I met Marissa back in 2012 when I photographed two of her friends’ weddings. I was thrilled when she called in 2013 for a wedding consultation. You may remember Marissa and Pat’s shoreline engagement session from last spring…well, they tied the knot at the end of April. I had an especially healthy case of the butterflies (the good kind) for this wedding because it was the first one of the season and I would also get to see lots of familiar faces (two former brides and grooms and lots of their families and friends, who I will affectionately will refer to as “The Bristol Crew”). It was a beautiful wedding for two kind and loving souls. Here is just a little sneak peek into their special day…
The day started out at Marissa’s parents home in Bristol. I love this shot below of her parents’ wedding portrait with her bridal gown in the background. My partners in crime that day were Brandi Cross (associate photographer) and Kassandra Cartagena (photography assistant). Brandi met up with the guys at Pat’s parents house in New Britain (more on that later).
Love Dad’s smile and the reaction of Marissa’s friend and bridesmaid, Sara, in the background. Sara is one of our former J.Fiereck brides and members of “the Bristol Crew. 🙂
Yes, this shot is out of focus, but it is actually one of my favorites from the day. The blurriness to me gives it a dream-like feel or perhaps it’s looking through the teary eyes of a mother of the bride as her husband gives their only daughter away.
At every wedding, I try to do something different (a pose, background, lighting technique, composition, etc.) at each venue. I hadn’t utilized this space before and was really happy with the results. Thanks to Kassandra for helping with the lighting on this.
Congratulations, Pat and Marissa!
Ceremony Venue: St. Anthony’s, Bristol CT
Reception Venue: Aria, Prospect CT
Bridal Dress/Designer: Bliss Bridal, Cheshire CT/Allure
Bridesmaid Dresses & Tuxedos: The Wedding Embassy, Oakville CT
Florist: Jayne Eugene Florist, Terryville CT
DJ: DJ Kurt Entertainment
Cake: Modern Pastry
Make-Up: Forever Flawless/Brittany Monico