Business & Finance

Celestina Ando Photography Officially Opens in Montclair

9b072bb66f5fe8d8c29a_IMG_0916.jpg
Celestina Ando and husband Juan Olivencia.
0c59839165273b06bd7c_IMG_0898.jpg
Friends of Ando and North Essex Chamber of Commerce members cut the ribbon signifying the official grand opening of Celestina Ando Photography.
f8c5c734addca6254d00_IMG_0896.jpg
An example of Ando's 'Empowering Women' series. Women are pampered to a professional makeover and take magazine style portraits.
0dfd356a6f55d28556b6_IMG_0911.jpg
d4cd6c1eb221e13e19ee_IMG_0878.jpg
446b670bd43d8869b443_IMG_0885.jpg
9b072bb66f5fe8d8c29a_IMG_0916.jpg

Montclair, NJ­– The North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) held a ceremonious ribbon cutting on Thursday May 25 to mark the official grand opening of Celestina Ando Photography. Located on the second level of 7th Park Street, the studio overlooks the busy streets of Montclair.            

Celestina Ando was previously an accountant before leaving her job to pursue her longtime hobby of photography. Before opening a studio in Montclair, Ando ran a photography studio out of her home in Clifton, NJ. “I love photographing. I do business portraits, family portraits, maternity and so on. But what I enjoy most is when everyday women come in and they get pampered with a professional makeover and they get to experience a magazine style portrait session.” Ando continued, “I love creating some empowering experiences for women. Whether they enjoy it on their own or with their loved ones or family.”

Ando’s work has been seen in, Downtown Magazine NYC, The Huffington Post, Skyhorse Publishing and was featured in The Daily Voice. She explained that Montclair gives her the opportunity to become involved in a larger community. According to Ando, “As an entrepreneur, it can get a bit lonely at times but having a great network like the North Essex Chamber of Commerce makes all the difference.”

Sign Up for E-News

Diana Longo sits on the Board of Directors for the North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) and attended the event, along with Barbara Ruiz, to assist in cutting the ribbon and welcoming Ando to the business community. Longo explained that she was a fan of Ando’s work,  “The NECC is excited to bring Celestina Ando Photography into the fold. Her work is outstanding. It is certainly worthwhile to view, not just as photography but also as art.”

Learn more about Celestina Ando Photography by watching the video below:

 

For more information Click Here to visit the website.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Montclair

South Orange Middle School Students Have Photo Op With Rep. Payne in Washington, D.C.

June 16, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC - South Orange Middle School (SOMS) students on a visit to Capitol Hill as part of the 8th grade trip to Washington, DC. had the chance to meet with and take a photo with Donald Payne, Jr. on Friday. Payne is the U.S. Representative for New Jersey District 10, which includes South Orange and Maplewood.

Photos of the students with Rep. Payne were ...

New Brunswick Civic League Leader Still Looking for New Challenges After 48 Years at Helm

June 16, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - After 48 years of leading the charge for change in New Brunswick, Dr. C. Roy Epps can still be found quietly working on weekends in The Civic League of Greater New Brunswick offices.

The tireless commitment of the 77-year-old President and CEO of this non-profit has helped provide residents access to a variety of health, housing and education services over the ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_9e5ee7c1309157a3d555_roaming_readers

Tue, June 19, 11:00 AM

Montclair Public Library , Montclair

Roaming Readers- A Walking, Talking Book Club

Tue, June 19, 6:30 PM

70 South Gallery, Morristown

70 SOUTH GALLERY TO HOST THE WORK OF ACCLAIMED ...

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_a4f6c750626670a81128_josiah_

Tue, June 19, 6:30 PM

Montclair Public Library , Montclair

Josiah: A Forgotten Hero of the Abolitionist ...

Arts & Entertainment

To the Editor: Labor Unions Have Set Standards for Americans

June 5, 2018

To the Editor:

I want to alert every working American to a case now before the U.S. Supreme Court.  It is called “Janus vs. AFSCME” and it seeks to defund and cripple the same labor unions that, over decades, have raised every American’s standard of living.

Even if your workplace is not unionized, you can thank our American labor unions for locking in higher standards ...

Montclair Police Blotter: Thai Chef Burglarized, Four iPhones Stolen and More

June 13, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ -  The following police blotter was compiled by the Montclair Police Department on June 12, 2018:

Burglary/Theft:

06-05-2018 (Union Street) Burglary to an apartment.  Cash was taken in this incident.  Access was gained through an unlocked rear door.  

06-05-2018 (Union Street) Theft of a scooter from the rear yard of a residence.

06-05-2018 (Elm ...

ECLC of New Jersey Graduates Montclair Student

June 19, 2018

Dylan Brown of Montclair was among students who graduated on June 14 from ECLC of New Jersey’s school for students with special needs in Chatham.

The young adults received high school diplomas conferred by their hometown districts. During the ceremony, each graduate was given an opportunity to speak and deliver their "reflections," a school tradition for many years. In his ...