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) Wed, 30 May 2018 14:57:00 GMT Wed, 30 May 2018 14:57:00 GMT http://www.southstreet.photography/img/s/v-5/u312163210-o275728341-50.jpg South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti: Blog http://www.southstreet.photography/blog 120 120 Our New Online Scheduling system http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/6/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/2018/6/our-new-online-scheduling-system Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:00:00 GMT
Our New Brides Guide 2018 http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/6/our-new-brides-guide-2017 Blog 024Blog 024 We have been working on our new Brides Guide updated for 2018, for a while and it's finally ready.  We have sent out several to our most recent bookings.  If you haven't received one, let us know, we'll get one in the mail.

Our Brides Guide is full of photos and info on how we'll work with you throughout your wedding planning.  Info on engagements session preparation.  Timing of your wedding day and much more.  We're here to help make your big day as smooth and fun as possible.  With a little pre-planning we can be sure you day will be everything you expected and much more. 

For more information on South Street Photography and how we came help make your wedding day amazing call 732-866-1709 to plan your visit or email us at:  info@southstreet.photography

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) certified cpp craftsman engagement freehold j jersey john kuhn lauren mars new pacetti photo photographer photographic photography photos portraits professional session south street studio studios wedding weddings http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/6/our-new-brides-guide-2017 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 15:00:00 GMT
Finally got the shot http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/6/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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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/6/finally-got-the-shot Mon, 11 Jun 2018 15:00:00 GMT
How it was done. Lighting tricks. http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/6/what-we-see Hi 

Here is some photography magic for you.  How we great one of our images.  Some "in camera", some editing.  Here we go.

 

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The first photo is our background or starting photo.  No lighting except for an on camera flash.  This gives us a start for the final edited photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This photo, as you can see, has some lighting help.  Our "stick light" adding some light to the gazebo and the tree.  This also includes the on camera flash.   you can see the light stick on the left.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This photo has some light added to the right side.  The light is out of the scene.   You can see the tree behind our couple is much brighter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FinishedFinished Our final edited photo blends all of our photos together.  Some editing to bring up the sky and balance the exposure.   A little cropping and we're done.

We hope you enjoy our short blog on our photography tricks.

 

 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/6/what-we-see Thu, 07 Jun 2018 15:00:00 GMT
A little personal, family tree research http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/6/a-little-personal-family-tree-research Lately, more, and in the past my wife and I have looked into our family trees.  With the recent passing on my father in law and a cousins trip to Europe, we have begun to dig deeper.  This past weekend we took a trip to Ellis Island.  Of course I brought a camera, so here are a few photos for your viewing pleasure.

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We did find a few names on the wall with the names of those that passed through Ellis Island on their way to lives in the US.  We know my dad and mom's parent's came through Ellis Island.  The names we found on the wall may or may not be directly related to us.  We could find out with more research.  We do know my sister was named for someone.  Assunta.   This could be that person.  Interesting stuff.  Hopefully more detail to follow as our research progresses.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/6/a-little-personal-family-tree-research Mon, 04 Jun 2018 17:45:00 GMT
Something I found interesting, I hope you do, too. http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/5/something-i-found-interesting-i-hope-you-do-too Hi everyone,

This blog post may be a little on the technical side of the photography world, not so much showing or talking about South Street, or weddings in general, So… here goes.

In one of the many photography groups I’m in, recently, someone posted about breaking photography “rules”.  The question was something like, “Do you know the rules and break them, or do you not know the rules, and no one cares.”  Now, rules are made to be broken.  I get that.  Something I noticed throughout the post comments, and there were a great number of responses, was that those that felt they did not need to know the rule to create a pleasing photograph were adamant about, it almost cocky posting their rule breaking photo.  

WELL…. Believe it or not, the big thing I noticed of many, many of the “rule breaking” photos DID follow one particular photographic rule.  The Rule of Thirds.

The rule of thirds:  Assume you see your photo with a “Tic,Tac,Toe” grid set over it.  Where the lines cross is where your main subject of interest should be placed.  On or near one of the four crosses or one of the lines.  It’s pleasing to the eye.  Especially the lower right.  Since we read left to right, top to bottom, our eye naturally follows to the lower right point.  This a very common “photography rule”. 

I pointed out in several of the rule breakers, that the photo DID follow a rule.  So, following a rule, without knowing the rule.  They were following a rule without awareness and creating very pleasing photos inadvertently follow a basic photography rule, because it was pleasing to the eye.  I found that very interesting.  

Here are a few examples of the rules of thirds.

