South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti: Blog http://www.southstreet.photography/blog en-us (C) South Street Photography info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) Fri, 09 Feb 2018 08:36:00 GMT Fri, 09 Feb 2018 08:36:00 GMT http://www.southstreet.photography/img/s/v-5/u722007819-o275728341-50.jpg South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti: Blog http://www.southstreet.photography/blog 120 118 What makes us different, Our wedding day gift book http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/2/what-make-us-different  

In the world of digital technology there are always new thing coming down the road.  One of the things that we offered as part of our collections is our wedding day book.

For a long time now, our wedding day book has been part of our collections.  Our book is a 10 photo 4x6 book that we have ready for you right at the beginning of your reception.

What we like about our same day wedding book is the excitement it creates when you, your family and friends first see it right after parent dances.

It's very cool and something that sets us apart from the rest.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) certified certifiedprofessional cpp craftsman engagement freehold j jersey john joho kuhn lauren mars new pacetti photo photographer photographic photography photos portraits professional session south street studios wedding weddings http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/2/what-make-us-different Fri, 16 Feb 2018 01:00:00 GMT
MARS 2018. Looking for a great educational experience? http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/2/mars-2018-looking-for-a-great-educational-experience MARS 2018MARS 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the past several years, my friend Martin Tremarco and I have been teaching a Photography 101 class at The MARS School.  (Mid- Atlantid Regional School).

MARS is held in Cape May NJ in early May.  Mars is a week of learning, meeting new friends, catching up with old friends and lots of fun.

Experienced photographer or beginner, there is a class for you.  Check out the MARS website: http://marsschool.com/

Several classes to choose plus our class.  Maybe you need to brush up on the basic or recently purchased you camera.  We can help you improve or get started in the photography world.  

Questions, feel free to call me at 732-866-1709 or call MARS directly.

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/2/mars-2018-looking-for-a-great-educational-experience Tue, 13 Feb 2018 01:00:00 GMT
How it was done. http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/2/how-it-was-done Hi,  We haven't  posted a "How it was done" photo in a while, so her's one for you.

This is how we create out night photos.  We use two to three light of various types to create our look.   In the case, there are two behind ouer couple.  ONe facing the building to light it up, and one facing our couple to create a "rim" light.

That me holding a light stick.   This add a small amount of light on our couple.  I'm a little to far away from them in this example, but it gives you a good idea on how we create this photo.

 

We hope you're enjoying our "how it was done" series as mush as we enjoy creating our photos.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/2/how-it-was-done Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:00 GMT
How it was done 10 11 2012 http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/2/how-it-was-done-10-11-2012 Here is our latest "How it was done" image.

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Sometimes it's simply, point the camera and hit the shutter button and hope you get "THE shot".  Literally. 

Spur of the moment images are there for an instant and then gone.  Either you get it or you don't.  There is no sense, to me, in trying to re-pose that instant.  That being said, we need to be ready in an instant.  In some cases it happens so fast, or in a spot you can't get to easily or quickly.

This image happened in a small bed room. There was no chance to get that low to get the shot.  I held the camera down near my feet and hit the shutter button a few times hoping( somewhat expecting) to get a good image.   I love to look, the light, the angle the feel of this image.  A moment I know our couple, especially our bride will love.

I hope you're enjoying our How it was done series.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/2/how-it-was-done-10-11-2012 Tue, 06 Feb 2018 03:15:00 GMT
A Fantastic Save The Date Idea http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/2/a-fantastic-save-the-date-idea Need a great save the date idea?

Here it is.  Call today 732-866-1709

Want to see more of our work.  Go to our home page and click on Our Work.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/2/a-fantastic-save-the-date-idea Fri, 02 Feb 2018 03:15:00 GMT
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Hi.  We have a new way to reach out to South Street.   We have a new, Live Chat, set up on our website.  A great, new way to ask question, set up a meeting or ask a question about your upcoming wedding.  We hope you find this a useful tool.  Here is the link to our Live Chat page.  

Please be aware, we can not be available at all hours.  If we're not online when you are, please email.   We'll get in touch quickly.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/1/live-chat-new-at-south-street Tue, 30 Jan 2018 16:21:09 GMT
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One of the photos we like to capture is a nighttime photo.  We'll usually take our couple out after dinner is finished, just before the music and dancing starts up.

We find a few spots before hand, decide what we want to create so we're not keeping you out there for any length of time.  We want to get you back to your family and friends as quickly as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lighting and camera setting take a few second to dial in.  The results are what matters.  Our results speak volumes.   

Night photos are one of our favorite things to create on your wedding day.

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/1/night-time-the-best-time-for-your-photos Tue, 30 Jan 2018 03:15:00 GMT
Our New Online Scheduling system http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/1/our-new-online-scheduling-system We are always looking for way to make it easier for you work with us.  We have a new online scheduling system.  You can check to see if your date is available and request a consultation .  

Click on the "Schedule a consultation" link on the left of our main page. 

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Click on the "Contact Us" tab to go to our calendar where you can see if your date is open then, request a meeting.  

