Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ: Blog https://www.southstreet.photography/blog en-us (C) Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ [email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) Wed, 12 Jun 2024 21:37:00 GMT Wed, 12 Jun 2024 21:37:00 GMT https://www.southstreet.photography/img/s/v-12/u721883574-o275728341-50.jpg Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ: Blog https://www.southstreet.photography/blog 120 91 Conversation at a recent bridal show https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/6/conversation-at-a-recent-bridal-show 20220313_11215120220313_112151

We were at the GardenState Expo Center for a Bridal Show.  Excellent show.  Many couples attended. We had a lot of great conversations, including one in particular.

01920192 One father was looking over our work and said that our work was the best of the show.  I thanked him and we conversed a bit more before he left our display area.  Now, I know photography is subjective and our work may not appear to be "the best of show" to everyone.  There were several photographers there all with great work.  Several are friends who we respect and have worked with over the years as they need an extra hand. I take these things in stride.

004004 A little later in the show, the same father is back at our display with another person, what I would assume was the "other half's" father.  They were flipping through one of our books and discussing our photos.  I couldn't hear what they were saying.  One of them points to a few photos, looks at me, and says "You're old school, aren't you?"   Noticing the photos he was pointing to, I knew exactly what he was asking.  He was referring to the lighting in our photos.  Turns out both men are landscape and nature photographers, so they have some knowledge. 

0491 copy0491 copy I told them I "grew up" on film.  There was NO looking at the back of the camera to see if you got it right, you HAD to know you got it right before creating that image.  We continued discussing photography in general and wedding photography.  We finished our talk after a bit.

I like when a client has some knowledge of photography.  I feel they can see the benefit our booking us.  We are very good at what we do, and I believe it shows in our work.  I believe you can see that too.

If you would like to know more about why we could be your perfect photographers, you can schedule a meeting, either online or in person, or a quick photocall to get you started.

Here is the link to schedule your meeting or call  Click Here.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/6/conversation-at-a-recent-bridal-show Thu, 20 Jun 2024 21:45:00 GMT
What is a Certified Professional Photographer? Let's find out. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/6/what-is-a-certified-professional-photographer-lets-find-out craftsman_degree_logocraftsman_degree_logo certified-logo copycertified-logo copy Certified Professional Photographer and Photographic Craftsman certified-logo copycertified-logo copy

 These days, photography is practiced by anyone with a smartphone, but it's mastered by few.

When it comes to those once-in-a-lifetime moments—when you've got one shot at getting it right—you better make sure the person behind the camera is a pro. A proven professional photographer.

There's no greater proof than when the letters "CPP" follow a photographer's name. They designate a Certified Professional Photographer, someone who is putting in the extra work to stay above the rest. It assures you of this photographer's professional knowledge and experience, while also declaring that photographer as one who has achieved and maintains a higher standard.

1. They possess a deep understanding of art, lighting, posing, and fashion, which combine to create images that reflect your unique style and tell your story as a collection of art.

2. With a CPP, you’re assured of consistency and quality in every shot, ensuring that your precious memories are preserved in the best possible way. Their dedication to customer service and satisfaction means they go the extra mile to deliver images that exceed expectations.

Just about anyone can take a good picture every now and then. But when life's biggest moments are unfolding and there's just one chance to capture that perfect memory, don't risk it. Entrust your photography needs to a Certified Professional Photographer and see the difference for yourself. See the Difference Certified Professional Photographers Make.

Consistency. CPPs know how to achieve great results—every time. You get a strong collection of images that tell your story, not a few lucky snapshots, and you will work with someone who knows how to produce a quality image under any circumstances.

 Technical Skills. CPPs are more than picture takers. They are students of art, lighting, posing, fashion, and even interior design. They combine these elements to create images that fit your unique style and become works of art you will treasure for generations.

 Unique Artistry. CPPs have the skills to create unique, customized works of art—not cookie-cutter pictures. They follow an artistic vision. It’s your story captured as a collection of art.

  Professionalism. When you hire a CPP, you know you're getting someone who is willing to go the extra mile to deliver the best possible images.

They are business owners who thrive on customer service and satisfaction, and they continuously aim to produce products that exceed your—and their—best expectations. These images are keepsakes whose stories you'll tell time and time again and treasure forever.

Photographic Craftsman

The Photographic Craftsman degree is awarded by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) to photographers who have made significant contributions to the industry. Recipients earn this honor through service as speakers, authors, or mentors. 

It’s not just a piece of paper; it signifies excellence and dedication beyond creating images. 

I received my Craftsman's Degree several years ago.  I would often teach locally, throughout my home state and for a number of years at a PPA affiliate school, MARS, The Mid-Atlantic regional School.

Lauren is a Certified Professional Photographer Candidate, working to earn her CPP.

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/6/what-is-a-certified-professional-photographer-lets-find-out Mon, 17 Jun 2024 21:45:00 GMT
Helped a friend with a wedding. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/6/helped-a-friend-with-a-wedding From time to time, Lauren and I help our photography friends with their weddings.  There is a local photographer we help occasionally, and a photographer in Delaware we also help when she needs.

Recently I drove to Delaware to help our friend Erica of Erica Beck Photography.  We photographed a wedding for a friend of hers. 

Working with my friend Erica is always fun.  We met a number of years back at the photography school and we became fast friends.  As is typical among our group of photographers, we help each other in several way whenever possible.
As it turned out the wedding ceremony and reception were at The Atlantic Hotel in Berlin, Maryland, which was the hotel use in the movie "Runaway Bride" with Julia Roberts and Richards Gere and others.  The happens to be a room referred to as the "Richard Gere room" as it was his room during filming.  So, now I have to rewatch the movie to check it out.

The hotel had a number of great photos ops. _JPM0346 (1)_JPM0346 (1)   Here is one of them.  Staircases can make for great photos and interesting angles. 

I hope you enjoyed my story.  I wish I had more photos to share.  Since this wasn't my wedding, I only have this one.  I can transfer photos to my phone for editing and this was the one I chose.  There are many great photo from the day.   

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/6/helped-a-friend-with-a-wedding Thu, 13 Jun 2024 14:30:00 GMT
Photography program with Rick Ferro and Rick Friedman https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/6/photography-program-with-rick-ferro-and-rick-friedman Recently I had to opportunity to go to a photography program and study/help out with amazing, nationally known award-winning photographers.

Rick Ferro, who is a Disney photographer.  Rick Friedman who works with Celebrities, from actor, politicians and more.

We worked with studio portraits, location portraits, brides and groom models, and teen models.

We had a great day, I was able to catch up with Rick Ferro, who I hadn't seen in a while and meet Rick Friedman, a great guy, by the way.

The event was held at T&F camera in Vineland, NJ.  A camera store and more.  The store has a portrait, area behind the building with all sorts of setting.  Old truck, a school bus, and several home-built photography areas.  A great day.

Here are a few photos for your viewing pleasure.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/6/photography-program-with-rick-ferro-and-rick-friedman Mon, 10 Jun 2024 14:00:00 GMT
One of the funniest things I have heard a bride say on her wedding day. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/6/one-of-the-funniest-things-i-have-heard-a-bride-say-on-her-wedding-day 04420442 One of the funniest things I have heard a bride say on her wedding day.

As we were photographing the marriage license and Ketubah signing, at the conclusion, the Cantor announces, "Congratulations, you are officially married."

The bride blurts out "OH, SH!!    OOPS."

OMG. We all laughed out loud.  The couple will have a funny story to tell their kids one day.

