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Celestial Sights Photography

Earlysville , VA
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LOCATION

670 Fairgrove Ct
Earlysville, VA 22936 US (map)

PHONE

434-466-2241

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ABOUT US

Hi! Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my photography storefront! I’d love to share a little bit about myself with you. Truth be told, I wish we were sharing this... Read more
Hi! Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my photography storefront! I’d love to share a little bit about myself with you. Truth be told, I wish we were sharing this information over a latte at a comfy coffee shop or a glass of wine at a local vineyard, but hopefully we’ll get to that later!

My photography journey began 20 years ago when my dad, noticing my interest in his photography, bought me my first manual film camera. Immediately, I became the official documenter of every family event, always searching for beautiful light and the opportunity to capture a poignant, emotive moment when no one was looking. When my sister-in-law began her wedding planning, I volunteered. After shooting her wedding and having an AMAZING time, I decided I wanted to begin pursuing a full-time photography career.

I photograph 12-15 weddings and approximately 30 portrait sessions a year. Limiting my clients helps me to maintain quality and be super personal with my clients. I want all of my clients to feel like they are getting a friend in their photographer – someone they can seek out for wedding suggestions and support. Having that level of comfort with my clients allows me to produce photographs that are personal and authentic for each of my clients.

If it sounds like I would be a great match for your wedding, I do hope you’ll get in touch with me so I can buy you a drink and get to know you better!

You can get in touch with me through the “Contact Me” page on my website, through the Wedding Wire storefront or with the following information:

Email: celestialsights@gmail.com

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Traditional
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Boudoir Shoot, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, One Event/Day
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Prints, Proofs

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CJ
Wedding:
8/13/2016
5.0/5.0
Celeste did such a fantastic job with our wedding photos.

When we first started planning, I was hesitant to hire a professional photographer--we thought we'd hire a friend/amateur photographer in order to keep things "simple." But then we figured, heck, might as well hire a pro! We were so glad we did. Celeste is SUCH a pro. She got so many awesome shots & knows exactly what to look for. She knows how to find/frame you in the random chaos of the wedding day and make you look great even if you're a sweaty mess.

Celeste took the time to get to know us, and she was able to figure out the kind of people we are and the kinds of pictures we'd want. It was really a very personal experience without being overwhelming. Our biggest fear with hiring a professional photographer was that he/she would get in the way--Celeste *never* got in the way...but she somehow always captured the perfect shot. On top of this professional excellence, she's just a great person! Get to know her. Wouldn't change a thing about this experience. Also--those sunset pictures? Who knew we were such models?! ;)

Thanks, Celeste.
Celeste did such a fantastic job with our wedding photos.

When we first started planning, I was hesitant to hire Read more...
Celeste did such a fantastic job with our wedding photos.

When we first started planning, I was hesitant to hire a professional photographer--we thought we'd hire a friend/amateur photographer in order to keep things "simple." But then we figured, heck, might as well hire a pro! We were so glad we did. Celeste is SUCH a pro. She got so many awesome shots & knows exactly what to look for. She knows how to find/frame you in the random chaos of the wedding day and make you look great even if you're a sweaty mess.

Celeste took the time to get to know us, and she was able to figure out the kind of people we are and the kinds of pictures we'd want. It was really a very personal experience without being overwhelming. Our biggest fear with hiring a professional photographer was that he/she would get in the way--Celeste *never* got in the way...but she somehow always captured the perfect shot. On top of this professional excellence, she's just a great person! Get to know her. Wouldn't change a thing about this experience. Also--those sunset pictures? Who knew we were such models?! ;)

Thanks, Celeste. Read less
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Hannah
Wedding:
6/26/2016
5.0/5.0
Celeste is THE BEST! As soon as I met with Celeste I knew she was the best fit for me and my husband. Not only is she super talented, but she's just a wonderful human being. Talking to her felt like talking to a friend and so I knew that I wanted her to be the one following me around on my wedding day.

First, her wedding package includes a free engagement photo session and ours was amazing. Celeste helped us a beautiful venue and and the photos were just as gorgeous. Now, my husband is not the kind to love having his photo taken, but Celeste did such an awesome job directing while also letting us have fun and be ourselves, that not only was she able to capture his real smile (the one I can never seem to get him to use in pictures) but hubby actually admitted to having fun and enjoying himself!

Second, Celeste was great, not only during the planning phase before the wedding but also on the day of. Leading up to the day she was very responsive and super on top of things. She's done so many weddings that she knows all the right questions to ask so I really felt like I knew what to expect for the big day. The day of our wedding Celeste and her assistant were awesome at wrangling our families and wedding party and making sure to get all of the specific shots I requested. She easily handled the chaos and got things done quickly and efficiently while still somehow making us feel loved.

