JargaPix Photography: Blog https://www.jargapix.com/blog en-us (C) JargaPix Photography 2021 john@jargapix.com (JargaPix Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:31:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:31:00 GMT https://www.jargapix.com/img/s/v-12/u17319967-o1061821032-50.jpg JargaPix Photography: Blog https://www.jargapix.com/blog 80 120 Clutch @ Crocodile Rock 12-30-2012 https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2013/1/clutch-crocodile-rock-12-30-2012 Maryland rock band Clutch performed at The Crocodile Rock in PA on December 30th, 2012. The PA fans had an infusion of NJ blood as well since the Starland Ballroom show had been canceled due to damage from Hurricane Sandy.

Guitarist Tim Sult had this to say about the show; "It's kind of sad that the Starland is closed down for the rest of the year, but honestly, I consider Allentown to be west NJ-maybe it's not physically in Jersey but spiritually, it's nj all the way." 

Enjoy some images from the show. If you'd like to check out the gallery click here "Clutch Gallery"

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john@jargapix.com (JargaPix Photography) Alligator Bar Clutch Clutch at Alligator Bar Dan Maines Jean Paul Gastor Neil Fallon Orange Amps Pro-Rock Starland Ballroom Tim Sult https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2013/1/clutch-crocodile-rock-12-30-2012 Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:20:31 GMT
Ataco, San Salvador Wedding Session https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2013/1/ataco-san-salvador-wedding-session Check out Alejandro & Regina's day after session today in Ataco, San Salvador.  We had a great time walking around the town and finding cool spots to  make pictures. All the walls and crafts you see are hand painted by the locals who were very welcoming and helpful. When some military soldiers came by to see what was going on....we incorporated them into the session.  Enjoy!

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john@jargapix.com (JargaPix Photography) Ataco Wedding Session Ataco, San Salvador Wedding Session Military NJ Photographer San Salvador Wedding https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2013/1/ataco-san-salvador-wedding-session Tue, 15 Jan 2013 06:46:17 GMT
San Salvador Wedding Part 1 https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2013/1/san-salvador-wedding-part-1 Enjoy a "long" highlight selection of Alejandro + Regina's San Salvador Wedding. Stay tuned for part 2.

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john@jargapix.com (JargaPix Photography) Destination Wedding Inter-Continental Hotel San Salvador Mint Salon San Salvador Wedding https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2013/1/san-salvador-wedding-part-1 Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:44:10 GMT
Bianca's Sweet 16 Portrait Preview https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2013/1/biancas-sweet-16-portrait-preview Bianca_Parisi_Sweet_16_portrait_previewBianca Parisi Sweet 16 Portrait Preview

 

Since we had a small snowfall before years end, I had a chance to spend a few moments with Bianca & her family this weekend in preparation for her Sweet 16 in the Spring. Here's a preview of our mini-snow session. 

 

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john@jargapix.com (JargaPix Photography) Bianca Sweet 16 portraits snow https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2013/1/biancas-sweet-16-portrait-preview Tue, 01 Jan 2013 18:40:35 GMT
Clutch @ Crocodile Rock Cafe Preview https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2013/1/clutch-crocodile-cafe-preview

 

I had a chance to photograph Clutch @ Crocodile Rock Cafe this weekend. Here's a preview from the Allentown, PA show which also included some folks from the canceled Starland Ballroom, NJ show. 

 

Keep an eye out for the rest of the images from the show.

 

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john@jargapix.com (JargaPix Photography) Allentown, PA Clutch Crocodile Rock Cafe Pro-Rock Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom concert rock https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2013/1/clutch-crocodile-cafe-preview Tue, 01 Jan 2013 18:07:33 GMT
Do you photograph Sweet 16 or Quinceañeras? https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2012/12/do-you-photograph-sweet-16s This is a question I get often during the year. The answer is, Yes, I do! I really like Sweet 16s, except for when I realize that my daughter, who is 4 as I write this, will one day be the girl wearing the poofy dress and dancing with...me. I go home and hug her tightly and remind her that she'll never stop being a little girl to ome. For that reason, I find it an honor to be chosen to capture this special moment in a family's life. It's a big responsibility and one I don't take lightly.

Here is a brief slideshow of some Sweet 16 & Quinceañeras I have had the privilege to cover.

If you'd like to see more images and complete Sweet 16 & Quinceañera parties click >>HERE<< 

I hope you like what you see and await your call when it's your turn to celebrate your daughter's coming of age. It happens way to quick so make sure you have someone there to capture the celebration.

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

JA

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john@jargapix.com (JargaPix Photography) Il Villagio Macallusos NJ Sweet 16 Sweet 16 The Brownstone Verona Park https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2012/12/do-you-photograph-sweet-16s Sat, 22 Dec 2012 20:19:26 GMT
Woodcliff Lake Manor, NJ Wedding https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2012/12/woodcliff-lake-manor-nj-wedding---stephanie-chris Stephanie & Chris had a fabulous, but scorching hot, summer wedding. Steph's smile and laugh radiated throughout the day. Chris had the groomsmen on lockdown...well, almost. :) Enjoy...

Location: Woodcliff Lake Manor, NJ

Bridal Atelier: JaeHee Bridal 

Hair Stylist: DK Hair Design

Makeup: Bare Escentuals 

Officiant: Reverand Lisa Bansavage

Florist: Bills Village Florist

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Thanks for stopping by. Until the next time.

 

John @ JargaPix
 

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john@jargapix.com (JargaPix Photography) Bare Esentuals Makeup Wedding Woodcliff Lake Manor https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2012/12/woodcliff-lake-manor-nj-wedding---stephanie-chris Sun, 16 Dec 2012 20:06:12 GMT
Ralph Lauren Baby Liam Holiday Photo Session https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2012/12/ralph-lauren-baby-liam-holiday-photo-session I don't photograph alot of babies, but when I do they are awesome! Liam turned 6 months old and it was time for his big moment in front of the camera. I think he did awesome! He smiled and giggled and really hammed it up when the time arose. His parents, Humberto & Lorena, who own Lorena's Restaurant were great hosts allowing me into their home to capture the special moments and they kept Liam smiling and laughing.  He was dressed head to toe in Ralph Lauren and wore it quite well. 

Here are some images from the shoot. Enjoy.

