About Me

I’ve been an artist from birth; an inherited gene passed on from generations that I’m proud to carry.

At 17, I won Best of Show at the Rembrandt Society Art Show for one of my drawings and brought a big green sign displaying "Home of Shannon Lankford" to my little hometown of Nokomis, IL.

I’ve studied light and my subjects thoroughly for years. Sketching on my notepads and photographing enthusiastically.

I love art and creating it!

I have my Bachelor of Arts degree from SIUE in Drawing and Graphic Design. During this time, I studied film photography.

I’m an artist creating memories with any tool I can get my hands on.

I have a slight addiction to ice cream and even met my husband at the local DQ.

I spent 5 years as the Senior Graphic Designer for a local print company.

I now run my photography business full time so I’m able to focus more attention on my clients and their sessions while still maintaining our family life. 

My husband and I have 4 boys that are teaching us so much about life!

We've lived in Bloomington/Normal, IL since 2007. I'm originally from Nokomis, IL and it's always so fun to run into other small-town people here. We love Bloomington-Normal and all it has to offer!

I’m excited that you’re considering Shannon Lankford Photography for your memories to be remembered forever. Let me know if you have any questions and let's get your session booked soon!