I Love my job!
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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/6/one-of-the-funniest-things-i-have-heard-a-bride-say-on-her-wedding-day Thu, 06 Jun 2024 14:30:00 GMT
Something that happens when we photograph a wedding. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/6/something-that-happens-when-we-photograph-a-wedding 0337-20337-2 Lauren and I have been a team for a long time.  We work well together and usually know where the other is so we're not in each other photos.  Occasionally, we catch the other in the background, inadvertently.  

This was one of those times.  I was on one side of the door and Lauren on the other.  She peeked around to see if I was done or about the change the pose.  

It happens and usually make me laugh when I see the photo when reviewing the photos from the day.

Look over the groom shoulder.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/6/something-that-happens-when-we-photograph-a-wedding Mon, 03 Jun 2024 14:30:00 GMT
Another engagement session. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/5/another-engagement-session This was an "End of the year" engagement session, for lack of a better work.  They are getting marring in mid-April, and we wanted to get their session in before the weather got TOO cold.

We went to Sayen Gardens in Hamilton close to their home and a favorite place of theirs. 009009 054054 015015 024024 .

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/5/another-engagement-session Fri, 31 May 2024 18:00:00 GMT
New packages for 2024 and beyond https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/5/new-packages-for-2024-and-beyond 0156-Edit0156-EditSony A74 We have worked our packages and pricing to be more competitive in 2024.  We have enhanced our base package and created a NEW High Light Package.

Take a look at our wedding booklet HERE.

Any question, call or text 732-866-1709 or email us at [email protected]

Ready for a meeting?  You may schedule a meeting HERE.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/5/new-packages-for-2024-and-beyond Mon, 27 May 2024 13:45:00 GMT
Uplighting during your reception https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/5/working-with-up-lighting-during-your-reception 008008  

With the advancement in lighting technology, many venues include uplighting or your DJ can provide uplighting if your venue does not include it.

There is a fine line between being able to see the uplighting in your photos and overpowering your photo with a flash that you cannot see the uplighting or the uplighting "spills onto the dance floor covering your guests in colored light.

As professional photographers, we have to know that balance or how to get that balance.  Each room being different shapes and sizes make a big difference in the camera setting and if the uplighting is visible.  After all, the uplighting is there for a reason.  Let's be sure it is visible in your photos.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/5/working-with-up-lighting-during-your-reception Thu, 23 May 2024 13:45:00 GMT
I love an educated bride and groom. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/5/i-love-an-educated-bride-and-groom 05250525Sony A74

What I mean is educated photographically.  That they have some knowledge of photography.  These couples often book us because they can see the difference from our work to other photographers.  

The look and feel of our images is what catches their eye.  Often, we're told that they like our work, however, really cannot put a finger on exactly why our images stand out to them.  That's ok.  We know why and that's all that matters.

 

South Street Photography, Freehold photographer, monmouth county NJ photographerSouth Street Photography, Freehold photographer, monmouth county NJ photographer At a recent bridal show, we spoke with two different couples.  One was more interested in our lighting and how we set that up for various images.  The other could see a slight difference in styles from my photos and Lauren's.  Which is fine, also. We do have a slightly different styles which is one of the reasons we work so well together.  Our styles fit together perfectly.

 

Want to learn more about us and why we are your perfect photographers?  Follow this LINK to schedule a meeting.

See you soon.

 

 

 

 

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/5/i-love-an-educated-bride-and-groom Thu, 16 May 2024 13:45:00 GMT
I photographed a proposal https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/5/i-photographed-a-proposal 002002 I recently had the opportunity to photograph a proposal. 

The proposal happened at Deep Cut Gardens in Holmdel.  I received a call from Austin about 2 weeks prior to the planned proposal date.  He asked If I photographed proposals, of course, being a wedding photographer.  We discussed his plans and settled on a time on that day.  I arrived early as to not give away my reason for being there.  The park is a common place for photographers, either photographing the park or wedding and portraits.

057057 The day of he sent me a selfie, so I know who I was looking for.  I saw them arrive and let them pass me while "taking photos of the park".  When they were far enough past me, I began to follow discretely.  As they walked around the park, I took several photos.  I was able to pass them as they stopped to sit on a bench.  I walked up the path took a few photos of the park and then them through tree branches.  I then walked back to a gazebo, took a seat on a bench to "review my photos of the park".  As I was sitting, they walked past me, since he didn't know what I looked like, he looked back and I nodded, to confirm I was his photographer.  They turned back and walked into the gazebo.  I got up and walked away so to not give myself away.  I watched as he reached into his pocket, I turned and began to take a number of photos, from a distance.  As the proposal was progressing, I moved a little closer.  As the proposal ended, (She said yes) he turned and wave to me.  She was surprised not only the proposal, but also the fact he hired me to photograph the event. 

088088 We created several mor photos as a mini engagement session.

a fun enjoyable experience and a great way to help the couple start the wedding planning.

Congratulations, Austin and Olivia.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/5/i-photographed-a-proposal Mon, 13 May 2024 13:18:47 GMT
I love my job. Could this have been timed any better. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/5/i-love-my-job-could-this-have-been-timed-any-better 05440544

Ok look really close at the upper left inset photo.  This could not have been timed any better.

Once in a while we just get lucky.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/5/i-love-my-job-could-this-have-been-timed-any-better Mon, 06 May 2024 20:45:00 GMT
What a difference a little bit of light makes https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/5/what-a-difference-a-little-bit-of-light-makes Flash ni flashFlash ni flash

Take a look at the above photos.  What a difference an off-camera flash makes in your photos.  The lift photo is without flash.  look at the eyes, especially.  The right image has a little bit of light tossed in for a little punch.  Notice the difference in the face and the eyes.

An experienced photographer knows how to balance the flash against the natural light.  

When choosing your photographer look closely at their work.  A little bit of light can make a huge difference.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/5/what-a-difference-a-little-bit-of-light-makes Fri, 03 May 2024 04:30:00 GMT
Creating something special for out Bride and Groom https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/4/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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/4/creating-something-special-for-out-bride-and-groom Mon, 29 Apr 2024 13:45:00 GMT
A few behind the scene photos. how we do what we do. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/4/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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/4/a-few-behind-the-scene-photos-how-we-do-what-we-do Thu, 25 Apr 2024 13:45:00 GMT
Our first visit to a newer venue. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/4/our-first-visit-to-a-newer-venue 07760776
We visited the Park Loft in Oceanport this past weekend.  Our first time at this amazing new'ish venue.  The Park Loft opened a few years ago.  The best way I can describe the look and feel, at least to me, is modern rustic.  There's an on-site chapel and gardens for photos.  An area for outdoor cocktail hour and more.  The reception room or magnificent with an upper level.  The upper level gives us a wonderful vantage point on the dance floor. 

Here is a link to photos from that visit: 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/4/our-first-visit-to-a-newer-venue Mon, 22 Apr 2024 13:45:00 GMT
I like mirrors https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/4/i-like-mirrors I like mirrors.  Anytime I see one I'll try to incorporate it into a photo.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/4/i-like-mirrors Thu, 18 Apr 2024 13:45:00 GMT
Wonderful engagement session https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/4/wonderful-engagement-session Lauren and I enjoyed a delightful engagement session with Samantha and David at Sayen Gardens in Hamilton, NJ.

For those seeking a picturesque setting, Sayen Gardens is ideal. It offers numerous photo opportunities and scenic vistas.

Sam and Dave were resilient despite the chilly and windy conditions, and we succeeded in capturing some wonderful photographs.

