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, 20 Sep 2017 19:25:00 GMT Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:25:00 GMT http://www.southstreet.photography/img/s7/v169/u722007819-o275728341-50.jpg South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti: Blog http://www.southstreet.photography/blog 120 118 Vacation 2017 http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/9/vacation-2017 DSC04094-Pano-EditDSC04094-Pano-Edit

Hi everyone

My wife and I are back from our 35th anniversary trip.  We took an 11 day cruise, with friends, to Hawaii with friends who are also married 35 years.  

We had 5 day on the water traveling to Hawaii, then hit 5 different port on 4 different islands.  We had a fantastic time. We had a lot of fun with our friends.  Met a lot of people, (surprisingly, a lot from our backyard).  Had a few drinks and visited several very unique and interesting places.

  A once in a lifetime trip for sure.   Here are a few more photos for you.  I hope you enjoy them.  We certainly did enjoy visiting these places.   LINK.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/9/vacation-2017 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:23:41 GMT
Amanda and Ian Gorgeous wedding day http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/9/amanda-and-ian-gorgeous-wedding-day Amanda & Ian's summer wedding was spectacular.  From the weather to the location, everything was perfect.    Their bridal party and families was a lot of fun.  Timing was perfect.  Wonderful outside ceremony.  We had a fabulous day with Amanda and Ian.  
Here are a few photos for you.  Enjoy.

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/9/amanda-and-ian-gorgeous-wedding-day Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:00:00 GMT
Fast, fast, fast........... Did I say FAST! http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/9/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 prefect photographers.

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/9/pdq Fri, 15 Sep 2017 02:15:00 GMT
Same day edit. Nothing new. We've been doing this for years http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/9/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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What makes us different, Our wedding day gift book http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/9/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/2017/9/what-make-us-different Fri, 08 Sep 2017 02:15:00 GMT
Photographing the wedding http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/9/photographing-the-wedding Lauren and I have been a team for a long time.  I don't know what I would do without her.  (No, she is not my wife.)  We work well together, often times we don't finish sentences.  We know what each other means.

When we are photographing one of weddings, Lauren will set up the shot and I'll check my light settings.  While I'm checking my setting, I often catch Lauren in a few test photos.

Here are a few for you from a recent wedding.    She occasionally catches me.   I don't post those.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/9/photographing-the-wedding Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Helpful hints for bridal shows http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/9/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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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/9/helpful-hints-for-bridal-shows Tue, 05 Sep 2017 02:15:00 GMT
Too darn CUTE! http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/8/too-darn-cute 02460246 I had to share this.  

There is always something going on away from the main setting of any wedding at any point during the day.  Part of what we do it capture the moment.   That instant that you never realized.  That one time you'll never see again.  We have to pay attention to everything around us.  

At a recent wedding, the father of these two cuties had taken them outside of the ceremony.  Just outside the door and let them craw around.   I could help but step back a bit and capture this moment.

Personally, I love it.  The two kids and dad's legs. The boy watching his sister.  Just too darn cute.

Just wanted to share.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/8/too-darn-cute Thu, 31 Aug 2017 13:45:00 GMT
Nicole & Brett a summer wedding. http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/8/nicole-brett-a-summer-wedding Nicole & Brett's summer wedding could not have been more perfect.  The weather was perfect.  Their bridal party and families was a lot of fun.  Timing was perfect. We had a fabulous day with Nicole and Brett.  
Here are a few photos for you.  Enjoy.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/8/nicole-brett-a-summer-wedding Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Story from a recent bridal show http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/8/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.

       

 

 

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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/2017/8/story-from-a-recent-bridal-show Mon, 28 Aug 2017 13:45:00 GMT
Something new on our wed site. http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/8/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/2017/8/something-new-on-our-wed-site Thu, 24 Aug 2017 13:45:00 GMT
What to do when one of your vendors want photos. http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/8/what-to-do-when-one-of-your-vendors-want-photos What to do when, let's say, your florist or make-up artist wants photos of your big day?  Refer then to us.  We'll gladly send them photos to use in their advertising.

That being said, it appears it has become common practice for many vendors to place in their agreement that you MUST provide photos to them for their advertising.  

Be careful with this.  Your vendors do not have rights to your photos no matter what their contract states.  Although you'll receive a copy of your photos with a personal print release, your vendors cannot demand or force you to release your photos to them.  

Since we still maintain the copyright (so we can use your photos in our adverting and such), they need to come to us for copies of your photos.  Please understand, you don't have the right to release your photos to any vendor.  

