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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 Julie | Stephanie Pana | Chicago Teen Photographer

7 Jun

Right from the start Julie was such an inspiration. Her hair was incredible! The best part, it’s all natural! How’d I get so lucky to get a curly, red head with bright blue eyes!? It was great to change things up a bit. Tonight session definitely did  just that. Had to do a little re-arranging of session times because the weather decided to change drastically and play games with me! About 2 outfits in the clouds came rolling through and then came the rain. First drizzling which we bared with then it starting raining a little harder so we took the remainder of our session to the barn area where we were sheltered from the wetness! She was truly a pleasure to work with and I swear by the end of our session had so much confidence about herself I could swear she had SOME kind of modeling in her background.

My models & clients never cease to amaze me. I’ve been so blessed to get such gorgeous and fashionable people to step in front of my camera. They work just as hard as I do and I can’t thank them enough for giving me these incredible images! Julie, enjoy these photographs. They have captured a beautiful moment in time which I am honored to have taken for you.

Miss Gina | Stephanie Pana | Chicago Teen Photographer

30 May

Introducing my last segment of my dance project! This is the lovely Gina. I was so completely inspired by her amazing, long, brown hair! I loved her style so much. She was so versatile in everything we did! What a talented girl with such a good heart 🙂

I felt completely amazed at the end of this session. I love the fact I can create these images for my clients to cherish for a lifetime. It’s the most rewarding feeling in the world to see confidence & true emotions in a person shine through. This is why I am a photographer.

Enjoy these Gina!

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 🙂