PPHS Senior

I can’t get over how absolutely stunning miss Morgan is… It was SUPER tough to narrow down my favorites.  I LOVED them all. Not only is Morgan beautiful but she is smart and a very talented dancer.  She has been dancing for over 15 years!  I had the opportunity to meet up with her at

Karalee- One Year

I can’t BELIEVE that little Karalee is almost a year old.  It seems like yesterday that I was photographing her newborn pictures, OH how fast they grow. After shooting some studio pictures we headed to Meadowbrook Park and the whole fam came out for pictures.  There is nothing more precious