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Who was Sania Khan as Chicago photographer passes away aged 29?

Chicago photographer Sania Khan’s death has left her followers mourning. The content creator passed away on Monday, July 18, at the age of 29.

Police reports relayed by The Chicago Sun-Times claim that Sania was “fatally shot” in her condominium in Streeterville, Chicago.

The news led to an outpouring of grief from Sania’s social media followers, who had tagged along in her photography journey.

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Who was Sania Khan?

Sania Khan was a Chicago-based photographer and content creator who specialised in weddings and couples photography. On her professional website, it says that her life “truly began the day I purchased my first DSLR.”

Her website also showcases Sania’s stunning work.

The 29-year-old, who was originally from the mountain town Chattanooga in Tennessee, moved to Chicago, Illinois, in June 2021.

The photographer also revealed on her website that she used to be a flight attendant.

Sania also documented her divorce journey on TikTok.

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Sania’s friend remembers her

One of Sania’s high school friends has been quoted by the Sun-Times saying that the photographer was planning to move back home. She wanted “to start planning her next move in her photography career.”

“You were stepping into the next chapter of your life when you left us,” her friend wrote on Facebook, as per the Sun-Times, “and I hope that wherever you are, this next chapter brings you the happiness and success you were always wanting.”

In college, Sania double-majored in psychology and women’s studies. She later became a flight attendant “to support herself becoming a traveling photographer” as per her friend.

“She could make a friend out of anyone and would always be there for them during their moments,” Sania’s friend reportedly wrote.

“You would be hard pressed to find anyone who would say something bad about Sania because just knowing Sania added so much light to your life.”

A look at Sania’s TikTok

The young creator was slowly building her social media following.

On TikTok, Sania had over 3000 followers. Her bio reads: “South Asian, going through a divorce/healing, photographer.”

Sania documented both her photography journey and her experience of going through a divorce.

In one of her videos, she wrote: ‘The first few months of any divorce journey are the darkest. It’s full of anxiety and sleepless nights.”

She also posted empowering messages for her followers.

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