Meet Shanna

Hello! I'm Shanna Aitken. I am a full-time photographer based out of LaSalle-Peru,Illinois. I work with many people around the Illinois Valley, Quad Cities, Chicago, and Central Illinois. I am available for travel as well.


*I bought my first "real" camera in 1998 for a photography class in college. I still use it occasionally!

*I change my hair often - it grows really fast and I love playing with different cuts and colors

*I teach a variety of workshops throughout the year through NCIArtworks & Music Suite 408

*My kids are both very creative, which makes me a really proud mom

*I am the LaSalle-Peru TuesdaysTogether leader for the Rising Tide Society, which promotes community over competition among small business owners and creative entrepreneurs

*Outside of photography, I am passionate about a lot of social issues, including gender equality and body positivity

*My dog thinks I'm absolutely crazy. She's always rolling her eyes at me!

*I'm always working on something - but I have a personal project working with victims of sexual abuse & assault that means more to me than anything in the world.  

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My artistic style has been described as "like the atmosphere before a storm." I look for gorgeous light wherever I go, and like to play with moody shadows. I love exploring new places and finding unique locations to photograph. Check out my most recent work!


Say Hello or call (815)343-2034 to get know more!