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Thank you Campos family and thank you Liam for being awesome! I can't wait to see you when you turn 1!

 

John @ JargaPix

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john@jargapix.com (JargaPix Photography) Baby Family Nikon D700 Ralph Lauren Sigma holiday https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2012/12/ralph-lauren-baby-liam-holiday-photo-session Sat, 15 Dec 2012 06:31:23 GMT
Sigma 35 f/1.4 for Nikon w/ Alexa https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2012/12/sigma-35-f/1-2-for-nikon-w/-alexa Sigma 35 f/1.4, window portraitJP2_7474

 

Those of you Photogs with kids can appreciate how hard it is to get them to take a normal picture for you. I bribed Alexa with sugary treats of deliciousness for this image. I didn't want a smile and she delivered. Daddy loves you very much muñeca!

This is the last of the Sigma 35 f/1.4 sample pics before my review. I have an event this weekend and will put it through some low light testing. Keep an eye out for my review next week.

 

Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Sigma 35 f/1.4
Settings: F/1.4 @1/250 ISO 200 

 

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john@jargapix.com (JargaPix Photography) Nikon Nikon D700 Sigma 35 f/1.4 Window Portrait https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2012/12/sigma-35-f/1-2-for-nikon-w/-alexa Fri, 14 Dec 2012 23:27:05 GMT
Sigma 35 f/1.4 for Nikon @ Rockefeller Center https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2012/12/sigma-35-f/1-4-for-nikon-rockefeller-center JP2_7152Sigma 35 f/1.4 at Rockefeller Center

 

Here's an image taken of the side of Rockefeller Center building. It was a foggy evening and I really dug how the fog and smoke from the building was rising and giving it a dark Gotham City feel while Christmas lights in the foreground add juxtaposition.

Camera: Nikon D700

Lens: Sigma 35 f/1.4

Settings: f/2 @ 1/400 ISO 3200

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john@jargapix.com (JargaPix Photography) Gotham City NYC Nikon Nikon D700 Rockefeller Center Sigma Sigma 35 f/1.4 https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2012/12/sigma-35-f/1-4-for-nikon-rockefeller-center Thu, 13 Dec 2012 22:07:54 GMT
Sigma 35 f/1.4 in NYC w/ Zack & Alexa https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2012/12/sigma-35-f/1-4-in-nyc-w/-zack-alexa JP2_7147Sigma, "Sigma 35 f/1.4", Nikon, "Nikon D700", NYC, "Rockefeller Center"

 

I had a chance to test out the new Sigma 35 f/1.4 for Nikon this past weekend. I'm preparing a review on the lens but here's an image taken just outside of Rockefeller Center, NYC.

 

Camera: Nikon D700

Lens: Sigma 35 f/1.4

Settings: f/2.0 @ 1/160 ISO3200 

 

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john@jargapix.com (JargaPix Photography) NYC Nikon Nikon D700 Rockefeller Center Sigma Sigma 35 f/1.4 Technical https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2012/12/sigma-35-f/1-4-in-nyc-w/-zack-alexa Wed, 12 Dec 2012 21:39:50 GMT
Clint & Synndie {Engaged - The High line, NYC} https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2012/11/clint-synndie-engaged---the-high-line-nyc Clint & Synndie gave me a buzz and wanted to take some pictures in NYC. I asked them if they were ok with shooting in the cold weather and they said;"Let's go for it!" So we did. Here are some images from their session @ The High Line in NYC.

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As always, thanks for stopping by folks.

 

Me fui!

 

John @ JargaPix

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john@jargapix.com (JargaPix Photography) HIgh Line NYC Engagement Session https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2012/11/clint-synndie-engaged---the-high-line-nyc Sun, 18 Nov 2012 05:43:20 GMT
Katherine & Chris {Engaged - Rutgers Gardens, NJ} https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2012/11/katherine-chris-engaged---rutgers-gardens-nj Katherine & Chris had their E-Session the day before "Sandy" came to NJ. We had already rescheduled twice because of time conflicts and weather we weren't sure what the storm would bring so we had to make it happen. Luckily, they were both gamers and we rocked Rutgers Gardens!

It was a little bit cloudy...

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It didn't matter though because Katherine's vivacious personality lit up the morning.

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Chris was more the calm and collected type. They really compliment each other well.

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Katherine & Chris have known each other since grammar school, have been dating since high school and are getting married on their 10 year anniversary. Great touch! They enjoy going going to Red Bull Soccer games, hanging out with friends and family, drinking wine and watch movies and tv shows...not sure if they're into Zombies or not. I"ll find out next time we meet. :)

Check out some images of them being awesome...

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We went at the perfect time and caught some great NJ foliage.

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Chris knows that every man should fan is Queen with large leaves.

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Alas our morning was coming to an end and we had to go, but not before we found a Bamboo forest in NJ! Pretty cool. Check it out if you haven't. 

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If you'd like to see some more images of this awesome couple, click in the slideshow below. 

Their wedding promises to be fun and I know Katherine & Chris will be a blast to work with. Stay tuned for their wedding post. Coming in 7 short months.

Thanks for stopping by! If you like what you see show some love and like the gallery. 

 

Me fui!

 

John @ JargaPix

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john@jargapix.com (JargaPix Photography) NJ Engagement Session Red Bull Soccer Rutgers Gardens Wedding https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2012/11/katherine-chris-engaged---rutgers-gardens-nj Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:11:59 GMT
Joyce, Jose & Estevan on the Riverwalk Hudson Waterfront {Part 2} https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2012/7/joyce-jose-estevan-on-the-riverwalk-hudson-waterfront-part-2 I had the pleasure of capturing a musically talented family the other night on the Riverwalk Hudson Waterfront. You may remember Joyce playing her Viola to NYC last winter, if not you can view the post >>here<< . This session includes Jose's son Estevan. This cool cat is only 11 and is one smooth dude. This is one very musically talented family and they are all alot of fun to be around. We had some laughs on the Riverwalk while also looking cool. Check out the pics...

Father & Son Bass players

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Future Carnegie Hall performer 

Jose using his teaching skills to entertain the kids

I wish my jokes were this funny... 

Badass Orchestra Performers

There was a free show for the folks tonight

Gotta love the city view at dusk It was a pleasure for me to work with Jose and his family again. I can't wait until the wedding. I hear there's gonna be a few bands rocking it out that night. Stay tuned for those images!