All in all working with Celeste was 100% the best decision. She's awesome and our photos turned out so beautifully, even better than I imagined, and I couldn't be happier. Plus, Celeste also does family portrait, maternity, and newborn sessions, so I'm sure we'll be working with her again in the not too distant future!
Celeste is THE BEST! As soon as I met with Celeste I knew she was the best fit for me and my husband. Not only is she Read more...
Celeste is THE BEST! As soon as I met with Celeste I knew she was the best fit for me and my husband. Not only is she super talented, but she's just a wonderful human being. Talking to her felt like talking to a friend and so I knew that I wanted her to be the one following me around on my wedding day.

First, her wedding package includes a free engagement photo session and ours was amazing. Celeste helped us a beautiful venue and and the photos were just as gorgeous. Now, my husband is not the kind to love having his photo taken, but Celeste did such an awesome job directing while also letting us have fun and be ourselves, that not only was she able to capture his real smile (the one I can never seem to get him to use in pictures) but hubby actually admitted to having fun and enjoying himself!

Second, Celeste was great, not only during the planning phase before the wedding but also on the day of. Leading up to the day she was very responsive and super on top of things. She's done so many weddings that she knows all the right questions to ask so I really felt like I knew what to expect for the big day. The day of our wedding Celeste and her assistant were awesome at wrangling our families and wedding party and making sure to get all of the specific shots I requested. She easily handled the chaos and got things done quickly and efficiently while still somehow making us feel loved.

All in all working with Celeste was 100% the best decision. She's awesome and our photos turned out so beautifully, even better than I imagined, and I couldn't be happier. Plus, Celeste also does family portrait, maternity, and newborn sessions, so I'm sure we'll be working with her again in the not too distant future! Read less
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Celestial Sights Photography responded with the following comments:

Oh, Hannah! Thank you! I had SO much fun with you two, and I definitely can't wait for more sessions together :)
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Private User
Wedding:
6/4/2016
5.0/5.0
Celeste is super friendly and honest about her services, which we appreciated. We also liked the complimentary engagement session because that gave us a chance to get to know the photographer but also to understand our style too. The pictures in the church and on the water were stunning. Thank you!
Celeste is super friendly and honest about her services, which we appreciated. We also liked the complimentary engagement Read more...
Celeste is super friendly and honest about her services, which we appreciated. We also liked the complimentary engagement session because that gave us a chance to get to know the photographer but also to understand our style too. The pictures in the church and on the water were stunning. Thank you! Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
5/28/2016
5.0/5.0
Celeste is amazing!!! Our pictures turned out better that we ever could have imagined and have received endless compliments on them already! Celeste also made amazing use of our time...capturing such perfect images without us having to pose and smile for hours on end (which my husband especially appreciated since pictures are certainly not his favorite activity). We also appreciated her sneaking us away as the sun was setting to snap some pictures that ended up having the most amazing lighting.

Celeste was so sweet and easy to work while staying organized and vocal with directions which we so appreciated. We would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding photographer!
Celeste is amazing!!! Our pictures turned out better that we ever could have imagined and have received endless Read more...
Celeste is amazing!!! Our pictures turned out better that we ever could have imagined and have received endless compliments on them already! Celeste also made amazing use of our time...capturing such perfect images without us having to pose and smile for hours on end (which my husband especially appreciated since pictures are certainly not his favorite activity). We also appreciated her sneaking us away as the sun was setting to snap some pictures that ended up having the most amazing lighting.

