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) Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:24:00 GMT Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:24:00 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 Night time, the best time for your photos http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/11/night-time-the-best-time-for-your-photos BG 034BG 034 BG 033BG 033 BG 036BG 036 BG 037BG 037 BG 032BG 032 Hi

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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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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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/11/meghan-ryan-a-rustic-wedding Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:00:00 GMT
Photos in the gardens, Deep Cut Gardens , that is. http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/11/photos-in-the-gardens-deep-cut-gardens-that-is  

Deep Cut Gardens is one of our favorite photo locations.   We captured a lot of great photos with Emily and Jimmy.  They made our day relaxed, and fun.  From details to the ceremony to the gardens and reception, we have a wonderful day.

The Reception Center at Saint Clements did their usual fantastic job.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/11/photos-in-the-gardens-deep-cut-gardens-that-is Thu, 09 Nov 2017 21:00:00 GMT
A different Engagement session http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/11/a-different-engagement-session We don't get engagement sessions like this very often.   Something different and fun.  Demetrius is obviously a firemen.  Cassandra wanted that to be their photo location.  She had some Pinterest ideas for us to follow and a few of our own ideas, too.

Their session was a lot of fun.  They got to climb on and in the fire truck.   We hope you enjoy their photos.

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Allaire State Park engagement session. Senijah and Maradonna http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/11/allaire-state-park-engagement-session-senijah-and-maradonna Blog 10 17 2017 002 (Sheet 2)Blog 10 17 2017 002 (Sheet 2) Blog 10 17 2017 003 (Sheet 3)Blog 10 17 2017 003 (Sheet 3) Blog 10 17 2017 001 (Sheet 1)Blog 10 17 2017 001 (Sheet 1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The cutest couple in the world.  Shenijash was so nervous.  She said they had never done photos together and was concerned  about how the photos would look.

I told her not to worry, there are way to get people to relax and look fantastic in photos.

As soon as we started, I set up our first location, I stepped back to frame the first few shots and check my lighting.  While I was doing so, Maradonna, her fiance', started to make her laugh.  I took full advantage of that and we came away with lots of great photos. 

Here are a few fro you enjoyment.

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Finally got the shot http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/10/finally-got-the-shot 00140014

There has been one photo, in recent years, that has eluded me.

The "hair spray" photo.  Either it doesn't happen or the lighting isn't there, to get what I want or see in my mind.   

There is one thing to get a photo of hair spray.  However it's a totally different thing to get, in my mind, THE "Hair Spray" photo, if you get I mean.

Any way here is is.  Lauren and I love it.  So does Emily, our bride.

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How it was done 10 11 2012 http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/10/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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All about the details http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/10/all-about-the-details Details. Details. Details. 

More and more often we're seeing all sorts of little AND BIG, things at our wedding.  From amazing ring boxes, super hero socks and t-shirts, way cool bridal gifts, a hand made mirror, to, well, you name it.  I think we've seen it all, (maybe not, how know what the next new trend will be).   here a few of things we've seen recently.  Enjoy.

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Our latest wedding Diana and Jim http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/10/our-latest-wedding-diana-and-jim We laughed all day long with Diana and Jim.   They were such fun, the day went by so fast.  We planned some extra time for photos.  We went to Point Pleasant for photos on the board walk and "their bench" then to Jenkinson's for some fun photos in the arcade and the carousel.

A great day with a fun couple.

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Stephanie and Steve, Tied the knot http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/10/stephanie-and-steve-tied-the-knot Steph and Steve had a fantastic day.  Their big day was prefect.  Stephanie and Steve was a pleasure to work with.  Easy going and lots of fun.  Here are a few photos for your viewing pleasure.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/10/stephanie-and-steve-tied-the-knot Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:45:00 GMT
This has to be someone's idea of a joke. http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/10/this-has-to-be-someone-idea-of-a-joke Hi

Sorry, this can't be a real story.  Read on:

Here is the link to the story.

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/10/this-has-to-be-someone-idea-of-a-joke Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:01:22 GMT
How it was done 09 29 2017 http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/10/how-it-was-done-09-29-2017 It's time for our most recent "how it was done". 01900190

 

 

This is Stephanie our most recent bride.  Stephanie (and her husband Steven) were very fun and easy.  This image was created in the early afternoon.  Lots of bright sun.  Nothing we could do about the direct sun light, except work with it.

 

We use the direct sun light as a "hair light".  A light hitting the top of the head or hair.  This creates a nice rim of light around her head and shoulders.   We then add a little flash to fill in the shadows on her face.

A wonderful image of our Bride, Stephanie.

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And just for fun a little editing to the image to give it a vintage look.
 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/10/how-it-was-done-09-29-2017 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:45:00 GMT
Helpful hints for bridal shows http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/10/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.

info@southstreet.photography

732-866-1709

Thank you

Lauren and John

 

 

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How it was done, this time.... http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/10/how-it-was-done-this-time 09012017 005 (Sheet 5)09012017 005 (Sheet 5) Hi, We're back with our next "how it was done" photo.

This is Vince and Rachel.   Their image was created after their ceremony on an overcast early evening in the beginning of September.  Approximately 6:30PM.

The skies were dark, as was the vineyard.  We selected this location because we could get lower angle. We wanted to set our couple against the blue sky and not lose them in the vines.  This gives us some separation from the rest of the background.  We exposed for the sky and background then add an off camera flash on Vince and Rachel to give us this wonderful image.  

We love what we do.  Lauren and I hope you can see that in our work.  For more info call us at 732-866-1709 or email: info@southstreet.photography.

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/10/how-it-was-done-this-time Thu, 05 Oct 2017 08:15:00 GMT
Our New Online Scheduling system http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/10/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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MARS 2018. Looking for a great educational experience? http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/10/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/2017/10/mars-2018-looking-for-a-great-educational-experience Tue, 03 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Mary and Steve, a New Jersey Shore wedding http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/9/mary-and-steve-a-new-jersey-shore-wedding Mary and Steve.  What a fun couple.  We had such a great time all day.  Their bridal party was a blast to work with.  We even were offered a boat for photos at the marina at The Channel Club in Monmouth Beach.   Such a great day.  The sky's cleared later in the day at the perfect time for our photos.  Here are a few for your enjoyment.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/9/mary-and-steve-a-new-jersey-shore-wedding Thu, 28 Sep 2017 23:30:00 GMT
Rachel and Vince a Vineyard wedding. http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/9/rachel-and-vince-a-vineyard-wedding A spectacular day with Rachel and Vince.  The sky's were a little over cast but that didn't stop us from a great day with fantastic people.  The photos are proof of that great day.

Fun couple, unique photo ops and a great party to top off the day.  Here are a few photos for your piewing 09012017 005 (Sheet 5)09012017 005 (Sheet 5) 09012017 001 (Sheet 1)09012017 001 (Sheet 1) 09012017 002 (Sheet 2)09012017 002 (Sheet 2) 09012017 003 (Sheet 3)09012017 003 (Sheet 3) 09012017 004 (Sheet 4)09012017 004 (Sheet 4)  pleasure.

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Published September 2017 http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/9/published-september-2017 Recently published in Contemporary Weddings.   A Huge thank you to our couple Bill and Heather.  We had a great day with a wonderful couple.   Lot of great photos, too.   

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