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Contemporary portraits:
Boudoir, Maternity,
Headshots, Family, 
high School Senior

I was an accountant with a creative soul that hobbied photography for years.  Studies in New York City followed and now years later I'm fulfilling my passion as a contemporary portrait photographer. My boutique studio is located in the heart of Montclair, New Jersey (7 Park St. Suite 202).  My work has been seen in The Huffington Post, Downtown Magazine NYC, Skyhorse Publishing and featured in various New Jersey publications.  Recently, I exhibited my collection 'Empower - #TimesUp' at the Trend Gallery in Montclair, New Jersey.

I specialize in magazine style portraits and focus on creating empowering experiences for my clients.  Portrait sessions can take place either in studio and/or on location and can be enjoyed on your own or with your loved ones.  My clients often claim that they are not photogenic and are generally nervous and shy when they first start.   However, it is my job to take the pressure off of them by guiding, posing and artistically lighting them so that they can just focus on having fun.  By the end of the shoot they are owning it!  I get to capture this beautiful transformation and create legacy portraits offering luxurious portrait products that my clients and their families can treasure for generations to come.

Time passes, memories fade, but moments captured in photos can be treasured forever.   I am so grateful for sharing these moments with my clients and feel so blessed to be able to do what I love.  Thank you for visiting and I look forward to hearing from you!

hi and welcome!

Photo - Roberta Montagnini

not just in my work, but, also in my space ensuring that it is a warm, clean and intimate environment for all my clients. 

I take a lot of pride

pampering and professional make-overs that can be enjoyed on your own or with your loved ones.

I offer and include

in my skills.  In May 2018, I traveled to Castle Ceconi in Pielungo, Italy and with 24 other photographers from around the world participated in a workshop with Sue Bryce.

I Continue To Invest

I provide a high touch level of service using a photojournalistic style in creating your first heirloom.  My coverage is limited to a maximum of 4 hours.  

i book limited weddings

Whether for business portraits, boudoir, high school senior, maternity, family etc. enjoy a high touch portrait session experience that starts with a pampering and professional make-over. An experience that you can enjoy either on your own or with your loved ones e.g. mother, sister, best friend, bridal party, family etc.  Studio Portrait sessions include:










i) studio portraits

- Consultation & Personalized 3 Hour Session
- Professional Make-Up Application & Hairstyling
- Fully Guided Photoshoot
- 4-5 Different Looks
- Full Editing & Retouching of Images
- Portrait Reveal & Ordering Session
- An Unforgettable Experience to Enjoy At Least Once In Your Life...

Studio portrait sessions are $150 (add'l $100/person). Portraits are sold separately and start at $195.**
** Mini Business Portrait Packages are also available.  Please contact me for further details.

Whether for business portraits, boudoir, senior, maternity, family etc. enjoy a high touch portrait session experience that starts with a pampering and professional make-over. An experience that you can enjoy either on your own or with your loved ones e.g. mother, sister, best friend, bridal party, family etc. 
 Studio Portrait sessions include:
- Consultation & Personalized 3 Hour Session
- Professional Make-Up Application & Hairstyling
- Fully Guided Photoshoot
- 4-5 Different Looks
- Full Editing & Retouching of Images
- Portrait Reveal & Ordering Session
- An Unforgettable Experience to Enjoy At Least Once In Your Life...
Studio portrait sessions are $150 (add'l $100/person). Portraits are sold separately and start at $195.**
** Mini Business Portrait Packages are also available. Please contact me for further details.

Portraits can be taken at a location of your choice for your engagement, family, maternity, high school senior session etc.  I creatively edit and retouch my portrait images as I want to produce legacy portraits that you can proudly display and treasure for years to come.  In this before and after family portrait, I show when possible, an example of composite editing which combines multiple photos to create one final legacy portrait.

Session fee of $100 includes a personalized photo shoot with travel and transportation of equipment to a location < 15 miles. Additional fees apply for locations greater than 15 miles and professional make overs.  Portraits are sold separately and start at $195.  Please contact me for further details.

iI) location portraits

I book a very limited amount of weddings per year so that I can provide hi-touch, personalized service and spend the time needed to tell your beautiful wedding day story through my photojournalistic images.
My photography coverage is limited to a maximum of 4 hours.  Please inquire for details.  

iII) weddings

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"....I just stood there looking at my portraits with tears streaming down my face because I couldn’t believe that was ME! I learned through this experience that it’s not about what I look like, but how I feel, and my attitude toward myself. Looking back at me in all the pictures was the most confident, carefree version of myself that I had ever seen, and I realized that that is the person I should aspire to be everyday. The portrait session with Celestina was so much more than having my picture taken - it was a once in a lifetime experience!"

