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INDEX BEAUTY 04 Beauty As artists, we look for the subtleties and stories that others may not often see. We listen with our eyes to the many ways epic beauty is expressed.

INTIMATE POR06 what is Boudoir, Glamour, Couture? 08 Photo of the Month

ABOUT YOU 10 About You Your journey begins with a pre-consultation to help you plan a one of a kind experience.

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ABOUT YOUR SES14 Pre-consultation for your commissioned 16 Booking your session portrait 20 Preparing for your session 20 Your session 22 After the session

ABOUT US 26 Our Philosophy: la philosophie de portraits intimes About Natalie & the Je Revele Team, Our Studio 28 Investment: a luxury experience Products 30 Q&A 32 Policies 33 Reviews from clients

MISCELLANEOUS 34 Quotes 35 Before & After

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How do you see beauty? How would you like to be photographed? Beauty is within all of us, and it manifests itself all around us. As artists, we look for the subtleties and stories that others may not often see. We listen with our eyes to the many ways epic beauty is expressed. Leo Tolstoy once wrote that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.â&#x20AC;? Whether it is through our travels or an ordinary moment when light and shadow start to dance together upon an object; as artists, we find inspiration everywhere. The fine art prints we create are as much biography as it is subject matter. We are honored to share it with you.

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Intimate Portraits: what is Boudoir, Glamour, Couture?

What is boudoir? We love all things French, as you know. A boudoir is a lady’s private bedroom, sitting room or dressing room. The term derives from the French verb bouder, meaning “to pout.”. Historically, the boudoir formed part of the private suite of rooms of a lady, for bathing and dressing, adjacent to her bedchamber. In later periods, the boudoir was used as a private drawing room, and was used for other activities such as embroidery or entertaining intimate acquaintances. Boudoir photography is typically reminiscent of a woman getting dressed (or undressed) in her private chambers. That is why boudoir photography is suggestive, often has lingerie and above all is very intimate.

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What is glamour? Glamour portraits are photographed in natural or artificial light with a pre-set style or theme. Glamour is customizable for each person and can include era inspired (1920s, 30s, 70, etc) or inspired from a favorite magazine editorial in a vintage, urban, highfashion style. ------------------------------------------------------

What is a Couture session? Natalie and the Je Revele team are portrait couturiers. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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PHOTO of the MONTH No matter what type of session, your day with us is about comfort, convenience and luxury. We furnish you with everything you need to relish in your beauty, which includes in-house stylists, delicious hors deurves, chocolates, champagne, an in-house wardrobe to peruse, or our concierge-approach to designer gown rentals. And don’t worry, we’ll talk about what to wear and what not to wear during our phone consultation. We’ll discuss hair and makeup, styling, wardrobe & designer gown rental, and much much more. We will answer any questions you may have. -----

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About you Your journey begins with a pre-consultation to help .you plan a one of a kind experience

No matter what type of session, your day with us is about comfort, convenience and luxury. We furnish you with everything you need to relish in your beauty, which includes in-house stylists, delicious hors deurves, chocolates, champagne, an in-house wardrobe to peruse, or our concierge-approach to designer gown rentals. And don’t worry, we’ll talk about what to wear and what not to wear during our phone consultation. We’ll discuss hair and makeup, styling, wardrobe & designer gown rental, and much much more. We will answer any questions you may have. ----Our clients cherish the wall art we make for them… but beyond that, they remember the experience of the day, how they connected with us and how our stylists made them feel. Ultimately, their memory is about feeling beautiful and special. That translates very powerfully into the portraits we create for them.

Era inspired session: Are you

considering an era-inspired sessions of the 1920s, 30s, 40s, or 1980s?

Special Occasion or Wedding?

Is this is special occasion? Wedding gift or bachelorette party, or mother & daughter day?

The Art of Healing & Transformation:

Some of our clients find art as a healing mechanism, to recover from life’s challenges… death of a loved one, a double mastectomy or to regain confidence after a divorce or breakup.

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And yet other times, our sessions are to mark a celebration, such as remission from breast cancer, or a special anniversary, birthday. We can plan a Ladies Day of Glamour: a fashioninspired day where we serve lunch, champagne and have a private chef who prepares a special dinner on the terrace of the castle. JE REVELE<<


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“We’re truly more interested in your unique feminine soul than your sexuality”. What makes a person beautiful? Intimacy is defined by an individual; and getting to know you defines our shoot. We’re truly more interested in your unique feminine soul than your sexuality. We want your portraits to resemble an old visual love letter.