Thanks for stopping by!

Me Fui!

John @JargaPix

 

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john@jargapix.com (JargaPix Photography) NJ NYC Engagement Session Orchestra musicians engagement session Riverwalk Hudson Waterfront Engagement Session https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2012/7/joyce-jose-estevan-on-the-riverwalk-hudson-waterfront-part-2 Thu, 05 Jul 2012 20:20:25 GMT
Anthony's Surprise Proposal to Raechel in Sinatra Park Hoboken, NJ https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2012/7/anthonys-surprise-proposal-to-raechel-in-sinatra-park-hoboken-nj I was contacted by Anthony's sister about his plan to propose to Raechel. She asked me if I thought it was a good idea to photograph it...my answer was of course; "Heck freakin' yeah it is!" I spoke with Anthony and he was game and impressively prepared. He had made a photo book of their time together complete with an image of the ring on the back cover to initiate the proposal. We devised a plan to put me close to the action. Here it goes...

I asked Anthony to meet me at Sinatra Park where the first met and walk near me while I was pretending to talk to a client. When they got close I hung up and asked them if I could take a quick picture of them to test my exposure while my couple arrived. He agreed and Raechel thought I was a freak. jaja

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Anthony then proceeded to take a book out of my bag and hand it to her to look through. It contained images from their time together. Cool stuff! Since Raechel knew I was there waiting for a "client" I was now able to float around and grab the moments. Still a weirdo though I was later told. 

Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, Surprise ProposalThe last page is reached and the ring comes out. The back cover is a picture of the ring and now it's on her finger...

Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, Surprise ProposalPhotogs live for this kind of emotion. We normally don't get a chance to be here.

Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, Surprise ProposalYes, that really just happened...
Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, Surprise ProposalLet's go have some fun.

Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, Surprise ProposalDId I mention it had just poured buckets and we waited it out to make sure we got the shoot in? We had to get some reflections in there.

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Thanks for the light Scott!

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Thanks for stopping by folks. Until next time...

 

Me fui!

John & JargaPix
 

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john@jargapix.com (JargaPix Photography) Hoboken Engagement Session Sinatra Drive Surprise Proposal https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2012/7/anthonys-surprise-proposal-to-raechel-in-sinatra-park-hoboken-nj Wed, 04 Jul 2012 01:24:18 GMT
Jessica & Andy's Wedding - The Fiesta, NJ https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2012/5/jessica-andys-wedding---the-fiesta-nj Jessica & Andy were married on Memorial Day Weekend. Seems like yesterday when they came to meet with me but it was back in 2010! Yes, Jess planned early and their day reflected it. Their Ceremony was at Our Lady of Grace Church in Fairview, NJ. The reception was at the newly renovated Fiesta in Woodridge, NJ. The bridal party and family members had tons of energy. Check out some images from their day to see what I'm talking about. 

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The Girls were already partying @ the Salon...

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Yes...it's Jack Lambert. Bride & Groom gifts. Awesome!

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Jess made jackets for her family.
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Sweet & Rocker style!
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Grandpa"Elie Esper Salon", "Handball Court Bridal Party", "Jungle Gym Bridal Party", Maurizio, "NJ Wedding", "Pittsburg Steelers Wedding", "The Fiesta in Woodridge NJ", West"Elie Esper Salon", "Handball Court Bridal Party", "Jungle Gym Bridal Party", Maurizio, "NJ Wedding", "Pittsburg Steelers Wedding", "The Fiesta in Woodridge NJ", West"Elie Esper Salon", "Handball Court Bridal Party", "Jungle Gym Bridal Party", Maurizio, "NJ Wedding", "Pittsburg Steelers Wedding", "The Fiesta in Woodridge NJ", West"Elie Esper Salon", "Handball Court Bridal Party", "Jungle Gym Bridal Party", Maurizio, "NJ Wedding", "Pittsburg Steelers Wedding", "The Fiesta in Woodridge NJ", West"Elie Esper Salon", "Handball Court Bridal Party", "Jungle Gym Bridal Party", Maurizio, "NJ Wedding", "Pittsburg Steelers Wedding", "The Fiesta in Woodridge NJ", West"Elie Esper Salon", "Handball Court Bridal Party", "Jungle Gym Bridal Party", Maurizio, "NJ Wedding", "Pittsburg Steelers Wedding", "The Fiesta in Woodridge NJ", West"Elie Esper Salon", "Handball Court Bridal Party", "Jungle Gym Bridal Party", Maurizio, "NJ Wedding", "Pittsburg Steelers Wedding", "The Fiesta in Woodridge NJ", West"Elie Esper Salon", "Handball Court Bridal Party", "Jungle Gym Bridal Party", Maurizio, "NJ Wedding", "Pittsburg Steelers Wedding", "The Fiesta in Woodridge NJ", WestWhere should we take bridal party pics? Why... In a kids playground of course!"Elie Esper Salon", "Handball Court Bridal Party", "Jungle Gym Bridal Party", Maurizio, "NJ Wedding", "Pittsburg Steelers Wedding", "The Fiesta in Woodridge NJ", WestThe girls movin' and shakin'..."Elie Esper Salon", "Handball Court Bridal Party", "Jungle Gym Bridal Party", Maurizio, "NJ Wedding", "Pittsburg Steelers Wedding", "The Fiesta in Woodridge NJ", West"Elie Esper Salon", "Handball Court Bridal Party", "Jungle Gym Bridal Party", Maurizio, "NJ Wedding", "Pittsburg Steelers Wedding", "The Fiesta in Woodridge NJ", West"Elie Esper Salon", "Handball Court Bridal Party", "Jungle Gym Bridal Party", Maurizio, "NJ Wedding", "Pittsburg Steelers Wedding", "The Fiesta in Woodridge NJ", WestLet's pretend that L is a M... Oh wait, there's Photoshop! "Elie Esper Salon", "Handball Court Bridal Party", "Jungle Gym Bridal Party", Maurizio, "NJ Wedding", "Pittsburg Steelers Wedding", "The Fiesta in Woodridge NJ", West"Elie Esper Salon", "Handball Court Bridal Party", "Jungle Gym Bridal Party", Maurizio, "NJ Wedding", "Pittsburg Steelers Wedding", "The Fiesta in Woodridge NJ", West"Elie Esper Salon", "Handball Court Bridal Party", "Jungle Gym Bridal Party", Maurizio, "NJ Wedding", "Pittsburg Steelers Wedding", "The Fiesta in Woodridge NJ", West"Elie Esper Salon", "Handball Court Bridal Party", "Jungle Gym Bridal Party", Maurizio, "NJ Wedding", "Pittsburg Steelers Wedding", "The Fiesta in Woodridge NJ", West"Elie Esper Salon", "Handball Court Bridal Party", "Jungle Gym Bridal Party", Maurizio, "NJ Wedding", "Pittsburg Steelers Wedding", "The Fiesta in Woodridge NJ", WestNo Grooms, Brides or cameras were damaged in the rain... :^D
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...as I said, it was one heck of a celebration! I'm honored that they chose me to tell their story. 

