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February 2, 2014 /

If These Walls Could Speak

What a wonderful delight it is to get to know our clients during a photo shoot. We spend such an intensely intimate amount of time together. We strive to become acquainted with each person’s desires, dreams, and fears. And at the end of each and every session, we always feel like we’ve made another good friend.

For precisely these reasons, we are over the MOON when a client returns to our new jersey photography studio for another session. Knowing the client was happy with our previous work, we are braced for the challenge of capturing additional elements of their life not seen in the last session. In some cases we get to bask in the glow of maternity radiance. Other times, the change is a tiny fragile infant embraced by love and soft blankets. Perhaps the family has tagged along for a portrait session? In this follow up visit, that’s precisely what happened.

The Chemo family embodies the charm of a Norman Rockwell painting. All four members being so good looking, it wasn’t difficult to pose them for a best angle. However, their two sons definitely stole the show with their adorable antics. Dressed so gorgeously in cerulean blue Pole sweaters, their smiles, glimmers of playfulness and love for each other took command of the lens. Through the eyes of these boys, we can see the deepest of bonds and truest of loves shared between their parents and for themselves.

To see them all together is exquisite.

Even the castle walls seemed to recognize their brilliance.

For me, it was a more personal recognition. I felt pride. To have the honor of seeing former clients and having them return to me for more. To know they believe in what we do and most importantly, to see the radiance we were able to capture and appreciate its value.

What an honor to photograph you! We look forward to seeing you again! Here’s a sneak peak inside their 2013 holiday card. This is a lovely trifolded design with the top design the outside and the lower design -the inside.

Here’s what Kim had to say about her experiences at the castle:

Being at the castle is always a pleasure. Natalie and her team are sweet and always make you feel at home. From the moment you walk in they always ready to give you a beverage of your choice and make you feel like a movie star!

My favorite features are the castle and architecture in the building gives such old world charm.

I hate taking pictures but the Je Revele team definitely makes you feel comfortable in your own skin. I have only done family and business portraits but hope to build up the courage to do boudoir portraits one day. I know Natalie and her team will make me feel like a princess.

There is always lasting memories when visiting the castle. My boys absolutely adore Natalie. My older boy loves taking pictures and Natalie actually let him take a picture with her own cameras and two years later he still talking about it. And my little one has such a crush on her.

There are so many things I love about my sessions from getting my hair and make up done and feeling like the most important person in the world for photo shoot.

And here are some of our favorite pictures captured at the castle…

…I couldn’t resist sharing their 2012 holiday card! I love to watch our families grow year after year!

We love the Chemo Family, especially Andrew and Jakey!!!

 

Je Revele Fine Art Photography Studio & Gallery 

312 W. 73rd Street  |  New York, NY 10023 |  Studio: 212-787-2175                                                                           

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The Je Revele Team Expands | NJ Family Photographer

January 11, 2014 /

The Expanding Je Revele Team

This Fall 2013, the Je Revele Family welcomed two spectacular talents. The quest to find two extraordinary people was no easy feat, but we are grateful to welcome Kristin & Lara.

Kristin O’Donnell

Kristin O’Donnell has been proudly welcomed to the Je Revele Family.  She brings a wealth of experience to the team.  Educated at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City, Kristin as been actively capturing people, places, moments, animals and experiences on camera for over 8 years.

Her portfolio of works includes genres such as action, lifestyle, nature, family, animal and boudoir.  Kristin also has a history in photographing adventure sports.   This newlywed met her husband while rock climbing!  Inspired by her parents’ and husband’s attitude toward life, Kristin is blessed with motivation to always keep learning.  She is pleased to work with Natalie Licini, owner of Je Revele, as she admires Natalie’s drive and determination.

When asked about her two most favorite pieces of photographic art, Kristin described an animals series she is currently working on, titled Creeper, and a striking silhouette portrait she had recently taken at the Highland Park studio.  When not in the studio, it isn’t unusual to see Kristin utilizing her Canon 7D or Mamiya RZ67 for personal enjoyment.  She claims that her creative work is what keeps her inspired. “It’s what makes me tick.,” she concludes.