Celeste was so sweet and easy to work while staying organized and vocal with directions which we so appreciated. We would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding photographer! Read less
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COREY
Wedding:
11/7/2015
5.0/5.0
Celeste did a wonderful job providing photography for our wedding. She utilized the engagement session to get to know us better and understood which types of pictures we valued the most. On the wedding day, Celeste and her shooting partner, Evan, did a remarkable job capturing all the most important moments, including those in the pre-wedding, ceremony, and reception. We were very satisfied with the quality of pictures Celeste produced and highly recommend her for any special event requiring the resources of a professional photographer.
Celeste did a wonderful job providing photography for our wedding. She utilized the engagement session to get to know us Read more...
Celeste did a wonderful job providing photography for our wedding. She utilized the engagement session to get to know us better and understood which types of pictures we valued the most. On the wedding day, Celeste and her shooting partner, Evan, did a remarkable job capturing all the most important moments, including those in the pre-wedding, ceremony, and reception. We were very satisfied with the quality of pictures Celeste produced and highly recommend her for any special event requiring the resources of a professional photographer. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Celeste was phenomenal! My husband and I had so much fun with her behind the camera. Having had our engagement session with a different photographer -who made both my husband and me uncomfortable- it was so wonderful to spend our wedding day with Celeste.
Celeste was phenomenal! My husband and I had so much fun with her behind the camera. Having had our engagement session Read more...
Celeste was phenomenal! My husband and I had so much fun with her behind the camera. Having had our engagement session with a different photographer -who made both my husband and me uncomfortable- it was so wonderful to spend our wedding day with Celeste. Read less
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Celestial Sights Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for such a sweet review! I want all my clients to feel like I'm just another friend at their wedding!
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Heather AG
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
We absolutely love our wedding photos! Celeste was wonderful to work with - she helped us determine the best package and price for what we needed. She is very professional and also very friendly, which made wrangling family and friends for portraits relatively easy. Of course, what really matters are the photographs - they are beautiful. We love how she captured the beauty of the venue and the ceremony. There are so many photographers to choose from - we highly recommend Celestial Sights!
We absolutely love our wedding photos! Celeste was wonderful to work with - she helped us determine the best package and Read more...
We absolutely love our wedding photos! Celeste was wonderful to work with - she helped us determine the best package and price for what we needed. She is very professional and also very friendly, which made wrangling family and friends for portraits relatively easy. Of course, what really matters are the photographs - they are beautiful. We love how she captured the beauty of the venue and the ceremony. There are so many photographers to choose from - we highly recommend Celestial Sights! Read less
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Olivia
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Celeste was the perfect photographer for our wedding! What first led me to hire her were just looking at her portfolio! Celeste uses light extremely well to make the most breath-taking photos! Additionally, she captures emotions, glances, expressions...truly MOMENTS, not "scenes," unlike any photographer I've seen! She will blend perfectly with the wedding party and be loved by everyone on the wedding day! She is sweet, kind, direct when needed, and always has a million ideas of great poses and shots if you feel uncomfortable or run out of poses of your own! I definitely recommend her! Also, her prices are amazing!
Celeste was the perfect photographer for our wedding! What first led me to hire her were just looking at her portfolio! Read more...
Celeste was the perfect photographer for our wedding! What first led me to hire her were just looking at her portfolio! Celeste uses light extremely well to make the most breath-taking photos! Additionally, she captures emotions, glances, expressions...truly MOMENTS, not "scenes," unlike any photographer I've seen! She will blend perfectly with the wedding party and be loved by everyone on the wedding day! She is sweet, kind, direct when needed, and always has a million ideas of great poses and shots if you feel uncomfortable or run out of poses of your own! I definitely recommend her! Also, her prices are amazing! Read less
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Celestial Sights Photography responded with the following comments:

Oh, Thank you! I do have to say, I LOVE feeling like I'm supposed to be in the bridal party the day of the wedding :) Along with the bridesmaids, I want to help your day run smoothly and beautifully! Thanks!
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Cassie
Wedding:
8/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Celeste was wonderful to work with. She made me comfortable with the entire process. I highly recommend her!
Celeste was wonderful to work with. She made me comfortable with the entire process. I highly recommend her!
Celeste was wonderful to work with. She made me comfortable with the entire process. I highly recommend her! Read less
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Celestial Sights Photography responded with the following comments:

So glad you felt I was easy to work with! Thanks!
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Bill
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
We just got the photo cd in the mail and were able to relive the wedding once again through Celeste's absolutely fabulous photography. We are so thrilled with the pictures and it was such a pleasure working with Celeste. During her initial contact she met with my wife and asked many questions to learn, not only about the wedding, but about us as a couple. This attentiveness to the personalities was something we were very much looking for and she exceeded all our expectations.

During the events she captured every important moment of not only us, as the bride and groom but all the family and in fact every guest as far as we can tell. And she did all this without ever intruding on any of those moments. But she was so fun to work with and be around and got along so well with all the other vendors that we felt like she was there as a guest as well as the photographer.

Everyone I have spoken with since the wedding who has seen copies of the pictures online and previewed on her blog have remarked at how well she captured those personalities and how they "felt like they were at the wedding" even if they weren't. And that's exactly what we wanted out of our wedding photography.

She was open to every idea we had and facilitated first look photos prior to the ceremony so we'd have more time to enjoy our reception. She captured every aspect so perfectly and we could not more highly recommend her if you are having a wedding in Charlottesville or any surrounding central Virginia location.
We just got the photo cd in the mail and were able to relive the wedding once again through Celeste's absolutely fabulous Read more...
We just got the photo cd in the mail and were able to relive the wedding once again through Celeste's absolutely fabulous photography. We are so thrilled with the pictures and it was such a pleasure working with Celeste. During her initial contact she met with my wife and asked many questions to learn, not only about the wedding, but about us as a couple. This attentiveness to the personalities was something we were very much looking for and she exceeded all our expectations.

During the events she captured every important moment of not only us, as the bride and groom but all the family and in fact every guest as far as we can tell. And she did all this without ever intruding on any of those moments. But she was so fun to work with and be around and got along so well with all the other vendors that we felt like she was there as a guest as well as the photographer.

Everyone I have spoken with since the wedding who has seen copies of the pictures online and previewed on her blog have remarked at how well she captured those personalities and how they "felt like they were at the wedding" even if they weren't. And that's exactly what we wanted out of our wedding photography.

She was open to every idea we had and facilitated first look photos prior to the ceremony so we'd have more time to enjoy our reception. She captured every aspect so perfectly and we could not more highly recommend her if you are having a wedding in Charlottesville or any surrounding central Virginia location. Read less
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Celestial Sights Photography responded with the following comments:

Love hearing from my clients that in their experiences my goals were met! So glad you love your photos!

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