Monthly Archives: July 2010

Guess what I got in the mail?

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I opened the mailbox and there was a little package. Intrigued, I opened it up and realized I had gotten an award from the Professional Photographers of America. I was so not expecting it. About 18 years ago, I received my Craftsman degree from the PPA. I earned this degree by Speaking and teaching other […]

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Rayner - That is really cool. Thanks for sharing this milestone of excellence!

Celeste PhotoArt - Thanks everyone!!! You are my family in the truest sense..

Kanani - Congrats to you!! I feel honored everyday to work with you and grateful for the opportunity as well!!! FAA!!!

Peg - I am so proud of you, my love! You’re the best! congrats Big Time!!! love you, Peg and Michael too!

Bonnie Christopher - Celeste!!! Congrats on the award! You so deserve recognition for your unbelievable talent and your wealth of knowledge as a photographer. Cheers! Love, Bonnie

Cris Dobbins - Congratulations! What an accomplishment. You deserve it! Woot!!!

Madi from St. Vincent de Paul/senior portrait/mini session


Madi met me at the Museum steps in Santa Rosa. She had great dresses with her. One was white, short , elegant and moved with the wind. I had to take this shot. You wouldn’t have known that just ten feet away from us was a group of about 20 people meeting to start a […]

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Celeste PhotoArt - Thanks John, more to come,Celeste

Contact Form - hey man I like it. I’m off to write more articles and try out your ideas. After all, we always have something new to learn and being humble, I came here to learn. Bookmarked.

– John

medical assistant - My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!

Kanani - Ditto to Cris’ comments!!! Madi you look great!! I too cant wait to see the rest. We had so much fun at this shoot

Madi Yarbrough - I can’t wait to see the rest!

Cris Dobbins - Wow. Gorgeous!

Remy from Maria Carrillo High School


Remy has this great enthusiasm and wonderful red hair. We met at her house and this was the first picture I took. She is sitting on the fence at the front of her property and I loved the way her hair was highlighted by the setting sun. When we were designing her session, she mentioned […]

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Katie - so pretty :) i cant wait to see how the rest turned out!!

nate - i can’t go into too much description/detail so i will just say pretty

Isa from Napa High School

Isa met us in Santa Rosa for her mini shoot. We really wanted to push her limits so we wrapped her in a leopard scarf that matched her fabulous shoes. I have shoe envy. After that part of the shoot I took her to my favorite under the freeway location. We didn’t use a reflector […]

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webvideomanz9 - Nice site! I haven’t noticed before in my surfing!
Keep up the great work! I think this video might be relevant to the site:

Kanani - Isa you look fantastic!! Thank goodness for cell phones or we would not have had the chance to meet Isa.

side_one - it was very interesting to read
I want to quote your post in my blog. It can?
And you et an account on Twitter?

Bella from Santa Rosa High


I met Bella at her house to shoot her with her car..what a car! I also asked her if we could shoot in her bedroom. I’ve always wanted to show the memory of “your room” in a senior portrait. So we went upstairs and the room was spotless. She said she cleaned it up for […]

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Savannah Clements - Woaaaah woaah miss b. lookin’ fab in the alpha!

Celeste PhotoArt - love your car Bella and your dog, want to trade?