Kristin is a natural for connecting to those she photographs.  “My favorite part of being a photographer is that I’m able to capture a moment in someones life that they will have forever.” realizes Kristin as she reflects upon her passion.  Having been a former client at Je Revele, Kristin understands the dynamics of what is entailed with being part of an intimate photo session.  She understand the importance of women feeling good about their bodies when they exercise and take care of themselves.  Being fixated only with the number on the scale; being thin for the sake of being thin is something Kristin finds overrated. It is because of such wise perspective that she is able to draw out her clients’ most confident selves.

Outside of the Studio, Kristin most enjoys the outdoors or just relaxing with her new husband and beloved boxer in their home in Hamilton, NJ.

Lara Saggese

Prior to her work as a Je Revele Fine Art photography, Lara Saggese has been a business owner as well as a Manager and  Creative Director in the music publishing industry.   Working for Warner/Chappell Music Publishing and then launching an independent music publishing company, MPCA, allowed her to hone her business skills and creative talents.  Another hobby of hers, photography, always called to her however, while she established roots in the musical arena.

Lara realized that her long running love affair with photography was something she was compelled to do for a living after leaving the music industry in favor of a more family friendly career.   Lara took aim for the photography field and has been happily capturing unforgettable images for her clients ever since.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Lara moved to Marlboro, New Jersey 8 years ago.

Immersing herself in tons of photographic literature,  training courses and small independent workshops and with a camera on hand, Lara experimented and mastered her craft.  After tirelessly studying and portfolio building, Lara opened her own photography business, specializing in children’s and family portraiture and established herself as a sought-after professional.

Lara describes her work in the studio for Je Revele to be refreshing.  “Working here is elevating as a photographer” Lara muses.  “Natalie ‘s positive encouragement really makes me love my job even more than I already did”, she adds.  “Welcoming clients to the castle-like setting of the Highland Park studio is a dream, creatively.”

Whom would she like to photograph the most?  Lara’s Canon 5D Mark II wouldn’t be able to resist photographing Mike Piazza, the revered former Mets baseball player.

People who know Lara well describe her to be creative, bubbly, and full of laughter.  In college she was fondly referred to as “Bubbles” because of the unstoppable giggles, and her ability to find the joy in life and make others feel at ease.

Lara brings a varied background, an intuitive sense about what her clients’ truly hope to achieve, and a zest for life to the Je Revele family.

We are grateful and excited that these two talents joined the Je Revele family in 2013.

 

Je Revele Fine Art Photography Studio & Gallery 

312 W. 73rd Street  |  New York, NY 10023 |  Studio: 212-787-2175                                                                           

433 River Road  |  Highland Park, NJ 08904 |  Studio: 732-964-3773                                                                                             

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YOUR BODY IS YOUR CANVAS | NJ Boudoir Photographer

January 10, 2014 /

YOUR BODY IS YOUR CANVAS | NJ Boudoir Photographer

There are so many ways that women enhance their body and beauty.  Some change their hairstyle, color, or length.  Some gain weight (seriously), others lose pounds. Others undergo cosmetic surgery to help maintain the essence of youth. And some, particularly the artistically driven, express their motivations through body art.
I find it admirable to see someone who has decided that they love something so much they will place its likeness permanently on their skin. So much thought must go into the process. It surely takes a lot of courage. For most people, it leaves an impressive and lasting outcome indeed.

This reminds me of the process one takes when doing a photo session with us. A “look” must be decided upon and the right placement and setting chosen. The images will last forever so every client wants to get the poses just right. Chelsea brought these insights to my mind as we worked together on her shoot.
As I spent some time with Chelsea, I realized that she is a woman who is quite deliberate in what she wants to do and how she wants to express herself. She knows herself well and she isn’t afraid to share her ideas. In planning for her session, Chelsea was quick to inform us that she had a lot of body art, which excited and thrilled us. She was looking to surprise her then fiancé, (now new husband) with some portraits he would never forget. She hoped we could capture her classical beauty in a 50s pin-up sort of way. She also wanted to portray herself in a way that she felt most herself and also would peak her fiancé’s interests even more than usual. A Green bay Packer’s Jersey was a perfect choice for wardrobe outfit #1!
Chelsea was a dream model for her session. She chose simple attire which complimented her desires, tastes and physical features quite well. We captured some shots, which allowed us to showcase her exquisite body art selections coupled with her subtle femininity.

