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2012 Image of the Year Contest | New Jersey Family Photos | New York Portrait Photographer

December 29, 2012 /

Our 2012 Image of the Year Contest has gone VIRAL!

After just a few short hours 3 images were neck in neck for first place. Cate and I wanted to add a fabulous grand prize for the first person to reach 100 votes.  Within 24 hours Avis hit 101 votes, with Joie at 96 votes.

There are so many milestones and blessings this year to celebrate. As a way to say thanks to our amazing clients we are offering something more…yes more.

Top “7” prizes for the 2012 Image of the Year Contest

Grand prize: 100 likes PRIZE including a Gorgeous album made in Italy (over $1200 value)  ~~~~ WINNER Avis ~~~~

1st place: 12×8 fine art portrait

2nd place: Custom iphone APP of their top 30 session images

3rd place: Slideshow movie of their session

4th place: 12 month calendar

5th place: Small memory book with 10 images

6th place:  iPhone case or set of 4 stone coasters of favorite image

As you know, the image with the most votes (LIKES), the winning client shall receive a gorgeous heirloom 12×18 matted wall portrait of the image.

As a BONUS to the top 10 highest ranking photos. If your photo is one of our top 10 ranked photos for 2012 you will receive a *complimentary mini session plus one free 8×10.  Click here to enter and cast your vote! CLICK HERE: (*Kindly note, we are holding mini-sessions on 2 different dates to be fulfilled before Aug 15, 2013.)

Our VOTING DEADLINE is EXTENDED! We’ve extended the voting deadline to New Years Day at Midnight. Winners announced 1.3.13 with the exception of the image who reached 100 likes.

Here are our 2012 Images of the Year.  Which do you like?  To vote click here:

Newborn Portraits

Family Portraits

Engagement Portraits

Wedding Portraits


Intimate Portraits a.k.a. Boudoir Portraits


What was OUR favorite client image this year? We can’t say…It’s just too hard to choose!

We’d like to enlist your help. We’ve narrowed down to a small few nominees from our 2012 client image galleries (an impossible task in itself!). Now, we’d like you to vote on YOUR favorite. Ask your family and friends, to vote too! The more, the merrier.


From the following gallery of images here: find the ONE you love. Which moves you? Makes you laugh? Stirs your soul? Makes you want to be in the portrait with them? Is it you in the image? Your child? Your family? GET FRIENDS AND FAMILY INVOLVED TO HELP YOU WIN! The more, the merrier. Cast your vote with a “LIKE”.

Good luck everyone!

Natalie & Cate


December 10, 2012 /

All of our clients are very special to us. But one in particular, is our movie star.

Meet Monica.

Monica, our fabulous over fifty, is someone we always refer to as our movie star. It’s not just about her timeless glamorous looks that look straight out of a film noir. It’s also about the story of a woman who began to transform her life on the day we met her. Monica’s story is what beautiful, tear-jerking movie scripts are made of.

Each of our sessions begins way before the actual session, sometimes months before in the pre consultation call. During that call, Monica shared her story (in her most beautiful Argentine accent, I might add).

As a mother, Monica had suffered a tragic, unthinkable loss in the days before her son’s birthday. After years of bereavement, she had an awakening and wanted to make a change in her life. She believed that seeing herself in a beautiful light would help her rediscover herself as the beautiful woman; a woman who had been steeped in the darkness of mourning for so long. Monica contacted us in the hope that doing a photo session could be the very first step as she began her new life. We of course were honored to commit to that goal and to help begin the journey with her.

On the day of the shoot, Monica sat in the makeup chair as Michelle helped her transform into the epic beauty of the old Hollywood era.

Before the shoot began, we raised our champagne glasses and made a toast to her late son. “To new beginnings,” we said, and we raised our glasses up to heaven. Michelle and I could barely fight the tears.

Our session was one of joy, laughter and rediscovery. Her positive energy, gorgeous worldliness and outward joy were infectious.

And all while all our clients are special to us, Monica will always be set apart in our hearts and minds. She’s our movie star.

There’s always something special going on at the Je Revele Castle.


Boudoir Photography | New Jersey Photography Studio | Je Revele

December 3, 2012 /

“I had an amazing time and I am a little sad it’s over to be honest. I would do it over and over again if I could. You made me feel so comfortable and beautiful. I actually felt like a model which was really cool and kind of a dream come true.”

Boudoir photography can mean many things to many people.  Meredith’s session, was a bit high fashion and glamorous with a splash of boudoir.  Cate and I refer to these sessions at Intimate Portraits.

Our sessions are all about our clients — experiencing art-in-the-making. When we talk to our clients, we ask them to imagine stepping inside a painting.  Your portrait will be not just be revered for your beauty; but also, for the exquisite gifts you brings to the world.

Not every session will be high fashion, some clients love the 1920’s and 30’s.  Each client is so unique and we try to plan something special, something they’ll never forget.


I loved Meredith the moment we met.  Her spirit and energy was contagious.  She’s one of those bright lights that makes you smile and brightens up a room.  She was a little shy at first, but you’d never know it seeing these beautiful pictures below.  This was one of my favorite sessions in October.

Meredith had so many sides to her… fierce, tender, and loving were just a few that I captured.

This girl is absolutely gorgeous!  My guess is that she’ll be deciding upon 5 marriage proposals by years end!

Meredith told me she felt like a model, and boy did she look like one.  She is a natural beauty!!

Wish we could post a hundred more photos of this beautiful woman… if you’re interested in planning a boudoir or intimate portrait session call us at the studio anytime (732) 964-3773.


November Excitement at the Je Revele Castle

November 8, 2012 /

There’s always something exciting going on at the Je Revele Castle each month.  Whether we’re photographing our clients outdoors or indoors in the studio, we have something for everyone each month.

There’s just 46 days till Christmas and…

29 days until Hanukkah.

Here’s what’s happening this month.  Yahoo!


We at Je Revele are committed to helping our local community recover.  With each session, a portion of the proceeds is going directly to families in need.  Cate and I are on the ground collecting and giving out items for the Hurricane Sandy families.

Each day there are new requests from families.  If you’d like to help in any way, kindly contact us (732) 964-3773.

~Natalie & Cate

New Jersey Family Photographers: Memories with parents and grandparents

August 13, 2012 /

As a child growing up, I loved celebrations, family events and parties and have so many albums filled with memories of my family.  I have few photos with my grandparents and even fewer photos with my dad who passed when I was just ten years old.  Family is so important to me, to Catie as well…

My gorgeous client Carla asked me to photograph her grandmother last year on her 100th birthday. It was such an honor to meet this lovely, talented and strong women born on April 5, 1911.  I can’t imagine what life was like living through the great depression or a world war, but her spirit and energy were contagious. Her love for her family, her granddaughter Carla and her namesake great-grandson was overwhelming.  Nani had 4 children, eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.   Nani passed away just two short months later, but the photos we took are ones that Carla cherishes.

The Staten Island Advance celebrated for Nani’s 100th birthday as well here:

Whether you commission a portrait of your parent or consider a family portrait with 3 or 4 generations, we hope to be there with your family.

Through September 30, 2012, we are offering a special parents portrait session.  Bring your parents or grandparents in for a special portrait and we’ll include a $199 studio credit with your session.  Call us at the studio 973-964-3773 or email us at or – we are the premiere New Jersey Family Photographers located in New Jersey, serving the NYC metro area.

Much love to you and yours!


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