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Anyway…. One of our tasks for your wedding or portrait photos is to create pleasing images.  You may not realize why you like one photo over another.  But you do.  Changes are, it’s due to a photographic “rule”, that creates eye catching photos. 

I hope your enjoyed this and maybe see a little more into how we think and see photos.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/5/something-i-found-interesting-i-hope-you-do-too Thu, 31 May 2018 17:30:00 GMT
Maradonna and Shenijah our latest wedding http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/5/maradonna-and-shenijah-our-latest-wedding Despite the rain, we had a great day with Maradonna and Shenijah.   We were able to get outside for a few photos.  Still a great day with the nicest couple ever.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/5/maradonna-and-shenijah-our-latest-wedding Thu, 24 May 2018 20:15:00 GMT
Jamie Lynn and Ryan. http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/5/jamie-lynn-and-ryan A few from a recent wedding with Jamie Lynn and Ryan.  The weather was perfect except for a little wind on the waterfront.  We had a lot of fun with them, their bridal party, friends and family.

A few detail photos, our couple, a little bit of the day 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/2018/5/jamie-lynn-and-ryan Mon, 21 May 2018 21:45:00 GMT
Today's How is was done. http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/5/todays-how-is-was-done Floating vailFloating vail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi,  

Here is today's how it was done.   A little photographers trick for you.  This is really the only way to get this image, especially on a no wind type day.  We cheat, lol.  Anyway.  You get the idea.  Here is the setup and final photo.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/5/todays-how-is-was-done Thu, 17 May 2018 17:45:00 GMT
Creating something special for out Bride and Groom http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/5/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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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/5/creating-something-special-for-out-bride-and-groom Thu, 10 May 2018 23:15:00 GMT
New idea for thank you cards http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/5/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/2018/5/new-idea-for-thank-you-cards Mon, 07 May 2018 23:15:00 GMT
Live chat, new at South Street http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/5/live-chat-new-at-south-street BG 033BG 033

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/2018/5/live-chat-new-at-south-street Thu, 03 May 2018 23:15:00 GMT
Rachel and Vince a Vineyard wedding. http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/5/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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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/5/rachel-and-vince-a-vineyard-wedding Tue, 01 May 2018 23:15:00 GMT
Our latest album design. Meghan and Ryan http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/4/our-latest-album-design-meghan-and-ryan Hi everyone.

Here is a recent book design.  We hope you enjoy our work.  If you want to see more or find our why we could be your perfect wedding day photographers, 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) certified cpp craftsman engagement freehold j jersey john kuhn lauren mars new pacetti photo photographer photographic photography photos portraits professional session south street studio studios wedding weddings http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/4/our-latest-album-design-meghan-and-ryan Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:45:00 GMT
Fast, fast, fast........... Did I say FAST! http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/4/pdq _B8A8549_B8A8549 Hi there.  I thought I'd tell you about one more thing that keep us above and beyond many other photographers in the area.   

It's our fast turn around time for your previews, your wedding photos.  Many photographers claim to be fast with 3 to 4 week to delivery.   We'll have everything ready for you before you get back from your honeymoon.   Usually less then a week from your wedding day.   Something I'm very proud that we're able to do.

If anyone tells you it can't be done. don't believe them.  Ask our happy couples how quickly we deliver.  

 

One more thing that makes us special.  Give us a call at 732-866-1709.  We could be your perfect photographers.

 

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Same day edit. We've been doing this for years http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/4/same-day-edit-nothing-new-weve-been-doing-this-for-years _B8A8509_B8A8509 Hi 

Same day editing is nothing new.  We've been doing this for years.  We were one of the first in our area to offer this service.   Ever since the age of digital, we offered same day editing.

We include a 10 photo 4x6 book, ready at the beginning of your reception and a slideshow on our digital frame.

It's one huge sneak peak at your wedding photos.   A quick look a what we create throughout you day.  A way to ramp up the excitement of seeing your full set of wedding photos for the first time.

About an hour into your reception we have our slideshow and book ready for you.  Most times sooner.  

One of the many services we offer.  Give us a call to see what else we can do to make your wedding day special. 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) certified cpp craftsman engagement freehold j jersey john kuhn lauren mars new pacetti photo photographer photographic photography photos portraits professional session south street studio studios wedding weddings http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/4/same-day-edit-nothing-new-weve-been-doing-this-for-years Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT
Nice story, deserves a watch http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/4/nice-story-deserves-a-watch Hi all. 00680068

Here is a good story.  Happy ending type stuff.  Short new clip.  I think you'll enjoy.

Click here for the story.