 

Until next time. Me Fui!

 

John @ JargaPix

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john@jargapix.com (JargaPix Photography) Elie Esper Salon Handball Court Bridal Party Jungle Gym Bridal Party Maurizio NJ Wedding Pittsburg Steelers Wedding The Fiesta in Woodridge NJ West https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2012/5/jessica-andys-wedding---the-fiesta-nj Thu, 31 May 2012 01:05:14 GMT
Don & Mistica's Absolutely Awesome Wedding! https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2012/3/don-misticas-absolutely-awesome-wedding I got a call from my buddy Christopher Atwood over at Absolute Events who said he had met with a very cool couple who was getting married. I work with Chris often and always recommend him to my couples who are looking for a rockin' reception. Chris DJs and MCs the night away and gets everyone into the fiesta! Check him out here ==> Absolute Events

Don & Mistica are a funny and vibrant couple who had their wedding ceremony @ Mindowaskin Park in Westfield, NJ. It was a great ceremony attended by family and close friends. The reception was held @ The Westwood in Garwood, NJ. Flowers by the Westwood provided the color in the reception. 

Their only request was to take fun pictures that captured the emotion of the day. Mission accomplished! Enjoy some of the images from this fun day...

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Thanks for stopping by! See you soon...

 

John @ JargaPix 

 

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john@jargapix.com (JargaPix Photography) Absolute Events Flowers by the Westwood JargaPix Photography Mindowaskin Park New Jersey Weddings The Westwood https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2012/3/don-misticas-absolutely-awesome-wedding Sat, 31 Mar 2012 22:46:47 GMT
Sherine & Robert's Wedding @ The Merion https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2012/3/sherine-roberts-wedding-merion Sherine & Robert are a pretty awesome couple who called me after seeing my work at a friends wedding. I was very excited when they told me the were getting hitched at The Merion because it's a very cool venue. We met a few months prior to do an Engagement Session @ Valley Forge National Park. I think it went rather well, don't believe me... check it out >>here<< :^D Needless to say Sherine was excited her moment was published and you know what, so was I.

The big day arrived and we were all ready! Here's a recap of their Wedding. I hope you enjoy it.

The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding PhotographyStomped_001 Shoes with coin taped inside, The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding PhotographyStomped_002 Wedding Rings, African King Wedding Ring, The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding PhotographyStomped_003 Orange wedding cake, The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding PhotographyStomped_004 The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding PhotographyStomped_005 Wedding Bridesmaids, The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding PhotographyStomped_006 Wedding Groom with Groomsmen, The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding PhotographyStomped_007 Groom with Groomsmen, The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding PhotographyStomped_008 Groom with Groomsmen, The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding PhotographyStomped_009 The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding PhotographyStomped_010 The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding PhotographyStomped_011 Wedding Details, The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding PhotographyStomped_012 Woman dancing at wedding, The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding PhotographyStomped_013 The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding PhotographyStomped_014 The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding PhotographyStomped_015 The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding PhotographyStomped_016 The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding PhotographyStomped_017 The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding PhotographyStomped_018 The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding PhotographyStomped_019 The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding PhotographyStomped_020 The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding PhotographyStomped_021 The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding PhotographyStomped_022 The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding Photography, African American WeddingStomped_024 The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding Photography, African American WeddingStomped_025 The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding Photography, African American WeddingStomped_026 The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding Photography, African American WeddingStomped_027 The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding Photography, African American WeddingStomped_028 The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding Photography, African American WeddingStomped_029 The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding Photography, African American WeddingStomped_030 The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding Photography, African American WeddingStomped_023 The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding Photography, African American WeddingStomped_031 The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding Photography, African American WeddingStomped_032 The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding Photography, African American WeddingStomped_033 The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding Photography, African American WeddingStomped_035 The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding Photography, African American WeddingStomped_036 The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding Photography, African American WeddingStomped_037 The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding Photography, African American WeddingStomped_034 The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding Photography, African American WeddingStomped_038 The Merion, New Jersey Wedding, Sherine &amp; Robert, JargaPix Wedding Photography, African American WeddingStomped_039

I told it you it was pretty awesome wedding. Thanks for stopping by folks! Until the next time!

 

John @ JargaPix

 

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john@jargapix.com (JargaPix Photography) Cinnaminson NJ The Merion Wedding https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2012/3/sherine-roberts-wedding-merion Thu, 29 Mar 2012 07:34:18 GMT
Current workflow and file Back Up System https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2012/3/current-file-management-and-back-up-system The glitz and glamour of covering Weddings and Events is exciting and delivers a great rush the day of...but after the cake has been eaten, the whiskey has been drunk and the thunderous DJ bass booms have gone quiet all that's left is the Photog and his full CF memory cards. What happens next is just as important as the moment you compose the frame and press the shutter. File management and more importantly the back up of the files can be pretty complex and expensive, but more on that later. I have read a lot of articles online and adopted a pretty simple straightforward system which has worked for me for the past 2 seasons. Thanks to all the folks who shared their knowledge online and I hope this post can help someone out there.

 

Here's a gear list of what I work with in terms of file storage.

