Photographs by Will Mecca

Photographs by Will Mecca


Welcome to Libby Zanders Photography

Hi there! I'm Libby Zanders and I love that my job gives me a window into varied relationships, both through the people I meet and through the lens of the camera.

Early in high school I was inspired by the preciousness of my family’s photo albums and began shooting on my father’s 1980 Canon AE-1 35mm camera. Heavily influenced by fashion and rock and roll photography, I started documenting my sweet and willing friends of the DIY music community during our travels and adventures, and spent hours in the darkroom developing.

I went on to earn my B.A. in photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), where I also experimented with film and printmaking. After years of practice, in 2014 I took the plunge with Orange Blossom Photography, named for one of my favorite Johnny Cash LPs Orange Blossom Special. In July 2019 I changed my business slightly and decided to present my work under my own name, Libby Zanders Photography.

I love to live in my hometown of Kansas City with my beagle named Boss. I feel very lucky to be a part of its thriving creative community! I have a blast with my two nephews and two nieces, and I’m a record collector/nerd and musician. I love to be on the road in my pickup truck with friends, or solo on my 2001 Harley Davidson Sportster.

I have a passion for capturing relationships and finding the natural personalities within every subject, from families to corporate images to sweethearts in love. Please reach out, I look forward to creating some images with you.

Reach out by filling out a form or contacting me here:
(913) 220-0351

Libby Zanders

Some kind words from previous clients and collaborators…

[Libby] is a pro at capturing beautiful candid shots! Libby also made us feel completely at ease in front of the camera, and we loved her positivity.
— Kalli Lempka
Libby is incredible. Not only an amazing photographer, but a joy to work with. She is professional, easy-going, super sincere and fun to be around!
— Erin Zona
She is by far one of the most personable and flexible photographers I’ve had the pleasure of working with... She’ll capture your important day better than you ever could hope for!
— Jessica Marie
[Libby] instantly put us both at ease and produced the most beautiful pictures we could have ever wanted!
— Mary Bellamy
Libby was absolutely amazing from start to finish, efficient; friendly; funny; passionate and professional.
— Tausha Smiley