We hope to see you soon.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/1/our-new-online-scheduling-system Fri, 26 Jan 2018 03:15:00 GMT
New idea for thank you cards http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/1/new-idea-for-thank-you-cards And now for something completely different.  

A video Thank you card.   

Call now to plan your visit to South Street.  We could be YOUR perfect photographers.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/1/new-idea-for-thank-you-cards Tue, 23 Jan 2018 03:15:00 GMT
Helpful hints for bridal shows http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/1/helpful-hints-for-bridal-shows 12742582_10208911437205945_5124888052935479221_n12742582_10208911437205945_5124888052935479221_n Hi all.  Posted this about a month ago.  Thought I should bring it back for the summer bridal shows.

Since we are in the heart of the bridal show season, we thought we'd give you a few helpful hint to make your show experience more enjoyable and productive.

Bring pre-printed mailing labels with all of your info printed on them.  

Names, address, email, phone number, wedding date and ceremony and reception locations.   The various vendors will most likely ask for this info.  Ask you to fill out a form.  The labels will save you a lot of writing and time.

Bring a set of "gold star" stickers or any type of sticker that will stand out to you.  "Star" the vendors you like and want to follow up with after the show.  This will make sorting out all the stuff you collect at the show a lot easier and faster.  Keep the info you starred and toss the rest.

Many couples that we meet at the shows will schedule a meeting with us while at the show.  Have your schedule handy.  Set up a calendar on your phone for your wedding appointments.  Easy to do.  A second (or third) calendar will be available on your phone along with your personal or work schedule.  You'll be able to see everything and scheduling  will be easier.

Want more?  Email us.  We have lot of tips that will make your wedding day a lot more enjoyable and fun.

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Thank you

Lauren and John

 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/1/helpful-hints-for-bridal-shows Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:15:00 GMT
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We love playing with light.  The reception location had an "After Party" room with a ton of colored lights.  We took advantage of those lights.

Using the available colored lights and a few spotlights on our couple, we came away with a fantastic photo.  We also used another spot in the room for several other photos with the cool lighting.   Here are a few more.

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Our exposure was set for the scene.  High ISO, lower f-stop and high enough shutter speed for a clean image.

 

 

 

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Well what do you know.  You like us, you really like us.   South Street has been voted, Best Of Monmouth County, NJ for Photography.   

Thank you. We truly appreciate your trust and support.

 

 

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All about the light http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/12/all-about-the-light Blog 11 16 2017Blog 11 16 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Photography is all about light.  How we use it. How we manipulate it. How we create with it.  We recently had the opportunity to work at The Jumping Brook Country Club.  The have an "after party" club with lots of interesting lighting.  For a number of our photos with our Couple Bobby and Theresa, we took advantage of that lighting.

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The lights were rapidly changing so we used the "burst" mode on our shutter to capture the different colors as they quickly changed.   One of the things we love about the art of photography is the creativity, the ability to play with light and create wonderful photos for our couple to cherish.

 

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So... our bride, Nicole was a dancer.  She loved to dance an be in front of the camera.  We loved the look of the ballroom.  The lighting, the decor, it was perfect to the idea we had in mind.

We asked Nicole to do a spin for us.  We had had do a spin and a swish, back and forth so we could capture the dress in movement.

This is one of our favorites from that moment. 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/12/and-she-loved-to-dance Thu, 07 Dec 2017 05:15:00 GMT
Creating something special for out Bride and Groom http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/12/creating-something-special-for-out-bride-and-groom Our couple Meghan & Ryan wanted to create a photo similar to the painting "American Gothic".

We love these types of ideas.  It special for our couple and we get to play with an idea.  Wedding photography isn't only about documenting the day.  It's about capturing special moments and creating the photos our couples will cherish forever.

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Mirror, mirror, on the wall http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/11/mirror-mirror-on-the-wall BG 022BG 022 Another thing we look for on a wedding day is a location we can play around with.  One of our favorite locations, The Buttonwood Manor, in Matawan has mirrors in their entryway.   

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A little bit of unique engagement session.  Our couple wanted to play a little basketball.  We made arrangement to use the courts at the Rutgers Gym is Newark.

The photo of our couple is a "jump ball" is a composite.  We needed to have our couple jump a few times so I could capture the hands at the same height.  Then had the ball tossed up to capture it.  Then in editing, put the photos together.

We enjoy different and unique ideas.  

 

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AveMaria and Kimson, The wedding. http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/11/avemaria-and-kimson-the-wedding Our day with Avemaria and Kimson was near perfect.  Timing, weather, you name it.  Our day had no hitches.  Avemaria and Kimson made the day so easy.  We had a great day with a great couple.

 

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Meghan & Ryan, A rustic wedding. http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/11/meghan-ryan-a-rustic-wedding Meghan and Ryan had their wedding at Bayonet Farm.   A newer location for wedding in Holmdel, NJ.  A barn for your reception and on out side ceremony area.   Great surrounding for your photos, too.   Meghan and Ryan and their dog Blane were the perfect couple for a rustic setting wedding.   We full advantage of the grounds for photos.  The weather made for a perfect day.

 

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