One fan wasn't expecting to have the opportunity of a lifetime when she showed up to a Panic! At The Disco concert in Florida last week.
Photographer Stephanie Estrada was backstage at the Riptide Music Festival before Panic! At The Disco was set to perform when the band's road manager approached her. The band didn't have a photographer for the festival, so after noticing her camera Zack Cloud Hall asked to see her photos and approved. It was only 40 minutes before the start of the set, hall asked Estrada to be the photographer for the show.
After the show ended, Estrada had to edit the images on her phone and send them off. When the photos were posted on social media, she received many messages from photographers and fans expressing how lucky and inspiring she was. Estrada is currently pursuing music photography. It's still a fairly male-dominated industry so it's great to see things happening like this to show that times are changing.
Estrada never expected she would have an opportunity like this, she felt very lucky and grateful. It is heartwarming to see such an incredible opportunity and support given to the young female photographer, especially since she was only expecting to attend the show when she arrived.
Images used with permission of Stephanie Estrada