Chelsea, you have created art in your presence, your demeanor, your love for your husband and your decision in having such gorgeous portraits done with us. You are a walking masterpiece! We wish you much luck with your new husband and baby on the way!  Thank you for choosing us for your NJ boudoir photographer.

Here’s what Chelsea had to say about her session:
It was a very fun and relaxing experience. I felt confident, sexy and classically beautiful. Knowing that I was 4 weeks pregnant with my child will be a forever lasting moment when we look back on these pictures. The professional makeup, the poses, how Natalie made me feel comfortable were my favorite parts of the experience.

NJ Boudoir Photographer

 

NJ Boudoir Photographer

 

NJ Boudoir Photographer

NJ Boudoir Photographer

We’re so pleased you have shred your artistry and beauty with us, Chelsea!

Also featured on our boudoir blog: http://newjerseyboudoirjerevele.com/nj-boudoir-photographer-your-body-is-your-canvas/

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New Jersey Boudoir Photographer | with Megan

December 4, 2013 /

New Jersey Boudoir Photographer | with Megan

Every year, Boudoir Photography is becoming increasingly popular. Based on my experience in the industry, I’d say it’s the hottest genre of portraiture on the market.

Time and time again women book sessions at one of our studios, and express their desire to “feel beautiful”
It is often the case during phone consultations, a woman will express that her significant other describes her attractiveness, but it’s not always the way she sees herself. She wants to create a portrait for her spouse so that he sees her beauty in a timeless way.
And when each individual client arrives at one of out studios, I smile in disbelief. Is this really the woman who described herself as a bookworm? She seriously felt as though she wasn’t noticed for the looker she so obviously is?

Sometimes it takes another person to help a woman feel safe enough to embrace her sensuality. Many times it’s a husband. Often times it is us. I’m so proud of the countless ways and times we have been able to pamper, uplift, inspire, encourage and help a woman recognize that she is, in every role she carries out, a living, breathing work of art.

Megan is one such example of this realization. Just take a glimpse of some of her fabulous boudoir portraits in New Jersey.

New Jersey Boudoir Photographer

Here is what Megan had to say about her experience at Je Revele:

“My experience at Je Revele was memorable. I had initially planned the shoot to be an anniversary surprise for my husband. What I got out of it was much more. All my life, I never thought of myself as a beautiful, attractive individual. I was known as the smart one, or the bookworm but never the one to always get asked on a date or be invited to parties. Until I went to college, I didn’t really know what it meant to be attractive. My husband was one of those people to allow me to see myself in a different light. Through the years though for some reason, my self-image went negative again and I needed a something to give me the reassurance that I was a beautiful, strong woman.
My husband has always found me to be sexy and with photography being something that we both admire, I thought why not capture what he loves in pictures. What I got out of the experience was a confidence about myself that I didn’t expect. I left the viewing of my photos with a pride for the woman I am and for the woman I exude for my husband. I finally can see clearly what he is so proud of and why he is so happy to have me as his wife.
Like most women about to do a boudoir shoot, I was extremely nervous. I admittedly entered the studio shaking a bit from being anxious about what was to come. However, upon meeting the stylist, I was immediately put at ease and felt like I was about to spend an afternoon with a girlfriend. Once made-up, my shoot began and Natalie made me feel so comfortable. It can be quite daunting for a woman to have her picture taken in such an intimate fashion but Natalie made the entire afternoon fun and relaxed. Also, such a photo shoot can feel very posed and stiff but again, Natalie was able to capture me in a natural light that made me feel true to myself and show exactly what I wanted to convey through my photos.
It is not often that I can feel that sexy and sensual about myself but when you do something for your husband, who wouldn’t. I couldn’t have asked for a better atmosphere and experience.
My lasting memory from this experience was the reaction I got from my husband. Being that he is a hobbyist photographer, I have been his subject matter in the past for photos. He was happily shocked to see someone else catch me in a different light and have the ability to turn out with so many great pictures for him to choose from; the decision was not an easy one. I even think he saw me in a new light, probably one that radiated sexiness and sensuality but also one that gave him the approval that his wife was confident and comfortable with her own body.
The thing I loved the most about my session was the relationships I made with some women who I only met for a few hours. They gave me not only a great gift for my husband but a self-image that was improved and verified. There is nothing that could replace that kind of feeling or experience.”

