Tag Archives: Stephanie Pana Photography

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!


Joanna + Jack | Chicago Engagement Photographer

23 Aug

Let me first begin by apologizing for the lack of keeping up with the blog! I’ve been so incredibly busy with sessions left and right that I haven’t had much time to keep up with this. Trying to change that though! So many great things to share with you guys. I’ll start off with my most recent session which comes to you straight from last evening.

Joanna had contacted me earlier this summer and after talking to her about how they met and how Jack proposed, I just knew we had to do the session in the city. Something about it makes me come to life. So many things surrounding you that can be turned into something beautiful. We took our adventure onto Milwaukee Ave in Wicker Park and just had a blast walking through the city and constantly finding new locations. Weather was perfect too!

I honestly try to grow as much as I can during each and every session. Whether it’s trying new ideas or stepping out of my comfort zone, I’m always on the verge of making myself keep reaching higher and higher.  I believe Joanna & Jack helped me do just that last night. My best wishes to you both in a lifetime full of happy memories 🙂 Thanks again!

All images shot with a Canon 5D Mark II, 50mm 1.8 and 35mm 2.0.

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.

Sam W. | Chicago Maternity Photographer

1 Jul

I have to start off by thanking Sam & Jeremy for dealing with the extreme heat that the day brought us. They both brought so much forward for me and had some incredible ideas. Sam brought us to this incredible spot that was filled with so many unique areas! From heat to sweat, Sam brought true beauty as she showcased her first steps into motherhood! I can’t tell you how happy I am for her and cannot wait to meet baby Marley ♥

Isaiah A. | Chicago Portrait Photographer

26 Jun

Isaiah and I used to dance together back in the day! I make us sound so old, haha. He was so very talented and still is to this day. It was great to catch up with him after almost 5 whole years! His sister is Jessica, who I previously had a session with and it was great to see the whole family tag along again for his session. They are the most supportive, helpful people I’ve ever met!

Isaiah had the best “fashion team”. His sisters picked everything from his shirts, hats, jacket, etc! It was awesome to see how into it everyone got. It makes my day to see that. Isaiah blew me away with his natural modeling abilities and natural behavior in front of the camera. Always makes my job easy! 🙂

Enjoy this preview guys!

Katrina + Joe | Chicago Engagement Photographer

26 Jun

What an incredibly fun session this was! Katrina & Joe are so in love and it’s amazing to be able to showcase such emotions into a photograph. I get so lucky with all the people I’ve photographed to completely open themselves up to the camera. It honestly makes for the most incredible images! I absolutely loved this spot they chose. Joe actually proposed to Katrina here at Lake Katherine! It was romantic to say the least 🙂

Thank you both for your great ideas and always being up for anything! I wish you both the best with everything. You two so look happy and in love! Enjoy these photos as a memory of what you felt that day!

Luisa + Nick | Chicago Engagement Photographer | Stephanie Pana

21 Jun

So I truly believe I witnessed some of the most real and true love I’ve ever seen yesterday. My beautiful cousin, Luisa invited me into her world with her soon to be husband, Nick. We took an adventure around the gorgeous city Chicago, the place that I call home! They have such strong passion for each other and it shines through on every photograph. So many great memories captured in such a magical and romantic time in their lives. I couldn’t be any happier that I was chosen to be there for it all and help them remember these beautiful times in their lives. I wish you both nothing but the best. I hope to keep photographing all of your big events in life from marriage, to children – I’ll be there! ❤

From the bottom of my heart, enjoy each of these photos to pieces. You both have shown everyone what true love really is!