Here are a few photos for your viewing enjoyment.  Want to learn more? See why we are your perfect photographers? Follow this link.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/4/wonderful-engagement-session Mon, 15 Apr 2024 04:00:00 GMT
Are you looking for great photos or a great price? https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/4/are-you-looking-for-great-photos-or-a-great-price Us 2023Us 2023 That is the question.  We understand you wish to spend your money wisely.  Here are a few thoughts on that for you.  

We are solely photographers.  That's all we do.  We do one thing, and we do that well.  We can refer you to a videographer, however.

If you are passionate about your wedding day photography, then we suggest you look for a dedicated photographer.  One who specializes in wedding day photography.

South Street Photography, Freehold photographer, monmouth county NJ photographerSouth Street Photography, Freehold photographer, monmouth county NJ photographer A great deal could save you a few bucks, however do you know who your photographer will be?  Most time with a company that sells several different services, many only specialize in one of those services and not usually photography.  Often, they have a staff of photographers, one of which will be assigned and will contact you a few weeks before your big day.  No real relationship with your photographer.

With a dedicated photographer you book that photographer or photography team, as with South Street.  You may have met Lauren and me at a bridal show.  We will meet with you, either online or in out showroom.  We photograph your engagement session (included in your package), we meet with you prior to your wedding day to do a review and we'll be there for you big day, delivery of your photos.  The design of and delivery of your wedding book. 

2023 62023 6 A full-service experience with South Street.   From start to finish we are with you.  Any time you have a question call, email or text.  We respond quickly.   No need to talk to an office manager that may or may not have a direct answer or may need to find an answer. 

We have photographed over 1000 weddings and never a bad review. We have the wedding day savvy to deliver the photos you want.   Our goal with your help is to plan your big day so that you, your family, and your friends can enjoy the day, have fun, and come away with amazing photos.

05350535 Your total satisfaction is our promise.

CALL or TEXT 732-866-1709 or

Email: [email protected]

OR use our On-Line Scheduler to set up a FREE consultation, online, in person, or a quick phone call.

We offer military and first responder discounts.  Also, ask about our bundle option.  A great way to save on your wedding photography.

 

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) #engagementphotos #freehold #freeholdphotographer #freeholdweddingphotographer #ilovemyjob #NewJerseyPhotographer #NJphotographer #southstphoto #southstphotography #southstreetphotography #wedding #weddings https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/4/are-you-looking-for-great-photos-or-a-great-price Thu, 11 Apr 2024 20:30:00 GMT
Newborn sessions. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/4/newborn-sessions Newborn sessions are fun and a lot of work.  A session can be an hour or three hours.  That all depends on your baby.  

We understand your baby is in a new environment when in our studio.  Also, there are different noises and us handling your baby.  This could be stressful for you and your baby.

We try very hard to be easy going, flexible, you know, go with the flow types.  We never know how your baby will be while in our studio.  Some will sleep through everything.   Others will be more alert.  In a perfect world we would like your baby to sleep as much as possible.  We can make suggestions that will help with that.  

We suggest bringing a few of your favorite outfits.  We do have props but feel free to bring something for home. 

When you are ready for your baby's newborn session, we suggest within a week of birth.  Typically, during that time babies will sleep a lot.   Which is exactly what we want, however it doesn't always work out that way. It's one of those things that we nor you have total control over. LOL!

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/4/newborn-sessions Mon, 08 Apr 2024 19:30:00 GMT
Which one? https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/4/which-one I think it's obvious.   Which photo was created by flash and which using sun light?  I artificially create a "rim" light with a flash, however occasionally (not all that often really) we can do the same thing with sun light.  For the left photo we happen to be in the near perfect location to use the sun light.

We were at a hotel along the Camden waterfront with the Philadelphia skyline behind us.  Plus, we had a beautiful day in February.  We couldn't have had a nicer day.

Want to learn more?  Want to see why we are your perfect photographers?

Follow this link.

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/4/which-one Thu, 04 Apr 2024 18:15:00 GMT
Natural framing, What do I mean? https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/4/natural-framing-what-do-i-mean 0156-Edit0156-EditSony A74 124124Sony A74 064064Sony A74 034034Sony A74 What I mean: using the surroundings in a scene is create a frame.  Using tree branches around the subjects of the image to create natural frame.

I often use the phrase "I see things" when creating your photos.  Meaning I have a scene in mind or a look. 

I'm always looking at the background and foreground to see if I can create a scene.

Want to learn more?  See why we are your perfect photographers?

Click this link to setup a meeting, or phone call.

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/4/natural-framing-what-do-i-mean Mon, 01 Apr 2024 18:00:00 GMT
Should we add a wedding album to our package? https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/3/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 online meeting or a face-to-face meeting.  Whichever is best for your needs.  Or you can email us at [email protected].

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/3/should-we-add-a-wedding-album-to-our-package Tue, 26 Mar 2024 00:15:00 GMT
Our Venue Spotlight Page could be a huge help. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/3/our-venue-spotlight-page-could-be-a-huge-help 010010

Not too long ago we started to build our Venue Spotlight page.  The Venue spotlight Page is exactly that.  A spotlight on venues, catering facilities, photo locations, parks, and such.  We thought this would help anyone that was still looking for a venue or photo location find something they might like.  

The page has about 160 venues and photog spots throughout NJ.  Not every venue or location, just places we have visited recently.  As we visit a new venue to return to a place we have visited in the past we update that page or add a new place.  Check back for your venue or to search for a photo location for your big day.  We are here to help in any way we can.

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For your big day, you can rely on our years of experience, training, and wedding day savvy to create your perfect photos.

 CALL or Text732-866-1709 or

Email: [email protected] for our price and info booklet.

OR use our On-Line Scheduler to set up a FREE consultation, online, in person, or a quick phone call to get you started.

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/3/our-venue-spotlight-page-could-be-a-huge-help Fri, 22 Mar 2024 00:15:00 GMT
You download your wedding photos, now what do you do? https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/3/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.  

Anyway, you now have your photo files downloaded to your hard drive.  Well, hard drives fail, and 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.  Place your photo on 2 or 3 thumb drives or an external USB drive.  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: [email protected]

  

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/3/you-download-your-wedding-photos-now-what-do-you-do Tue, 19 Mar 2024 00:15:00 GMT
What will your venue looks like in your photos? https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/3/what-will-your-venue-looks-like-in-your-photos As experienced photographers, we understand our cameras, and light and how to use them.  This makes it easy for us to show off your reception in its best light.  We often share our photos with your venue so they can use them in their advertising.

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

Check out our Venue Spotlight page HERE.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/3/what-will-your-venue-looks-like-in-your-photos Fri, 15 Mar 2024 00:15:00 GMT
Reflections https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/3/reflections Reflection's, oh how we love reflections.  Whether it's a mirror, marble floor, it doesn't matter as long as we can create the image.  Here are a few for your enjoyment.

Want to learn more about South Street Photography and why we are Your Perfect Photographers?  Follow this Link.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/3/reflections Mon, 11 Mar 2024 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/3/request-by-our-bride-for-her-wedding Mon, 04 Mar 2024 14:45:00 GMT
We have visited several new venues lately. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/2/we-have-visited-several-new-venues-lately 02940294
The Seaview Hotel and Swan Lake Resorts, both in Galloway are our latest new venues.  Our couple Jeff and Chrys got ready at the hotel and had their ceremony and reception at Swan Lake Resort. 