Nikon D700s

Sandisk 16gb 60MB/s Cards (4) If I need more than this I have (4) 8gb 60MB/s Card

Lexar UDMA Card Reader

iMac 27" w/ 1TB Hard Drive and 16GB RAM

Vantec NexStar MX Dual External Enclosure

(2) 1.5TB 3.5" Hard Drives

Kingwin EZ-Dock 2

(2) 1TB 3.5" Hard Drives

Kingwin EZ-Dock

Western Digital My Book Live 1TB

PhotoMechanic

Lightroom 4 

Zenfolio (Use my Referral Code :^D : UJE-8PS-P8Z )

Carbon Copy Cloner

 

I currently cover between 50-60 jobs a year so I haven't needed a bigger setup than this. However, I think after this season I've outgrown it and have already found some solutions that will work when I update. This is a general and quick overview of what I use and what I do. I will make a more detailed breakdown if the masses request it :^D.

 

 

Here are some images of the enclosure when closed.

Vantec Nexstar MX Drive EnclosureStomped_001

 

Here's the enclosure open with 2 drives from 2011 that I removed. I installed new drives for 2012. Notice the Firewire 800 port. They don't seem to make this anymore. Weird. It's pretty fast but after this season I'm going Thunderbolt.

Vantec Nexstar MX Drive EnclosureStomped_002

 

The EZ-Dock 2 will house 2010 & 2011 drives. Their backup drives are already stored away and the files are all backup to cloud storage in case I lose both drives. This drive is USB 2.0. It's slower than FW800 but it's not my main working drive so it's OK.

Kingwin EZ-Dock2Stomped_003

 

I used to use this drive before I got the 2. I've regulated this one to 2.5" backup duty. 

Kingwin EZ-DockStomped_004

 

I picked up this nifty little NewerTech Storadrive Case from OWC. Pretty neat for keeping things organized on your desk.

External Drive StorageStomped_005

 

I use the WD My Book Live to back up my iMac w/ Time Machine. I set it up once and never touched it again. I got it because it's Ethernet connected and it's easy to transfer files from PC to Mac. I've ditched the PC though so now it's just a backup drive. It's cool because it backs up my main iMac drive and the space matches but I don't like that you can't partition the drive. I also backup my iMac to a cloud.

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Here's the full setup behind my iMac. Yes, there's 6 drives in total. The main drives are the most important to me now. I've gradually grown into this system but by the end of this year I'm getting a 6 Bay Thunderbolt Tower to house all the drives in 1 spot. They won't be RAID, they'll work as JBOD and 3 will mirror each other. 

iMac, Nexstar MX, WD My Book LIve, Kingwin EZ-Dock2Stomped_007

 

Looks kinda messy back there but the new iMac's keep everything neat in front. I can't wait until there are drives with no wires. 

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So, here's the system I use after I get home from a gig. 

  1. The first thing I do is import the files from the cards to my external working drive labeled JPix 2012. In order to do this I use PhotoMechanic because it's FAST! I shoot in RAW so this is very important for me. The faster cards and reader help out. 
  2. I then cull the images in PM and delete the ones that didn't make it. This is BY FAR the best feature for me in PM. I zip through 1500-2000 images and don't wait for any images to render. It's awesome! Saves tons of time. 
  3. I do another quick cull and then highlight all the images and drag them into LR4.
  4. LR4 opens and I choose Add to Catalogue because the files are already in my main drive. No need to reimport. LR4 will then generate previews from the files. This is very quick. Saves much time from importing within LR4.
  5. Once I have the files in LR4. I open Carbon Copy Cloner and copy the files from my Main Drive to a Backup Drive labeled JPix 2012(Backup) It basically mirrors the main drive.
  6. As CCC does it's thing I begin making Global Adjustments & edits to the files in LR4. I try very hard to get it right in camera so I don't have to make wild time consuming edits in Post. This is just making sure all the exposures and WB match.
  7. Once that's done, I export all the basic edited files to Jpeg and upload them to Zenfolio for backup #3. Yeah, it's not the RAW files but I have 2 copies and like I said, I try to get it correct in camera so I don't really need them after the initial edit. That's just me. Feel free to upload 40-50GB of Data for backup if you'd like.
  8. I then create galleries for the client to view and from there they choose their favorite images for the Album or products. Zenfolio will take their selection and export me a file which LR4 can read and show me their selections in a collection. I can then edit those RAW files further and make them print ready.
  9. During this whole process Time Machine is making backups of my iMac so if I ever have a drive failure, I just put in a new one and I'm up and running again after Time Machine restores my system to the way it was before the crash. Luckily I've never had to do this but you can bet it will happen, all drives fail at some point.

 

I think that's pretty much it. I could go into further detail but that's a story for another day. As I said so far it's worked well and the combination of my backup drives and Zenfolio have already recovered some files for me. I'm anxious and curious to see how the Thunderbolt drives will work. I'm reading their gonna be super fast which means image rendering and transfers will be  faster. Speed = time & we know that time = money and sanity in in this world.

 

 

Thanks for reading this and let me know what you think of my system or if you have any questions.

 

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New Album Company Added!! https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2012/3/new-album-company-added I'm psyched to announce that I've added a new album company to my line. As my business grows I want to be able to offer my clients the best choice of products. I still have and offer my previous model and have added this line to enhance the options. Here's a look at the new Album with a custom design by Dani @ My StoryBook Romance

 

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I can't wait to surprise all my couples getting married this year with this upgrade! Oh wait...maybe I just blew the surprise...



Thanks for stopping by!

 

John @ JargaPix

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Jose & Joyce's E-Session {Part 1} https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2012/3/jose-joyces-e-session-part-1 I met Jose 2 years ago when he called to ask if I could take some promo images for an upcoming show. He's a classically trained bass player who can also rock it out. You can check out a review of his CD here. Jose called me a few months ago and told me he was engaged. Enter Joyce who plays the viola in an orchestra. Yowza! She is stunning and talented. Do you sense a child prodigy in the making? I do! So here we have these very gifted musicians who wanted a snowy Winter E-Session shoot. The weather this year has been less than normal as you know. We haven't had much snow this winter so we chose the coldest day in December and went to Hoboken to grab some frames with NYC as a backdrop. They brought along their instruments and played some warming notes while we waited for the sun to set. Unfortunately, there was no snow, but it sure was cold. Nevertheless, they trooped it out and we had a great session... 

 

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Stay tuned for the Spring Session...

 

 

I'd like to give thanks to my colleague David Pun for helping out with OCF. Thanks again for stopping by!

