Michele Celentano Portrait Artist

Thank you for your interest in my portrait photography.  You are about to embark on a truly enjoyable journey for you and your family.

My passion is to create an amazing portrait experience and to design portraits that will not only be a part of your

home decor but a treasured memory.

There is no “perfect” time capture your family.  You will never regret having a family portrait ~ but someday you may regret not having one.

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Between the months of February and April accounts are crunching numbers like crazy and preparing taxes for their clients.  Between the months of September and December portrait photographers are clicking shutters like crazy and preparing holiday cards for their clients.  It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

The holidays are often the busiest and most hectic time of the year for portrait photographers.  Most years my holiday decorations are not up until December 20th or later.  From now until December 20th I’m happily consumed with family portraits, editing, designing holiday cards and preparing portrait gifts for my clients.  After enjoying my crazy Christmas Eve feast of the seven fish, Christmas morning I’m wondering how may smiles are on the faces of grandparents opening portraits of their grandchildren.

I love seeing families year after year and it makes me happy knowing that the families I have photographed have printed portraits that they love and that will always be important to them.

I know I’ve said it before but I will say it again.  Photography is so much more that a career to me – Photographs are truly a passion of mine.  Photographs are our tangible memories.  Each passing year they become more precious to us.  I wholeheartedly believe every family should take the time to be photographed together.  Don’t put it off any longer.  You will never regret having family portraits taken with your family but there may come a day when you regret not having them.

Sessions are still available through the end of November.

Holiday session fees are $295 and include a $150 credit towards your holiday cards or portrait order.

Contact me with any questions or to schedule your family session.  480-399-3255

-Michele Celentano

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Life is a crazy series of little self evolutions.  At least it is for me.  Self-improvement, redefining, reinventing, growing personally and in my craft are all important elements of my daily life.  There is a constant dull roar in my mind of, “How can I improve?  How can I challenge myself?  Where is there room for growth?”  I recently spent time in Roberto Valenzuela’s workshop and then a few days at the CreativeLive studios.  I absolutely loved being a student and learning from other great photographers.  One of my new favorites is Lindsay Alder – what an incredible photographer and teacher!  She is not even 30 years old and is leaving an serious mark on our industry already.  I can’t even tell you how much I learned from her while sitting behind the scenes at CL.  Her studio lighting is “dope” (I had to use dope)! Now, I’m in total need of a 20″ white beauty dish!

Kevin Kubota can make anything out of nothing.  I loved watching him construct light panels out of PVC pipe.   I’m not that handy but it sure did get me thinking about other cool things I could make myself.

I’m headed out to a session this afternoon and I am excited to create something I have never done before.  Inspired by Roberto, Lindsay and so many others.

Back to the new website….   I was in need of a little make over and ready for a lighter theme and feel.   My color scheme was a bit dark and serious and it was time to infuse my own self growth and light heartedness into my work.  So here it is…..   Lighter, brighter, fresh and reinvented.  It’s nearly done with a few text additions – it will be finished.

Look around, let me know what you think.  Send me a note.

Thank for spending some time with me today-


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Michele Celentano Portrait Artist