The Seaview Hotel is a large hotel with lots of photo spots.  The staff was helpful and friendly.

Swan Lake reception building is on the lake.  You can have your ceremony on the dock.  The banquet manager, Lauren could not have been nicer.

There are a number of photo spots around the lake.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/2/we-have-visited-several-new-venues-lately Thu, 29 Feb 2024 14:45:00 GMT
More from the fun wedding https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/2/more-from-the-fun-wedding Our couple, Liz and Dan, chose Adventure Aquarium for their wedding day venue.  The aquarium is on the waterfront in Camden NJ.  The waterfront leads to great photos of the Philadelphia skyline and the Ben Franklin Bridge.   Fun, easy going couple, they were.  Their ease helped make our day lots of fun.  Since we had never visited Adventure Aquarium, this was a new experience for us.  We had a great day and came away with lot of wonderful photos.  We even got to meet a penguin.

Here are a few for your enjoyment.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/2/more-from-the-fun-wedding Thu, 22 Feb 2024 15:30:00 GMT
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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/2/fun-wedding Mon, 19 Feb 2024 15:15:00 GMT
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Engagement sessions are a great way for us to get to know you and you to know us.  We often go to a location picked by our couples, because it's special to them.  

Some couples ask for a suggestion for a location.  It's really up to you.  We can go nearly anywhere you wish.


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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/2/recent-engagement-session-11-25 Mon, 05 Feb 2024 19:00:00 GMT
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Photography is all about light and how we see and use it.  Many times we'll be working at a location and "see" an idea or a scene.

This particular location was on the Jersey shore.  As I was checking out the house, I noticed the door frame leading out to the small deck.  The sun was lighting up the deck and the Adirondack chair.  Clouds in the sky.  I couldn't resist.  

 

 

 

 

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THIS is what I saw. Enough light in the room to give me a balanced (enough) exposure to see the shadow, her reflection, and detail in the back of the dress.  Yes, I lost some detail in the side of the dress due to the sunlight, however, that is part of the creative aspect.  I liked the "look".

 

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/1/all-about-light Mon, 29 Jan 2024 05:15:00 GMT
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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/1/a-few-of-our-favorint-photos-from-the-pat-year Thu, 25 Jan 2024 05:15:00 GMT
Published https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/1/published FB_IMG_1704062554468FB_IMG_1704062554468 FB_IMG_1704062547115FB_IMG_1704062547115 From time to time I'll work with Model Me Photography, a model group that gathers models and photographer together to create photo mainly for portfolio building and publication.  

I have been published a few times over the past few years.

Most recently from a session at Arcadia University a few months back.  

The sessions are a fun day working with several photographer and models.  This is Avery.  She is a regular model at many of the Model Me sessions and always a pleasure working with her. 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/1/published Mon, 22 Jan 2024 05:00:00 GMT
First look. The big reveal. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/1/first-look-the-big-reveal Whichever you wish to call it, we love to photograph them.  Always emotional, always fun.  

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/1/first-look-the-big-reveal Thu, 11 Jan 2024 13:15:00 GMT
Special post, A regular thing. This happens all the time. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/1/a-regular-thing-this-happens-all-the-time 05850585

When we're setting up a photo, Lauren will often fix the bride's dress or set the pose.  I'll set up the lighting and help with the posing.  Many times, while we're going through our process, I catch Lauren in all sorts of photos setting or fixing something.  Here are a few of our latest.  Sorry, Lauren...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Circled in red are the areas where you can see the light pattern.  Our bride's face, arm, dress, and around her waist.

This gives dimension and detail to the image.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See the following photo to see the difference.  Sorry her eyes are closed.  We didn't deliver the one to our couple.  I kept for this example, only.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/1/a-regular-thing-this-happens-all-the-time Mon, 08 Jan 2024 13:15:00 GMT
Unplugged wedddings, Our thoughts. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/1/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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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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/1/unplugged-wedding-our-thoughts Thu, 04 Jan 2024 13:15:00 GMT
Restoration work.... Bringing back the past. Another great holiday gift idea. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/1/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.

Click here

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) certified certifiedprofessional cpp craftsman engagement freehold j jersey john joho kuhn lauren mars new pacetti photo photographer photographic photography photos portraits professional session south street studios wedding weddings https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2024/1/restoration-work Mon, 01 Jan 2024 13:15:00 GMT
Attention to detail, the little things. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/12/attention-to-detail-the-little-things Example 1Example 1 Hi
I often hear at bridal shows or during a client meeting that a couple likes our work over other photographers, which is excellent.  They usually will say that they are not sure exactly what it is, just that they do.

I believe I know what it is that they like.

It's the attention to detail that we take in our approach to your wedding day photos.  It's the little things.  Hand position, Feet position, how we position your body. How to hold your flowers.  How to relax your body during photos and more.
 

 

One of those little details has to do with your head, yes your head.
 

 

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Which of the two do you feel has a nicer feel or a better look?  Notice the heads of our bride and groom in each example.  In the lower image of each example, we ask our couple to tilt their head slightly toward the camera.  It's a small thing that only takes a few seconds to explain or show.  

Things like this will make a world of difference in your wedding day photos.  

There are other techniques we often use.  More on those of future blog posts.

Want to learn more about South Street Photography?  You can set up an in-persom meeting, Zoom meeting or a quick phone call here: Click Here.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/12/attention-to-detail-the-little-things Fri, 29 Dec 2023 01:15:00 GMT
Fun Wedding day photos https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/12/fun-wedding-day-photos 08790879Sony A74 05920592Sony A74 Hi everyone.

Here are a few photos from a recent wedding.

The first one is from later in the day, closer to sunset.  Lots of color in the sky.  Easy pose for our couple and a wonderful sunset photo.

 

 

 

The second is from earlier in the day.  A "Dip" pose with our couple.  Same spot.  Different time of day.  Still a great photo.

 

time of day, location, lighting, and angle of the photo, all make a difference.

Speaking of the angle, the reason we decided on the lower angle was to hide the golfers behind our couple below the hill.  We were lying down in the grass to capture this photo.  Anything for the image.

Want to find out why we could be your perfect photographers?  Set up a meeting HERE.

We can do an in-person meeting, Zoom meeting, or a quick phone call just to get you started.

 

 

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/12/fun-wedding-day-photos Tue, 19 Dec 2023 01:15:00 GMT
Before and After https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/12/before-and-after EditedEdited I recently helped a friend with a wedding.  We were running into a situation where we would miss the sunset.  We grabbed a few photos and headed off to the reception.

It's amazing what a little editing can do.  The original is still a nice image, however, editing can bring out the colors.  Cropping can give the image a better look or angle.

What do you think?

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/12/before-and-after Mon, 11 Dec 2023 23:00:00 GMT
Another new venue, The Old Tappan Manor https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/11/another-new-venue-the-old-tappan-manor   We visited the Old Tappan Manor for a Thursday wedding recently.  Our couple, Ashley and Matt, were fun and easygoing. 

The Old Tappan Manor has a beautiful ballroom and gorgeous grounds for photos.

 

Here is a link to a photo gallery.  Click HERE

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/11/another-new-venue-the-old-tappan-manor Thu, 30 Nov 2023 18:30:00 GMT
Special Post, Holiday Mini sessions. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/11/special-post-holiday-mini-sessions 021021 020020 017017 018018 This is our third year for our Holiday Mini sessions.

Each year we replace one look with a new one.  This year we rebuilt our Hot Chocolate stand and added the snowball scene.  

