BEST MARRIAGE PROPOSAL EVER? YOU TELL US YOUR STORY OR A FRIENDS… then CAST YOUR VOTE & WIN!
Thanksgiving through Valentine’s day is the most popular time of year to get engaged. So many exciting proposals – but what is the BEST proposal?
PLEASE JOIN US IN A LITTLE FUN!
What was THE BEST proposal ever? Share your story or a friends story. The proposal could have taken place anytime, this year or 1950, 1980, ANY year – no restrictions when. We would love to hear all of the best proposals over the last 50+ years.
FIRST, we’d like to enlist your help. Please submit the story of your proposal or a friends story with a photo (any photo) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget, to qualify, we need (1) your story (2) any photo of the couple emailed to email@example.com. They could be married 50 years, 10 years or newly engaged. No restrictions there!
SECOND, We will narrow down to a few nominees which may be an impossible task in itself!.
THIRD: Now, we’d like you to vote on YOUR favorite proposal. Ask your family and friends, to vote too! The more, the merrier. For the couple with the most votes (LIKES), the winning client shall receive $500 studio credit.
PART THREE CON’T: YOUR ASSIGNMENT
From the following gallery of couples and proposals, find the ONE you love. Which moves you? Makes you laugh? Stirs your soul? 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”, vote and feel free to comment to enter your chance to win.
PRIZES: Grand prize: $500 studio credit
1st place: $250 studio credit
2nd place: $100 studio credit
3rd place: $50 studio credit
As you know, the image with the most votes (LIKES), the winning client shall receive a $500 studio credit.
Winners announced 3.1.13.
2012 IMAGE OF THE YEAR CONTEST | NEW YORK PHOTOGRAPHER | NEW JERSEY PHOTOGRAPHER
The 2012 Image of the Year Contest has been an enormous success. A special thank you to our client nominees who rallied their own fans to join us in a little year end fun. What a great way to ring in 2013!
AND THE WINNERS ARE:
GRAND PRIZE WINNER (100+ LIKES): AVIS WASHINGTON | NEWBORN | Italian designer handcrafted photo album
1ST PLACE: JOIE BENEVENTO | INTIMATE PORTRAIT| 12×18 Heirloom Wall Portrait
2ND PLACE KAREN KENNEDY | NEWBORN | Custom iPhone app with top 30 favorite images
3RD PLACE: EVELYN QUIGLEY | FAMILY | Music Video Slideshow
4TH PLACE: KATHLEEN COTTER | NEWBORN | 12 Month Calendar
5TH PLACE: MEREDITH HUNT | INTIMATE PORTRAITURE | Mini Memory Book with 10 images
6TH PLACE: CHRISTINE & JAMES HANLEY | WEDDING | iPhone Case or Stone Coasters
…In addition to our Top 6 PRIZES, our Top 10 finalists will be receiving a complimentary mini-session plus a free 8×10 image. We are announcing two dates for our mini-sessions this Winter.
7TH PLACE: JAMIE HART | INTIMATE PORTRAIT
8TH PLACE: KATHLEEN COTTER | NEWBORN
9TH PLACE: The HUSBAND FAMILY | FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY
10TH PLACE: CARLA MURINO | FAMILY
VOTER PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Three lucky voters have been randomly selected from the voter pool to win a free mini session + 8×10 Image Print:
1. Kimberly Vogt
2. Danielle Mark
3. Janise Haberstroh-Stout
PLUS, AS A SURPRISE THANK YOU TO ALL OUR CLIENT NOMINEES FOR PARTICIPATING:
All nominees will receive one of our NEWLY RELEASED “Facebook Timeline Covers” to adorn their page with some of their favorite images!
Thanks all who joined us in some year-end fun. Stay tuned for our next big contest later in 2013! We’ll be in touch with all winners on how to claim their prizes.
Happy New Year to all!
Natalie & Cate
JE REVELE WINS INTERNATIONAL AWARD COMPETITION AT WPPI
Earlier this week, WPPI announced the results of their 1st Half International Online Image Competition. Thousands of entries from around the globe were submitted, including those of Je Revele’s Natalie Licini.
Every image scoring an 80 or above receives an Accolade of Excellence point, a prestigious international acclamation in this industry-leading organization. Then all first, second and third place winners receiving 2 points towards the pinnacle of the photography industry – the International Image of the Year will receive 7 points.
Once again, for her third straight year, Natalie Licini merited an Accolade of Excellence for her portrait “Aubrey” shown here. In addition, Natalie swept the Glamour category, scoring 1st place for this image. We could not have been more thrilled, as Natalie’s “Aubrey” image was one of our favorite images of the year, so far here at our studio. It graces our walls as well as a magazine covers (Thank you, Rangefinder!). This win also marks a significant milestone for Je Revele, as our Intimate Portrait clientele has grown significantly since we announced it in January – as well as through the recent media coverage we have been given.
While we are grateful to have been honored with such accolades, there is no one we are more grateful for than our wonderful clients. Through their support, admiration and patronage, they push us to new heights to develop stronger, more artistic and award-winning work. So, we dedicate this WPPI Competition’s wins for you — our clients! Thank you, as always, for sharing in this journey with us.