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About your Session:

What to Expect

Pre-consultation for your commissioned portraits

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No matter what type of session, your day with us is about comfort, convenience and luxury. We furnish you with everything you need to relish in your beauty, which includes in-house stylists, delicious hors deurves, chocolates, champagne, an in-house wardrobe to peruse, or our conciergeapproach to designer gown rentals.

Our clients are surprisingly open during our pre-consultations, which enables us to get to YOU on a highly emotional level, upfront. We like to hear what YOU are envisioning and learn who YOU are to plan the session of your dreams. The pre-consultation serves a two-way purpose; we get to know you intimately beforehand to effectively plan a shoot and you get excited about our session together. It puts you at ease before the shoot as you will have a preestablished connection with us and know what to expect. As a result of our pre-consultations, we’ve found ourselves planning era-inspired sessions of the 1920s, 30s, 40s, or 1980s. Some sessions are based on specific milestones, like one client’s 50th birthday where we planned a “past present and future” theme incorporating various themes of her life. Other clients find art as a healing mechanism, to recover from the death of a loved one, a double mastectomy or to regain confidence after a divorce or breakup. And yet other times, our sessions are to

mark a celebration, such as remission from breast cancer, bachelorette parties or a special anniversary. We plan Ladies Day of Glamour, a fashion-inspired day where we served lunch, champagne and have a private chef who prepares a special dinner on the terrace of the castle in between their individual photo shoots and styling sessions. No matter what type of session, your day with us is about comfort, convenience and luxury. We furnish you with everything you need to relish in your beauty, which includes in-house stylists, delicious hors deurves, chocolates, champagne, an in-house wardrobe to peruse, or our concierge-approach to designer gown rentals. And don’t worry, we’ll talk about what to wear and what not to wear during our call. We’ll discuss hair and makeup, styling, wardrobe & designer gown rental, lingerie, accessories, jewelry, shoes, furs, purse, hat, special keepsakes. We will talk about preparation including grooming: hair, manicure, tanning, proper sleep and no sodium. We will answer any questions you may have. JE REVELE<<


Session Booking your session

We schedule portrait sessions four days a week. Natalie photographs Monday - Thursday both in-studio and on location. We offer evening appointments during the Summer. JE REVELE<<


Clients often arrive at 10am or 1pm for hair & makeup and non-stop pampering. Our stylists set the relaxing mood… our atmosphere is very tranquil. We provide royal treatment that will remain with you long after your session has ended. It’s very retreat like. We often have parties catered and bring in a chef. Clients lounge on our chaise or antique sofas, whil e feeling their body, mind and spirit are rejuvenated. They’re nourished as their confidence is boosted through this exciting and liberating experience. One of our clients said the other day “talk about turning off your mind and sending you into a state of utter bliss” They say the day was magical. Our studio is a fusion between photography, a lux-

ury spa, and an art gallery. Our clients cherish the art we make for them… but beyond that, they remember the experience of the day, how they connected with us and how our stylists made them feel. Ultimately, their memory is about feeling beautiful and special. That translates very powerfully into the portraits we create for them. We schedule portrait sessions four days a week. Natalie photographs Monday - Thursday both instudio and on location. We offer evening appointments during the Summer. We limit the amount of sessions per month to maintain the highest standard of quality and experience for our clients.

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PREPARING FOR YOUR SESSION Up to 1 Month before your session: Have your hair trimmed and colored if necessary. Go shopping for outfits, shoes and accessories. Do not go tanning at all, natural skin tone is beautiful. Trust me! Treat yourself to a massage and body wrap. Afterall this is a girls day! 48 hours before your session: get a manicure/pedicure. Do not go tanning at all, natural skin tone is beautiful. Trust me! Get at least 7 hours of sleep. Avoid: • sodium, • carbonated products • greasy foods

• facials • spray tans or any tanning Day of: Shower and shave, arrive with your face clean and hair washed but dry. Hair and Makeup Styling: we have a talented team of in-house stylists who style your hair and makeup before your session with us and touch it up during your session. They specialize in photo ready makeup, which is very important. Unlike many salons, our stylists know how to best apply makeup for our photo shoot. {note: picture need here (will insert level 1level 5 chart).