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Next year we have a few ideas that we were thinking about using this year.

The sessions are $99.  That includes the mini session and edited files with 3 to 5 "Special" edits like you see here and the sessions are quick and fun. 

Your photos are sent by download link a few days after the session.  This year we have openings for December 8th and  16th.

Call or text 732-866-1709 or email [email protected] to book your session.

Ho, Ho, Ho, see you soon.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/11/special-post-holiday-mini-sessions Mon, 27 Nov 2023 15:11:20 GMT
Published https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/11/published Favorites 07Favorites 07Sony A74 Recently published.  Every now and then I'll attend a modeling event sponsored by Model Me Photography.

Once we submit our photos to Model Me, we can also choose our favorites for publishing.  It's always good to see my work in print.

 

The magazine can be seen HERE

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/11/published Tue, 21 Nov 2023 00:30:00 GMT
A recent wedding https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/11/a-recent-wedding 04350435Sony A74 04090409Sony A74 10841084Sony A74 We have worked at the Holy Cross Church in Rumson in the past, however, not as our photo location.

The plan was to arrive on the church grounds prior to the ceremony to create our family photo, bridal party photos, and couple photos. 

We planned our time so we could finish early enough to hide our couple before their guest arrived.  Our timing worked perfectly.  We got a lot of great photos and had a lot of fun with our couple, their family, and friends. 

The Last photo here is an image in front of the reception venue which they requested.  We typically do a "night" image at most venues.

Since it was a little humid that evening and I was inside an air-conditioned building, my lens fogged over, which I feel added to the image.

Interested in a meeting?  Want to find out how we could be your perfect photographers?  Go to our online scheduler or email us at: [email protected]
 

 

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/11/a-recent-wedding Thu, 16 Nov 2023 20:15:00 GMT
Something fun for your children. A Great holiday gift! https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/11/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 @ [email protected]

There are more of our Fantasy Portraits, HERE

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/11/something-fun-for-your-children Thu, 16 Nov 2023 13:15:00 GMT
Colored gel photographs https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/11/colored-gel-photographs One of our favorite photographs at any wedding is a nighttime photo.  Typically in front of your venue or around the grounds.  We'll use the venue lighting or add our own to give your photos a unique look.

Here are a few from a recent wedding.  Enjoy.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/11/colored-gel-photographs Thu, 09 Nov 2023 20:15:00 GMT
Your engagement session. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/11/your-engagement-session 098098Sony A74 047047Sony A74 018018Sony A74 076076 Your engagement session is a great way to get to know your photographer and a great way to see how you'll work together.  Get a better idea as to their style and how they work with you.

Many couples often say to us as we begin their session, "OK, tell us what to do."  Most times we understand their trepidations about their session.  Nervous, not knowing what to do.

We get it.  That's where your trust in us to lead you comes in.  For some couples, we need to direct more.  Others, not so much.  We try to watch our couple and see how they are with each other.  We want your engagement photos to show you and your personalities.  Often we hear that our couples have never had photos done, only selfies.  So, this type of photo session is a new experience.  We understand the nervousness.  

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Many of our couples will pick the location for their session many times it's where they were engaged or a favorite spot they often visit.  On some occasions, we'll make a few suggestions for a location and our couple will choose.   

We enjoy our engagement sessions.  For us, we got to know our couples better and can see how they'll be on their wedding day. 

Let's call it a "prep session" for the big day.  Let's have some fun and get to know each other so you'll have an excellent idea of what to expect on your wedding day. 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/11/your-engagement-session Fri, 03 Nov 2023 19:15:00 GMT
A favorite photo to capture https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/10/a-favorite-photo-to-capture 06130613Sony A74 A favorite photo that I always try to capture on a wedding day.

Once the bride and her father pass me, I turn and try to get the groom's expression and emotions between the bride and her father walking toward the groom.  

Most times I can get it as you see here.  Occasionally I'll get the image with the groom to the side, which is still a great photo.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/10/a-favorite-photo-to-capture Mon, 30 Oct 2023 04:00:00 GMT
Fun wedding with a fun couple https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/10/fun-wedding-with-a-fun-couple What a fun wedding with a fun couple.  Joelle and Joe were easygoing relaxed and, not worried about anything.  All the planning was done and, the day was here.  

Their photos, ceremony, and reception were at Patterson's Family Barn in Howell.  A great location for a rustic type wedding.  

The day went off without a hitch.  Great photos lots of fun and smores at the fire pit towards the end of the evening.  What could have been better?

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/10/fun-wedding-with-a-fun-couple Thu, 26 Oct 2023 04:00:00 GMT
Working with poor lighting situations. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/10/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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/10/working-with-bad-situations Tue, 24 Oct 2023 00:15:00 GMT
Was it photoshopped or not? https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/10/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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/10/was-it-photoshopped-or-not Thu, 19 Oct 2023 12:15:00 GMT
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This is how we set up the photo AND how we test the light.

A little fun while we're working.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/10/this-is-how-we-do-it Mon, 02 Oct 2023 12:15:00 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/9/attention-to-detail-the-little-thing-that-make-a-huge-difference Thu, 28 Sep 2023 07:30:00 GMT
A recent wedding 9-1 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/9/a-recent-wedding-9-1 We had a great day with a great couple.  Perfect weather, also.  The venue Bogey's in Sewell, NJ was very accommodating.  We could not have had a more perfect day.  Here are a few photos for proof.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/9/a-recent-wedding-9-1 Thu, 14 Sep 2023 07:15:00 GMT
Interesting article for you https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/8/interesting-article-for-you 10 Best Wedding Tips for You Beautiful Brides of 2023 (msn.com)
 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/8/interesting-article-for-you Mon, 28 Aug 2023 13:45:00 GMT
Venue and photo locals https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/8/venue-and-photo-locals blog 11 2020 11blog 11 2020 11 On our website, there is a page for Venue Spotlights.  This page should be helpful when researching venues and photo spots.  Locations are listed alphabetically and the location will pop up at the bottom of the photo as you roll over each photo.

We hope you find this helpful.

Here is a link to the page:

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/8/venue-and-photo-locals Mon, 21 Aug 2023 13:45:00 GMT
Average wedding cost throughout the US https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/8/average-wedding-cost-throughout-the-us Here you go.  Here is the article.  NJ at the top.

Average wedding cost: Wedding planning tips for 2023 (msn.com)
 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/8/average-wedding-cost-throughout-the-us Thu, 17 Aug 2023 13:45:00 GMT
Special Blog Post. Our Anniversary trip in photos. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/8/special-blog-post-our-anniversary-trip-in-photos Hi.

_JPL6072-Pano_JPL6072-PanoSony A74 My wife and I took our 40th-anniversary trip a year late, (covid).  We went with another couple also celebrating their 40th a year late and a number of friends.  

We went on a Mediterranean cruise.  Seven (7) ports in nine (9) days, plus 2 extra days in Barcelona to start the trip and 2 days in Rome to end the trip.

The trip was a once-in-a-lifetime type of trip.  We visited places we'll probably never get the chance to visit again.

I came back with around 1500 photos.

Here is a link to the gallery if you're interested.   CLICK HERE

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/8/special-blog-post-our-anniversary-trip-in-photos Sat, 05 Aug 2023 23:44:35 GMT
We went to MARS https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/7/we-went-to-mars That's right, we went to MARS.  That's right M.A.R.S,  The Mid-Atlantic Regional School of professional photography.    We have attended MARS for a number of years.  I think my first year attending was 2009.  I even taught an introductory photography class there for several years,

This year we studied with Cherie and Dennis Hammon.  They are nationally recognized portrait photographers from Idaho.

