Guest Judge – {Stephanie Pana}

August 29, 2016

This week we have the crazy talented Stephanie Pana as our guest judge and we are so excited!!  I have followed Stephanie’s work for a while now and I am honored to have her on the blog!!  Check out Stephanie’s interview below and see some of her amazing work!

To enter our weekly Seniorologie Spotlight Image of the Week contest and have Stephanie view your images, follow the below guidelines:

  • Post an image on Seniorologie’s Facebook wall and tag or comment with your business name
  • Use the name of the contest in your post – SENIOROLOGIE SPOTLIGHT
  • Post an image on Instagram
  • Tag us @seniorologie and use hashtag #seniorologiespotlight
  • You can post as many photos as you like!
  • The top three images will be chosen this week by Stephanie and they will be posted on the blog Saturday.  The winning image will be displayed as our timeline cover for the next week.

Introducing Stephanie Pana….


Tell us a little about yourself…Stephanie Pana is a Stylized Portrait Photographer based out of the Chicagoland area. Specializing specifically in teen & senior portraits, she has become known for bringing an editorial flare to her images. She continually brings mood, richness and style to every photo she captures. She holds a strong love of fashion, avocado toast & Justin Timberlake!

How long have you been in business?  6 years

What do you love most about photographing seniors?  Photographing this age group is SO important to me. I went through so many changes when I was in High School, but primarily during my Senior year i when the biggest changes happened to me. You are officially becoming a young adult and embracing who YOU are. I think it’s so beautiful to capture that glimmer of hope of your future & the maturity that is glowing through each of these teens.

What’s in your camera bag?  Keeping it simple! I shoot on a Canon 5D Mark III with a 50L and 85L as my two main lenses.

Favorite type of location to shootOoh! I would have to say urban. A little more variety & a little easier to pose my models! My general style is quite moody as well, so that type of location always pairs well.

What is one tip you can share regarding senior photography?  Continually finding YOU in your work. I felt so lost when it came to this aspect for so long. I didn’t know what I wanted MY images to look like. I knew I loved so many other photographers, but kept falling into the same patterns trying to be like someone else. Once I realized I needed to find ME in my work, the rest fell into place. I know my style is constantly evolving, but I know now that it is something staying true to my personal style and creative voice.


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