YOUR SESSION As clients pull up to the castle they immediately feel whisked away to Europe or transported to another time (we hear this all the time). At first they arrive in our courtyard. Heading upstairs past the 14th .century stained glass window, there’s a gorgeous terrace overlooking our beautiful grounds We furnish clients with everything they need to relish in their beauty, which includes in-house stylists, delicious hors deurves, chocolates, champagne (or your favorite beverage), an in-house wardrobe to peruse, or our concierge-approach to designer gown rentals. We offer first-rate hospitality based on .memories of luxurious travel experiences During your photo session you will have a magazine style photo shoot, with our all women staff. We will guide you on poses, expression and clothing selection. The shoot is similar to a magazine shoot as each ...shot is setup to perfection –although we have a lot of fun, laughter, etc

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Before your viewing appointment we recommend taking a quick photo of the walls you envision hanging your portraitson

We invite clients to relax after their session and enjoy lunch at the castle. During that time, we schedule your viewing appointment, .which takes at the castle in approximately 7 days Before your viewing appointment we recommend taking a quick .photo of the walls you envision hanging your portraits on During your viewing appointment, we’ll gladly help you narrow down the perfect selections. We serve hors d’oeuvres & beverages during your private screening. Natalie will retouch a few of your images so you will be able to see what your final portraits would look like. During your session we will be viewing your images through our innovative projection system, allowing us maximum flexibility to show you each image at it’s best! It really is a fun experience! After your slideshow we will select your final portraits and go over sizes and groupings that will look beautiful on your walls. We will JE REVELE<<


During your viewing appointment, we’ll gladly help you narrow down the perfect selections. We serve hors d’oeuvres & beverages during your private screening. Natalie will retouch a few of your images so you will be able to see what your final portraits would look like. During your session we will be viewing your images through our innovative projection system, allowing us maximum flexibility to show you each image at !it’s best! It really is a fun experience place your order and answer any questions you might have at that time. Anyone who will be significant during your purchase decisions should come with you at this time. *Don’t’ forget to !ask about our fabulous EZ Pay program as well Fine Art Portraits We typically decide before the sales session which portraits would have the best potential as a fine art wall portrait. Rarely do we edit any fine art work before the viewing appointment. Instead, we show several beautiful fine art portrait samples to clients during the viewing appointment. This explains what their portraits could potentially look like and it usually illustrates the .idea quite well

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Our Philosophy: la philosophie de portraits intimes Since the beginning of Je Revele, we decided that our Intimate Portraits were about creating intimacy with our clients and helping them see their beauty. It was never about the wardrobe like lingerie or boudoir-style settings, it’s about YOU. At the end of it all, we simply want our clients to look and feel their most beautiful self. That’s incredibly important to us… We listen to their needs and understand why they are doing the session… That’s intimacy.

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Our Studio The Je Revele Castle

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Our Studio: The Je Revele Castle Je Revele Fine Art Photography’s studio is located at The Castle in Highland Park built in 1926. Our fascination with history, preservation and the art of storytelling is intrinsic to all that we do. Our studio is a reflection of a careful search to find a home for our artistic vision and energy we create together. It is a centrally located to New York City and the suburbs. Our studio has several acres of picturesque grounds at the castle, with brick and stone, old classic architecture, thick woods, beautiful gardens and trees, etc. We shoot indoors using both natural light and strobes. We love variety, but we photograph our clients truly in accordance with the pre-consultation we planned.

About Us About Natalie & the Je Revele Team art nude photography, they create a transformative, personal experience that helps you explore your own soul, reveal your feminine essence, and experience art-in-the-making. They create your treasured masterpieces to be enjoyed, shared and most of all –appreciated-- for .life Whether you are considering an intimate portrait for yourself or a loved one, a session experience with Natalie and .team is life changing

Natalie is not just a fine art photographer; she is a woman who see the genre of beauty and boudoir photography differently. Celebrated for her unique, experiential approach

to women’s photography, Natalie and her team engage women to further appreciate one’s own feminine beauty. Through their distinct style of couture, boudoir, and fine

Je Revele is not only our name, it’s our approach. It means “I reveal” and it highlights the process of discovery we undertake as artists. Our approach is not about a capture; it’s about a familiarity. We listen with our eyes to what’s said – and what’s not said to reveal the truth, the beauty of what’s not obvious. We are simply storytellers, who seek to immortalize your life’s journey through a .truly iconic portrait JE REVELE<<


All portraits are printed on the highest quality archival photographic paper. Our portraits are mounted for maximum durability and protection.