We studied, lighting and posing techniques, and editing techniques.  We also had a lot of fun creating photos, hanging with friends we don't get to see that often, and making new friends.

MARS is our week away to refresh, regroup, and learn.  

Here are a few photos from our class.  Enjoy.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/7/we-went-to-mars Mon, 03 Jul 2023 19:15:00 GMT
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A few days ago, I had a conversation with a potential wedding couple.  Their first question was, “ What makes you and Lauren so great?”  I chuckled, not really understanding if it was a serious question or a comment on what they saw on our website. So, I ask if they wanted me to answer that or did they have other questions.  To which they said I could answer.

Now, I am not particularly fond of those types of questions, (what makes you better than photographer ABC?) because I don’t know what makes us great.

Anyway, I answered something like this:

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I don’t know what makes us great.  I do know that Lauren and I have been a team for many years.  Our style has developed over those years.  We are easygoing and enjoy what we do.  We have a lot of fun when we're at a wedding and that comes through in our style and how we work with our couples.  If we’re having fun, you will, too.

 

Our experience and wedding day savvy are a few things I feel give us an advantage, especially over newer photographers. I feel our work speaks for itself.  We know how to handle timing, large bridal parties, families, and how to get the photos you want quickly so you’re able to enjoy your day.
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We know what we need to do.  We know how to get it done and we can get it done quickly.  We can “See the scene” for our bride and groom portraits.  We can go into any location and quickly pick our “photo op” spots.  We can move through our posed and not so posed portraits quickly due to the techniques we often use.  Our goal is to get you into your cocktail hour on time so you can spend time with your family and friend and enjoy your reception.

 

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So..,, that’s what makes us “great”, I'd say.

Want to learn more about us and what we can do for you on your big day? Set up a meeting or a quick phone call HERE.  We could be your perfect photographers.

Or email us at [email protected]

 

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/6/what-makes-us-great Thu, 29 Jun 2023 13:45:00 GMT
Your engagement session https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/6/your-engagement-session 036036 Often we're asked for location suggestions for engagement sessions.  We can suggest any number of sites from parks, beaches, city centers, even a sunrise session.   It very much depends on your interest.  Don't be afraid to ask for ideas.  We are here to help and to make your experience with us fun, and easy.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/6/your-engagement-session Thu, 22 Jun 2023 13:45:00 GMT
The Atlantic City Air Show https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/5/the-atlantic-city-air-show I try to go to the Atlantic City Air Shoe each year.  The date doesn't always line up.  I was able to make the last one and hopefully this year, also.

This is something I like to do just for fun.  Trying to photograph a moving object zooming across the sky while holding a heavy zoom lens isn't easy.  It's a bit of a challenge.  The weight od the lens, the jets blasting by overhead very, very fast, all the while trying to frame the image.

Here are a few photos for your enjoyment.  

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/5/the-atlantic-city-air-show Mon, 29 May 2023 17:45:00 GMT
We are or, were off to MARS https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/5/we-are-or-were-off-to-mars Every May, Lauren and I attend MARS.  The Mid-Atlantic Regional School.  It's a week-long photography school held in Dewey Del.  We have attended MARS for several years.  We have friends that attend each year and we make new friends every year.

We'll be studying with Chneri and Dennis Hammon.  Two nationally recognized photographers.

The week is very intense and lots of fun with friends new and old.

Here are a few photos from last year's class.  Photos from this year to follow.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/5/we-are-or-were-off-to-mars Mon, 22 May 2023 17:45:00 GMT
Another Model Me Photography event for your enjoyment. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/5/another-model-me-photography-event-for-your-enjoyment Wings!  A fun session in North Jersey.  For a fashion designer.

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/5/another-model-me-photography-event-for-your-enjoyment Thu, 11 May 2023 17:15:00 GMT
Escape room photo session. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/5/escape-room-photo-session From time to time we work with a group called Model Me Photography.  Model Me Photography sets up photo medel sessions at various locations and venues. From those sessions, we provide the photo to the models.  We can use them in our portfolios and submit them for publishing.  We have been published several times from these sessions.

Here are a number of photos from a recent session at an Escape room in Lansdale PA.  Enjoy.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/5/escape-room-photo-session Mon, 01 May 2023 17:00:00 GMT
Recently Published https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/4/published Page 40Page 40 A few months back we started working with Model Me Photography.  A model photography group then runs model call events.  Several models and photographers gather at a location, occasionally with
a theme and we work with each model.  We submit our favorites to Modle Me and they submit to different publications.


Three of our images have recently been published in Meruem Fashion Magazine.

 

 

 

 

 


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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/4/published Tue, 11 Apr 2023 00:15:00 GMT
A Fantastic Save The Date Idea https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/3/a-fantastic-save-the-date-idea Need a great save the date idea?

Here it is.  Call today 732-866-1709

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

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) #blueheronpines #detailphotos #jerseyshorephotographer #jerseyshoreweddingphotographer #thebigday #theknot #theknotpro #windowlight https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/3/a-fantastic-save-the-date-idea Thu, 23 Mar 2023 13:45:00 GMT
from The Knot, 10 important questions to ask your photographer. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/3/from-the-knot-10-important-questions-to-ask-your-photographer Here is the article.  Feel free to ask us anything.

10 Questions to Always Ask Potential Wedding Photographers (theknot.com)
 

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/3/from-the-knot-10-important-questions-to-ask-your-photographer Thu, 16 Mar 2023 13:45:00 GMT
A type of editing style https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/3/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 [email protected]

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/3/a-type-of-editing-style Mon, 13 Mar 2023 13:45:00 GMT
One of our favorite images https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/1/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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) #blueheronpines #detailphotos #jerseyshorephotographer #jerseyshoreweddingphotographer #thebigday #theknot #theknotpro #windowlight https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/1/one-of-our-favorite-images Thu, 26 Jan 2023 14:45:00 GMT
How we set up our wedding day coverage. Time wise. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/1/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 the photos in one location and our couple is doing a first look and finishing our photos before the ceremony, which many of our weddings are, this is how we lay out the timing of our day.

Lauren and I arrive about three hours before the start of the ceremony (we tend to be a little early). We will split up.  She photographs one side and me the other.  Then we do the first look.  Sometimes we'll do the first look, first.  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.

013013 Then we get into group photos of 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 hours 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 nutshell that's a day in the life of our wedding day.  Our day is anywhere from 8 hours 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 [email protected].

 

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/1/how-we-set-up-our-wedding-day-coverage-time-wise Thu, 12 Jan 2023 14:45:00 GMT
Upcoming bridal shows https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/1/upcoming-bridal-shows We'll be at the following bridal shows.  Stop by and see why we could be your perfect photographers.

Saturday, January 14 Noon start.  Rutgers University Gym. New Brunswick

Sunday, January 29th 12:30 start.  Ocean Place Hotel Long Branch

Thursday, February 9th, 6:30 start. Jacques Caterers, Middletown

Sunday, March 12th. 12:30 start. Montclair University

 

  

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2023/1/upcoming-bridal-shows Mon, 09 Jan 2023 15:05:52 GMT
Some photo fun. Art work. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2022/12/some-photo-fun-art-work Playing with a few photos from the past year or so.  A little art work.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2022/12/some-photo-fun-art-work Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:14:56 GMT
A little fun time in photoshop. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2022/8/a-little-fun-time-in-photoshop From time to time, I like to pull several photos from various weddings and play around with them in Photoshop.  Add textures, change the look.  Play around just having a little fun with different techniques.  Here are a few of my most recent attempts.  Enjoy.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2022/8/a-little-fun-time-in-photoshop Mon, 29 Aug 2022 13:45:00 GMT
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We had an engagement photo session at Batsto Village.  I haven't been there in YEARS!  Anyway, we had a lot of fun walking around the village and hitting different spots for photos.  The weather was great.  Perfect place for an engagement session.  A few photos for your enjoyment.

