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Blakely & Family: Monticello, Il family photographer

I cannot BELIEVE that miss Blakely is 3 months old! I had the pleasure of meeting her just a few days after she was born, check out her newborn session here. This time mom and dad wanted in some shots too. I love getting to watch sweet Blakely grow!

Ministry Opportunity

As many of you know, I serve as a youth leader at Twin City Bible Church. During this time I have had the privilege of working with some amazing youth leaders, including Cherie Slabaugh. I met Cherie in the fall of 2009 when she was a freshman at Parkland College.  Despite being new in town and

Featured in Conerstone Magazine

My work with Carle hospital was featured in the Summer 2011 issue of Conerstone Magazine! I was pretty pumped to see the full article and I still can’t believe my photographs are gracing the walls of the largest hospital in town. Check out the article if you get the chance!

Baby Natalie & family: Urbana Illinois family photographer

I was actually quite sad to see beautiful miss Natalie turn 1.  I have had the unique pleasure as a photographer to document her growth throughout her first year.  I have enjoyed it immensely. She has such a sweet spirit and she’s a dream to photograph. For her last session we decided to

Melissa Baby Bump: Champaign, Il Maternity Photographer

This is a warning to all pregnant women everywhere: proceed with caution.  You may feel slightly insecure by the end of this post:)  Just kidding, kind of. Meet the beautiful Melissa. She is always stunning but there is something even more gorgeous about her in this more curvy form (if you’ve

Laura & Trey Wedding Sneak Peek: St. Louis Wedding Photographer

Trey and Laura (and families), Thank you so much for letting me capture your big day and thanks for making me feel like I was part of the fam:) Share the love and leave a comment for this beautiful couple. If they gets 15 comments I’ll gift them a free print! And don’t forget to like the Shannon

Chelsea & Kyle, 5 years and counting: St. Louis Photographer

I got to meet up with Kyle & Chelsea B. in STL (their hood) on their 5th anniversary.  We traipsed around the city’s building and the trees.  I felt like the settings they picked described them perfectly. I felt so honored to be there to capture such a milestone! These 2 are so beautiful

Chase, 18 months: St. Louis family photographer

Meet Chase and his mom and dad. This little guy kept me on my toes throughout the whole shoot but I love what we ended up with!  Thanks Linda and Nick for letting me capture your sweet family! Share the love and leave a comment for this sweet fam. If they gets 15 comments I’ll gift them a free

Miss Reagan: St. Louis Children Photographer

Meet beautiful Reagan at 18 months. This little nugget is such a blessing to her mom & dad and the rest of their family and friends.  And don’t even get me started on those curls! “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I

Rachael & Blake Forever: Urbana, Il Wedding Photographer

Meet Rachael & Blake.  They were such a wonderful couple to work with, as well as their families and bridal party. I am praying for a blessed life together Rachael & Blake! 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

Natalie, 35 Weeks: Champaign Il Maternity photographer

Meet Natalie and her beautiful family.  She is just weeks away from welcoming baby boy #2 into the world. I loved photographing her and I can’t WAIT to meet their sweet little boy in a few weeks! Share the love and leave a comment for this beautiful family and also like Shannon Leigh Anderson

Slater Boys

The real purpose of this shoot was to get sweet little Kade’s one year pictures. but his older brothers are just too darn cute. OH how I love these boys.

Christy & Trent E-Session: Champaign, Il Engagement Photographer

Meet Christy & Trent. They are such a sweet couple and I loved getting to know them at their recent e-session.  They were up for anything, which I LOVE in my clients. I get to photograph their wedding next May and I am oh so excited, I am sure every detail will be perfect! Share the love and

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.