John @ JargaPix

 

 

 

 

 

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john@jargapix.com (JargaPix Photography) Bass Photography Hoboken New Jersey Engagement Session Photography Jose & Joyce Engagement Session New Jersey Engagement Session New York City Engagement Session Photography Viola Photography https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2012/3/jose-joyces-e-session-part-1 Mon, 26 Mar 2012 14:49:59 GMT
Jessica & Andy’s Engagement Session https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2011/6/-J-e-s-s-i-c-a--A-n-d-y--s--E-n-g-a-g-e-m-e-n-t--S-e-s-s-i-o-n After a short hiatus, I have returned to post a flurry of events then “POOF” disappear again like a virgin on prom night… quick! What movie was that line from??

I recall that Jessica called me almost 2 years before her wedding and asked if she was calling to early. I lied and said, “No”. :^) Jessica and Andy stopped in my studio and we had a great, relaxed meeting. We touched on many topics besides their big day. I was super psyched when I got the call that I was their choice! They are a laid back, down to earth couple who are going to be so easy to work with and evoke that desire to go above and beyond your normal service.

Two years seems like a long time to wait but flash (Ahhahh savior of the universe) forward a year and it’s time for their engagement shoot. Andy courted Jessica @ Montclair State University and won her over with his dashing good looks and dream blue eyes (check the images…dreamy) so it was there that the photo session would take place. We walked around campus while snapping some images and talked about how cool Andy was & how lucky Jessica is…or was it the other way around? How about both are true. Here are some images from the evening…

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I’m pretty sure it’s illegal in most states to have a couple with eyes like these…

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Andy was shoing us the LightBulb dance. I think he plans on busting it out during their 1st dance…

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Sweet couple. I think they are gonna make it. :)icon_smile As we took this last image, we talked about how before they know it, BLAM! The wedding day is here! Funny how time flies when your having fun. Check out the video of their shoot below.

Now, for you photog blog stalkers out there, I know what you’re thinking…Damn, that’s some sweet light. Yes, we had a nice overcast day which yielded clean ambient light. Fill & accent light was triggered via Pocket Wizards Flex System. They are a pretty awesome system. Much gratitude goes out to Josh Lynn & Neil van Niekerk for their assistance in my growth as a photog. A special thanks goes out to my lighting assistant Michelle Edgerton this day & Point Break for that awesome line.

Until next time…

Me Fui!

 

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john@jargapix.com (JargaPix Photography) Andy Engagement Session Flex System Jessica Neil van Niekerk Pocket Wizard Product Promotion engagement josh lynn https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2011/6/-J-e-s-s-i-c-a--A-n-d-y--s--E-n-g-a-g-e-m-e-n-t--S-e-s-s-i-o-n Wed, 22 Jun 2011 00:13:38 GMT
Rain or Storm the shoot must go on! (Dan & Ana’s Day After Portraits) https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2011/2/-R-a-i-n--o-r--S-t-o-r-m--t-h-e--s-h-o-o-t--m-u-s-t--g-o--o-n--D-a-n--A-n-a--s--D-a I posted some images of Dan & Ana’s Wedding a week back and mentioned their awesome day after beach shoot. Well here it is! We had to postpone once because of rain but that didn’t stop us from trooping out in a small tropical storm on our last day in Mexico. We planned to capture some great images with the sunrise but due to the storm and overcast skies we just managed to get some incredible sunriseless images. It actually worked out better because we had a giant softbox giving Dan & Ana wonderfully even, clean light. Check out what I mean here…

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Thank as always for stopping by.

Me Fui!

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john@jargapix.com (JargaPix Photography) Beach Photography Day After Photos Portraits Wedding Cancun Mexico Riviera Maya The Royal https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2011/2/-R-a-i-n--o-r--S-t-o-r-m--t-h-e--s-h-o-o-t--m-u-s-t--g-o--o-n--D-a-n--A-n-a--s--D-a Wed, 02 Feb 2011 13:32:53 GMT
Cliffside Park Rec. Wrestling Tournament 2011 https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2011/1/-C-l-i-f-f-s-i-d-e--P-a-r-k--R-e-c--W-r-e-s-t-l-i-n-g--T-o-u-r-n-a-m-e-n-t--2-0-1-1 I love to capture sports! There’s so much more raw emotion in sports that it’s a nice change from Weddings or Events. Football mainly but because Football season is during Wedding season, I only made it out to a few games last season. When I was asked to cover CP Rec’s Wrestling Tournament again this year, I was excited. However when I got there I kept looking at these little kids and envisioning my son Zackery, who is 4 1/2 as I write this. My wife and I already agree that we don’t want him to play football, even though (Al Bundy moment coming) I played H.S. Football and threw 4 Touchdowns in one game and hold the school record for most TD’s in a season. You’d figure I’d want him to follow in my footsteps. That’s a big negative! I want him to use his head for thinking and school but I can already see that he likes physical contact, like his dad, and will most likely want to play… oh well.

Anyway, back to wrestling, I see these kids grabbing and throwing each other all over the mat and I wonder if Zack would like to participate. I also wonder how I’ll react to watching him pummel kids or get pummeled. Watching matches through a viewfinder gives me/you a deeper sense of what it takes to put on a tight onesie and trot out there and grapple with another human. Some of the kids look happy, some scared, but a rare 1-2 looked very intense & aware of what they were doing. Those are the kids that will go to States and whoop some butt! I’m not sure the real reason that parents let there kids wrestle. I think I’m going to do a survey @ the next match.

Check out some images of CP’s Tournament and let me know if I should let my son try out next year…

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Thanks for stopping by…

Me Fui!