Earlier this year, my 83-year old aunt passed away. She lived a full and beautiful life and so her parting was more of a celebration of life than a burden of death. As my family emptied her grand old home in historic Snug Harbor, Staten Island, they found, among many old treasures, a box of love letters. These hand-painted love letter cards were from her husband, my very artistic Uncle Joe, who had been overseas in the Army, fighting the Korean War.
We have been astounded by these letters. They tell us not only about the signs of their times, but tales of a profound romance and the raw emotion of their relationship. We have now made a plan to each pass around this box of letters, read them in their entirety and relish in the emotional legacy two lives left behind.
Living in a digital age as we do, the preservation of emotion is a lost art form. What will we leave behind for future generations? What artifacts will they discover about us? Yes, we all capture images, some of us even blog… but do we preserve our feelings? Document our hearts?
Together, Natalie and I decided that we don’t want to just be photographers to our clients. We want to be their partners in preservation. We want to use our images to write the visual stories of their lives. And now, we have begun to use the words to tell them.
As our art has always been inspired by Literature, now our Literature is also inspired by our art! We are proud to introduce our Love Letters Collection as the latest addition to our client offering.
Combining the power of visual and literary arts, we use an image to stimulate one’s senses and the intrinsic power of words to captivate the heart. A signature (copyrighted) concept, clients will now have the option to commission an original epic poem or timeless prose (written for them specifically) to accompany their image presentation. Whether an album, image box or our beautiful signature fine art pieces, a love letter will take memory keeping back to the days of old.
Whether it’s a bride to her husband on their wedding day in a Beauty Portrait album; A woman looking for her own inner self, affirmed through a unique poem to accompany her Intimate Portraiture; A mother’s expression of hope and wonder to her unborn child in a keepsake image box, or even an enchanted story about the special love between siblings, the lost art of letter writing and personal literature is reinvented through the Je Revele Love Letter Collection.
Using Natalie Licini’s award-winning images from the recent Professional Photographers of America International Image Competition, we demonstrate here how the impact of words can immortalize an image in our minds, while the image can stir our soul.
We hope you enjoy our new collection, and please let us immortalize your legacy in picture and in words!
(Please note these original works, of product concept, visual and poetry/prose are protected under U.S. Copyright Laws and may not be duplicated or copied under penalty of the law.)
As she waited for him
There he stood; silently stunned in the doorway.
As the light and shadows danced across her back,
He saw a new religion of beauty and drama unfold
So unapologetically beautiful,
This epic moment to bring him to life again
He could do nothing.
He just stood in silence, waiting for her to turn.
To my dear baby girl,
It’s me, your Mommy. I am waiting for you, counting the hours and minutes until I can hold you in my arms as steadily as I have been holding you in my heart these past months. You were born from a moment of love, when I felt my heart and my soul stir inside of me to bring you to me. Before I even knew you were there, I loved you. Within a deep breath I could feel the longing blossom of maternal love planted, like a flower I would nurture until the day I die. My life was full, with love and happiness and exploration of all that is good. But the void was you, my sweet girl, and I could cry thinking of how incomplete my life was before I felt you stir inside me. I want to keep you here, to love you and warm you and keep you safe forever. But the thought of holding you in my arms in a few short weeks to and give you my life and my love gives me unspeakable consolation. You are Mommy’s girl, my everything. I promise to give you the world and more you could ever hope for. You have held me in your heart and grown with me, as I have with you. I will kiss every part of your tiny little being the moment I see you, to let you know how much you are loved. I am your Mommy, you are my everything; I can’t wait to meet you.
In these final moments before I give myself to you
Wholly and eternally,
without fear or doubt or inhibition,
I sit in the darkness
Waiting for the sun to rise
As the light warms my face and illuminates a moment
I realize that it is you, the light who brings clarity and warmth to my world
And shines upon me to make me the most beautiful I have ever been
Or ever will be.
You are my love, my light and my inspiration
And I use this final moment to cherish
My Past, because it has brought me to you
My Present, because it has gifted me your heart
And Our future, because it is composing our dreams in light.
I love you and I give myself to you today, with all my heart.
Our life is just a journey
Paved in light and darkness
And looming shadows that lead us to light.
But I will never have fear,
I will never be broken
Because my sister
Walks beside me, with her hand open.
When our friends at Black River Imaging approached us and asked to feature our studio in their 2012 Advertising campaign, we were more than thrilled. What a great way to kick off our new year!
Our relationship with Black River started in 2008 when Natalie first launched her business choosing BRI as her exclusive lab. More than just a vendor, Black River Imaging creates quality products and provides extraordinary customer service in their 33,000 sq ft lab. Continual innovation in production and software, passionate leadership and reliability have made BRI our long term partner.
Founded by Roy Dameron and his wife in 1971, Black River Imaging has become family to us.
In 2011, our relationship grew as Natalie became a spokesperson and educator for Black River Imaging, traveling around the country to share creative business practices and talk about BRI’s fabulous products and service. It’s a personal relationship to us, one that we trust to even our own heirloom portraits.
So, how appropriate it was for her to be photographed in her own home, among our some of our favorite portraits of the past year. The ad will appear in Rangefinder and Professional Photographer Magazine throughout the latter part of 2012.
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