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Alexandria | Chicago Teen Portrait Photographer

24 Aug

Alexandria was so much fun to photograph. With her experience in acting she really shined through and new exactly how to portray her emotions to the camera – like a pro! I have photographed her younger sister and older brother earlier this summer and this family continues to amaze me with their constant support of each other and myself! I love them! So much fun to see them so frequently and have them be a big help in expanding my portfolio!

Alexandria was also very much into the 30’s and 40’s era which is the vibe we tried to go with for the last 2 outfits. I can say myself how much of what I love surrounds that time era. Such an amazing time that I’d love to go back to! It was fun to “step back in time” per say! Please enjoy the preview as she did an outstanding job!

All images shot with a Canon 5D Mark II + a 50mm 1.8 lens + a reflector!


Katie L. | Chicago Portrait Photographer

1 Jul

Katie is such a natural beauty with such an upbeat personality. She is fashion forward and always understanding of her surroundings. Not only can she bring forth great ideas in front of the camera but behind it as well. Having someone as creative as she is made my job as a photographer extremely fun and easy! She constantly inspired me to try new things and step out of the box. Her outfits brought so many different personalities out of her and I think that’s the best part about fashion; the way it makes you feel.

Miss Emily | Stephanie Pana | Chicago Senior Photographer

12 Jun

Meet the ever so lovely Emily! An up and coming Senior into high school. What an absolute joy it was to photograph this lovely lady right here. Such profound features which came across beautifully on camera. I am officially in love with the sun after this session. So many beautiful photos we captured during sunset. This may be my new favorite spot! Thanks so much to Emily and Judie for their help in making this quite a memorable session. Enjoy!

Anthony Pana | Stephanie Pana | Chicago Senior Photographer

8 Jun

I’d like to introduce you all to my little brother who isn’t quite so little anymore these days! I surprised him yesterday and offered to do his Senior photos. Yikes! He’s already a senior?! Now I feel old 😉 I can’t believe how much this kid has grown up. Music is his passion and you can definitely see it in him every day! I’m so extremely proud of the person he’s become and will continue to be. Talented, charismatic & genuinely a great person inside and out.

I love you baby brother. Too bad you’re actually not a baby anymore! Congratulations on this memorable time in your life. Cherish it with everything you can. I’m so happy to be here and see you become the man I know you’re bound to be!

Miss Jessica | May 23, 2010 | Stephanie Pana Photography

24 May

Jessica was such an incredible person inside and out. She had a great presence about her as we took her photos. She brings a sense of true natural beauty especially through her eyes! This was her first time doing any type of modeling and I think she did wonderfully! Thank you to Jessica & The Alatorre Family for the constant support and help. Can’t wait to see you all again 🙂


Andrea & Stephanie | May 2010 | Stephanie Pana Photography

21 May

I don’t know what it is lately, but I’ve felt like I’ve really stepped it up and kicked it into gear with my photography. Maybe it’s the pressure of knowing I’m selling my art as a product or maybe it’s the pure joy I’ve gotten from each and every session I’ve had. They’ve felt real and I have amazed myself at how I’ve drastically changed my boundaries of my style of photography.

My most recent session took me to a new location than the usual spot I am used to shooting at. It was urban, very textured, and very structured lines. Completely different than a broken down building, a field or grass. It felt wonderful to be able to transition so well into a new environment and take control of my surroundings.

I couldn’t have picked a better session for this than my two friends, Andrea & Stephanie. Andrea has just graduated from Notre Dame and is about to embark on some pretty incredible things. Stephanie is going to be following right in her footsteps next year. Both these lovely ladies are so intelligent and have such pure beauty abut them. Couldn’t resist to post a few sneak peeks!