Heather and Matt’s Real Wedding (Their Words / Our Photos)

***Updated with Their Story…***

When Jen and I heard that Heather and Matt were engaged, we were extremely excited for them.  Being a close friend of Jen, Heather immediately asked her to be in the wedding, and I no doubt assumed I would take the photos!  Then they said… we don’t want you to shoot it, because we want you to be a “part” of it!    I was like?????  I couldn’t be any bigger a part of it, by being the photographer!?  So after a long battle, I was able to convince them that I would actually try to put the camera down at some point and have a beer or two, (or 6).   We worked it out with Jacob and Anthony to work the event with me, and once the reception kicked in, I would step back (reluctantly) and spend some QT with my favorite dance partner!  Jennifer.  🙂  So that’s what I did.

We started the morning out bright and early at Heather & Matt’s Place.    Naomi and Angela performed the transformational hair and makeup for the ladies.  The wedding took place at Our Lady of Lourdes in Waterbury, CT followed by the reception at Villa Rosa, also in Waterbury, CTAnthony and Jacob headed right to Villa Rosa to capture the guests arriving while I rode with Jen and the wedding party around town shooting along the way.  We stopped off at a little bar for photos, street shots, and then off to a really cool park for wedding party shots.  I need to thank Anthony Jacob for all their hard work and amazing shots.  Heather and Matt are thrilled with the results of all their efforts.   Here are just a few of my favorites from the day.

Q: When was your Wedding?

A: 10-11-08

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Q: Who was your dress designer?

A: Lazaro.

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Q: Who Did your Hair?

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A: Touch of Gold.Studio1923 / Jerome BragaQ:Who Did your Hair?

A: Angela from SalonNaomi

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Q:Where was the Ceremony?

A:Our Lady of Lourdes Church
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Q:What part of the day do you want to do again and why?

A:The church, because that was just so special!

 

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Q: What characteristics of the ceremony made your event most unique to you two as a couple?

A: the priest that baptized me did our ceremony…

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Q:What was the most memorable part of your photography experience with Jerome?

A: It has to be the city shots, B-E-A-utiful

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A: Looking at my new husband and seeing the smile on his face all day long-it was the happiest day of our lives, and running across the street in with my husband in my wedding dress to capture a great picture! it was like being in a movie…. honestly, how often does that opportunity come around?

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Q:What was it like to have Jerome photograph your day?

A: He and his wife are some of our best friends, besides that he is an amazing photographer. I have never had so many compliments nor have i ever seen work like his, what talent.

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Q: What was the weather like, and was it what you hoped for?

A:the weather was perfect, the leaves were bright colors and the sun was still warm

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Q:Why did you have your wedding on the day you did?

A: the fall is the most beautiful time of the year!!!
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Q:What ended up being your favorite photo?

A: How can we choose? The church photos, the wedding party photos all of the above
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A: 200

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Jerome:  Mother of the Groom showed me a poster of a Soprano’s shot that she loved and wanted replicated for her with her “boys”

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Q:What was the funniest thing that your remember happening?

A: Ummmmmm….

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Q: Who was the band?

A: In Transit

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Jerome:  Me and Jennifer!

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Q: Any advice to offer new brides and grooms to-be?

A: Everyone will ask who the heck the photographer was, he is like no other! be prepared to cry when you get your pictures, they are that good, he captures true feelings and he has brilliant ideas

Robin - January 29, 2009 - 12:08 pm

what a beautiful wedding!! I love your prep shots and those stunning bridal shots. What a knock out 🙂 Awesome job. Love the portraits too. Fun new posing 😉

Val McCormick - February 4, 2009 - 1:20 am

Beautiful wedding! I love the shos of her under the veil. Stunning! Looks like a great time!

Heather and Matt - February 13, 2009 - 8:46 pm

Dearest Jerome and Jennifer,

You guys are truly unbelievable photographers and friends! Matt and I absolutely could not have asked for more! Thank You for the beautiful job you did and for being such a great addition to the best day of our lives. See you soon…