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) bride certified cpp craftsman engagement families freehold groom j jersey john key kids kuhn lauren mars new pacetti photo photographer photographers photographic photography photos portraits portraits. professional session south street studio studios wedding weddings words http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/4/nice-story-deserves-a-watch Mon, 02 Apr 2018 15:15:00 GMT
Story from a recent bridal show http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/3/story-from-a-recent-bridal-show 12742582_10208911437205945_5124888052935479221_n12742582_10208911437205945_5124888052935479221_n So... There I was at our table at a recent bridal show.  A couple started asking question about our albums and turn around times, pricing.  The usual bridal show questions.  As the conversation went on, turns out they were married two years ago and were attending the show with engaged friends.   Turns out... they had a problem with their photographer and had not received their wedding album.   There were issues with the photos that needed to be corrected that the couple feel should have not been an issue in the first place and they should not be charged to fix the issues.

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Here are my thought on the over all big picture:  

This couple went with a "one stop shop".  Entertainment, video, photo, limos type company.   This company does not specialize in any one of these services, ok maybe one, HOWEVER, not photography for sure.  They most likely booked on the one stop aspect and price.

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If you want quality photography, search for an experienced wedding photographer.  Someone that specializes in weddings.  Someone that understand the nuances of a wedding.  You might spend a few more bucks, however in the grand scheme of thing it's money well spent.

You'll have great images of you wonderful wedding day AND piece of mind.

Give us a call at 732-866-1709 or email us at info@southstreet.photography for more info or to set up a meeting.

       

 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) certified cpp craftsman engagement freehold j jersey john kuhn lauren mars new pacetti photo photographer photographic photography photos portraits professional session south street studio studios wedding weddings http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/3/story-from-a-recent-bridal-show Mon, 26 Mar 2018 13:45:00 GMT
Time for a little story. http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/3/time-for-a-little-story Blog 10 20 2017 001 (Sheet 3)Blog 10 20 2017 001 (Sheet 3) Recently, I had two conversations.  One with the mother of a prospective bride at a bridal show.   The other with someone who was married a few years ago.   Both had bad experiences with photographer regarding past weddings.

Let me start by saying a few things.  I was taught, growing up, to do the right thing.  To do right by people.  To own up to your errors and do what you can to make it right.  When possible you help others.  To live by the "Golden Rule".  Do a good deed. To take care of the people around you.  If someone else screws up, if you have the ability to help, you make the effort.

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The first conversation:  The person said to me that he wish he know about South Street a few years ago when he was married.  He told me his wedding was over two years ago and still hasn't received his album which was included in the agreement and had been paid for in advance.  He went on to tell me the situation.  I felt bad for the guy.  At this point there is nothing I can do to help.  The only thing I could suggest was to try to get a copy of the image file and a copyright release so he can get a album created elsewhere.

The other situation, her son was married a few years back.  Again, they had a difficult experience with their photographer.  As we spoke and she explain some of the details, I assured her, and I didn't know exactly how to say this, so I said, "that won't happen with me, that I'm one of the good guys."  What I mean by that is, the way I was brought up, I'll do everything in my power to make sure you have a great experience with us.  

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There are so many photographer out there (more every day), and I realize it's may not be easy to find your perfect photographer.  Do you research.  Check reviews, check references, although no one is going to send you to someone with which they had a bad experience.  

Rest assured, we, Lauren and I, will do everything we possible can to make sure you time with us is a great experience.  I'll stake our reputation on it.  you're placing your trust in someone to capture the memories of one of the biggest days of your lives. 

I know this is going to sound like me tooting my own horn, however, you can trust us to take care of you, your family and friends.  In my mind, I expect no less.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) bride certified cpp craftsman engagement families freehold groom j jersey john key kids kuhn lauren mars new pacetti photo photographer photographers photographic photography photos portraits portraits. professional session south street studio studios wedding weddings words http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/3/time-for-a-little-story Thu, 22 Mar 2018 06:00:00 GMT
Something new on our wed site. http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/3/something-new-on-our-wed-site  

Several months back we added to our website an page dedicated to venue and photo sites.  The page includes links to a number of venues and photo site we have visited and a brief blurb on our thoughts on the location.  We hope our photos and thoughts help you along your planning or selection of a venue or photo site.  We are constantly updating our page.  Check back often for new locations.  

Here is the link: Click Here 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) certified cpp craftsman engagement freehold j jersey john kuhn lauren mars new pacetti photo photographer photographic photography photos portraits professional session south street studio studios wedding weddings http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/3/something-new-on-our-wed-site Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT