South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K: Blog https://www.southstreet.photography/blog en-us (C) South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) Mon, 06 Sep 2021 22:38:00 GMT Mon, 06 Sep 2021 22:38:00 GMT https://www.southstreet.photography/img/s/v-12/u312163210-o275728341-50.jpg South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K: Blog https://www.southstreet.photography/blog 120 120 Should we add a wedding album to our package? https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/9/should-we-add-a-wedding-album-to-our-package 012012 Sometimes it's a budget concern, other times it's do we need a wedding book.  There is no best answer.  Every couple has different, want, needs and budgets.

We offer packages that are photo files only and packages that include books.  It's up to you. We are here to help you make the best choices for you.  

If you choose a package without a book, you can always add a book later.  Many couples decide on a files only package to keep upfront expenses down and add a book later.

016016 We also offer a "Gift Registry".  Our gift registry is a way for you friends and family help you pay for your wedding photography.  We set up a page for each couple.  The page allows your friends and family purchase gift certificates you can apply to your balance OR and this is what most do, purchase a book.  

Which way you go is a personal decision.  We'll show you the options and help you make the best decision for you.
 

012012 We are here to help.  If you are interested in finding out who we could be your perfect photographers, you can setup a meeting by clicking HERE.   this is our online scheduling service.  you can setup a phone call.  An on line meeting or a face to face meeting.  Which ever is best for your needs.  Or you can email us at info@southstreet.photography.

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/9/should-we-add-a-wedding-album-to-our-package Thu, 23 Sep 2021 14:00:00 GMT
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We haven't ever talked about this on our blog.  I think it's about time we did.

Lauren and I pride ourselves on our work and attention to the details.  Little things, or changes that can make all the difference in an image.  A subtle change that you may not think makes a difference but does.  Sometimes a huge difference.  Our point, Do you want someone to just take pictures, or do you want a photographer to create?

The first couple under the tree, A little suggestion to him.  Lean her into a slight back dip, and we have a much more dramatic image.  The left photo is nice too, however, the right has a more fun dramatic feel.

Next our couple next to the door.

Left is a nice photo of our couple using the door as an accent piece in the image.  "Guys, lean into each other a little.", and we have a much nicer, more intimate feel and look to the photo.

And last but not least, with the hats.  We love this look, but having her turn her hat out and move her arm back gives us so much more to the image.  It gives us the appearance of movement and fun.

These are the things we pay attention to while creating your photos.  The small touches, the little things that can make or break an image.  Laure or I will often "tweak" our posing on the fly while we're working with you.  you may not realize what we are doing by making a suggestion or change, however, you'll notice that in your wedding day photos.

We hope you're enjoying our blog post and that they are helpful whether you select South Street or another photographer.

If you are interested in learning more about South Street, click HERE to set up a meeting you can do an online meeting or meet us in person at our showroom.

 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/9/attention-to-detail-the-little-thing-that-make-a-huge-difference Mon, 20 Sep 2021 14:00:00 GMT
Time for a church wedding day. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/9/time-for-a-church-wedding-day This type of day is a longer day time-wise.  Since we are going from location to location throughout the day, the amount of time we spend with you tends to be longer.

02200220 Lauren will go to the guys and I'll go to the girls.  Occasionally, if logistically possible, Lauren will help me finish up with the girls.  That doesn't always happen.  Depending on drive time to the church, I want to be done with plenty of time for you to pack up, get something to eat, and ready to leave for the church.  Again, depending on drive time. I'll typically start 2 to 2 1/2 hour prior to the church start time. 

If you are doing a full mass, figure being on the church grounds about 2 hours.  Including receiving line and family photos at the church.

Sometimes we'll stop at a photo location for bridal party photos.  Sometimes directly to the reception location.  I'd like 45 to 60 minutes to get photos done so we can get you into your cocktail hour.  This also gives us time to prep for your reception.

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We are here to help.  If you are interested in finding out how we could be your perfect photographers, you can set up a meeting by clicking HERE.   this is our online scheduling service.  you can set up a phone call.  An online meeting or a face to face meeting.  Whichever is best for your needs.  Or you can email us at info@southstreet.photography.

 

 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/9/time-for-a-church-wedding-day Thu, 16 Sep 2021 14:00:00 GMT
Something fun for your children https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/9/something-fun-for-your-children Fantasy Portraits

Fantasy Portraits are just that.  Your child in their Fantasy.  It could be as a Princess or Super Hero or whoever your child wishes.

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We photograph your child on a white background.  The magic is done in the editing. 

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For more info call, or text, 732-866-1709 or email us @ info@southstreet.photography

There are more of our Fantasy Portraits, HERE

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/9/something-fun-for-your-children Mon, 13 Sep 2021 14:00:00 GMT
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A while back one of our brides made a request.  She did not want us in the church proper during the ceremony.  Saying she had attended a  number of recent weddings where the photographers were very obtrusive during the ceremony.  She didn't want that at her wedding.  We assured her we were discrete and very unobtrusive.  Still, she insisted.  We abided by her request.  

 

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Once the wedding arrived, we were prepared for the situation.  We stayed in the lobby just outside the church proper.  We photographed the ceremony from the lobby through the doors using long lenses.  We got a lot of great photos despite the restrictions.  Our bride expected no photos of the ceremony due to her request.  We were able to give her the photos she should have by being prepared and knowledgable in what we are able to do with our experience and our equipment.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/9/request-by-our-bride-for-her-wedding Thu, 09 Sep 2021 14:00:00 GMT
Tooting our own horn, Someone has to. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/8/tooting-our-own-horn-someone-has-to 05610561 When Lauren and I present our work at bridal shows, we hear from many couples that they see a difference in our work compared to many other photographers.

I believe the reason for this is simple.  We pay attention to the small details when creating your photographs.  Where hands are in your photos, how people are connected or engaged with each other, a slight head tilt here and there.  These little details make a huge difference in your photos.  

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When researching your photography, look closely at the photos.  Look for those details.  You'll see a difference, trust me.  When looking at our photos, you'll notice things like head tilted toward the camera, couples leaning together, not away from each other.   You'll notice clean lines with the bridal party, guys hands all positioned the same, girls flowers all held the same way and more.

 

 

 

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By making these small details (and they only take seconds to take care of) a priority, you can be guaranteed wonderful photos of your big day.

One more reason we could be your perfect photographer.

To find out more or schedule a visit to our showroom, call 732-866-1709, or email  info@southstreet.photography OR us our online scheduler by clicking here.

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/8/tooting-our-own-horn-someone-has-to Mon, 30 Aug 2021 19:15:00 GMT
Same day slideshow. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/8/same-day-slideshow 10 26 2019 Blog 008 (Sheet 8)10 26 2019 Blog 008 (Sheet 8) For years now we have included in our packages a same day slide show.

We'll take a little time during your cocktail hour to put together about 75 photos from earlier in the day.  It runs on my laptop off to the side.  It's not a big production. It is there for your enjoyment.  Once we get home we'll create a slideshow with titles and music and send a copy to you shortly after the wedding.

We are here to help.  If you are interested in finding out how we could be your perfect photographers, you can set up a meeting by clicking HERE.   this is our online scheduling service.  you can set up a phone call.  An online meeting or a face to face meeting.  Whichever is best for your needs.  Or you can email us at info@southstreet.photography.

 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/8/same-day-slideshow Mon, 23 Aug 2021 19:15:00 GMT
One of our favorite images https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/8/one-of-our-favorite-images Hi everyone

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One of our favorite images to create on a wedding day is a night time photo.  A photo, later in the evening at your venue using a picturesque spot and unique lighting.  Something with a little flair, something special.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We'll use the lights at your venue and/or our own lighting to create a beautiful image.  Here are a few from recent wedding.  We hope enjoy seeing them as much as we enjoy creating them.   

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) #blueheronpines #detailphotos #jerseyshorephotographer #jerseyshoreweddingphotographer #thebigday #theknot #theknotpro #windowlight https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/8/one-of-our-favorite-images Fri, 20 Aug 2021 00:30:00 GMT
Creating something special for out Bride and Groom https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/8/creating-something-special-for-out-bride-and-groom Our couple 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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/8/creating-something-special-for-out-bride-and-groom Tue, 17 Aug 2021 00:30:00 GMT
How we set up our wedding day coverage. Time wise. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/8/how-we-set-up-our-wedding-day-coverage-time-wise Ok, this could get a little lengthy.  So here we go.

12 05 2020 0112 05 2020 01 Assuming a wedding day where we do all of photos in one location and our couple is doing a first look and finishing our photos before the ceremony, which many of our wedding are, this is how we lay out the timing of our day.

Lauren an I arrive about three hour before the start of the ceremony (we tend to be a little early). Lauren will split up.  She photograph one side and me the other.  The we do the first look.  We can do that either alone, just us and our couple or allow everyone to watch and get their reactions.  First looks are often emotional and touching moments.

05  13 2018 001 (Sheet 1)05 13 2018 001 (Sheet 1) Then we get into group photos your party and families and finish with our couple.  Then into the ceremony and reception.  This is a simplified look at this type of wedding, however you get the idea.  As I said, figure starting three hour prior to your ceremony start time.  The time gives us some room for "stuff".. "Stuff" always happens that eats up time.  Better to have a little extra time built in.

In a nut shell that's a day in the life of our wedding day.  Our day is anywhere from 8 hour on up most often 10 to 11 hours long.

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We are here to help.  If you are interested in finding out how we could be your perfect photographers, you can set up a meeting by clicking HERE.   this is our online scheduling service.  you can set up a phone call.  An online meeting or a face to face meeting.  Whichever is best for your needs.  Or you can email us at info@southstreet.photography.

 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/8/how-we-set-up-our-wedding-day-coverage-time-wise Fri, 13 Aug 2021 00:30:00 GMT
First look. The big reveal. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/8/first-look-the-big-reveal Whichever you wish to call it, we love to photograph them.  Always emotional, always fun.  

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/8/first-look-the-big-reveal Tue, 10 Aug 2021 00:30:00 GMT
Timing for your wedding day, no first look. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/8/timing-for-your-wedding-day-no-first-look A wedding day in one location with no first look.

10 26 2019 Blog 006 (Sheet 6)10 26 2019 Blog 006 (Sheet 6) First, let me say, if you are not planning on a first look, expect to use much of your cocktail hour to get photos done.  The reason is, we have to get you and your friends and family with our couple together.  Prior to the ceremony, we would typically do photos with each side of the party separately.  I'll take one side and Lauren the other.  Occasionally, depending on your venue we have to be sure you don't accidentally see each other.  So, we'll work that out.

Since we are not doing a first look, we don't need to start as early as we would with a first look.  That may depend on you venue.  Occasionally your venue will be large enough that Lauren and I can work in different parts of your venue and not risk you seeing each other.  However, there are venues where we have to work in the same areas.  In this case, we'll work with one side, then the other, and may need more time upfront.

007007 Then the ceremony and after we will do photos with everyone together. Families, your party, and our couple.  This could take up a good portion of your cocktail hour, depending on the number of people.  Hopefully, we can finish quickly enough to get you into some of your cocktail hour.  Then into your reception.

We are here to help.  If you are interested in finding out how we could be your perfect photographers, you can set up a meeting by clicking HERE.   this is our online scheduling service.  you can set up a phone call.  An online meeting or a face to face meeting.  Whichever is best for your needs.  Or you can email us at info@southstreet.photography.

 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/8/timing-for-your-wedding-day-no-first-look Fri, 06 Aug 2021 00:30:00 GMT
A recent wedding album design https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/8/a-recent-wedding-album-design Hi

Here is a recent wedding album design for your enjoyment.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/8/a-recent-wedding-album-design Tue, 03 Aug 2021 00:30:00 GMT
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Lauren and I are always looking for interesting and different locations for photos.
 

This wedding was at a restaurant in downtown Audubon NJ.   We took a walk into the shopping district b way of an ally.   I loved the red wall and the shadows as we walked by.  I had to stop.  Couldn't resist.  I hope you like them as much as we did creating them.

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/7/found-a-neat-photo-spot Fri, 30 Jul 2021 00:30:00 GMT
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Let's see... Three photos were done as separate images combined into one.

Each photo is photographed with a single light.  We set up a loop light pattern.  The light was to the camera left and a little behind our subjects. 

The difficult part was getting the dog to stay still.  

Once the photos were created the editing begins.  Combining them in Photoshop is easy.  Here is the final image. 

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Like this? Let us know.  Want to do your family portrait in this style? Call, text, or email: 732-866-1709.  info@southstreet.photography

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/7/how-it-was-done Tue, 27 Jul 2021 00:30:00 GMT
A recent wedding 07 10 2021 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/7/a-recent-wedding-07-10-2021 With all the rain we had leading up to Kristen and Mark's wedding we were pleasantly surprised at how nice their day turned out to be.  Perfect weather all day.

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Ceremony at Saint Catherine's in Farmingdale.  Photos in Spring Lake and the reception at The Shore Club.

Enjoy the photos, we enjoyed creating them.  

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/7/a-recent-wedding-07-10-2021 Thu, 22 Jul 2021 13:30:00 GMT
A recent June wedding https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/7/a-recent-june-wedding Weddings are coming back and we couldn't be happier. Our wedding may be smaller and more intimate, however, that is a wonderful environment for a wedding.

 

Our wedding for Jennifer and Joe was at the Chapel at Allaire State Park.  A fantastic location for a wedding.  The chapel was build in the 1800's and well maintained.  The grounds make for fantastic wedding day photos.

Here are a few from their day.  Jeffiner and Joe were easy going.  They made the day fun.  Enjoy their photos.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/7/a-recent-june-wedding Mon, 19 Jul 2021 13:30:00 GMT
Unplugged wedddings, Our thoughts. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/7/unplugged-wedding-our-thoughts _MG_1918_MG_1918
 

This is a follow up on the previous post about unplugged weddings.

A number of years back we noticed this trend of cellphones and Ipads at weddings. It never really bothered us. We made adjustments and included them in our photo set.
 

 

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By adjustments, one thing was to NOT be at the top of the aisle where most photographers would stand and have all the phones in the way. I chose to be farther down the aisle. I still get the photo of the bride and her father entering the church walking down the aisle. However, I was also able to get a second image of the groom over, or between the shoulders of dad and her daughter. It's a wonderful image. I'm usually able to get several photos of the dad, his daughter and her soon to be husband.

 

An unplugged wedding is entirely your choice. If all the phones bother you, do it. If it doesn't, that's fine too. It doesn't bother us.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/7/unplugged-wedding-our-thoughts Thu, 15 Jul 2021 21:30:00 GMT
Same day edit. We've been doing this for years https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/7/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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) 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 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/7/same-day-edit-nothing-new-weve-been-doing-this-for-years Mon, 12 Jul 2021 21:30:00 GMT
Working with poor lighting situations. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/7/working-with-bad-situations 04680468 Our bride wanted to do the first look in front of the ceiling to floor windows, however, she was concerned about how that would look considering the light and view.  We told her we could handle it and not to worry.

We did not shoot in front of the window, however, along the window, using the curtain more as a backdrop and a defuser to soften the light.  I think it worked out very well.

We need to know exactly what we plan to do at any given moment on any given day.  We never know exactly what we are walking into, especially if we have never been, for example, a particular hotel. The second two are how we saw the images.  This is why you hire an experienced photography team.

First photo is to show the light and view.   Want to learn more and see why we could be your perfect photographers?  Click here.


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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/7/working-with-bad-situations Thu, 08 Jul 2021 21:30:00 GMT
A few behind the scene photos. how we do what we do. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/7/a-few-behind-the-scene-photos-how-we-do-what-we-do Hi, Sorry, no photos of me.   I test our camera setting and lighting while Lauren is setting up our couples.  So, I tend to have photos of her.  Anyway, you get the idea.  This is us on the job. Floating vailFloating vail L 004L 004 L 003L 003 L 002L 002

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/7/a-few-behind-the-scene-photos-how-we-do-what-we-do Mon, 05 Jul 2021 15:15:00 GMT
You download your wedding photos, now what do you do? https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/7/you-download-your-wedding-photos-now-what-do-you-do 10 26 2019 Blog 002 (Sheet 2)10 26 2019 Blog 002 (Sheet 2) A great many photographers only deliver your photos by way of a download. No disks, no thumb drives.  Rest assured we DO include your photo on a thumb drive.  

Anyway, you now have your photo files downloaded to your hard drive.  Well, hard drives fail, computers crash.  You don't want to lose your photos to a computer issue.  We suggest picking up a few thumb drives, they're not expensive.  Placing your photo on a 2 or 3 thumb drives or an external USB drive or two.  Another suggestion is Amazon Drive, Dropbox, or other online services.  In my mind, there is no such thing as too many backups.

I keep multiple backups on and offsite. 

 

Interested in a meeting?  Go to our online scheduler or email us at: info@southstreet.photography

  

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/7/you-download-your-wedding-photos-now-what-do-you-do Thu, 01 Jul 2021 15:15:00 GMT
At our Brides request. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/6/at-our-brides-request Hi 

We've been a little lax lately with our post.  We've been busy.

This was at the requests of our bride.  She had been to several weddings where the photographer(s) were very "present" during the ceremony.  To the point that she noticed enough that she didn't way us inside the church proper.  We were asked to stay back in the vestibule.  I assured her we would not be noticed, we are very discreet.  She was adamant on this point, so we stayed in the vestibule.  We asked that the main doors remain open, she agreed.

We were challenged a bit to get what we could of the ceremony from a greater distance than we normally would and look for different angles.  

Below are a few photos.  She was amazed at what we were able to get.  She expected no photos of the ceremony at all, which she was fine with.  

BTW, The photo with the reflection was captured through the glass wall.  The statue was behind us and visible on the glass.  We thought it made for an interesting image for our couple.

Enjoy.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/6/at-our-brides-request Mon, 28 Jun 2021 15:15:00 GMT
How we do what we do https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/6/how-we-do-what-we-do Hi

Lauren and I have been working together a long time.  It's almost like we read each other's mind.  One of the advantages of an experienced team is their ability to work well together.   This makes it fast and easy for her and I to go from one set up or image to the next quickly.  Here is a look at three different image that we were able to great in a limited time frame.  Quick changes in the pose, lighting and camera angle.  We can create many different looks quickly.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/6/how-we-do-what-we-do Mon, 21 Jun 2021 15:15:00 GMT
Engagement session for Jennifer and Jamie https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/6/engagement-session-fro-jennifer-and-jamie Good morning all.

Blog Pos RainBlog Pos Rain Lauren and I recently had an engagement session and we got just a little wet.  Our session with Jennifer and Jamie was scheduled for a Wednesday afternoon.  We expected rain so we moved our start time up an hour assuming that would give us the time we needed before the rains came. 

071071 We got through about 3/4 of our session when the skies started to get dark and we could hear the thunder off in the distance.  We got a few more photos in and started to head back to our cares when the rain hit us on the trail.  We figure we might as well get a few more photos in the rain.  We would never make it back to our cars without getting soaked. We got our photos and waited under a tree. That didn't help.  The tree was no protection.  We got very wet.  Anyway here are a few photos from our session.  Despite the rain and getting wet (anything to get that great images).  We hope you enjoy them.

We could be your perfect photographers. Visit us here

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/6/engagement-session-fro-jennifer-and-jamie Thu, 17 Jun 2021 15:15:00 GMT
Restoration work.... Bringing back the past. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/6/restoration-work BanABanA

 

Did you know we do a lot of restoration work?  We do quite a bit.  

Restoration work has always been a speciality.  Something I enjoy.  It's fun to see old photo come back to life as I'm working on it.

 

Here is a link to more of our work.

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I like mirrors https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/6/i-like-mirrors I like mirrors.  Anytime I see one I'll try to incorporate it into a photo.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/6/i-like-mirrors Mon, 07 Jun 2021 20:35:00 GMT
Night photos and cool lighting https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/6/night-photos-and-cool-lighting Here is a short video for your viewing pleasure.  Night photo our one of our

Want to see more and find out why we could be your perfect photographer?

Call 732-866-1709.

Visit our website southstreet.photography

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/6/night-photos-and-cool-lighting Thu, 03 Jun 2021 20:35:00 GMT
Time to update your Headshot. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/5/time-to-update-your-headshot HeadShotsHeadShots

Every year, at least, you should update your professional headshot.  

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time for you to update.

No time like the present.  We are quick and thorough in the creating of your new look headshot. 

In-studio or environmental, your choice.

Call or text for info and to set up the perfect time for your new professional headshot.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/5/time-to-update-your-headshot Mon, 31 May 2021 15:15:00 GMT
What will your venue looks like in your photos? https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/5/what-will-your-venue-looks-like-in-your-photos As experienced photographers, we understand our cameras and light and how to use it.  This makes it easy for us to show off your reception in it's best light.  We often share our photos with your venue so they can use in their advertising.

Here are a few for viewing enjoyment.  Maybe your venue is here.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/5/what-will-your-venue-looks-like-in-your-photos Thu, 27 May 2021 15:15:00 GMT
A recent sunset https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/5/a-recent-sunset Occasionally Lauren and I will go on photo excursions.  Usually short, a few hours to explore or photograph an event or whatever.  This time was a sunset at a local reservoir not too far from the office.  We met up with a group of photographers from the area. Some we knew, some we didn't, so we made some new friends.  Here are a few photos from our outing. I hope you enjoy.  Let us know what you think.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/5/a-recent-sunset Mon, 24 May 2021 15:15:00 GMT
Emma's Sweet 16 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/5/emmas-sweet-16 What a whirlwind.  I got a call from Emm's day less than 2 weeks before the big day.  Their original photographer was no longer available.  Fortunately, I was available for that day.  They booked and we were set.  A few days later they found out there was an issue with the venue they had booked and were in need of a new location.  I gave them several places to try which were all booked, which I expected.  they were able to find a location a few days prior.  What a hectic few weeks.  Anyway, the day arrives and everything was perfect.  All the difficulties the family went through, last minute to pull of this day and we could not have had a better day.  Here are a few photos for your viewing pleasure.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/5/emmas-sweet-16 Thu, 20 May 2021 15:15:00 GMT
Was it photoshopped or not? https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/5/was-it-photoshopped-or-not Is it "Photoshopped" or was it created on the spot?

Answer below.   Look at this photo closely.  Tell us what you think.

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This was created on the spot.  This is not photoshopped.  Yes, this could have been created with fancy editing, HOWEVER, if we pay attention to our surroundings, our backgrounds, images like this can be done on the spot. No editing tricks.  A real honest to goodness photograph. 

It's our job to create wonderful photos for you on your big day.  That's our goal.  Do we do the fancy editing?  We sure can.  We would rather create those photos as we see them.

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/5/was-it-photoshopped-or-not Mon, 17 May 2021 14:00:00 GMT
How much time should we plan for our photographer? https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/5/how-much-time-should-we-plan-for-our-photographer 009009 This has become a common concern for many couples these days, considering many couples are looking to save a few bucks here and there for their big day.

With Covid hitting the wedding industry hard, we are seeing many "Micro" or "Mini" wedding request.  Recently I spoke with a bride recently who notice on our website that we offer smaller packages or collections for exactly this.  We spoke for a while about what she expected from her photographer.  The parts of the day she thought she thought were most important photographically and what photos she wanted.  We appeared to be a perfect fit for each other.  So, she booked us a few days later after speaking with her fiance'.

016016 We offer coverage from 2 hours on up to our full-day packages.  We can personalize a coverage package to fit your needs.  We understand things have changed the way our couple are thinking about huge weddings and are adjusting to fit the new thinking.

We are here to help.  If you are interested in finding out how we could be your perfect photographers, you can set up a meeting by clicking HERE.   this is our online scheduling service.  you can set up a phone call.  An online meeting or a face to face meeting.  Whichever is best for your needs.  Or you can email us at info@southstreet.photography.

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/5/how-much-time-should-we-plan-for-our-photographer Thu, 13 May 2021 14:00:00 GMT
There has always been a lot of discussion on cell photos at weddings https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/5/there-has-always-been-a-lot-of-discussion-on-cell-photos-at-weddings 03260326 We have all read stories about or by photographer venting about cellphones or Ipads getting in the way at their wedding.  Someone ruining an image with their phone.  

Well, this is the nature of our world today.  We as photographers, need to adapt.  Either MOVE or find a different spot when the bride walks up the aisle.  Or, use phones in our photo.

Years ago when this started to become an issue, we started photographing the bride's entrance from a vantage point below the congregations, closer to the door.  This way I can turn, after the bride and her father, passes me to get the above photo.

Now if you look closely, there are 5 phones or cameras visible.  You can see the Groom's (sunglasses) expression as his about to be wife, walks toward him.  The other thing that gets me about this photo:  That is her mom (hands clasped together) watching her and her father.  The lady in the black and white dress has her hand on mom's shoulder so she doesn't step in front of her. 

The above photo is one of our favorite all-time cell photo photos.  We think we should embrace the cellphone world and use them as a "prop".  Here are a few photos.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/5/there-has-always-been-a-lot-of-discussion-on-cell-photos-at-weddings Thu, 06 May 2021 14:00:00 GMT
At recent wedding, Herbary at Bear Creek with Jen and Jamie https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/5/at-recent-wedding-herbary-at-bear-creek-with-jen-and-jamie We photographed Jenn and Janie's wedding at The Herbary at Bear Creek in Howell, NJ.

The weather was perfect for a spring day.  Jenn and Jamie are easygoing and lot's of fun.  We had a blast with them, their friends, and their family.

Here are a few photos from the day. Enjoy.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/5/at-recent-wedding-herbary-at-bear-creek-with-jen-and-jamie Tue, 04 May 2021 00:15:00 GMT
A recent wedding, March 27 2021 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/4/a-recent-wedding-march-27-2021 We had a fantastic day with Stina and Jake.  The wind made for some fun photos with our couple.  Overall a nice day.   001001 002002 003003 004004 005005 006006 007007 008008 009009 010010 011011

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/4/a-recent-wedding-march-27-2021 Thu, 08 Apr 2021 21:30:00 GMT
Recent wedding 02 05 2021 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/2/recent-wedding-02-05-2021 After a snowstorm earlier in the week, to a Friday wedding, with snow still around, we had a gorgeous day with Alexis and Chris.  Nice enough outside for photos by the lake.  Their first look was by the lake also. 

All around fantastic day with photos for proof.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/2/recent-wedding-02-05-2021 Mon, 15 Feb 2021 14:15:00 GMT
A recent wedding at the Palace in Somerset https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/1/a-recent-wedding-at-the-palace-in-somerset Our most recent wedding was at The Palace in Somerset.  A wonderful venue for a wedding.

Our couple Jasmine and Michael made the day easy and fun.  We have lots of time for photos and we took advantage.

A great wedding with a fantastic couple.  Check out their day in their photos.

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/1/a-recent-wedding-at-the-palace-in-somerset Thu, 28 Jan 2021 18:27:35 GMT
A recent wedding 01 2021 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/1/a-recent-wedding-01-2021 Despite Covid, we still have our share of weddings going on.  Our couples put a lot of time into planning and to have that get, well, messed up by this disease is heartbreaking.  many of our couples have decided to postpone the big reception, however, still have the wedding with a smaller dinner after the ceremony and do the big party later in the year as Katelyn and Chris plan to do.

Here are a few photos from this past weekend.  

We had a great day with Katelyn and Chris.  A little more laid back than our typical weddings.  Still a fun day with a lot of great photos.

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/1/a-recent-wedding-01-2021 Wed, 27 Jan 2021 14:42:04 GMT
Some "How it was done" and more https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/1/some-how-it-was-done-and-more Blog Post Template_Page_1Blog Post Template_Page_1 Hi all,

This post is about a few things.  When Lauren and I are photographing a wedding we often will tell our subject to turn, move, tilt, or do something we feel is necessary for a better look to your photos.

This one is a quick "How we do it"  you can see the flack unite behind our couple in the left photo.  In the right photo, you'll notice a slight"rim" light around them.  This is a look we like to use occasionally.

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This one is about head position.  We tell our couple when looking at each other, to slightly tilt your heads toward the camera.  We feel it's a nicer look.  With his head tilted away from the camera, we feel it loses something, which is difficult to explain, however, we think you can see what we mean in the bottom photo.  There is also a difference in cropping and photographic angle.  We do this to give you several different looks at the same scene. 

 

We hope you find our post like this fun and educational.

If you're interested in learning more, you can schedule an online meeting or a phone call to get us started.  Click here to do so.

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/1/some-how-it-was-done-and-more Mon, 11 Jan 2021 16:30:00 GMT
What's next? Valentine's Day. Need a great gift idea? https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/1/whats-next-valentine-s-day-need-a-great-gift-idea Valentine's Day will be here soon.  Are you looking for a fantastic gift?  Not only for that special person in your life, however, for you too. Empowering, and fun.  

Let's plan your season today.  Check out Laurens's website www.alittlesexybylauren.com or call her directly at 732-672-6049.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/1/whats-next-valentine-s-day-need-a-great-gift-idea Tue, 05 Jan 2021 20:15:24 GMT
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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/1/end-of-the-year Mon, 04 Jan 2021 16:30:00 GMT
Social distancing at a wedding https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/12/social-distancing-at-a-wedding This is for a little fun and a short post.  Social distancing at a wedding.  Enjoy!

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/12/social-distancing-at-a-wedding Thu, 31 Dec 2020 16:30:00 GMT
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Many times when a child visits us, it's the first time in a new place with new people.  We have to be prepared for anything and everything.  Most times we are able to get the photos we want.   

This time we got exactly what we wanted.  A lot of great expressions.  Take a look.  We think you'll agree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want to know more about what we can do for you and how we could be your perfect photographers?  Check out our website at www.southstreet.photography

Interested in a meet or at least a phone call?  Go to our online scheduling system.

or simply call us 732-866-1709

 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/12/recent-one-year-and-christmas-session Wed, 30 Dec 2020 17:54:53 GMT
End of 2020 Special Big savings https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/12/end-of-2020-special-big-savings End of the year specialEnd of the year special

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/12/end-of-2020-special-big-savings Tue, 22 Dec 2020 16:30:00 GMT
Recent wedding 1212 2020 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/12/recent-wedding-1212-2020 004004 Lauren and I have a wonderful day with Bea and Carlos.  The weather was great.  Although they had to reschedule twice due to Covid, they were able to put together a beautiful day with family and friends.  They got ready at their home with the ceremony under a te3nt in their back yard.  After the ceremony, we went to a nearby park, Historic Smithville Village in Mount Holly.  A great location for photos.  Here are a bunch for your viewing pleasure.

Want to see how we could be your perfect photographers?  Click here to go to our scheduling page.  you can select a quick photocall to get you started.  An online meeting or an in-person meeting.

Or email us at info@southstreet.photography   or you could call or text 732-866-1709.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/12/recent-wedding-1212-2020 Wed, 16 Dec 2020 23:15:33 GMT
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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/12/end-of-2020-special Tue, 15 Dec 2020 16:30:00 GMT
recent wedding 12 5 2020 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/12/recent-wedding-12-5-2020 Weddings at the Palace in Somerset are always spectacular.  Samantha and Eric had a near-perfect day.  The weather did not corporate completely, however, we were still able to create lots of great images.  The Palace is a great location all around, and the staff is easy to work with.

Eric and Sam were fabulous. Fun and easy.  Here are a number of photos for your enjoyment pleasure.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/12/recent-wedding-12-5-2020 Mon, 14 Dec 2020 16:45:50 GMT
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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/12/end-of-the-year-special Tue, 08 Dec 2020 16:30:00 GMT
A recent wedding despite covid https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/12/a-recent-wedding-despite-covid With 2020 being as it is, several of our fall weddings have still been able to happen.  Kristen and Brian were able to go forward with their wedding plans.  With a smaller guest list to a few missing bridal party and family members, they still had a great day.   

Wood flowers were a great thing to see.  We had never seen wood flowers before.  Lots of time for photos, here are a few for your enjoyment.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/12/a-recent-wedding-despite-covid Mon, 07 Dec 2020 18:00:00 GMT
Holiday Portraits. Final days. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/12/holiday-portraits-final-days Nico 09Nico 09 Holiday Portrait Collections,
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249 for 5 to 10 edited files.  Two "Special edits."

395 for all edited files, plus 25 Holiday cards.  Up to 5 "Special edits."

 

 

 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/12/holiday-portraits-final-days Fri, 04 Dec 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Covid or no. We still go! https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/12/covid-or-no-we-still-go 002002

Despite Covid, our couple Brian and Kristen, still pull off a great wedding day.  They had to make a few last-minute adjustments due to new regulations, however, everything worked out.

 

 

 

From the cutest ring bearers and flower girls to everything g else, we had a great day.

 

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They had to move the reception to an earlier time.  That didn't affect what we needed to get done photographically.  We were still able to get all the photos we wanted and needed.  

 

We even got a few fun, unique photos in.

 

We hope you enjoy this blog as much as we did photograph the wedding.

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If you feel we could be you perfect photographers, call, text 732-866-1709 or email info @southstreet.photography

OR click here to set up a meeting.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/12/covid-or-no-we-still-go Thu, 03 Dec 2020 19:15:00 GMT
Last change. Holiday Portraits. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/11/last-change-holiday-portraits Nico 09Nico 09 Holiday Portrait Collections,
Call, text, or email to schedule. 732-866-1709 info@southstreet.photography We could be your perfect photographers.

 

249 for 5 to 10 edited files.  Two "Special edits."

395 for all edited files, plus 25 Holiday cards.  Up to 5 "Special edits."

 

 

 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/11/last-change-holiday-portraits Mon, 30 Nov 2020 14:45:00 GMT
Holiday portraits. Not much time left, Call today. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/11/holiday-portraits-not-much-time-left-call-today Nico 09Nico 09 Holiday Portrait Collections,
Call, text, or email to schedule. 732-866-1709 info@southstreet.photography We could be your perfect photographers.

 

249 for 5 to 10 edited files.  Two "Special edits."

395 for all edited files, plus 25 Holiday cards.  Up to 5 "Special edits."

 

 

 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/11/holiday-portraits-not-much-time-left-call-today Wed, 25 Nov 2020 14:45:00 GMT
Pet Portraits. Our furry family members. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/11/pet-portraits-our-furry-family-members 020020 012012 028028 006006

We had a special visitor to the studio recently.  Holden came in for his portraits.  Holden is 14 and the perfect little boy.  He was pleasant and easy to work with.  He did everything we wanted and finished his photos quickly.  

Your fur baby could be our next special guest. Call or text today.  732-866-1709

We could be your perfect photographers.

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/11/pet-portraits-our-furry-family-members Thu, 19 Nov 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Holiday Portraits. Time is running out. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/11/holiday-portraits-time-is-running-out Nico 09Nico 09 Holiday Portrait Collections,
Call, text, or email to schedule. 732-866-1709 info@southstreet.photography We could be your perfect photographers.

 

249 for 5 to 10 edited files.  Two "Special edits."

395 for all edited files, plus 25 Holiday cards.  Up to 5 "Special edits."

 

 

 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/11/holiday-portraits-time-is-running-out Wed, 18 Nov 2020 14:45:00 GMT
Holiday Portraits, Still time. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/11/holiday-portraits-still-time Nico 09Nico 09 Holiday Portrait Collections,
Call, text, or email to schedule. 732-866-1709 info@southstreet.photography We could be your perfect photographers.

 

249 for 5 to 10 edited files.  Two "Special edits."

395 for all edited files, plus 25 Holiday cards.  Up to 5 "Special edits."

 

 

 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/11/holiday-portraits-still-time Mon, 16 Nov 2020 14:45:00 GMT
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249 for 5 to 10 edited files.  Two "Special edits."

395 for all edited files, plus 25 Holiday cards.  Up to 5 "Special edits."

 

 

 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/11/holiday-portraits Mon, 16 Nov 2020 14:45:00 GMT
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Call, text, or email to schedule. 732-866-1709 info@southstreet.photography We could be your perfect photographers.

 

249 for 5 to 10 edited files.  Two "Special edits."

395 for all edited files, plus 25 Holiday cards.  Up to 5 "Special edits."

 

 

 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/11/holliday-portraits Fri, 13 Nov 2020 14:45:00 GMT
Martha's Vineyard https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/11/marthas-vineyard We went to Martha's Vineyard this summer.  Oak Bluffs was the town we visited.  An interesting place with an interesting history.  Colorful cottages are one of the things for which the town is known.  This link will bring you to some history if you're interested.  Here are a few photos for your enjoyment.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/11/marthas-vineyard Fri, 13 Nov 2020 05:30:00 GMT
Holiday Portraits are here. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/11/holiday-gift-ideas Nico 09Nico 09 Holiday Portrait Collections,
Call, text, or email to schedule. 732-866-1709 info@southstreet.photography We could be your perfect photographers.

 

249 for 5 to 10 edited files.  Two "Special edits."

395 for all edited files, plus 25 Holiday cards.  Up to 5 "Special edits."

 

 

 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/11/holiday-gift-ideas Tue, 10 Nov 2020 13:58:34 GMT
Seal watch Summer Vaca https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/11/seal-watch-summer-vaca Hi All

This past summer we were able to go on our vacation.  It was a bit touch and go there for a while.

Anyway, one of the things we were able to do was go on a Seal watch cruise.  We went out into the bay and we stopped in a few places were seals hang out.  They pop their heads up to see what's going on.  

Interesting and fun.  A few photos for your enjoyment.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/11/seal-watch-summer-vaca Mon, 09 Nov 2020 05:15:00 GMT
Something I don't get to do often. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/10/something-i-dont-get-to-do-often I occasionally teach photography.  Sometimes at a PPA affiliate school, The MARS school held in Cape May or locally, through my own business.

Recently one of my local students and I went for a walk around downtown Freehold to work on photo composition and "how to see the scene".

Here are a few of my photos from that walk.  I hope you enjoy them.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/10/something-i-dont-get-to-do-often Thu, 29 Oct 2020 15:15:00 GMT
A type of editing style https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/10/a-type-of-editing-style  

Typically we don't edit too many photos in this style.  A few for each wedding.  These are "styled" and will possibly be "dated" after a time and may make your wedding album appear old or dated.  We would rather you wedding book to have a more classic look.   If this is something you like and would like to see more of in your photos, let us know.  It's easy to add to your images.

Want to see more of our work and see why we could be your perfect photographers?   Click HERE to set up a meeting, either online or in our showroom.  Or maybe a quick phone call to get us started.  Click HERE.  

Or send an email to info@southstreet.photography

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/10/a-type-of-editing-style Mon, 26 Oct 2020 15:15:00 GMT
Recent wedding 09 2020 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/10/recent-wedding-09-2020  

Hi all.   This was one of our few full weddings this year.   Full as we started with getting ready photos all the way through to the reception.   Matt and Ashley were fantastic.   Easy going and fun.   The bridal party was small only a Best Man and a Maid of Honor. The families were great and very organized.   Which helped to make a smooth day.   The reception was at Avenue in Long Branch NJ.  One of our favorite locations.   Enjoy the photos.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/10/recent-wedding-09-2020 Mon, 12 Oct 2020 20:15:00 GMT
Dresses and shoes https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/9/dresses-and-shoes Here is a short video for your viewing pleasure.  Shoes and dresses.    Enjoy.

Want to see more and find out why we could be your perfect photographer?

Call 732-866-1709.

Visit our website southstreet.photography

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/9/dresses-and-shoes Mon, 14 Sep 2020 14:00:00 GMT
Recent mini wedding. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/8/recent-mini-wedding Blog Post Template 002 (Sheet 2)Blog Post Template 002 (Sheet 2)

Hi All.

Lauren and I recently had a Mini-wedding for lack of a better word.  John and Jaime were planning the big wedding and as we know, things this year have been a little wacky.  Making the tough decision, and several phone calls, John and Jaime decided to move their wedding to their home and scale down the guest list.  

 

 

 

 

 

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We still did getting ready photos.  They still had a bridal party and their immediate families in attendance.  The ceremony was in the backyard on their deck and the small reception under a tent.  If I'm not mistaken, they were able to make the mover to their home for the smaller event in less than 2 weeks.  

 

 

 

 

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We hope you enjoy the photos and our blog post.  

If you're interested in finding out more about South Street Photography and finding out how we could be your perfect photographers, click HERE to set up a phone call or a meeting, either online or in our showroom.   

 

 

 

 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/8/recent-mini-wedding Thu, 13 Aug 2020 15:45:00 GMT
recent wedding 08 01 2020 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/8/recent-wedding-08-01-2020 Hi all.

 

Most of our weddings for this year have either postponed or have done a mini-wedding.  This was our first full day wedding since this virus mess started.  Our couple chose to do a backyard wedding with plenty of space for social distance.  Laura and Dan made the day fun and a pleasure.  

Here are a few photos for you.  Enjoy.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/8/recent-wedding-08-01-2020 Wed, 12 Aug 2020 04:15:00 GMT
Recent wedding 07 31 2020 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/8/recent-wedding-07-31-2020 Hi all.

It's good to get back in the swing of things.  Photographing weddings, that is.  With the Coronavirus shutting everything down, we've been waiting patiently for things open up and let us get back to what we do. 

Many of our couples have postponed or are having "mini" weddings this year and the reception on a larger scale next year.

This was one of our min-weddings.  A few photos for your viewing pleasure.  Enjoy

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/8/recent-wedding-07-31-2020 Wed, 05 Aug 2020 16:10:31 GMT
What's been going on during the Shut Down https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/7/whats-been-going-on-during-the-shut-down Since we've been locked down for, idk,  a few months now, and Lauren and I haven't photographed a wedding nor been able to go out a create photos for fun, I've been locked away at home looking for things to do.  Mainly projects around the house that I've wanted to do.  Also, some photography work.  Here are a few of the things I photographed.  Some of,(most of it) to be silly.  I hope everyone is safe and sound.  Stay well and enjoy my photos.

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First, a self-portrait.  I Needed to play.  Since this all started I decided to NOT SHAVE.

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A few of our pets.  The cat belongs to my daughter.

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Out for a walk with Our Mascot Rudy and her buddy Harley.  A near-daily event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Something just for fun.  Yes, I'm losing my marbles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And earlier in the month, I was able to get down to our local reservoir where a pair of bald eagle resides.   This time I was able to catch one in flight.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/7/whats-been-going-on-during-the-shut-down Thu, 30 Jul 2020 15:30:00 GMT
How it was done. 9 8 2018 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/7/how-it-was-done-9-8-2018 05340534 Hi,  We've been busy over the past few weeks.   Here is our latest post.

 

How it was done. We haven't posted one of these in a while. This was created with the available room light and the videographers on camera light as a fill light. The ambient light around the room makes for a dramatic look. The "spotlight" on our couple's first dance brings the image together. A wonderful image created by Lauren.
 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) #blueheronpines #detailphotos #jerseyshorephotographer #jerseyshoreweddingphotographer #thebigday #theknot #theknotpro #windowlight https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/7/how-it-was-done-9-8-2018 Mon, 27 Jul 2020 15:30:00 GMT
What have we been doing during the shut down? https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/7/what-have-we-been-doing-during-the-shut-down Well, I'm gonna tell ya.  My photography association usually has a monthly meeting.  We have a speaker or presenter.  A program on a photography aspect or a program on techniques or other matters interesting to us photographers.

With the shutdown,  we are unable to meet in person, so, we've been having a zoom meeting with an image presentation.  We pick three topics or categories, with the intention of going out to create photos for those categories and show them at our meeting.  Then discuss what we like or ways to improve on an image.  It's a great, fun way to see other photographer's work and learn and see how others like or see your work.  I've been enjoying this and find it entertaining.  I get to hang out with friends, although, not in person at least we get to visit and discuss all things photography.

Here are a few photos from the past few weeks.  Just some fun photos for your enjoyment.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/7/what-have-we-been-doing-during-the-shut-down Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:45:00 GMT
How it was done 10 26 2019 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/7/how-it-was-done-10-26-2019 HIWD1HIWD1 We haven't posted one of these in a while.  Our latest how it was done.

Most times when we are working it our couple's church, we have to be considerate of the church and be appreciative of them letting us the church for family, bride and groom photos.  This particular church was very accommodating.

We usually don't have a lot of time after the ceremony and our bride requested a few photos in the church of her and her husband.

This was a single light set up behind and to the (camera) right.  This created a wonderful lighting look on our bride.  We could have added another light directly behind her and one more on the left at different intensities.  However, we did not want to overstep of welcome by turning the church into a studio. 

We hope you like our photo.  Interested in seeing more?  Look back in our blog and stop back often for new stuff.

Want more info give us a call (or text) 732 866-1709 or email info@southstreet.photography

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/7/how-it-was-done-10-26-2019 Thu, 09 Jul 2020 20:35:00 GMT
Recent wedding 06 14 2020 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/6/recent-wedding-06-14-2020 Blog Post Template 001 (Sheet 1)Blog Post Template 001 (Sheet 1) We had our second wedding this year.  Our first we a mini, backyard wedding.  This was a church wedding.  There were only maybe 15 guests at the church for Joe ad Liana, but it was a great day. 

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The weather was perfect.  Family photos all around and a visit to Spring Lake for more family photos and photos of Joe and Leana.  There a still planning for a bigger event, vow renewal next year.

We're so glad to be part of their day and their vow renewal next year.  Here are a few photos for your enjoyment.

 

 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/6/recent-wedding-06-14-2020 Thu, 25 Jun 2020 04:45:00 GMT
Anyone can take a photo, however...... https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/6/anyone-can-take-a-photo Hi

Recently while photographing a wedding, Lauren and I worked with Mike Walter of Elite Entertainment.  Mike and I have been in the business for a long time.  We are experienced professional.  We had gotten into a conversation about being a true professional.  Knowing what to expect.  Anticipate things during the day.  Knowing your duties.  delivering beyond expectations.

First, let me say that working with anyone from Elite, we can always expect a great party.  A good music mix that keeps people dancing.  That helps make our job of creating lots of great reception photos that much easier.

Ok, back to my topic.  That conversation and a meeting with a couple that booked us for their New Years Eve wedding got me thinking about what it means to be a true professional.

The meeting with the new years eve wedding had met, previously to our meeting, with seven different photographers.  Each told her they couldn't do anything at night.  "It's night, it's dark there is nothing we can do about that." Was what she was told.   Well, I showed her what WE can do to create night photos.  With experience and skill, we can create the photos you'll want and cherish.  Being a professional, to me means, knowing your job, having the skill and knowledge and means to create your wedding photos under and conditions whether it's lighting or weather, it shouldn't matter.  You should know how to deal with these conditions.

Anyone can CALL themselves a photographer.  An experienced photographer with the skills, knowledge, and proper attitude is a TRUE professional and will deliver as promised maybe even beyond your expectations.

Anyone can take a photo.  It takes someone special to create an image.

Here are a few photos we believe will show you why we could be

your perfect photographer.

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) #blueheronpines #detailphotos #jerseyshorephotographer #jerseyshoreweddingphotographer #thebigday #theknot #theknotpro #windowlight https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/6/anyone-can-take-a-photo Mon, 15 Jun 2020 14:00:00 GMT
Looks like things are starting to get back to normal https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/6/looks-like-things-are-starting-to-get-back-to-normal Hi all.

 

I've been a little lax the last few weeks with our blog post.  I've gotten tied up with household projects lately.  Getting some odd jobs done around the house.  Every year I start projects and finish it months later if not the following year.  Once the wedding season starts it's difficult to finish those projects. (annoys my wife, lol)

We are beginning to see businesses open.  We are allowed to photograph outdoors (keeping social distance in mind).  We have been doing online meetings and a lot of texting with our couples and clients.  We have begun doing engagement sessions for upcoming weddings.  Here are a few photos from a recent session.  I hope you enjoy them.  Some were for fun.

Hopefully, we can get back to completely normal in the next few months.
 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/6/looks-like-things-are-starting-to-get-back-to-normal Mon, 01 Jun 2020 14:30:00 GMT
Front Porch project https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/5/front-porch-project Ok, I was contacted recently by a neighbor who asked if I was doing the Front Proch Project.  Initially hadn't planned on getting involved for various reasons.  After speaking with my neighbor, we decided to do this. 

I reached out to our local hospital to make arrangements for donations to go to the hospital fundraising group.  In the next few days, the fundraising should be set up through a web link and we'll start sessions in the next few days. Hopefully, we'll raise a lot of money for our local hospital. 

As this moves along I'll post a few photos on our Facebook page an here on our blog.

 

TTFN

 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/5/front-porch-project Thu, 14 May 2020 17:48:10 GMT
How it was done- Engagement Photo https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/4/how-it-was-done--engagement-photo 00930093 Hi,

Our latest how it was done.  This is a photo from a recent engagement session at Monmouth University, near the Library.

What we like about the setting is the "rim" light around our couple.  You can see a light around them especially around their heads.  This gives us some separation from the background.  There is also the framing.  Our couple is set to the lower left of the image.  This is a "rule of thirds" look.  Placing our couple in one of four points of a photo as if it were divided with a "tic-tac-toe" grid. 

We then added our flash to add a little bit of light on our couple.  If we didn't add the light they could be in shadows since the light is coming from behind them. 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/4/how-it-was-done--engagement-photo Mon, 27 Apr 2020 14:00:00 GMT
I went "birding" https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/3/i-went-birding _ARL6542_ARL6542 I don't get to go out often enough to create photos for the fun of photography.  Not that I don't love photographing a wedding and working with our couples for their weddings, just that I like photographing other stuff also. 

I was given the opportunity to go out with a good friend recently.  We went, well, I really don't know exactly where we went.  Somewhere my friend goes regularly.  We had a good day.  I think with the time changing this past weekend and getting there later than we should have,  there wasn't as much activity, as usual, my friend believes.  Still, a fun day and I got to hang with my friend.

Here are a few more.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/3/i-went-birding Thu, 26 Mar 2020 13:45:00 GMT
How it was done 03 2020 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/3/how-it-was-done-03-2020 11 17 2019 211 17 2019 2 Ok, here we go.  As you can see this is how the photo was set up.  This is an "available light" photo. Meaning we are only using ambient (the light around our bride and the light through the window)

The exposure is balanced between the outside light and the room light.  You can see a little bit of light bounced back into her face, off of the white in her dress.  

 

Can you see yourself in our photos?  Call, text or email today. 732-866-1709  info@southstreet.photography

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/3/how-it-was-done-03-2020 Mon, 23 Mar 2020 14:45:00 GMT
Interesting conversations this morning https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/3/interesting-conversations-this-morning _AR34749-Edit_AR34749-Edit A quick post today.  I thought everyone knew this. 

BTW photo of Ruby our Mascot.

I had a phone conversation with one of our brides about her upcoming wedding.  She needed to make her next payment and asked if I preferred a check or credit card.  I asked which is better for her?  It didn't really matter.  That some people gain points or miles on card purchases.  I went on to say that the only reason I prefer a check is that I then won't have to pay the credit card company.  She didn't know that when I process a card I have to pay a small fee for processing the card.  She's mail a check.    

So in case, you didn't know when you use a credit card the company processing the payment pay a percentage of the sale to a processing company. 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/3/interesting-conversations-this-morning Mon, 16 Mar 2020 14:00:00 GMT
Valentines photos for Ruby and Harley https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/3/valentines-photos-for-ruby-and-harley _AR34759-Edit_AR34759-Edit Hi

Valentine's Day has past and Ruby and Harley had their photos taken in honor of that special day.

As with any pet they really more interested in playing than sitting for their portrait.  After several attempts, they both get the idea and will stay long enough to get some great photos.  Here are a few for you viewing enjoyment.

We can photograph your pet.  If you're interested, give us a call.

732-866-1709.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/3/valentines-photos-for-ruby-and-harley Thu, 12 Mar 2020 04:45:00 GMT
How it was done. A basketball couple. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/3/how-it-was-done-a-basketball-couple eng 008eng 008 This was an engagement session we did at the Rutger Gym in Newark.  Our couple wanted this shot.  Them, both jumping for the basketball.

This is a little trickier then you would thing.  Timing the jump,  Getting the best angle.  Lighting the scene properly.

The angle was easy.  I wanted the look to be them in the air with an appearance of height.  He was much taller so we had to do the jump a few times the get the distance between then to look good.

As to the placement of the ball, I had him toss in the air a few times,  the ball was originally in the shot, bu difficult to get it exactly where I wanted it while they were jumping and trying to place the ball.  I added the ball later in editing.

The lighting: I wanted to remove or darken the background so the image centered on them.  The camera was set so the image would be dark except where they were lite by an off-camera flash just to their right so they were both lite well.

I hope you enjoy these How it was done post.

 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/3/how-it-was-done-a-basketball-couple Mon, 09 Mar 2020 04:00:00 GMT
Recent wedding https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/3/recent-wedding We don't get to do too many Christmas weddings.  This past December, we did.  A lot of fun with Samantha and Michael.  Watch and see.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/3/recent-wedding Thu, 05 Mar 2020 16:45:00 GMT
Ruby Tuesday 3 2020 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/3/ruby-tuesday-3-2020 Ruby's Tuesday.

 

Ruby and her buddy Harley love to wrestle.  It's nearly a daily thing.  Sometimes it's a few seconds at a time.  Other times is a lengthy thing.

Here is a video of several of their tussles.  I hope you enjoy.   the first few are Ruby and Nathan.  And one scene of Ruby howling at a Chewy box.  I have no idea why.
 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/3/ruby-tuesday-3-2020 Tue, 03 Mar 2020 16:45:00 GMT
Patterson Great Falls https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/2/patterson-great-falls Hi

Maybe you saw our last post about our engagement photos at Patterson Great Falls.  Before our couple arrived, I had the chance to walk around and check out the location.  We hadn't been there in a while.  I thought it was a good idea to look around first.  I took a few photos for my own pleasure.  Here are a few for you,  Enjoy _AR34552_AR34552 _AR34559_AR34559 _AR34553_AR34553 _AR34549_AR34549 _AR34550_AR34550 .

 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/2/patterson-great-falls Thu, 27 Feb 2020 05:00:00 GMT
Recent engagement photo session, Patterson Great Falls https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/2/recent-engagement-photo-session-patterson-great-falls Lauren and I photographed Kristen and Brian at Patterson Great Falls.  We haven't been here in a while and definitely not on such a cold day.  Sunny day, so we had to work around the bright Sun.  We worked for about an hour and can away with a lot of great photos.  Here are a few for your viewing pleasure.  Kristen and Brian put up with the cold and were fun and easy to photograph.

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/2/recent-engagement-photo-session-patterson-great-falls Mon, 24 Feb 2020 16:45:00 GMT
I don't get to do this often enough. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/2/i-dont-get-to-do-this-often-enough I took some time to go out and take a few photos.  Here you go.  I don't get to do the often enough.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/2/i-dont-get-to-do-this-often-enough Fri, 07 Feb 2020 01:00:00 GMT
Ruby Tuesday 10 2020 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/1/ruby-tuesday-10-2020 Hi

We haven't posted a Ruby's Tuesday in a while.  We've been busy.  

Ruby and her buddy Harley have very different personalities.  Harley is much more laid back where Ruby is much more, what a good word, crazy, maybe, active also.

Ruby will sit and stare at me and whine or yap at me, for what I can say is no reason.  She likes to sit on me and get right up in my face.  She'll roll around on the floor and like to play with her toys.

She'll often simply lay with Harley anywhere, especially on ME.

She likes her pink sweater.  It helps keep her warm in the colder weather.

They both like to meet new people and get a belly rub.  When you visit our showroom, If you're dog people, you can meet Ruby and Harley and make a new friend.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/1/ruby-tuesday-10-2020 Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:45:00 GMT
Recent wedding slideshow june 21 2019 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/1/recent-wedding-slideshow-june-21-2019 Enjoy the show.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) county freehold jersey jersey. Monmouth New NJ. photographer. photography South specialist. Street Wedding https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/1/recent-wedding-slideshow-june-21-2019 Mon, 27 Jan 2020 21:35:00 GMT
Recent wedding 10 2019 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/1/recent-wedding-10-2019 Another of our wonderful couples, Debralee and Michael, allowed us the opportunity to photograph their wedding.  We were in Asbury Park for our photos and the reception.  The Berkeley Hotel is a wonderful venue for photos.   Asbury Park boardwalk and the surrounding area make for great photos also.  If you look carefully, there are unique places for photos.  Take a look. 10 26 2019 Blog 001 (Sheet 1)10 26 2019 Blog 001 (Sheet 1) 10 26 2019 Blog 003 (Sheet 3)10 26 2019 Blog 003 (Sheet 3) 10 26 2019 Blog 002 (Sheet 2)10 26 2019 Blog 002 (Sheet 2) 10 26 2019 Blog 005 (Sheet 5)10 26 2019 Blog 005 (Sheet 5) 10 26 2019 Blog 006 (Sheet 6)10 26 2019 Blog 006 (Sheet 6) 10 26 2019 Blog 007 (Sheet 7)10 26 2019 Blog 007 (Sheet 7) 10 26 2019 Blog 008 (Sheet 8)10 26 2019 Blog 008 (Sheet 8) 10 26 2019 Blog 009 (Sheet 9)10 26 2019 Blog 009 (Sheet 9) 10 26 2019 Blog 010 (Sheet 10)10 26 2019 Blog 010 (Sheet 10)

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/1/recent-wedding-10-2019 Mon, 13 Jan 2020 21:35:00 GMT
Last wedding of 2019 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/1/last-wedding-of-2019 This was our last wedding of 2019.  We spent a cold day with Alaina and Hector.  Photos at home and then into town near where their reception was.  It was COLD!  Alaina and Hector, their best man and maid of honor were great.  Despite the cold, we got a lot of great photos.

AND BTW check out the flowers.  The flowers were made from comic book pages.  Bayman to be specific.  Probably the coolest "flowers" ever.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) 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 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/1/last-wedding-of-2019 Fri, 10 Jan 2020 00:30:00 GMT
How it was done https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/1/how-it-was-done-11-17-2019 A new how it was done.

how it was done 11 17 2019how it was done 11 17 2019

Setting up the scene.  How we pose or set up the image to get the look we want.  Hand position, the position of the doors, the groom.  The placement of his hands, all make the scene.  The rest is the exposure setting and a bit of editing magic.

This is an available light image.  We exposed for the light outside of the door.  That is what is lighting our couple in the image.

We hope you like our how it was done series.

 

 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) #Bride #bridephotos #brides #detailphotos #freehold #freeholdphotographer #freeholdweddingphotographer #groom #groomphotos #grooms #ilovemyjob #jerseyshorephotographer #jerseyshoreweddingphotographer #married #newjerseyweddingphotographer #njphotographer #njweddings #sony #sonya7riii #southstphotography #southstreetphotography #thebigday #theknot #theknotpro #wedding #weddingday #weddingphotos #weddings #windowlight https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/1/how-it-was-done-11-17-2019 Mon, 06 Jan 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Recent book design https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/12/recent-book-design  

Hi

Here is one of our recent book designs.  Our couple wanted a lot of photos in their book.  Their book tells a wonderful story of love, fun, family, and friends.  We hope you like it as much as we and they do.

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Recent wedding 11 17 2019 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/11/recent-wedding-11-17-2019 We had a fantastic day with Erika and Billy.  This was our first visit to The Park Chateau Estates and Gardens in East Brunswick.  Lots of great photo spots.  We had time to "play" while creating our photos for Erika and Billy.   Lots of fun with a fantastic couple.

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Recent Wedding 11 02 2019 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/11/recent-wedding-11-02-2019 Another great day with a wonderful couple.  Brian and Lauren.  We had plenty of time for photos which we LOVE when that happens.  That gives us lots of time to explore and see what magic we can create.  Here are a  few of their photos for your viewing pleasure. 10 26 2019 Blog 004 (Sheet 4)10 26 2019 Blog 004 (Sheet 4) 10 26 2019 Blog 001 (Sheet 1)10 26 2019 Blog 001 (Sheet 1) 10 26 2019 Blog 002 (Sheet 2)10 26 2019 Blog 002 (Sheet 2) 10 26 2019 Blog 003 (Sheet 3)10 26 2019 Blog 003 (Sheet 3) 10 26 2019 Blog 005 (Sheet 5)10 26 2019 Blog 005 (Sheet 5) 10 26 2019 Blog 006 (Sheet 6)10 26 2019 Blog 006 (Sheet 6) 10 26 2019 Blog 007 (Sheet 7)10 26 2019 Blog 007 (Sheet 7) 10 26 2019 Blog 008 (Sheet 8)10 26 2019 Blog 008 (Sheet 8) 10 26 2019 Blog 009 (Sheet 9)10 26 2019 Blog 009 (Sheet 9)

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/11/recent-wedding-11-02-2019 Thu, 07 Nov 2019 22:00:00 GMT
Ruby's Tuesday 10 15 2019 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/10/rubys-tuesday-10-15-2019 Having a little Halloween fun with Ruby and Harley.  Let's do a session with your dog in their costume.  Call for details.  732-866-1709. Batdog and Ruby2Batdog and Ruby2 CatCat Batdog and HarleyBatdog and Harley b and R City scapeb and R City scape Signal citySignal city Robin2Robin2 Ribin1Ribin1 Harley 2Harley 2 Harley 1Harley 1 BatdogBatdog Batdog on building City scapeBatdog on building City scape ParkPark

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/10/rubys-tuesday-10-15-2019 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:32:06 GMT
A recent wedding 09 17 2019 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/9/a-recent-wedding-09-17-2019 A recent Tuesday Wedding.  Fun day with a great couple.  Here are a few photos for your viewing pleasure.

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/9/a-recent-wedding-09-17-2019 Mon, 30 Sep 2019 14:15:00 GMT
I hate when that happens. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/9/i-hate-when-that-happens 0001A Blog Template 007 (Sheet 7)0001A Blog Template 007 (Sheet 7) Ok, let's see..... Take this for what it is.  Me venting.  Photo, just because.

Just got off the phone with a bride whose wedding is around the corner.  She tells me she had a photographer booked that backed out, recently.

First, any photographer that backs out of a booked wedding had better be on a death bed before leaving a couple high and dry.  If I had a problem that wouldn't allow me to photograph a wedding I would cover with a photographer friend that I know and trust.

Second, I'm going to help this couple anyway I can.  I feel as if I should make right what this photographer did to this couple.   I can't give away the date for what they lost financially, however, I will do what I can.  I'll discount my price a bit to soften the blow and give them something that won't cost too much.

Third, I hate, to hear these stories.  Make the entire photography industry look bad.  I mean who has the guts to back out on a wedding.  I feel I have to do what I can to correct these things to the best of my ability, even if it cost me.

Ok, that's enough.  I'll get off my soapbox.  Enjoy the rest of your day.  I'm going to go calm down, now. Thank for stopping by.

 

 

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Recent wedding 08 24 2019 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/8/recent-wedding-08-24-2019 Wonderful wedding with two of the most fun, energetic people we've ever met.  Nick and Allison were a blast to work with.  We have a lot of fun and laughs.  Here are some photos for you viewing enjoyment.

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/8/recent-wedding-08-24-2019 Thu, 29 Aug 2019 14:59:38 GMT
Atlantic City Air Show https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/8/atlantic-city-air-show Yesterday, (My birthday) I treated myself to the Air show in Atlantic City. I spent most of the day in the sun photographing jet, plains, and skydivers. 
This was something I have never done. Never been to an air show (could never make the dates). This just happened to be on my birthday and I happen to be free. Lots of fun. Here is the full set. Enjoy. 
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A recent wedding July 2019 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/8/a-recent-wedding-july-2019  

A great day for a wedding.  HOT, HOT, HOT, but still a nice day.  Photos in as much shade as we could.  Ryan an Ashley were easy going and that made our day fun and easy.  Photos below.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/8/a-recent-wedding-july-2019 Mon, 12 Aug 2019 14:45:00 GMT
Recent wedding june 22 2019 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/8/recent-wedding-june-22-2019 We hope you like the show.  Call or text today 732-866-1709

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) #blueheronpines #detailphotos #jerseyshorephotographer #jerseyshoreweddingphotographer #thebigday #theknot #theknotpro #windowlight https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/8/recent-wedding-june-22-2019 Thu, 08 Aug 2019 14:00:00 GMT
Jon and Debbie's summer wedding https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/8/jon-and-debbies-summer-wedding LAuren and I had a great day with John and Debbie.  The weather was perfect and Pierre's was the perfect setting.  Great locations for photos.  Lot's of wonderful arches, a gazebo and more.

We hope you like these photos.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) #blueheronpines #detailphotos #jerseyshorephotographer #jerseyshoreweddingphotographer #thebigday #theknot #theknotpro #windowlight https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/8/jon-and-debbies-summer-wedding Thu, 01 Aug 2019 19:00:00 GMT
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"We're sure our human loves.  We have a comfy spot in the studio.  I even get to use Harley as a pillow."

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A recent book design https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/7/a-recent-book-design Hi

Here is a recent book design for you. We thought you may like to see one.  We hope this will give you an idea of what we can do for you on your big day.

 

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One of our favorite spots.  We hope he doesn't need to "go outside".

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) #blueheronpines #detailphotos #jerseyshorephotographer #jerseyshoreweddingphotographer #thebigday #theknot #theknotpro #windowlight https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/7/rubystuesday-07-23 Tue, 23 Jul 2019 14:15:00 GMT
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Ruby and Harley take over.

"This is our seat now and you can't have it."

Make me wonder who trained who.

 

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How it was done 11 14 2018 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/7/how-it-was-done-11-14-2018 00170017 Hi there

Today's how it was done, was done at Monmouth University, in Wilson Hall.  For a little history on Wilson Hall, Click Here

Wilson Hall has lots of photo opps.  Huge windows, like this one.  Interesting architecture and neat rooms. 

We liked the soft window light. The problem, I did not want her turned into the window light. That setup wasn't pleasing to me. We added the LED light to bring some light into her.  Looks well balanced to me. What do you think?
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Let us know what you think in the comments.  If you want to see why we could be your perfect photographer call us at 732-866-1709 or email info@southstreet.photography.

You could also use our online scheduler by clicking here.
 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) #blueheronpines #detailphotos #jerseyshorephotographer #jerseyshoreweddingphotographer #thebigday #theknot #theknotpro #windowlight https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/7/how-it-was-done-11-14-2018 Thu, 11 Jul 2019 14:00:00 GMT
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This is how we go for a walk when we see one of our neighborhood friends out for a walk with their human.  We love seeing our friends and saying hi.

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What do we do when it rains?  Sit on the covered patio and watch. What else.  Ruby and her buddy Harley don't like the wet grass.  "It gets our belly's wet," says Ruby.

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Recent wedding June 21, 2019 Austin and Adelisa https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/7/recent-wedding-june-21-2019-austin-and-adelisa Lauren and I had a great day with Austin and Adelisa.  The morning rain cleared as we started our day.  The sky's cleared which made the day near perfect.  A little wind in the beginning but that went away, too.

I Handsome groom and beautiful bride, Austin and Adelisa were fun and up for whatever we wanted.  Lots of great photos.  Here are are few from their wonderful day.

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Ruby's Tuesday 06 25 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/6/rubys-tuesday-06-25 Sunning on the officeSunning on the office

 

 

Ruby LOVE, LOVES, LOVES the Sun.  If she's not outside sunning herself, she'll find a spot in the sun anywhere she can.  Here she decided to hop up on the sofa in the studio and make herself comfortable.

 

And outside basking in the sun.


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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/6/rubys-tuesday-06-25 Tue, 25 Jun 2019 13:45:00 GMT
How it was done. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/6/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.

Seeya next time.   
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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/6/how-it-was-done Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:00:00 GMT
Ruby's Tuesday 06 11 2019 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/6/rubys-tuesday-06-11-2019 on the roadon the road Recently Ruby took a trip to visit her new cousin, Peaches.  A family member's new puppy.   They met for the first time a few weeks ago and became fast friends.   20190414_1911001120190414_19110011

The ran around the yard all day.  Ruby love to play.  Chasing Peaches was her favorite thing that day.  

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/6/rubys-tuesday-06-11-2019 Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:00:00 GMT
MARS 2019 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/6/mars-2019 As you may know, Lauren and I attend the Mid-Atlantic Regional School (MARS for short)(some years I teach a class) every year.

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This year I took a class on nature Photography.  Something I do get to do.  It was a great class.  Lots of fun and I learned a lot about photographing wildlife and about many different animals.   Also took a lot of photo around Cape May and a few of some odd and ends.  I hope you enjoy my photos.

Here is the link.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/6/mars-2019 Mon, 10 Jun 2019 04:15:00 GMT
A recent wedding 03 30 2019 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/6/a-recent-wedding-03-30-2019 03302019 002 (Sheet 2)03302019 002 (Sheet 2) 03302019 001 (Sheet 1)03302019 001 (Sheet 1) 03302019 003 (Sheet 3)03302019 003 (Sheet 3) 03302019 005 (Sheet 5)03302019 005 (Sheet 5) 03302019 004 (Sheet 4)03302019 004 (Sheet 4) 03302019 007 (Sheet 7)03302019 007 (Sheet 7) 03302019 006 (Sheet 6)03302019 006 (Sheet 6) 03302019 008 (Sheet 8)03302019 008 (Sheet 8) 03302019 009 (Sheet 9)03302019 009 (Sheet 9) We had a wonderful day with Seth and Lauren.

The weather we perfect.  We spent the day creating their photos at the Grand Marquis in Old Bridge.  A beautiful location for your wedding day.  Lots of room for photos, lots of photos spots and locations.

We did a first look with Lauren and her Dad, then with Lauren and Seth.

Lot's of details. Lot's of family photos.  Lot's of our couple their bridal party.  Lot's of fun.

We hope you enjoy their photos and much as we enjoyed creating them.

 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) #thegrandmarquiscaterers https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/6/a-recent-wedding-03-30-2019 Thu, 06 Jun 2019 04:00:00 GMT
Ruby's Tuesday 06 04 2019 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/6/rubys-tuesday-06-04-2019 St patricks day_2St patricks day_2 Ruby had a fun week.  Although we are not Irish, we can pretend to be one day a year.

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BTW:  No puppies were harmed in the making of these photos (it's not real beer, just so you know).

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/6/rubys-tuesday-06-04-2019 Mon, 03 Jun 2019 14:30:00 GMT
Roby's Tuesday 05 28 2019 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/5/robys-tuesday-05-28-2019 Horse shoes vid Horse shoesHorse shoes We have a Horse Shoe pit in our yard.  Occasionally they get used.  Family events mainly.  Once in a while, I'll go out and toss while something is on the grill.

Only one problem.  Ruby likes the sand a little too much.   It's difficult to toss a shoe with Ruby in the way. 

Wonder what Ruby will be up to next week.   Stop back and see.  
 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/5/robys-tuesday-05-28-2019 Mon, 27 May 2019 14:30:00 GMT
Ruby's Tuesday 05 14 2019 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/5/rubys-tuesday-05-14-2019 Camera 01Camera 01

So, for her birthday Ruby got her very own camera.  We'll have to teach her how to use it.  Hopefully, she gets some great shot to show everyone.  As soon as we can get her out and about with her new camera, we'll post her best work.  Stay tuned for more, 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/5/rubys-tuesday-05-14-2019 Mon, 20 May 2019 14:15:00 GMT
A recent book design https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/5/a-recent-book-design Hi. 

We haven't posted a full wedding book design in a while.  We hope you like this design.  We try to keep our design, elegant yet contemporary.    We don't want your book to look dated in a few years.  Take a look let us know what you think.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/5/a-recent-book-design Mon, 13 May 2019 11:15:00 GMT
Ruby's Tuesday 05 07 2019 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/5/rubys-tuesday-05-07-2019 Birthday 01Birthday 01 Birthday 02Birthday 02 Hey, look!  Ruby recently turned ONE YEAR OLD!

We had a PARTY.  Ruby had a special photo session complete with cake and candle and presents.  Her new toys are all over the house.  We play with them all the time.   

Until next week.  Stay tuned for more adventures of

Ruby Jane.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/5/rubys-tuesday-05-07-2019 Mon, 06 May 2019 14:15:00 GMT
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She'll be visiting with us this week.  She'll hang out with Ruby this week. They get along just fine.

 

 

Ruby plans to show her the neighborhood and introduce her to her friends.

Harley may become a permanent resident if my wife lets me.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/5/special-rubys-tuesday Wed, 01 May 2019 18:04:52 GMT
Ruby's Tuesday 3 30 2019 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/4/rubys-tuesday-3-30-2019 Easter egg hunt 01Easter egg hunt 01 Easter egg hunt 02Easter egg hunt 02 Easter egg hunt 03Easter egg hunt 03 Hi,

Ruby Jane is our Dachshund mascot.   We have a new feature here at South Street Photography.  Ruby's Tuesday.  Every Tuesday, (we hope) to post about Ruby Jane's adventures.

Ruby, as we call her, has had lots of adventures over the past year with more to come. 

 

Most recently she went on an Easter Egg Hunt.  She had a busy day.  She searched far and wide and found lots of eggs.  We have a few photos of her out in the field and with her spoils.   

Stay tuned as Ruby's adventures continue.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/4/rubys-tuesday-3-30-2019 Mon, 29 Apr 2019 13:45:00 GMT
New idea for thank you cards https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/4/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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/4/new-idea-for-thank-you-cards Mon, 22 Apr 2019 17:30:00 GMT
Something new on our wed site. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/4/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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) 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 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/4/something-new-on-our-wed-site Mon, 08 Apr 2019 17:30:00 GMT
Something I found interesting, I hope you do, too. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/4/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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/4/something-i-found-interesting-i-hope-you-do-too Thu, 04 Apr 2019 17:30:00 GMT
A recent wedding slideshow. We hope you like it. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/4/a-recent-wedding-slideshow-we-hope-you-like-it A recent wedding.  Enjoy.

We could be your perfect photographer.   To find out how call, 732-866-1709 or email info@southstreet.photography 

Or use our online scheduler to set up a meeting by clicking here.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/4/a-recent-wedding-slideshow-we-hope-you-like-it Mon, 01 Apr 2019 14:30:00 GMT
Sunrise engagement session. COLD Morning. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/3/sunrise-engagement-session-cold-morning Occasionally we can talk one of our couples into a sunrise engagement session.  Since this couple wedding is in the spring, we almost no choice but to go out this time of year.  Well, it was C.O.LD. COLD out there at 6AM.  Jim and Jenica were up for and perfect inform of the camera.  Despite 30 degree weather, they were great.  Here are a few of their photos.

If you're interested in a sunrise session, let us know.  We'll do yours during the warmer months.  Be prepared to be out there much earlier.  The sun rises earlier in the spring and summer.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/3/sunrise-engagement-session-cold-morning Thu, 28 Mar 2019 14:30:00 GMT
Personal project https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/3/personal-project Yes, that me and my wife.  1982.  T

his photo have been hanging in our home for a long time.  It's a was a little washed out and in need of some fixing.  I finally got around to it recently.  Still working on it.  It's not perfect, yet.

If you have any old photos that need repair, give us a call. 732-866-1709.   

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/3/personal-project Mon, 25 Mar 2019 14:15:00 GMT
Snow, one of my favorite thing to photograph https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/3/snow-one-of-my-favorite-thing-to-photograph Not too many wedding going on this time of year.  No one wants to get snowed out, I think.

When we do get snow, I like to go out with my camera for a walk to a nearby photos spot or drive around looking for an interesting photo opp.  Here are of a few from around my neighborhood.  I hope you like them.

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/3/snow-one-of-my-favorite-thing-to-photograph Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:00:00 GMT
Story from a recent bridal show https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/3/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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) 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 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/3/story-from-a-recent-bridal-show Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:45:00 GMT
Details make the day. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/3/details-make-the-day Hi

Here is a short slideshow for today.  Details.  Detail photos show all the planning and effort you put in to make you day unique and special.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) freehold john lauren Pacetti photography professional street wedding https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/3/details-make-the-day Thu, 14 Mar 2019 13:45:00 GMT
Something we like to do for some fun editing https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/3/something-we-like-to-do-for-some-fun-editing Hi

From time to time, we'll take a number of recent wedding photos and have a little editing fun by adding a textured overlay.  That is adding a textured look to a photo to give it a different look.  Something unique and dramatic.  Here are a few.  We hope you like them.

If you want to learn more about us and how we could be your perfect photographer, call us at 732-866-1709 or email us at info@southstreet.photography

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) craftsman engagement freehold jersey john kuhn lauren new jersey pacetti photo photographer photography portraits south south street studios street wedding https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/3/something-we-like-to-do-for-some-fun-editing Mon, 11 Mar 2019 13:30:00 GMT
Something new, Pet Portraits https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/3/something-new-pet-portraits Ruby 001Ruby 001 Hi 

We've always taken photos of my dog.   However, we never really thought about it as an offering.  We've decided to add Pet Photography to our services.  It's lots of fun and we get to meet new animal friends.

Give us a call or send an email for more info.  We would love to photograph you and your pet.

732-866-1709   info@southstreet.photography.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) county freehold jersey jersey. Monmouth New NJ. pet photographer.pet photography South specialist. Street Wedding https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/3/something-new-pet-portraits Tue, 05 Mar 2019 14:40:47 GMT
Did you know we offer maternity and newborn photography? https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/3/did-you-know-we-offer-maternity-and-newborn-photography 00770077

Did you know?  We do.  From, married, to maternity, to newborn portraits.  The progression of life.  Then, we become your family's photographer for life.

Want to see more or plan a maternity or newborn session?   Call us at 732-866-1709 or email info@southstreet.photography.

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) certified craftsman engagement freehold jersey john Kuhn lauren new new jersey Pacetti photo photographer photography professional south south street studios street wedding https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/3/did-you-know-we-offer-maternity-and-newborn-photography Mon, 04 Mar 2019 22:30:00 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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/2/night-time-the-best-time-for-your-photos Fri, 01 Mar 2019 00:15:00 GMT
Upcoming bridal shows https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/2/upcoming-bridal-shows Hi04840484

Here is the current list of upcoming bridal show where you can find us. 

Plan ahead to stop by and say hi.


 

March 10th Montclair University

March 24 Trump  Golf club Colts Neck
April 11 NJ Convention Center, Edison
July 11 Metlife Stadium
August 7 Expo center , Edison
September 29th Montclair University

Oct 13 Expo center , Edison

 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/2/upcoming-bridal-shows Tue, 26 Feb 2019 00:15:00 GMT
All about the details https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/2/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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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/2/all-about-the-details Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:15:00 GMT
How about a look at our couples https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/1/how-about-a-look-at-our-couples Here is a short video for your viewing pleasure.  Our couples looking wonderful.  Enjoy.

Want to see more and find out why we could be your perfect photographer?

Call 732-866-1709.

Visit our website southstreet.photography

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/1/how-about-a-look-at-our-couples Thu, 24 Jan 2019 05:30:00 GMT
Short video for you, today. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/1/short-video-for-you-today Here is a short video for your viewing pleasure.  A few detail photos for you.  Enjoy.

Want to see more and find out why we could be your perfect photographer?

Call 732-866-1709.

Visit our website southstreet.photography

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/1/short-video-for-you-today Mon, 21 Jan 2019 05:30:00 GMT
How it was done 12 31 2018 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/1/how-it-was-done-12-31-2018 0315A0315A Hi there.

OUr latest, How it was done.

A little lighting. A little posing. A little editing.

The lighting:

The hotel, The Grand Summit, is a beautiful building with lots of character.  We put that to use.  The light over our couple provided the light in her face.  The wall light helped light them from behind along with our background flash. 

The pose:

Lean in and tell her a secret.  We positioned hand for a more graceful and romantic feel.  The camera angle give this a very dramatic look.

The editing:  A textured overlay and some toning.

We hope you like this photo.  Our couple did.   

Thank you Annette and Josh for allowing us the opportunity to work with you.

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/1/how-it-was-done-12-31-2018 Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:00:00 GMT
A recent wedding, Tammy & Chris. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/1/a-recent-wedding-tammy-chris Hi everyone,

We haven't done a New Years Ev wedding in a number of years, until 2018.  We rang in the New Year with Chris & Tammy at the stroke of Midnight.  We had a great time partying with them.  A little rain, but that didn't stop us from getting lots of great photos.  Here are a few for you.  

Want to see more and find out why we could be your perfect photographers?  Call 732-866-1709 or email:  info@southstreet.phtography.

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/1/a-recent-wedding-tammy-chris Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:45:00 GMT
All about lighting https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/1/all-about-lighting LP01LP01

Hi everyone.

To the right, you'll six (6) different image.  You'll notice 6 different looks due to the lighting, or light patterns.  

When we're working with our bride or groom, many times Lauren or I will tell you to turn, tilt your head, raise or lower your chin.  There is a reason, we're not crazy.

We are trying to achieve a particular light pattern.  Light patterns will flatter you.  Light patterns create shadows which can reduce or accentuate.  We use these light patterns to create the wonderful photos you want and expect from us.  

We want you to love your photos.  By using techniques like this, you can be assured you will love your photos.

Want to find out how we could be your perfect photographers?  Call 732-866-1709 or email us at info@southstreet.photography or use our online scheduler, Click Here.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/1/all-about-lighting Thu, 10 Jan 2019 19:15:00 GMT
A recent wedding, Annette and Joshua https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/1/a-recent-wedding-annette-and-joshua We had such a great, fun day with this wonderful couple, Annette and Josh, I can't tell you what a blast we had.  From all the details, like really neat butterfly shoes, to hockey jersey's to the Jersey Devil himself.  Lot's of great photos to go along with the fun. Take a look.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/1/a-recent-wedding-annette-and-joshua Mon, 07 Jan 2019 19:15:00 GMT
A recent wedding Rachel and Kevin https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/1/a-recent-wedding-rachel-and-kevin Hi all.

Rachel and Kevin made our day easy and a lot of fun.  We had plenty of time for photos.  More than we need which gave us time to play.   The weather was COLD!, so we couldn't stay outside too long, however, we were out there long enough to get some fantastic photos.  

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/1/a-recent-wedding-rachel-and-kevin Thu, 03 Jan 2019 19:15:00 GMT
Seasons Greetings https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/12/seasons-greetings  

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/12/seasons-greetings Wed, 19 Dec 2018 15:45:00 GMT
Sometimes it's all about the location https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/12/sometimes-its-all-about-the-location Every once in a while is all about the location.  We had the opportunity to photograph a wedding at the Hazelwood Cemetery in Rahway.  The Vanderhoven Chapel was on the grounds and lent for wonderful photos.  Our bride and Groom, Breanne and Josh were a fantastic couple.  Willing to do whatever we wanted.  The chapel made for several great photos.  Several great locations.  We only wish we had more time there.  Below are a few photos.  We hope you enjoy them as much as we did creating them.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) #Bride #bridephotos #brides #freehold #freeholdphotographer #freeholdweddingphotographer #groom #groomphotos #grooms #ilovemyjob #married #newjerseyweddingphotographer #njphotographer #njweddings #sony #sonya7riii #southstphotography #southstreetphotography #thebigday #wedding #weddingday #weddingphotos #weddings https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/12/sometimes-its-all-about-the-location Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:00:00 GMT
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Once in a while, the weather doesn't cooperate and we're forced in doors.  Occasionally at a location that doesn't have the best areas with which to create wonderful photos.  We have to work, think and dig a little deeper to find a spot we can work with.  

This image was created in a small bar area of a Jersey shore resort.  The background is a room divider.  The dramatic lighting was created with an off camera flash to the right of our camera position.  I don't mind the groom being in the shadow.  It highlights our bride.   A little editing to bring in an even more dramatic look. 

I hope you're enjoying our work.  To see more go to our galleries by clicking here.

Want to learn more about us and how we came make your wedding day photo something you'll cherish?  Click HERE to set up a meeting. 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/12/sometimes-your-working-conditions-are-not-the-best Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:00:00 GMT
Something personal https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/12/something-personal Just got home, saw Bohemian Rhapsody tonight. I LOVED THIS MOVIE! My new all-time favorite movie. Music aside, this was an excellent film. 

Ok, where do I start? Let’s see, first small spoiler alert on one scene. I’ll get to that……
Ok, a little history for you. My father was a country music fan. That’s what I listened to as a child. I knew Johnny Cash, Roy Acuff, Charlie Pride and other before I found any other music. 
Probably in early high school, I found Queen. The album was “A day at the races”. I was hooked. I immediately went out and picked up “Night at the opera” and “Sheer heart attack” and “Queen II”. I think I have gotten every album/CD since. My opinion, not many voices finer than Freddie Mercury. Seeing this movie shed some like into his life and gave new meaning to several of his songs.
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Ok, Spoiler alert: The best scene in the movie: Queen and their manager are talking with a record executive. The executive says (paraphrasing), “people want a song they can listen to, loud, in their cars and bang their heads to. Bohemian Rhapsody is not that song.”. The Record exec is Mike Myers. Get it. If not go watch Wayne’s World. I think I was the only person in the theater that laughed out loud. Either no one knew the exec was played by Myers or they didn’t get the reference. Probably didn’t get it. 
Anyway. I don’t think you need to be a Queen or Freddie Mercury fan to enjoy this film. It’s well done. Go see it. If you are a fan you should enjoy it immensely.

AND, As I was leaving the theater, I tuned the car radio to Classic Vinyl on S/XM. Bohemian Rhapsody was playing. What timing.

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/12/something-personal Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:30:00 GMT
A recent wedding. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/11/a-recent-wedding Enjoy.  This is a slideshow we give to all of our couples.  It's included in our collections.  

Want to see more? 

Call 732-866-1709 to set up a meeting or use our online scheduler by clicking here.
 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/11/a-recent-wedding Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:00:00 GMT
Why South Street? https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/11/why-south-street Hi,  Thank you for stopping by.  We hope this short video will show you what we can do for your wedding day photography.  We want you to enjoy your day, have fun and have great photos.  

Want to see more?  Call 732-866-1709 to set up a meeting or use our online scheduler by clicking here.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/11/why-south-street Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:00:00 GMT
A recent wedding in the Poconos https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/11/a-recent-wedding-in-the-poconos We don't get to go to the Pocono's often.  In fact, we have been there in a few years.  This wedding was a rare opportunity.  We visited Stroudmoor.  There are several wedding venues there.  We were at Woodsgate.  A rustic, outdoorsy location.  Outdoor ceremony, also.  We had a great day with Alyssa and Kyle.  Here are a few for your viewing pleasure.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/11/a-recent-wedding-in-the-poconos Thu, 01 Nov 2018 17:15:00 GMT
I guess this is something that need to be brought up from time to time, unfortunately https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/10/i-guess-this-is-something-that-need-to-be-brought-up-from-time-to-time-unfortunately I guess this happens occasionally,   Here is the link to the article.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/10/i-guess-this-is-something-that-need-to-be-brought-up-from-time-to-time-unfortunately Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:45:00 GMT
What makes us different, Our wedding day gift book https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/10/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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Before and after https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/10/before-and-after A before and after photo for your viewing pleasure.  Straight out of camera VS. edited to show you what can be done with an already wonderful photos.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/10/before-and-after Mon, 08 Oct 2018 14:00:00 GMT
Recent wedding 09 08 2018 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/10/recent-wedding-09-08-2018 Blog 09 08 2018 001 (Sheet 1)Blog 09 08 2018 001 (Sheet 1) Blog 09 08 2018 002 (Sheet 2)Blog 09 08 2018 002 (Sheet 2) Blog 09 08 2018 007 (Sheet 7)Blog 09 08 2018 007 (Sheet 7) 03390339 Blog 09 08 2018 003 (Sheet 3)Blog 09 08 2018 003 (Sheet 3) Blog 09 08 2018 006 (Sheet 6)Blog 09 08 2018 006 (Sheet 6) Blog 09 08 2018 008 (Sheet 8)Blog 09 08 2018 008 (Sheet 8) Our day with Danielle and Eric was full of wonderfullness (not sure that's a real word).  Great day, lots of fun with a great group. 

The weather stopped us from doing everything we wanted.  We were still able to get lots of great photos.  The White Sands Resort in Point Pleasant was very accommodating.  

We did get to do a few photos outside around the Sunset Ballroom where we had the ceremony and reception.  

Overall a great day.   Here are a few photos for your enjoyment.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/10/recent-wedding-09-08-2018 Mon, 01 Oct 2018 15:30:00 GMT
Photographing the wedding https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/9/photographing-the-wedding Lauren and I have been a team for a long time.  I don't know what I would do without her.  We work well together, often times we don't finish sentences.  We know what each other means.

When we are photographing one of our 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, LOL!.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/9/photographing-the-wedding Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:00:00 GMT
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We had a fantastic fun day with Caitlin and David.  They were easy going and lots of fun.  They made our day easy and help us create a bunch of wonderful photos.   Here are a few.

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/9/a-recent-wedding---caitlin-and-david Mon, 10 Sep 2018 15:00:00 GMT
Sometimes you just have to create the scene https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/8/sometimes-you-just-have-to-create-the-scene We had no sunset.  Something our couple really wanted.  So.......

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/8/sometimes-you-just-have-to-create-the-scene Thu, 23 Aug 2018 18:45:00 GMT
Our New Brides Guide 2018 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/8/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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) 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 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/8/our-new-brides-guide-2017 Thu, 02 Aug 2018 17:45:00 GMT
Recent wedding 06 30 2018 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/7/recent-wedding-06-30-2018 Bill and Eileen and a great couple. Easy going and fun.  We met them at the gorgeous Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank.  From there we we off to RiverSide Gardens them to a favorite location of our couple.  Different location then your typical wedding photo spots.

A great day.  The reception was great.  The entertainment was one of our favorite bands, Mission Dance.  The kept the dance floor packed all night.   A great wedding.  Here are a few photos for proof.

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/7/recent-wedding-06-30-2018 Mon, 30 Jul 2018 17:45:00 GMT
Recent wedding 06 23 2018 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/7/recent-wedding-06-29-2018 We had a great day with Kelley and Ryan.  We met them at The Berkeley Hotel in Asbury Park for getting ready photos.  The Berkeley is a wonderful location for photos.  Lots of windows, great light and architecture.  That makes for tons of great photo spots.  Here are a few photos of their day.  We did photo on the boardwalk by the Casino.  Their reception location Porta in Asbury Park was a very unique place for a wedding reception.  Not your typical wedding venue.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/7/recent-wedding-06-29-2018 Thu, 26 Jul 2018 17:30:00 GMT
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A near perfect day with Kristen and Ken.  Great weather conditions.  A little cooler on the beach.  The day was a blast, Kristen and Ken were easy going which made the day easy and fun.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/7/recent-wedding-06-23-2018 Mon, 23 Jul 2018 17:30:00 GMT
Time for a little story. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/7/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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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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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/7/all-about-the-light Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:15:00 GMT
Live chat, new at South Street https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/7/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.  You'll see the live chat box in the lower right corner of our home page or any page, actually.

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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/7/live-chat-new-at-south-street Tue, 10 Jul 2018 23:15:00 GMT
We can freeze time. What's your super power. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/6/we-can-freeze-time-whats-your-super-power I have a T-shirt with that printed on the front.

Yes a bit hokey, but in a way, it's got some truth to it.  A photograph does in fact freeze time.  Does that make it a super power? No, not really, however, we as photographers, how we frame an image, how we pose or set the image, light the images and finally edit the image is what make us, us.

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We try our best to deliver the images we feel you'll cherish for a lifetime.   We try to capture the moments you'll want to remember forever.  The instant, the split second.  

That's what we do.  We create memories.  Memories, we hope, that will last forever.  Memories that will be passed on to future generations.  Memories that will stand the test of time.

So, yep, that's our super power! 

 

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Our New Online Scheduling system https://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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/6/our-new-online-scheduling-system Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:00:00 GMT
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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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/6/finally-got-the-shot Mon, 11 Jun 2018 15:00:00 GMT
How it was done. Lighting tricks. https://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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/6/what-we-see Thu, 07 Jun 2018 15:00:00 GMT
A little personal, family tree research https://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 details to follow as our research progresses.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/6/a-little-personal-family-tree-research Mon, 04 Jun 2018 17:45:00 GMT
Maradonna and Shenijah our latest wedding https://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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/5/maradonna-and-shenijah-our-latest-wedding Thu, 24 May 2018 20:15:00 GMT
Jamie Lynn and Ryan. https://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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/5/jamie-lynn-and-ryan Mon, 21 May 2018 21:45:00 GMT
Today's How is was done. https://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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/5/todays-how-is-was-done Thu, 17 May 2018 17:45:00 GMT
Rachel and Vince a Vineyard wedding. https://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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://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 https://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.

 Click here to go to the design

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) 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 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/4/our-latest-album-design-meghan-and-ryan Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:45:00 GMT
Nice story, deserves a watch https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/4/nice-story-deserves-a-watch Hi all.

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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) 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 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/4/nice-story-deserves-a-watch Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:15:00 GMT
Fast, fast, fast........... Did I say FAST! https://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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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/4/pdq Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT
MARS 2018. Looking for a great educational experience? https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/3/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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/3/mars-2018-looking-for-a-great-educational-experience Fri, 09 Mar 2018 01:00:00 GMT
Another book design https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/3/another-book-design Hi

Another book for you.  Give us a call 732-866-1709 or email us info@southstreet.photography.  

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) 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 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/3/another-book-design Mon, 05 Mar 2018 05:00:00 GMT
Too darn CUTE! https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/2/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 couldn't 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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/2/too-darn-cute Fri, 23 Feb 2018 01:00:00 GMT
How it was done 10 11 2012 https://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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/2/how-it-was-done-10-11-2012 Tue, 06 Feb 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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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/12/how-it-was-done-12 Thu, 28 Dec 2017 14:15:00 GMT
Voted best of Monmouth Counry https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/12/voted-best-of-monmouth-counry usus

 

 

 

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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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/12/voted-best-of-monmouth-counry Thu, 21 Dec 2017 05:47:00 GMT
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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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/12/and-she-loved-to-dance Thu, 07 Dec 2017 05:15:00 GMT
Mirror, mirror, on the wall https://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.   

The trick is for us to not be in the reflections.  Something different. 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/11/mirror-mirror-on-the-wall Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:45:00 GMT
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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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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/11/one-of-our-engagement-sessions Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:30:00 GMT
AveMaria and Kimson, The wedding. https://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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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/11/avemaria-and-kimson-the-wedding Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:15:00 GMT
Meghan & Ryan, A rustic wedding. https://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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://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. https://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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://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 https://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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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/11/a-different-engagement-session Mon, 06 Nov 2017 05:45:00 GMT
Allaire State Park engagement session. Senijah and Maradonna https://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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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/11/allaire-state-park-engagement-session-senijah-and-maradonna Thu, 02 Nov 2017 04:45:00 GMT
Our latest wedding Diana and Jim https://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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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/10/our-latest-wedding-diana-and-jim Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:30:00 GMT
Stephanie and Steve, Tied the knot https://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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://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. https://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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://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 https://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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/10/how-it-was-done-09-29-2017 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:45:00 GMT
How it was done, this time.... https://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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/10/how-it-was-done-this-time Thu, 05 Oct 2017 08:15:00 GMT
Mary and Steve, a New Jersey Shore wedding https://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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Published September 2017 https://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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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/9/published-september-2017 Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:34:15 GMT
How it was done https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/9/how-it-was-done Hi, we haven't post one of these in a few weeks.  Our latest "How it was done"

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This can be a bit tricky.  The exposure outside is different then inside.  The trick is adding light to the inside exposure.  Why?   In order to see what is outside the window, we must expose for that light.  This causes the inside to be much darker.  I'm sure you've seen photos of people in front of a window and the scene outside the window looks great, however, the people are underexposed or dark.  

We add light to the inside scene to compensate.  A video light or flash.  Whatever type of light we feel works best for the scene.

We hope you enjoying our how it was done series.

Like to see more?   Call 732-866-1709 or email:  info@southstreet.photography

Or you could use or online scheduling system found here.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/9/how-it-was-done Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:30:00 GMT
Vacation 2017 https://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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/9/vacation-2017 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:23:41 GMT
Amanda and Ian Gorgeous wedding day https://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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/9/amanda-and-ian-gorgeous-wedding-day Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:00:00 GMT
Nicole & Brett a summer wedding. https://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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/8/nicole-brett-a-summer-wedding Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT
What to do when one of your vendors want photos. https://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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/8/what-to-do-when-one-of-your-vendors-want-photos Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:45:00 GMT
Models needed for Photography School https://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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/8/models-needed-for-photography-school Thu, 10 Aug 2017 04:14:00 GMT
On a personal note: https://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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/8/bob-and-kristina-a-summer-wedding-on-water Mon, 07 Aug 2017 14:30:00 GMT
Photographer win one million dollar Defamation lawsuit https://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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://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 https://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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/7/a-recent-slideshow-for-you Mon, 31 Jul 2017 12:45:00 GMT
What's New? https://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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/7/whats-new Fri, 28 Jul 2017 02:30:00 GMT
Latest how it was done 07 20 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/7/latest-how-it-was-done-07-20 ART 081ART 081 Wow, when an image I see in my mind falls into place, it reminds me why I love what I do.

This church was wonderfully lit.  We added a flash behind our bride and a fill flash on our groom.

A little editing an BANG, THIS!

We love it and hope you do too.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/7/latest-how-it-was-done-07-20 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 02:00:00 GMT
Our Latest how it was done 07 17 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/7/our-latest-how-it-was-done-07-17 04430443 I love when a scene present's itself.   We took our couple on a 5 minute walk to the beach.  On the way back to their reception location, we happened onto an opening or empty lot near the reception site.  Since it was near the site, we decided to check it out.

This is what we saw.   The reception site sits over the water and the sun sets opposite the building form this angle.  With a telephoto lens we captured this image in all it's glory.   The seagulls were an added bonus.  They just happened to be in the scene at the time.

This was done with available light.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/7/our-latest-how-it-was-done-07-17 Fri, 21 Jul 2017 02:00:00 GMT
This one is on the personal side https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/7/this-one-is-on-the-personal-side 341004_2807680113905_60258212_o341004_2807680113905_60258212_o July 18, 2017.  We had to put Buddy, our Lab mix down.  He was nearly 15 years old.  Several months ago we noticed a difference in his breathing.  He began drinking more than usual and peeing quite often.  He couldn't handle the long walk we would take.   Recently he started having trouble  getting up and really wouldn't sit.  He would either stand or lay down.  We knew he was getting old and figured these were signs of old age.

IMG_08591IMG_08591 We took him to the Vet a few weeks back.  He was diagnosed with cancer which explained what we were seeing in him the past few months.

Monday evening he took a turn for the worse.  He could hardly get up. His walking difficult.  He wouldn't eat.  As the evening went on he couldn't stand.  His back legs would just fold under his weight. I was up with him all night trying to get him to settle down and go to sleep.  Finally he did get to sleep and slept for a few hours.  

13417528_10209940016959796_3751651679341925118_n13417528_10209940016959796_3751651679341925118_n Earlier in the evening and again the next morning I had to carry him out side.  When I needed to carry him, that's when I knew.  I have no idea how much pain he was in.  He never gave us any indication that he was in any pain at all.  He put up a good front.

We made the decision to put him down that morning.  Not an easy decision but he was suffering and that was not the best life for him.  

Buddy was a difficult puppy.  Strong willed, rough and sometimes mean.  I almost didn't keep him due to his personality issues.  However I decided not to give up on him.  It took time but he came around. 

IMG_08511IMG_08511 He was smart, I will say that.  He had a number of trick he could do.  My favorite, he could catch a treat off the tip of his nose while blindfolded.   We also played hide and seek.  He could always find me, no matter where I hid.

He loved squeaky toys.   He would often hide new toys somewhere is the house.  Behind something, under something.  Really never knew why.  It was something he did.  He didn't like you to watch or follow as he was looking for a hiding spot.  If you were following, he would keep on walking around until you left him alone to hide his toy.

There are so many stories, I could go one and on.  Buddy will be missed.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.  I hope this wasn't too personal for my blog.  I felt the need to put this is writing, it help me think things though.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/7/this-one-is-on-the-personal-side Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:30:43 GMT
Jordan and Matt's special day https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/7/jordan-and-matts-special-day blog 06030 2017 001 (Sheet 1)blog 06030 2017 001 (Sheet 1)

Lauren and I had a wonderful day with Jordan, Matt, their family and friends.  Our timing was perfect.  The church made for beautiful photos during the ceremony.  

 

 

 

 

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Our photo location was a 5 minute walk to the beach from our reception site.   We found a few unique spots for photos.  We had a lot of fun at the party, too.

 

 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/7/jordan-and-matts-special-day Tue, 11 Jul 2017 01:45:00 GMT
Our latest how it was done https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/6/our-latest-how-it-was-done 02200220

Hi there.  

Today's "How it was done" image comes to us by our couple Darren and Marisa.  Their photos, ceremony and reception were at Nanina's in the Park in Belleville, NJ.

Despite a little rain, we were able to create a number of wonderful photos.  This one in particular we love.  The perfect setting.

This is the balcony that overlooks the outdoor patio and gardens where the ceremony was held.  

Our Settings:

ISO:400

Fstop: 5.0

Shutter speed: 1/160

Ambient light only.

Wonderful soft light (overcast day).

Hope you enjoy our photos. For more, go back to our home page or check out our work through the link above.