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john@jargapix.com (JargaPix Photography) Cliffside Park Recreation Sports Wrestling Cliffside Park Recreation Tournament https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2011/1/-C-l-i-f-f-s-i-d-e--P-a-r-k--R-e-c--W-r-e-s-t-l-i-n-g--T-o-u-r-n-a-m-e-n-t--2-0-1-1 Sun, 30 Jan 2011 10:28:51 GMT
San Salvador Trip captured on iPhone4 https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2011/1/-S-a-n--S-a-l-v-a-d-o-r--T-r-i-p--c-a-p-t-u-r-e-d--o-n--i-P-h-o-n-e-4 Greeting folks, today’s post will be about my why you should trust your iPhone to capture your vacation memories & why/when you shouldn’t. In case you didn’t know, DSLR cameras are heavy! Well, maybe not little point & shoots but my cameras are big and heavy. I used to carry them around everywhere I went, but that novelty wore of pretty quickly. I now try to use my DSLR bodies as little as possible. I’ve had quite a few point & shoots over the years with mixed results. My latest camera got pummeled into submission by my kids and I am reluctant to buy another one until they’re a bit older. However, the underlining reason for not getting another one is that I carry a pretty darn good camera on my person @ all times. It’s my phone! The cameras in our phones have come a long way, yes, even you Blackberry Boy. They’ve gotten so good that I almost see no need in getting another point & shoot, but we’re not there just yet…

I needed to go to El Salvador this past November on a family emergency. I stayed in San Salvador, the capital, with my cousin and his family. I was about to buy a camera @ the airport because I wanted to get some images of my trip while I was down there. I was bringing along my big beast but knew that I wouldn’t take it everywhere. While I was looking at some Canons & Nikon units I thought about my phone and how good the quality was for certain environments, key word, certain. I decided to forego the new rinky dink snapper and go CommaniPhone! I was pleased with a good portion of my images but of course a phone, even an Apple one, has it’s limitations. If you know what they are then you can easily get away with your iPhone an a vacation or trip. So, let’s get into it…

Ready to board @ JFK – You can see a bit of noise as the iPhone in lowlight is not the greatest.

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IMG_0525 Spa timeIMG_0530 Probably the best Sushi joint in the world…I kid you not.IMG_0535 My cousin and octopus. Colors indoors in Tungsten light are a little harsh due to the flash.IMG_0536 Flash output can’t be controlled. That’s a big negative. IMG_0537 Sushi Boat. I turned off the flash but as you can see there’s a bit of camera shake. IMG_0538 My cousins and I. Camera needs a bit more resolution for groups of people.IMG_0541 Macro is decentIMG_0543 That’s a gigantic slab of Sushi! Notice the Orange skin tones again. That issue needs to be addressed in future versions. IMG_0547 My cousins workstation…IMG_0552 Preparing meat for a big barbecue. Shutter speed is automatic. That would be a great feature though!IMG_0553 Family Pic outside, outdoors with no fillflashIMG_0558 Center of Shopping Plaza in Cuscatlan. I added a polarizer filter in LR.
IMG_0564 Best Steakhouse in San Sal. A bit too much noise for my taste but it’s acceptable.IMG_0566 My Cousin and his coworkers. Pretty good detail for an evening pic with no flash.IMG_0567 Hen Soup with sunlight coming through window. Good quality in this environment. IMG_0569 Dead Hen…IMG_0570 Fresh Oysters on the way to the beach!IMG_0587 Very good resolution in daylight.IMG_0588 Breakfast of champions.IMG_0592 Love me some amaca.IMG_0604 There’s that slow shutter effect again.IMG_0606 Look at the color rendition. Very good quality.
IMG_0608 Infinity focus very good. Super sharp because of all the light.IMG_0610 Gotta make sure to shoot away from direct light avoid flare.IMG_0612 Used an Pro HDR to get this great image.IMG_0614 Low light is acceptable but still a bit of grain and banding.IMG_0619 IMG_0621 Sipping a $250 bottle of Rum & a $40 pure Cuban…IMG_0623 Did I mention adding FECIMG_0625 Lobby Entrance of the Hilton San Salvador  IMG_0628 Outdoor lunch time
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All in all, I’m pretty happy with the images I got from my phone. They can’t compare to my DSLR…

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Thanks for stopping by! See you soon.

Me fui!

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john@jargapix.com (JargaPix Photography) Mindless Rambling Opinion Product Review Blue Label King George V camera review canon Ceviche Cohiba El Salvador Hacienda Real Hilton Hotel iphone4 nikon D700 Oysters Pro HDR Pupusas Ron Zacapa Ron Zacapa XO San Salvador Sushi vacation https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2011/1/-S-a-n--S-a-l-v-a-d-o-r--T-r-i-p--c-a-p-t-u-r-e-d--o-n--i-P-h-o-n-e-4 Sat, 29 Jan 2011 10:51:51 GMT
Deandra’s Sweet 16 https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2011/1/-D-e-a-n-d-r-a--s--S-w-e-e-t--1-6 I received a call from a very energetic and happy mother looking for info about her daughter Deandra’s upcoming 16 Birthday. We had a great conversation and she had some wonderful ideas about her party’s theme and what she was going to do. I was very excited when she booked me because I knew it was going to be a great event. We first setup a portrait photoshoot in Saddle River County Park & a few by her H.S.. Deandra’s mom said that Deandra was a bit nervous but I didn’t sense that at all during the shoot. Can you see nervousness in these images…

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Deandra’s birthday came a few weeks later and it was super cool! My buddy Chris Atwood over @ Absolute Event Services took care of the music and lighting. Give him a buzz if your looking for entertainment packages. The fiesta was held @ Macalusos in Hawthorne, NJ. Great venue with great food and better service! Here are some of the images from her very special day.

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Thanks for stopping by!

John @ JargaPix

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john@jargapix.com (JargaPix Photography) Portraits Sweet 16 https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2011/1/-D-e-a-n-d-r-a--s--S-w-e-e-t--1-6 Thu, 27 Jan 2011 11:24:09 GMT
My 1st Commercial Gig… https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2011/1/-M-y--1-s-t--C-o-m-m-e-r-c-i-a-l--G-i-g OK. In keeping my New Years Resolution of a post a week AND not only pertaining to Photography. I give you this combination of storytime, techtime and phototime…

