"I was gifted the experience of having a couture shoot with Celestina, and at first I was SCARED! ... Little did I know the couture session would be a blessing in disguise for me! I must have looked at Celestina’s galleries online about 100 times before I sent her an email telling her about myself... We met in person to talk about the experience that I was about to have, and Celestina was so kind, reassuring, and encouraging. She reiterated to me over and over again that it was normal to feel anxious, but that it was her job to make me look and feel beautiful........" for her complete testimonial please go to my empowerment blog!
"Migue & I were so lucky to find Celestina by recommendation from our caterer. When we saw her photos, we saw that she captured the feeling and candidness in the moment. Then we met her via Skype from Spain, and we knew she was who we wanted to work with. Cel is warm, caring and easy to talk to. She is organized and timely, and always follows up, delivering what she promises. Onsite Celestina was professional, and shoots with her husband Juan. Juan helped translate with Migue's family, as well as assisting Cel. We received our photos quickly. When we looked through them, we found ourselves thinking 'Wow we didn't realize she got a shot of this.' Celestina captured so many special moments, without us feeling like we had a camera in our faces all evening. The lighting in the photos is perfect for our daytime photos, sunset and nighttime photos. We loved working with Celestina and Juan. As my brother said, looking through her photos was like reliving the day. We look forward to reliving the day through Celestina's photos over and over. Migue & I highly recommend this dream team."
"My sister and I gifted our mother a Couture Portrait Session for her 50th birthday. It was an absolutely memorable experience for our mom. She not only felt glamorous dressed in gorgeous outfits and make-up 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."
"My husband and I made the decision to book Celestina and Juan for our wedding and it was the BEST decision that we made! Celestina is more than just a photographer, she is an artist and GREAT at what she does. We are very fortunate to have had her recommended to us. Celestina captured the most precious moments at our wedding, and we are so pleased with her work. Celestina and Juan were professional, patient, and kind to us through out the entire process. Their presence is warm and inviting, which made it easy for everyone to feel comfortable. This will not be the last time we work with Celestina because there is honestly no one better in this business. Celestina and Juan really delivered over and beyond what we expected, and they will FOREVER be appreciated."
"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!"
"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."
"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!!"
"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!"
"I was apprehensive to have a photo shoot centered on me. I took the plunge and reached out to Celestino Ando Photography. From the first moment of contact, Celestina made the experience extremely positive. Her kind, gentle, yet professional demeanor guided me through the entire process. My questions were answered before I even asked them. The results? I am absolutely thrilled with the photos Celestina created for me. I had a great time during the shoot. Excuse the rhyme, but it was a hoot! I would not have thought I would be so comfortable as the focus of attention. Celestina is amazing at making you feel beautiful!"
"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!"
"Thank you so much for making me feel beautiful!! You made this experience so memorable and such a breeze! I felt like a star! You're absolutely amazing at guiding people and making them feel comfortable especially the ones (specifically me) who is incredibly stiff and can't control her laugh THANK YOU!"
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