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Celestina Ando Photography Officially Opens in Montclair

Celestina Ando and husband Juan Olivencia.
Friends of Ando and North Essex Chamber of Commerce members cut the ribbon signifying the official grand opening of Celestina Ando Photography.
An example of Ando's 'Empowering Women' series. Women are pampered to a professional makeover and take magazine style portraits.

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.”

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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.”

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