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"You never truly know the value of a portrait until it becomes all you have left."

- Michele Celentano



Michele is beyond proud to be part of an elite group of photographers to be sought out by Canon U.S.A. to represent their company as an Explorer of Light. Michele and her images have been featured in numerous advertisements for Canon and their professional line of cameras.  She is a regular and popular presenter for Canon at trade shows throughout the country.

Michele Celentano is the author of "Photographing Families Tips for Capturing Timeless Images".  She most recently traveled to Korea and Italy to teach family portrait photography. She appeared on CreativeLive.com for a three-day workshop about photographing families that was viewed globally by more than 30,000 photographers.

Michele was awarded her Craftsmen Degree from the Professional Photographers of America and the Accolade of Photographic Mastery from Wedding and Portrait Photographers International.  Her artwork has been published in literary works such as Rangefinder, American Photographer, Shutterbug, and Studio Photography as well as numerous books on the art of photography.

In addition to running her portrait business, Michele continues to travel internationally to teach and lecture on the subject of portrait photography. She is also working on her second book.