 

 

 

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2022/4/a-recent-engagement-session Tue, 12 Apr 2022 15:18:52 GMT
Red Bank Catholic High School Play https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2022/3/red-bank-catholic-high-school-play Well, this was a lot of fun for so many reasons.  We had the opportunity to photograph RBC's high school play.  One of our past brides (from many years ago), contacted us about photographing the play.  They haven't had their play photographed in several years and she thought since her daughter was the lead we could photograph the play this year.  Hopefully, this will set us up for future years.

The play was the Little Mermaid.  Very enjoyable to the point I almost forgot why I was there.  We came away RBC Play (68)_resizeRBC Play (68)_resize RBC Play (97)_resizeRBC Play (97)_resize RBC Play (215)_resizeRBC Play (215)_resize RBC Play (230)_resizeRBC Play (230)_resize RBC Play (260)_resizeRBC Play (260)_resize RBC Play (421)_resizeRBC Play (421)_resize RBC Play (451)_resizeRBC Play (451)_resize RBC Play (279)_resizeRBC Play (279)_resize RBC Play (464)_resizeRBC Play (464)_resize RBC Play (468)_resizeRBC Play (468)_resize RBC Play (591)_resizeRBC Play (591)_resize RBC Play (656)_resizeRBC Play (656)_resize RBC Play (703)_resizeRBC Play (703)_resize RBC Play (680)_resizeRBC Play (680)_resize RBC Play (807)_resizeRBC Play (807)_resize RBC Play (986)_resizeRBC Play (986)_resize with lots of great photos.  Here are a few for your enjoyment.

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2022/3/red-bank-catholic-high-school-play Tue, 29 Mar 2022 23:32:48 GMT
Articles from the Knot on the average cost of wedding https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2022/3/articles-from-the-knot-on-the-average-cost-of-wedding 0055 copy0055 copy The Knot average cost of a wedding in the US.

The Knot does this annually.   A survey for the average cost of a wedding in the US.  Note your state.  The national average may be higher or lower than your state.  Don't assume 19,000 for the cost of your wedding if your wedding is in, let's say, New Jersey.

The average cost of a wedding in NJ is 47,000 compared to 19,000 nationally.  With that in NORTHEN NJ that cost is higher.

First Article on the average cost: Click here

Second Article on the average cost: Click Here

The average cost of photography nationally is 2500.  Our base package is slightly higher.  However, we offer more than most photographers in our packages.  Many items most photographers cannot or will not do.  Best to compare to find your perfect photographers.  

 

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2022/3/articles-from-the-knot-on-the-average-cost-of-wedding Thu, 10 Mar 2022 16:15:00 GMT
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Ok, So... Photoshop is full of functionality that no one person will ever master EVERYTHING, I believe.  I use Photoshop for what I use it for.  Occasionally I have some time I'll try to learn something new.  The past week I've been playing with double exposures.  One photo on top of, or blended into another.  Here are a few I've been working on.  I hope you like them.

Want to see more?  visit our Artistry page:Click here
 

 

 

 

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2022/3/playing-in-photoshop Mon, 07 Mar 2022 15:30:00 GMT
Recent wedding 02 19 2022 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2022/3/recent-wedding-02-19-2022 Lauren and I had a great day with Kenney and Megan.  Just a tad cold and windy, however, we were able to get a number of great photos despite the wind.  Kenny and Megan were troopers. A fun, fantastic day.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2022/3/recent-wedding-02-19-2022 Thu, 03 Mar 2022 15:45:00 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.  [email protected]

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2022/2/how-it-was-done Thu, 24 Feb 2022 14:45:00 GMT
Night photos and cool lighting https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2022/2/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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2022/2/night-photos-and-cool-lighting Thu, 17 Feb 2022 14:45:00 GMT
We're back from Imaging USA 2022 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2022/2/were-back-from-imaging-usa-2022 Imaging USA is PPA's (the Professional Photographer Association) annual convention.  This year it was held at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor in Maryland.

We haven't gone in a few years mainly due to covid and the location. I'm not a fan of flying, I'd rather drive. So, IF I'd have to fly, occasionally I'll skip that location.  I have, in the past flown to Arizona and New Orleans.  Just that flying is not my favorite thing.

Lots of classes and a large trade show, a wonderful image presentation.  Overall a good time with friends I don't get to see often.  Here are a few photos of the trip. 

We'll be using some new ideas in the future. Some ideas and techniques we pick up.  Stay tuned.

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2022/2/were-back-from-imaging-usa-2022 Mon, 07 Feb 2022 14:45:00 GMT
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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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2022/1/found-a-neat-photo-spot Mon, 31 Jan 2022 21:00:00 GMT
Same day slideshow. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2022/1/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 [email protected].

 

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2022/1/same-day-slideshow Mon, 24 Jan 2022 21:00:00 GMT
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Hi,  I've been working with Model Me Photography over the past several months. MMP sets up photographers with models for use in the models and the photographer's portfolios.

Always a fun day.  We get to mingle with models and photographers.  

Check out their Facebook page and Instagram:

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2022/1/published-again Sat, 22 Jan 2022 18:42:52 GMT
Same day edit. We've been doing this for years https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2022/1/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 [email protected]

 

 

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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/2022/1/same-day-edit-nothing-new-weve-been-doing-this-for-years Mon, 10 Jan 2022 21:00:00 GMT
Special NEW Packages for 2022 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2022/1/special-new-packages-for-2022 NEW packages for 2022

For 2022 we have put together two new packages.  The first is a Basic package.  No book included.  Simply Lauren and John for the day, your engagement session, download of your photo file with a print release.  The second includes a photo book.  

We are trying to keep things simple and easy.  The packages can be personalized to fit your exact needs.  Maybe you want a larger book or something for your parents.  Maybe you have no need for an engagement session.  Let us know exactly what you want or need and we'll create a personalized packager joust for you.

To see more of our work go to this link

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Interested in a meeting?  You can set up a meeting with our online scheduler.  In-person, zoom meeting, or a quick call just to get you started.  Follow this link.  

Questions?  Email us at [email protected]

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2022/1/special-new-packages-for-2022 Thu, 06 Jan 2022 21:00:00 GMT
December wedding with a special visitor https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/12/december-wedding-with-a-special-visitor We have a near-perfect day with Lindsey and RJ.   We had discussed the potential rain on their big day earlier in the week.  I assured them to not worry about the weather.  It won't rain, don't worry.

Oh, boy, did I get lucky.  No rain.  Overcast, but no rain.  We had plenty of time for photos.  AND a special visitor.  We were glad he found the time in his busy schedule right before Christmas to stop by.

