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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                                                                           

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