A native of Central New Jersey, Stanee has always lived near the shore.
She graduated from Georgian Court College http://www.georgian.edu
her home town of Lakewood, and began employment as a Bell Labs engineer.
Five years later, she left AT&T to complete her MS in Computer Sciences at
Stevens Institute of Technology http://www.stevens-tech.edu in Hoboken,
NJ. After receiving her graduate degree, she decided to use her free time
to pursue an interest in photography. Soon she was photographing weddings
and portraits for people she knew; in fact, her first wedding client was a
previous office mate at Bell Labs.
Over the years, she has studied with a number of master photographers. A
major influence was infrared author/photographer Joseph Paduano http://members.aol.com/~joepaduano/infrared, whom she considers to be
both a mentor and personal friend. His teachings inspired her to start
creating infrared scenic photographs, which she enhanced with old-fashioned
Stanee began offering magical infrared images to wedding clients nearly ten
years ago, one of the first photographers in the area to do so. Her
infrared images have won awards in professional photographic competitions
at the state, national and international level. Although she photographs
with a variety of color and black & white films, infrared continues to be
her personal specialty.
In 1996, she became the founding webmaster for PPANJ (Professional
Photographers Association of New Jersey) http://www.ppanj.com and MARS
(Mid-Atlantic Regional School of Professional Photography) http://www.photoschools.com. In 2001, after five years of service, she
"retired" from her duties as PPANJ webmaster, but continues her support of
the MARS school.
In addition to PPANJ, Stanee has been a member of Wedding and Portrait
Photographers International (WPPI) http://www.wppinow.com for over 10
One of the few photographers in the country who offer infrared portraiture,
she is currently working on a series of fine art fantasy images featuring
fairies, angels and other mystical characters.