Lindsey and RJ made our day fun and easy.  Lots of great photos.  Here are a few for your viewing enjoyment. Blog 12 18 2021 02Blog 12 18 2021 02 Blog 12 18 2021 01Blog 12 18 2021 01 Blog 12 18 2021 03Blog 12 18 2021 03 Blog 12 18 2021 09Blog 12 18 2021 09 Blog 12 18 2021 04Blog 12 18 2021 04 Blog 12 18 2021 07Blog 12 18 2021 07 Blog 12 18 2021 05Blog 12 18 2021 05 Blog 12 18 2021 06Blog 12 18 2021 06 Blog 12 18 2021 08Blog 12 18 2021 08 Blog 12 18 2021 10Blog 12 18 2021 10 Blog 12 18 2021 11Blog 12 18 2021 11 Blog 12 18 2021 12Blog 12 18 2021 12

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/12/december-wedding-with-a-special-visitor Thu, 30 Dec 2021 21:00:00 GMT
Recent wedding, rescheduled by, well, you know. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/12/recent-wedding-rescheduled-by-well-you-know Katelyn and Chris rescheduled their wedding three times due to covid.  They originally planned for the fall of 2020.  Pushed it back to December then January.  In January they kept it small.  Only the ceremony and dinner for a small group of family and close friends. 

Now, finally, they were able to have the reception they wanted.  We were at Perona Farms in Sussex County NJ.  We did more photos of our couple, families, and bridal party before the party.  With the crazy covid stuff over the past year-plus, Katelyn and Chris were able to part.

Below are a number of photos we believe you'll love.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/12/recent-wedding-rescheduled-by-well-you-know Mon, 27 Dec 2021 20:15:00 GMT
Recent fall wedding https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/11/recent-fall-wedding A few from Christina and Angel's wedding.  A great day with a fantastic couple.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/11/recent-fall-wedding Mon, 29 Nov 2021 20:45:00 GMT
A recent October wedding. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/11/a-recent-october-wedding THE perfect day for a wedding.  mid-October, beautiful weather.  Wonderful location in the EnglishManor and the most fun couple ever.

Ashley and Nick were tons of fun and easy to work with.  They were up for whatever we wanted to do.  Here are a few photos for your viewing enjoyment.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/11/a-recent-october-wedding Thu, 25 Nov 2021 05:15:00 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 [email protected].

 

 

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/9/time-for-a-church-wedding-day Thu, 16 Sep 2021 14:00:00 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 [email protected].

 

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/8/a-recent-wedding-album-design Tue, 03 Aug 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/7/a-recent-june-wedding Mon, 19 Jul 2021 13:30:00 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/6/engagement-session-fro-jennifer-and-jamie Thu, 17 Jun 2021 15:15:00 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.

732-866-1709

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/5/time-to-update-your-headshot Mon, 31 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/5/emmas-sweet-16 Thu, 20 May 2021 15:15:00 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 [email protected].

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/5/how-much-time-should-we-plan-for-our-photographer Thu, 13 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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
End of the year https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2021/1/end-of-the-year End of the year special  3End of the year special 3

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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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 [email protected]   or you could call or text 732-866-1709.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/12/holiday-portraits-final-days Fri, 04 Dec 2020 15:00:00 GMT
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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

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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 [email protected] 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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 [email protected] 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/11/holiday-portraits-not-much-time-left-call-today Wed, 25 Nov 2020 14:45:00 GMT
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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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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 [email protected] 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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 [email protected] 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/11/holiday-portraits-still-time Mon, 16 Nov 2020 14:45:00 GMT
Holiday Portraits. https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/11/holiday-portraits Nico 09Nico 09 Holiday Portrait Collections,
Call, text, or email to schedule. 732-866-1709 [email protected] 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/11/holiday-portraits Mon, 16 Nov 2020 14:45:00 GMT
Holliday Portraits https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/11/holliday-portraits Nico 09Nico 09 Holiday Portrait Collections,
Call, text, or email to schedule. 732-866-1709 [email protected] 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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 [email protected] 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/10/something-i-dont-get-to-do-often Thu, 29 Oct 2020 15:15:00 GMT
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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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2020/9/dresses-and-shoes Mon, 14 Sep 2020 14:00:00 GMT
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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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) #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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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 [email protected]

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) #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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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  [email protected]

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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.

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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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) #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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) #Bride #bridephotos #brides #detailphotos #freehold #freeholdphotographer #freeholdweddingphotographer #groom #groomphotos #grooms #ilovemyjob #jerseyshorephotographer #jerseyshoreweddingphotographer #married #newjerseyweddingphotographer #njphotographer #njweddings #Parkchateauestatesandgardens #sony #sonya7riii #southstphotography #southstreetphotography #thebigday #theknot #theknotpro #wedding #weddingday #weddingphotos #weddings #windowlight https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/11/recent-wedding-11-17-2019 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 14:45:00 GMT
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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/8/atlantic-city-air-show Thu, 22 Aug 2019 16:30:28 GMT
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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) #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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) #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
Ruby's Tuesday 7/30 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/7/rubys-tuesday

 

 

"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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) #blueheronpines #detailphotos #jerseyshorephotographer #jerseyshoreweddingphotographer #thebigday #theknot #theknotpro #windowlight https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/7/rubys-tuesday Mon, 29 Jul 2019 14:30:00 GMT
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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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/2019/7/a-recent-book-design Thu, 25 Jul 2019 14:00:00 GMT
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One of our favorite spots.  We hope he doesn't need to "go outside".

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) #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
Ruby's Tuesday 07/15 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/7/rubys-tuesday-07/15

 

 

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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) #blueheronpines #detailphotos #jerseyshorephotographer #jerseyshoreweddingphotographer #thebigday #theknot #theknotpro #windowlight https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/7/rubys-tuesday-07/15 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 14:15:00 GMT
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 [email protected].

You could also use our online scheduler by clicking here.
 

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) #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
Ruby's Tuesday 07/09 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/7/rubys-tuesday-07/09

 

 

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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) #blueheronpines #detailphotos #jerseyshorephotographer #jerseyshoreweddingphotographer #thebigday #theknot #theknotpro #windowlight https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/7/rubys-tuesday-07/09 Tue, 09 Jul 2019 14:15:00 GMT
Ruby's Tuesday 07 02 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/7/rubys-tuesday-07-02

 

 

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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/7/rubys-tuesday-07-02 Tue, 02 Jul 2019 14:00:00 GMT
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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/7/recent-wedding-june-21-2019-austin-and-adelisa Mon, 01 Jul 2019 19:00:00 GMT
Ruby's Tuesday 06 25 https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/6/rubys-tuesday-06-25

 

 

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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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 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.  

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

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) #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 Ruby had a fun week.  Although we are not Irish, we can pretend to be one day a year.


 

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

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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

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, 

Ruby's Tuesday.   
 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/5/rubys-tuesday-05-07-2019 Mon, 06 May 2019 14:15:00 GMT
Special Ruby's Tuesday https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/5/special-rubys-tuesday


Say Hi to Harley. 

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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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 RV7_6081RV7_6081 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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 [email protected] 

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

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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 [email protected] for more info or to set up a meeting.

       

 

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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 [email protected]

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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   [email protected].

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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 [email protected].

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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:  [email protected].

 

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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 [email protected] or use our online scheduler, Click Here.

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2019/1/a-recent-wedding-rachel-and-kevin Thu, 03 Jan 2019 19:15:00 GMT
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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) #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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) certified certifiedprofessional cpp craftsman engagement freehold j jersey john joho kuhn lauren mars new pacetti photo photographer photographic photography photos portraits professional session south street studios wedding weddings https://www.southstreet.photography/blog/2018/10/what-make-us-different Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:45:00 GMT
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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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:  [email protected]

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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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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[email protected] (Wedding Photographer in Freehold, NJ) 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.