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Products

We noticed that clients booked us because they are attracted to our fine art work and wanted to hang a piece of art in their home. And weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always excited to do what we love. ~Natalie Investment: This luxurious experience is different for each client. Our a la carte products allow you to select whatever you like for your home. Exclusive to Je Revele is our Artistic Memory Box. This is a studio and client favorite. The average investment is $1600, with some of our clients investing $600-900, upwards.

Products We noticed that clients booked us because they are attracted to our fine art work and wanted to hang a piece of art in their home. And weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always excited to do what we love. ~Natalie We also photograph clients intimately with a variety of close-ups portraits as well. All portraits are printed on the highest quality archival photographic pa-

per. Our portraits are mounted for maximum durability and protection. For a more modern or contemporary look we now offer custom GalleryWrapped Canvas prints, Fine Art Metal prints. We offer clients a custom iPhone APP. This is very popular and can include all of your favorite images purchased from the session. JE REVELE<<


Q&A Question & Answer

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Do you shoot curvy/plus sized girls?

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As a fellow curvy girl - YES!

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How much editing do you include? When you first view your images, they will be proof edited and color corrected. Any of your favorite images purchased from the session will be retouched to your specifications to remove blemishes, lines, scars and some digital alternations of figure. Any fine art images are available in size 12x18 and larger. Can I bring someone with me for support? Yes, You can bring one person with you â&#x20AC;&#x201C; absolutely!


Can I bring my own stylist to the studio?

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We wish we could allow outside stylists, unfortunately they are not permitted. If you do prefer to use someone locally, feel free to have your stylist do your hair and makeup prior to your shoot and arrive ready to be photographed!

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Can I buy a cd of my portraits?

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Do you provide wardrobe or should I bring my own?

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While we do have a few dresses, skirts, accessories and nightgowns, which you are welcome to use, we highly recommend you bring your own to ensure everything fits properly and are to your own taste. For hygienic reasons, we do not have any lingerie outfits to use in studio.

We provide posing examples during our shoot to clients to show them and they instantly feel more confident!

We often say: “Have you ever had your photo professionally taken? {often the answer is NO} Many of your photos may be taken by friends and family under challenging lighting conditions so you may think you’re not photogenic. But beautiful light and proper direction by a professional photographer can definitely make you look your very best. If you’re photographed in darker light some clients feel they look wider or older.”

We hear a lot of comments from women, regardless of her age, body type or overall appearance. One of the most common phrases is: “I’m not photogenic at all”, almost as a warning.

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Yes, we do offer a cd with your session. As artisans and master print makers, on average our portraits take up to 10 hours to edit per photo. A cd could easily take us a month to edit. This investment is something we do offer our clients.

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Policies After years being the person taking all of my family’s photos I decided it was finally time to be in one and so I started looking for a photographer. What I found were artists. The Women at Je Revele made me feel like a celebrity from the moment I walked in to the Castle and the pampering never stopped. Michelle did a beautiful job with hair and makeup and was there for touch ups and changes as the shoot progressed. Natalie was incredibly helpful in posing and had the patience to get the perfect shot. She made me feel like a professional model, her energy was incredibly contagious I didn’t want the shoot to end. When it was time to pick photos I was presented with so many beautiful images and had a very hard time narrowing down my choices. The photo box was a special treat that I had never seen before and is such a beautiful way to display photos. I am beyond thrilled with my larger art prints as well. There was incredible attention to every detail and they truly delight in their clients happiness. Working with Natalie was like being with that long- lost friend you have wanted to re-connect with and I cannot wait to go back to the castle for my family’s shoot this spring. ~Kathleen Foxwell

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When I first decided to do this photography session, I was very apprehensive. I’ve never liked the way I look in pictures and couldn’t imagine that even a professional could change that. From the moment I spoke with the ladies at Je Revele, I instantly felt at ease. They listened to everything I wanted to get out of this experience. The day of the shoot, Michelle did my hair and makeup and made me look fabulous. When I met Natalie, it was like I’ve known her all my life. After some champagne and a few “warm-up” photos, I began to relax, and with Natalie’s praise and encouragement, I began to feel more comfortable in my own skin. I went in today to see my proofs for the first time and I couldn’t believe the person I was looking at was actually me. It was difficult narrowing it down to my favorites because I loved so many. I can’t wait to go back and pick up the final products. These pictures are something that I’ll treasure forever. Thank you Natalie and Michelle for making me feel so special and beautiful. ~Marisol Saber