This is something we feel strongly about.  We'll gladly help out your vendors.  I suggest you tell your vendors to remove that line and to contact us directly.  Tell them we'll gladly give them photos.  It's something we always do.  All they need to do is ask.  Easier that way and now you're out of the loop.  You're no longer the middleman.  We want your vendors to obtain your photos directly from us.  Thank you for understanding.

We hope this is helpful and informative.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/8/what-to-do-when-one-of-your-vendors-want-photos Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:45:00 GMT
Our New Brides Guide 2017 http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/8/our-new-brides-guide-2017 Blog 024Blog 024 We have been working on our new Brides Guide updated for 2017, 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 throughout your wedding planning.  Info on engagements session preparation.  Timing of your wedding day and much more.  We're here yo 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/2017/8/our-new-brides-guide-2017 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:45:00 GMT
Models needed for Photography School http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/8/models-needed-for-photography-school MARS 2018MARS 2018

As many of you know, I teach a photography class at the Mid-Atlantic Regional School (MARS). MARS is held in May each year in Cape May NJ. Many years we have difficulty finding models for the various classes. 
What I'm looking for is anyone, past , present clients, or anyone for that matter that would be interested in modeling. By modeling I mean a body(s) for instructors to photograph and show their working style and techniques. You do not need model experience. A Bride and groom willing to get back intro their wedding attire for a day or afternoon. Or a family for portraits. You would receive a copy of the image files. Get to experience Cape May NJ, help out the school and maybe make some new friend while you're there. 
If you're interested and/or would like more detail, message me.
TIA.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/8/models-needed-for-photography-school Thu, 10 Aug 2017 04:14:00 GMT
On a personal note: http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/8/on-a-personal-note Timing is everything.  BTW, I never get sick. 

Last week, I spent three days in the hospital with pneumonia.  The good thing, if there is such a thing, is that my time there did not effect any of our weddings.  The three days were in the middle of the week and two week before our next wedding.

I am well on my way to recovery.  I feel much better than several days ago.   I let myself get run down and it caught up to me.  I'll be resting up for a few more days.  I'll be back in full swing soon.

The whole experience wiped me out.  

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/8/on-a-personal-note Mon, 07 Aug 2017 18:03:18 GMT
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Bill and Amanda are a fun and energetic couple.  Both have a great sense of humor which help make our day with them loads of fun.  Lauren and I had a great time with them.  We had wonderful weather for our photos at the English Manor, one of our favorite places

We had lot's of time for photos.  We did a set in the garden and the new patio,  We also did a set at t he carriage house.

A fun day.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/8/bob-and-kristina-a-summer-wedding-on-water Mon, 07 Aug 2017 14:30:00 GMT
A Fantastic Save The Date Idea http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/8/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/2017/8/a-fantastic-save-the-date-idea Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:45:00 GMT
Photographer win one million dollar Defamation lawsuit http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/8/photographer-win-one-million-dollar-defamation-lawsuit This story started a few years ago when the couple wasn't please with a $125.00 fee for their album cover.  The photographer would not deliver their album until the fee was paid.   Fees were listed in the agreement which the couple signed.

The bride, who is a professional blogger and her husband decided to ruin this photographers business by going to local news, the internet, reviews sites.  They misrepresented the story to fit their complaint claiming the photographer was holding their photos hostage over $125.00.

Read the story for more details.  This couple put this photographer out of business because they didn't want to pay $125.00  They went over the top and got what they deserved.  

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/8/photographer-win-one-million-dollar-defamation-lawsuit Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:12:49 GMT
A recent slideshow for you http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/7/a-recent-slideshow-for-you Hi,  I hope your enjoying you summer and your wedding planning.   The video slideshow is something we include in our collections.  I hope you like our little sample.  If you would like to know more, give us a call, 732-866-1709 or email info@southstreet.photography.

You could also check to see if your date is available on our new online calendar and consultation request system.  Click on the Contact us tab to go to our calendar where you can see if your date is open or request a meeting.  

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/7/a-recent-slideshow-for-you Mon, 31 Jul 2017 12:45:00 GMT
What's New? http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/7/whats-new _B8A8857_B8A8857 We're always looking for ways make things more appealing or add more value to what we offer.   

We will now include a Complimentary Maternity or New Born session to our collections.   One more way we are doing our best to give more to our couples. 00130013

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti) http://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/7/whats-new Fri, 28 Jul 2017 02:30:00 GMT