I guess it would be considered commercial. Here’s the backstory, *Storytime Alert* I covered an event for Temple University Alumni Club of NYC (scroll down to past events to see the images) last year when the Yanks Slapped the Phillies in the WS. My buddy Frank ‘The Banterer” Gallo went to TU and got me the gig. The images I took made it to the Temple Alumni Website and all was cool. Subsequently, they contacted me for another event which I covered and struck up a conversation with a dude who was checking out my new Nikon D700 body. He asked some fairly common questions about cameras and settings the likes of which I get pretty often, but then he busted out some more technically specific & complex questions about metering, lighting & file manipulation. I was taken back a bit but being a member of The DWF I was very open and honest to his questions and we talked for a good moment. He was grateful and asked me for my card. I thought nothing of it from there on.
Flash forward a few months and  get an email from a communications management company in NYC needing some headshots of their management team of 12 people. They wanted to know my rates. Honestly, I had no idea what the going rate was for that kind of gig, so I called my go-to guy when I’m in need of good advice, Mr. Josh Lynn. He helped me propose a quote that would be competitive and benefit us both, the company and me, not JL who shoots about 50+ Weddings a year and lights candles in his home with $100 bills. Great guy that JL, a bit grumpy but that’s for a different post. :Dicon_biggrin  Anyhow, they chose me over a few other people based on my work, quote and “ding-ding” my referral from the dude @ the Temple Event. I guess being nice paid off. I was pretty nervous but their creative team gave me an idea of what they wanted and then gave me free reign over the office for an afternoon. *Tech Alert* I used my D700 & 24-70 and 50 1.4. I used 2 SB-900s, both off-camera in iTTL commanded by the D700. Great thing that ability to control the flash output in-camera indoors. I shot the main 900 through the Lastolite EZBox Softbox & the rim light through a Honl Speed Snoot. The set-up worked pretty flawlessly indoors and I got some great images. Here are a few, but continue to read on for the cool part.
*PhotoTime Alert*
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They just sent me an email that the website had been revamped and images had been added. You can check them out here – TargetCast TCM & TargetCast TCM SVP.
I’m pretty happy with how they turned out. It gave me a different perspective on my photography and I got a chance to hang in Corporate America for a day. Cool gig but not for me. Although if I had to work somewhere that would be the place.  Did I mention that my Assistant for that day has a band? They are pretty awesome. You can check out their website @ InMusth & my images of their live performances @ InMusth Live.
Thanks for tuning in, until next time…
John @ JargaPix
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john@jargapix.com (JargaPix Photography) Commercial Events commercial headshots josh lynn nyc targetcast Temple University The Banterer https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2011/1/-M-y--1-s-t--C-o-m-m-e-r-c-i-a-l--G-i-g Tue, 25 Jan 2011 21:56:02 GMT
Dan & Ana’s Riviera Maya Wedding https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2011/1/-D-a-n--A-n-a--s--R-i-v-i-e-r-a--M-a-y-a--W-e-d-d-i-n-g Dan & Ana contacted me about covering their Destination Wedding last year. I was super excited to talk with them about it and ecstatic when Dan called to let me know they had chosen me to accompany them on their special day. The Royal in Playa del Carmen was an incredible hotel. The ambiance, food, service was top notch. Dan & Ana are a super cool, fun couple  and we had a chance to create some wonderful Wedding and day after images. Here are a few of the images from the Wedding Day…

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It was great writing up this post and viewing the images again as it brought back great memories. Dan & Ana treated me like a guest and were open and willing to ideas to get some great images. Stay tuned for images from the Day After Wedding…

John @ JargaPix

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john@jargapix.com (JargaPix Photography) Wedding https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2011/1/-D-a-n--A-n-a--s--R-i-v-i-e-r-a--M-a-y-a--W-e-d-d-i-n-g Sun, 23 Jan 2011 14:28:03 GMT
1st post of 2011 https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2011/1/-1-s-t--p-o-s-t--o-f--2-0-1-1 Hello Folks. It’s been a while… This is officially my 1st post for 2011. Thankfully, I was pretty busy last year and unfortunately with facebook being so easy to use, my blog suffered a bit of neglect. However, after seeing the Social Network, and looking over some of the posts from last year, I realized I like the look & feel of my blog a bit more than my cold Facebook wall. Therefore, I’m going to try make more of an effort this year to add content to my blog. Due to my self diagnosed ADD though, It can’t only be about my work & images. I will throw in some thoughts, product reviews, videos, family stuff, opinions and  may even attempt to throw in some personal and professional tips on stuff I think I do well. I figure, I am paying for unlimited hosting service, correct? There may be some bored souls out there who may actually even tune in and follow my mindless rants….well, then again…

So, are you still here?, as I sit here wide awake 3:20 in the morning with Alexa’s (my 3 year old daughter) arm across my forehead and barely clinging on to the edge of the bed as she methodically pushes my off, I start my New Year’s Resolution of @ least 1 post per week. I have about 20+ events from last year that need to make their way on here so I foresee a “best of” highlight coming shortly. How did she get in here again? I already brought her back twice! Well, the brightside is if she continues to wake me up in the middle of the night, I may keep my resolution…

Did I mentioned it snowed today? I mean since we’re talking about 1sts…

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Thanks for stopping by.

Me Fui! (I’m out!)

John @ JargaPix

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john@jargapix.com (JargaPix Photography) Information https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2011/1/-1-s-t--p-o-s-t--o-f--2-0-1-1 Sat, 08 Jan 2011 00:31:11 GMT
Tiffany’s Sweet 16 https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2010/4/-T-i-f-f-a-n-y--s--S-w-e-e-t--1-6
Tiffany Celebrated her Sweet 16 @ El Primo Restaurant. Tiffany looked stunning in her Fashion Fuchsia Dress. It was a special day and I’m happy that I was asked to be a part of it. Here’s a slideshow preview of her special day.

John @ JargaPix

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john@jargapix.com (JargaPix Photography) Sweet 16 https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2010/4/-T-i-f-f-a-n-y--s--S-w-e-e-t--1-6 Thu, 29 Apr 2010 17:46:23 GMT
Perezalonso Family Shoot https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2010/4/-P-e-r-e-z-a-l-o-n-s-o--F-a-m-i-l-y--S-h-o-o-t Luis & Susana stopped by JargaPix Studio a few weeks back and brought along their beautiful family & their wonderful Aunt. We had a fun time working with the kids. They are an awesome set of parents. These are some of my favorite images from the afternoon…

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As always, Thanks for stopping by my site! Talk to you in the next post…

John @ JargaPix

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john@jargapix.com (JargaPix Photography) Family Portraits luis perezalonso susana https://www.jargapix.com/blog/2010/4/-P-e-r-e-z-a-l-o-n-s-o--F-a-m-i-l-y--S-h-o-o-t Tue, 20 Apr 2010 13:02:43 GMT