New Jersey Boudoir Photographer

We’re so thankful Megan choose us as her New Jersey Boudoir Photographer

New Jersey Boudoir Photographer

New Jersey Boudoir Photographer

New Jersey Boudoir Photographer

New Jersey Boudoir Photographer

New Jersey Boudoir Photographer

I must say one of the many blessings from doing what I do, is meeting people like Megan.  I’m so glad you found us =) xoxo

If you’re looking for a New Jersey Boudoir Photographer, please feel free to call or visit our studio to meet our team and see our picturesque castle studio.

Also featured on our boudoir blog: http://newjerseyboudoirjerevele.com/new-jersey-boudoir-photographer-with-megan/

~Natalie

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Alicia Vitarelli’s battle with endometriosis – Maternity Portraits NJ

November 19, 2013 /

Alicia Vitarelli’s battle with endometriosis – Je Revele – Maternity Portraits NJ

 

I was thrilled to watch Alicia Vitarelli’s announcement of her pregnancy on live TV just a few months ago.  As soon as she started talking, I had a feeling that she was about to share EXCITING news of her growing family.  The entire time I’m was staring at her tummy thinking “Is she pregnant? Maybe… could she be 8 weeks? I can’t tell” and sure enough she was 20 weeks pregnant! Ahh!  She was glowing and absolutely radiant.  I can say having three children myself, that I never looked as spectacular as Alicia looked 20 weeks pregnant.  She is beautiful.

During the Summer, when Alicia mentioned coming to the castle for her maternity photos I was SO NERVOUS! She gets her photo taken all the time. But we had the best day and I was so grateful she came with her wonderful husband Matt.  I was so grateful she took Maternity Portraits NJ with us at the castle.

Alicia Vitarelli is now just weeks away from the birth of her baby girl, known fondly as “Baby P.” Today, she shared her story beating endometriosis on Action News. Here’s the clip in case you missed it.

 

Our maternity session took place in Highland Park, New Jersey at my studio at the Je Revele Castle.  When we pushed back Alicia’s session a few extra weeks patiently waiting for that bump to pop, I thought about photographing her in my Manhattan studio, but this location was so convenient for her and Matt.

Here are a few gorgeous portraits of this soon-to-be mom and dad and Baby P.

Maternity Portraits NJ

Maternity Portraits New Jersey

Maternity Portraits NJ

There were so many special moments, reminiscing about their journey together .. falling in love.

Maternity Portraits New Jersey

Maternity Portraits NJ

Maternity Portraits NJ

Maternity Portraits NJ

Maternity Portraits NJ

Maternity Portraits NJ

and NOW the countdown begins!

Just 2 months until we meet this little angel. I can’t wait to photograph her.

Also featured on our boudoir blog: http://newjerseyboudoirjerevele.com/alicia-vitarellis-battle-with-endometriosis-maternity-portraits-nj/

~Natalie


Je Revele Fine Art Photography Studio & Gallery 

NYC:  312 W. 73rd Street  |  New York, NY 10023 |  Studio: 212-787-2175 | Mobile: 917-886-5666                                                                                                                                      

NJ:      433 River Road  |  Highland Park, NJ 08904 |  Studio: 732-964-3773 | Mobile: 917-886-5666       

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