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"My sister and I gifted our mother a Portrait Session for her 50th birthday. It was an absolutely memorable experience for our mom. She not only felt glamorous but she felt so much at ease getting photographed by Celestina. She has this aura about her that makes you feel comfortable from the beginning to the very end of the process. She knows how to enhance ones features and guide them throughout so the client gets the most out of the experience and has fun doing so as well. The photographs brought tears to our mothers' eyes because she felt beautiful during the shoot and that reflected in the images. Thank you Celestina for an amazing experience, our mother couldn't have been happier."

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"We recently used Celestina for our engagement photos, and it was a great experience from start to finish. Once our date was booked, she FaceTimed with us to get a sense of what we were wanting to accomplish, which was a nice touch... We scouted the neighborhood we wanted ahead of time, but Celestina found great spur-of-the moment locations & backdrops that we loved, and she had an impeccable eye for using natural light in the shots. We were hoping for some great proofs, but everything we got far exceeded our expectations. We ordered more photos than our initial package had allotted, since there were too many photos we could not live without. We’d highly recommend her for any couples looking for engagement/wedding photos!"

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"Celestina, our fine art canvas portraits arrived yesterday, they came out amazing! We are thrilled to say the least. Brianna is redesigning her beauty room and Donna and I are still deciding on a perfect place for ours. The whole experience was more than one could imagine, your studio, your talent, your photos and most of all "DARLING YOU". You made our three generations photo shoot a special day for all!"

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"Celestina is a beautiful person and amazing photographer. I absolutely hate getting my picture taken and was nervous to say the least. From the minute I walked in to her studio she made me at home and so comfortable, I felt like I was with an old friend. She is so knowledgeable and confident in what she does that you can't help but feel confident too. By the end of the photo shoot I not only felt confident but revived! It was such a beautiful and fun experience and I would highly recommend Celestina to anyone wanting not only gorgeous pictures but an amazing experience. She will definitely be my go to photographer from now on."

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"My recent boudoir photo shoot with Celestina was a wonderful and exhilarating experience. Her cozy and intimate studio environment made the experience very comfortable and fabulous. She was very patient and had creative and unique ideas, great props, and beautiful fabrics to incorporate into the shoot. I was blown away when I received my boudoir photographs. Each image is beautiful, sensual and intriguing and exude a very tasteful and refined style!"

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"Words don't do Celestina justice. Not only was she extremely professional, kind, and knowledgeable, but she is incredibly talented. The pictures are wonderful. She was a total pleasure to deal with and the process was so easy start to finish. Many of my friends used other vendors and had trouble with their arrangements. She had great suggestions that we would have never thought of. You will not be sorry if you use Celestina, and you will wind up with incredible photos to last a lifetime!!"

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You can also call me at 201.381.0180 or email me at info@celestinaando.com.
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Give the gift that combines both an empowering experience and beautiful legacy portraits that can be treasured for generations to come.  

Gift cards can be used towards Studio Portrait sessions that include a professional make-over or towards Location Portrait sessions.  Gift cards are for a dollar amount only. For a custom amount, please contact me to place your order.

Gift cards will be shipped within one business day. Gift card value will appear on gift card.  Gift card will not be replaced for lost or stolen cards.

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you are not alone...

"i'm not photogenic"

Photogenic is just COMFORTABILITY in front of the camera which is completely MY responsibility.  I will guide you and take the pressure off of you so that you can just focus on having fun!

"i need to lose a few pounds"

So many of my clients feel this way.  Not only do I guide you, but, I will pose you, artistically light you and capture you at the most flattering angles.  Those few pounds will not make a difference, TRUST me.

"i'm too old"

EVERYBODY deserves an experience like this at least once in their life.  One day your loved ones will look for portraits of you, what will they find?  

"i only need digital files"

I create LEGACY portraits.  These portraits deserve to be printed with beautiful, luxury portrait products that you can touch, feel, proudly display and treasure for generations to come.  I take a lot of pride in my products and use incredible photography labs like Graphi Studio in Italy.  However, I do include digital files for portraits that you purchase.  If you are only looking for a couple of digital files for your professional social media I do also offer Mini Business Portrait packages.  Please inquire for details.

"i can't afford it"

I work with clients of all different budgets.  I accept credit cards and offer simple payment plans.  In addition, there is no minimum purchase or hard sell.  I only want you to purchase portraits that you deem PRICELESS that you can not live without.  

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