After, many years of sadness, ten to be exact, due to a terrible tragedy in my life, the loss of my youngest son at age 22. I decided it was time for me to be “ME” again! It was time to shine and start thinking about “living” life (just as he always thought) and not “surviving” life any more... so my decision was to start doing all those things which at one point were in my “wish” list and have left forgotten! One of the many items on my list: a photo shoot session ... a “Boudoir” session as a gift to my husband and also hoping it would also help him make that step forward out of the “darkness”. My first encounter, was via a phone call where we talked where I expressed my wish and also gave her a background on my situation, it felt great she listened and we scheduled the photo shoot! I was getting closer to my wish.. The photo shoot, at the beginning I was a bit nervous, embarrassed and shaking.. but then Michelle (make up artist) wonderfully and with the magic of her talent and brushes transformed me into an old Hollywood movie star! Then, sparkling wine and “The toast” where we toasted to him... he was my “ROCK” ! The photo shoot started they made me feel so comfortable during the session! Their patience, charisma throughout the hours of shooting, made me feel FREE, as if I was on a “Magical Journey” and all my sadness and worries disappeared if not forever at least for a day! Their professionalism and talent showed not only throughout the photo shoot but of course once I saw the final product! At the time of picking up the photos I had a chance to meet the entire team at Je Revele! I am very glad to have met them, I am very glad I took a step towards a little bit of sunshine in my life and to have had such a fantastic experience for which I am deeply thankful! I highly recommend the Je Revele team not only for my personal experience, but for their talent, understanding and artistry! Tres bien! Monica Pataki


2 week archival: 1 ) All in person viewing appointments must be completed within four weeks of the date of the session. If you exceed this time period, image archival is necessary to backup and store your portraits for safe keeping. The monthly fee is $300. 2) After the date of your viewing appointment we preserve and store your images for a shortterm of two weeks maximum. On the 1st and 15th of every month we purge all studio images. Viewing Appointment: If you need to make any adjustments for your in person viewing appointment day and time we require that any changes be made at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment. Otherwise the fee to reschedule your appointment is $75. Fragile Heirlooms: Please understand the delicate nature of our commissioned custom portraits, albums and boxes. We ask that you take great care transporting our products and portraits framed or unframed. There is a considerable risk of possible damage. Once your products and portraits leave Je Revele Fine Art studio, any damage that occurs from the time they leave is your full responsibility. If any products or portraits framed or unframed leave the studio and need replacement, please note there is a full price due on any replacement products or portraits. We ask that you thoroughly review your finished products and portraits and confirm that they are free of any defects thereby releasing Je Revele Fine Art Photography of any further responsibility. Cancellations: Customer service is our priority. In order to serve all our clients, our cancellation policy is simple: If the appropriate 7 days notice is not given to reschedule or cancel your photo shoot, you will be billed the full value of that appointment. This charge is a minimum of $150. We occasionally make exceptions on an emergency (ie. sudden onset illness) basis only. We hate rules as much as you do and we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ever want to charge you a fee. We know you are busy! However, we are busy too (thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good thing!) and managing our appointment calendar is an exhausting and never-ending project. We appreciate your cooperation, assistance and understanding with our cancellation and rescheduling policies.

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HOW DO YOU SEE THE BEAUTY ? In the late 19th century, the great Parisian master painters created spectacular works of art that celebrated the female form beyond belief. The exquisite beauty of bare femininity was commissioned by men -- and by women—in an almost academic fashion. It was as a gesture of love, honor, beauty and the purest of desires. Time shifts culture. When Victorian era emerged, it brought about a clandestine approach to art, and rendered the fine art nude portrait as illicit and offensive. An overpowering idea of “restrictive beauty” emerged. And while fashions changed with time, some of those attitudes remained within of us as women, even today. Let’s bring the freedom of beauty back together. Je Revele is about helping you find revelation in the freedom of your femininity. We reclaim the once-celebrated notion that to be a woman is to be physically magnificent. Light shines on our body, but shines from our soul. The brilliance of you, completely liberated by your body, is your work of art. And ours.

WE INVITE YOU to experience art-in-the-making! Natalie Owner Je Revele Fine Art Photography Studio & Gallery 433 River Road | Highland Park, NJ 08904 Studio: 732-964-3773 | Mobile: 917-886-5666 Website: www.jerevele.com | Blog: www.blog.jerevele.com LIKE us on Facebook & receive $25 Credit: https://www.facebook.com/JeRevelebyNatalieLicini International Award Winning Photographer PPA Photographer of the year 2012

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