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/6/our-latest-how-it-was-done Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:30:00 GMT
How it was done 06 10 2017 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/6/how-it-was-done-06-10-2017  

Blog 06 10 2017 003 (Sheet 3)Blog 06 10 2017 003 (Sheet 3) Our most recent "How it was done" photo come to us with the help of Bob and Kristina.  Their wedding was at The Channel Club in Monmouth Beach.

This image a all available or ambient light.  No flash photography.  We used the over head spot light and the window light to create this image.

The over head spot light illuminated our couple and the window light (coming from our couples right) lit the rest of the image.  We love this image so much, we added to our website slideshow.  We also send it to the Channel Club for their use.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/6/how-it-was-done-06-10-2017 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:30:00 GMT
Bob and Kristina's big day https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/6/bob-and-kristinas-big-day Blog 06 10 2017 002 (Sheet 2)Blog 06 10 2017 002 (Sheet 2)

Bob and Kristina's Big Day.

Lauren and I had such a fun day with these two wonderful people.  They we funny and energetic all day.  We started the day off with a lot of fun and continued throughout the entire day.  Their family and friends were a blast also.

 

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Here are a few photos of their day for your view pleasure.  

 

The Channel Club is a beautiful place to have you wedding.  The Staff is wonderful and will make sure your day is perfect in every way.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/6/bob-and-kristinas-big-day Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:15:00 GMT
A little photo excursion. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/6/a-little-photo-excursion Every now and then I go off on a photo excursion.  Maybe for a day, maybe for a few hours.  Something for fun, something to create.  This time I went to a "junk yard" of sorts.  More a a display yard.  Interesting place.  Here are several photos for your enjoyment.   More on my Facebook Page, Enjoy.

Click here for more.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/6/a-little-photo-excursion Mon, 12 Jun 2017 20:00:00 GMT
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This "How it was done" is a little different.  This image was created on a photos excursion.  The location has any number of old cars, building, you name it, it's there.  I like the location for many of it "scenes".  Lots of set ups to photograph and explore.  I did a fair amount of editing to get this vintage look.   I felt the scene deserved a black and white.  I have more photos from this place.   Check out my Facebook page for more.   I'll upload more as I finish editing. Here is this like to the photos.  I hope you enjoy my photos as much as I do creating them.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/6/how-it-was-done-5/30 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 13:45:00 GMT
East Freehold Fire Company https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/5/east-freehold-fire-company East Freehold Fire Company

We have had honor of working with the East Freehold Fire Company for several years. We appreciate the honor and their service to the community. We photograph them prior to the Memorial Day parade each year.  Always a good group of people.  We photography the company and several smaller groups.  Here are a few for your review.  Enjoy.

To see more of our work, go here, and click on "Our Work".

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/5/east-freehold-fire-company Tue, 30 May 2017 13:19:01 GMT
MARS 2018 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/5/mars-2018 Yes, that's right, MARS.  MARS is the Mid-Atlantic Regional School for photography.  MARS is held in Cape May NJ in MAY.  May 6-11, 2018.

MARS has several classes for all skill levels.  Classes on wedding, creative photographic art, Photoshop and more.

MARS is a week of fun and learning, meeting new friends and catching up with old friends.  A week of education and fun on the Jersey shore.  

The class I instruct along with my friend Martin Tremarco is geared toward the novice or beginner photgrapher or the photographer that wants to confirm or brush up on the basic skills.

Here is the link to our Class info page.  Questions, call the school or give me a call at 732-866-1709.

Martin and I hope to see you next May in Cape May.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/5/mars-2018 Tue, 23 May 2017 15:30:00 GMT
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Despite a complete rain out we had a good day with Kate and Aaron.  We were able to work out side our venue with the help of a very large umbrella and a few smaller umbrellas.  

We met them at a local hotel for prep photos, then off to the venue.  Auletto's in Deptford.  

The grounds were wet but we made due and came away with lots of great photos.  The wine cellar made for some nice photos.

And of course the reception was a blast.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/5/kate-and-aaron Tue, 23 May 2017 03:45:00 GMT
How it was done https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/5/how-it-was-done _Z6A0572_Z6A0572 This weeks "How it was done" is brought you by Aaron and Kate.  We visited the wine cellar at their venue for a few photos.  We use our new video light as a spot light.  The exposure is for the ambient light created by the video light and surrounding light.  We wanted a darker background for this image to give us something romantic.

We hope you enjoy.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/5/how-it-was-done Wed, 17 May 2017 02:00:00 GMT
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As many of you know I along with my friend Marty Tremarco, teach a class each May in Cape May, NJ.   This year, I was able to take a class for a change.   Lauren and I spent the week studying with Kevin Jairaj, a wedding photographer from Dallas, Tx.   

We picked up a few ideas and will be adding them to what we already offer.  We're always looking for new ideas and ways to improve.

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/5/mars-2017 Tue, 16 May 2017 03:42:40 GMT
SPRING is here. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/5/spring-is-here 00320032

 

Spring is the perfect time for your family portrait.  Whether you choose the beach or a park setting.  Even a location special you your family, your portrait should reflect your family.

Your portrait should be displayed proudly in your home.  Our goal is your total satisfaction.  We want you to tell all your friends and family about the wonderful portrait we created for you.

Go to our Facebook page to take advantage of a great offer that will help you save on your portrait session.  Better yet, give us a call 732-866-1709

 

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This is why a professional carries insurance https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/5/this-is-why-a-professional-carries-insurance Read this story.  You never know.  Anyone in business should carry insurance.  We and you need to be protected.

Here is the link.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/5/this-is-why-a-professional-carries-insurance Thu, 04 May 2017 13:15:00 GMT
Our latest how it was done https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/5/our-latest-how-it-was-done Hi Art 143Art 143


Our latest "How it was done" photo.

This is available light at the reception.  Our couple choreographed their first dance ending it with a small dip.  An interesting angle, but the light makes this great.  

Being in the right place at the right time.  You never know where or how a choreographed dance will go or end.  Anticipating isn't always easy.  This time we were in a somewhat good location.  We do have the dip from another angle.  We like this one because of the window light.

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/5/our-latest-how-it-was-done Mon, 01 May 2017 21:00:00 GMT
Published https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/4/published Thank you to Heather and Bill.   Married last September.   We were published in Contemporary Weddings.

Here is the link to the digital version:  Click Here   Pages 94-96

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/4/published Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:25:52 GMT
Something we do that's a little different. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/4/something-we-do-thats-a-little-different Hi

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There are a number of things we offer at South Street Photography that most photographer don't, won't or can't.

We visit the groom's getting ready location the day of the wedding.  

Most photographer meet the groom, his guys and family at the church or ceremony location after visiting the bride.  We go to the guys FIRST for several reasons.

Since we don't need to start so early with the girls, It gives the girls more time to get ready.  Always a good thing. The groom doesn't need to worry about photos once he arrives at the ceremony location.  It's usually a more personal location.  The groom's parents house or the couple's home. It also makes the day go much more smoothly.

We don't do hourly coverage. We offer "full day" only.  This is what allows us to offer this.  

One more way we try to make your wedding day the best it can be.  Give us a call at 732-866-1709 or email us at info@southstreet.photography.

We could be your perfect photographers.

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These are a few of our favorite things................. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/4/these-are-a-few-of-our-favorite-things Lauren and I like to play with light.  After all, that's what photography is all about.  Controlling the light.  Window light, ambient light, flash, reflected light, doesn't matter what type of light, control of the light is what's important.

Using the light to our advantage is what it's all about.  Here are a few of our favorite photos from recent weddings.   All sorts of light control going on.   Enjoy.

Any questions on how any of our photos are created, let us know.  We'd love to talk to you about what we do and how we could be your perfect photographer.  732-866-1709.

info@southstreet.photography 

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Sunrise Engagement session https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/4/sunrise-engagement-session Hi all.

We've been trying to find a couple to do a Sunrise engagement session for a long time.  We're not far from the Jersey shore.  This is something we've wanted to do for a while now.

We finally found a couple that was up for it.   I met Shannon and Peter at 5 AM, about 30 minutes before the actual Sun rise so we could be setup and ready in time.  We were able to create a number of fantastic images.  Once we were done on the beach we headed to a nearby lake for a few more photos.

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If you're interested in a Sunrise session, either for your engagement portraits or a family portrait session, give us a call, 732-866-1709.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) CPP Kuhn MARS Pacetti South certified craftsman engagement freehold j jersey john lauren new photo photographer photographic photography photos portraits professional session south street studio studios wedding weddings https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/4/sunrise-engagement-session Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:15:00 GMT
Same day edit. Nothing new. We've been doing this for years https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/4/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 time 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 Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) CPP Kuhn MARS Pacetti South certified craftsman engagement freehold j jersey john lauren new photo photographer photographic photography photos portraits professional session south street studio studios wedding weddings https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/4/same-day-edit-nothing-new-weve-been-doing-this-for-years Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:15:00 GMT
How it was done 02/28/2017 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/3/how-it-was-done-02/28/2017 Hi 01140114

Here is another of our

"How it was done" series.

Our bride, Bridgitte, was on her was to see her groom, Nathan for the BIG REVEAL.

As she was on the way down the staircase wonderful Sun light was coming in the window opposite the stairs.  What a wonderful scene.  We couldn't pass up the opportunity to create this image.  All available light and a little editing magic.

Settings:

SS 1/100

ISO 1600

F Stop. F4.0

 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) CPP Kuhn MARS Pacetti certified craftsman engagement freehold jersey john lauren light new new jersey photo photographer photography portraits professional south south street studios street wedding https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/3/how-it-was-done-02/28/2017 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:45:00 GMT
Our trip to Nashville https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/3/our-trip-to-nashville DSC02051DSC02051 Hi

My wife and I are in the middle of a trip to Nashville.  We are here for her medical convention.  I'm a tourist while she is attending the convention.

So far we have visited the Natural Bridge in Virginia, The Johnny Cash Museum, several historic homes and sites.  The Lotz Home, Carter Home a Civil War cemetery and a few other places.  Today we've visit the Grand Ole Opry.  

Here is a link to a bunch of photos.  I hope you enjoy them.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/3/our-trip-to-nashville Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:27:46 GMT
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Spring is the perfect time for your family portrait.  Whether you choose the beach or a park setting.  Even a location special you your family, your portrait should reflect your family.

Your portrait should be displayed proudly in your home.  Our goal is your total satisfaction.  We want you to tell all your friends and family about the wonderful portrait we created for you.

Go to our Facebook page to take advantage of a great offer that will help you save on your portrait session.  Better yet, give us a call 732-866-1709

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) CPP Kuhn MARS Pacetti South certified certifiedprofessional craftsman engagement freehold j jersey john joho lauren new photo photographer photographic photography photos portraits professional session south street studios wedding weddings https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/3/spring-in-full-bloom Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:00:00 GMT
Kentucky Trip https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/3/kentucky-trip My wife and I are on a trip to Kentucky for her convention.  We decided to make a road trip out of it and make a few stops along the way.  

 

 

These were at The Natural Bridge in Virginia.

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This one is Morris Dam near Clinton, Ky.

 

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More to follow as the trip progresses .

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/3/kentucky-trip Sun, 26 Mar 2017 01:09:58 GMT
Latest how it was done. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/3/latest-how-it-was-done 0123x0123x Hi

Here is the latest in our "How it was done" series.

 

Window light is a wonderful thing especially if it's not directly coming in the window.  Soft indirect light is much nicer, in our opinion.

We try to turn our brides body away for the direction of the light so the light crosses the body then have her turn her face towards the light.  We are looking for a type of light pattern on her face.  Depending on the background we can often get something dramatic like this.  A warm colored background highlighted by a table lamp behind and off camera.  The curtain behind and to her right gives us something in the background.  One of our favorites from the past wedding season.

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More things we like https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/3/more-things-we-like Hi 

Here is another type of photo we like to create.   Bridal closeup photos.   We love to show your beauty.  Her are a few for your enjoyment.

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/3/more-things-we-like Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:00:00 GMT
Photographer ruins couples wedding https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/3/photographer-ruins-couples-wedding 02060206

There was a internet article a while ago regarding a photographer who "ruined" a couples wedding.  The article stated several thing about the photographer and the photos she delivered.   At booking, the 20 year old photographer, according to the story as it unfolded, informed the couple she was up and coming and didn't have a lot of experience.

The photographer posted a rebuttal after the story went viral.   There was a lot said on both sides.  The court ordered the photographer to refund an amount of money.

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I have a few thoughts on this:

With all of that, this couple could have avoided all of this by placing their wedding photos in the hands of a more experienced photographer.  In my opinion, this is not entirely the photographer fault.  The couple should have thought long and hard about the decision to hire and inexperienced photographer.

Spend your hard earned money wisely.  Is photography important?  Then hire an experienced wedding photographer.  If photography is not important, then shop on price, hire the least expensive.

Remember, you get what you pay for.  This said for a reason.  Do your research.

 

 

 

  

 

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) CPP Kuhn MARS Pacetti South certified craftsman engagement freehold j jersey john lauren new photo photographer photographic photography photos portraits professional session south street studio studios wedding weddings https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/3/photographer-ruins-couples-wedding Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:45:00 GMT
Our latest "How it was done" photos https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/3/our-latest-how-it-was-done-photos File157File157

This was a November wedding. We  had a lot of color at Deep Cut Park in Middletown, NJ.

We used an off camera flash to light the scene.  As we were working with our couple, Kim and Ivan, we were quick losing the light.  The exposure was changing as we were working.  We created several images each with minor exposure adjustments. This was our favorite.  

 Settings:

ISO: 400   F -stop: 4.5   SS: 1/80 

The off camera flash was set to the left of the image.  In editing we added a little sharpening and some saturation to intensify the colors.

We hope you're enjoying our "how it was done" series.   We believe, giving you an idea of what we see and how we create will give you a good idea of how we work and what we ca create for you.

Give us a call now, 732-866-1709.  We could be your perfect photographers.

 

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info@southstreet.photography (South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photographer John Pacetti Lauren K) CPP Kuhn MARS Pacetti certified craftsman engagement freehold high jersey john lauren light new new jersey painting photo photographer photography portraits professional south south street studios street wedding https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/3/our-latest-how-it-was-done-photos Thu, 02 Mar 2017 16:45:00 GMT
Slide shows, Soup to nuts....... https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2017/2/slide-shows-soup-to-nuts Hi

This time we thought we would show you a few of the slide shows we have created for our wedding couples.  Short slide show of  your engagement session.  Sate the date slide show. Your wedding day and your wedding book.

This is something we have done for years.  We thought it was time we started to make this a feature item for our weddings.

Your Engagement Session

 

Save The Date.

 

Your Wedding day.

 

Your Wedding Book.