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Je Revele Black Friday Specials 2012

November 21, 2012 /

Je Revele’s Black Friday Sale… Simply Too Good to Miss

Ahhh, the adrenaline rush of Black Friday shopping. It’s that one day of the year where you can get the very best top-of-the-line items at unbelievable value.

We don’t want to deprive you of your adrenaline.
So, we’re introducing our first ever Je Revele Black Friday sale!

Here’s the deal:

Purchase one Je Revele Photography session on Black Friday by clicking here. We’ll automatically GIVE YOU A $275 STUDIO CREDIT (FREE!) to use wards any print purchase from your session.

Whether you’re buying the session for yourself, your family or as a gift for someone else, it’s a fabulous way to build beautiful memories… The Black Friday way!

Not sure how to use or “gift” the session? Here are some inspirational ideas…

-An heirloom portrait of your family to hang on the mantle (after Santa’s stockings come down of course!)

-Some sexy boudoir portraits to give your honey for Valentine’s Day

-Give to Mom to schedule a cherished mother/daughter session

-A beloved fine art pet portrait of your “furry baby”.

-Some romantic anniversary photos together

-Baby’s milestone portraits

– A fine art “Winter Wonderland” session in the snow at the Castle…

Create the session of your dreams and a portrait to go along with it!

~Natalie & Cate

HURRICANE SANDY: FAMILY PHOTOS AND MEMORIES LOST IN A STORM

November 12, 2012 /

Photo Credit: Chris Scaglione.
This image was captured on a street corner in Tottenville, Staten Island as my husband helped a victim recover items from his home. His wife’s picture was among these “found” images in the woods.

In the hours before Sandy hit, deep dark clouds filled the skies wide. Heavy, howling winds brushed us all with fear of what was to come. We all prepared as best we could; readying our clothing for the days or weeks ahead, stocking our water and food supply, gathering cash, readying our basements, and easing the fears of our children.

In the midst of crisis, it’s human nature to worry about the items of our future.

When the storm hit, we experienced the strength of nature beyond explanation. Huddled in darkness together amidst the sounds of terror, there is nothing to do but live in the present. For many, it was the most present of moments we’ll ever experience.

We’ve all seen the images of Sandy’s ravage. The news coverage has been unwavering. But the irony is, when we experience tragedy, we immediately turn to the past. We embrace it, we mourn it, and then… we seek to find it again;

We find it in photos.

When people tearfully describe their losses from this storm, it is rarely mentioned in terms of dollars, cars, or jewelry. Not even once. What we hear time and again is the mourned loss of photos, the archives of our memory. What is close to the heart is priceless.

When we create a portrait for our client, we are not creating an image on paper. We are creating a visual for the sake of their memory, they way their life is or how they want it to be. We help them crystallize their life in a moment. Whether that image is passed on through generations or happens to be lost in a storm, it is a picture that stays with them. In their heart.

We’re happy to spite Sandy, to say that not all photos are lost.

In the heart of Tottenville section of Staten Island, a young woman has made it her mission to help people recover these memories as she searched her radius and collected images strewn far and wide.  Wedding photos, baby photos, even the photo of her friend who perished in the storm. She inspires us deeply; because even at her young age she understands that photos are eternal treasures. They are not measured in dollar value, but the currency of the soul.

To see this story as featured on WCBS 2 News, click here.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/11/09/s-i-teen-reuniting-storm-victims-with-their-lost-pictures-memories/

NY and NJ, we’re here for you, too. If you are a victim of the hurricane who has lost your home and your family photos, please give us a call to discuss how we may help.

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!

HURRICANE SANDY UPDATE:

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

Intimate Portraits: a popular wedding gift for grooms

September 26, 2012 /

INTIMATE PORTRAITS: AN INCREASINGLY POPULAR GIFT FROM BRIDE TO GROOM

A Google search on “Bride Gift to Groom” yields over 3.4 million search results.

But for that ONE-in-a-million romantic gift, our brides-to-be don’t use Google. They just come to our studio!

Intimate portraits sessions have become one of the most popular gifts from bride to groom among our clients. Brides visit us from all over the area to “fill” our signature image box, a treasure trove of visual goodness their groom simply can’t resist with photos from their session. That’s how we met Nicole, a stunning Latina goddess with the greenest eyes we had ever seen!  In preparing for her wedding in the Dominican Republic this October, she had one thing left to do – find the perfect groom’s gift.

On an otherwise ordinary weekday, Nicole snuck away on the morning of her fiance Quintin’s birthday.  We had a beautiful 2-hour session with this quiet beauty, complete with corsets, dramatic tulle and the golden warmth of the afternoon light here at the castle. Nicole had never done this before, but within minutes, her confidence illuminated her beauty.

Though we had never met her fiance Quintin, we knew two things: that he loved her curves and that this gift would be a great surprise for him. But in the end, the surprise was on Nicole!

Quinten joined Nicole for their private screening at our studio. As he sat on the couch, having no idea what he was about to see on the big screen, we took great pleasure in watching his jaw-dropping response. When the music slideshow of Nicole’s images was over, he paused for a moment and said, taking a deep breath, “WOW.  OK, I want EVERYTHING!” We all laughed, but then we saw the tender side of her charming fiance.

“You have no idea how happy I am she did this,” he told us. “I have always thought she was beautiful, but I am not really sure she ever embraced that for herself. Now I think she can see what I see in her.”  OK, I need to admit that I am a sentimental crybaby. But that really brought tears to my eyes.  As they selected their images, she seemed unsure which ones to pick, perhaps a little unsure of herself. But he knew exactly what he wanted – and actually had a hard time narrowing them down.

A session like Nicole’s, teaches us a very valuable lesson. The great philosopher and poet Khalil Gibran said, “Beauty is reality gazing upon itself in a mirror.” And that day, we felt so fortunate to be able to give Nicole the opportunity to see herself as the gorgeous stunning woman as everyone around her sees her. Days like this make it all worthwhile.

Thank you Nicole and Quinten for being such amazing clients and for letting us witness such tender moments as we did in our viewing session.

~Cate

What I love about Fall

September 18, 2012 /

I look forward to Fall more than any other season!

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Top 10 Things I Love about the Fall!

1. I love putting my boots back on. Boy do I miss them during the Summer.
2. I love Halloween
3. …and fall folliage! There is nothing more beautiful than this time of year.
4. I love pumpkin and apple picking.
5. Ow how I love antiquing! Although I try to stay out of stores 🙂
6. I love the crisp clean smell of Fall. When the wind blows one cool night.. it reminds me of school many (many many) years ago and i know Fall has arrived!
7. I love Thanksgiving
8. I love wearing a sweater for the first time and turning on the heat at night all toasty in bed.
9. Fall is a time for baking -one of my favorite past times: pumpkin pie, cheesecake, neiman marcus cookies, rainbow cookies, oreo balls! Yum!
10. The year goes by so fast. The Fall gives me time to reflect on life and enjoy those who I love most.

What do you love most about Fall?
~Natalie

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